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 09/10/12

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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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John Cage Centenary Celebration... host: Alejandro Ceballos

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 is presenting Cage-related programming throughout the month of September.

A Different Nature on 09/03/12

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Mon, 09/03/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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JOHN CAGE CENTENARY CELEBRATION

  The American composer John Cage was born on September 5, 1912. Cage was one of the most influential musical minds of the 20th century, leaving an indelible mark on future generations of minimalist and electroacoustic composers, and also  in the relams of art rock, avant-jazz, noise, and electronica.  To celebrate 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).   Then tune in on the 10th and the 17th at the regular time (8-10 pm).

A Different Nature on 08/20/12

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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Host Danielle Parks features the work of 20th century avant-garde composer Lucia Dlugoszewski.

Tonight host Danielle Parks features the work of Lucia Dlugoszewski, a Polish-American composer, performer and inventor. She created over a hundred unique percussion instruments, such as ladder harps, closed rattles, unsheltered rattles, tangent rattles, wave rattles, quarter-tone gongs, and square shaped drums - all made from a wide variety of materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, and paper.  As she wrote in her essay called 'What Is Sound to Music', "In 1954, I began the immense journey in search of a Logos for music.  I was also more aware than ever before or since of the fragility of sound when it is music.

A Different Nature on 08/13/12

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Mills College - Incubator of New Music

The common thread linking the composers on tonight's edition of "A Different Nature" is Mills College in Oakland, California. For more than 80 years, Mills has been at the forefront of contemporary music, dramatically and consistently expanding the frontiers of sound and theory. Among the ranks of those who have taught at Mills are such luminaries of 20th century music as Luciano Berio, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Iannis Xenakis. This evening we will hear music from Mills-associated composers including  Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Joelle Léandre, Miya Masaoka, Gordon Mumma, Maggi Payne, Annie Gosfield, and James Tenney --much of it in an electronic or electroacoustic vein. host: Andy Hosch.

A Different Nature on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Avant Garde and Outre music and sound from films...

This week on A Different Nature Dr. Zomb presents the more offbeat, Avant Garde, and Outre side of motion picture soundtracks from around the globe...

A Different Nature on 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:00pm - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:00am
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A Four Hour Fred Frith Special

A Fred Frith special, 8:00 pm - midnight

Experimental composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and innovator with roots in rock, classical, and experimental  music, Fred Frith has appeared on over 400 albums--many of which he has produced.;

From 8:00 - 10:00 pm, we will focus on Fred Frith's early work with Henry Cow, Art Bears, and other bands, from 1968 to 1990. From 10:00 pm - midnight, DJ What The(?!?!) ... will play Fred's post-1990 work.

A Different Nature on 07/23/12

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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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In Memory of İlhan Mimaroğlu

This week on A Different Nature, we take 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. 

A Different Nature on 07/16/12

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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Angus MacLise

Tonight on A Different Nature we will experience the music and poetry of ANGUS MACLISE. MacLise was a percussionist, composer, poet, occultist and caligrapher who is probably best known as the original drummer for the Velvet Underground. 

A Different Nature on 07/02/12

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Mon, 07/02/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bill Dixon: Tapestries for Small Orchestra

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.

A Different Nature on 06/25/12

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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Host Danielle Parks will be featuring the work of experimental sax player Christine Sehnaoui.

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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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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"?
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Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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