Sunday, April 20, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 20 & 23, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 20, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 23, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one

SINGLE PLAY

Phil Kline: Northport
John the Revelator -- A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
(Northport 324: Tune: Dr. R. R. Olson,1850, Lyrics: John Cennick, 1743; arr. Phil Kline); Lionheart choir, recorded at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; composition year: 2007; time: 2:36

SET ONE
Yvar Mikhashoff: Souvenir (J. Cage)
Panorama of American Piano Music
from Antheil to Zappa 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
composer; John Cage; piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, 1991-1992; composition year: 1983; time: 7:03

George Crumb: Easter Dawning
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Five
Bridge Records/2001
carillon bells: Don Cook; recorded at Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City, September 2001; composition year: 1992; time: 4:06

George Crumb: Pastoral Drone
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Six
Bridge Records/2003
organ: Gregory D'Agostino; recorded at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City; December 11, 2001; composition year: 1982; time: 6:55

John Cage: Souvenir
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at the Nederluleå Church, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden, 2007; composition year: 1983; time: 6:50

SET TWO 
Robert Voisey: Constellations (seven 1-minute pieces)
a. Orion
b. Chameleon
c. Eridanus
d. Sagittarius 
e. Gemini
f. Vela
g. Aries
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
voice, electronics: Robert Voisey; total time: 7:07

Jim Cole and Spectral Voices: From the Birds
Sky
Spectral Spiral Music/2000
voices recorded in a 120-foot water tower in Connecticut, July 5, 1994; time: 6:06

Deep Listening Band: Phantom
The Ready Made Boomerang
New Albion Records/1991
voice, trombone: Stuart Dempster; voice, accordion: Pauline Oliveros; voices: Thomas Eckert, Panaiotis; recorded at the Cistern Chapel (subterranean cistern), Fort Worden, Washington, 1988; time: 8:49

hour two
Updated April 22, 2014

SET THREE
Rand Steiger: A Menacing Plume
A Menacing Plume
New World Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronics); Talea Ensemble (flutes: Tara Helen O'Connor; oboes: Arthur Sato; clarinets: Rane Moore; piano: Steven Beck, percussion: Matthew Gold, Alex Lipowski: percussion: violin: Yuki Numata Besnick; viola: Elizabeth Weisser; cello: Chris Gross; conductor: James Baker; digital audio signal processing: Miller Puckette, Rand Steiger; recorded at Oktaven Studio, Yonkers, January 2013; composition year: 2011; time: 16:32

Glenn Kotche: Triple Fantasy
Adventureland
Cantaloupe Music/2014
performed by Eighth Blackbird and Kronos Quartet; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago; composition year: 2008; time: 5:42

SET FOUR
Sumner Carnahan & Out of Context:
a. Stripped (6:32)
b. Again (5:42)
One Inch Equals 25 Miles
Burning Books/2005
words: Melody Sumner Carnahan; music: J.A. Deane; Out of Context (cornet: Jon Baldwin; sampler, live sampling: C.K. Barlow; oud, electronics: Stefan Dill; voice, acting: John Flax; cello: Katie Harlow; bassoon: Sam Rhodes; vocalist: Molly Sturges; viola: Alcia Ultan; drums, percussion: Jefferson Voorhees; sampler, uniflute, conductor: J.A. Deane); recorded at Outpost Recording Space, Albuquerque, December 10, 2004; time: 12:14

Radio Morocco: Radio Tangier Internationale
Radio Morocco
Sublime Frequencies/2004
radio transmissions recorded, edited, and assembled by Allen Bishop in 1983; time: 3:43

Sarah Boothroyd: Forest to Desert
Deep Wireless 6 -- Radio Art Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2009
electronics, sampling: Sarah Boothroyd; composition year: 2008; time: 2:34

Elainie Lillios: Toronto Island Contrasts
Deep Wireless 6 -- Radio Art Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2009
electronics, sampling: Elainie Lillios; compositon year: 2008; time: 1:00

Anne La Berge: 800 Speakers
Speak
New World Records/2011
voice, flute, electronics: Anne La Berge; recorded at Studio VOLSAP, Amsterdam, summer 2009, composition years: 2001-2009; time: 3:51

hour three
Updated April 22, 2014
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

SET FIVE
Benjamin Boretz: The Memory of  All That
(A Holy Sonnet of John Donne for Milton Babbitt)
Open Space 31 
Open Space/2014
mezzo soprano: Megan Berti; piano: Zuzanna Szewcyk Kwon; recorded at the Eastman School of Music, 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 12:38

Milton Babbitt: Occasional Variations
Occasional Variations
Tzadik/2004
RCA Mark II synthesizer: Milton Babbitt; recorded at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition years: 1968-1971; time: 9:54

SET SIX
Beth Anderson: Shakuhachi Run
The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird
MSR Classics/2013
shakuhachi: Andrew Bolotowsky; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 1981; time: 4:41

Frances White: Choshi (trad.)
In the Library of Dreams
Pogus Productions/2012
shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; time: 4:56

Judith Shatin: Grito del Corazón
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
(for clarinets and electronics) clarinets: F. Gerard Errante, D. Gause; composition year: 2001; time: 5:18

SET SEVEN
Carey Nutman: Amphibia
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music & Video/2013
electronic music: Carey Nutman; composition year: 2013;  time: 12:28

Rudiger Gleisberg: African Moods
Electroacoustic Music Volume 3 [various artists]
Electroshock Records/1999
electronic music: Rudiger Gleisberg; composition year: 1998; time: 7:32

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 13 & 16, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 13, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 16, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one

SINGLE PLAY

Mary Kathleen Ernst: Mosquito (Jing Jing Luo)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Jing Jing Luo; piano: MKE; composition year: 1991; time: 5:26

SET ONE
Tim Hodgkinson: Jo-Ha-Kyu
Onsets
Mode Records/2014
(for string quartet, harp, trombone, synthesizer, and glass); Ne(x)tworks, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Issue Project Room, New York City, April 18, 2010; composition years: 2000-2010; time: 15:56 

Catherine Jauniaux & Tim Hodgkinson: 
a. Infant Sorrow (2:47)
b. The dancers under the hill (3:07)
Fluvial
Ad Hoc/2005 (orig. WOOF LP/1983)
a. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; bassoon, sopranino sax: Lindsay Cooper; percussion, vibraphone, xylophone: Dominic Weeks; percussion, clarinet, piano: Tim Hodgkinson; text: William Blake; b. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; organ, viola: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Cold Storage Studio, London, summer 1983; total excerpts time: 5:56

SET TWO
Melody Sumner Carnahan: Try Being Alive in THIS World
Try Being Alive in THIS World (e.p)
Burning Books/2011
words: MSC; voice: Elizabeth Wiseman; sound design: Dino J.A. Deane; voice recorded at Mayhem Studios, October 12, 2006; sound recorded at MOV-IN Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 11, 2006; realized for CD, February 27, 2007; time: 10:05

Fortner Anderson & Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10
Annunciations
Les Blocs errants/2012
words, voice: Fortner Anderson; electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 7:22

Glenn Kotche: The Haunted, Movement 4: Hive
Adventureland
Cantaloupe Music/2014
percussion: Matthew Duvall, Doug Perkins, Glenn Kotche; recorded at Ganz Hall, Institute of Chicago, 2011; time: 3:32

hour two

SET THREE
Judith Shatin: Time to Burn
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
oboe: Aaron Hill; percussion: Mike Schutz, I-Jen Fang; composition year: 2006; time: 10:25

Wendy Mae Chambers: Mamman Brigitte 
122
New World Records/1998
percussion: Michael Pugliese, Randy Crafton, Jason Cirker, Charles Kiger, Andy Bowman, Kory Grossman, Mark Belair, Dan McMillan, Frank Cassara, David Cossin, Jimmy Musto, Dominic Donato, conductor: Howard Van Hyning; recorded at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, July 21, 1994; time: 4:42

Gloria Coates: Aria: "Junge Witwe" (from The Force for Peace in War)
Inidan Sounds
New World Records/2002
soprano: Sigune von Osten; Musica-viva ensemble Dresden, conductor: Jürgen Wirmann; text: Charlotte Hagedorn (Berlin, 1941); recorded at Munich Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Gasteig cultural center, February 27, 1992; composition year: 1973; time: 5:00

SET FOUR
Paul Rudy: Sun's Soliloquy
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
(electroacoustic music); composition year 2012; time: 7:02

Mara Helmuth: The Edge of Noise
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36 [various artists]
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Mara Helmuth: Sound Collaborations
Centaur Records/2007
(for ensemble and computer music); performed by the NeXT Ens, conductor: Mara Helmuth; recorded at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2004; time: 7:45

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4, "March No. 2"
The Works for Percussion I
Mode Records/2011
(for 12 radios, first version); CCM Percussion Ensemble, conductor: James Culley; recorded at Werner Concert Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2006; composition year: 1942; time: 4:26

SINGLE PLAY
Benjamin Boretz: Downtime
Open Space 31 (Postlude/Downtime/The Memory of All That)
Open Space/2014
(for piano and electronic percussion); piano: Ian Pace; recorded in London, 2012; composition year: 2005; time: 19:53 (WMUA live 10:00)

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Boretz, Continued

SET FIVE
Cindy McTee: Introduction: On with The Dance
(Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, Mvt. I)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, and other works
Naxos Records/2013
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leonard Slatkin; recorded at the Fisher Music Center, Detroit, May 2012; composition year: 2002; time: 8:20 

Felix Mendelssohn: "Ruy Blas" Concert Overture, op. 95
Lento-Allegro molto
Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies - 7 Overtures (boxed set)
Deutsche Grammophon/2002
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Claudio Abbado; recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London, November 1986; composition year: 1839; time: 8:39

In memory of Claudio Abbado (June 26, 1933 -- January 20, 2014)

SET SIX
Luigi Nono: Como una ola fuerza y luz (abridged)
(Like a wave of strength and light)
a. Beginning (2:33)
b. Interno dolce (1:47)
c. Duro deciso (2:14)
d. Piano Entry (6:55)
e. Dolcissimo sereno (2:11)
f. Orchestra Entry (10:02)
g. Orchestra and Piano Entry (4:20)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; total abridged time: 25:38

Arnold Schoenberg: Peripetie: Sehr rasch 
(from Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16)
Schönberg / Messiaen
CPO/2000
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hans Zender, recorded at Frankfurt Singakademie; composition year: 1909; time: 2:29
  

-- FIN --

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 6 & 9, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 6, 2014

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

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

hour one

SINGLE PLAY

George Crumb: from Makrokosmos, Volume I, Part Three
a. The Abyss of Time (Virgo) (2:41)
b. Spring-Fire (Aries) (1:29)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 8
Bridge Records/2005
amplified piano: Robert Shannon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total excerpts time: 4:10

SET ONE
Judith Shatin: Hoshech Al P'ney HaTehom 
(Darkness Upon the Face of Deep)
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
electronic music: Judith Shatin; composition year: 1990; time: 11:13

Alice Shields: Sacrifice 
Apocalypse -- An Electronic Opera
CRI/1993
voice, text, keyboards, synthesizers: Alice Shields; electric guitar: Jim Matus; recorded at Quality Studios and the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 9:58

SET TWO
Ingram Marshall: Cortez
Ikon and Other Early Works
New World Records/2000
tape music: Ingram Marshall; text, voice: Don McCaig; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 8:29

Jay Batzner: Near Burning
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
fixed media: Jay Batzner; composition year: 2005; time: 7:56

Jorge Reyes: Omeyocan, Lugar 2
El Costumbre
Extreme Records/1993
percussion, body percussion, spirit catcher, Aztec ocarina: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City; composition year: 1992; time: 4:17

hour two
Updated April 6, 2014, 23:50

SET THREE
Somei Satoh: Burning Meditation
From the Depth of Silence
Mode Records/2004
baritone: Thomas Buckner; The Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Petr Kotik; text: Kazuko Shiraishi;  recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 7, 2003; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; composition year: 1993; time: 12:11

David Lang: from Death Speaks
a. Death Speaks 2: I Hear You (3:45)
b. Death Speaks 3: Mist is Rising (5:02)
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
bass drum, vocals: Shara Worden; guitar: Bryce Dessner; piano: Nico Muhly; violin, vocals: Owen Pallett; composition year: 2012; total excerpts time: 8:47

SET FOUR
Mary Kathleen Ernst: Keeping Time (V. Fung)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Vivian Fung; piano: MKE; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts; composition year: 2011; time: 3:49

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning: Etude III (for keyboard & two oranges)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
piano: David Rosenboom; recorded at the composer's studio, CalArts, June 18, 2012, composition year: 1980; time: 6:15

Vijay Iyer: 
a. Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea (7:33)
b. When We're Gone (3:27)
Mutations
ECM Records/2014
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total excerpts time: 11:00

SINGLE PLAY
Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti:*
a. A Glimpse (2:05)
b. Internal Static Bursts (3:38) 
57 Minutes to Silence
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, electronics: Artemiy Artemiev, Christopher De Laurenti; total excerpts time: 5:43
*WMUA Live version only

SET FIVE
Philippe Auclair: Le Creux de L'Enfer
Compendium International -- Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2006
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 2006; time: 10:03

hour three 
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only
Artemiy Artemiev & Phillip B. Klingler: Broken Sleep in the Fracture Zone
A Moment of Infinity
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, Artemiy Artemiev, Phillip B. Klingler; composition year: 2001; time: 11:07

SINGLE PLAY
Helmut Lachenmann: Grido
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
The JACK Quartet; Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, October 31, 2007; time: 25:24

SET SIX
Updated April 8, 2014
 
Iannis Xenakis: Anemoessa
50 Years of Holland Festival -- A Dutch Miracle (boxed set)
Globe/1997
(for mixed choir and orchestra); Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Netherlands Radio, conductor: Richard Dufallo; recorded a Concertgebouw Amsterdam, June 16, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 12:24 (sans applause)

Iannis Xenakis: Concret PH
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1958; time: 2:42

-- FIN --


 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 30 & April 2, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 30, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 2, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one


SINGLE PLAY

Elainie Lillios: La Fête de la huitièmme decennie
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
electroacoustic music: Elainie Lillios; composition year: 2012; time: 2:08

SET ONE
Glenn Kotche: selections from Anomaly, Movements 1-7
a. Anomaly Mvt. 4  (4:03)
b. Anomaly Mvt. 5 (1:57)
c. Anomaly Mvt. 6 (4:02)
d. Anomaly Mvt. 7 (3:04)
Adventureland 
Cantaloupe Music/2014
(for percussion and string quartet); drumkit, acoustic and electronic percussion: Glenn Kotche; string quartet, percussion: Kronos Quartet; recorded at The Loft, Chicago; composition year: 2007; total excerpts time: 13:06

Beth Anderson: March Swale
Swales and Angels
New World Records/2004
Rubio String Quartet (violins: Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe; viola: Marc Sonnaert, cello: Ilia Laporev); recorded at Mirror Image, New York City, November, 2003; composition year: 2000; time: 5:26

Beth Anderson: Comment
The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird 
MSR Classics/2013
flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; recorded at Patrych Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2003; time: 3:14

SET TWO
Ben Johnston: selections from The Tavern
a. Prelude (0:45)
b. Who Says Words With My Mouth (3:41)
c. A Community of Spirit (2:41)
d. A Children's Game (6:43)
Ruminations - Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday 
MicroFest Records/2014
voice, microtonal guitar: John Schneider; texts: Rumi; composition year: 1998; total excerpts time: 12:45

John Schneider: December 1942 (H. Partch)
a. Come Away, Death (2:59)
b. The Heron (1:16)
c. The Rose (2:30)
Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
composer: Harry Partch; voice, Adapted Guitar I: John Schneider; texts: a. Shakespeare; b. Tsurayuki; c. Ella Young; recorded in Los Angeles, 1997; composition year: 1942;  time: 6:45

hour two
Updated March 30, 2014 

SINGLE PLAY
Daniel Goode: Circular Thoughts
Annbling
New World Records/2014
solo clarinet: Daniel Goode; recorded in New York City, circa 1980, composition year: 1974; time: 19:41

SET THREE 
Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side One)
Volume 2: Electronic Works (Sidewinder/Until Spring)
Mode Records/2004
(for 4-channel tape); synthesizer, tape: Morton Subotnick; recorded at CalArts, 1975; remastered 2003; time: 15:01

Robert Normandeau: Puzzle
Puzzles DVD
empreintes DIGITALes/2005
(for 16-channel tape) electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 2003; premiered at Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, October 9, 2003; time: 5:39

SINGLE PLAY
Jorge Antunes: Mixolydia *
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for theremin and electronics); theremin: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Sala-Villa-Lobos's Teatro Nacional de Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 1997; composition year: 1995; time: 11:30
*WMUA live version only

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
Updated April 1, 2014

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Scott Thompson: Orgone
Ghost Words
Aucourant Records/2008
electroacoustic music: RST; composition year: 2008; premiered at SOUND Festival of Music, Aberdeen, Scotland, November 15, 2008; time: 15:31

SET FOUR
Eleanor Hovda: Ikima
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012
shakuhachi: Eleanor Hovda; composition year: 1985; time: 4:40

Tim Hodgkinson: Amhas/Nirriti
Onsets
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronic sound); The Hyperion Ensemble, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Auditorium St. Germain, Paris, SPECTRUM XXI 2006 Festival, November 21, 2006; composition year: 2001; time: 16:53

SET FIVE

In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 -- March 3, 2014)

Melody Sumner Carnahan: Victims
The Time is Now -- The Fiction of MSC (various artists)
Frog Peak Music/1996
voice: Robert Ashley; text: MSC; time: 8:07

Robert Ashley: Empire (excerpt)
Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
voice, text: Robert Ashley; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronic orchestration, processing: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; Atalanta (Acts of God) composed 1982-1991; excerpt time: 21:00

-- FIN --

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 23 & 26, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 23, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 26, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one


In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 -- March 3, 2014)
Martian Gardens will feature works by the late Robert Ashley on the current and next program.

SINGLE PLAY

Robert Ashley: The Supermarket (Famous People)
Perfect Lives -- An Opera for Television
Lovely Music, Ltd./1991 (orig. VHS/1983)
electronics, sound design, narrator: Robert Ashley "R," piano: "Blue Gene Tyranny, "Buddy, the World's Greatest Piano Player; voice: Jill Kroesen, "Isolde," voice: David Van Tieghem, "D," The Captain of the Football Team; performed at the Kitchen, New York City; commissioned for television by The Kitchen (Channel Four Television, London)

SET ONE
Philip Glass: Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket
Einstein on the Beach
Nonesuch/1993 (1992 productions)
The Philip Glass Ensemble and Chorus, conductor: Michael Riesman; spoken voice: Lucinda Childs; Sheryl Sutton; texts: L. Childs; Christopher Knowles; composition years: 1975-1976; time: 12:17

"Blue" Gene Tyranny: Somewhere in Arizona
The Somewhere Songs; The Invention of Memory
Mutable Music/2008
voice: Thomas Buckner; saxophone: Peter Gordon; electronic and environmental sounds: BGT; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, composition year: 1987; time: 10:00

hour two 

SINGLE PLAY
Joseph Kubera: The Drifter (BGT)
Book of Horizons
New World Records/2014
composer: "Blue" Gene Tyranny; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2-3, 2013; time: 13:34

SET TWO
Vijay Iyer: 
a. Vuln, Part 2 (4:34)
b. Mutations I: Air (4:13)
Mutations
ECM/2014
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; violins: Miranda Cuckson, Michi Wiancko; viola: Kyle Armbrust; cello: Kivie Cahn-Lipman; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total time: 8:47

Glenn Kotche: (from Anomaly Movements 1-7)
a. Anomaly Mvt. 1 (2:34)
b. Anomaly Mvt. 2 (2:32)
c. Anomaly Mvt. 3 (4:34)
Adventureland
Cantaloupe Music/2014
drum kit, acoustic and electronic percussion: Glenn Kotche; Kronos Quartet (violin, percussion: David Harrington, violin, percussion: John Sherba, viola, percussion: Hank Dutt; cello, percussion: Jeffrey Zeigler); recorded at the Loft, Chicago; composition year: 2007; total excerpts time: 9:40

SINGLE PLAY
Helmut Lachenmann: Reigen seliger Geister (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Beethoven Haus, Bonn, German, January 21-22, 2011; composition year: 1989; time: 26:38

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only


SET THREE
Dieter Kaufmann: Berceuse pour Piccoletto 
Compendium International -- Bourges 2005 
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2005
(for acousmatic radio play); electroacoustic music: Dieter Kauffmann; cello: Adam Misiak; soprano: Elisabeth Sykora; recitation: Gunda Koenig; texts: Josef Winkler ("Natura morta"), Giuseppe Ungaretti ("Giorno per giorno); musical quotations -- Brahms: Lullaby, Requiem; Mozart: Requiem Introitus; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France and ELAK, Vienna, Austria; 2005; time: 14:25

Lejaren Hiller: from Computer Cantata 
a. Prolog to Strophe II; Strophe II (2:07)
b. Prolog to Strophe III; Strophe III; Epilog to Strophe III (5:42)
A Total Matrix of Possibilities 
New World Records/2008
(for computer, soprano, and ensemble); soprano: Helen Hamm; University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players; conductor: Jack McKenzie; computer music realized at the Experimental Music Studios of the University of Illinois, 1963; performed at the University of Illinois, 1963; total excerpt time: 7:49

SET FOUR
Meredith Monk: Memory Song
Do You Be
ECM/1987
voices: Andrea Goodman, Naaz Hosseini, Meredith Monk; keyboards: Wayne Hankin, Nurit Tilles; violin: Naaz Hosseini; recorded in New York City, 1987; time: 6:40

Il Pergolese: 
a. Chi disse ca la femmena (4:42)
b. Tre giorni son che Nina (8:43)
Il Pergolese
ECM/2013
composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736); arrangements: Il Pergolese; voice: Maria Pia De Vito; piano: François Couturier; cello: Anja Lechner; percussion, electronics: Michele Rabbia; recorded at the Swiss Radio-Television Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland, December 2012; total excerpts time: 12:25

Bernadette Speach:  Angels in the Snow
Reflections
Mode Records/2002
piano: Bernadette Speach; recorded at LRP Studios, New York City, 2000-2001; composition year: 1993; time: 5:57


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Friday, March 14, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 16 & 19, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 16, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 19, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one


In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 -- March 3, 2014)
Martian Gardens will feature works by the late Robert Ashley on the current and next two programs.

SINGLE PLAY

Robert Ashley: Sonata
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961-1966 [various artists]
New World Records/2003
piano: Robert Ashley; recorded at the ONCE Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25, 1961; composition years: 1959-1960; time: 7:44

SET ONE
Jacqueline Humbert: Empty Words (R. Ashley)
Chanteuse
Lovely Music, Ltd./2004
composer: Robert Ashley; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronics, processing, edition: David Rosenboom, Sam Ashley;  recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Recording Studio, CalArts, Los Angeles and David Rosenboom's studio, CalArts; composition year: 1962; time: 3:08

Robert Ashley and Paul De Marinis: 
In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (excerpt)
In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women
Lovely Music, Ltd./2004 (orig. Cramps Records LP/1974)
poem: John Barton Wolgamot (1944); recitation: Robert Ashley; Moog synthesizer: Paul De Marinis; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, 1973; composition year: 1972; excerpt time: 5:30

Robert Ashley: Automatic Writing (excerpt)
Automatic Writing
Lovely Music, Ltd./1996
synthesizer, electronics: Robert Ashley; voices: Robert Ashley, Mimi Johnson; composition years: 1974-1979; excerpt time: 5:00

Robert Ashley: O Mesopotamia 
Concrete -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
orchestra samples design, live mixing, processing: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; voices: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara; composition year: 2006; time: 4:15

SET TWO
Tim Hodgkinson: Ulaaraar
Onsets
Mode Records/2014
(for bass clarinet and strings); violas: Ioan-Marius Lacraru, Cornelia Petroiu; cellos: Theodor Iancu, Andrei Klvu; basses: Ion and Ciprian Ghita; small gong: anonymous; bass clarinet, conducting: Tim Hodgkinson: recorded at the Music Nova Festival, Sinaia, Romania; October 9, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 9:33

Ben Johnston: The Long String (from Parable)
Ruminations - Music in Just Intonation 
MicroFest Records/2014
voice: Karen Clark; clarinet: Jim Sullivan; violin: Sarah Thornblade; text: Rumi; composition year: 2000; time: 11:31

hour two 

SET THREE
Taylor Ho Bynum 7-Tette: Zade-Wuk
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII)
Firehouse 12/2013
cornet: Taylor Ho Bynum; alto saxophone: Jim Hobbs; bass trombone, tuba: Bill Lowe; electric guitar: Mary Halvorson; acoustic bass: Ken Filiano; drums, vibraphone: Thomas Fumiwara; drums, vibraphone: Chad Taylor; recorded at Firehouse 12, New Haven, Connecticut; 2013; time: 14:08

Alexander Berne & The Abandoned Orchestra: Amphibiana 
Self Referentials 1 & 2
Innova Recordings/2012
all instruments: Alexander Berne; recorded at Mirabella Studios, Florida; time: 5:55

SINGLE PLAY
For St. Patrick's Day

John Cage: Roaratorio Part Two
From Roaratorio -- An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake
Roaratorio; Laughtears
Mode Records/2002 (orig. 1992)
singer: Joe Heaney; Uillean pipes: Seamus Ennis; fiddle: Paddy Glackin;
flute: Matt Molloy; bodhran: Peadher Mercier, Mell Mercier; voice, 62-track tape: J. Cage; texts: James Joyce; premiered at West German Radio, Cologne, October 22, 1979; composition year: 1979
; time: 16:14

SET FOUR
Joseph Kubera: Fences, In Three Tragedies (S.S. Smith)
I. Personal Tragedy (2:48)
II. Community Tragedy (1:53)
III. Country Tragedy (2:52)
Book of Horizons 
New World Records/2014
(for piano) composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2-3, 2013; composition year: 1998; total time: 7:30

Drew Krause: Airline
Powder
Innova Recordings/2007
(for computer and alto sax); alto saxophone: Taimur Sullivan; recorded at Abeshouse Studios, Pelham, New York, February 2005, composition year: 1995; time: 6:32

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

James Mobberley: Study for Vox Inhumana 
Music from SEAMUS, Volume 11 (various artists)
SEAMUS/202
(for electroacoustic music); composition year: 2000; time: 4:16

Eric Moe: Teeth of the Sea
Strange Exclaiming Music
Naxos/2009
(for two conga drums); percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, April 22, 2007; composition year: 2003; time: 3:35

SET FIVE
Francis Dhomont: Scherzo (giocoso)
Frankenstein Symphony
Asphodel/1997
(for tape collage and electroacoustic music); premiered in Berlin, Germany, June 13, 1997; composition year: 1997; time: 14:30 

Andrew Lewis: Scherzo
Au-delà
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for electroacoustic music); realized in 1992 and revised in 1993 at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of The University of Birmingham, UK; premiered at the Concert Room, School of Music, University of East Anglia, Norwich, June 29, 1992; time: 8:18

SET SIX
Paul Lansky: Partita
I. Preamblum (3:47)
II. Allemande (4:52)
III. Pavane (4:39)
IV. Gigue (4:55)
Notes to Self
Bridge Records/2013
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: Mari Yoshinaga; recorded at Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, July 2012; time: 18:23

David Starobin: Sufi Dance (J. Harvey)
Newdance 
Bridge Records/1998
composer: Jonathan Harvey; guitar: David Starobin; recorded at Master Sound, Astoria, New York, 1997-1998; composition year: 1997; time: 1:50

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 9 & 12, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 9, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 12, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

hour one


In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 -- March 3, 2014)

Martian Gardens will feature works by the late Robert Ashley on the current and next three programs.

SINGLE PLAY*
Robert Ashley: Friends
Dust -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2000
voice, text: Robert Ashley; electronics, orchestration: Tom Hamilton, "Blue" Gene Tyranny; composition year: 1998; time: 15:00
*TAINT Radio version only

SINGLE PLAY*
Robert Ashley: A Day on the Planet Gilbert
Concrete -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
voice, text, orchestration samplers, live mixing: Robert Ashley; voices: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humebert, Joan La Barbara; composition year: 2006; time: 16:46
*WMUA versions only

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Ashley: In memoriam...Crazy Horse (symphony)
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961--1966 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2003
ONCE Festival Orchestra, conductor: Donald Scarvada; recorded at the ONCE Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25, 1964; composition year: 1963; time: 15:12

SINGLE PLAY
Helmut Lachenmann: Gran Torso
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at the Funkhaus, Saal 2, Köln, November 7, 2008; composition year: 1972; time: 24:00

hour two
Updated March 9, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

SET ONE
Eleni Karaindrou: from Medea
a. An Unbearable Song (1:21)
b. All Hope is Lost (3:24)
c. On the Way to Exile (4:51)
Medea
ECM/2014
Constantinople lute, lyra: Sokratis Sinopoulos; ney: Harris Lambrakis; clarinets: Nikos Guinos, Marie-Cécile Boulard, Alexandros Arkadopoulos; cello: Yiorgos Kaloudis; santouri: Andreas Katsigiannis; bendir: Andreas Papas; voice: Elani Kariandrou, with female chorus, chorus director: Antonis Kontogeorgiou; recorded at Studio Sierra, Athens, June 2011; composition year: 2011 for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival; modern Greek adaptation of Euripides' Medea by Giorgos Cheimonas; total excerpts time: 9:30

Jim Fox: Colorless Sky Became Fog
Cold Blue Night at REDCAT [various artists]
Cold Blue Music (unreleased)/2006
hammered dulcimer: Theresa Diamond; piano: Bryan Pezzone; violin: Robin Lorentz; cellos: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Jessica Catron; double bass: Barry Newton; recorded live at REDCAT, Disney Hall, CalArts, Los Angeles, February 18, 2006; time: 2:53

Michael Byron: As She Sleeps
Awakening at the Inn of the Birds
Cold Blue Music/2003
piano: Sarah Cahill; synthesizer: Kathleen Supové; FLUX Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Jesse Mills; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Darrett Adkins; contrabass: Gregg August); recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, December 2002; composition year: 2000; time: 3:18

J.C. Combs: Apparition
Gazing
Spectropol/2013
piano, processing: J.C. Combs; recorded in Seattle, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 5:36

SET TWO
Zoviet France: Marrch Dynamic
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
noises, electronics: Robin Storey, Ben Ponton; recorded in UK, 1987; time: 2:47

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Line of Apogee, part 7
Film Music
New World Records/1990
tape and computer music: Vladimir Ussachevsky; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1968; excerpt time: 4:33

Wendy Carlos: Heartbeats and Worry (from "The Shining")
Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume One
East Side Digital/2005
synthesizers, processing: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind;  composition years: 1979-1980; time: 2:10

Robert Scott Thompson: Origin
Blue Day
Aucourant Records/2007 (org. 2000)
synthesizers, electronics: RST; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; 1999; time: 2:20

Artemiy Artemiev: Tibet
The Warning
Electroshock Records/1993
synthesizers, percussion, bass, programming: Artemiy Artemiev; recorded at Electroshock Studios, Moscow, 1983; time: 4:29

Clan of Xymox: Theme I
Medusa
4AD/1986
synthesizers, processing: Clan of Xymox, John Fryer; recorded in London, 1986; time: 2:55

SET THREE
Charles Dodge: The Story of Our Lives VI & VII
a. The day goes on (1:06)
b. The book will not survive (2:26)
Synthesized Voices
CRI -- New World Records/2011 (org. CRI LP 1976)
computer speech synthesis: Charles Dodge; recorded at the Columbia University Center for Computing Activities and Nevis Laboratories, Columbia University; composition years: 1973-1974; total excerpts time: 3:32

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only
Updated March 11, 2014

Eldad Tsabary: Julia
Demo
Eldad Tsabary (unreleased)/2006
(computer music, inspired by the melodic lines of John Lennon's "Julia"); realized at the computer music studios of Concordia University, Montreal, 2005; time: 5:54

Alvin Lucier: Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) [Lennon/McCartney]
Ghosts and Monsters [various artists]
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
(composer: John Lennon; arr. Alvin Lucier) pianos: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Radio Bremen, February 1998; composition year: 1967, Lucier arrangement: 1990; time: 9:15

SET FOUR
Yvar Mikhashoff: Song Without Words (O. Luening)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013 

(composer: Otto Luening) piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1987; time: 2:58

Halim El-Dabh: Electronic Fanfare (with Otto Luening)
Crossing Into the Electric Magnetic
Without Fear Records/2001
electronics: Halim El-Dabh, Otto Luening; recorded at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1959; time: 7:07;
in observance of Halim El-Dabh's 93rd birthday, March 4, 2014

Ingrid Drese: Papillon, abîme, nuit
Interstices
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer's studio, Brussels,Belgium; premiered at the 6th international acousmatic festival L’Espace du son, at XL Théâtre du Grand Midi, Brussels; September 17, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 12:07

SINGLE PLAY
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 10
Flashbacks
Bridge Records/2000
(for guitar and electronic sounds); guitar: David Starobin; electronic music realized at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1992; composition year: 1992; time: 9:25; in observance of Mari Davidovsky's 80th birthday, March 4, 2014

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