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 04/04/11

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Butch Morris, part V of VI

Andy Hosch of Timbuktunes brings you the fifth in his six-part series on Butch Morris and Conduction.  Although this show was planned well in advance, think of it as a contiunation of our five-hour New Music Japan special which aired this past Monday.  The centerpiece of this evening's program will be Conduction #50 which took place in Tokyo with an ensemble of both Japanese traditional and Western instruments.

A Different Nature on 03/28/11

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 7:00pm - Tue, 03/29/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Japanese new music special

In response to the recent Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and ongoing fears of nuclear contamination, the 'A Different Nature' collective will celebrate Japan's richly creative musical culture.  Join us in solidarity with the people of Japan for a five-hour special featuring new and experimental Japanese music, including electronic, improvisational, and modern Japanese classical music. Tune in this coming Monday, March 28, 2011 from 7 pm until midnight for five hours of new music from Japan.

A Different Nature on 03/21/11

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The Music of Otomo Yoshihide

On this week's A Different Nature, we'll look at the wide-ranging discography of Japanese musician, composer and musical deconstructivist Otomo Yoshihide.

Otomo Yoshihide (born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese experimental musician, turntablist and guitarist. He played in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering free jazz and free improvisation musicians like the guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons)... (Discogs)

A Different Nature on 03/14/11

Categories:
Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness 100th Anniversary special.

 

A Different Nature on 03/07/11

Categories:
Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Butch Morris & Conduction, part 4 of 6

host: Andy Hosch /// This will be the fourth installment of our six part series on the music of composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction, and a leading innovator in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music. Butch’s work redefines the role of composer, conductor, arranger and performer and bridges the gap between the composer, interpreter and improviser. Over the last 25 years Morris has led over 180 Conductions in cities around the world with ensembles of varying size and diverse instrumentation.

A Different Nature on 02/28/11

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Belgian avant-garde vocalist Catherine Jauniaux

 Hosted by Danielle Parks

A Different Nature on 02/14/11

Categories:
Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/14/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Musique Concrete for Lovers hosted by Dr. Zomb

The French seem to lay claim to inventing romance and that may be true, but tonight, on Valentines Day, A Different Nature presents a look at something else they definitely started...     Musique Concrete for Lovers - a semi chronological special starting with Pierres Henry and Schaeffer (plus an interesting piece that predates their first work by almost twenty years) and working through the 50's, 60's up to recent work by many of the genre's geniuses.   Cuddle up with someone you love...      Hosted by Dr. Zomb

A Different Nature on 02/07/11

Categories:
Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris & Conduction, part 3 of 6

host: Andy Hosch /// This evening we bring you the third installment of a six part series on the music of composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction, and a leading innovator in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music. Butch’s work redefines the role of composer, conductor, arranger and performer and bridges the gap between the composer, interpreter and improviser. Over the last 25 years Morris has led over 180 Conductions in cities around the world with ensembles of varying size and diverse instrumentation.

A Different Nature on 01/24/11

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/24/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Natural Snow Buildings, TwinSisterMoon, & Isengrind

Tonight we listen to the wintery sounds of NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS and related projects. This group was formed in the late 90s in Paris by guitarist Mehdi Ameziane and classically-trained musician Solange Gularte. They have have released numerous albums, many in extremely limited quantities, and they each also have a solo project, Ameziane's TWINSISTERMOON and Gularte's ISENGRIND.  The music of all three is a blend of experimental psychedelic folk/drone/ambient music, and we'll be concentrating more on the longer, more experimental peices from their catelogue.  

A Different Nature on 01/03/11

Categories:
Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris & Conduction, part 2 of 6

host: Andy Hosch /// This evening we bring you the second in a six part series on the music of composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction, and a leading innovator in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music. Butch’s work redefines the role of composer, conductor, arranger and performer and bridges the gap between the composer, interpreter and improviser. Over the last 25 years Morris has led over 180 Conductions in cities around the world. In this second installment, we will hear conductions which feature traditional instruments from Turkey, China, and West Africa, along with Western instruments and electronics

Comments

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A new song for your show

 http://www.boyjah.net/music/LoveMe2.mp3

Archived shows?

I loved the show today and read about the history of the show and about Richard.  Are there any archived Richard Francis shows?  I feel bereft i am so late to this party!

 

Ben

Thank you!

Tuned in on my way home from work. I don't usually get to listen but tonight I did and I'm sooooooo glad I found this show! I love gamelan. Love love it. Thank you!!!!

 

 

Experimental music show

Hello, I am a portland experimental music artist and would like to know how to get my music on Kboo. Thanks

-Electriqu Quid

Program submission forms are

Program submission forms are available at the station, 20 SE 8th Ave. You can also call Program Director Chris Merrick at (503) 231-8032. This is assuming you've already gone through volunteer orientation and FCC training....

music submissions

Is this the official KBOO music submission
"protocol"?
-OR-

Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION