A Different Nature

A Different Nature Mission Statement: A Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art
A Different Nature is a curatorial program of genre-defying avant garde music and spoken word that champions historic and modern sound art and spotlights, new, emergent experimental music and audio art generally not heard anywhere else.
The program's format provides the space for deep listening to pieces not confined to pop song lengths and shows are generally focused on an artist, school of music or discipline, record label or art movement.

A Different Nature is a collaborative effort of the ADN Collective, who each curate a show every week on an informal rotating basis, or a group show, depending on the subject at hand.

A Different Nature was founded in the late Seventies by Richard Francis, who fearlessly championed new music and the unheard Avant Garde. His programs went into exhaustive detail on individual artists, labels and musical disciplines. He also spearheaded many important events on the air, such as the 2001 and 2008 Dada and Surrealism festivals that dominated the airwaves for days on end and involved many in the local avant garde community as well as many KBOO programmers.

Richard passed away in 2009 but it's our hope to carry on with his mission of introducing listeners to unheard new music as a collective of his collaborators and listeners.

Long live Papa Dada!

Airs every Monday from 8 to 10 PM

Episode Archive

A Different Nature on 12/12/11

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico

On A Different Nature we will be playing Krol Voldarepet Knact Didáctico, group formed by Marco Antonio "Tzara" Godinez (Synthesizer Roland SH-1), Arturo Meza (String Synthesizer ARP OMNI and acoustic guitar), Juan Wolfang Cruz (Violoncello and electric bass) and Victor Soto (electric guitar).
Their music is described as a proyect of didactic music, collective improvisation of sounds and atmospheres.
The sound they made is a mixture of strange textures that at times it sounds spacy and psychedelic, being at times desperate and mysterious.
We will hear two reharsal recordings from 1977-78, and a live recrding at the Frederic Chopin Concert Hall, June 25th, 1977.

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A Different Nature on 12/05/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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Exploring 40 years of Meredith Monk's vocal genius.

Meredith Monk's compositions and vocals have been an influential force for more than 40 years.  Monk's multidisciplinary approach to her work brings rare depth to her art.

Musical America has named Monk 2012's Composer of the Year. They say that:

A Different Nature on 11/21/11

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Mon, 11/21/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Surprise Night hosted by Dr. Zomb

This week's show hosted by Dr. Zomb.   "Surprise Night"  Odds and ends of the experimental and avant-garde as they occur to me...   maybe we'll hear some ursula bogner (amazing discovery or delicious audio hoax ?),  maybe some terge isungset and his music played at sub freezing temps on instruments made of ice (in honor of upcoming chilly weather) and, in honor of thanksgiving, maybe the vegetable orchestra, who derive all their sounds from actual vegetables !   Call any vegetable !!!

 

We'll just see what happens...

A Different Nature on 10/24/11

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Un Drame Musical Instantane & the Grrr label.

Tonight we'll listen to releases on the Grrr label.. -- not the American label which releases Christian music, but rather the French label which has released some incredible music in the last 35 plus years. Mainly the label of  Un Drame Musical Instantane, who combined free jazz, rock, and modern classical  and mixed electronics with acoustic instruments in highly creative ways, Grrr also went on to release other excellent recordings by similar artists like Helene Sage, Bernard Vitet, Pied de Poul and more..   .  

A Different Nature on 10/17/11

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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Moebius, Roedelius, Cluster, Harmonia and more

Tonight on A Different Nature, in light of the upcoming performance of HANS JOACHIM ROEDELIUS, we will explore his music, along with that of his oft-times collaborator, DIETER MOEBIUS. After being a part of the avant-garde group KLUSTER with CONRAD SCHNITZLER in 1969, they formed CLUSTER, in 1971, and went on to create a proto-type of the ambient electronic music still heard today. Not only will we hear KLUSTER and CLUSTER, but also HARMONIA, which included Michael Rother of NEU!, and some of their collaborations with like-minded artist BRIAN ENO. Here's a chance to listen to the pre-history of contemporary ambient electronica!

A Different Nature on 10/03/11

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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Electrogals Music Festival

This week's host, Dr. Zomb, will be joined in the studio by Heather Perkins and Christi Denton from the upcoming "Electrogals - Girls Gone Wired" music and art festival, taking place at Disjecta, October 10th  - 15th .  We'll talk about the event and listen to some work by those involved.

Disjecta is located at 8731 N. Interstate, in Portland. Electrogals will present five days of music, sound installations, videos, and live concerts.   Artists include Stephanie Rearick, Natasha Kmeto, Sylvia Hackathorn, Bonnie Miksch, Cheetah Finesse, Tender Forever, Briana Marela, Momilani Ramstrum, and Pamela Z.  For a complete schedule, go to:  www.electrogals.org/oct11.php

A Different Nature on 09/26/11

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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dutch Ambient and Soundscape artist Arno Peeters

This week on A Different Nature, we feature Dutch Ambient and Soundscape artist Arno Peeters.

A Different Nature on 09/19/11

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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ding dong ding dong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Xgkf2YBnU

bellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbellsbells

Click on that link, turn up your speakers and walk away from the computer, do the dishes, look out the window, read your book...eventually, the effect can be like time travel. haunting...

A Different Nature on 09/12/11

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Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Join Rolf & Andy as A Different Nauture celebrates Stockhausen's birthday & 911

German modernist composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)

A Different Nature on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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John Cage birthday celebration

A Different Nature celebrates the birthday of composer John Cage, born September 5, 1912. Think of this program as a prelude to next year's madness. Throughout 2012 KBOO plans to present Cage features in honor of his centenary.       tonight's host: Andy Hosch

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Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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Mon, 08/25/2014
Dr. Zomb of Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura and Rich of Radio Lost and Found interview Negativland founding member Mark Hosler.
Mark called in all the way from North Carolina to discuss Negativland history, their upcoming show in Portland on the 29th, their upcoming new album It's All In Your Head and other mysteries.

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Mon, 03/25/2013

This time on A Different Nature, we delve into the program's past, and play gems from founder Richard Francis' own record collection.  It's KBOO's spring membership drive, so A Different Nature listeners will have the opportunity to pledge their support for the station during the program. We have special thank-you gifts to offer new or renewing members: copies of the CD "Hendrix Uncovered: New Music Inspired by Jimi Hendrix", donated by March Music Moderne & Bob Priest.

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Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

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Mon, 02/18/2013

 For forty years, the San Francisco Avant-Garde band The Residents have basked in relative obscurity, much of it self-imposed. Their earliest modus operandi had them creating works under their 'theory of obscurity', first coined by N. Senada, who may or may not be an actual person. One aspect of the theory is that a work is created with the intent of never releasing a work until every participant has forgotten about it - or something like that.

Another aspect of the Residents is that they've kept their real identity a secret for many decades, with a few people speaking on their behalf in a business capacity who may or may not be Residents themselves.. Hmmm..

We did, however, manage to get Homer Flynn, The Resident's creative director and visual Major Domo on the phone, while he was, uh, helping the band on the Eastern leg of their Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary tour.

Homer was more than generous with his time and lots of questions get answered, including a long-time rumour around KBOO's history.

But I'll let you listen to that yourself.

 

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3

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Mon, 09/17/2012

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3 / host: dj what the!@#%*! 

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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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Mon, 11/22/2010

Kathy, Dr Zomb & Rolf interviewed Edward Ka-Spel of the Legendary Pink Dots for A DIFFERENT NATURE. We conducted the interview at the Doug Fir a couple hours before they performed and aired it on ADN that night. Also thanks to Crystal for digital audio editing before the interview aired.

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A Different Nature playlist for 12/06/2010

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12/06/2010

(host: Andy Hosch) The first in a six part series focusing on the Conductions of Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris.  This series will continue on "A Different  Nature" the first Monday of each month. All of tonight's selections are from the 10- disc box set: Butch Morris: Testament: A Conduction Collection (New World Records, 1995) A complete chronology of Morris' Conductions with personnel listings may be found at his website: http://www.conduction.us/   Please feel free to send comments to me: andy@timbuktunes.com  We will be conducting an interview to air later in this series, so if you have any questions you would like to ask Butch Morris about Conduction, let me know. Thanks for listening.

Conduction #31, E I (4:30) 5/16/93

Conduction #31, E II (3:53) 5/16/93

Conduction #11, Part 1 (19:33) 12/18/88

Conduction #11, Part 2 (32:15) 12/18/88

Conduction #22 (47:24), 1/14/92

Conduction #40, E (7:59), 11/12/93

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 11/22/2010

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Legendary Pink DotsCasting the RunesAny Day NowPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsFifteen Flies in the MarmaladeAsylumPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsBlack ZoneThe TowerPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsThe Lovers part 1The LoversPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsPremonition 13Legendary Pink BoxPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsPoppy Variations 2Poppy VariationsBeta Lactam-Ring
Legendary Pink DotsRainbows Too?Plutonium BlondeROIR
Legendary Pink DotsAndromeda SuiteChemical Playschool 8&9Beta Lactam-Ring
Legendary Pink DotsThe Hot Breath on your NeckPoppy VariationsBeta Lactam-Ring
Legendary Pink DotsTorchsong/Cubic CaesarSecnds Late For the Brighton LineROIR
Legendary Pink DotsL'Oiseau RevePoppy VariationsBeta Lactam-Ring
Legendary Pink DotsApril's SongStained Glass Soma FountainsSolielmoon
Legendary Pink DotsVoicesAncient DazeBeta Lactam-Ring
Legendary Pink DotsCurse-The SequelLegendary Pink BoxPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsMmmmmmmmmmmmThe LoversPlay It Again Sam
Legendary Pink DotsThe HillAsylumPlay It Again Sam

Tonight on ADN it was music of the Legendary Pink Dots (who were playing next door at the Doug Fir by the time the show ended) and we even aired an interview we did with Edward Ka-Spell about an hour before the show began. Hosted by Dr Zomb, Kathy, and Rolf

A Different Nature playlist for 11/15/2010

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11/15/2010
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Igor WakhevitchNagualNagualFractal
Igor WakhevitchErgon/Mineral-Vegital-Animal/Homosapiens IgnorabimusLogos(Rituel Sonore)Fractal
Igor WakhevitchMateria PrimaDocteur FaustFractal
Igor WakhevitchCris pour les sabbats inrernaux et invocations des daimonsHathorFractal
Igor WakhevitchRites of the DollLes Fous d'OrFractal
Igor WakhevitchTaddy's Fruit GardenLet's StartFractal
Igor WakhevitchEau ArdenteDocteur FaustFractal
Igor WakhevitchGrand Sabbat LuciferienHathorFractal
Igor WakhevitchSpenta AramatiNagualFractal
Igor WakhevitchTenebresDocteur FaustFractal
Igor WakhevitchMonks in the SnowLet's StartFractal
Igor WakhevitchHenry the fool of the dollLes Fous d'OrFractal
Igor WakhevitchLicornes/Sang PourpreDocteur FaustFractal
Igor WakhevitchInitiation (2eme partie)LogosFractal
Igor WakhevitchDeleriumLogosFractal
Igor WakhevitchDanse SacraleLogosFractal
Igor WakhevitchPoint Omega(mort ou resurrection)LogosFractal
Igor WakhevitchRituel of the Master of the DollLes Fous d'OrFractal
Igor WakhevitchAmenthi(Attente de la seconde mort)HathorFractal
Igor WakhevitchAuroreHathorFractal
Igor WakhevitchCinderellaNagualFractal

Tonight we listen to the music of Igor Wakhevitch.  On top of composing music for Salvador Dali's 1974 opera "Etre Dieu," Wakhevitch released six records in the 1970s. The Swan's Michael Gira said of Wakhevitch "The most astonishing music I have heard in some years... Ominous and beautiful, then clamorous and Wagnerian," while a Pitchfork review of one Wakhevitch's records, "Docteur Faust," was titled "It Was the Strangest Record I Had Ever Heard."  While sections of the Dali Opera have been and will be aired on Desolo Vox Luna Theatrum, I thought it'd be nice to hear from those 6 albums released in the 1970s. These albums were also reissued several years ago as the 6-CD set "Donc" by the Fractal label. 

The orginal albums with year of release:

 1970  Logos (rituel sonore)

1971  Docteur Faust

1973 Hathor (liturgie du souffle pour la resurerection des morts)

1975 Les Fous d'Or

1977 Nagual (les ailes de la perception)

1979 Let's Start

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 11/08/2010

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Musica de CamaraUntitledColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Manuel EnríquezConcerto for Piano and Orchestra 2nd MovementAcademia de ArtesEMI Productos Especialeswww.youtube.com
Musica de CamaraConcierto de la VozColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Musica de Camara, Antonio RussekASA / ISO 100 21oColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Oscar Vargas Leal, David EspejoCromometrofonia No. 1Cromometrofonia No. 1Discos Paxwww.youtube.com
Manuel EnríquezIlapsoSociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.C.Discos Proawww.youtube.com
Manuel EnriquezPara AliciaCompositores - InterpretesINBA / SACM
Hector QuintanarConcierto para 8:Sociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.CDiscos Proawww.youtube.com
Hector QuintanarI. CadencialSociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.C.Discos Proa
Hector QuintanarII. PianissimoSociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.C.Discos Proa
Hector QuintanarIII. RondoSociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.C.Discos Proa
Musica de CamaraMaster PezColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Musica de CamaraMaster PezColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Musica de CamaraMascleta y FugaColeccion Hispano - Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea 6EMI Productos Especiales
Mario LavistaDiacronia (Cuarteto de Cuerdas)Sociedad Mexicana de Musica Contemporanea, A.C.Discos Proawww.youtube.com
Federico Alvarez del ToroOzomatli (maax, mono) 1982Compositores Mexicanos, Vol. 2Discos Pueblowww.youtube.com
Juan José TabladaEl Idolo en el AtrioPoesiaVoz Viva de México
Juan José TabladaTianguisPoesiaVoz Viva de México

Tonight's broadcast was dedicated to important Mexcan avant garde composers.

The group "Musica de Camara" (Chamber Music, Camera Music) presented recordings from the Hispano - Mexican Collection of Contemporary Music, Number 6.

Untitled, and ASA ISO 100, 21o (this last one performed by Antonio Russek) used exclusively sounds generated by photographic cameras. Voice Concerto uses parts of a poem by James Joyce. 

Master Pez is the same piece with two versions, one for harp, and treated harp, the other for organ, clarinet and flute; Mascleta y Fuga was composed using harpsichord with fireworks sounds recorded in Spain, with the collaboration of Samir Menaceri.

Manuel Enriquez, Hector Quintanar, and Mario Lavista, members of the Mexican Society of Contemporary Music, presented compositions from a record produced in 1973, under the same title and label; a portion of the back cover is presented on the bottom of this page.

Oscar Vargas Leal and David Espejo, students of Julian Carrillo played Cromometrofonia, a composition for Microtonal Harps built by Carrillo, on another album from 1973;  front cover is shown on the top of this playlist.

Oxomatli (monkey), 1971, by Federico Alvarez del Toro is a composition for orchestra, chorus and magnetic tape, based / inspired on the mating sounds of monkeys in the jungle of Oaxaca.

The poems by Juan Jose Tablada are part of the collection Voz Viva de Mexico, and include electroacustic sounds by Manuel Enriquez.

 Please follow the links to the right of credits to enjoy an example of this music, and perhaps find more..

Due to limited recording disk space, the first 80 minutes of this show can be listened at: http://laruletaradio.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/01-a-different-nature.m4a

A Different Nature playlist for 11/02/2010

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11/02/2010

Tonight's A Different Nature was a joint effort, celebrating as we were Dia de los Muertos - or Day of the Dead. This was a long-held tradition held by A Different Nature founder Richard Francis, who flew away from us around this time in 2009. Richard's Dia de los Muertos parties were legendary and I dare say, we at least tried and had one heck of a good time.

In attendance were Grace Marion, Christine Homitsu-White, Lyn, Andy Hosch, Rolf and I - plus numerous guests (and invited ghosts).

Andy, Rolf, Grace and I took turns at the board, selecting and playing appropriate songs.

Playlist (roughly, artist/track/album/label)

Antonio Zepeda -  Flor Blanca / Amerindia
Antanosy & Mahafaly peoples of Madagascar  -  Kalokalo / Dancing with the Dead  [Ellipsis Arts]
Seka Gamelan Angklung  -  music for cremation (excerpt) /  Kalokalo / Dancing with the Dead  [Ellipsis Arts]
 Asif Ali Khan  -  Rone Unaraa / Dancing with the Dead  [Ellipsis Arts]
Krzysztof Penderecki  -  Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1960) / Music from Six Continend 1992 Series [Vienna Modern Masters]
Goblin/L'alba del morti/Dawn of the Dead ost/Dagored
Goblin/Zombi/Dawn of the Dead/Dagored
 Na Margon/Death's Angel/Death's Angel EP/Bauta
David Bowie/Please Mr. Grave Digger/David Bowie/Deram
Les Vampyrettes [Holger Czukay & Conny Planck] - Biomutanten
 Current 93/It's Time, Only Time/Soft Black Stars/Dutro
Grateful Dead & Diamanda Galas  -  Dark Star / Litanies of Satan [excerpts, mixed with] Dark Star from "Rockin' the Rhein..." (1972, Dusseldorf)
 Sun City Girls/Funeral Mariachi/Funeral Mariachi/Abduction
 Coil/The First Five Minutes After Violent Death/Gold is the Metal/Threshold House
Nature and Organization/Wicker Man's Song/Beauty Reaps The Blood Of Solitude
Krzysztof Komeda/What Have You Done To Its Eyes?/Rosemary's Baby OST
 Ilhan Mimaroglu/To Kill a Sunrise: A Requiem for those shot in the back/Agitation/Locust
Zoviet France/Ram/Collusion
Red River Dave/The California Hippie Murders/Murder
 Diamanda Gallas/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/You Must Be Certain of the Devil/Restless
David Lynch and Alan Splet/In Heaven/Eraserhead OST
 Current 93/A Song For Douglas After He's Dead/Thunder Perfect Mind/World Serpent

A Different Nature playlist for 10/25/2010

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10/25/2010

"Wrecked Records"  Hosted by Dr. Zomb

Avant-garde pieces created solely from the use, mis-use, and abuse of vinyl LP's...

Thanks to Rolf for material

Playlist:

martin tetrault  kind of f.j.f.  turntable solos v/a cd  amoebic

strotter inst.  untitled  schlepper limited edition 12"

thomas brinkmann  untitled  max ernst@7 limited edition 12"

matmos  lift up your hat  quasi-objects cd  matador

milan knizak  comp. no. 5  broken music cd  ampersand

christian marclay  excerpt  record w/o a cover lp

c.marclay, erik m, dj olive  sept. 17, 2000  dj trio cd  asphodel

c. marclay, otomo yoshihide  suburbia  moving parts cd  asphodel 

c. marclay  maria callas  more encores cd  ReR

c. marclay  night music  records cd alp62cd

c. marclay  christian marclay  more encores cd  ReR

carsten nicolai  untitled  sonar endless loop 10"  noton

dennis duck  jingle  d. duck goes disco cd  poo-bah

milan knizak  comp. no. 2  broken music cd  ampersand

                      comp. no. 3 

thomas brinkmann  slide of the things  klick revolution cd  max ernst@7 cd11

c. marclay  excerpt  record w/o a cover lp

erik m  no accident  turntable solos v/a cd  amoebic

c. marclay, otomo yoshhide  sliced and diced  moving parts cd  asphodel

                                             fanfare

tony conrad  at last excerpt  thuunderboy cd  table of the elements

merzbow  nightingale's song  turntable solos v/a cd amoebic

martin tetrault  relachement   la nuit ou j'ai dit non cd

moodman  zzzz...  turntable solos v/a cd

turntable orch.  wichita lineman  live recording, oakland ca 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 10/11/2010

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10/11/2010

PIANO PIANARCHY

MARCH OF THE LUNATICS - Leonard Pinnario - from The 2 Pianos of Leonard Pinnario (you may remember this as the theme song for Saturday Night Live's classic segments "Bad Ballet", "Bad Cinema", "Bad Opera" (etc) with Dan Ackroyd as Leonard Pinth-Garnell). Offered up by DJ ManRich.

J'AIMERAI JOUER AVEC UN PIANO QUI AURAIT UN GROSSE QUEUE (per piano forte a quaranto mani) - Walter Marchetti - originally on CRAMPS records, reissued on GET BACK label. Offered by Rolf.

TAMARAN - Juan Hidalgo - also originally on CRAMPS records and reissued on GET BACK label. Offered by Rolf.

MOZART'S PIANO SONATA #11 "ALLA TURCA" (with toy piano) -  soloist, Eiko Sudoh - Offered by daniel.

CATCERTO - Klaipeda (Lithuania) Chamber Orchestra, soloist NORA, THE PIANO CAT, composer/conductor Mindaugas Piecaitus - Offered by daniel.

SONATAS AND INTERLUDES FOR PREPARED PIANOS , PART TWO - John Cage - written 1946- 1948, played in the 1970s - offered by Dr. Zomb.

Beating, destroying and burning a piano - strange family on youtube showing their kids how to do this (including pushing a piano off of a second-story balcony onto the yard) - Offered by daniel.

brief playing of an out-of-tune piano - Chris - recorded this afternoon at The Immortal Piano Co. on SE Belmont (special thanks to Martha, the owner) - recorded by daniel and danielle. 

MUSIC FOR AMPLIFIED TOY PIANOS (1960) - John Cage - offered by Rolf.

STUDY NO. 11, FOR PLAYER PIANO - Conlon Nancarrow - from Studies For Player Piano (box set) on Wergo label (Germany) - offered by daniel

CHOPSTICK CHA CHA - Ferrante & Teicher - from BLAST OFF! album on ABC/Paramount - offered by Dr. Zomb

(here is where we would have played the piece FERRANTE AND TEICHER by Christian Marclay from his 10 inch LP "Encores", a brilliant pastiche of many records of certain artists. Marclay works entirely with turntables, no manipulations on computer or any other parlor tricks. ..anyway, we would've played this here, but we couldn't find it...)

A CUP OF TEA AND A BUN (piano with a toy piano inside) - Steve Beresford - from his 1979 album The Bath of Surprise - offered by Rolf 

A Different Nature playlist for 10/04/2010

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A Different Nature on 10/04: The music of Shockabilly - Hosted by Rich L.

Rising out of the ashes of avant-garde guitarist Eugene Chadbourne's 70's experimental ensemble projects - including such alumni as John Zorn, Tom Cora, Fred Frith and others - Shockabilly reunited Chadbourne with bass and keyboard player Mark Kramer and percussionist David Licht. The band toured as The Chadbournes, playing a goofy hybrid of jazz, country, bluegrass and psychedelic rock with various sundry musicians joining in (most notably Zorn and Cora). The group eventually was distilled into the trio of Chadbourne, Kramer and Licht, touring along the punk/indy rock network under the somewhat ambiguously descriptive name Shockabilly.

They recorded their first EP on Halloween of 1982. It was a weirdly disjointed collection of covers of rockabilly, garage punk, country songs, with a Beatles cover thrown in for good measure. All songs would shift in tempo, style and not too infrequently fall apart under a fuzzy haze of intense guitar freakout. This seems to have established the M.O. for subsequent albums by them. Shockabilly would run cherished music from the Sixties Billboard charts through their crazed blender, rendering a Hendrix song into a bluegrass breakdown, a Roger Miller song into a demented opera. Occasional originals were often paeans to bad trips or psychedelic ephemera. Shockabilly sounded like the weird little transitional bits in the margins of Mothers of Invention albums or perhaps like an old radio that would shift frequencies suddenly and without warning.

"...Following their hysterical live performances, no attendee could say they had no feelings about what they had just heard. one barfly in Alabama even threatened to go home, get his shotgun, and blow Chadbourne's brains out after hearing the manner in which Chadbourne played a guitar solo in a Hank Williams song. Now THAT's Entertainment..." Shimmydisc website

Shockabilly toured Europe, across the USA and spent time with the not-too-dissimilar Butthole Surfers - all hilariously documented in Chadbourne's tour diaries, which were excerpted in a huge poster included in Shockabilly's penultimate album Vietnam.

Shortly after the release of their final album, Heaven, in 1985, the band broke up. Chadbourne released a torrent of homemade solo LPs and handmade cassettes out of his Greensboro North Carolina home. Kramer went on to form Bongwater with performance artist and Goddess Ann Magnuson and rise to prominence as a producer. David Licht briefly played skins in Bongwater, while also joining such bands as B.A.L.L., When People Were Shorter And Lived Near The Water and The Klezmatics.

While shortlived, Shockabilly was unique. They seemed like a linear link between The Residents, Henry Cow, 80's sludge punk (Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Killdozer) and more contemporary, diverse bands such as The Sun City Girls and Primus, to name a few.

Sadly, Eugene Chadbourne claims Shockabilly was one of his least favorite projects and Kramer has apparently desecrated the mixes on subsequent reissues of the Shockabilly catalog he released on his Shimmy-Disc label. The 2008 remixes seem to have addressed this somewhat.

Playlist (Title - Album - Label):

Georgia in a Jug - Just Beautiful - Shimmy Disc
Eight Miles High - Just Beautiful - Shimmy Disc
Plunger Routine - Just Beautiful - Shimmy Disc
Day Tripper - Earth vs Shockabilly - Rough Trade
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Are You Experienced? - Earth vs Shockabilly - Rough Trade
7 + 7 = - Live at Nightshades, Greensboro NC - No label/Boot
Untitled - Live at Nightshades, Greensboro NC - No label/Boot
People Are Strange - Earth vs Shockabilly - Rough Trade
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Outro/Rake Routine - Just Beautiful - Shimmy Disc
Purple Haze - Earth vs Shockabilly - Rough Trade
19th Nervous Breakdown - Earth vs Shockabilly - Rough Trade
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Dang Me - Colosseum - Rough Trade
The Secret of the Cooler - Colosseum - Rough Trade
60's Medley - Live at Nightshades, Greensboro NC - No label/Boot
Homeward Bound - Colosseum - Rough Trade
National Bummer - Colosseum - Rough Trade
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Born on the Bayou - Vietnam - Fundamental
Too Big For Its Cage - Colosseum - Rough Trade
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Nicaragua - Vietnam - Fundamental
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Live at Nightshades, Greensboro NC - No label/Boot
Big Money Broad - Live at Nightshades, Greensboro NC - No label/Boot
Psychotic Reaction - Dawn of Shockabilly - Rough Trade
Hard Days Night - Dawn of Shockabilly - Rough Trade
Train Kept A' Rollin' - Dawn of Shockabilly - Rough Trade
Flying - Vietnam - Fundamental
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Instant Karma - Heaven - What's So Funny About..
She Was a Living Breathing Piece of Dirt - Heaven - What's So Funny About..
Criss Cross - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonius Monk - A & M
Life's a Gas - Heaven - What's So Funny About..
Tray-panning The Man - Heaven - What's So Funny About..

A Different Nature playlist for 09/27/2010

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/27/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Xpr Xr & the Orphic OrchestraThrillerVuluptuous MusicSound Factory
Jia Haiqing & Fu YuFish Cooking 1China: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Wang ChangcunSong Without WordsChina: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
IsmuIn the Room with SnowChina: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Hu MageEdit 2China: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Fu YuFish Cooking 3China: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Shanghai Sound UnitAuctioneersChina: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Beijing Sound UnitMinibus PimpsChina: The Sonic Avant GardePost-Concrete
Bai TianWetAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Alice Hui-Sheng ChangThere she is, standing & walking on her ownAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Li JianhongSodAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
D!O!D!O!DA Dark KnifeAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Torturing NurseYes Or NoAn Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol 6Sub Rosa
Yan JunIt's More Than EnoughAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Hong Qilej gmcAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
WFDDSinAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Juno aka Timmy LokPossibilitiesAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Lin Giang####An Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Stingrays061020An Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Wang ChangcunThrough the Tide of FacesAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Wang FanZeroAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa
Djun YaoPsycho RealmAn Anthology of Chinese Experimental MusicSub Rosa

electronic and experimental music from China..

A Different Nature playlist for 09/20/2010

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/20/2010
ArtistTitleAlbum
Andrew HoschThe Grass Menagrieunreleased
Andrew HoschAncestors Descend from the Starsunreleased
Andrew HoschShifting Winds, Shimmering Sandunreleased 12/31/67
Andrew HoschPlanet of the Antsunreleased 12/31/67
Andrew HoschDeep Spaceunreleased
Andrew HoschA Drowning Dreamunreleased 12/31/67
Andrew HoschA River Runs Through Spaceunreleased

Featured tonight is music of Andrew Hosch, a member of the "A Different Nature" collective, whose production during the 1980s and early 1990s was heavily influenced by listening to the strange sounds that Richard Francis played each week on this KBOO program

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A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

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Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A new song for your show

 http://www.boyjah.net/music/LoveMe2.mp3

Archived shows?

I loved the show today and read about the history of the show and about Richard.  Are there any archived Richard Francis shows?  I feel bereft i am so late to this party!

 

Ben

Thank you!

Tuned in on my way home from work. I don't usually get to listen but tonight I did and I'm sooooooo glad I found this show! I love gamelan. Love love it. Thank you!!!!

 

 

Experimental music show

Hello, I am a portland experimental music artist and would like to know how to get my music on Kboo. Thanks

-Electriqu Quid

Program submission forms are

Program submission forms are available at the station, 20 SE 8th Ave. You can also call Program Director Chris Merrick at (503) 231-8032. This is assuming you've already gone through volunteer orientation and FCC training....

music submissions

Is this the official KBOO music submission
"protocol"?
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Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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