Friday, November 21, 2014

Martian Gardens for November 23 & 26, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 12, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: November 19, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Robert Scott Thompson: Among the Unlaboring Stars
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell Georgia; time: 4:07

Triple Point: Spin Density
Pogus Productions/2014
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Nort: electronics, sound systems); recorded at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 13:00

Maggi Payne: 60 Spin
60 x 60 (2003)
Capstone Records/2004
electroacoustic music: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, California; composition year: 2003; time: 1:00

Joan La Barbara: Flash!
60 x 60 -- 2006/2007 [various artists]
Vox Novus/2008
violin: Ariana Kim; composition year: 2008; time: 0:45

Tom Johnson: Squares: dialectic music
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
(for narration and a solo instrument); narration: Douglas Wadle; viola: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California; composition year: 2008; time: 6:47

Ron Nagorcka: Thus spake Zoothera 
from Just Bluffing for Quamby
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
electroacoustic music in just intonation based on the sounds of Quamby Bluff, Tasmania; composition year: 2006; time: 6:03

Kraftwerk: Morgenspaziergang (morning stroll)
Kling Klang/1986 (orig. Philips LP/1974)
synthesizers, electronics, recorder, electronics sound effects and synthesized bird songs: Kraftwerk; recorded at Kling Klang and Conny's Studio, Germany; time: 4:04

Elainie Lillios: Listening Beyond...
Entre espaces (Between Spaces)
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Studio of the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, 2007; premiered at the High Voltage concert in the Recital Hall at Louisiana State University, December 3, 2007; time: 8:20

Carey Nutman: Interlude 2014 Harmonic
MPS Music & Video/2014
computer music: Carey Nutman; time: 2:31

Genevieve Robertson & Jayson Ellerbeck: Killing Fields
Deep Wireless 3 -- Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2006
guitar, narration, field recordings, processing:  Robertson & Ellerbeck; recorded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; time: 5:12

Anna Rubin: Landmine
Electric Music (Rubin/Hollander)
Capstone Records/2004 (via Neuma Records)
(for amplified electric cello, live electronics, and digital audio); electric cello: Jeffrey Krieger; featured narratives: David Levi Strauss on landmines in Cambodia; Human Rights Watch Report on Landmines; composition year: 2001; time: 16:20

Annea Lockwood: Buoyant
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
field recordings (water sounds, Flathead Lake, Montana; boat sounds, Hoboken Ferry Terminal, New Jersey and Lake Como, Italy); composition year: 2013; time: 6:18

Frank Denyer: Two Beacons
Silenced Voices
Mode Records/2008
(for large ensemble, muted instruments, percussion, flutes, male and female voices); The Barton Workshop, directors: Frank Denyer & James Fulkerson; recorded at Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, March 21, 2006; Darlington College of Arts, UK, July 3, 2006; composition year: 2005; time: 14:21

James Dashow: ...At other times, the distances
Cultures Électroniques 14 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2002
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 1999; time: 12:46

James Dashow: Reconstructions
James Dashow -- Thomas DeLio
Neuma Records/1995
(for harp and computer); harp: Lucia Bova; recorded at Wonderland Studio, Rome, Italy; composition year: 1992; time: 13:36

Toshi Ichiyanagi: Music for Piano No. 4
Music from the Tudorfest
San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964
New World Records/2014
pianos: Pauline Oliveros, David Tudor; recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, April 6, 1964; composition year: 1960; time: 20:37

David Tudor: Rainforest Version 1 (excerpt)
Mode Records/1998
live electronics: David Tudor & Takehisa Kosugi; recorded in New Delhi, India, 1990; composition year: 1968; excerpt time: 6:00

Pauline Oliveros: In Memoriam: Nikola Tesla, Cosmic Engineer (excerpt)*
Music for Merce 1952-2009 (boxed-set) [various artists]
New World Records/2010
live electronics, voices, acoustical-space-sound activators: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, Jean Rigg, David Tudor; recorded on tour 1972 for the dance "Canfield" (1969), The Merce Cunningham Dance Company; composition year: 1969; excerpt time: 9:44 

*Taint Radio version only

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Martian Gardens for November 16 & 19, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 12, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: November 19, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Robert Normandeau: Bédé
a. The Realm of Childhood
b. The Valley of Phantoms
c. In Search of the Voice

empreintes DIGITALes/1994
electroacoustics: R. Normandeau; voice: Marie-Hélène Blain; produced at Normandeau's studio, Montreal, and GRM Paris, 1990; time: 2:56

Jorge Antunes: Elegia Violeta para Monsenhor Romero
!No Se Mata La Justicia!
Sistrum/2003 (orig. LP/1981)
(for two female child soloists, children's choir, piano obliggato, and chamber orchestra); soloists: Hagit Shapira, Ruth Halifa; Children's Choir Kibbutz Hatzerim and the Conservatory of Music in Beer-Sheva; piano obliggato: Mariuga Lisbôa Antunes; The Israel Sinfonietta, conductor: Jorge Antunes; texts: Che Guevara, Vassili Vassilikos, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Psalms, Archbishop Romero; composition year: 1980; time: 21:08

Luigi Nono: Dialectical Counterpoint to the Mind
I. The Pleasant Modern Crime -- Malcolm
II. Masquerade of the Little Old Men -- Interlude of the Breath-Sellers
III. The Scatterbrains Sing a Madrigal  
IV. Uncle Sam Tells a Story
Como una ola de fuerza y luz/Sofferte Onde Serene/Cantrappunto dialettico alla mente
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, choir, and magnetic tape); soprano: Liliana Poli; voices: Cadigia Bove, Marisa Mazzoni, Elena Vicini, Umberto Troni; Coro de camera della RAI, Roma, director: Nino Antonelli; texts: I. Sonia Sanchez, II, III, Nanni Balestrini, IV. pamphlet from the Harlem Progressive Labor Club; recorded at Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A, Rome, Italy; composition year: 1968; time: 19:51

Françoise Berrière: Java Rosa (Printemps)
Le Saisons (GMEB 1972 -- IMEB 2002) (various artists)
electroacoustic music: Françoise Berrière; realized at Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges, 1972; time: 17:40

Daniel Leduc: from Le voyage d'hiver
a. Good Night (2:03)
b. The Weathervane (1:39)
c. Frozen Tears (0:34)
d. Numbness (1:05)
e.  The Linden Tree (1:18)
Le voyage d'hiver
empreintes DIGITALes/1999
electroacoustic music realized  the at the composer’s studio and in the studio of the Secteur électroacoustique of the Faculté de musique of Université de Montreal, 1995-1997; texts: Wilhelm Müller, "Die Winterreise," reciter: Erwin Potitt; total excerpts time: 6:30

Wendy Carlos: Fall
Sonic Seasonings
East Side Digital/1998 (orig. Columbia LP/1972)
synthesizers, electronics, processing: Wendy Carlos; production: Rachel Elkind; composition year: 1972; time: 21:06

Roger Reynolds: Summer Island
The Paris Pieces
Neuma Records/1996
(for oboe and computer-generated tape); oboe: Jacqueline Leclair; recorded at Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 30, 1995; composition year: 1984; time: 11:28

Eleanor Hovda: Record of an Ocean Cliff
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012
(for oboe and electric guitar); oboe: Libby Van Cleve; electric guitar: Jack Vees; recorded at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, New York City, 1994; time: 9:04

John Cage: Music Walk
The Piano Works I
Mode Records/1995
piano, objects, radios: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1993; composition year: 1958; time: 10:53

David Tudor: Pepscillator
The Art of David Tudor 1963 - 1992 (boxed set)
New World Records/2013
(for live electronics); live electronics: David Tudor;  recorded at the Pepsi Pavillion, Expo '70, Osaka, Japan, 1970; time: 11:37

Fred Frith and John Butcher: Faults of his Feet
The Natural Order
Northern Spy Records/2014
soprano and tenor saxophones: John Butcher; electric guitar: Fred Frith; Recorded at Guerrilla Recordings, Oakland, California, October 2009; time: 6:27

Quartet for the End of Space: Mercury Retrograde (P. Oliveros)
Quartet for the End of Space
Pogus Productions/2011
Expanded Instrument System delay lines and modulations, ViMic, sound geometries: Pauline Oliveros, QftEoS; recorded at RPI, Troy, New York, and the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, 2010

Pauline Oliveros: Primordial/Lift (Excerpt)*
Deep Listening/2006
accordion, electronics, voice: Pauline Oliveros; electronics, toy piano: Andrew Deutsch; electric violin, ring modulator: Tony Conrad; cello, voice: Andrew Bourne; electric cello: Alexandria Gelencser; harmonium: David Grubbs; low frequency oscillator: David Olson; editing, mixing, mastering: Andrew Deutsch, Stephen Vitiello; recorded at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York, 1998; total excerpt time: 5:00

*TAINT Radio version only

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Martian Gardens for November 9 & 12, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 9, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: November 12, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Thomas Newman & Rick Cox: Exit 3
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
instruments, electronics, field recordings; Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded at Deep Sleep and SnakeHouse Studios, Pacific Palisades, California; time: 3:09

Nicholas Deyoe: wir aber sind schon anders (but we are different)
With Throbbing Eyes
Populist Records/2012
Formalist Quartet (Andrew Tholl, Andrew McIntosh, Mark Menzies, Ashley Winters); recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, La Jolla, California, April 13, 2011; composition year: 2009; time: 12:29

Paul Lansky: Aflutter, On Edge (from Textures)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
pianos: Thomas Rosenkranz, Michael Sheppard; percussion: Svet Stoyanov, Gwendolyn Burgett; recorded at Clonick Hall and Recording Studio, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, October 9, 2013;  composition years: 2012-2013; time: 3:55

Martin Bresnick: Ishi's Song
Prayers Remain Forever
piano: Lisa Moore; recorded at Firehouse 12, New Haven, Connecticut; composition year: 2012; time: 8:55

Martin Bresnick: ¡Extraña Devoción!
Caprichos Enfáticos
Cantaloupe Music/2011
piano: Lisa Moore; percussion:  Sō Percussion; recorded at Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut, April 29, 2009; composition year: 2011; time: 6:39

The Vocal Constructivists: Medium (M. Applebaum)
Walking Still (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Mark Applebaum vocals: The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014; composition years: 1963-1967; excerpt time: 10:08

Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (excerpt)
Mode Records/2009
graphic score for any number of musicians with any instrument; QUaX Ensemble; conductor: Peter Kotik; recorded in Prague, 1967; composition years: 1963-1967; excerpt time: 10:00

Annea Lockwood: Ear-Walking Woman
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
prepared piano: Lois Svard; composition year: 1996; time: 16:56

Philip Perkins: re: LS
Mister Anyhow -- Live in the Studio 2011-2014
Fun Music/2014
electronics, samples: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer's studio, San Francisco, California; time: 4:14

The League of Automatic Music Composers: Oakland Four
The League of Automatic Music Composers 1978-1983
New World Records/2007
computer network: Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton; recorded at the League's home studio, May 25, 1981; composition year: 1981; time: 4:22

Insook Choi: The Frog in a Machine
Electro Acoustic Music VI (various artists)
Neuma Records/1999
(computer music); recorded at the NCSA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; composition year: 1997; time: 9:52

Charles Carpenter: Frog a la Pêche
Frog a la Pêche 
Caterwaul Records/1994
digital synthesizers, electronics: Charles Carpenter: recorded at Caterwaul Studios, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1993-1994; composition years: 1992-1993; time: 6:06

Wendy Carlos: Yusae-Aisae*
Beauty in the Beast
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Audion LP 1986)
digital synthesizers: Wendy Carlos; composition year: 1986; time: 3:12

Rick Cox: Necessity*
Cold Blue (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2002 (org. LP/1984)
electric guitar, prepared electric guitar: Rick Cox; recorded at City of Light Studio, Los Angeles, 1983; time: 4:47
Robert Scott Thompson: Fae oot o Killyglen
I. Five Ducks
II. Normal?
III. Sheep and Sinners
Folio Volume One
Aucourant Records/2011
electronics, synthesizers, samples: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2010; time: 6:35

Skinny Puppy: Love*
Mind--The Perpetual Intercourse
electronics, synthesizers, samples (from The Legend of Hell House, 1973): Skinny Puppy; time: 1:43

Anna Rubin: Stolen Gold
Electric Music (Rubin/Hollander)
Capstone Records/2004 (via Neuma Records)
(for amplified baroque oboe, live electronics, digital audio); baroque oboe: Debra Nagy; recorded at Kulas Hall, Oberlin, College, May 12, 2001; composition year: 1991, revised 2000; time: 6:20

Elizabeth Hoffman: Songstressed
Intérieurs harmoniques
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, New York City, 2010; premiered at the New Idea Music Series, Pianos, New York City; January 16, 2011; time: 11:07

Elzbieta Sikora: Grain de sable
Compendium International Bourges 2001 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2001
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, Cher, France, 2001; time: 10:26

Coil: Disco Hospital
Love's Secret Domain
Wax Trax/1991
synthesizers, electronics: Coil; time: 2:17

The Use: Hello Everybody
What's the Use
instruments, electronics: Michael Durek; time: 3:13

Thomas Newman & Rick Cox: Pluton Creek
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
instruments, electronics, field recordings; Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded at Deep Sleep and SnakeHouse Studios, Pacific Palisades, California; time: 0:52

Paul Rubenstein: For Viren
Soundtrack to Travels with H
A Series of Short Films by Raeshma Razvi
instruments: Paul Rubenstein; time: 4:29

African Head Charge: Over the Sky
Off the Beaten Track
percussion, wind instruments, sound effects: AHC; recorded at Southern Studios, London; time: 3:15

Rick Cox: Later**
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
clarinets: Marty Walker, Phil O'Connor; piano: Thomas Newman; samples, electronics: Rick Cox; recorded at Architecture, Los Angeles, November 2007; time: 3:54

*TAINT Radio version only
**WMUA live version only

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Martian Gardens for November 2 & 5, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 2, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: November 5, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


John Cage: Selections from Four Walls
a. Scene VI (3:23)
b. Scene VII (3:01)
The Works for Piano Volume 5
Mode Records/2003
piano:  Haydée Schwartz; vocal: Jack Bruce (b); piano recorded at Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, October 1995; voice recorded at Clinton Sound Studios, New York City, October 13, 2002; composition year: 1944; total excerpts time: 6:24

In memory of Jack Bruce (May 14, 1943 -- October 25, 2014)

Tom Johnson: Eggs and Baskets
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
(for clarinet, viola, and narration); clarinet: Brian Walsh; viola: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; narration: Douglas Wadle; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California, 2012; composition year: 1987; time: 6:35

Daniel Goode: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. 2:49
II. 3:39
III. 4:03
New World Records/2014
clarinet: Daniel Goode; piano: Douglas Martin; recorded in New York City, 2012; composition years: 1959-1960, total time: 10:36

Arie Shapira: Gideon Kleins Marterstraße  
Different Compositions 1967-20003  
Arie Shapira/2003  
voice: Arie Shapira; piano: Uriel Tzachor; violin: Carmela Leiman; clarinet: Ilan Schul; composition year: 1977; time: 3:24

Noah Creshevsky: Autumn
The Four Seasons
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include -- clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992--2013; master composition year: 2013; time: 8:54

Leo Kupper: Elohim
from Rezas Populares do Brazil
Ways of the Voice
Pogus Productions/2002
(for bass baritone, mezzo soprano, and digital processing); mezzo-soprano: Anna Maria Kieffer; bass: Eduardo Janho-Abumrad; electronics: Leo Kupper; recorded in Brussels; composition year: 1998; time: 3:28

Annea Lockwood: Dusk
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
acousmatic sounds (low frequencies from seafloor hydrothermal vents and inverted bat calls) engineered by Annea Lockwood; tam tam: William Winant; percussion recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York; composition year: 2012; time: 7:06

John Cage: A Room
The Works for Piano 8
The Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt; 2001--2002; composition year: 1943; time: 2:43

Mari Kimura: Variants (J. C. Risset)
Bridge Records/2007
(composer: Jean-Claude Risset, for violin and signal processing); violin: Mari Kimura; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, Autumn 2004, computer programming: Jean-Claude Risset, Mari Kimura; composition year: 1994; revised 2006; time: 8:02

Jean-Claude Risset: L'Autre face
Electro Acoustic Music 1 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1990
(for soprano and tape); soprano: Maria Tegzes; computer-generated tape: Jean-Claude Risset; text: Roger Kowalski; composition year: 1983; time: 11:24

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
Voice is the Original Instrument -- Early Works 1974 - 1980
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; time: 13:18

David R. Mooney: At the Hot Dog Dam (Concert Version)
Interior Landscape
David R. Mooney/2013
musique concrète, processing: David Mooney (sounds from around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); time: 7:51

François Bayle: selections from Toupie dans le ciel
(Whirligig in the Sky)
a. Part 3 (4:17)
b. Part 4 (2:14)
musique concrète, processing: François Bayle; recorded at INA-GRM, Paris, 1976; total excerpts time: 6:31

Francis Dhomont: Drôles D'oiseaux
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electronic 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

In celebration of Francis Dhomont's 88th birthday (b. Paris, France, November 2, 1926)

José Vicente Asuar: Affaire des Oiseaux 
Opus 30 Vol. 1 (1970-1983) (various artists) 
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2003
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, Cher, France, 1976; time: 12:00

Robert Scott Thompson: Outward to Infinitude
Repeated by Dreams
Aucourant Records/2014
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2010; time: 8:48

Steven Ricks: Can Improv 1
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
computer realized sounds: Steven Ricks; improvised and recorded by Steven Ricks, 2009-2011; time: 10:21

Coppice: Whiting Belt -- Sweet Thread (Topple)*
MusicWorks #120 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
samplers, filters, electronics: Noé Cuéllar, Joseph Kramer; time: 4:17

Evidence: Burden*
Iris (CD/DVD)
Deep Listening/2007
samplers, filters, electronics: Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood; composed for video artist Walter Wright; time: 7:18

*TAINT Radio version only 

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