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 08/19/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Nude Sounds for Old Ears

On tonight's show, we'll be featuring some recent releases by the likes of NON (Boyd Rice), The Everyday Film and The Eccectronic Research Council, plus some not-so-new - but perhaps unheard - sounds by Sir Richard Bishop (Ex-Sun City Girls) and BBC Radiophonics pioneer John Baker, as well as some of the 1960s work of Vyacheslev Mescherin, who was the Raymond Scott and Esquivel of the Soviet Union.

Hope you can tune in!

Hosted by Rich L.

A Different Nature on 07/29/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Antonio Russek: Musica del Desierto

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 will be listening 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.

 

A Different Nature on 07/22/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 07/15/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

A Different Nature on 07/08/13

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE

When we recently had our phone-in show to solicit ideas for future shows, one caller wanted show of sounds of people making love. Unfortunately because of FCC rules on indency and obscenity, we wouldn't be able run that show before 10 pm... probably not after 10 pm either. What about the opposite of making love? The FCC doesn't mind sounds of people fighting (as long as there's no profanity).   Sex is bad, but violence.. Why not just turn this request on it's head and have two hours of people committing voilence on each other?

Tonight on A Different Nature we bring you an uninterrupted two hours of THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE, as people use fists, guns, swords, bombs, clubs and other weapons to hurt, maim and kill each other.

A Different Nature on 07/01/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Electro-acoustic music by local Portland artists

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. And perhaps some other surprises.....  host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 06/24/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Sacred Machine

On A Different Nature, this Monday we'll be listening to Aristeo (Heriberto Montes de Oca), recordings from the late 1970's, early 1980's.

Heriberto Montes de Oca (Nogales, Sonora, Mexico; Feb. 1950 - Jan. 2009), was a prominent figure on the Arizona - Sonora border alternative culture life, from the late 60's, early 70's until is death. Musician, photographer, father, mentor and friend, his life style influenced countless of artists and people that were fortunate enough to cross paths with his powerfull personality.

HIs recordings were only issued on home - made cassettes. He was a pioneer of Electonic Music, Rock and many other musical styles, as well as on the International Self Produced Underground Scene.

A Different Nature on 06/17/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Tonight! We listen to music designed for films. We pay special attention to Vashon Island-based artist Jason Staczek who has worked with Canadian director Guy Maddin. (Brand Upon the Brain, My Winnepeg)

A Different Nature on 06/10/13

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Listener's request for electronic music that isn't Musique Concrete. Hosted by Dr. Zomb

So back in May we had a listener call-in show to hear what A Different Nature's audience was interested in hearing and one of the suggestions was early electronic music that isn't Musique Concrete and thats just what you'll get tonight...

 

hosted by Dr. Zomb

A Different Nature on 06/03/13

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Music of John Zorn and The Moonchild Trio

On this week's A Different Nature, we'll explore the music of one of composer John Zorn's long-running projects The Moonchild Trio.

Variously dedicated to and inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley, Antonin Artaud and Edgard Varèse, the group consists mainly of bassist Trevor Dunn, vocalist Mike Patton and long-time Zorn collaborator Joey Barron on drums, with Zorn conducting and at various time lending his reed-shredding sax playing (Guitarist Marc Ribot is also a frequent guest on most albums).

Audio

THOLLEM MCDONAS: Live on the KBOO piano!

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Mon, 07/20/2015
A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast; (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored)

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration/performance by the redoubtable THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!

THOLLEM MCDONAS performs live on KBOO's A Different Nature

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A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School never closed.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored).

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration by the one and only THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
 

THOLLEM MCDONAS performs live on A Different Nature

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A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2015
A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School --Then and Now.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL, considered to be "the father of West Coast experimentalism" and who taught many others (including John Cage) to throw aside convention in composition in music, as well as LOU HARRISON, HARRY PARTCH, JOHN CAGE, PAULINE OLIVEROS, TERRY RILEY, this series will also look at the continuing tradition in succeeding generations of avant-garde and experimentalists from the American West Coast (Amy Denio, Thollem McDonas, Henry Kaiser, Mike Lastra, and many more will be explored).

ALSO: A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by THOLLEM!
Tonight's show concludes with a 36 minute pianistic exploration by the one and only THOLLEM MCDONAS, LIVE on the KBOO piano!
 


Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/12/2015
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Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 08/25/2014
Dr. Zomb of Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura and Rich of Radio Lost and Found interview Negativland founding member Mark Hosler.
Mark called in all the way from North Carolina to discuss Negativland history, their upcoming show in Portland on the 29th, their upcoming new album It's All In Your Head and other mysteries.

richard's records

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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.

  • Length: 119:47 minutes (164.51 MB)
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Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

program: 
A Different Nature
program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

 For forty years, the San Francisco Avant-Garde band The Residents have basked in relative obscurity, much of it self-imposed. Their earliest modus operandi had them creating works under their 'theory of obscurity', first coined by N. Senada, who may or may not be an actual person. One aspect of the theory is that a work is created with the intent of never releasing a work until every participant has forgotten about it - or something like that.

Another aspect of the Residents is that they've kept their real identity a secret for many decades, with a few people speaking on their behalf in a business capacity who may or may not be Residents themselves.. Hmmm..

We did, however, manage to get Homer Flynn, The Resident's creative director and visual Major Domo on the phone, while he was, uh, helping the band on the Eastern leg of their Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary tour.

Homer was more than generous with his time and lots of questions get answered, including a long-time rumour around KBOO's history.

But I'll let you listen to that yourself.

 

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3

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A Different Nature
program date: 
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 11/12/2012

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11/12/2012

 ELLIOTT CARTER

String Quartet No. 1 (1951)

 String Quartet No. 2 (1959) (which earned him his first of two pulitzers. The 2nd one was in 1971 for String Quartet No 3). -- both performed here by the Arditti String Quartet

HENRY COWELL

 

The Banshee (1925) / The Tides of Manaunaun (1917) / Anger Dance (1914) / The Hero Sun (1922) -- all performed by COWELL himself.

Aeolian Harp (1923) -- performed by Beata Pincetic

Dynamic Motion (1916) - performed by Henry Cowell

LOU HARRISON 

Suite for Violin & American Gamelan -- performed by David Abel, violin, American Gamelan (instruments made by Harrison and his life partner William Colvig) conducted by John Bergamo

 

  

closing w/one more from Henry Cowell -- Tiger (1930) inspired by William Blake's poem 

 

 

 

 

A Different Nature playlist for 11/05/2012

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A Different Nature
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11/05/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si BettyGending AlexanderLou Harrison: Gamelan MusicMusicMakers
Pauline Oliveros/Berkeley Gamelan EnsembleLion's Eye for GamelanLion's Eye/Lion's TaleDeep Listening
Aloysius Suwardi [Pak-Ael]Sindhen KewekGamelan of Java, Vol. 2: Contemporary ComposersLyrichord
interview: Pak-Ael & Mindy Johnston
Venerable Showers of Beauty GamelanLdr. Babyar Layar (Sailing)Live with Peni Candra Rini [11/12/2011 at Lewis & Clark College, Portland]unreleased
interview, part 2
Gamelan PacificaRainTrance GongWhat Next?/Nonsequitir
K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat/Gamelan Sekar TunjungGending CorobalenMusic of K.R.T. WasitodiningratCMP
Harry RoseliAsmat DreamAsmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. 2 (Sunda)Lyrichord
   Tonight on A Different Nature: Javanese and American music for Gamelan.  Mostly contemporary compositions, including pieces from Pauline Oliveros and Lou Harrison.  

   Portland-based Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan will be performing at Lewis and Clark College this coming Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm.  The concert, titled "From Indonesia to Portland: Traditional and Contemporary Gamelan Music from Java" will feature VSB along with Indonesian master musician Aloysius Suwardi, renowned Berkeley-based Javanese teacher and musician Midiyanto and members of the Seattle-based Gamelan Pacifica.  So during the second hour of tonight's show, we will be speaking in studio with VSB director Mindy Johnston and Aloysius Suwardi (Pak Ael) to learn more about Javanese gamelan music and the upcoming performance.   more info:  vsbgamelan.org

A Different Nature playlist for 10/29/2012

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10/29/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Pierre HenryBreathLe VoyageLimelight
Bitter Funeral BeerBitter Funeral BeerECM
Pierre HenryTransformationLe Livre de Morts EgyptienMantra
Psychic TV23 Tibetan Human Thigh BonesThemes, Part 1Cleopatra
James WoodVillage Burial with FireSpirit Festival with LamentationsMode

An extended installment of "A Different Nature", as the collective brings you their annual Dia de los Muertos show. ADN founding host Richard Francis was heavily into celebrating Dia de los Muertos during the last years of his life, so now, every year around this time we pay homage to Richard and others who have passed, with a musical tribute. As usual, expect the unexpected. Dr. Zomb and friends will bring experimental and electronic music related to the theme [and some perhaps unrelated...] plus ritual music of funeral lamentations, ancestor worship, and the afterlife from many different cultures.

A Different Nature playlist for 10/29/2012

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A Different Nature
Air date: 
10/29/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Pierre HenryBreathLe Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
intro [Dr. Zomb]
Bengt bergerBitter Funeral BeerBitter Funeral BeerECM
mic break [Andy]
Pierre HenryTransformationLe Livre des Morts EgyptienMantra
Psychic TV23 Tibetan Human Thigh bonesThemes Part 1Cleopatra
James WoodVillage Burial with FireSpirit Festival with LamentationMode
Culto sin NombreLa Tumba de Edgar PoeFracturas internasSolo Art
mic break [Alejandro]
TribuTamoanchanMaseualCademac
Dion McGregorDead to the WorldThe Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregorTorpor Vigil
Andrew LilesWhere the Long Shadows FallWhere the Long Shadows Fall [CD single]Dirter
Lieutenant CaramelLe Morte du CerfLe Boite de Pandore/Carnet de ChasseActeon
Trembling StrainFuneral MarchAnthem to Raise the DeadBelle Antique
Fosa ComunAbortion [excerpt, dubbed over "Funeral March"]Fosa ComunGente de Mexico
mic break [Rolf]
John ColtraneLiving SpaceInfinityImpulse
Max Roach/M'BoomGhost Dance, part IITo the Max!Bluemoon
David S. WareBardoOneceptAum Fidelity
mic break [Andy]
Sun RaHiroshimaStars That Shine Darkly/HiroshimaSaturn
mic break [Dr. Zomb]
Daniel JohnstonMy Baby Cares for the DeadDon't Die On Me Baby [box set]Munster
Rodd KeithI Died TodayI Died TodayTzadik
Pierre HenryAfter Death 1Le Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
Lee HazelwoodWe All Make the Flowers GrowDrink in my HeartKilled by Lee [bootleg]
Manuel EnriquezConjuroManuel EnriquezINBA-SACM LP
NazcaLa Morgue [dubbed over "Conjuro"]Nazca En VivoNaja
Jorge ReyesNadie se Libre TamohuanchanComalaProducciones Exilio
Juan José ArreolaEpitafio [dubbed over "Nadie se Libre Tamohuanchan"]Primera ReedicionU.N.A.M.
mic break [Alejandro]
The Gray Field Recordings [R. Loftis]A DescentNature Desires NatureReverb Worship
ArrowwoodFuneral LullabyArrowwood/NovemthreeLittle Somebody
SaradaThe Darkest PathVA - Hand/EyeHand/Eye
Grow TonguePrayer for the DeadDitch Mix, Volume Twoself-released
PhaedraDeath Will ComeThe SeaRune Grammofon
Jeff FuccilloDeathDisturbed StringsRoratorio
mic break [Rolf, Andy]
Koo Nimo & the Kumasi Ensemble AdadamAgofomma [Ghana]Flor BlancaVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Antanosy & Mahafy people [Madagascar]KalokaloVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Gabriel Souza Carvalho [Brazil, Candomblé]Amura SebinaVA - Dancing With the DeadEllipsis Arts...
Los Munequitos de Mantansas [Cuba, Santeria]AgayuIto Iban EchuQbadisc
unknown [Haiti, Vodou]Gue de Baron SamediSpirits of Life: Haitian VodouSoul Jazz
mic break [Andy, Dr. Zomb]
CriswellSomeone Walked Over My GraveSomeone Walked Over My Grave [7" single]Dionysus
International HarvesterI Mourn YouSov Gott Rose-MarieSilence
Pierre HenryPeaceful DeitiesLe Voyage: Tibetan Book of the Dead]Limelight LP
unknownFinal Relaxation [excerpt, dubbed over "Peaceful Deities"]Final RelaxationIpecoc
Oxomaxomaunknown [dubbed over "Final Relaxation"]Live at M.A.M.unknown
Current 93Ach Golgotha [excerpt]Nature UnveiledWorld Serpent
mic break [Dr. Zomb]
David LynchIn Heaven [from Soundtrack to "Eraser Head"7" singleSacred Bones

 Tune in this Monday evening (Oct. 29) from 8:00 pm until 12 midnight for an extended installment of "A Different Nature", as the collective brings you their annual Dia de los Muertos show. ADN founding host Richard Francis was heavily into celebrating Dia de los Muertos during the last years of his life, so now, every year around this time we pay homage to Richard and others who have passed, with a musical tribute. As usual, expect the unexpected. Dr. Zomb and friends will bring experimental and electronic music related to the theme [and some perhaps unrelated...] plus ritual music of funeral lamentations, ancestor worship, and the afterlife from many different cultures.

A Different Nature playlist for 10/17/2012

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10/17/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Luba RaushiekEnterpriseChi JazzErect
Von FreemanBlues for BillieThe ImprovisorPremonition Records
Gregoire MaretThe Man I LoveLivefrom the internet
Chico FreemanExcerptsBeyond the RainContemporary
Ray AndersonGoing to Maxwell StreetSweet Chicago SuiteIntuition
Art Ensemble of ChicagoCharlie MFull ForceECM
Dee AlexanderMy Baby Just Cares For MEUnpluggeddeealexander.com
Oscar Brown Jr.One For My Baby and one More For the RoadTells It Like It Is!Columbia
Patricia BarberInvitationNightclubBlue Note
Kurt EllingTime of the SeasonThe MessangerBlue Note
Jason AdasiewiczWarm ValleySun RoomsDelmark
Kahil El'Zabar, Ritual TrioSave Your Love For Merenaissance of the resistanceDelmark
Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action TrioCut to FitDesign in TimeDelmark
Malachi ThompsonCJ'c Blues47th StreetDelmark

A Different Nature playlist for 10/15/2012

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10/15/2012
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TuxedomoonConquestDevineOperation Twilight
Un Drame Musical InstaneLeon/Le Couple IdealSous Les MersGrrr
Prof. RichmannEisSucculent Blue SwayDorobo
Fred FrithJigsawThe Technology of TearsSST
Philip BesombesCeci est CelaCeci est CelaMio
Bob Downes Open MusicTunnels ElectronicEpisodes at 4 amParadigm Disc
Psychic TVDawnMouth of the NightTemple
Lars AkerlundRivers of MercuryRivers of Mercury/Via StyxFirework Editions
TuxedomoonGrand HotelDevineOperation Twilight
Warner JepsonTotentanzTotentanz and other Electronic WorksMelon Expander
Un Drame Musical InstaneZob SessionsSous les MersGrrr
Henk BadingsEvolutionenPopular ElectronicsBasta

Tonight we listened to music composed for dance and choreography..

A Different Nature playlist for 10/01/2012

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10/01/2012
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Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkTitan MoonThe topography of the LungsIncus
Spontaneous Music EnsembleForty Minutes (Part 1)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Spontaneous Music EnsembleForty Minutes (Part 2)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Spontaneous Music EnsembleThirty-Five Minutes (Part 1)Eighty-Five MinutesEmanem
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkFor Peter B and Peter KThe topography of the LungsIncus
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkFixed ElsewhereThe topography of the LungsIncus
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han BenninkDog MeatThe topography of the LungsIncus

A Different Nature playlist for 09/24/2012

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09/24/2012

On this evening's four hour CAGE CENTENARY finale, members of the 'Different Nature' Collective gathered in the KBOO studios and employed Cagean chance  methods in "composing" a four-hour collage.

More than 60 recordings (CDs & LPs) of Cage's music were divided into four random piles: one pile four each of the four suites: spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. Actually, this operation was only semi-random, as it was decided that because phonograph records are played with a diamond stylus, that diamonds would be their suit. The CDs were equally divided among the three remaining suits. We began by drawing a card from the deck. A corresponding recording was selected based on the draw. For example, if the 8 of hearts were drawn, the 8th CD in the 'hearts' pile would picked, and so on.  

Dice rolls then determined which track would be played.  As the selection process continued, we gradually overdubbed additional Cage compositions.  Two turntables and three CD players were utilized, so up to five pieces could be heard, superimposed, throughout the four-hour work.  Dice also determined how long certain tracks would be played. We didn't allow the longest compositions to play all the way through, thus creating more variety in the "composition".

 When jokers were drawn, we agreed that random portions of last week's ADN, hosted by dj What the!@#%*!  would be played.  Dj What the!@#%*!  has championed the music of John Cage here at KBOO for many years. Here again, dice determined how long these excerpts would be played.

We hope that you enjoy this listening experience as much as we enjoyed making it happen. And we hope that Mr. Cage would have approved...  What do you think?

A Different Nature playlist for 09/10/2012

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09/10/2012
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John Cage and David TudorIndeterminacyIndeterminacyFolkways
John CageEmpty Words Part IIIEmpty Wordswww.youtube.com

A Different Nature playlist for 09/03/2012

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09/03/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
ENO [English National Opera]Cage: Musicircus 2012unreleasedunreleased
John CageFontana MixElectronic Music V/A LPTurnabout
John CageRozart MixAnthology of Noise & Electronic Music, vol. 1Sub Rosa
John Cage/Peter GreenawayWilliams MixOHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music: 1948-1980Ellipsis Arts
Gordon Mumma & David TudorCage: Solos for Voice IIExtended Voices V/A LPOdyssey
John Cage/Andrew HoschPrepared Piano Collageunreleasedunreleased
John Cage/Kenneth PatchenThe City Wears a Slouch HatThe City Wears a Slouch Hatorgan of Corti
John CageBird CageBird CageEMF [Electronic Music Foundation]
John CageCredo in U.S. (excerpt) (live 1980s (?) performance)Credo in U.S. [7" vinyl]Dolor del Estamago
Boris BermanCage: PrimitiveMusic for Prepared Piano, vol. 2Naxos

John Cage (1912-1992) was born on September 5, 1912.   Cage was, perhaps, the greatest music radical of the 20th century. He composed using chance procedures. His music honored silence along with sound. He made no distinction between traditional musical sounds and what some call noise. He embraced, rather than escaped from, messy urban life as well as anarchic nature. He was controversial, to say the least, but his influence has been, and continues to be, extraordinary. No one in the last century did more to change the way much of the world now thinks about, makes and consumes art.  In celebration the Cage centenary, A Different Nature will present Cage-related programming throughout the month of September.  This first program on September 3rd will be an extended 3-hour show (8-11 pm) with Dr. Zomb and Andy Hosch co-hosting.   Then tune in on the 10th and the 17th at the show's regular time (8-10 pm). Hosts: Alejandro Ceballos (10th) and DJ What the.....!? (17th).  And on Monday, September 24, we'll present a four-hour finale (7-11 pm) with lots of us mixing Cage's music live in the air room, with track selection and order of play determined by Cagean chance operations.

 

 

 

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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

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Program name: 
A Different Nature
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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 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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