September 5th is the birthday of the American composer John Cage. He would have been 99 this year. In 2012, to celebrate the centenary of Cage's birth, we here at A Different Nature, elsewhere on KBOO, and in Portland's new music community, will be presenting Cage-related programming throughout the year.
Tonight's Cage birthday celebration brings you the audio track from the 1983 Peter Greenaway film, Four American Composers, Vol. 1: John Cage. This documentary sheds light on Cage's musical philosophy. It was based on a series of performances of music by John Cage to celebrate his 70th birthday at St. James Church Islington, London. If you would like to view the film, someone has posted it on youtube.
For our Labor Day Special, Katie and Justin from The Hall of Records will stop in to tell us about the upcoming Belmont Street Fair on Sept 10th. And Brook, from the Muddy Boot Festival, which will also be going on this entire weekend, will fill us in on who will be performing there. Also dropping by the big studio will be musical guests Dorian Michael, Margomay, Colleen Rainey & Casey Neill. The station will be closed for the holiday, but we'll be setup out back by the pool and will fire up the grill.
A Different Nature celebrates the birthday of composer John Cage, born September 5, 1912. Think of this program as a prelude to next year's madness. Throughout 2012 KBOO plans to present Cage features in honor of his centenary. tonight's host: Andy Hosch
Guest (fill-in) hosts Jon Wohlfert and Nick Swartz bring you a live performance from Portland, I mean "Trident 3's" own extraterrestrial brand of "sci-fi themed space shanties" from space live on KBOO. The performance is followed by an interview beamed directly to our transmitters from their otherworldy location, in space.
Mother Android is:
Aurora Owen: Lead Vocals/keyboards
Jessica Goldman: Accordion/vocals
Jacob Billings: Ukulele/vocals
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Host Matt Clark interviews guitarist Dorian Michael, who says he has been "a working (and working class) guitarist for about 40 years now. I’ve played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll."
Dorian Michael will be appearing in the area next week.
Tue, Sep. 6, 7:00pm Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th Street
Lake Oswego, OR