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)
This week on A Different Nature, we took a look at the pioneering electronic works of İlhan Mimaroğlu, who passed away on July 17th.
İlhan Mimaroğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈilhan mimaɾˈoːɫu], March 11, 1926 – July 17, 2012) was a musician and electronic music composer. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of the famous architect Mimar Kemaleddin Bey depicted on the Turkish lira banknotes, denomination 20 lira, of the 2009 E-9 emission. He graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1945 and the Ankara Law School in 1949. He went to study in New York supported by a Rockefeller Scholarship. He studied musicology at Columbia University under Paul Henry Lang and composition under Douglas Moore.
During the 1960s he studied in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Center under Vladimir Ussachevsky and on occasions worked with Edgard Varèse and Stefan Wolpe. His notable students included Ingram Marshall.
He worked as a producer for Atlantic Records, where he created his own record label, Finnadar Records, in 1971. In the same year he collaborated with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard on a moving anti-war statement, Sing Me a Song of Songmy. He also was the producer for Charles Mingus' Changes One and Changes Two, as well as Federico Fellini's Satyricon.
He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition in 1971.
This show was brought to you by DJ What The?!, Rich L., Rolf Semprebon and Dr. Zomb.
|Angus MacLise||Chumlum||untitled LP||Counter Culture Chronicles|
|Angus MacLise||The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (St Mark's Epithany)||The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda||Siltbreeze|
|Angus MacLise||Smothered Under Astral Collapse||Astral Collapse||Locust|
|Angus MacLise||Electronic Mix for "Expanded Cinema"||The Cloud Doctrine||Sub Rosa|
|Angus MacLise||The First Suble Cabinet||The Cloud Doctrine||Sub Rosa|
|Angus MacLise||Humming in the Night Skull||The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda||Siltbreeze|
Tonight we listened to Angus MacLise, best known as the original drummer for the Velvet Underground, but who also had quite a carreer in avant garde music, from his work in sound tracks for experimental movies, to his welding of Eastern mysticism to Western avant-garde. Along with the records, the host read a few excerpts from MacLise's long poem, The Map of Dusk.
|Bill Dixon||Motorcycle||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Slivers||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Phrygian II||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Adagio||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Allusions I||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Tapestries||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Durations of Permanecence||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
|Bill Dixon||Innocenza||Tapestries for Small Orchestra||Firehouse Records|
This recording, from 2008, shows that Dixon has lost none of his skills as a writer of impressionistic, deep, music. The use of several horns gives Dixon room to color and explore his compositions to the fullest. The compositions are are fairly lengthy-the shortest being
...9 minutes, the longer tracks 12-17 minutes. The band consists of-Dixon-trumpet/electronics, Bynum-cornet/flugelhorn/bass trumpet/piccolo trumpet, Graham Haynes-cornet/flugelhorn/electronics, Stephen Haynes-trumpet/flugelhorn, Bob Mauzurek-cornet/electronics, Glynis Lomon-violoncello, Michael Cole-contrabass/clarinet/bass clarinet, Ken Filiano-double bass/electronics, and Warren Smith-vibraphone/marimba/drums/tympani/gongs.
This is typical Dixon-open, impressionistic, sometimes dark, brooding music. But don't let the term "typical" keep you from experiencing this music. This is vital, alive, subtle, exciting, intelligent music-played by musicians who are sympathetic to Dixon's writing, arranging, and playing. The shifting colors and tones throughout these two discs is truly something special. The constant exploration, the use of electronics, the use of modal structures (among other things), gives the impression (at times) of someone speaking in tongues. In some respects (though this set is more refined) this is a continuation of his earlier music-"Intents and Purposes" (especially), and (possibly) portions of "Thoughts" and "Live in Italy". But also included are some pieces of music that have not been written down by Dixon-but they're far from free jazz.
|Luc Ferrari||Etude aux accidents (2:13)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Etude aux sons tendus (2:48)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Etude floue (240)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Enchantillon pour mimes (3:36)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Visage 5 (10:33)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Tete et queue du dragon (9:13)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Tautologos 1 (4:20)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Tautologos 2 (14:53)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Hétérozygote (26:19)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||J'ai été coupé (13'52)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
|Luc Ferrari||Petite symphonie ituitive pour un paysage de printemps (25:09)||l'oeuvre électronique [10 CD box]||Ina GRM|
Luc Ferrari (1929-2005): l'oeuvre électronique, part 1. Early electronic, electro-acoustic and concrète pieces (1958-74) Program host: Andy Hosch
Well, Dr. Zomb pulled another bunny from his beanie and this is pretty much how it went:
john wiggins concrete/combine all the truth at once lp rrr
aardvark jazz orch. i hear america calling evocations cd leo
stan kenton/bob graettinger entrance to the city city of glass lp capitol?
mmm quartet excerpt pt. one live @ the metz arsenal cd leo
stan kenton/julie christie this is my theme presentation of progressive jazz lp capitol
sun ra i am an instrument 7" norton
pauline oliveros sound patterns extended voices v/a lp odyssey
john cage/david tudor excerpt variations IV lp everest
crawling with tarts excerpt grand surface noise opera no. 2 operas lp asp
mmm quartet pt. two live @ the metz arsenal cd leo
john pfeiffer orders electronomusic lp rca
ursula bogner signalfluss sonne = blackbox lp faitiche
else popping and her pixieland band java delerium in hi-fi lp columbia
aardvark jazz orch. vacuous twaddle evocation cd leo
dan crall socioautomation non formula equinox cd
philip perkins party flame of ambition lp fun
kenneth gaburo exit music pt. one music for voices, instruments & electronic sounds lp nonesuch
h. badings genese electronic music v/a lp epic
jim fasset symphony of the birds lp ficker
matmos rat relocation rat relocation program cd met life series locust
sun ra i am strange
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Everything Must Die||Slow Archetecture||Sweat Lodge Guru|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Sounds and Forms of the Universe||The Fire Cult of Your Dream Child||Hooker Vision|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Cats and Ghosts and Friends||7.14.09 (split with Nova Scotian Arms||Hooker Vision|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||What Falls From the Skies||The Sound of Reality Disolving||Hooker Vision|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Brown Grass||Slow Archetecture||Sweat Lodge Guru|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Little Green Bottle||Red Tide||Hooker Vision|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Telepathy||Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious||Digitalis|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Like Dunes||Luminaries & Synastry||Digitalis|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Clairvoyance||Seeping Trhough the Veil of Unconscious||Digitalis|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Eulogy to You and Your Kids||Awakening||Dual Square Tapes|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||One Perfect Moment||Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Spectrum Spools|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Day Glow||Luminaries & Synastry||Digitalis|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||The Center||Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Spectrum Spools|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Synastry||Luminaries & Synastry||Digitalis|
|Motion Sickness of Time Travel||Fade Away||Split cassette w/Mass Ornament||Hooker Vision|
Tonight we listened to the music of Motion Sickness of Time Travel...
On this week's A Different Nature, we heard a crazy grab bag of Electronic Music oddities.
We heard some of Don Preston's (Mothers of Invention) newly released LP of Electronic pieces entitled Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-75.
We also heard some music from the retrospective compilation of Suzanne Ciani's synthesizer works, including music she made for video game giant Atari and others.
Also, Tom Cameron's wonderfully odd 1982 performance LP Music To Wash Dishes By (with his brainwaves controlling synthesizers and sequencers, performed in a busy park, to the bewilderment of picnicers and onlookers).
We also heard some of Craig Leon's amazing 1981 LP Nommos. If you have Punk or New Wave records from the late 70's, there's a good chance you'd recognize his name as a producer (the 1st Ramones LP, as well as Blondie, Talking Heads, Richard Hell and Suicide, among others) but he also recorded some wonderful solo LPs of minimalist electronic music and collaborated with the likes of Arthur Brown.
Play list (Artist - Title - Album)
Don Preston - Electronic - Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-75
Suzanne Ciani - Lixiviation - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Atari Video Games Logo - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Clean Room' ITT TV Spot - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Almay 'Eclipse' TV Spot - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Paris 1971 - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Sound Of A Dream Hissing - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Atari Corporate Tag - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Princess With Orange Feet - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Pop & Pour' Coca-Cola Logo - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Discover Magazine' TV Spot - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Live Buchla Concert 1975 - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Inside Story' PBS TV Spot - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Liberator' Atari TV Spot - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Eighth Wave - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Sound Of Wetness - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Suzanne Ciani - Second Breath - Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985
Tom Cameron - Music To Wash Dishes By - Music To Wash Dishes By
Tom Cameron - Syn - Music To Wash Dishes By
Craig Leon - Ring With Three Concentric Discs - Nommos
Craig Leon - Donkeys Bearing Cups - Nommos
Craig Leon - Nommo - Nommos
Zdeněk Liška - The Ossuary - Music From the Films of Jan Svankmajer
Don Preston - Analog Heaven #1 - #5 Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-75
|Luis Perez||Suite Al Culto Solar: In Altepetl Tonal||En el Ombligo de la Luna||ISSSTE|
|Luis Perez||Suite Al Culto Solar: Xochiyayoloh||En el Ombligo de la Luna||ISSSTE|
|Luis Perez||Suite Al Culto Solar: Ketzalcoatl Yauh Miktlan||En el Ombligo de la Luna||ISSSTE|
|Luis Perez||Ipan, In Xiktli Metzli||En el Ombligo de la Luna||ISSSTE|
|Derek Ecklund||Om Beach, India 2010 [15:12]||unreleased|
|Derek Ecklund||Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, India [15:00]||unreleased|
|Derek Ecklund||Yelapa, Mexico 2012 - Insect soundscapes recorded at various intervals throughout the night and day beginning at where the Pacific Ocean and the jungle meet through into the interior and up the Yelapa river. [30:00]||unreleased|
|Derek Ecklund||Collage of small sounds filtered out of their soundscape and underwater environments and the edge of human perception. [26:40]||unreleased||Featuring sounds of- Sea Anemone, Dragon Flies, VLF magnetosphere recordings, Opal Creek Underwater, Spirit Lake Log Mats Underwater, Chewaucan River Freezing Underwater, Indian Ocean Underwater Frequency Sweep|
|Derek Ecklund||South Jetty, Fort Stevens - Storm [6:09]||unreleased|
|Derek Ecklund||Sun Stands Still - Winter Solstice 2010 at Tillamook Head [19:44]||Composition made from site-specific recordings of the Tillamook Head in Oregon to invoke the elemental qualities behind the weather and climate at winter solstice.||These sounds where originally used as a soundtrack to a short video and performance piece called Sun Stands Still.|
Earth Day Celebration, part 2
|Andrea Parkins||Before That||no album|
|Andrea Parkins||Under the River Paiva||no album|
|Andrea Parkins||Summer House||no album|
|Andrea Parkins||Ob-jest-the Jettisoned Object||no album|
|Andrea Parkins||Faulty IV (broken orbit)||no album|
|Andrea Parkins||Ob-ject or Ob-jest||no album|
|Zeena Parkins||The Magician||Isabelle||Avant|
|Zeena Parkins||The Oued: Romance||Isabelle||Avant|
|Zeena Parkins||Si Mahmoud Essadi||Isabelle||Avant|
|Zeena Parkins||Benya Krik/Zero Hour||Mouth=Maul=Betrayer||Tzadik|
|Zeena Parkins||Wie Sieben Meilen Meisen Dirach||Mouth=Maul=Betrayer||Tzadik|
|Zeena Parkins||Love Letter||Nightmare Alley||Table of the Elements|
|Zeena Parkins||Freak||Nightmare Alley||Table of the Elements|
|Zeena Parkins||Nightmare Alley||Nightmare Alley||Table of the Elements|
|Zeena Parkins||Wonder Woman||Nightmare Alley||Table of the Elements|
|Ellery Eskelin / Andrea Parkins||Yummy Love||Green Bermudas||Eremite|
|Ellery Eskelin / Andrea Parkins||Slight of Hand||Green Bermudas||Eremite|
|Andrea Parkins||Forest of Nerves Within Us||Slippage||Knitting Factory Works|
|Ellery Eskelin / Andrea Parkins||Green Bermudas||Green Bermudas||Eremite|
|Ellery Eskelin / Andrea Parkins||Cocktail Hour||Green Bermudas||Eremite|
|Nells Cline||Pearly Turbo||Ash and Tabula||Atavistic|
|Andrea Parkins||Remarkable Spectacle of a Frozen Cataract||Slippage||Knitting Factory Works|
|Andrea Parkins||Capture||Slippage||Knitting Factory Works|
|Zeena Parkins||Solo for Neil||Necklace||Tzadik|
|Elliott Sharp & Zeena Parkins||Massive Apatite||Blackburst Psycho-Acoustic||Victo|
|Eclipse Quartet||Visible / Invisible||Necklace||Tzadik|
ani and Danielle Parks explore the music of Andrea and Zeena Parkins, wherein ani focuses on Zeena, and Danielle plays Andrea.
Andrea Parkins posts her music to Soundcloud, this is a link to find it.