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Since January 2005, Music From Other Minds has presented new and unusual music by innovative composers and performers from around the world. Produced weekly for KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco by Other Minds and presented by Charles Amirkhanian and the Other Minds staff, Music From Other Minds aims to open up radio listeners to experimental classical work by living and recent composers. We bring you the latest in contemporary music from around the world, and some glimpses into the past, to give a context for today’s music.

Follow this link for information and track listings from programs prior to #501.

Next Up: Program 552
Fog Tropes and Other Selections


KALW Broadcast: March 23, 2019
Host: Andrew Weathers

On the next Music From Other Minds, Andrew Weathers explores short works composers Jaap Blonk, Buck Young, Ingram Marshall, Kenneth Gaburo, Marsha Fisher, Ron Coulter, and Kevin Corcoran & Gretchen Jude.

Tune in to KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco this Friday at 11pm to hear it live!

Previous Programs

Program 551: Ivan Wyschnegradsky

On this Music From Other Minds, in anticipation of Other Minds’ 24th annual festival, Liam Herb explores the music of Ivan Wyschegradsky. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, but living most of his life in Paris, Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) is the most outstanding proponent of microtonal music of his era.

Program 550: Speech Music

Liam Herb hosts program 550 of Music From Other Minds. The subject this week is “speech music,” music from modern American composers that embrace speech and dialect in all its forms, not just the stylized language of opera and on the concert stage. Music from Harry Partch, Robert Ashley, Kyle Gann and Scott Johnson.

Program 549: Music of the Spheres

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores the music of outer space. The program features the work of the little known, visionary Danish composer Rued Langgaard (1893-1953) and “space age bachelor pad music” composer Russell Garcia.

Program 548: Meditations on Divinity and Loss

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb presents a program dedicated to works about subject matter beyond the corporal realm. The show features two long works by composers Alden Jenks and Ingram Marshall and a very short (unrelated) work by the miniaturist composer Marc Mellits.

Program 547: Cinematic Music

On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson explores cinematic works by John Cage and John Zorn. The program features John Cage and Kenneth Patchen’s 1942 radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat and John Zorn’s file card composition Spillane.

Program 546: Long Forms

On this Music From Other Minds, Andrew Weathers plays long form pieces by David Rosenbloom, Panaiotis, and Tom Hamilton. The program includes David Rosenboom’s work Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones, Panaiotis’ Awakening, and an excerpt of Tom Hamilton’s City of Vorticicity.

Program 545: Not Socialist Realism

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores the music of Dmitri Shostakovich in anticipation of our upcoming concert of his arrangements for two pianos.

Program 544: Fun with Music

On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson has some fun with music. 

Program 543: Krazy 4 Krampus

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong Delivers an unorthodox Holiday-Mix.

Program 542: Planes, Trains, and Machineries

On this Music From Other Minds: Plains, Trains, And Machineries. The program includes works of Alexandr Mosolov, Mikhail Matiushin, George Antheil, Julius Meytuss, Arthur Honegger, and Arseny Abraamov celebrating the modern industrial age of the 1920s and 30s.

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