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.
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.
Program 572: Variable Voices
On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson presents a program dedicated to works the voice. From Classical to Sound Poetry to Hip Hop, this show delves deep into the many ways one can use their pipes to make music.
Program 571: Trumpet Music
On this Music From Other Minds, Mark Abramson presents a program dedicated to works for the trumpet. The program features works by Wadada Leo Smith, Don Cherry, Jaimie Branch, Jon Hassell, and Miles Davis.
Program 570: Nyckelharpa
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).
Program 569: Early Eno
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.
Program 568: An Empty Bliss Beyond this World
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.
Program 567: Electric Guitar Music
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.
Program 566: Gesualdo 2.0
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.