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Other Minds (based in San Francisco) welcomes you to radiOM[ray-dee-om].org — the website that brings you the sounds of revelationary new music and the voices of the revelationists themselves.

Our offerings include interviews with some of the most influential composers of our time including Lou Harrison, Brian Eno, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, György Ligeti, and Anthony Braxton.

We also offer concerts, sound poetry performances, lectures and documentaries in classical music, jazz, experimental music and other forms.

The material you will find here is gleaned from thousands of hours of audio recordings from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley (1949-1995), and concerts and talks produced by Other Minds in San Francisco (1993-2005).

We urge you to search our site often as new programs are added each month. Use of this site is free, but for unlimited access to the material registration is required.

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Sample programs:

Radiovisions #8, The New Consonance Uploaded: 05/28/2004 New Music
Starting in 1969, Charles Amirkhanian was the first radio producer to broadcast substantial quantities of music by first generation minimalist composers. His early interviews with Steve Reich, John Adams, Paul Dresher, Laurie Anderson, Lou...
Fruit Punch Young Caesar: A Puppet Opera by Lou Harrison Uploaded: 2/27/2009 Opera
New Music
On December 25, 1974, as a Christmas special, the Fruit Punch Collective presented a recording of the 1971 world premiere performance of Lou Harrison’s gay-oriented opera, “Young Caesar”. The story of the opera explores the meeting,...
Morning Concert Computer Music from Stanford Uploaded: 6/24/2016 Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
On November 16 & 17, 1978, a concert of provocative and exciting new electronic tape pieces, produced at the Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Center, was presented at the Stanford Museum of Art. Here is a program featuring a...
Speaking of Music Lou Harrison & Bill Colvig Uploaded: 6/4/2004 Unconventional Instruments
New Music
Recorded on February 16, 1989 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of America's most distinguished composers, Lou Harrison, whose use of gamelan instruments and...
Other Minds Festival OM 21: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 Uploaded: 8/6/2016 New Music
Other Minds’ 21st Festival of New Music took place at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center over the course of two evenings and one afternoon during March 4-6, 2016. The three concerts featured works of ten American and international...
New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu (video) Uploaded: 2/12/2009 20th Century Classical
New Music
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg...
The Life and Music of George Antheil (Program One) Uploaded: 4/3/2015 New Music
20th Century Classical
The first of three programs relating the extraordinary career of George Antheil, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This program covers Antheil's career up to 1927, and includes interviews with Antheil's wife, and composers Nicolas Slonimsky...
Night Sounds: The Gamelan Music of Bali Uploaded: 7/18/2012 Field Recordings
World Music
Larry Reed presents a selection of recordings of gamelan music, recorded in Bali, Indonesia in 1979. The program begins with a brief field recording of frogs, crickets and other night creatures, the rhythm of which it has been suggested...
World Ear Project Series 2, No. 1, Feb. 25, 1985 Uploaded: 9/11/2008 Soundscapes
Field Recordings
This program is the first in a new series of ambient field recordings from around the world. The original World Ear Project series was broadcast on KPFA in the early 1970s, as the portable cassette recorder first made such an ambitious...


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