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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Further Explorations - TZADIK, part deux

Airs at: Mon, 09/19/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
A Different Nature Collective presents FURTHER EXPLORATIONS : the world of TZADIK Records, part deux Another group show special for the FALL Membership Drive, produced by members Andy, Rolf, Dr. Zomb & daniel, who each offer up some of their favorite recordings from the VA... Read more

John Zorn

Airs at: Mon, 09/12/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
John Zorn (b. 1953) American composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambi... Read more

Messiaen by Messiaen. Solo Organ Compositions

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
Olivier Messiaen playing his compositions for solo organ: L'Ascension (4 Meditations) (1933), La Nativité du Seigneur (9 Méditations) (1935), Messe se la Pentecote (1950). Influential and important teacher and composer born in 1908, Messiaen plays his compositions on thes... Read more

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