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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 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. Tune in this Friday night at 11 to hear it live on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco.

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 Ane 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.

Program 592: Harry Bernstein's Other Minds 25 Preview part 2

On this Music From Other Minds, Harry Bernstein is back again to give a sneak peak into the music of the artists of the 25th annual Other Minds Festival. Featured improvisors on this program include Roscoe Mitchell, Elliott Sharp, Mary Halvorson, Joelle Leandre, Lauren Newton, Ikue Mori, John Zorn, and Zeena Parkins.

Program 591: Deep Sounds

On the next Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays works by Elodie Lauten, Robin Hayward, and David Behrman.

Program 590: Mid-Century Modern Music

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong plays Mid-century hits by Daphne Oram and André Popp.

Program 589: New Releases from Sweden

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays 2019 releases by David Granström, Hanna Hartman, and Kasja Lindgren.

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.
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