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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 23: Sound Poetry - The Wages of Syntax (Gala Opening) Uploaded: 6/20/2018 Sound Poetry
The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day...
Ode To Gravity The Art and Music of Gerd De Vries Uploaded: 1/8/2009 Avant-Garde
Modern Art
Charles Amirkhanian presents a program on German composer and musicologist, Gerd de Vries, whose efforts to modernize the establishment’s music dictionary, Riemann’s “Musick Lexicon,” have been much appreciated by avant-garde...
Treasury of the 78's Music for Horn Uploaded: 2/3/2010 Classical Music
Chamber Music
From a program first broadcast on June 12, 1962, John Whiting presents some early 78 rpm recordings of music for horn, performed by Audbry Brain and his son Dennis Brain. The first selection heard is Johannes Brahms “Trio in E-Flat...
Ode To Gravity Für Augen und Ohren (”For Eyes and Ears”) Uploaded: 8/17/2007 Mechanical Music
Modern Art
This program begins with excerpts from a 1980 recording titled “Word of Mouth” which features prepared talks by artists given on the island of Ponape in the Pacific Ocean. You will hear segments by Laurie Anderson, Joan Jonas, William...
New Music Seance 2005: Concert No. 1, Walk in Beauty Uploaded: 1/12/2007 New Music
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2005 New Music Seance Concerts featured five hours of hypnotic solo piano music performed by Sarah Cahill or on the eerily disembodied Yamaha...
Other Minds Festival OM 5: Concert 1 Uploaded: 9/7/2018 Unconventional Instruments
Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, presented Other Minds Festival V at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, March 25-27, 1999. The fifth Other Minds festival featured composers...
Radio Event No. 8: Bags Uploaded: 10/27/2010 Interactive Art
Field Recordings
In a unique integration of radio, art, and the listening audience, Peter Veres, Anthony Gnazzo, and Gene Turitz present an interactive documentary on bags. This intermedia event was co-sponsored by KPFA and the Berkeley Art Center in Live...
Thin Air An Interview with Intermedia Artist, Iain Baxter Uploaded: 8/11/2011 Modern Art
Interactive Art
On August 8, 1970, Charles Amirkhanian visited with intermedia artist Iain Baxter in his North Vancouver, British Columbia home. The residence doubled as the headquarters for an unusual corporation, called the N.E. Thing Co., Ltd.. ...
George Antheil Collection William Steinberg on George Antheil, 1974 Uploaded: 7/3/2018 20th Century Classical
New Music
In this 1974 interview, Charles Amirkhanian interviews German-American conductor William Steinberg. Topics of conversation include the unfortunate end-state of composer George Antheil’s career, concerts of Beethoven’s 9th symphony in...


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