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 Other Minds and presented by Charles Amirkhanian and the Other Minds staff, 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.
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong presents music for the Nyckelharpa. The program features newly composed works for the instrument by composers Matti Paalanen, Lawrence Wilde, Chris Rippey, Rob Bentall, and Chrissie (AKA Christine Caulfield).
On the next Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson plays the early music of composer and performer Brian Eno. The program includes compositions by Eno from 1972-1982.
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores the work An Empty Bliss Beyond this World by “the Caretaker.” It is an ambient music project following the mind of a person who tries and struggles to remember even fragments of his life using scraps of lost sounds.
On the next Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson explores eight new and experimental works for electric guitar. This program examines the role of the electric guitar above and beyond the pop idioms it’s most often found.
On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores 20th and 21st century works inspired by the work of the Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, Carlo Gesualdo.
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.
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!
On this Music From Other Minds, Liam Herb explores the works of Other Minds Festival 24’s featured composers, Brian Baumbusch and Ivan Wyschnegradsky.
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.
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.