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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...
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...
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...
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 8: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 (video) Uploaded: 3/25/2013 New Music
This first part of this program begins with the concluding performance from the first concert of the OM 8 Festival held on March 7, 2002. The composition is “New Work,” an improvisation by The Circle Trio, Pauline Oliveros, accordion,...
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...
The Life and Music of George Antheil (Program Two) Uploaded: 4/3/2015 Orchestral Music
20th Century Classical
The second of three programs on the extraordinary career of George Antheil, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This programs covers the years 1927 to 1947. Topics discussed include Antheil's opera “Transatlantic,” his works for George...
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...


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