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
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.
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)
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.
- Title: Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents
- Length: 37:10 minutes (187.57 MB)
- Format: RIFF Mono 44kHz 705Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Title: Edward Ka-spel interview
- Length: 23:31 minutes (21.53 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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
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.
|Manuel de Elias||Non Novo Sed Nova||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Mario Lavista||Contrapunto||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Manuel Enríquez||Viols||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Francisco Nunez||Juegos Sensoriales||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Hector Quintanar||Dialogos||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Manuel Enríquez||Misa Prehistorica Pt. 1||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Julio Estrada||Eua' On||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Carlos Jimenez Mabarak||Paraiso de los Ahogados||Mexico Electroacustico|
|Israel Martínez||El Hombre que se Sofoca||El Hombre que se Sofoca||Sub Rosa|
|Israel Martínez||Entuerce||El Hombre que se Sofoca||Sub Rosa|
|Oxomaxoma||Incisiva 1||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||El Poder y la Fuerza de la Naturaleza||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Jerico Toma de una Ciudad Dormida||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Primera Pesadilla: Primera Visita al Tribunal del Santo Oficio||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Segunda Pesadilla: Segunda Vista al Tribunal del Santo Oficio||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Marcelino, Pan y Paleta de Ardilla||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Incisiva 2||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan: El Tribunal Dicta Sentencia||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Fanfarrias y Bostezos||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||El Nino del Tambor||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Oxomaxoma||Corazon de Punta de Huarache||Las Pesadillas de Eustaquio Rahan|
|Tribu||Arenas Transparentes||Compartiendo el Universo||Pentagrama|
|Tribu||Guinea Papua||Compartiendo el Universo||Pentagrama|
|Tribu||Ahuainime (Alegradora)||Compartiendo el Universo||Pentagrama|
|Tribu||Tlalocan (Paraiso)||Compartiendo el Universo||Pentagrama|
|Tribu||Verde Esmeralda||Compartiendo el Universo||Pentagrama|
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
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--
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 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" (?!)
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]
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
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.
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://email@example.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
|John Cale & Terry Riley||Church of Anthrax||Church of Anthrax||Columbia LP |
|John Cale & Terry Riley||The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles||Church of Anthrax||Columbia LP |
|Karlheinz Stockhausen||Ceylon||Ceylon/Bird of Passage||Chrysalis LP |
|Roger Meyers||after "The Pond" (Charles Ives)||Roger Meyers/Ruth Anderson||Opus One LP |
|Randall McClellan||Distant Voices||McClellan/Chadabe||Opus One LP |
|Joel Chadabe||Carnival||Rhythms||Lovely Music LP |
|Roger Meyers||Silver Screen||Roger Meyers/Ruth Anderson||Opus One LP |
|Karlheinz Stockhausen||Bird of Passage||Ceylon/Bird of Passage||Chrysalis LP |
|Ruth Anderson||I Come Out of Your Sleep||Roger Meyers/Ruth Anderson||Opus One LP |
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.
|Jonathan Harvey||Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)||VA - Musicworks 87||Musicworks|
|Stefan Goldmann||Part II: Le Sacrifice: Dance Sacrale||Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Stefan Goldmann Edit||Macro Recordings|
|MMM discussion part 1|
|Esa-Pekka Salonen||YTA III||Salonen: YTA||Finlandia|
|Witold Lutoslawski||String Quartet-Main Movement (excerpt)||LaSalle Quartet: String Quartets||Deutsche Grammophon|
|MMM discussion part 2|
|Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)||Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 2. Allegro Molto||Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Shostakovich (Emerson String Quartet)||Quartet #8 In C Minor, Op. 110 - 3. Allegretto||Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Osvaldo Golijov||Tenebrae - Part 2 (Kronos Quartet)||Golijov: Oceana, Tenebrae, 3 Songs||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Tessa Brinckman & Mitsuki Dazai||Jack Gabel: Through A Gentle Rain||Glass Sky||North Pacific Music|
|MMM discussion part 3|
|Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan||Lou Harrison: Threnody for Carlos Chavez||30th Anniversary Concert, 2010||unreleased|
|Wynton Marsalis||Tango, Waltz, Ragtime||The Fiddler's Tale Suite||Sony Classical|
|MMM discussion part 4|
|CPOP [Contemporary Portland Orchestra Project]||Justin Ralls: When Strange Birds Passing Meet||-----------||unreleased|
|MMM discussion part 5|
|Luciano Berio||O King||Berio: Sinfonia||Erato|
|Jonathan Harvey||Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (excerpt)||VA - Musicworks 87||Musicworks|
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
|Juan Piñera / Edesio Alejandro||Tres de Dos||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Trotes||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Canción Equina||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Sueños||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Amanecer||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||La Doma||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Nostalgia||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||La Fuga||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||La Manada||Caballos||Areito|
|Juan Blanco||Circus Tocatta||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
|Julio Roloff||Halley||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
|Juan Marcos Blanco||Ritual||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
|Juan Blanco||Tañidos||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
|Juan Blanco||Espacios II||Música Electroacustica||Areito|
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
-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.
|Richard Pinhas & Merzbow||Rhizome 4||Rhizomes||Cuneiform|
|Richard Pinhas & Merzbow||Shibuya AKS||Keio Line Plus||Dirter|
|Richard Pinhas & Merzbow||Paris Three||Paris 2008||Cuneiform|
|Richard Pinhas & Merzbow||Merzbow/Helldon Kills Animals Killers||Keio Line Plus||Dirter|
|Nurse With Wound/Graham Bowers||Part 1||Rupture||Dirter|
|Nurse With Wound/Blind Cave Salamander||side 2||Cabbalism||Dirter|
|Nurse With Wound/Graham Bowers||Part 4||Rupture||Dirter|
|Sunn O))) meets Nurse With Wound||Dysinstaxis||The Iron Soul of Nothing||Ideologic 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.
|Agog||Magnetic Phenomena of All Kinds||Magnetic Phenomena of All Kind|
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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.
He leaves behind a great legacy of friendships and large amounts of recorded sound art and truly unique visual art, speaking of the 6000+ photos he took recently of various naturally eroded materials while hiking, strange arrangements of objects and other various abstractions, as he always had the exquisite skill of channelling the fascinating and odd through any number of mediums. Whether it was with mud, paint and found objects, scissors, magazines, trash and glue, hallucinogenic photo manipulations on a computer, or an amplified birdcage tickled with a gigantic comb, Damian was endlessly enthralled by creating. He was a collector of junk materials and built his own instruments and sculptures.
The music of Agog was homemade musique concrete - amazing tape collages. It was really outstanding work that stood above a lot of what was coming out of the cassette culture at that time. Damian's work was superbly recorded and edited, and lovingly packaged. His own cassettes reached fewer and fewer people over the years as his packaging grew more and more elaborate.
Damian's music and art remains little heard and known for the most part.
(Edited texts by Eric Lanzillotta, Mitchell Brown, and Tim Alexander).
A Different Nature thanks Points of Friction members Mitchell Brown, and Tim Alexander for this humble but sincere homage to Damian Bisciglia's creativity.