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 02/17/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/10/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/03/14

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Chris Cutler

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Chris Cutler--Experimental Percussionist

On tonight's program, Virginia Furr will bring you the music of Chris Cutler, the former percussionist for the British avant rock bands Henry Cow and Art Bears; co-founder of the Angle-German band, Cassiber; who has also performed with Pere Ubu, The Residents, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, and Lindsay Cooper; and has played on more than 100 recordings. Chris Cutler is also the founder of Recommended Records, an independent British music label, responsible for re-releasing the recordings of Henry Cow and Art Bears to a wider audience.

Zbigniew Karkowski/Aube

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
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Zbigniew Karkowski/Aube

Tonight on A Different Nature we pay tribute to Polish composer/musician ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI, who passed away in mid-December 2013. We'll listen to both solo works as well as collaborations, including selections from the multi-volumed "World As Will" that he did with Tetsuo Furudate.

And we'll also spend a little bit of tonight's program on another experimental musician who died late last year, Akifumi Nakajima, who performed under the name of AUBE.
 

From Wikipedia:
Zbigniew Karkowski (born March 14, 1958 – December 12, 2013) was a Polish experimental musician and composer.

Electro-acoustic sounds from Montréal's empreintes DIGITALes

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music by Martin Bédard, Francis Dhomont, Wende Bartley, Jacques Tremblay, and Adrian Moore

Founded in 1990, empreintes DIGITALes is now considered the reference label in electroacoustics, acousmatics and musique concrète.

Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel, Hanassmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Arturo Meza: Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat,

This Monday, on A Different Nature, we will be playing some unedited, never released recordings by Arturo Meza: prolific author of cult.
These hyper-rare eperimental recordings are from the late 1970's, and conform Meza's discography : Los Cantos de Eloiel (The Chants of Eloiel), Hannasmussen, Persiatanis Om Luit Magiat, Land of Slaves, and some pieces of Pulled Strings.

These titles are having their frst air time ever; they have never been aired before.
They are part of a research process, and KBOO is proud to have them available to the public for the first time 30 something years after their very much cassette only limited original release. 

"The Well-Tuned Radio" --A Different Nature presents LaMonte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano"

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 8:00pm - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:00am
Short Description: 
KBOO presents LaMonte Young's complete "The Well-Tuned Piano"
"The Well-Tuned Radio" A DEEP LISTENING experiment--
8:00 PM til 1:00 AM
A DIFFERENT NATURE presents LaMonte Young's minimalist classic, THE WELL-TUNED PIANO--- KBOO invites YOU to participate in a DEEP LISTENING experience--THE WELL-TUNED PIANO

A Different Nature on 12/23/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 12/16/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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.

richard's records

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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.

  • Length: 119:47 minutes (164.51 MB)
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Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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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A Different Nature
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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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A Different Nature
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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.

Playlists

A Different Nature playlist for 12/14/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/14/2009

Kyle Burris filled in with a two hour look at Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka.  Akira gained notoriety with his work on the video game series Silent Hill, combining industrial noise, electronic jazz, and hard rock to create some of the most memorable soundtracks in the medium.

Every song played on this night's show should be available at Silenthillmemories.net.

A Different Nature playlist for 12/07/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
12/07/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:00 Taj Mahal TravellersPart 1(excerpt)`Live Stckholm July, 1971Drone Syndacate
8:25 Taj Mahal TravellrsBetween 7:03 pm-7:15 pmJuly 15, 1972Iskra
8:36 Taj Mahal TravellersPart 1Oz Days LiveOz Records
8:58 Taj Mahal TravellersPart 1August 1974Columbia
9:17 Taj Mahal TravellersPart 3August 1974Columbia
9:39 East Bionic SymphoniaPart 2s/tLam

filling in

A Different Nature playlist for 11/16/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ikue MoriRedeye SkimmerClass InsectaTzadik
Ikue MoriMaster of DeceptionClass InsectaTzadik
Ikue MoriWalking StickssClass InsectaTzadik
Ikue MoriLuciolClass InsectaTzadik
Tucker MartinePartical Swarm IntelligenceBrokenhearted DragonfliesSublime Frequencies
BiosphereMusic for InsectsMusic for InsectsMicrosound
Graeme RevellNocturne (On An Oriental Theme)The Insect MusiciansMusique Brut
Graeme RevellThe Sleeping SicnessThe Insect MusiciansMusique Brut
Graeme RevellMelancholiaThe Insect MusiciansMusique Brut
Graeme RevellLa Danse Des TénèbresThe Insect MusiciansMusique Brut
David DunnChaos & Emergent the Mind of the PondAngels and Insects¿What Next?
John HudakThe PondThe PondMeme
Chris WatsonRiver Mara at NightStepping into the DarkTouch

Music for Insects.

Rich Lindsay was your host organism for this evening's A Different Nature.

All sounds in the background of my back-announcing - and mixed in here or there - were from Kazuyuki Hashimoto's Insect Sound World, a site for insect field recordings.

A Different Nature playlist for 11/02/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
11/02/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
CoilThe Golden SectionHorse Rotorvator
Jim Carrol BandPeople Who Dieds/t
Anti GroupPre-EvalDigiteria
Iggy PopTonightLust For Life
Patti SmithElegyHorses
Richard Francisbackwards voices
Hank WilliamsBeyond the SunsetLuke the Drifter
Joy DivisionDead SoulsStill
Elodie LawtonDeath is a ShadowDeath of Don Juan
David BowieMy DeathZiggy Stardust-the Motion Picture
Current 93/Nurse With WoundThe Burial of the SardineNature Unveiled
Stephan Montague
Andrew HoschAncestors Descend from the Stars
Pierre HenryLe Livre des Mortes Egyptien
David BowieWe Are the DeadDiamond Dogs
Dirty Dozen Brass BandJust a Closer Walk With TheeFuneral for a Friend
Louis ArmstrongSt James Infirmary Blues
Michael PrimeSide 1Requiem
SaradaThe Darkest PathHand/Eye compilation
Ralph StanleyOh DeathClinch Mountain Sweethearts
Oingo BoingoDead Man's PartyDead Man's Party
Chris & CoseyDancing On your graveExotica
CoilBlood From the AirHorse Rotorvator
Current 93This Carnival is Dead and GoneAll the Pretty Little Horses
FlipperLifeGeneric Flipper

A Day of the Dead in memory of Richard version of A DIFFERENT NATURE, with music selected by Rolf, Dr. Zhomb, Daniel, David Lifton, Andy Hosch, and others...  

A Different Nature playlist for 10/19/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/19/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
SpunkFlagreDen overste toppen pa en blamalt flaggtangRune Grammofon
Maja Ratkje/Jaap BlonkQueasy Chin DipPost Human IdentitiesKontrans
Maja RatkjeJoyVoiceRune Grammofon
Maja Ratkje/Oslo SinfonettaWaves IIBRiver Mouth EchoesTzadik
SpunkEatenKantarellRune Grammofon
SpunkHornkonsertender eneste jeg vet er at det ikke er en stovsugerRune Grammofon
Maja Ratkje/Lasse MarhaugThe Sad Clown Called the LawMusic for FakingC3R
Maja Ratkje/Lotta MelinIt Was All in HerIllegal ParkingKning Disk
SpunkDeam Man Watchingen aldeles forferdelig sykdomRune Grammofon
Maja RatkjeVacuumVoiceRune Grammofon
Fe-MailArtbeakVoluptuous VulturesPsychForm
Maja RatkjePart 2The StalkerImportant
Fe-MailA Merry Day in the WoodsSyklubb fra HaelveteTV5
Fe-MailNavrattan KormaBlixter ToadAsphodel
Fe-MailModoginSyklubb fra HaelveteTV5
SpunkBipolarityKantarellRune Grammofon
Maja RatkjeWintergardenRiver Mouth EchoesTzadik

 

A Different Nature playlist for 09/28/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/28/2009
ArtistTitle
E*VaxAwl
MudboyStudy for A Sleep Album - 2nd Movement
Apex TwinRhubarb
BattlesIp2 - 2
BjorkBatabid
Ethan RoseCeiling Song 3
StarfuckerMiss You
White RainbowMystic Prism
GrouperQuiet Eyes
CaribouDrumheller
Boards of CanadaJulie and Candy
NudgeDayrise
Clogs
Fila Brazilla RemixGolden Brown
Dirty ThreeRain On
ChevronCylvia Poggioli
Do Make Say ThinkA Tender History in the Rust
Explosions in the SkyWhat Do You Go Home To?
Smoke & MirrorsOcean
M83In Church
Paint and CopterDon't Ask Any Questions
Clint MansellXibalba
Sigor Ros
John ZornAhavah
A Silver Mount Zion

Marc fills in as guest DJ for A Different Nature

A Different Nature playlist for 08/17/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/17/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Edgard Varese--The Complete Works--2CD set---CD1--Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra--CD2--Asko Ensemble--London--Decca Records
8:03--Density--CD2--Jacques Zoon--flute--
8:07--Octandre--CD2--
8:14--Offrandes--CD2--Sarah Leonard--soprano--
8:20--Ameriques--CD1--
8:45--Hyperprism--CD2--
8:49--Ionisation--CD2--
8:56--Ecuatorial--CD2--Kevin Deas--bass--
9:07--Nocturnal--CD1--Sarah Leonard--soprano--Men of the Prague Philharmonic Choir--
9:17--Deserts--CD2--
9:41--Poem Electronic--CD1--
9:57--Un Grand Sommeil Noir--CD2--Mireille Delunsch--soprano--Francois Kerdoncuff--piano--

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS:  EDGARD VARESE  (France, 1883-1965) was a major musical innovator, the inventor of the term "organized sound," and a composer whose use of new instruments and electronic resources outraged some but led others to call him the "Father of Electronic Music" and "The Stratospheric Colossus of Sound."

 

A Different Nature playlist for 08/10/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/10/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
VariousAnthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music--4-CD set--Basta
8:01--Simeon ten Holt--I Am Sylvia--Vol. II, CD 2--
8:17--Peter Schat--The Aleph--Vol. I, CD 2--
8:25--Jaap Speck--Impulses--Vol. I, CD 1--
8:33--Tony van Campen--Sintering--Vol. II, CD 2--
8:42--Victor Wentink--Discours--Vol. II, CD 2--
8:56--Luctor Ponse--Etude I--Vol. I, CD 2--
9:02--Frans van Dorn--Minuet--Vol. II, CD 1--
9:11--Thomas Arras--A.B.C.--Vol. II, CD 1--
9:19--Jos Kunst--Exterieur--Vol. II, CD 1--
9:29--Ton du Leeuw--Antiphonie--Vol. I, CD 1--
9:52--Gilius van Bergeijk--D.E.S.--Vol. II, CD 1--

SURPRISE NIGHT--Selections taken from the 4-CD collection ANTHOLOGY OF DUTCH ELECTRONIC TAPE MUSIC, Volumes I and II, 1955-1977.

 

A Different Nature playlist for 08/03/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/03/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Francois Bayle--L'Experience Acoustique--INA/GRM
8:01--L'Aventure du Cri--
8:18--Le Langage des Fleurs--
8:53--La Preuve Par Le Sens--
9:24--L'Epreuve Par Le Son--
9:51--La Philosophie du Non--

MUSIQUE CONCRETE: FRANCOIS BAYLE (Madagascar, 1932) is one of the world's most highly regarded composers of musique concrte and acousmatic music. He served as head of Groupe de Recherches Musicales/Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA/GRM) and has been the winner of SACEM Grand Prize, 1978; National Record Grand Prize, 1981; Ars Electronica Prize, Linz, 1989; City of Paris Grand Prize for Music, 1966; Homage by the CIME of Sao Paolo, 1977, and the Charles Cros Presidential Grand Prize, 1999. Expect to also be impressed.

 

This program taken up entirely by L'Experience Acoustique which was realized in 1970 but not released to the public until 1994.  The opening 1:35 which presents "themes-sons" was edited out as were the silences between the movements in order to get the piece to fit in the 2-hour limit of the show.

 

A Different Nature playlist for 07/27/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/27/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Chas Smith--October '68--The Complete 10-Inch Series From Cold Blue--Cold Blue--
8:06--After--
8:09--Sante Fe--
8:12--Genus, Sho-Bud--Nikko Wolverine--
8:25--Nakadai--Nakadai--
8:40--Joaquin Murphy--
8:47--Ghosts In The Windows--
8:59--Hollister--
9:09--Endless Mardi Gras--Descent--
9:30--Descent--
9:55--Near The Divide--Nikko Wolverine--

CHAS SMITH: (1948, Hardwick, MA) After hearing Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon, Smith left New England to attend CalArts where he studied under Subotnick, Mel Powell, James Tenney, Earl Brown and Harold Budd. He began performing and composing as a pedal steel guitarist but in 1993 he turned his day job of professional welder and machinist into a Harry Partch-like instrument maker for his own amazing compositions.  This show focused on both his earliest recordings and on two of his most recent releases with special focus on pedal steel guitar.

 

 

Comments

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"?
-OR-

Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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