A Different Nature on 08/13/12
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.