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)
|Chip Chapman||CMix||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Chip Chapman||Music for Gamelan and Synthesizer||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Le Forte Four||1st several tracks from "Bikini Tennis Shoes"||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Doo-Dooettes||Children Undressing Animals from "Live at the Brand||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Airway||Live at Lace Part One||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Le Forte Four||Japanese Superheroes||The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Smegma||1980 AR||Glamour Girl 1941/The Lowest Form of Music||Cortical Foundation|
|Ace =1||Examining Upstart Art||Blorp-Esette||Transparency|
|Dr Id||Impulse||Acnode One||Poo Bah|
|Dennis Duck||4xie||Dennis Duck Goes Disco||Poo Bah|
|Joe Potts||Heartphase Hotel||Blorp-Esette||Transparency|
|Ju Suk Reet Meet||That New Plow||Acnode 1||Poo Bah|
|v/a||10-25||ID Art #2||Paradigm|
|José Vicente Asuar||Affaire Des Oiseaux [12:05]||Imeb Opus 30 1970-1983||Imeb (France)|
|David Dunn||Chaos & The Emergent Mind of the Pond (edit) [13'17]||Angels & Insects||O.O. Discs|
|Maciunas Ensemble & Kanary Grand Band||Bird And Man [15:35]||Live With The Birds||Het Apollohuis (Netherlands)|
|Mathew Adkins||Sea Soundscape [8:37]|| Project||empreintes DIGITALes (Canada)|
|Andrew Hosch||Les Grands Oiseaux (edit) [12:08]||Bicycles & Birds||Epitonium (U.S.)|
|Chris Watson||Crucero La Joya [4:58]||El Tren Fantasma||Touch (UK)|
|Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson||The Bee Symphony [20:08]||Cross-Pollination||Touch (UK)|
|Barry Truax||Island [19:01]||Islands||Cambridge Street (Canada)|
|Hildegard Westerkamp||Beneath the Forest Floor (excerpt)||Transformations||empreintes DIGITALes (Canada)|
Electroacoustic music incorporating environmental sound materials. This week's host: Andy Hosch
|Antonio Russek||Big Bang, Origen del Universo||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Dinosaurios||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Desierto Viviente||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Umbral 1||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Ferrocarril||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Misiones / La Feria||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Tiempos Modernos||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Especies Antiguas / El Oso||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Umbral 2||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Umbral 3||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||La Trama de la Vida||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Amanecer||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Agua||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||La Cueva||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Cuatro Ciénegas||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Umbral 4||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Madriguera||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|Antonio Russek||Atardecer||Música del Desierto||MUDE|
|E. Reck Miranda||Electroacoustic Samba X||Desde el Otro Lado||o o discs|
|Antonio Russek||Ohtzalan||Desde el Otro Lado||o o discs|
|Antonio Russek||Para Espacios Abiertos||Música Electroacústica Mexicana||Univesidad de Guanajuato|
|Antonio Russek||Danza Mínima - Fotografest08 (Parte 1)||www.youtube.com|
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 listened 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.
We ended the show with a performance of Danza Minima for solo dance by Evoé Sotelo, during Fotografest08, a festival of dance, photography, electronic media and video, at La Casona Spencer, Cuernavaca Morelos, Oct. 24th, 2008.
Live Music by Antonio Russek.
Real Time Audio Visuals: José Luis García Nava.
Escenografía e iluminación de Mauricio Ascencio.
|Diane Labrosse||The Answering Machine Tapes||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Even at Night the Head Works||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Envy||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Easter Island||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Insomnia & Chimeras||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Modesty||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Pagan Holiday||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, Ikue Mori, Martan Tetreault||Minerals and Extra Time||Strand Island||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Fire||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, A. Dontigny||Satellite Dish||Telepathy||No Type|
|Diane Labrosse||The Ticking Alarm Clock||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Constellations||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Conscience||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Ponderation||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Discernment||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Dali||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, Ikue Mori, Martan Tetreault||War Machine||Strange Island||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||The Black & White TV||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Humility||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Eloquence||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||The Manual Coffee Grinder||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, A. Dontigny||T.S.F.||Telepathy||No Type|
|Diane Labrosse||Fingal Road||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, Martan Tetreault||Lamp Ray||Parasites||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Hatred||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Wisdom||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Small Death||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Generic||Hidden Side of Things||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Pride||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||The Printer||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Faith||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Temerity||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||The Electric Percolator||Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Honesty||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Lousy Face||Parasites||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Expectation||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Nervous Tick||Parasites||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Ardor||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Patience||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Engagement||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Passion||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Application||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse||Justice||A Short Treatise on Practical Wisdom||Ambiances Magnetiques|
|Diane Labrosse, Martan Tetreault||Parasite's Paradise||Parasites||Ambiances Magnetiques|
On our recent call-in show, one thing listeners asked for was more music by local Portland artists. This week on A Different Nature we will hear electro-acoustic music from composer Matt Marble, unique instrument builder RP Collier, and rare cassette tapes from the mid-1980s by Phyllyp Vernacular. host: Andy Hosch
all selections on this evening's program are self-released by the artists.
Phyllyp Vernacular, from Cognitive Dissonance :
"The Dipthongs of Ancient Dialects" (9:32)
-- mic break --
Matt Marble, from Folding Googles:
"Ezekiel's Vision" (9:22)
"Mood Ring" (0:26) (9:22)
"Through the Stars" (5:57)
"Yeats' Fire" (4:21)
"Did you see the lightning bugs?" (7:44)
listen to more music from Matt Marble at https://soundcloud.com/mattmarble
-- mic break --
Phyllyp Vernacular (aka Brian Magill), from Cognitive Dissonance :
"The Drowned World" (8:44)
"Industrial Frictions" (3:44)
"Schlopbobo Mukma" (5:00)
Phyllyp Vernacular (aka Brian Magill), from The Red Bag :
"Social Fabric" (4:46)
"Eye Like A Camera" (5:02)
more recently, Brian Magill has recorded under the name 'Fervent Torpor' listen here:
-- mic break --
RP Collier, from Future In Sepia :
RP Collier, from Sketchbook 7 :
RP Collier, from Tilting@Windmills :
RP Collier, from Map Of The Sky :
RP Collier, from Lamellaphone :
RP Collier, from Reagent :
RP Collier, from Let Them Eat Flarn :
"System Shunt" (7:55)
link to photos of instruments created by RP Collier :
listen to music or download:
watch & listen on youtube: search: RP Collier
Back in May, we had a listener call-in show to see what our audience wanted to hear and one suggestion was electronic music that isn't musique concrete. So thats what I pulled together for the show... during the show the guy who suggested it called and although he was enjoying the show, he said he actually didn't mean it to be interpreted so narrowly. The ADN collective basically has a list on all of our computers of the listener requests and I picked this one as I knew I had the material to do it as it was written. But I would like to honor the larger scope of this listener's vision and so we will hopefully expand upon the idea in the weeks and months to come... Thanks to the listener for his suggestion as well as his call last night! Here's what I played:
john pfeiffer forests electronomusic lp rca
bulent arel stereo electronic music no 1 columbia-princeton electronic music center v/a lp columbia
jozef malovec orthgenesis electronic music vol. IV v/a lp turnabout
milton babbitt composition for synthesizer columbia-princeton lp again
don preston electronic filters, oscillators and envelopes lp sub rosa
several selections from the nonesuch guide to electronic music 2 lp box set
morton subotnick pt.1 silver apples of the moon lp nonesuch
charles wuorinen pt.1 time's encomium lp nonesuch
johanna m. beyer 1977 performance of her 1938 composition, music of the spheres new music for electronic and recorded media v/a lp arch records
lejaren hiller-robert baker 3rd movement, computer cantata computer music from the university of illinois lp heiiodor
raymond scott excrpt, the happy whistler soothing sounds for baby lp basta
An all vinyl show folks! Hosted by Dr. Zomb
|Spunk||20.03.2003 at 20:03 oslo city shopping center (C)||Das Wohltemperierte Spunk||Rune Grammofon|
|Spunk||20.08.2008 at 20:08 the roof of the norwegian national opera & ballet (D)||Das Wohltemperierte Spunk||Rune Grammofon|
|Spunk||20.01.2001 at 20:01 emanuel vigeland mausoleum (B-flat)||Das Wohltemperierte Spunk||Rune Grammofon|
|Spunk||20.11.2011 at 20:11 gamle aker church (A-flat)||Das Wohltemperierte Spunk||Rune 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.
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.