A Different Nature

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Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

Every Monday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


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!


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Airs at: Mon, 08/22/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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“...(we) could never have imagined such an enormous abyss between the humanity of the inventor and the inhumanity of the invention.” - Jeremy Denk Monday, August 22, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. A few composers have used the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and even the “Trinity” a... Read more

A Different Nature

Airs at: Mon, 08/15/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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At Last, the Rebecca Saunders Show   Monday, August 15, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.  Composer and synesthesiast Rebecca Saunders finally featured this evening.  Saunders explores timbre and translates colors into sound.  Occasional use of electronics and music boxes may arise.  Verm... Read more

A Different Brazil

Airs at: Mon, 08/01/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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This week, A Different Nature prepares a feijoada of progressive sounds from Brazil: electroacoustic, experimental jazz, psychedelic rock...  Artists will include Jorge Antunes, Cyro Baptista, DJ Dolores, Os Mutantes, Hermeto Pascoal, Uakti, Naná Vasconcelos, Tom Zé, and i... Read more

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