Saturday, August 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 31 & (TBA), 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 31, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:30 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: TBA
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SINGLE PLAY 

Frances White: Rose Pogonia 
Music by Frances White
CD-R/2004
(for flutes and electronics); flute: Elizabeth Brown; composition year: 2002; time: 4:31

SET ONE
Barry Lewis: Agglutination 
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
computer music: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK Studio, Newcastle, UK; time: 2:22

Bruce Bennett & Vance Galloway: Evaporation
Desolation
Spectropol/2014
electronics, keyboards: Bruce Bennet; guitar: Vance Galloway; time: 6:32

Shriekback: Evaporation
The Y Records Years
Castle Music/2000
synthesizers, keyboards: Barry Andrews; vocals, guitar: Carl Marsh; bass guitar: Dave Allen; recorded at KPM Studios, Denmark; originally released on Care LP (Y Records/1983); time: 3:21

Kyong Mee Choi: Sublimation 
Sori
Acourant Records/2013
(for marimba and electronics); marimba: Sean Darby; composition year: 2004; time: 7:00

Dr. Ox: Meiotic Recombination 
Dr. Ox
Cycling '74/2008
cello: Tanja Orning; computer: Natasha Barrett; recorded at NoTAM, Oslo, Norway; time: 3:30

SET TWO
Dorota Czerner: A Poem for Bob Morris at 70
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014 
voice, text: Dorota Czerner; time: 4:04

J.K. Randall: Cleophila 
Cleophila/The Fish/Svejk/Some Old Troubadour Songs
Open Space/1999
voice: Martha Elliott; text: Sir Philip Sidney ("The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia); composition year: 1997; time: 7:27

John Cage & Joan La Barbara: A Flower
Singing Through
New Albion Records/1990
(for voice and closed piano); vocalized phonemes: Joan La Barbara; percussed piano lid: William Winant; recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1950; time: 3:30

Odeya Nini: Cyclicality 
Vougheauxyice (voice)
pfMENTUM/2014
improvised voice: Odeya Nini; recorded in Los Angeles, 2012; time: 6:36

SET THREE
Elsa Justel: Débris
Compendium International - Bourges 2003 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Elsa Justel; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 2003; time: 9:35

Francisco Kröpfl: Winds
Opous 30 ans musiques compositeurs, Vol. 2 (1984 - 1999) (various artists)
 Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Francisco Kröpfl; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 1996; time: 10:53

SET FOUR
Robert Scott Thompson: Liminality (Homage to Iannis Xenakis)
Folio Volume Two
Aucourant Records/2011
percussion: Stuart Gerber; electronics, processing: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2011; time: 11:10

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (section 5)
Kraanerg
Mode Records/2008
(for 23 instruments and 4-channel tape); Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, March 7, 2006; composition years: 1967 - 1969; section time: 3:45

Musicians for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event -- Oslo
Music for Merce 1953-2009 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
live electronics, percussion, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; electric guitar, live electronics: James Woodrow; recorded September 29, 2002, Oslo, Norway; time: 4:12

SET FIVE
David Rosenboom: Zones of Influence, Part I
Closed Attracting Trajectories (Melody Set 2)
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer's studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 13:44

David Rosenboom: In The Beginning Etude II (Keyboard-Plucked Strings)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
harp: Jane Grothe; piano and computer: David Rosenboom; guitar, lute, banjo: Jerónimo "Jxel" Rajchenberg; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, 2008; composition year: 1980; time: 8:00

SET SIX
John Cage: Branches
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
amplified plant materials: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1976; time: 16:12

Stuart Saunders Smith: ...And Points North...Scene III
Breath: The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
percussion, hand claps, rustling tree leaves, stones, bird calls: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1990; time: 3:56

SINGLE PLAY
George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik
Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk
 I. Nocturnal Theme (1:28)
II. Charade (1:22)
III. Premonition (1:29)
IV. Cobweb and Peaseblossom (Scherzo) (2:05)
V. Incantation (3:18)
VI. Golliwog Revisited (2:09)
VII. Blues in the Night (3:27)
VIII. Cadenza with Tolling Bells (2:20)
IX. Midnight Transformation (2:57)
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Nine
Bridge Records/2005
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; composition year: 2001

-- FIN --

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 28, 2014


Bells & Whistles
A survey of world music and its derivatives

 WMUA .ORG 
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 28, 2014
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SINGLE PLAY

Evan Ziporyn & Gamelan Galak Tika: Tire Fire
a. 4:16
b. 5:01
c. 2:59
d. 3:39
e. 4:21 
Amok!/Tire Fire
New World Records/2000
electric guitars: Eric Byers, Mark Stewart; electric bass: Blake Newman; keyboards: Yuikiko Ueno; Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at Kresage Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1995; time: 20:30

SET ONE
I Wayan Sadra: Aku
Karya -- Compositions by I Wayan Sadra
Lyrichord/1994
(for traditional Javanese instruments, violin, and voices); performed by students and faculty of the STSI; texts: Lawu Arta, Bayek; recorded at Surakarta Cultural Center, February 27, 1990; time: 15:40

Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra: Bajing Luncat
Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra
Felmay/2012
recorded in Solo, Surakarta, Indonesia, July 2010; time: 6:40

SET TWO
Yat-Kha: Khemchim
Dalai Beldiri
Songs of Tuva
Wicklow/1999
yat-kha, guitars, shnzi, khomuz, bass, Kanzat vocals: Albert Kuvezin; morin khuur, Sygt and Kargiraa vocals, Khöömii: Aldyn-ool Sevek; percussion, gongs, vocals; music, lyrics: traditional; recorded in the Tuvan Republic and Finland, 1997-1998; time: 4:47

African Head Charge: Elastic Dance
My Life in a Hole in the Ground
On-U-Sound/1981
jew's harp: Adrian "Crocodile" Sherwood; percussion: Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; drums: Style Scott; bass: Keith "Lizard" Logan; guitar: Crucial Tony; recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, 1981; time: 4:00

David Hudson: Dreampipe Rhapsody
Rainbow Serpent
Celestial Harmonies/1995
didjeridu, percussion: David Hudson; recorded at the Timeroom, Tucson, Arizona; time: 4:43

Daniel Kientzy: Tortue de Mer (Sea Turtle) [T. Johnson]
Kientzy Plays Johnson
Pogus Productions/2004
composer: Tom Johnson; saxophones: Daniel Kientzy; recorded at Nova Musica, Paris; composition year: 1993; time: 3:03

Monks from Drete Dhargon at Drepung Monastery: Lekdri Ma
Rough Guide to the Music of the Himalayas (various artists)
Tibet, Nepal, Ladakh: Sounds from Shangri-La
World Music Network/2002
traditional monastic singing recorded at Drpung Monasteri, Chengguan, Lhasa; excerpt time: 6:56

SET THREE
Tos-Khol: The Legacy of Ancestors
Tuva, Among the Spirits (various artists)
Sound, music, and nature in Sakha and Tuva
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
Tuvan overtone singing, jew's harp, fiddle, barrel drums, shamanic frame drums, maracas: Tos-Khol group; recorded in Sakha, Russia; time:  7:32

Steve Roach: Medicine of the Moment
Live at SoundQuest Fest 2010
Timeroom Editions/2011
percussion, frame drums: Byron Metcalf; didgeridoos: Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnham; synthesizers, electronics, processing: Steve Roach; recorded at SoundQuest Fest, Tucson, Arizona, October 23, 2010; time: 12:06

SINGLE PLAY
Chinary Ung: Sprial XI -- Mother and Child
Music of Chinary Ung, Volume 3
Bridge Records/2011
viola, voice: Susan Ung; syllabic vocals drawn from Pali, Khmer, and Sanskrit texts; composition year: 2007; time: 17:45

SINGLE PLAY  
Subhra Guha: Raga Mishra Khamaj
Thumri in Deepchandi Tal
Raga Devgiri Bilawal/Raga Mishra Khamaj/Raga Pilu
India Archive Music/1998
vocals: Subhra Guha; tabla: Samar Saha; harmonium: Jyoti Goho; recorded at Master Sound Astoria, New York City, September 14, 1994; time: 17:30

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 24 & 27, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:30 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SINGLE PLAY 

Fifth House Ensemble: Perpetual Spark (A. Shapiro)
Excelsior
Cedille Records/2014
composer: Alex Shapiro; Fifth House Ensemble (flute: Melissa Snoza; violin: Andrew Williams; viola: Clark Carruth; cello: Herine Coetzee; bass: Eric Snoza; piano: Jani Parsons); recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, 2013; composition year: 2011; time: 6:53

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Erickson: Corfu
Complete String Quartets
New World Records/2014
Del Sol Quartet (violins: Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki; viola: Charlton Lee; cello: Kathryn Bates); recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California, December 2013; composition year: 1986; time: 22:28


SINGLE PLAY
Robert Morris: Arc for String Quartet
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Baird Hall, SUNY Buffalo, October 13, 2009; composition year: 1988; time: 15:28

SET ONE
Harry Partch: Harry Partch introduces the 1953 premiere (excerpt)
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014

recorded at KPFA FM, Berkeley, 1953; total excerpt time: 2:55

Harry Partch: Castor & Pollux
A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini
Castor
a. Leda  & the Swan (Insemination) [1:53]
b. Conception [1:51]
c. Incubation [1:51]
d. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg [1:53]
Pollux
e. Leda & the Swan (Insemination) [1:50]
f. Conception [1:51]
g. Incubation [1:52]
h. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg [2:00]
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014

PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include -- diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 14:58

Lou Harrison:  Short Set from "Lazarus Laughed" 
a. Caligula's Dream (1:34)
b. Miriam (1:36)
c. Round Dance (2:02)
Works 1939-2000
 
Mode Records/2003  
flute, alto flute: Leta Miller; cello: Karen Andrie; celesta: Michael McGushin; recorded at the recital hall at the University of Santa Cruz, 2001; composition year: 1999; total time: 5:12

SET TWO 
Henry Cowell: Sound Form No. 1
Dancing with Henry
Mode Records/2001
flute: Leta Miller; clarinet: Mark Brandenburg; bassoon: Jane Orzel; percussion: Russell Greenberg, Michael Strunk; recorded at the recital hall of the University of California Santa Cruz, January 2000; composition year: 1937; time: 4:51

Philip Glass & Allen Ginsberg: Nagasaki Days (Everybody's Fantasy)
Hydrogen Jukebox
Elektra-Nonesuch/1993
The Philip Glass Vocal Ensemble; flute: Carol Winenc; reeds: Andrew Sterman; percussion: Frank Cassara, James Pugliese; keyboards, conductor: Martin Goldray; recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1992-1993; time: 4:56

Phil Kline: Wondrous Love
John The Revelator
A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart vocal group; Ethel string quartet; recorded at the Church of St. Luke's in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007;
music, lyrics: traditional, arr. Kline; time: 2:42 

Phil Kline: selections from Zippo Songs
a. Ours is Not (4:36)
b. Been to Hell (2:30)
Zippo Songs
Airs of War and Lunacy
Cantaloupe Music/2004
vocals: Theo Bleckmann; violin: Todd Reynolds; guitar: Phil Kline; percussion: David Cossin; recorded in New York City, September 2003; music, lyrics: Phil Kline; total excerpts time: 7:06 

SET THREE
Jon Hassell: Chor Moiré
Dream Theory in Malaya
EG Records/1981
electronically filtered trumpet: Jon Hassell; recorded at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981; time: 2:15


Ilia Belorukou: Gnat
I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us
Spectropol/2014
electronics, processed saxophone:Ilia Belorukou; recorded in Saint-Petersburg, Russia; time: 5:53

Robert Scott Thompson: Waters and the Wild
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:47

Robert Scott Thompson: Monk Gazes at Moon
Poesis Athesis
Lens Records/2008
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 5:29

Paul Rubenstein: The Garden Still Sleeps
Soundtrack to Travels with H
A series of short films by Raeshma Razvi
Spectropol/2013
instruments, composition: Paul Rubenstein; recorded in Seattle, time: 3:45

SET FOUR
Rapoon: Cello Yellow
Cultural Forgeries 
Alrealon Musique/2014
cello, percussion, processing: Robin Storey; time: 4:05

Erdem Helvacioğlu: An Unmeasured Loss of Acumen
Esther's Memory
Aucourant Records/2013
instruments, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; percussion: Stuart Gerber; recorded at the CARA studios, Georgia State University, Atlanta; November, 2010; time: 4:45

Erdem Helvacioğlu: Shattered Snow Globe
Eleven Short Stories
Innova Recordings/2012
prepared piano, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; recorded at Robert College Suna Koçak Theater Hall, Istanbul, Turkey; time: 5:08

Brian Eno: Little Fishes
Another Green World
E.G.-Jem/1987 (org. Island Records LP/1975)
prepared piano, Farfisa organ: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 1:30

Brian Eno with Rick Holland: Fierce Aisles of Light
Drums Between the Bells
Warp Records/2011
electronics, voice: Brian Eno; poem, voice: Rick Holland,voices: Nick Robertson, Anastasia Afomina; recorded in London, 2011; time: 2:32

Odeya Nini: Dalai
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
pfMENTUM/2014
voice, whistling, vocalizations, noises, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at Joshua Tree, California, September 25, 2012; time: 6:16

SET FIVE
Alain Savouret: 1st Book of Illusions
Alain Savouret
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2004
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, France, 1987; time: 19:40

Gilles Gobeil: La Nuit*
from Ombres, espaces, silences...
Trois Songes
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) in Germany, winter 2005, premiered at  trans_canada, ZKM, February 12, 2005; time: 2:58
* WMUA version only 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 21, 2014


Bells & Whistles 
A survey of world music and its derivatives

 WMUA .ORG 
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 21, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SET ONE

Sheila Chandra: Quiet (2-4)
Quiet
Indipop Records/1996 (orig. LP/1984)
composers: Martin Smith, Steve Coe, Sheila Chandra; vocals, spoken bols and jathis, sargam, bells, water wok: Sheila Chandra; sitar, tamboura, dilruba: dharambir sing; gamelan, whispered hi-hat, water wok, bells, santoor, cabassa, shaker, wind chimes, cymbal gong: Preston Heyman; madhal: Dinesh; bass guitar, synthesizer, suramandel, sitar, bells, santoor, tamboura: Martin Smith; piano, eqtara, synthesizer, bells: Steve Coe; recorded at Indipop Studios, May 1984; total excerpts time: 14:00

Amarnath Mishra: Dhun in Dadra Tal
from Holi Duhn in Raga Mishra Khama 
Raga Vachaspati
India Archive Music/2001
sitar: Amarnath Mishra; tabla: J. Massey; recorded at Matridham Ashram, Varanasi, India, February 9, 1994; time: 8:49

SET TWO
Pandit Kamalesh Maitra: Raag Bilaskhani Todi
Tabla Tarang -- Melody on Drums
Smithsonian Folkways/1996
tabla tarang: Pandit Kamalesh Maitra; tabla: Trilok Gurtu; tanpura: Laura Patchen; recorded at CMP Studio, Zerkall, Germany, February 1994; time: 12:13

Thao Vong and Thao Som: 
a. Melodies for two khenes 1 (1:23)
b. Melodies for two khenes 2 (1:35)
c. Melodies for two khenes 3 (3:03)
The Music of Laos (various artists)
Rounder Anthology of World Music
Rounder Records/1999
khene pipes: Thao Vong, Thao Som; recorded in Ban Sikhai, Vientiane, Laos; time: 6:01

The Petch Phin Thong Band: Bump Lan Plearn
The Sound of Siam Volume 2 (various artists)
Molum & Luk Thung from Northeast Thailand 1970-1982
Soundway Records/2014
no credits specified; time: 3:00

SET THREE
The Piphat Mai Khaeng Ensemble: Sounds of the Surf Overture
(Pleng Homrong Kleun Kratob Fang)
Royal Court Music of Thailand
Smithsonian Folkways/1994
composer: His Majesty King Prajadhipok, Rama VII; the Piphat Mai Khaeng percussion ensemble [pi (oboe): Jakrayut Laisakul; ronad ek (treble xylophone): Dussadee Meerpom; khang wong yai (treble gongs): Songyot Kaewdee; khong wong lek (soprano gongs): Lumyong Sovat; klong (drums): Sahawat Pluempreecha, Tirapol Nointh; ching (cymbals): Surapong Bualuang; chab (large cymbals): Weerachat Sangkhaman; krab (clappers): Rattanprakorn Yanavaree]; recorded in Bangkok, 1994; time: 11:41

Gamelan Sangburni: The Way of Life
Smoking Cloves -- The Bamboo Gamelan of Sangburni
Interra Records/1996
Gamelan Sanburni recorded in Banjar Sanburni, Bali, Indonesia, August 1994; time: 10:15

SINGLE PLAY
Harry Partch: Even Wild Horses
Dance Music for Absent Drama
ACT I (9:02)
a. Scene 1 (A Decent and Honorable Mistake) [Samba] 3:06
b. Scene 2 (Rhythm of the Womb, Melody of the Grave) [Heartbeat Rhythm] 3:02
c. Scene 3 (Happy Birthday To You!) [Afro-Chinese Minuet] 2:53
ACT II (9:26)
a. Scene 1 (Nor These Lips Upon Your Eyes) [Rumba] 3:25
b. Scene 2 (Hunger, Thirst, Shout Dance!) [Naniga] (2:26)
c. Scene 3 (Land of Darkness and of Whirlwinds) [Slow, Fast, Wild!] 3:36
ACT III (5:31)
a. Scene 1 (Had I Not Once a Lovely Youth?) [Conga] 3:00
b. Scene 2 (Let Us Contemplate Undazed the Endless Reaches of My Innocence) [Tahitian Dance] 2:30
Plectra and Percussion Dances
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include -- diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 24:03

SET FOUR
Gong Ensemble of Desa Aur Sampuh: 
Kanayatn
a. Kamang Siado (excerpt) [gong ensemble] 1:15
b. Tingkakok (demonstration) [gong row] 2:28
c. Baramutn (demonstration) [gong row] 1:20
Music of Indonesia Volume 17
Kalimantan -- Dayak Ritual and Festival Music
Smithsonian Folkways/1998
musicians of Senggar Amboo Bukit Talaga, directed by Manimas Miden; recorded in Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, 1995-1996 in collaborations with the Indonesian Society for the Performing Arts (MSPI); total excerpts time: 5:03

Abilum Lum: The Way of the Annual Fruits (The Longsat Tree)
Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
recorded at the Kelantan River, Malaysia, September 9, 1982; time: 4:37

Jack Body: Musik Anak Anak (Children's Music)
Opus 30 Ans Musiques Compositeurs Vol. 1 (1970 - 1983) (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2002
(electroacoustic music, sourced from the sounds of Indonesian children singing, toys, found objects, and discarded materials); realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, France, 1978; time: 13:15

Annea Lockwood: In Full Bloom (Part 1)
Thousand Year Dreaming/Floating World
Pogus Productions/2007
conch shell, trombone, didjeridu: Art Baron; oboe, English horn: Libby Van Cleve; didjeridu: Jon Gibson; voice: Annea Lockwood; clarinet, contrabass clarinet: J.D. Parran; tam-tam, clapping sticks: Michael Pugliese; conch shell, frame drums, pod rattle, tam-tam: N. Scott Robinson; didjeridu, waterphone: John Snyder; tam-tam, stones: Charles Wood; trombone, didjeridu: Peter Zummo; composition year: 1990; time: 10:10

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 17 & 20, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 10, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:11 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 13, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SINGLE PLAY 

Peter Van Zandt Lane: Hackpolitic, Act One, Scene II
Blackhat/whitehat
a. Topiary's contemplation (2:30)
b. Kayla and Sabu (3:41)
c. Anonymous Ensembles (3:04)
Hakcpolitic -- An Electroacoustic Ballet
Innova Recordings/2014
(for electroacoustic music and ensemble); Juventas New Music Ensemble; recorded at Fraser Studio, WGBH, Boston, 2014; time: 9:15

SET ONE
Burr Van Nostrand: Voyage in a White Building I
a. Whisper exquisitely, Cadenza (7:07)
b. Light and Edgy, Placid (3:35)
Voyage in a White Building I
New World Records/2013
vocalizations: Lautaro Mantilla; text: Hart Crane; New England Conservatory Ensemble, conductor: Anthony Coleman; recorded October 8, 2012; composition year: 1969; time: 10:42

J.K. Randall: BOBFEST -- Exs. D 4 & 5
I. Silent as a mirror is believed/Realities plunge in silence by (6:01)
II. It is to be learned - /This leaving and this burning (4:07)
III. Until the bright logic is won/Unwhistering as a Mirror/Is believed (2:59)
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
MIDI electronics: J.K. Randall; title texts: Hart Crane; time: 13:07

SET TWO
Robert Erickson: Roddy
Electroacoustic Music VII (various artsits)
Neuma Records/2006
electroacoustic music on tape: Robert Erickson (sound source: objects percussed with rods); composition year: 1966; time: 6:58

Annea Lockwood:  selections from The Glass World
a. Rod Roll (1:03)
b. Micro Glass on Goblet (1:05)
c. Cullet: Two Glass Rocks (1:31)
d. Medium Mobile (2:31)
The Glass World
¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970) 
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973; total excerpts time: 6:10

Djalma Farias: Telas Sonoras No. 3
Música Eletroacústica Brasileira, Vol. III (various artists0
Sociedade Brasileira de Música Electroacústica/2004
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Brasilia, cello: Ocello Mendonça; composition year: 2002; time: 4:58

Madeleine Shapiro: Synchronisms No. 3 (M. Davidovsky)
Electricity - Works for Cello and Electronics
Albany Records/2004
(for cello and electronic sounds); composer: Mario Davidovsky; cello: Madeleine Shapiro; composition year: 1964; time: 5:19

SET THREE
Robert Scott Thompson: Gossamer
Lachrymose -- In Memoriam János Négyesy
Auccourant Records/2014
violin: János Négyesy; electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; composition years: 1989-2013; time: 11:31

Robert Scott Thompson: Liminal Worlds
Arcana
Relaxed Machinery/2014
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 2014; time: 5:32

Rapoon: The Summer Lies Heavy
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon Musique/2014
cello, instruments: Robin Storey; time: 5:00

SET FOUR
Rapoon: Waters Reaching
Easterly 6 or 7
Staalplaat/1997
synthesizers, instruments: Robin Storey; time: 8:49

Erdem Helvacioğlu: Below the Cold Ocean
Wounded Breath
Aucourant Records/2008
(electroacoustic music); mastered at ITU MIAM Studios, Istanbul; composition year: 2007; time: 11:51

SET FIVE
Pierre Boeswillwald: Au fond, la mer est belle
Pierre Boeswillwald
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2006
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 15:51

Sten Hanson: Promenade dans la forêt
from the Peckos suite
Sten Hanson
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2001
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 1995; composition year: 1995; time: 4:04

SET SIX
John Cage: One4
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
(for solo percussion); drummer: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1990; time: 6:56


Tim Hodgkinson: Attaot   
Onsets  
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble & electronic sound); percussion: Gustavo Aguilar, Petru Teodorescu, Alexander Lipowski; Hyperion Ensemble with members of Talea, clarinet, conducting: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Spectrum XXI Festival, October 13, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 8:53

Elsa Justel: Du libe tu?
Mâts
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
realized at the composer's studio in Paris; premiered in 1996 during the Tombeau de Pierre Schaeffer concert at the Synthèse Festival in Bourges, France; composition year: 1996; time: 2:14

Joane Hétu: Fragment Territoire
La Femme territoire ou 21 fragments d'humus
 
Ambiances Magnétiques/2012  
objects, noises: Joane Hétu; flute: Jean Derome; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, 2011: time: 1:15

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy
Electronic and Acoustic Works 1957-1972
New World Records/2007
(electronic music on tape, primary source: wireless code signals); realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 4:36

SET SEVEN
Fritz Hauser: Deep Time (excerpt)
Deep Time
Deep Listening/2005
accordion, extended instrument system: Pauline Oliveros; extended instrument system, electronics, miscellaneous instruments: David Gamper; saxophones: Urs Leimgruber; percussion: Fritz Hauser; recorded in Basel, Switzerland, May 1991; style: experimental, improvisational; excerpt time: 6:00


Ursula Mamlok: Sonar Trajectory
Mamlok Volume 2
Bridge Records/2010
electronic music on magnetic tape: Ursula Mamlok; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1966; composition year: 1966; time: 4:07


Pauline Oliveros: Something Else
No Mo
Pogus Productions/2002
electronic music (Layfette tone generators, noise source, tape delay): Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Electronic Music Studio of the University of Toronto, summer 1966; time: 13:51

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 14, 2014


Bells & Whistles
A survey of world music and its derivatives
 
WMUA .ORG
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 14, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SET ONE

Harry Partch: Ulysses at the Edge
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 1
New World Records/2004 (orig. CRI/1997)
Gate 5 Ensemble (Evanston, Illinois)-- voice, baritone saxophone: David Reid; alto saxophone: Dick Schleppe; bamboo marimba, cloud-chamber Bowls: Danlee Mitchell; diamond marimba, cloud-chamber bowls: Harry Partch; recorded in Evanston, 1958; composition year: 1955; time: 6:38

Harry Partch:
a. Castor (excerpt) (1:56)
b. Pollux (excerpt) (2:09)
c. Allegro Paranoia (Live at Mills College) (4:20)
CD-R excerpts from the PARTCH ensemble, courtesy of John Schneider
composition years: a,b: 1952; c. 1950; total time: 8:35 

Andrew McGraw: 
a. 6321 (3:39)
b. Rebong (2:08)
c. Powerhouse (3:29)
d. Sanghyang (0:53)
Kolaborasi
Porter Records/2008
Indonesian instruments: Andrew McGraw, et al.; recorded in Bali; total time: 10:10

SET TWO
Arvind Parikh: selections from Raga Pila
a. Madhya Gat in Tintal (3:56)
b. Drug Gat in Tintal (3:32)
Raga Gunji Kauns/Raga Pilu
India Archive Music/2002
sitar: Arvind Parikh; tabla: Samiran Das; recorded at Astoria Sound, New York City, March 27, 1996; time: 7:28

Salawek Dulang performers: selections from drumming competitions
a. Dol-Tasa 2 (4:33)
b. Dol-Tasa 3 (0:28)
c. Dol-Tasa 4 (0:43)
d. Rapai 1 (1:00)
e. Rapai 2 (0:53)
f. Rapai 3 (0:32)
g. Rapai 4 (0:46)
h. Rapai Daboih 2 (3:04)
The Music of Islam Volume 15
Muslim Music of Aceh and West Sumatra
Celestial Harmonies/1997
traditional Javenese percussion recorded in Kampuang Pincuran Songsang, Kabupaten Padang-Pariaman, Indonesia; February 14, 1982; total time: 11:54

Rapoon: Bells Temple Ask
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon/2014
instruments: Robin Storey; time: 5:00

SET FIVE
Jin Hi Kim & Joseph Celli: Duo Improvisation
No World Improvisations
O.O. Discs/1990
electric komungo: Jin Hi Kim; digital synthesizer: Joseph Celli; recorded in February 1990, time: 12:05

Neil B. Rolnick: ReBong
Macedonian AirDrumming
Bridge Records/1992
gamelan instruments, real-time digital processing: Barbara Benar, David Demnitz, Nick Didkovsky, Daniel Goode, Neil B. Rolnick; composition year: 1989; time: 8:48

SINGLE PLAY
Fong Naam ensemble:
a. The Maiden Plays in the Water Overture (13:42)
b. Lullaby (5:35)
c. Wind in the Coconut Trees (3:18)

Ancient-Contemporary Music from Thailand
Celestial Harmonies/1995
Thai instruments: Fong Naam, conductor: Bruce Gaston; recorded at Rachamongkol Auditorium, Bangkok; total time: 22:35

 
SINGLE PLAY
Loren Nerell: Galungan
Lilin Dewa
Side Effects/1997
Indonesian instruments, field recordings: Loren Nerell; recorded and mixed at Earthbound, June 1993 -- August 1995; field recordings recorded in Indonesia, 1992 and 1994; time: 18:05

SINGLE PLAY
Steve Roach: Spiral Meditation -- Part Two
Spiral Meditations 
Timeroom Editions/2014
electronic instruments performed and recorded by Steve Roach, Timeroom Studios, January -- November, 2013; time: 17:14

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 10 & 13, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 10, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:14 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 13, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SET ONE

Gunther Schuller: Transformation
The Birth of the Third Stream (various artists)
Columbia/1996
alto sax: John LaPorta; tenor sax: Hal McKusick; bassoon: Manuel Zegler; trumpets: Louis Mucci, Art Farmer; trombone: Jimmy Knepper; French horn: Jim Buffington; piano: Bill Evans; vibraphone: Teddy Charles; guitar: Barry Galbraith; bass: Joe Benjamin; drums Teddy Summer; harp: Margaret Ross; conductor: Gunther Schuller; Brandeis University Festival of the Arts, New York City, recorded June 20, 1957; time: 5:57

Neil B. Rolnick's Fish Love That: Monkey Mind (T. Reynolds)
Neil B. Rolnick's Fish Love That
Deep Listening/2003
composer: Todd Reynolds; Fish Love That (violin: Todd Reynolds, tenor saxophone: Andrew Sterman; flutes: Ron Horton; keyboards: Neil Rolnick; bass: Steve Rust; drums: Dean Sharp); recorded at Levon Helm's Studio, Woodstock, New York, June 1998; composition year: 1995; time: 8:22

Todd Reynolds: Transamerica (featuring Kid Beyond)
Outerborough
Innova Recordings/2011
vocals, vocal percussion samples: Kid Beyond; violin, electric guitar: Todd Reynolds; time: 5:07

Paul Dolden: 
a. Who Can Talk Faster: Crickets or Man? (4:08)
b. The Village Orchestra: Tonic Tango (2:48)
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
Starkland/2014
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer's studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 6:54

SET TWO
Rapoon: 
a. Sway...down down (1:46)
b. Bodhran and ran (1:27)
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon Musique/2014
instruments, composition: Robin Storey; total excerpts time: 3:13

John Cage: For one-sided drums with or without jangles
from ¢Composed Improvisation
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
solo percussion: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1990; time: 8:03

Milford Graves: Nothing 13
Percussion Ensemble
ESP-Disk/2008
drums, bells, gongs, shakers: Milford Graves; drums, bells: Sunny Morgan; recorded July 1965; time: 5:16

Zoviet France: Second Sight
Look Into Me
Charm/1990
instruments, composition: Robin Storey, Mark Spybey, Ben Penton; recorded in UK, 1986-1988; time: 4:17

SET THREE
Elzbieta Sikora: Rouge d’été (Red Summer)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] -- 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
IMEB/2002
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; time: 10:28

Christian Clozier: Ont été (Have been) [Listening Exercise] (excerpt)*
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] -- 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
IMEB/2002
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; excerpt time: 3:00
 
R. Weis: 
a. Sky Palace Ritual (2:19)
b. Acid & Acrobat (3:01)
Web of Illusion
R. Weis/1998
electronics, compositions: Robert Weis; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, total time: 5:20

Peter Van Zandt Lane: The donning of masks (Scene I)
Hackpolitik -- An electroacoustic ballet
Innova Recordings/2014
(for electroacoustic music and ensemble); Juventas New Music Ensemble; recorded at Fraser Studio, WGBH, Boston, 2014; time: 5:57

SET FOUR
Noah Creshevsky: Summer
The Four Seasons
Hyperrealist Music by Noah Creshevsky
Tzadik/2013
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: 12:05

David Rosenboom: Study for 'Zones'
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer's studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 9:20

SET FIVE
Ming Tsao: Canon
Pathology of Syntax
Mode Records/2014
clarinet: Anthony Burr; cello: Charles Curtis; recorded at Warren Music Center Studios, San Diego, California, December 3, 2001; time: 10:02

Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 10
Flashbacks
Bridge Records/2000
(for guitar and electronic sounds); guitar: David Starobin; composition year: 1992; time: 9:25

SET SIX
Marcelle Deschênes: Lux (excerpt)
Petits Big Bangs
empreintes DIGITALes/2006
electroacoustic music composed with Alain Thibault for a multimedia presentation by Renée Bourassa; realized in 1985 at the Bruit Blanc studio in Montreal; premiered at (S)pace - SMCQ, Spectrum, Montreal; December 5, 1985; excerpt time: 10:00
 
Pierre Boeswillwald: The right sound in the right silence
Compendium International -- Bourges 2003 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2003
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, composition year: 2003; time: 12:09

SET SEVEN
Gordon Mumma: Telepos
Music for Merce 1952--2009 boxed set (various artists)
Music commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
New World Records/2010
Gordon Mumma controlling sounds activated by dancers with telemetry-accelerometer belts; recorded in Venice, Italy, for the dance TV Rerun, November 12, 1972; excerpt time: 18:27

Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire (excerpt)
Music on a Long Thing Wire
Lovely Music, Ltd./1992
(music for electro-magnetic vibrations); recorded at the Rotudna of the U.S. Custom House, Bowling Green, New York City, May 10, 1979; composition years: 1977-1979; excerpt time: 12:00

Alvin Lucier: Clocker (excerpt)**
Clocker
Lovely Music, Ltd./1994
(for ticking clock, contact microphones, contact electrodes, and digital delay system); recorded in the North Gallery of the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, June 11, 1991; composition years: 1978, 1987, 1988, 1991; total excerpts time: 15:00

*WMUA Live version only
** TAINT Radio version only
The program states Alvin Lucier was a member of the ONCE Group/ONCE Festival.  He was not.  MG regrets the error.

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