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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:

Other Minds Festival OM 19: Panel Discussion and Concert 1 (Feb. 28, 2014) Uploaded: 7/30/2014 New Music
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
The first concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on February 28, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. With a bit of the old, the new, and the old made new again, the concert...
Morning Concert The Music of Peter Sculthorpe Uploaded: 6/13/2008 20th Century Classical
Peter Sculthorpe (born April 19, 1929, in Launceton, Tasmania) is one of the most renowned composers living in Australia. His informed incorporation of Asian musical elements in his own output makes for a subtle and remarkable blend of...
New Music America 1987: Concert No. 1 Uploaded: 9/3/2014 New Music
20th Century Classical
The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures,...
Other Minds Presents Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Nancarrow Concert No. 1 ( 2 PM, Nov. 3, 2012 ) Uploaded: 3/14/2013 New Music
This is the first concert of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal...
Morning Concert Prospero's Pens Uploaded: 5/29/2008
Fountain pens were the early 20th Century equivalent of the laptop computer. Allowing individuals the ability to write without being tied to a desk and inkwell, this unique American invention came to symbolize literacy for the man or...
Other Minds Festival OM 12: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 Uploaded: 7/13/2007 21st Century Classical
New Music
Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the three composers featured in the second concert of the 12th Other Minds Festival. Maja Ratkje, who was too ill to take part in the panel discussion the day before, speaks about her...
World Ear Project Transmission 5, Jan. 1971 Uploaded: 8/29/2008 Field Recordings
In this, the fifth in a series of programs of ambient sound recordings from around the world, Richard Friedman introduces a tape of a trip to the San Diego Zoo, recorded by Pauline Oliveros, in November 1968. This is followed by street...
Other Minds Festival OM 1: Concert 1 (Nov. 4, 1993) Uploaded: 5/14/2013 New Music
World Music
The first concert of the very first Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 1), was held on November 4, 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It featured world premieres of compositions by Conlon Nancarrow and Julia Wolfe, as...
Other Minds Presents Preview event for Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” (June 7, 2013) Uploaded: 7/11/2013 Popular Music
Recorded on June 7, 2013 at The LAB in San Francisco, Other Minds presents a preview event for its upcoming presentation of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” a piece for 100 guitars. During this event Rhys Chatham introduces two of...


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