Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 868 (December 8-9, 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
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PLAYLIST 

Hour I

SET ONE
Roger Kleier: We Speak of Deep Night
Deep Night, Deep Autumn
Starkland Records/2001
electric guitars, processing: Roger Kleier; recorded at Harvestworks/PASS Studios, Master Element Studios, December 1998; composition year: 1998; time: 8:36

Annie Gosfield: The Harmony of the Body-Machine
Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
Tzadik/2004
cello: Joan Jeanrenaud; electronics: Annie Gosfield; recorded at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco, December, 2003; composition year: 2003; time: 13:14

SET TWO
Alvin Lucier: Counting People
from Three Translations of the Works of Maurizio Mochetti
Two Circles
Mode Records/2016
(for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano); Alter Ego -- flute: Manuel Zurria; clarinet: Paolo Ravaglia; violin: Aldo Campagnari; cello: Francesco Dillon; piano: Oscar Pizzo); recorded at Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden, composition year: 2008; time: 3:54

Alvin Lucier: Fideliotrio
Wind Shadows
New World Records/2005
members of the Barton Workshop (viola: Mariecke Keser; cello: Judith Van Swaay; piano: Frank Denyer); recorded at the Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, June 12, 2003; composition year: 1987; time: 12:03

SINGLE PLAY
Frank Denyer: Out of the Shattered Shadows I
Faint Traces -- Chamber Works 1973-2001
Mode Records/2005
members of the Barton Workshop -- flutes: Jos Zwaanenburg; spinet & harmonium: Catherine Laws; banjo: Alan Thomas; percussion: Damien Harron; recorded at Dartington Hall, UK, July 7, 2000; composition year: 1996; time: 13:43

Hour II

SET THREE
Lisa Bielawa: Wait
The Lay of Love
Innova Recordings/2015
piano: Evelyne Luest; drone: Adam Abeshouse; voice: Lisa Bielawa; text: Aleksandr Pushkin (Eugene Onegin), recorded at the Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase, 2007; composition year: 2002; time: 7:31

Somei Satoh: Kisetsu
From the Depth of Silence
Mode Records/2004
baritone: Thomas Buckner; The Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Petr Kotik; recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 16, 2002; composition year: 1999; time: 14:22

SET FOUR
David Starobin: Variations on a theme by Carl Nielsen, "Underlige Aftenlufte" (W. Bland)
New Music with Guitar, Volume 10 (various composers)
Bridge Records/2016
guitar: David Starobin; piano: Vassily Primakov; recorded at Carl Nielsen Concert Hall, Odense, Denmark, December 2011; composer: William Bland; composition year: 2010; time: 15:02

James Moore & Andie Springer: Look Like (J. Moore)
Gertrudes (various composers)
New World Records/2015
resonator guitar: James Moore; violin: Andie Springer; recorded at Future-Past Studios, 2015, composition year: 2014; time: 3:02

SET FIVE
Andrew Cyrille Quartet: Kaddish
The Declaration of Musical Independence
ECM Records/2016
guitar: Bill Frisell; recorded at Brooklyn Recordings, July 2014; composer: Bill Frisell; time: 5:10

Tim Brady: Chromatics, Harmonics, Recidivist Thirds, and Pulsing Fifths
Playing Guitar -- Symphony #1, Movement 5.1
Playing Guitar: Symphony #1
Ambiances Magnetiques/2004
solo guitar: Tim Brady; recorded at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University, Montreal, June 2, 2003; time: 5:57

Hour III

SET SIX
Philip Mantione: Dusk
Drainage Music
Scattered Music/2004
music for Drainage (interactive mechanical art installation; sound: Philip Mantione; video: Alysse Stephanian); composition year: 2004; time: 8:58

Ensemble SuerMusique: Tempest (J. Rea)
Jeux de pistes
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
Ensemble SuperMusique, director: Joane Hétu; recorded at the Amphithéâtre du Gesù, Montreal, April 8, 2016; composer: John Rea; composition year: 1969; time: 11:53

SET SEVEN
Natasha Barrett: Glacial Loop (Microclimates III)
Bouteilles de Klein
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
field recordings from Briksdal glacier, Stryn, Norway; April 2007; time: 5:48

Jonty Harrison: Going/Places (Parts 6-8)
a. Subterranean glacial activities, Sólheimajökull glacier; resonating radio cables, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland (2:09) 
b. Sounds from the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Queensland, Australia (3:23) 
c. Geothermal pools, Seltún, Iceland, and Rotorua, New Zealand (2:07) 
Voyages
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music on 32-track tape; premiered at hcmf// 2015: 16. Jonty Harrison, Phipps Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK, November 25, 2015; total selections time: 7:49

Annea Lockwood: Fridingen to Ulm
A Sound Map of The Danube
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
field recordings: Annea Lockwood (Fridingen, sheep shearing, May 1, 2002; Beuron, May 2, 2002; Ulm, Blau tributary, May 4, 2002; Münster bells, May 5, 2002); time: 7:20

SINGLE PLAY
Tod Dockstader: Luna Park
Apocalypse
Starkland/1993
musique concrète: Tod Dockstader; composition year: 1961; time:11:28

-- FIN --

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 867 (December 1-2, 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
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PLAYLIST 

Hour I

SET ONE
Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Women in Electronic Music 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/1997 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for electronics and phonograph record); recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1965; time: 8:08

Pauline Oliveros:
a. Procession/Peregrinacion (10:35)
b. Ghosting/Relaciones (2:25)
Ghostdance
Deep Listening/1998
accordion, Expanded Instrument System: Pauline Oliveros; djembe, EIS; voice, EIS: Julie Lyon Rose; choreographer: Paula Josa-Jones; commissioned by Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture; total selections time: 13:00


In Memory of Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 -- November 24, 2016), part one of a six-part tribute.

SET TWO
Gerard Pape: Deux Chimères I -- El Desdichado
Lux Fugit
Stradivarius/2015
reciter: Michel de Maulne; text: Gerard de Nerval; soprano: Olga Krashenko; recorder: Robin Troman; flute: Erik Drischer; recorded in Paris, 2012; composition year: 2006; time: 8:19

Joker:
a. Un étendard multicolore (5:05)
b. Nous étions la (1:59)
Où est-il donc ce rêve?
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
Joker -- voices: Marie-Neige Besner, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Gabriel Dharmoo, Jean Derome, Gerarldine Eguiluz, Eric Forget, Lori Freedman, Kathy Kennedy, Diane Labrosse, Elizabeth Lima, Alexandre St-Onge, Ida Torntato; narration, ambient sounds: Michel F. Côté; director, compositions, texts: Joane Hétu; recorded December 12, 2014, Studio 270, Montreal; total selections time: 7:04

Vladimir Ussachevsky: selections from Suite from No Exit
a. Part 5 (1:41)
b. Part 6 (2:42)
Film Music
New World Records/1990
tape and computer music: Vladimir Ussachevsky; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1962; total selections time: 4:11

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Lucier: Arrows
from Three Translations of the Works of Maurizio Mochetti
Two Circles
Mode Records/2016
(for alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano); Alter Ego -- flute: Manuel Zurria; clarinet: Paolo Ravaglia; violin: Aldo Campagnari; cello: Francesco Dillon; piano: Oscar Pizzo); recorded at Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden, composition year: 2008; time: 10:01

Hour II

SET THREE
Iannis Xenakis: La Déesse Athena
Volume 3 -- Xenakis & Varese
Mode Records/1997
(for baritone, percussion solo, and chamber orchestra; text: Aeschylus -- Eumenides); baritone: Philip Larson; soloist: Timothy Adams; Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic, conductor: Juan Pablo Izquierdo; recorded in Pittsburgh, April 1996; composition year: 1992; time: 7:55

Åke Parmerud: Necropolis -- City of the Dead
Necropolis
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(electroacoustic music on 8-track tape); realized in 2011 at the studio of the GRM, Paris, premiered at the Auditorium Saint-Germain of the Maison des pratiques artistiques amateurs, September 23, 2011; time: 13:45

SET FOUR
Jonty Harrison: Going/Places (Parts 1-5)
a. Railway Stations in Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Castlefiorentino (4:59)
b. Crickets on the Red Ocean Road, Victoria; events in Red Center and Queensland (3:05)
c. Buskers in Jemaa-el-Fnaa, Marrakech, Morocco (1:16)
d. SkyRail passing over birds in tropical canopy, Queensland (0:52)
e. Wind, tourists, and arctic birds, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland (1:50)
Voyages
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music on 32-track tape; premiered at hcmf// 2015: 16. Jonty Harrison, Phipps Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK, November 25, 2015; total selections time: 12:02

Coil: Going Up
The Ape of Naples
Threshold House/2006
vocals: François Testory, Jhonn Balance; keyboards: Thighpaulsandra (Timothy Lewis); synthesizer: Ossian Brown; marimba: Tom Edwards; hurdy-gurdy: Cliff Stapleton; original composition/lyrics: David Croft/Ronnie Hazlehurst (theme from "Are You Being Served?"); time: 8:30

SET FIVE
Tod Dockstader: Chinese Morf
From the Archives
Starkland/2016
electronic sounds from the archives of Tod Dockstader; recorded in 2007; time: 2:39

Tod Dockstader: Two Moons of Quatermass
a. First Moon (4:17)
b. Second Moon (4:37)
Water Music/Quatermass
Starkland/1992
electronic music: Tod Dockstader; composition year: 1964; total time: 8:53

David Toop: A Second Nature
Museum of Fruit (Architettura Series Volume 3)
Caipirinha Productions/1999
synthesizers, electronics, keyboards, flutes, percussion: David Toop; recorded in London, Fall 1998; time: 041

Hour III

SET SIX
Rune Lindblad: Evening
Death of the Moon -- Electronic & Concrète Music (1953-1960)
Pogus Productions/1997
electronic music recorded at the composer's studio, Gothenberg, Sweden; composition year: 1956; time: 8:11

Walter Ruttmann: Weekend
An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music [various artists]
first a-chronology 1921-2001
Sub Rosa/2001
sound collage via Tri-Ergon processing: Walter Ruttman; presented in Berlin, June 13, 1930; composition year: 1930; time: 11:10

SET SEVEN
Miya Masaoka: The Clattering of Life
The Triangle of Resistance
Innova Recordings/2016
violins: Jennifer Choi, Esther Nah; viola: David Wallace; cello: Alex Waterman; percussion, Buddhist prayer singing bowls, gongs, taiko, changgu: Satoshi Takeishi; koto: Miya Masaoka; analog modular synthesizer: Ben Vida; conductor: Richard Carrick; recorded at the Roulette, Brooklyn, New York, November 17, 2013; time: 19:57

Jin Hi Kim: Dancing in the Deep Blue Sea
Jin Hi Kim's Sound Universe
Living Tones/2009
komungo: Jin Hi Kim; daxophone: Hans Reichel; accordion: Rudiger Carl; performed for Hans Reichel's Stadtsparkasse Award Ceremony, Wuppertal, Germany; time: 9:45

SINGLE PLAY
Paul Lansky: from Threads
a. Prelude (Aria I) (2:54)
b. Recitative I (1:57)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total excerpts time: 7:52 

 -- FIN --

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 866 (November 24-25, 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
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Webcast/Broadcast date: November 25, 2016
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PLAYLIST 

Hour I

SET ONE
Eric Lyon: Liberation #1
Ex Cathedra
Centaur Records/2004
computer music, sampling, processing: Eric Lyon; composition year: 2003; time: 9:11

Neil Rolnick: WakeUp
Ex Machina
Innova Recordings/2016
laptop computer, sampling, processing: Neil Rolnick; composition year: 2013; time: 11:49

SINGLE PLAY
Jorge Antunes: Vivaldia MCMLXXV
Works by Jorge Antunes eo GeMUnB
UnB Discos/2002
GeMUnB (Group of Musical Experimentation of the University of Brasilia) -- voice: Laura Conde; flute: Geraldo Moreira; English horn/French horn: Raimundo Martins; viola: Fernando: Vasques; cello: Jorge Armando Nunes; piano: Mariuga Lisbôa Antunes; dancer: Maria Salma; magnetic tape, conductor: Jorge Antunes; recorded at University of Brasilia, 1975; composition year: 1975; time: 21:18

SET TWO
Barney Childs: Music for Bass Drum
Heaven to clear when day did close
New World Records/2016
(for single bass drum manually percussed by three players); bass drum: Ron George, Chris Corman, Blake Van Vilet; recorded at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California, January 2001; composition year: 1964; time: 3:41

Joseph Bertolozzi: Evening Harmonies
Tower Music
Bertolozzi Plays the Eiffel Tower
Innova Recordings/2015
percussion, samples: Joseph Bertolozzi (samples from The Audio Library of the Eiffel Tower, Paris), composition year: 2014; time: 2:45

Fred Frith: Trains & Boats & Planes (Bacharach/David)*
Prints
Snapshots, Postcards, Messages, and Miniatures 1987-2001 
ReR Megacorp/2003
(composition: Burt Bacharach/Hal David, published 1965); guitar, percussion, piano, keyboards, noises, voice: Fred Firth; recorded 1996 for the release "Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach," Tzadik Records; time: 5:07

Hour II

SET THREE
Jean-Claude Risset: Mutations
Sud/Dialogues/Inharmonique/Mutations
INA-GRM/1987
FM synthesis realized at Bell Laboratories; composition year: 1969; time: 10:31

In memory of Jean-Claude Risset (March 18, 1938 -- November 21, 2016)

Christian Bouchard: Trois Miniatures en Suite
a. Sacréboules (Holy Balls!) (3:26)
b. The Point of View of the Parking Meter (2:51)
c. Tonicity (3:52)
Fractures
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
electroacoustic music realized at Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, 1997; premiered at the Concert Hautes Tensions presented by the ACREQ at the Usine C, Montreal, January 29, 1999; total time: 10:09

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting in a Room
Two Circles
Mode Records/2016
(for speaking voice and electronics); voice: Alvin Lucier; electronics: Simone Comforti; recorded at Biennale Musica 2012; Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy; composition year: 1968 (45-minute version realized at Brandeis University, 1969); time: 18:18

SET FOUR
John Bischoff: Local Color
Audio Combine
New World Records/2012
electroacoustic music: John Bischoff; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, 2010-2011; composition year: 2004; time: 11:47

Brian Belet: An Abstract--Difference
Electroacoustic Music
CD-R/2006
Kyma programming: Brian Belet; from the Frog Peak Collective Project, 1998; time: 1:00

Hour III

SET FIVE
Jon Christopher Nelson: Waves of Refraction
Electroacoustic Works
CD-R/2005
(for acoustic guitar and tape); guitar: William Buonocore; electroacoustic tape generated at the Florida International University Electronic Music Studio; composition year: 1992; time: 7:56

Tim Brady: Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously
Scenarios
Justin Time Records/1994
electric guitar, live electronics: Tim Brady; recorded at Maison Radio Canada, Montreal, December 1993; composition year: 1993; time: 7:59

Marco Capelli: A Bright Moon Makes a Little Daytime ((N. Didkovsky)
a. Hammertones (3:03)
b. Poker Face Alters (1:51)
c. The Ass's Demise (1:44)
EGP -- Extreme Guitar Project (various composers)
Music from Downtown New York
Mode Records/2006
(for modified acoustic guitar and live electronics); modified acoustic guitar: Marco Capelli; composer: Nick Didkovsky; recorded in New York City, 2005; composition year: 2003 total time: 6:36

SET SIX
Edgard Varèse: Ecuatorial
Works by Carter and Varèse
Sony Classical/1995
(for brass, organ, piano, percussion and theremins); Ensemble InterContemporain; conductor: Pierre Boulez; Chœur de Radio France, director: Jacques Juoinneau; text: Francisco Ximénez (Popol Vuh) ; recorded October 3, 1983, IRCAM, Paris; composition year: 1934; time: 12:04

Tristan Murail: Gondwana
Gondwana/Désintégrations/Time and Again
Montaigne/2012
(for FM synthesis and large orchestra); Orchestre de National France, conductor: Yves Prin; recorded 1980; composition year: 1980; time: 16:36

SINGLE PLAY
John Cage: Six Short Inventions for Seven Instruments
The 25-Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage
Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958
Wergo/1994
violin: Anahid Ajemian; violas: Burton Fisch, William Gromko; cello: Joan Brockway; alto flute: Andrew Loyla; trumpet: Melvyn Broiles; clarinet: Albert Kaufman; recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958; composition year: 1934; time: 5:24

-- FIN --

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 865 (November 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
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email: martiangardens@gmail.com

WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM
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Webcast/Broadcast date: November 18, 2016
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PLAYLIST 

Hour I

SET ONE
Reconnaissance Fly: The Party Constraint
Cage Flower Futures
Edgetone Records/2014
voice, flute, guitar: Polly Moller; keyboards: Amanda Chaudhary; clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone: Rich Lesnick; bass guitar, electronics: Tim Walters; drums: Larry the O; recorded in San Francisco; time: 5:24

Nicola Caloia: Condensation
Les Bonnes Histoires
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
double bass, percussion, drum machine: Nicolas Caloia; piccolo, bass flute, tenor saxophone: Jean Derome; voice: Gabriel Dharmoo; clarinets, bells: Lori Freedman; voice, texts Genevieve LeTarte; recorded in Montreal, July 2015; time: 6:03

Areon Flutes: Dry Wind (from Summer Sketches) (E. Lillios)
Thrive (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2016
Areon Flutes (Jill Heinke Moen, Sasha Louner, Kassey Plaha); recorded at San Francisco Conservatory of Music; composer: Elainie Lillios; composition year: 2013; time: 5:30

Paula Matthusen: Limerence
Pieces for People
Innova Recordings/2015
electronics, processing: Paula Matthusen; banjo: James Moore; mastered at the Vault Recording Studios, New York City,  composition year: 2008; time: 6:14

SET TWO
Meredith Monk:
a. Dark/Light 1 (4:27)
b. High Realm (1:26)
On Behalf of Nature
ECM/2016
a. voices: Katie Geissinger, Bruce Rameker, Ellen Fisher, Sidney Chen, Meredith Monk; keyboard, violin: Allison Sniffin; Burmese piccolo, clarinets: Bohdan Hilash; marimba, prepared marimba, prepared vibraphone: John Hollenbeck; b. voices: Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Bruce Raemker, Allison Sniffin; violin: Allen Sniffin; vibraphone, marimba, toy glockenspiel: John Hollenbeck; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; total time: 5:53

Roland Dahinden: Lichtweiss 1
Silberen
Mode Records/2004
vibraphone: Bernd Thurner; recorded at IEM Graz, Austria; composition year: 1999; time: 4:36

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links No. 8 (Witness to 48 Things)
Double Image
11 West Records/2006
vibraphone: Bernd Thurner; flute: Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer; composition years: 1990, 1991; time: 8:51

Jane Rigler: Mukta
Rarefactions
Neuma Records/2015
piccolo: Jane Rigler; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013, 2014; time: 3:17

SINGLE PLAY
Morton Feldman: In Search of an Orchestration
Composition by Numbers -- The Graphic Scores 1950-1967
Mode Records/2005
The Barton Workshop, conductor: Jos Zwananenberg; recorded in the Netherlands, 1993-1994; composition year: 1967; time: 7:44 

Hour II

SINGLE PLAY
Philip Perkins: Wreath
It Gets the Corners
Still Alive in the Studio 2014-2016
Fun Music/2016
electronic music, found sounds, processing: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer's studio, San Francisco; time: 20:14

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Scott Thompson: Of Natural Magic and the Breathing of Trees
MP3
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; composed at the Atlanta Center for the Arts in a residency with Natasha Barrett; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2016; time: 20:00

SINGLE THREE
Natasha Barrett: Three Fictions (Northern Mix)
a. In the Rain (3:57)
b. Midnight Sun Midday Moon (3:35)
c. Outside the Snow Falls (3:02)
Isostasie
empreintes DIGITALes/2002
electroacoustic music, software programming, field recordings: Natasha Barrett; premiered at Synthèse 2000: Concert, IMEB, Bourges Cher. France, June 2000; revised at the composer's studio, Norway, fall 2000; composition year: 2000; total time: 10:34

Laurie Spiegel:  Hurricane's Eye (Two Archetypes II)
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991
Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, digital processing, digital editing: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1990; time: 3:36

Hour III

SET THREE
Jon Gibson: Relative Calm (Rising)
Relative Calm
New World Records/2016
wind instruments, autoharp, keyboards, ambient recordings: Jon Gibson; keyboards: Joseph Kubera; percussion: David Van Tieghem; recorded at Big Apple Recording Studio, New York City, 1980-1981; composition years: 1980, 1981; time: 16:58

Philip Glass: Three Truths
1000 Airplane on the Roof
Virgin Records/1989
synthesizer, special effects: Miles Green; keyboards, music director: Martin Goldray; saxophone, flute, wind synthesizer: Jon Gibson, Jack Kripl; saxophones: Richard Peck; vocals: Linda Ronstadt; text: David Henry Hwang; conductor: Michael Riesman; recorded at the Living Room, New York City; composition year: 1988; selection time: 3:52

SET FOUR
"Blue" Gene Tyranny: She Wore Red Shoes
Detours
Unseen Worlds/2012
piano, electronics: BGT; recorded at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, California, February 20, 2005; composition year: 2004; time: 11:27

Carey Nutman: Wonderful Causing Tears
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music & Video/2016
piano, electronics: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer's studio, Houghton-le-Spring, UK; composition year: 2016; time: 8:20

Brian Eno: Pierre in Mist
Nerve Net
Warner Bros/1992
synthesizers, organ, percussion, piano, sound treatments: Brian Eno; recorded in London and Los Angeles; time: 3:47

SINGLE PLAY
Jon Christopher Nelson: They Wash Their Ambassadors in Citrus and Fennel
Electroacoustic Works
CD-R/2005
(for voice and tape); electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of Sweden, Stockholm, fall of 1994; voice: Joan La Barbara; text: Robert Gregory; composition year: 1994; time: 12:51

-- FIN--

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 864 (November 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
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email: martiangardens@gmail.com

WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM
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Northampton, Mass.
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Webcast/Broadcast date: November 11, 2016
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PLAYLIST 

Hour I

SINGLE PLAY
György Ligeti: Continuum für Cembalo
(Six Works by Ligeti)
Wergo/1988
harpsichord: Antoinette Vischer; composition year: 1968; time: 3:26

SINGLE PLAY
Gérard Grisey: Talea
MP3
Ensemble Dal Niente (flutes: Emma Hospelhorn; clarinets: Katie Schoepfin; violin: Ming Huan Xu; cello: Chris Wild; piano: Winston Choi); recorded at Western Michigan University, March 18, 2015; composition year: 1986; time: 18:12

SET ONE
Joel Gressel: Is it Serious?
Milton Babbitt -- A Composers' Memorial (various composers)
Open Space/2012
computer music: Joel Gressel; composition year: 2010; time: 9:58

Robert Morris: Odds and Ends (I & II)
Milton Babbitt -- A Composers' Memorial (various composers)
Open Space/2012
piano: Ashlee Mack; composition year: 1996; time: 3:30

J.C. Combs: The De-evolution of Adam & Eve
Bats in the Belfry -- 18 Bagatelles
NetNewMusic/2009
electric piano roll: J.C. Combs; composition year: 2009; time: 3:22

Noah Creshevsky: Talea
Man & Superman
Centaur Records/1992
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1991; time: 8:15

SINGLE PLAY
Roland Auzet: Mecano 1 (P. Jodlowski)
Percussion (s) (various composers)
Mode Records/2008
percussion, machines: Roland Auzet; recorded at IRCAM, Théâtre de Chaville, La Muse en Circuit, Paris; composer: Pierre Jodlowski; composition year: 2004; time: 6:37 

Hour II

SET TWO
Carey Nutman: Colour Variations 1
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music & Video/2016
electroacoustic music: Carey Nutman; composition year: 2016; time: 3:30

Matthew Burtner: Anemoi
MICE World Tour
EcoSono/2009
Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble created by Matthew Burtner; cello: Zoe Kinney; soprano saxophone: M. Burtner; voice: W. Aniseh Khan Burtner; texts: Anaximenes of Miletus, Democritus, Aristotle, Theophrastus of Eresus, Titus Lucretius; real-time wind performance in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean; composition year: 2009; time: 5:11

Laurie Anderson: The Bardo
Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch/2015
voice, words, music: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015; time: 8:24

Triple Point: Several Other Notions
Phase/Transitions
Pogus Productions/2014
instruments, electronics: Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Noort; recorded at EMPAC, Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 3:18

SET THREE
Michael Vincent Waller: Anthems
The South Shore
XI Records/2015
cello: Christine Kim; piano: Yael Manor; recorded at Oktaven Studios, Yonkers; composition year: 2014; time: 2:31

Meredith Monk: Water/Sky Rant
On Behalf of Nature
ECM/2016
voice: Meredith Monk; E-flat clarinet, Macauan bird calls, Burmese whistles, sallow flute: Bohdan Hilash; prepared vibraphone, cuica drum: John Hollenbeck; keyboard, violin: Allison Sniffin; harp: Laura Sherman; composition year: 2013; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; time: 5:48

Karen Gottlieb: In a Landscape (J. Cage)
Music for Harp
Innova Recordings/2015
harp: Karen Gottlieb; recorded 2014; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1949; time: 7:23

Musicians of Burma: Chauk Lon Bat Let Swan Bya
Improvisation on Chauk Lon Bat Drums
White Elephants and Golden Ducks
Shanachie/1997
chauk lon bat, siwa, cymbals; recorded at Khin Sabe Oo Studios, Rangoon, Burma, November 1996; time: 5:01

SINGLE PLAY
DuoJalal: Lamentatio (G. Sollima)
Shadow & Light -- The Rumi Experience
Bridge Records/2016
viola: Kathryn Lockwood; percussion: Yousif Sheronick; composer: Giovanni Sollima; recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, composition year: 1998; time: 8:43 

Hour III

SET FOUR
John Gibson: Day Trip
Traces
Innova Recordings/2016
electroacoustic music: John Gibson (source materials: field recordings of Chinatown, New York City); composition year: 2000; time: 8:52

Jon Gibson: Return (Return)
Relative Calm
New World Records/2016
saxophone: Jon Gibson; keyboards: Joseph Kubera; percussion: David Van Tieghem; recorded at Big Apple Recording Studio, New York City, 1980-1981; composition years: 1980, 1981; time: 16:54

SET FIVE
George Todd: Romance
Green Ideas Furiously Asleep
EMF/1996
Synclavier: George Todd; composition year: 1987; time: 8:29

Philip Glass: Spaceship
Einstein on the Beach
Elektra-Nonesuch/1993
solo voice: Kristin Norderval; flute: Jon Gibson; tenor saxophone: Richard Peck; bass clarinet: Andrew Sterman; violin: Gregory Fulkerson; keyboard: Michael Riesman; chorus; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1993; time: 12:51

SET SIX
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
The Minimalists (various composers)
Mode Records/2009
Orkest de Volharding, conductor: Jussi Jaatinen; percussion: Tatiana Koleva; bass clarinet: Fie Schouten; clarinet: Dominique Zwartelé; arr. Anthony Fiumara; recorded at MCO Studios in Hilversum, The Netherlands, April 2009; composition year: 1986; time: 4:07

"Blue" Gene Tyranny: Decertified Highway of Dreams II
Go, Blue
O.O. Discs/2000
Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan; (soloists -- electric bassoon: Steve Newton, electric flute: Jessica Johnson), conductor: Stephen Rush; recorded at Ann Arbor, 2000; composer: BGT; composition year: 2000; time: 3:43 

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 863 (November 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog
email: martiangardens@gmail.com

WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: November 4, 2016

GLOBAL COMMUNITY RADIO
Webcast: Fridays 3:00 a.m. -- 5: a.m. EDT
Webcast date: November 4, 2016

WMNB-LP 107.1 FM
North Adams, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: November 3, 2016

RADIO4ALL
Podcast: Download at your convenience!
Latest upload: October 31, 2016
Length: Three hours

PLAYLIST 

hour one

SET ONE
William Duckworth: Prelude II
The Time Curve Preludes
Lovely Music, Ltd./1990
piano: Neely Bruce; composition year: 1983; time: 2:40

George Crumb: Makrokosmos Volume 1, Part One
a. Primeval Sounds (4:07)
b. Proteus (1:16)
c. Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis c. 10,000 B.C.) (1:56)
d. Crucifix [Symbol] (2:55)
Makrokosmos I & II
24 pieces after the Zodiac for amplified piano
Mode Records/2004
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, July 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total time: 10:16

J.C. Combs: Drifting Lanterns
Bats in the Belfry -- 18 Bagatelles
NetNewMusic/2009
electric piano roll: J.C. Combs; time: 2:12

Ben Johnston: Special Plates
from The Tavern
Ruminations
MicroFest Records/2014
microtonal guitar, voice: John Schneider; text: Rumi; recorded at Studio 34, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 1998; time: 3:09

SET TWO
Stephen Dickman: Dissolver of Sugar
from Four for Tom
Who Says Words
New World Records/1999
baritone: Thomas Buckner; piano: Joseph Kubera; text: Rumi; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, composition year: 1997; time: 4:41

DuoJalal: Honey from Alast (E. Ziporyn)
a. Part I (4:20)
b. Part II (6:54)
Shadow & Light -- The Rumi Experience
Bridge Records/2016
viola: Kathryn Lockwood; percussion: Yousif Sheronick; composer: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, composition year: 2016; total time: 11:16

Mari Kimura: Mièle (H. Lash)
Harmonic Constellations (various composers)
Works for Violin & Electronics
New World Records/2016
violin, resonator patch: Mari Kimura; composer: Hannah Lash; recorded at Harvestworks Media Arts Center, New York City, June 2015, composition year: 2014; time: 4:24

SINGLE PLAY
Dieter Kaufmann: Le ciel et la terre
IMEB Opus 30 Ans Musiques Compositeurs (various artists)
Volume Two (1984--1999)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB -- Bourges International Institute of Electroacoustic Music), Bourges, France, 1985; time: 11:00

hour two

SET THREE
Carey Nutman: 61st Parallel
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music and Video/2016
electroacoustic music: Carey Nutman; time: 4:25

Tod Dockstader & James Reichert: Movement 3
Omniphony I
ReR Megacorp/2001
(musique concrete for chamber ensemble, processed ensemble, magnetic tape, and loudspeakers); instrumentalists: bassoon: Elias Carmen; cello: Harvey Shapiro; b-flat clarinet: Stanley Drucker; flute: Harvey Estrin; French horn: Joseph Singer; baritone horn: Abraham Pearlstein; oboe: Harry Shulman; percussion: Walter Rosenberger, Herbert Harris; piano, celesta: John Carter; timpani: Morris Lang; bass trombone: Richard Hixon; trumpet: Raymond Crisara. conductor: James Reichert; composed and recorded in 1966; time: 2:30

SET FOUR
Francis Dhomont: Drôles d’oiseaux
Jalons
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electroacoustic music: Francis Dhomont; realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, Cher, France, and at the composer's studio, Avignon, France, 1985-1986; first version premiered at Festival Synthèse, Bourges, June 2, 1985; composition years: 1985, 1986, revised 2001; time: 14:51

(Happy 90th birthday, Francis Dhomont! b. November 2, 1926)

Gen Ken Montgomery: Birds & Machines (Bird Suite)
Birds + Machines (1980--1989)
Pogus Productions/2010
electronics, processors, noises: Gen Ken Montgomery; recorded in New York City, 1989; time: 8:05

SET FIVE
Steve Reich: Octet
Steve Reich -- The ECM Recordings
ECM/2016
pianos: Nuritt Tilles, Edmund Niemann; clarinets, bass clarinets, flutes, piccolos: Virgil Blackwell, Mort Silver; violins: Shem Guibbory, Robert Chausow; viola: Ruth Siegler; cello: Chris Finckel; recorded at Columbia Recordings Studios, New York City, February 1980; composition year: 1979 time: 17:29

Daniel Goode: Six Fractal Fingers
Clarinet Songs
XI Records/1993
clarinet: Daniel Goode; composition year: 1979; time: 3:14

hour three

SET FIVE
Steven Ricks: Geometria Situs
Young American Inventions
New Focus Recordings/2015
Hexnut band (mezzo-soprano: Michaela Riener; flutes: Ned McGowan; recorders: Susanna Borsch; trumpet: Anton Weeren; piano: Ere Lievonen); text: Stephen Tuttle; recorded at de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University; September 25, 2013; time: 8:43

Patti Monson: Under the Rainbow (M. Rosenblum)
High Art
Albany Records/2003
(for flute, bass flute, piccolo, and computer-processed sound); flutes: Patti Monson; recorded at Joseph Patrych Sound Studios; composer: Mathew Rosenblum; composition year: 2002; time: 13:37

SINGLE PLAY
Neil Rolnick: Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand
Ex Machina
Innova Recordings/2016
piano: Kathleen Supové; laptop: Neil Rolnick; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers; composition year: 2014; time: 30:13

SINGLE PLAY
Neil Rolnick: selections from ElecrtiCity
a. Connecticut Power & Light (4:11)
b. Central Vermont Public Service (2:35)
c. Boston Edison (2:00)
ElectriCity
O.O. Discs/1992
(for ensemble with digital processing); New York New Music Ensemble (flute: Jayn Rosenfeld; clarinet: Jean Kopperud; violin: Linda Quan; cello: Chris Finckel; synthesizers: James Winn, Daniel Druckman; digital processing: Neil Rolnick; conductor: Linda Bouchard); composition year: 1991;  recorded at the iEAR Studios, Troy, New York, December 17, 1991; total selections time: 8:46

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 862 (October 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog
email: martiangardens@gmail.com

WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: October 28, 2016

GLOBAL COMMUNITY RADIO
Webcast: Fridays 3:00 a.m. -- 5: a.m. EDT
Webcast date: October 28, 2016

WMNB-LP 107.1 FM
North Adams, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: October 27, 2016

RADIO4ALL
Podcast: Download at your convenience!
Latest upload: October 22, 2016
Length: Three hours

hour one


SINGLE PLAY
Otto Luening: Fantasy in Space
Pioneers of Electronic Music (various artists)
New World Records/2006 (orig. CRI/1991)
created at the home of Henry Cowell, Woodstock, NY, 1952; time: 2:51

SET ONE
Beatriz Ferreyra: Les chemins du vent des glaces (Path of the icy wind)
Les Saisons (GMEB 1972 -- IMEB 2002) [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2002
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2002; time: 11:00

Jon Christopher Nelson: Flights of Fancy
Electroacoustic Works
CD-R/2005
for tape and fireworks; composition year: 1999; premiered at the Murcheson Performing Arts Complex, University of North Texast, Denton, February 20, 1999; time: 6:46

Leopoldo La Rosa: Andes No. 1 (fragment)
Tensions at the Edge (various artists)
New Music from Peru (1948-1979)
Pogus Productions/2012
(for orchestra); National Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leopoldo La Rosa; premiered in Lima, 1970; composition year: 1969; time: 4:17

SET TWO
Roxanne Turcotte: Poussière d’étoiles (Stardust)
a. Regard étoilé [Starry Look] (3:25)
b. Regard intérieur [Inner Look] (3:51)
c. Regard en voyage [Travelling Look] (2:09)
Libellune
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
electroacoustic music on stereo tape; realized at the composer’s studio (Productions RTM), Montreal, 2002, with the help of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. It was premiered on the composer’s website, June 2002; total time: 9:23

Triple Point: Morphotropic
Phase/Transistions
Pogus Productions/2014
instruments, electronics: Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Noort; recorded at EMPAC, Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 3:28

Joane Hétu: La Territoire
La Femme territoire ou 21 fragments d’humus
Ambiances Magnétiques/2012
conductor, voice, objects, melodica: Joane Hétu; voice, objects: Susanna Hood; accordion, voice: Alice Tougas St-Jak; voice, flutes, alto saxophone, keyboards, objects: Jean Derome; percussions, objects, voice: Isaiah Ceccarelli; text (b): Joane Hétu; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, 2012

Tom Hamilton: Girnar
Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music
Kvist Records/2009
electronics: Tom Hamilton; recorded at Professional Artist Recordings, St. Louis, 1975; time: 7:23

hour two

SET THREE
Carey Nutman: Slow Flight Over the Aletsch Glacier
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music & Video/2016
electroacoustic music: Carey Nutman; time: 14:23

Phil Kline: The Housatonic at Henry Street
Around the World in a Daze
Starkland/2009
electronica + boombox orchestra: Phil Kline; time: 4:46

SET FOUR
Shartse College of Ganden Monastery: Kabsumpa --
The Three Occasions, Tribute to Buddha by Tsongkhapa
Tibetan Buddhism
Bridge Records/1989
Shartse College of Ganden Monastery, chant master: Ven. Lobsang Tenzin; recorded at Shartse Dratsang, Ganden Monastery, Mundgod, Karnataka, South India, February 1987; time: 9:02

Miya Masaoka: The Long Road
Triangle of Resistance
Innova Recordings/2016
violins: Jennifer Choi, Esther Nah; viola: David Wallace; cello: Alex Waterman; percussion, Buddhist prayer singing bowls, gongs, taiko, changgu: Satoshi Takeishi; koto: Miya Masaoka; analog modular synthesizer: Ben Vida; conductor: Richard Carrick; recorded at the Roulette, Brooklyn, New York, November 17, 2013; time: 12:23

SET FIVE
John Cage:
a. Souvenir (6:50)
b. Chester L.M. (1:09)
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at the Nederluleå Church, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden, 2007; a. composition year: 1983; b. from "Some of 'The Harmony of Maine,'" composer: Supply Belcher, arr. John Cage (1978); total selections time: 8:00

hour three

Walter Zimmermann: 10 Fränkische Tänze
Songs of Innocence & Experience
Mode Records/2012
(sublimated for string quartet); string quartet/drone quartet: Sonar Quartett (violins: Suanne Zapf, Kirsten Harms; viola: Nikolaus Schlierf; cello: Cosima Gerhardt); recorded at Siemens-Villa Berlin-Lankowitz, Germany, February 2011; composition year: 1977; time: 12:56

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Carl: The Geography of Loss
a. Anxiety Overture (1:49)
b. Chorale 1 (1:32)
c. Portrait 1/Chorale 2a/Portrait 2/Chorale 2b (3:53)
d. Fear No (5:27)
e. Last Words (3:51)
f. Chorale 3 (1:35)
g. Double Portrait (1:41)
h. Going Solo (6:02)
The Geography of Loss
New World Records/2016
KHORIKOS ensemble, conductor: Jesse Mark Peckham; recorded at the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, New York City, March 9, 2013; composition year: 2010; texts: Robert A. Carl; William Shakespeare, "Cymbeline," Act IV, Scne II; total time: 25:51

SINGLE PLAY
Gunther Schuller: Concerto No. 2 (for contrabass tuba and orchestra)
I. Adagio (4:04)
II. Allegro moderato (3:33)
III. Adagio (Arioso) (4:02)
IV. Molto moderato; Allegro energico (7:24)
Transformations (various composers)
Bridge Records/2016
tuba: Aaron Tindall; Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Jeffrey Meyer; recorded at Ford Hall, Ithaca College, New York, November 2014; composition year: 2008; total time: 19:04

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