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 Charles Amirkhanian and the Other Minds staff, and aired at 8pm every Sunday, 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.
Program 571: Trumpet Music
On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson presents a program dedicated to works for the trumpet. The program features works by Wadada Leo Smith, Don Cherry, Jaimie Branch, Jon Hassell, and Miles Davis.
Program 570: Nyckelharpa
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong presents music for the Nyckelharpa. The program features newly composed works for the instrument by composers Matti Paalanen, Lawrence Wilde, Chris Rippey, Rob Bentall, and Chrissie (AKA Christine Caulfield).
Program 569: Early Eno
On the next Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson plays the early music of composer and performer Brian Eno. The program includes compositions by Eno from 1972-1982.
Program 568: An Empty Bliss Beyond this World
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores the work An Empty Bliss Beyond this World by “the Caretaker.” It is an ambient music project following the mind of a person who tries and
struggles to remember even fragments of his life using scraps of lost sounds.
Program 567: Electric Guitar Music
On the next Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson explores eight new and experimental works for electric guitar. This program examines the role of the electric guitar above and beyond the pop idioms it’s most often found.
Program 566: Gesualdo 2.0
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores 20th and 21st century works inspired by the work of the Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, Carlo Gesualdo.
Program 565: Sound Collages and a String Quartet
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores some sound collages by the Bay Area plunderphonic collective Negativland, and Eleanor Alberga’s celestially inspired String Quartet No. 1.
Program 564: Covers of the Classics
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb covers the classics! This program will include some wacky re-imaginings of some of the most famous and beloved works of classical music. Purist beware!
Program 563: Other Minds Festival 24 – A Pitch Perfect Revolution!
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores the works of Other Minds Festival 24’s featured composers, Brian Baumbusch and Ivan Wyschnegradsky.
Program 562: A Blast from the Past!
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays some choice selections from past Other Minds concerts. The program includes a short performance from Philip Glass’ 80th birthday celebration, Balawan’s performance from OM 16, and one performance each from The Nature of Music and Latitudes.