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 02/18/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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pResident's Day Special

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll have a pResident's Day Special, with the music of San Francisco legends The Residents, currently celebrating 40 years of anonymous fame.

We'll also have an interview with a gentleman who's been with the group from the start. Homer Flynn has been the artistic and creative director, spokesperson and eyeball wrangler from the band's infancy. We'll have all kinds of questions for Mr. Flynn, as well as getting to the bottom of a four-decade long KBOO rumor.

Plus, Residents songs both familiar and rare.

The Residents are appearing later in the week, on Friday the 22nd, at The Hawthorne Theater.

Hope you can tune in!

A Different Nature on 02/11/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Hosted by Dr. Zomb

Tonight's show will feature recent Mississippi Records reissues of historic material by Kesarbai Kerkar and G. I. Gurdjieff and maybe some LaMonte Young or something...    tune in and see (or hear, actually)...

 

A Different Nature on 01/28/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Electronic collaborations

Tonight on A DIFFERENT NATURE we explore some recent experimental electronic collaborations that offer dark, edgy electronic soundscapes.

The first hour will feature RICHARD PINHAS and MERZBOW, drawing from their joint efforts PARIS 2008 and KEIO LINE. Pinhas was the founder of the French progressive electronic band Heldon, and Merzbow is the godfather of Japanese noise bands.. 

A Different Nature on 01/21/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/21/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 01/14/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Agog: Damian Bisciglia.

It is with sincere regrets that we inform you that our dear friend and extraordinarily talented sound and visual artist Damian Bisciglia just passed on Tuesday at age 52. He apparently took his own life in a public park in Chatsworth.

He was a founding member of the surreal soundscape group Points of Friction (1981-present), recorded and released solo sound work as Agog, and took part in many many collaborations over the past 30 years.

A Different Nature on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The music of TERRY RILEY

The music of TERRY RILEY

Raga vocalist and village greeter Michael Stirling joins host daniel for a look at the life and music of one of Western Classical Music's experimental pioneers. He is widely recognized as one of the founders of what became known as Minimalism, and was a pioneer of the movement when he released the 1964 album IN C. It's impact was to change the course of 20th Century music, it's influence showing up in later works by Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the more innovative rock musicians, such as Pete Townshend's The Who, Edgar Froese's Tangerine Dream, Soft Machine, Curved Air and many others.

A Different Nature on 12/31/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2013 - 12:00am
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A DIFFERENT NATURE END OF TIME & NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

A DIFFERENT NATURE END OF TIME & NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION. "It's after the end of the world... Don't you know that yet?!" In ADN's regular time slot (from 8-10 pm) Andy celebrates the apocalypse which failed to occur last week. Hear Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" multiplied x8 and a whole lot more apolcalyptic strangeness. And then stay tuned until midnight as the rest of the ADN collective brings you a dada surrealist countdown to 2013. ♪♪♪ .....oh the end or the world is coming, the sky is full of fire.....

A Different Nature on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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xmas (disbeli)eve w/ dr. zomb

 Dr. Zomb finds himself in the conflicted position of hosting A Different Nature on Christmas Eve of all nights!   Tune in to find out if he can manage to uncurl from his holiday depression induced fetal position in time to drag himself down to the air room to fill your night with a joyful noise .   Until 10 pm anyway...

A Different Nature on 12/17/12

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Spectral Ambient Works of Tim Hecker

 This Monday on A Different Nature, we'll hear some of the ambient works of Canadian artist Tim Hecker.

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richard's records

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A Different Nature
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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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A Different Nature
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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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A Different Nature
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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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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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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 05/13/2013

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05/13/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Spunk20.03.2003 at 20:03 oslo city shopping center (C)Das Wohltemperierte SpunkRune Grammofon
Spunk20.08.2008 at 20:08 the roof of the norwegian national opera & ballet (D)Das Wohltemperierte SpunkRune Grammofon
Spunk20.01.2001 at 20:01 emanuel vigeland mausoleum (B-flat)Das Wohltemperierte SpunkRune Grammofon
Spunk20.11.2011 at 20:11 gamle aker church (A-flat)Das Wohltemperierte SpunkRune Grammofon

Tonight we listened to excerpts from Das Wohltemperierte SPUNK, a 6-Cd set the documents twelve concerts performed by the Norwegian improvasational quartet Spunk over the last 12 years, each concert a drone based around a single tone from the 12-tone scale.

A Different Nature playlist for 05/06/2013

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05/06/2013

artist for all selections: Mark Applebaum (see biographical notes at end of playlist)

 

8:02 PM - Snagglepuss Remix (dedicated to John Zorn) [2:21] from the album Catfish [Tzadik CD 7094, 2003] 

                 Tape piece composed of samples from Snagglepuss by Zorn 's group Naked City. 

8:07 PM - Salmagundi [15:07] from the albumMousetrap Music [Innova CD 511, 1996]

                  live improv on Applebaum's electro-acoustic sound-sculpture, the Mousetrap.

8:22 PM - Garden of Memory [7:11] from the albumThe Bible Without God [Innova CD 649, 2005]

              live improv on Applebaum's electro-acoustic sound-sculpture, the Mousketier

8:34 PM - The Bible Without God  [34:00] from the album The Bible Without God [Innova CD 649, 2005]

              Part I [3:28]

              Part II: Sixteen [2:30]

              Part III [1:31]

              Part IV: Mobile for Paper, Wristwatch: Alien Argot [1:00]

              Part V [2:30]

              Part VI: 48 Objects [1:59]

              Part VII [0:59]

              Part VIII: Keys, Strings, and Pencils [5:03]

              Part IX [5:01]

              Part X: Circulation [0:57]

              Part XI [1:02]

              Part XII: Wristwatch: Geology [2:00]

              Part XIII [6:06]

              The sections alternate between Applebaum solos on the Mouseketier, and sections he composed for other instruments.

9:08 PM - Plundergraphic [4:44] from the album Intellectual Property [Innova CD 602, 2005] 

              An improvised piece for a live quartet with pre-recorded 8-channel tape & realtime digital signal processing.

9:13 PM - Martian Anthropology 7 • 8 • 9 [14:03]  from the album Sock Monkey [Innova CD 706, 2008]

                   I. Martian Anthropology 7 [4:21]

                  II. Martian Anthropology 8 [4:39]

                  III. Martian Anthropology 9 [5:03]

                  performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

 

9:28 PM - The Mind Altering Concert  from the album The Bible Without God [Innova, 2005]

                  Part III [17:31] /// Part IV [11:45] 

                  for solo mouseketier electroacoustic sound-sculpture & live electronics - Stanford, April  2005                                                                                    

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Mark Applebaum (b. 1967, Chicago) is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Stanford University.  He received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego where he studied principally with Brian Ferneyhough.  His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia with notable premieres at the Darmstadt summer sessions.  He has received commissions from Betty Freeman, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Fromm Foundation, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Vienna Modern Festival, Antwerp’s Champ D’Action, Festival ADEvantgarde in Munich, Zeitgeist, MANUFACTURE (Tokyo), the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Jerome Foundation, and the American Composers Forum, among others.  In 1997 Applebaum received the American Music Center’s Stephen Albert Award and an artist residency fellowship at the Villa Montalvo artist colony in Northern California.

    Applebaum is also active as a jazz pianist and builds electroacoustic instruments out of junk, hardware, and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.  His music can be heard on recordings on the Innova, Tzadik, Capstone, and SEAMUS labels.  Prior to his current appointment, he taught at UCSD, Mississippi State University, and Carleton College.  Additional information is available at www.markapplebaum.com.

A Different Nature playlist for 04/29/2013

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04/29/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Manuel de EliasNon Novo Sed NovaMexico Electroacustico
Mario LavistaContrapuntoMexico Electroacustico
Manuel EnríquezViolsMexico Electroacustico
Francisco NunezJuegos SensorialesMexico Electroacustico
Hector QuintanarDialogosMexico Electroacustico
Manuel EnríquezMisa Prehistorica Pt. 1Mexico Electroacustico
Julio EstradaEua' OnMexico Electroacustico
Carlos Jimenez MabarakParaiso de los AhogadosMexico Electroacustico
Julio EstradaMiq'nahual
Julio EstradaQuotidianus
Israel MartínezEl Hombre que se SofocaEl Hombre que se SofocaSub Rosa
Israel MartínezEntuerceEl Hombre que se SofocaSub Rosa
OxomaxomaIncisiva 1Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaEl Poder y la Fuerza de la NaturalezaLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaJerico Toma de una Ciudad DormidaLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaPrimera Pesadilla: Primera Visita al Tribunal del Santo OficioLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaSegunda Pesadilla: Segunda Vista al Tribunal del Santo OficioLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaMarcelino, Pan y Paleta de ArdillaLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaIncisiva 2Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan: El Tribunal Dicta SentenciaLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaFanfarrias y BostezosLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaEl Nino del TamborLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
OxomaxomaCorazon de Punta de HuaracheLas Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan
TribuArenas TransparentesCompartiendo el UniversoPentagrama
TribuGuinea PapuaCompartiendo el UniversoPentagrama
TribuAhuainime (Alegradora)Compartiendo el UniversoPentagrama
TribuTlalocan (Paraiso)Compartiendo el UniversoPentagrama
TribuVerde EsmeraldaCompartiendo el UniversoPentagrama

A Different Nature playlist for 04/22/2013

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04/22/2013

A DIFFERENT NATURE - EARTH DAY/NIGHT 2013 PLAYLIST --QUESTIONS? CALL THE AIR ROOM (503)231-8187--

7:00 PM Monday 4/22 until 7:00 AM Tuesday 4/23

7 - 10 PM produced by Dr. Zomb:

Dusk at New Hope, PA /// Environments no. 3 LP

into chris watson   canopy     (spider monkeys)

into   morning fanfare   sublime frequencies' broken hearted dragonflies cd    insect electronica from se asia

into    excerpt   country stream   environments lp

into    at dusk   (hippos)   chris watson

into    vatnajokull    weather report cd

into   peter cusack    baikal ice flow split split 1,2,3,4,5

along with chris watson    the lapaich

and souls of dead children (kittiwakes)

TURN ALL YOUR RADIOS ON AT MEDIUM TO HIGH VOLUME AND BE ONE WITH THE WORLD"S NATURAL NOISES...

primate world cd   track 1   siamung

insect electronica      track 2     broken hearted dragonflies cd   sublime frequencies   (actual insects)

along with   ultimate thunderstorm   environments 4 lp

chris watson    unknown forest

chris watson    out of our sight

into dusk in the okefenokeee sswamp   environments 6 lp

some other stuff I didn't keep track of...

robert redford wolves

give me a break I'm trying to be one with nature here

oh yeah this is radio...

glistening beach    echoes of nature cd

along with    # 3    insect electronica   sublime frequencies cd

other stuff...

penguins

monkeys

17 year cicadas

into...    the 2nd shift...

nature folding over into itself...

10 pm Dr Zomb is leaving the building and now DJ Rolf is at the controls.

10:00 - 10:24 is a collage of different nature sounds taken off Soundsnap.. a lot of a single cricket sound and other stuff that goes in and out of it.. this piece was constructed in mid-April 2013 exclusively for this earth day.. a steady beat of crickets, and a slow buildup of other sounds.. (monkeys, elephants, crows and birds) that dies down again so that the crickets once more are all that can be heard.

 10:24 pm - an excerpt from Jon Hartog's "Oregon Landscapes" CD, of great horned owls and a western screech owl. Hartog is a Portland resident who travels around the Pacific Northwest recording natural sounds...

10:26 We start mixing in some bird and cricket noises, as ealry morning creeps early on the owls

10:32 Beginning of a long peice I put together last week from stuff I downloaded from Soundsnap.. I can't remember what is on this, except it's 38 minutes long... 

11:10 A short bit of a SilverBacked Jackal, from a CD called "Animals of Africa" onn the Nonesuch Explorer Series, mixed in with..

11:10 the sound of a thunderstorm, from a CD called Thunderstorm from Rykodisc's The Atomsphere Collection..

11:12 threw in some hippos from the Animals of Africa CD

11:15 A another of my recent Soundsnap nature collages, which I did last week for this show... this one has running water as the central motive... and some creature that periodically splashes in it, and of course the omnipresent crickets...

11:31 A mix of Bernie Krause's "Ocean Dreams" and Ruth Happel's "Loons of Echo Pond"

11:33 Let's throw in some elk mating rituals from a Moon Trailway Music CD...

11:41 St Mary's Cacophony gets mixed in .. from a disc called Seabird Island recorded by Lang Elliot..

11:44 Another collage from an earlier Earth Day.. have no idea what's on this, but it sounds like it was one of those let's try to throw as many different nature sounds as one can find... mostly sounds were taken from soundsnap...

11:59 A half hour of more birds and crickets!! Another collage, done last week for this show...

12:29 Chickdee Epilogue.. from John Hartog's An Early Monring Chorus Starring the American Robin, recorded at Murderer's Creek, Grant County, Oregon..

12:33 Another of my recent nature collages from sounds downloaded from the internet.. to take us to near the end of the show....more crickets!!!

12:59 Winds Across the Tundra, another CD from Bernie Krause.. and it's 1 am so I'm going home to listen to the rest of the show...

1:00 am and all's well... and daniel is here til 4:00 am /////

we will now move into a little more free-form, as in: don't expect to see every minute of time chronicled anymore...but we will keep you up to date somewhat on what we're playing, or rather--where we're going. such as--

THE NORTHWEST

1:20ish...the Oregon Coast. i'll see if i can give you a trip to our familiar coast, our corner of Planet Earth--

Ocean....gulls....whales...seals..

OCEAN DREAMS..from Bernie Krause's Wild Sanctuary series (sans Paul Beaver, of course)

SEABIRD ISLANDS (gulls) by Lang Elliott, from the Nature Sound Adventure Series, vol 3

SONGS OF THE SOUTHERN HUMPBACK WHALES (ok, i know. but we have whales along our coast, so radio takes liberties to create your dream soundtrack...you're asleep now anyway, right?) recorded by Ross Isaacs, on KADO records

OCEAN MIST - recorded at Cape Falcon, OR ...and then BLACK OYSTERCATCHER - recorded at Arch Cape rocks..both recorded by John Hartog --from his bizarrely titled CD "Oregon Soundscapes"  (?!)

then

2:00 am--we move over the Coast Range Mts and jump over to the south fork of the Crooked River--the CD Streamside Morning Light also recorded by John Hartog  (this is when you heard our good old familiar "torTEEEto" birds, as my cousins and i used to call them)

2:33 am--we hear this cool thing from NASA: "the Earth singing like a whale" (this was sent to us just now from The Sweetheart of The Valley" in Corvallis, and is unfortunately only about 30 seconds long--if you missed it and want to hear it again, call us in the KBOO studios - 503-231-8187 -- and i'll play it again around 3:00 am) -- this was recorded by 2 Storm Probe satellites investigating the famous Van Allen belts, intense radiation zones that surround the Earth like a doughnut. The Storm Probes, just launched last month, are mapping the density of charged particles. The "whale song" is an audio rendering of radio waves caused by the two Van Allen belts, inner and outer, and captured by the probes. You can't actually hear the audio in space, of course, but the radio waves-- known as "chorus"-- are real. Ham radio operators have been hearing chorus in the background for years, but there's never been a recording this clear until now.

LIKE WE SAID--CALL US AT 503-231-8187 IF YOU WANT US TO PLAY IT AGAIN AT 3:00 AM, OR AGAIN AT 4:00 AM.. for that matter, call us anyway, if you're really still up (we just heard from Deborah in Boston, on her way to the Blue Hills to watch the sun rise over the ocean) and tell us what you think...

anyway. from 2:34 to 3:00 am, we heard from Andy Hosch's MALHEUR -- recorded at the Buena Vista overlook in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, from a series bizarrely titled "Oregon Soundscapes #1" (!?)

still in our corner of the planet--

3:00 am -- tree and field crickets, John Hartog of SE Portland again (By the way: THANK YOU, JOHN! John sent these recordings of his to KBOO just for this special EARTH DAY broadcast. In his words: Recorded in high quality digital stereo with specialized soundscape microphones. Every care was taken to present periods of time without noticeable human-caused noise.")

3:30 - the terrifying sound (well, to me) of 12,000 bees (!!!) at Buckeye Creek Farm, uploaded by Richard Devine three weeks ago. (thanks to Doug Theriault)

3:33 - the otherworldly sounds of the Weddell seals under the water (under the ice) in Antarctica--the seals that, as Werner Herzog put it in his INCREDIBLE film "Encounters At The End Of The World", sound like "Peenk Fuloyd" -- again from Bernie Krause's Wild Sanctuary series, recorded by Douglas Quin. The CD is just called "Antarctica"...beautiful....

3:53 - Dolphin Medley from "Tropical Lagoon" in the "echoes of nature" series on LaserLight

3:58 - from Madagascar, by Douglas Quin (Wild Sanctuary series)

4:00 space again--we hear this cool thing from NASA: "the Earth singing like a whale" (this was sent to us just now from The Sweetheart of The Valley" in Corvallis, and is unfortunately only about 30 seconds long--if you missed it and want to hear it again, call us in the KBOO studios - 503-231-8187 -- and i'll play it again around 3:00 am) -- this was recorded by 2 Storm Probe satellites investigating the famous Van Allen belts, intense radiation zones that surround the Earth like a doughnut. The Storm Probes, just launched last month, are mapping the density of charged particles. The "whale song" is an audio rendering of radio waves caused by the two Van Allen belts, inner and outer, and captured by the probes. You can't actually hear the audio in space, of course, but the radio waves-- known as "chorus"-- are real. Ham radio operators have been hearing chorus in the background for years, but there's never been a recording this clear until now.

4:01 --ANDY HOSCH in the house

 In the tenth hour of our program, we hear recordings of Derek Ecklund.  (times are approximate) Derek has been a guest on A Different Nature, with his environmental recordings and also his electronic music.  Check out Derek's Columbia RiverSoundMap project: http://www.soundmaps.net/columbiariversoundmap/

4:01 - Bees, Portland [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:05 - Opal Creek, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:17 - Om Beach: Gokama, Karnataka, India [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:33 - Anenome in tidepool, Arabian Sea, India [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:38 - Yalapa Riverside Dusk, Mexico [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:42 - Owyhee River, insects, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:49 - Wind, storm, trees: south jetty, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

4:55 - Insect warp behind Lagunitas, receeding into jungle (Mexico) [recorded by Derek Ecklund]

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In the eleventh hour of our program, we travel south, to the Northern Territory of Australia and Kakadu Billabong, recorded by Les Gilbert in 1987.  "It is dawn at a remote and beautiful Nourlangie Creek billabong in Australia's Kakadu National Park  ...Unknowingly. nature is about to conspire with modern technology to produce a remarkable recording of an inspiring and precuious environment in all its teeming diversity" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Gilbert 

Kakadu Billabong began at 6:12 AM

....and as per listener request, we segued at 5:46 to ocean sounds -specifically, an excerpt from "Ocean Dreams" part of the Wild Sanctuary series, recorded by Bernie Krause along the Big Sur coast of California.  This in turn segued (at 5:57) into another excerpt from Derek Ecklund's recording at OM Beach, in Karnataka, India

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In the twelfth and final hour of our program, we hear a dawn chorus of birds recorded near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in South-Eastern Oregon.  I made this recording in April, 1999 outside the Hotel Diamond, just east of Malheur and north of Steen's Mountain.  Dawn at Diamond begins at 6:09 AM

And finally, at 6:57 AM, sounds of downtown Portland begin to encroach into our natural soundscape, returning our senses to urban reality........ thanks for listening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 04/08/2013

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04/08/2013

This week's host Dr. Zomb was joined in the air room by Mitchell Brown (aka Professor Cantaloupe) of Melon Expander Records, a label of experimental music.  Based in L.A., he runs the label, creates his own music and does two different radio shows himself on KXLU 88.9 FM, "The Kids are Allright" 6-7 pm and "Glossolalia" 10-11 pm on Wed. nights. He also is on Dublab international radio. Contact him at https://cantaloupe@dublab.com.  Mitchell played selections from past and upcoming releases on the label including some of his own work.  Thanks to local musician Tim Alexander for facilitating this visit!

 

warner jepson    bugs at large

stan gibb    give me peace at any price

dinosaurs with horns    disco aristo sarcophagus

joseph hammer    untitled #1 from dynasty suites

swan trove    from happy land of rest

points of friction    afterlife dna fingerpainting

mitchell brown    magnetic celadonia

brown sun farmers    powerline blues

sana shenai    untitled

moon traffic controllers    moon prom

mitchell brown    muddy romance

mitchell brown    maghemites

brain sucking peanunanners     the art gallery horse show

A Different Nature playlist for 03/25/2013

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A Different Nature
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03/25/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
John Cale & Terry RileyChurch of AnthraxChurch of AnthraxColumbia LP [1971]
John Cale & Terry RileyThe Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at VersaillesChurch of AnthraxColumbia LP [1971]
Karlheinz StockhausenCeylonCeylon/Bird of PassageChrysalis LP [1976]
Roger Meyersafter "The Pond" (Charles Ives)Roger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]
Randall McClellanDistant VoicesMcClellan/ChadabeOpus One LP [1974]
Joel ChadabeCarnivalRhythmsLovely Music LP [1981]
Roger MeyersSilver ScreenRoger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]
Karlheinz StockhausenBird of PassageCeylon/Bird of PassageChrysalis LP [1976]
Ruth AndersonI Come Out of Your SleepRoger Meyers/Ruth AndersonOpus One LP [1979]

Richard's Records.  This time on A Different Nature, we delve into the program's past, and play gems from founder Richard Francis' own record collection. 

A Different Nature playlist for 03/04/2013

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
03/04/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Jonathan HarveyMortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)VA - Musicworks 87Musicworks
Stefan GoldmannPart II: Le Sacrifice: Dance SacraleIgor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Stefan Goldmann EditMacro Recordings
MMM discussion part 1
Esa-Pekka SalonenYTA IIISalonen: YTAFinlandia
Witold LutoslawskiString Quartet-Main Movement (excerpt)LaSalle Quartet: String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
MMM discussion part 2
Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 2. Allegro MoltoShostakovich: The Complete String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 3. AllegrettoShostakovich: The Complete String QuartetsDeutsche Grammophon
Osvaldo GolijovTenebrae - Part 2 (Kronos Quartet)Golijov: Oceana, Tenebrae, 3 SongsDeutsche Grammophon
Tessa Brinckman & Mitsuki DazaiJack Gabel: Through A Gentle RainGlass SkyNorth Pacific Music
MMM discussion part 3
Venerable Showers of Beauty GamelanLou Harrison: Threnody for Carlos Chavez30th Anniversary Concert, 2010unreleased
Wynton MarsalisTango, Waltz, RagtimeThe Fiddler's Tale SuiteSony Classical
MMM discussion part 4
CPOP [Contemporary Portland Orchestra Project]Justin Ralls: When Strange Birds Passing Meet-----------unreleased
MMM discussion part 5
Luciano BerioO KingBerio: SinfoniaErato
MMM wrap-up
Jonathan HarveyMortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)VA - Musicworks 87Musicworks

March Music Moderne founder & organizer, composer Bob Priest joined Andy and Daniel for an overview of this month's events. March Music Moderne features 32 concerts and events, happening at 18 venues over the course of 17 days. It all gets started this Thursday, March 7th with "Ears Wide Open".  Info at: marchmusicmoderne.org

A Different Nature playlist for 02/25/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/25/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Juan Piñera / Edesio AlejandroTres de DosMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoTrotesCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoCanción EquinaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoSueñosCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoAmanecerCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa DomaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoNostalgiaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa FugaCaballosAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoLa ManadaCaballosAreito
Juan BlancoCircus TocattaMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Julio RoloffHalleyMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan Marcos BlancoRitualMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan BlancoTañidosMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito
Juan BlancoEspacios IIMúsica ElectroacusticaAreito

A Different Nature playlist for 02/11/2013

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Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
02/11/2013

Honoring LAWRENCE D. "BUTCH" MORRIS

February 10, 1947 - January 29, 2013

Tonight on A Different Nature, we salute Butch Morris, the originator of Conduction : a type of structured free improvisation wherein the conductor directs and conducts an improvising ensemble with a series of hand and baton gestures. Morris' conductions have received generally positive reviews, and are considered very unique, not quite fitting into any one musical genre. As critic Thom Jurek has written, "There are no records like Butch Morris' conduction sides, nor could there be, though he wishes there were." and Ed Hazell writes, "At his best, Morris can shake players out of their old habits, or place a microscope on one aspect of a musician's artistry and build an orchestral fantasia around it."

Butch Morris died of lung cancer on January 29, 2013. Yesterday (Feb 10) was his birthday. He would have turned 66. Tonight's host was daniel, with help from Wayne Horvitz and Andy Hosch. Here is his obit from The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/04/butch-morris

TONIGHT'S PLAYLIST:

-Here Comes The Man -- NuBlu Orchestra, conducted by Butch Morris  (Nublu Records, 2007)  Note: The Nublu Orchestra encompasses the ideal of the club that bore Brazilian Girls, Norah Jones, Kudu, Wax Poetic, and so many others. It encapsulates the venue's ability to nurture bands of professional players joining to make music that is all at once edgy, catchy, and danceable. Butch Morris guides the orchestra of Nublu residents - Kenny Wollesen (Tom Waits), Eddie Henderson (Herbie Hancock), Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), and Sylvia Gordon (Kudu) - through a series of musical flavors that touch on jazz, pop, noise and dance floor jams.                            

-(excerpt from) The Rites -- Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - (2004, featuring Pete Cosey- guitar, Melvin Gibbs- bass, Vijay Iyer- piano, Okkyung Lee- cello) 

-IF ONLY -- Butch Morris, cornet/Wayne Horvitz, piano/Bobby Previte, percussion, from 9 below 0 (Sound Aspects, 1986)

-(excerpt from) PSALM -- Morris, cornet/Horvitz, piano/Wm. Parker, bass, from Some Order, Long Understood  (Black Saint, 1982)

-AFTER ALL THESE YEARS -- Morris/Horvitz/Previte  (from 9 below 0)

-Sketches of NYC -- NuBlu Orchestra

-Conduction #180 (Italy, 2008)

-Conduction #192 (Italy, 2010)  --we played most of this amazing piece, 3 out of 4 parts of a work entitled "The Holy Ghost and The Infinite Spirit of Albert Ayler" Conduction® No. 192 “Possible Universe” by Butch Morris. He had an all-star cast on hand-- essentially a double orchestra, placed on the stage in stereo, with one of each instrument to each side. The only musician without a double was Alan Silva on synthesizer. The guitarists Jean Paul Bourelly and On ka’a Davis were on either side of Silva with Chad Taylor and Hamid Drake on percussion to the outsides of the guitarists. Silvia Bolognesi played bass on Hamid’s side, and Harrison Bankhead was near Chad. The horns on the Taylor/Bankhead side were Meg Montgomery (trumpet), Greg Ward (alto sax), David Murray (tenor sax & bass clarinet) and Tony Cattano (trombone). On the Drake/Bolognesi side, they were matched by Riccardo Pittau, Pasquale Innarella, Evan Parker and Joe Bowie.

Then we played an interview with an Italian television journalista, with an interpreter, until finally Morris just demonstates with his rehearsal singers -- an all vocal ensemble (!).

We closed with a performance of Conduction #5 from WNYC's Americathon 1987 Festival, featuring Jason Kao Hwang- violin, Bill Horvitz - guitar electronics, Wayne Horvitz - piano electronics, Carol Emmanuel- harp, Zeena Parkins- harp, Wilber Morris- bass, Tom Cora- cello, and a Philly group called Relache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 01/28/2013

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
01/28/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowRhizome 4RhizomesCuneiform
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowShibuya AKSKeio Line PlusDirter
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowParis ThreeParis 2008Cuneiform
Richard Pinhas & MerzbowMerzbow/Helldon Kills Animals KillersKeio Line PlusDirter
Nurse With Wound/Graham BowersPart 1RuptureDirter
Nurse With Wound/Blind Cave Salamanderside 2CabbalismDirter
Nurse With Wound/Graham BowersPart 4RuptureDirter
Sunn O))) meets Nurse With WoundDysinstaxisThe Iron Soul of NothingIdeologic Organ

The first half of the show we listened to some collaborations between Merzbow and Richard Pinhas, and then later on we heard from several recent collaborations that Nurse With Wound has done with different artists.

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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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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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