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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 Charles Amirkhanian and the Other Minds staff, and aired at 10pm every Friday, 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.

Previous Programs

Program 517: French Spectralism

On this Music From Other Minds, Michael Jones shares a program dedicated to the movement of French Spectralism.

Program 516: Fields Have Ears

On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson presents a program dedicated to Michael Pisaro’s composition The Fields Have Ears (6).

Program 515: Sounds of the Arctic

This program, hosted by Other Minds Administrative Director and vocal artist Randall Wong, presents two very different interpretations of the sound of the Arctic.

Program 514: Minimalist Piano Preludes

On this Music From Other Minds, Richard Friedman presents a program of minimalist piano preludes.

Program 513: Stockhausen’s Momente

On this Music From Other Minds, Richard Friedman presents Stockhausen’s 1965 version of Momente.

Program 512: Chinese-American Composers

On this Music From Other Minds, Michael Jones makes his radio debut with a show dedicated to Chinese-American composers.

Program 511: Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians

On this Music From Other Minds, Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian presents Steve Reich’s seminal work, Music For 18 Musicians. 

Program 510: Sound Poetry, part 2

In preparation for Other Minds Festival 23, “Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax,” Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, presented a two part series dedicated to the history of sound poetry.

Program 509: Sound Poetry, part 1

In preparation for Other Minds Festival 23, “Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax,” Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, presented a two part series dedicated to the history of sound poetry.

Program 508: Music of Simeon ten Holt

Many composers were if not directly influenced at least intrigued by the pattern music of Philip Glass and Steve Reich coming out of New York City in the 70s. One was the late Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, who created a Dutch version of minimalism.

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