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 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.
Program 561: Salonen and Takemitsu
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays the world premiere recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto, performed by Yo Yo Ma and the LA Philharmonic, and Tōru Takemitsu’s A String Around Autumn.
Program 560: Wind Works
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores works for wind instruments by Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, Alois Hába, and Hanna Kulenty. This program includes an unreleased live recording of Kulenty’s masterful Trumpet Concerto No. 1.
Program 559: Anti-Opera
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong presents Morton Feldman’s “anti-opera” Neither. Also on this program, Christian Wolff in Cambridge, a short work for 1963 for a capella choir. In this work the pitches are clearly defined, but the note length is indeterminate.
Program 558: Voice(s)
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores three very different approaches to vocal music. Tune in to hear works by Maurice Ohana, Milton Babbitt, and Johanna Beyer.
Program 557: Archiving the Avant-garde
On the next Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores a decade (1964-1974) of boundary pushing music. The program will feature works by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and a few surprise guests. Tune in for an overview of a very important decade in avant-garde music.
Program 556: Jazz on the Edge
On this Music from Other Minds, a program dedicated to the experimental spirit of jazz now and in the past. The program celebrates the new innovations happening in jazz today, as well as the experimental jazz artists that paved the way for this younger generation of composers and performers.