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

Chants of Tibetan Monks

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Chants of Tibetan Monks
Join A Different Nature this evening for two hours of chants by Tibetan Monks including the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir, Monks for Peace, and Eight Lamas from Drepung, and more! Grace is hosting.

A Different Nature on 10/13/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature presents The Soundscapes of Francisco Lopez

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:00pm - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The world of Francisco Lopez
The Soundscapes of FRANCISCO LOPEZ

Francisco López, internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene, for more than thirty years has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting ifrom the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory expansion. 

Short Subject

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
A microcosm of the avant-garde

On "A Different Nature' we often focus on long, sometimes very long musical works.  Tonight's show takes the opposite approach, with nothing longer than 3 minutes duration --many less than one minute in length.  Featured composers & artists will include John Luther Adams, Laurie Anderson, Jorge Antunes, Art Zoyd, John Cage, George Crumb, Francis Dhomont, Tod Dockstader, Arnold Dreyblatt, Lou Harrison, Teiji Ito, Joan La Barbara, Margaret Leng Tan, Moondog, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Hans Reichel, and Frank Zappa, etc.  

Host and curator: Andy Hosch
A full playlist will be posted during the show at: kboo.fm/adifferentnature

Fred Frith Live in Japan, Guitar Solos

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Fred Frith Live in Japan, Guitar Solos

A Different Nature on 09/01/14

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Negativland: A Negaspective

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Dr. Zomb and Rich L. look back on 34 years of multimedia ensemble Negativland

On tonight's A Different Nature, Dr. Zomb and Rich L. take a look back on multimedia ensemble Negativland, in anticipation on their live performance at The Crystal Ballroom on the 29th.

A DIFFERENT NATURE & KBOO pays tribute to the amazing STAN WOOD

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
A loving tribute to the amazing STAN WOOD
A DIFFERENT NATURE presents The STAN WOOD MEMORIAL MAYHEM SHOW featuring special guests J Michael Kearsey, Mike Lastra and a special LIVE PERFORMANCE from none other than the infamous Dr. Amazon themself!  

Gurdjieff played by De Hartmann on piano.

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Gurdjieff played by De Hartmann on piano and Improvisations.
On this episode of A Different Nature will will offer you piano music by Gurjieff played by Thomas De Hartmann. This informal recordings were made in the 1950's and issued by ECM on a 4 LP record set released in Gemany in 1985 on Triangle Records.

We will also play two 10 inch albums from the 1940's on the French Janus label with Gurdjieff himself improvising on the harmonium.

Robert Fripp

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Robert Fripp
Robert Fripp is an English guitarist, composer, and producer best known for his work with progressive rock band King Crimson in which Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of the line-ups since the late 1960s.
 
On tonight’s program, we will focus more on  Fripp’s experimental work with Brian Eno as well as some of his solo work, but there will be a couple of King Crimson treats thrown in as well. Grace is the host.
 
 

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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 09/11/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
09/11/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
CassetteboyFly me to New YorkThe Parker Tapes`Barry's Bootlegs
Ure ThrallPremonition 9/117"Drone
Zbigneiw Karkowski/tesuo FurudateConsolidated WorldWorld as WillStaalplaat
SandHelicopterUltrasonic SeraphimWorld Serpent
Daphne OramIncidental Music for InvasionOramicsParadigm
Pierre BouchetHopscotchSale TimbaleSuicide Commercial
Jacques BerocalConsiel des MinistiresAn Afflicted Mans Musica BoxUnited Dairies
Nurse With WoundSwansongA Missing SenseWorld Serpent
Lily GreenhamCirculationLingual MusicParadigm
Wim Mertens/Soft VerdictWhisper MeMaximizing the AudienceLes Disques Crepsecules

Filled in for Richard for a surprise night on A Different Nature... started off with a 9/11 theme and then went somewhere else

A Different Nature playlist for 08/06/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/06/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer; Daan Vandewalle--pianistInner Cities #4 (in memoriam Lou Harrison)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi--LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #6 (for Jed Distler)
Inner Cities #10 (for Daan Vandewalle)
Inner Cities #7 (for Trisha Brown)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer, Daan Vandewalle--pianoInner Citties #1 (for Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi -- LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #8 (for Eve Egoyan)
Inner Cities #2 (in memoriam Steve Lacy)
Inner Cities #11 Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (for Frederic Rzewski)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer, Daan Vandewalle--pianoInner Citties #1 (for Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi -- LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #8 (for Eve Egoyan)
Inner Cities #2 (in memoriam Steve Lacy)
Inner Cities #11 Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (for Frederic Rzewski)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/17/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/17/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Monteverdi/Wendy CarlosDOMINE AD ADJUVANDUM (from the 1610 Vespers)4-CD SWITCHED-ON BOXED SETSerendip/ESD
J.S.Bach/Wendy CarlosBRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- II--Adagio
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- II--Affettuoso
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major -- II--Andante
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- II--Andante
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major – II—Adagio ma non tanto
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major – IV—Memuetto, Trio I, Polocca, Trio II
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 6 in B-Flat Major -- I
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 in D Major -- I--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 1 in F Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 2 in F Major – III—Allegro Assai
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- III--Allegro
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 4 in G Major -- III--Presto
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 in G Major -- II--Adagio

A Different Nature playlist for 07/10/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/10/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Bernard ParmegianiSons-jeuLe Memoire des SonsINA
Le Memoire des Sons
Plain TempsPlain Temps
Dedans-DehorsParmegiani 2 CD compilation
L'oeil EcouteL'oeil Ecoute

A Different Nature playlist for 07/03/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/03/2008
ArtistTitle
prempted for Blues Festival

A Different Nature playlist for 06/26/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/26/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Gavin BryarsJesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetThe Sinking of the Titanic/Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetVirgin
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetJesus' Blood Never Failed Me YetPoint Music
Made In Hong KongThe Marvelous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars -- The Early YearsMode

A Different Nature playlist for 06/19/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/19/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Guy KlucevsekSwayingNotefallWinter & Winter
Duet"
Oa Poa PolkaManhattan CascadeCRI
Dueling DovidlsAccordanceWinter & Winter
Accordion TribePompenLunghorn Twist
The GunksAccordance
GKNat nr. 7Lunghorn Twist
Trial By ErrorTales From The Cryptic!Winter & Winter
Turning/PendelumsNotefall
Fast Duet"
Mr. Glim-GlideAccordance
ATWaltz for SandyLunghorn Twist
GKSantangoNotefalls
ATZirkefreiseLunghorn Twist
GKThe Girl With The Rose HipsAccordance
Astor Place
Angel Blue
Samba D HiccupManhattan Cascade
The GiftTales from the Cryptic!
Starting OverAccordance
Ping Pong PolkaManhattan Cascade

A Different Nature playlist for 06/12/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
06/12/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Larry KucharzWinterfall--mix 40Blue Drawings and TextInternational Audiochrome
City Street Scenes V--mix 40""
1979""
PalestrinaElectrochoral Dreams"
Portal""
1994 No. 13 Dark CarmineUnit 25--Dark Red"
1976 No. 4A Dark Rose""
1994 No. 2 Dark Crimson""
1995 No. 16 Dark Coral""

Comments

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 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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