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 602: From Reich to Ra in 40 minutes
From Steve Reich to Sun Ra in 40 short minutes! In this program we take a free-associative approach to experimental music. Starting with some of Steve Reich’s work for mallet instruments, we found some electronic music that shared elements of Reich’s approach and then let our mind wander from track to track using connections that made sense…at the time!
Program 601: Music in 8 Parts
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays Music in 8 Parts by Philip Glass as well as works by Elodie Lauten and Ingram Marshall.
Program 600: A 600th Episode Celebration
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb celebrates the 600th episode of Music From Other Minds by playing live recordings from the Other Minds Festival. Tune in to hear works by Michael McClure, Hamza El Din, Agata Zubel, Åke Parmerud, Susan Stone, and Gavin Bryars.
Program 599: Estudando o Pagode, An Operetta by Tom Zé
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays Estudando o Pagode (Studying the Pagode), An Operetta by Tom Zé.
Program 598: Reservoir 1 - Preservation
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays Sarah Hennies evening long work Reservoir 1: Preservation for piano and three percussionists.
Program 597: The Music of Fred Frith
On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson plays music by guitarist and composer Fred Frith.
Program 596: The Music of Luciano Berio
On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson plays music by Luciano Berio, including his somewhat controversial renderings of works by Schubert and Puccini.
Program 595: Music from the Last Half-Decade
On this Music From Other Minds, Andrew Weathers plays cutting edge releases from the last five years by composers Lucy Liyou, Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Jen Kutler, and more.
Program 594: Eyam and Other Selections
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays music from the plague times. Check out this program to hear the fifth movement from Irish composer Ann Cleare‘s monolithic work Eyam, a programmatic work about personal isolation and the history of a plague village in Derbyshire Dales. Also on the program, works by Stefan Wolpe and Tōru Takemitsu.
Program 593: DON'T PANIC
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb urges our listeners NOT TO PANIC, to wash their hands, and to listen to some amazing tracks by Errollyn Wallen; David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon, Anne Klingensmith (in collaboration); and Peter Garland.