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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.

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Next Up: Program 590
Mid-Century Modern Music

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KALW Broadcast: February 14, 2020
Host: Randall Wong

On the next Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong plays Mid-century hits by Daphne Oram and André Popp. Tune in to KALW 91.7FM this Friday night at 11pm to hear it live.

Previous Programs

Program 589: New Releases from Sweden

On the next Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays 2019 releases by David Granström, Hanna Hartman, and Kasja Lindgren. Tune in to KALW 91.7FM this Friday night at 11pm to hear it live.

Program 588: Harry Bernstein's Other Minds 25 Preview part 1

On this Music From Other Minds, Harry Bernstein gives us the first of three previews of the upcoming artist performing on the Other Minds Festival 25 “Moment’s Notice.” This program features works by Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Joe Mcphee, and more.

Program 587: The Music of Charles Amirkhanian

On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson plays works by Other Minds Executive Director Charles Amirkhanian in honor of his 75th birthday.

Program 586: Music for Wassailing

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb delivers a program dedicated to alternative holiday music by Charles Céleste Hutchins, Ottorino Respighi, and The Esso Trinidad Steelband. Click here to donate to National Center for Transgender Equality.

Program 585: Musical Geographies

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong takes us on a musical tour of the South Pacific Øyvind Torvund’s Exotica Album and the Arctic with Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus.

Program 584: Modern Hits!

On the next Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb presents a program dedicated to the Other Minds Modern Hits series. This program includes some samples from our most recent Modern Hits releases which are available 12/6/19.

Program 583: Assorted New Music

This week, Andrew Weathers will be playing an assortment of new non-commercial music, featuring music by Lionel Marchetti, Elodie Lauten, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and Monte Espina.

Program 582: Recycled Music 1

Mark Abramson will be playing examples of recycled music, e.g. music made from other music. We’ll cover a couple different styles, focusing on artists that make prominent use of turntables. You’ll hear experimentalists Christian Marclay and Dick Raaijmakers, experimental hip-hop artists Flying Lotus, J Dilla and DJ Spooky, and a 20-minute tape-manipulated pop recording by Terry Riley. Join us.

Program 581: Giya Kancheli

This evening we heard two works by the Georgian composer, Giya Kancheli. Kancheli was the most prominent Georgian composer of his generation. Much of Kancheli’s music combines stillness and beauty with latent violence that occasionally erupts to devastating expressive effect, sometimes described as dolorous yet spiritually radiant.

Program 580: Halloween

On this Music From Other Minds,  Mark Abramson plays some spooky favorites! Tune to KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco this Friday night at 11pm to hear it live.

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