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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 9/23/13: Uneasy Listening pt. I

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
New and old Noise Music

On this week's A Different Nature, we'll have Uneasy Listening, Pt. I.
Two hours of disturbing dissonance and Noise music, both new and old.
Hosted by Rich L.

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A Different Nature on 09/16/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 09/09/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Guest composer Doug Theriault joins host daniel in a look at the work of Pierre Henry

Tonight on A DIFFERENT NATURE, guest experimental noise composer/musician/confounder Doug Theriault joins host Daniel for a look at how the work of French composer and musique concrète pioneer Pierre Henry inspired and shaped Theriault's own sound path. Including rare recordings of Henry's work. 

A Different Nature on 09/02/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
LAFMS

 In the early 1970s, a loose collection of experimental musicians in the LA area, dissatisfied with the music of the day, coalesced to form the LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY, and under that banner create music that was radical, experimental and playful. Tonight we'll hear classic recordings from the LAFMS, including such groups as LE FORTE FOUR, THE DOO-DOOETTES, SMEGMA (who later in the 70s moved to Portland) and many more.  Hosted by Rolf

A Different Nature on 08/26/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
A Different Nature

Electroacoustic music incorporating environmental sound materials.  Artists will include David Dunn, Barry Truax, Chris Watson, and Hildegard Westerkamp.  This week's host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 08/19/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Nude Sounds for Old Ears

On tonight's show, we'll be featuring some recent releases by the likes of NON (Boyd Rice), The Everyday Film and The Eccectronic Research Council, plus some not-so-new - but perhaps unheard - sounds by Sir Richard Bishop (Ex-Sun City Girls) and BBC Radiophonics pioneer John Baker, as well as some of the 1960s work of Vyacheslev Mescherin, who was the Raymond Scott and Esquivel of the Soviet Union.

Hope you can tune in!

Hosted by Rich L.

A Different Nature on 07/29/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Antonio Russek: Musica del Desierto

Antonio Russek's musical activities have been linked from its beginnings to theatre performance, sound design for art galleries and museums, videoart, and instalations, cinematography, dance, sound sculpture and interactive art.

With more than one hundred compositions on his catalogue, Russek is pioneer of Arte Sonoro, defining experimental music in Mexico.

An electracoustic expert, has colaborated with many artists. In 1979 creates CIIMM (Centro Independiente de Investigaion Musical y Multimedia).

On A Different Nature, we will be listening to Musica del Desierto, comissioned by the Desert Museum of Coahuila, as well as the composition Ohtzalan, included on the CD electroacoustic music from Latin America.

 

A Different Nature on 07/22/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 07/15/13

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 07/08/13

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Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 07/08/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE

When we recently had our phone-in show to solicit ideas for future shows, one caller wanted show of sounds of people making love. Unfortunately because of FCC rules on indency and obscenity, we wouldn't be able run that show before 10 pm... probably not after 10 pm either. What about the opposite of making love? The FCC doesn't mind sounds of people fighting (as long as there's no profanity).   Sex is bad, but violence.. Why not just turn this request on it's head and have two hours of people committing voilence on each other?

Tonight on A Different Nature we bring you an uninterrupted two hours of THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE, as people use fists, guns, swords, bombs, clubs and other weapons to hurt, maim and kill each other.

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!@#%*! 

  • Length: 119:30 minutes (109.41 MB)
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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
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 06/15/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/15/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:03--Conlon Nancarrow--#10--Studies for Player Piano--5CD set--Wergo
8:06--#3b--
8:11--#4--
8:14--#3c--
8:17--#42--
8:24--#3a--
8:28--#3e--
8:30--#45a--
8:33--#45c--
8:41--#40a--
8:45--#40b--
8:50--#41c--
8:58--#24--
9:02--#25--
9:08--#41b--
9:15--#26--
9:19--#22--
9:23--#27--
9:30--#48b--
9:36---#44--
9:46--#6--
9:57--#21--

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS: CONLON NANCARROW (Texarkana, 1912-1997) . Living most of his life in relative isolation and not becoming widely known until the 1980s, Nancarrow's compositions for piano became too complex to be played by human hands prompting him to punch out his compositions, note by note, on giant paper rolls for player piano.

A Different Nature playlist for 06/08/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/08/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Volcano the BearHairy QueenFive Hundred Boy PianoUnited Dairies
Volcano the BearThe Sting of HasteAmidst the Noise & TwigsBeta-Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe First Circle is the EyeThe Shy Volcanic Society of the Bear and Bird ParadeBeta-Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearShake Your Crow7"Gold Soundz
Volcano the BearBeach, Each, preech, leach, teachAll the Paint I can Breath 10"Beta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearSeekerFive Hundred Boy PianoUnited Dairies
Volcano the BearPlanetary BethlehemThe Inhazer DeclineUnited Dairies
Volcano the BearOng PateClassic Erasmus FusionBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearOur Number of WolvesThe Shy volcanic etcBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearGolden Hot BiteThe Idea of WoodTextile
Volcano the BearHey JudoClassic Erasmus FusionBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe ArkThe Birth of Streissand 7"No-Fi
Volcano the BearQuarter to Four Tet7"Beta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearDeath Sleeps in My CarThe Shy Volcanic etcBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe Supreme & SublimeThe Mountains Among UsBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe Last Song of NorwayClassic Erasmus FusionBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe Woman Who Waited for the Woman who Weighs the WoolVolfurtenVolucan
Volcano the BearThe Woman Who Weighs the WoodThe Idea of Woodtextile
Volcano the BearThe Weet Golden Crest of My Distant WaveThe Mountains Among UsBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearThe Three TwinsAmidst the Noise & TwigsBeta Lactam Ring
Volcano the BearI am the MouldFive Hundred Boy PianoUnited Dairies
Volcano the BearLifetimeClassic Erasmus FusionBeta Lactam Ring

Volcano the Bear show, guest-hosted by Rolf Semprebon

A Different Nature playlist for 06/01/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/01/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:01--Luc Ferrari--Archives Genetiquement Modifees--Exploitation des Concepts no. 3--Archivs Genetiquement Modifees--Robot Records--
8:25--Archives Sauvees des Eaux--Exploitation des Concepts no. 3--Et Tournent les Sons--Metamkine--
8:41--Petite Symphonie Intuitive Pour un Paysage de Printemps--Acousmatrix 3--Luc Ferrari--BVHAAST--
9:05--Promenade Symphonique Dans un Paysage Musical ou un Jour de Fete a el Oued en 1976--Son Memorise 1976/2002--Sub Rosa--
9:40--Presque Rien no. 1, a Lever du Jour au Bord de la Mer--Presque Rien--INA GRM--

MUSIQUE CONCRETELUC FERRARI  (Paris, 1929-2006) began his musical career as a pianist but after a battle with tuberculosis, participation in the "Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt" and an overwhelming exposure to Edgard Varese's "Deserts", he developed a keen interest in musique concrete which drove him out of the recording studio and into the world with his tape recorder.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/25/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
05/25/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Tibor Szemzo--w/text by Tibor Hajas read by Tarina Szemzo--The Sex Appeal of Death--The Conscience--Leo Records
8:14--Tibor Szemzo--w/text: "The All-Sidedness of the Bodhisattva Regarder-of-the-Cries-of-the-World" ... The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law in the Recitation of the People of the Kyoto Kiyomizu-Dera Temple w/Onishi Ryokei speaking--The Other Shore--The Other Shore--
8:34--Tibor Szemzo--Gull--The Other Shore--
8:51--Snapshot of the Island--Snapshot of the Island
9:15--Tibor Szemzo w/text & piano fragments by Ludwig Wittgenstein--Tractatus--Tractatus--
9:49--Tibor Szemzo--Let's Go Out And Dance--Snapshot from the Island--

SURPRISE NIGHT:  TIBOR SZEMZO.   An evening of unidentified music, at least at the outset, for people who don't want to know what's coming.  Tonight: a sweet and evocative evening of music for Memorial Day.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/18/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
05/18/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
8:01--Jaap Blonk--Nonomotihur--Vocalor--
8:03--Kolokoi Uma--
8:14--A Isla Da--
8:20--Kulo Quzsi--
8:26--Ad--
8:27--Dina Sore--Flux de Bouche--
8:38--Darg--
8:43--Just A Thought--
8:44--Der Minister I--
8:45--Der Minister II--
8:46--Totenklage (Dirge)--
8:50--Jaap Blonk's Braaxtaal--Deutsche Lyrik--Braaxtaal--
9:07--Hommage a A.A.I--
9:14--Hommage a A.A.II--
9:18--Ailatilotitalia--
9:26--All Day Belly Rumble--
9:33--Jaap Blonk/Maja Ratkje--The Abominable Crunch--Post Human Identities--
9:44--Queasy Chin Dip--
9:55--Jaap Blonk's Braaxtaal--Bla-Blaing on No Nonsense--Braaxtaal--

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. Tonight A Different Nature celebrates its 29th Anniversary with our traditional call-in show where listeners (especially long-time listeners) are encouraged to call in to discuss on air any suggestions for the next programming year or to ask any questions of host Richard or to just talk about the show and the music. When people aren't phoning in and talking on-air, Richard will turn to the vocal dynamics of Dutch dada sound & performance artist/poet Jaap Blonk

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 05/11/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
05/11/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
David Bowie--It's No Game--Scary Monsters
Beauty and the Beast--Heroes
Scary Monsters--Scary Monsters
Fashion--Scary Monsters
Boys Keep Swinging--Lodger
D.J.--Lodger
Joe the Lion--Heroes
Black Out--Heroes
A New Career In A New Town--Low
Ashes to Ashes--Scary Monsters
Heroes--Heroes
Always Crashing in the Same Car--Low
Yassassin--Lodger
Art Decade--Low
Sense of Doubt--Heroes
Moss Garden--Heroes
Neukoln--Heroes
Subteranean--Low

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES & CURIOS:   DAVID BOWIE GOES AVANT.  In the late 1970's British rock legend David Bowie began to shift his theatrical and driving rock music into a more musically-experimental phase in collaborations with such artists as Brian Eno (Low, Heroes, & Lodger) and Robert Fripp (Scary Monsters).

A Different Nature playlist for 05/04/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
05/04/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Ruth Anderson--SUM--State of the Union Message--Lesbian American Composers--CRI/WDR
8:14--Susan Stone--Ruby's Story--Melody Sumner Carnahan's "The Time Is Now"--Frog Peak/Burning Book
8:17--Maggi Payne--She Began Cutting The Situation Into Sections--The Time Is Now--
8:28--Susan Frykberg--Astonishing Sense--An Astonishing Sense--Earsay Productions
8:42--Dajuin Yao/Jerlian Tsao--Garden of Memory--Cinnabar Red Drizzle--Juxiang
9:06--Hiromi Ishii--Dreaming Stones--Imaginare Landschaften--CYBELE
9:20--Inge Morgenroth--Requim fur ein Schwein--Imaginare Landschaften--
9:37--Heldegard Westerkamp--Cricket Voice--Transformations--empreintes DIGITALes
9:52--Annea Lockwood--World Rhythms--New Music for Electronic And Recorded Media: Women in Electronic Music - 1977 --CRI

WOMEN'S WORKS.  An evening of rich and engaging musique concrete and electroacoustic music realized by both top and lesser-known women composers from around the globe.

 

A Different Nature playlist for 04/27/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
04/27/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
THE LEAGUE OF AUTOMATIC MUSIC COMPOSERS--The League of Automatic Music Composers 1978-1983--New World Records
8:01--Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton--Pedal with Twitter--
8:12--Oakland One--
8:17--Martian Folk Music--
8:25--Oakland Four--
THE HUB--Boundary Layer (3cd set)--Tzadik
8:29--John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, Mark Trayle, Phil Stone, Scot Gresham-Lancaster--Pushing--The Glass Hand--
8:35--Polling--Borrowing and Stealing--
8:43--Pushing--Stuck Note--
8:53--Boundary Layer--Boss--
9:01--Boundary Layer--Lou Drift--
9:08--Pushing--Vex--
9:13--Pushing--Wax Lips II, or Das Lied Von Der Nerd--
9:21--Polling--Simple Degredation--
9:28--Polling--The Minister of Pitch--
9:32--Boundary Layer--Pins and Splits--
9:40--Boundary Layer--Noosphere--
9:57--Pushing--Hertz Donut--

THE LEAGUE OF AUTOMATIC MUSIC COMPOSERS and THE HUB. The two bands not only shared two major members (John Bischoff and Tim Perkis) along with featuring many major West Coast composers (Chris Brown, David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Rich Gold, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Phil Stone and Mark Trayle); they also strongly represent the West Coast tradition of composer as instrument builder, using the newly available microcomputers of the '70 (in the case of LAMC) plus electronic and digital systems of their own devising (in both) to create networks of interacting computers and circuits with an eye to eliciting surprising and new “musical artificial intelligences.” Some of the most imaginative and compelling electric music created since 1977 and the music of Musica Elettronica Viva. Rescheduled from earlier pre-emptions.

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 04/20/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
04/20/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV)
8:02--Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Steve Lacy, Garrett List--Univied Patchwork Theory (1990)--Spacecraft/Unified Patchwork Theory--algo marghen--
8:36--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Ivan Vandor--Spacecraft (1967)--"--
9:17--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Jon Phetteplace--Improvisation Parts I & II (1967)--Rome Concert--IRML 04
9:48--Allen Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Jon Phetteplace--Improvisation Part III (1967)"--

 

CLASSICS, ANTIQUES AND CURIOS:  MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA  broke new ground as a live instrument & found object, acoustic/electronic, improvisational group.  Formed in Rome in 1966 they were Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Steve Lacy, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, and Ivan Vandor.  Through the '60s and '70s they performed throughout Europe and generatd riots with their performances in Italy.

A DIFFERENT NATURE playlist for 04/13/2009

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
04/13/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
8:01--Stephen Vitiello with Eighth Blackbird--Doors--Rush & Lullabye--IEA--www.iea.alfred.edu
8:05--Percussion--
8:15--Lawrence English--Soft Fuse--Kiri No Oto--Touch Tone 31--www.lawrenceenglish.com
8:22--White Spray--
8:27--Waves Sheer Light--
8:32--Commentary--
8:36--Figure's Lone Static--
8:43--Northern Valentine--Born Yesterday--the distance brings us closer--Silber Records--www.silbermedia.com
8:57--Klangwart--Zwei Tone--Stadtlandfluss--Staubgold--www.staubgold.com
9:03--IO--
9:10--Radio--
9:13--Hamanamah--
9:22--Telemann--
9:28--Strom--
9:30--Mein Herz, mein Haus--
9:32--Christian Fennesz--Glide--Black Sea--Touch Music--www.fennesz.com & www.touchmusic.org.uk
9:39--Northern Valentine--Already Gone--the distance brings us closer--Silber Records--www.silbermedia.com
9:51--Dimanche--

SURPRISE NIGHT--a show for those who don't want to know what's coming.  A fairly drone-like and ambient evening with new music that has arrived in the KBOO record library.

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