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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 582: Recycled Music 1

Mark Abramson will be playing examples of recycled music, e.g. music made from other music. We’ll cover a couple different styles, focusing on artists that make prominent use of turntables. You’ll hear experimentalists Christian Marclay and Dick Raaijmakers, experimental hip-hop artists Flying Lotus, J Dilla and DJ Spooky, and a 20-minute tape-manipulated pop recording by Terry Riley. Join us.

Program 581: Giya Kancheli

This evening we heard two works by the Georgian composer, Giya Kancheli. Kancheli was the most prominent Georgian composer of his generation. Much of Kancheli’s music combines stillness and beauty with latent violence that occasionally erupts to devastating expressive effect, sometimes described as dolorous yet spiritually radiant.

Program 580: Halloween

On this Music From Other Minds,  Mark Abramson plays some spooky favorites! Tune to KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco this Friday night at 11pm to hear it live.

Program 579: New Works by Women

On this Music From Other Minds,  Liam Herb presents a program dedicated to 2019 releases of works by women composers. Tune in to hear works by Kali Malone, Sarah Davachi, 33EMYBW, Ana Roxanne, and Lisa Lerkenfeldt.

Program 578: War

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb presents a program dedicated to relating to the tragedies of war.

Program 577: Rain, Guns, and Revised Standards

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb presents a program dedicated to the music of Ben Johnston, Tomoko Sauvage, Jane O’Leary, and Negativland.

Program 576: Martin Bartlett

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong presents a program of electronic and electroacustic music by Canadian American composer Martin Bartlett.

Program 575: Commissions and Collaborations

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb presents works by composers who were either commissioned to write a work or were closely collaborating with another composer or performer.

Program 574: Guitar(s)

On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson presents a program dedicated to works for the guitar and guitar ensembles. The program features work by Glenn Branca, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, Lou Harrison, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore.

Program 573: Dohee Lee and Philip Glass

On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb plays works by Bay Area composer, dancer, improvisor, performance artist Dohee Lee and Downtown New York superstar Philip Glass.
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