Friday, April 17, 2015

Martian Gardens for April 19 & 26, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 19, 2015

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 26, 2015 
Host: Max Shea  
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog        
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SET ONE

Olly Wilson: A City Called Heaven (I-III)
Music for Chamber Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
The Boston Musica Viva, conductor: Richard Pittman; recorded April 1989 (world premier); composition year: 1988; time: 20:06

Michael Gordon: Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
Part 1 (5:48)
Part 2 (7:39)
Dystopia
Cantaloupe Music/2014
Bamberger Symphoniker, conductor: Jonathan Nott; recorded at the Beethovenfest Bonn, September 30, 2006 (world premier); composition year: 2006; total excerpt time: 13:31

SET TWO
Martin Bresnick: Josephine the Singer
Prayers Remain Forever
Starkland/2014
(for violin); violin: Sarita Kwok; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, composition year: 2011; time: 9:14

Alvin Lucier: Broken Line
Broken Line
Mode Records/2015
(for flute, vibraphone, and piano); Trio Nexus (flute: Erik Drescher; vibraphone: Martin Lorenz; piano: Sebastian Berwick); recorded at Siemensvilla Berlin-Lankwitz, Germany, July 2012; composition year: 2006; time: 11:55

SET THREE
James Tenney: Poem
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy 
Mode Records/2007
(for flute); flute: Jos Zwaanenburg; recorded in Amsterdam, 2007; composition year: 1955; time: 2:12

James Tenney: Harmonium No. 3
Postcard from Heaven (various composers)
New World Records/2015
(for three harps); harps: Susan Allen, Ellie Choate, Marilu Donovan; recorded at the California Institute of the Arts, July 2014; composition year: 1980; time: 4:31

Elizabeth Panzer: Dancing in Place (E. Hovda)
Dancing in Place
O.O. Discs/1999
(composer: Eleanor Hovda, for harp); harp: Elizabeth Panzer; composition year: 1997; time: 3:30

Anne LeBaron: 
a. Submerged Cavern (1:41)
b. Full Fathom Funayurei (3:05)
1,2,4,3
Innova Recordings/2010
(for harp, shakuhachi, and koto); harp: Anne LeBaron, shakuhachi: Kiku Day; koto: Kinku Nishi; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, 2005; composition year: 2005; total time: 4:46

Flute Force: Travelogue (E. Brown)
Eyewitness 
Innova Recordings/2001
(composer: Elizabeth Brown, for flutes); Flute Force (flute: Wendy Stern; flute, piccolo: Sheryl Henze; flute, alto flute: Gretschen Pusch; flute, bass flute: Rie Schmidt); recorded at SUNY Purchase 1998-2000; composition year: 1995; time: 8:41

SET FOUR
Elizabeth Brown: Seahorse 
Mirage
New World Records/2013
(for theremin and Partch instruments); theremin: Elizabeth Brown; Partch instruments: Newband (guitar 1: Dean Drummond; harmonic canon 1: Jared Soldiviero; chromolodeon: Dave Broom; diamond marimba: Bill Ruyle; bass marimba: Joel Bergen; zoomoozophone, juststrokerods: Joe Free; recorded at Leshowitz Recital Hall, Montclair State University, New Jersey, January 10, 2013; composition year: 2008; time: 9:09

Lydia Kavina: In the Whims of the Wind
Music from the Ether
Original Works for Theremin
Mode Records/1999
(for theremin, coloratura soprano, and piano); theremin: Lydia Kavina; coloratura soprano: Elizabeth Parcells; piano: Joshua Pierce; recorded at John Ford Auditorium, Portland, Maine, June 22, 1997; composition year: 1994; time: 11:27

SINGLE PLAY*
Lydia Kavina: 
a. Free Music No. 1 (for four theremins) (1:33)
b. Free Music No. 2 (for six theremins) (1:19)
c. Beatless Music (for six theremins) (0:33)
Spellbound! Music for Theremin
Mode Records/2008
(composer: Percy Grainger); theremins: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, New York, July 10, 2000; composition years: a. 1936, b. 1937, c. 1937; total time: 2:25
*TAINT Radio version only

SET FIVE
Wu Shu-Cheng: Axiometric Projection
Transient Images (various artists)
University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios
U.Il. EMS/2015
electroacoustic music for eight channel tape performance; composition year: 2013; time: 6:05

James O'Callaghan: Bodies-Soundings
Musicworks #121 (various artists)
Musicworks Magazine/2015
electronic music for acoustic guitar and toy piano via tactile transducer speakers; composition year: 2014; time: 10:20

Monique Jean: Un haut-parleur dans le désert 
(A Loudspeaker in the Desert) (from Figures du Temps)
L'adieu au S.O.S.
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 1998-1999; time: 5:50

SINGLE PLAY
Pauline Oliveros: Mnemonics III
Reverberations
Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Records/2014
electronic music realized at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1964-1966; time: 17:34

Beatriz Ferreyra: La ba balle du chien chien a sa me mere
IMEB Compendium International 2001 Bourges (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2001
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2001; time: 11:17

Zanana: What a Pretty Dog*
Holding Patterns
Deep Listening/2005
spoken voice: Barbara Berg; laptop, voice: Kirstin Norderval; trombone, conch, didgeridu, live processing: Monique Buzzarté; recorded live in concert in New York City, composition year: 2003; time: 8:51
*TAINT Radio version only
 
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Martian Gardens for April 12 & 15, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 12, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 15, 2015 

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

SINGLE PLAY

Guido Arbonelli: 
a. The Towers' Angels (2:42)
b. DIS-SPLAY-ONE (1:08)
Namaste Suite
MPS Music & Video/2003
composers: a. Guido Arbonelli; b. Carey Nutman; clarinets: Guido Arbonelli; recorded at Guido Arbonelli's studio, Perugia, Italy; total excerpts time: 3:50

SET ONE
Roger Reynolds: Colombi Daydream 
Complete Cello Works
Mode Records/2014
cello: Alexis Descharmes; recorded at Salle Cortot, Paris, July 2014; composition year: 2010; time: 7:48

James Dashow: Disclosures 
Electro Acoustic Music II (various artists)
Neuma Records/1991
(for cello and computer); cello: Lucca Paccagnella; digital sound synthesis realized at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, and EDI-PAN Studio, Rome Italy; composition years: 1988-1989; time: 14:46

SET TWO
Frank Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
Boulez conducts Zappa -- The Perfect Stranger
Barking Pumpkin/1992 (orig. 1984)
Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor: Pierre Boulez; recorded at IRCAM, Paris, July 1984; composition year: 1983; time: 12:42

Michael Gordon: Dystopia (excerpt)
Dystopia
Cantaloupe Music/2014
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor: David Robertson; recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, January 12, 2008; composition year: 2007; excerpt time: 10:00


SET THREE
Pierre Henry: La Voile de Orphée II (short version)
(digital download)
musique concrète realized by Pierre Henry in collaboration with Pierre Schaeffer at  Club d'Essai studio, RTF (Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française), for the opera Orphèe 53, premiered at the Donaueschingen Festival, 1953; composition years: 1951-1953; time: 15:38

John Eaton: Thoughts on Rilke
First Performances
Syn-Ket and Moog Synthesizers in the 1960s
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
soprano: Michiko Hirayama; Syn-Kets: John Eaton, Jane Schoonover Smith; vibration plate, sound mixing: Paolo Ketoff; text: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sonnets to Orpheus, Part II, Sonnet 10," composition year: 1966; time: 10:57

SET FOUR
Francis Dhomont: Vol d'Arondes (Flight of the Swallows)
Jalons
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electroacoustic music realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée multichannel studio, Ohain, Belgium; premiered at  the 6th International Acousmatic Festival L’Espace du son in the XL Théâtre du Grand Midi, Brussels, November 21, 1999; composition years: 1999, revised 2001; time: 11:25

Robert Scott Thompson: Flora of Fynbos
Repeated by Dreams
Aucourant Records/2014
computer/electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2014; time: 14:43

SET FIVE
John Cage: Second Construction
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 7:50

Tim Patterson: Five Miniatures (J. Bergamo)
1. 0:45
2. 0:21
3. 0:26
4. 0:18
5. 0:46
Like Style, Dig? The Music of John Bergamo
Innova Recordings/2015
(composer: John Bergamo, for percussion quartet); percussion: Tim Patterson, Tom Ross, Joseph Murfin, Jack Alcorn; arr. Tim Patterson; recorded at Blast House Studios, Madison, Wisconsin; arr. composition year: 1966; time: 2:31


Meehan/Perkins Duo: Cruising Speed (from Travel Diary) (P. Lansky)
Travel Diary
Bridge Records/2011
composer: Paul Lansky; percussion: Todd Meehan, Douglas Perkins; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, January 2010; composition year: 2007; time: 4:15

Harold Davidson: Auto Accident
Restless, Endless, Tactless: Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
Meehan/Perkins Duo & The Baylor Percussion Group; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, December 14, 2009; composition year: 1935; time: 2:45


SET SIX
Harry Partch:  The Dreamer That Remains -- A Study in Loving
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 3
New World Records/2005 (orig. CRI/1997) 
The Harry Partch Ensemble: Orchestra with Partch instruments, conductor; Jack Logan; intoning voice: Harry Partch; narrator, Brash Musician: Mark Hoffman; The Voice, Second Musician: Danlee Mitchell; chorus: Katherine Bjornson, Alexis Glatly, Michael Crosier; text: Harry Partch; recorded in San Diego, California, 1972; composition year: 1972; time: 10:29
 
Harry Partch: Ring Around the Moon -- A Dance for Here and Now
a. Phase One: Well, bless my soul! (Well, bless my soul!) (2:48)
b. Phase Two: One, two, three, four -- X,Y, Zee (2:12)
c. Phase Three: Shake hands now, boys,  and at the sound of the bell come out fighting! (2:55)
d. Phase Four: Mumbo jumbo, hocus pocus, hoit toity...(Look out! He's Got a gun!) (1:26)
[Movement II from Plectra and Percussion Dances -- Satyr-Play Music for Dance Theater]

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 years: 1949-1950; total time: 9:20 


SET SEVEN
Pauline Oliveros: Big Slow Bog (excerpt)
Reverberations -- Tape and Electronic Music 1961-1970
Important Records/2014
electronics: Pauline Oliveros; realized at Mills Tape Music Center, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1966-1967;  excerpt time: 5:00

Douglas Doherty: Heart of the City (excerpt)*
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music and Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the composer's Studio, Newcastle, England; street preacher recorded at Grey's Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne; composition year: 2000; excerpt time: 3:13


Pas Musique: Inside the Spectrum*
Inside the Spectrum
Alrealon Musique/2015
electronics, sound collage: Robert L. Pepper, Michael Durek, Amber Brien; John V. Worthey; time: 3:56

The Human League: Dreams of Leaving*
Travelogue
Virgin/1988 (orig. Virgin LP/1980)
vocals: Philip Oakey; synthesizers, lyrics: Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, Philip Adrian Wright; recorded at Monumental Pictures Studio, Sheffield, UK, 1980; time: 5:52

*TAINT Radio version only

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Martian Gardens for April 5 & 8, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 29, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 1, 2015 


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

SET ONE
J.C. Combs: Apparition
Gazing
Spectropol Records/2013
piano: J.C. Combs; time: 5:36

J.C. Combs: Cross Station
Safe Passage
ImprovFriday Event Sessions
Electroshock Records/2010
electronics, samples: J.C. Combs; time: 1:42

SET TWO
Pas Musique: Ancient Evil Aliens
Inside the Spectrum
Alrealon Musique/2015
electronics, sound collage: Robert L. Pepper, Michael Durek, Amber Brien; John V. Worthey; time: 5:51

Jack Vees: Rocket Baby
Surf Music Again
CRI/1996
narrator: Tony Forkush; electric cello, sequencer (MIDI cello): Jeff Krieger; text about UFO radio transmissions: unknown; time: 14:15

SET THREE
Dariusz Mazorowski: Secrets of Aerial Photography
Non Acoustic Symphony
Neuma Records/2015
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the De eM Studio, Gdansk, Poland, 2011-2013; time: 6:55

Tim Patterson: Blanchard Canyon (J. Bergamo)
Like Style, Dig? The Music John Bergamo
Innova Recordings/2015
(composer: John Bergamo, for five amplified suspended cymbals); cymbals: Peter Schmeling, Jack Schroeder, Brian Short, Tim Patterson, Gregory Thornburg; arr. Tim Patterson; composition year: 1985; time: 13:39

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Lucier: Carbon Copies
Broken Line
Mode Records/2015
(for recordings of "any indoor or outdoor environment" and instruments); indoor noises (making coffee, water dripping, caged bird) and studio mimicry recorded by Trio Nexus (Erik Drescher, Sebestian Berweck, Martin Lorenz) at Siemensvilla Berlin Lankwitz, Germany, July 2012 composition year: 1989 ; time: 20:16

SET FOUR
Warren Burt: 11:21:23 (A Drone on Mom and Felix's Birthdays)
Harmonic Colour Fields (1996-97)
Pogus Productions/2003
Kinetic Music Machine, computer, synthesizer: Warren Burt; time: 16:10

Ron Nagorcka: Modulations
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
(for tape, synthesizers, live electronics, and modulated tape outtakes); composition years: 1974, 1983, 2012 (original composition commissioned for the Melbourne Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1974); time: 6:01


SINGLE PLAY
Morton Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello (excerpt 1st 1/5)
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
Bridge Records/2015
piano: Aleck Karis; violin: Curtis Macomber; viola: Danielle Farina; cello: Christopher Finckel; recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, University of California San Diego, December 13, 2013; composition year: 1987; excerpt time: 15:00

SINGLE PLAY
John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
Become Ocean
Cantaloupe Music/2014
commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; premiered by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Ludovic Morlot; Benaroya Hall, Seattle, June 2013; composition year: 2012; time: 42:14

SET FIVE*
Brian Eno: Becalmed
Another Green World
E.G.-Jem/1987 (orig. LP/1975)
synthesizer, piano: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 3:56

Artemiy Artemiev: Night City
Forgotten Themes
Electroshock Records/2000
synthesizers, computer: Artemiy Artemiev; recorded at Electroshock Studios, Moscow; composition year: 1989; time: 3:31

Joel Taylor: Forest Creatures and Their Plans
Night Stories
Spectropol Records/2013
electronics, instruments: Joel Taylor; time: 4:38

*TAINT Radio version only

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Martian Gardens for March 29 & April 1, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 5, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 8, 2015 


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

SINGLE PLAY
Jacqueline Humbert: Attunement (D. Rosenboom)
Chanteuse 
Songs of a Different Sort
Lovely Music, Ltd./2004
composer: David Rosenboom; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronics: David Rosenboom; recorded at David Rosenboom's studio, California Institute of the Arts; composition year: 1999; time: 4:25

SET ONE
Dariusz Mazurowski: The Great Red Spot of Jupiter
Non Acoustic Symphony
Neuma Records/2015
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the De eM Studio, Gdansk, Poland, 2011-2013; time: 6:55

David Lee Myers & Marco Oppedisano: An Infinitely Hot and Dense Dot
Tesla at Coney Island
OKS Recordings of North America/2008
electric guitar, samples: Marco Oppedisano; feedback circuits, noises, samples: David Lee Myers; time : 3:52

Pas Musique: Listening to Interstellar Space
Inside the Spectrum
Alrealon Musiques/2015
electronics, sound collage: Robert L. Pepper, Michael Durek, Amber Brien; John V. Worthey; time: 5:00

Nocturnal Emissions: Sunspot Activity XII
Sunspot Activity
Earthly Delights/1997
electronics: Nigel Ayers; recorded at the composer's studio, Cornwall, UK, time: 6:57

SINGLE PLAY
Pauline Oliveros: Time Perspectives
Reverbertations -- Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Records/2014
musique concrete on four channels of tape: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the composer's studio, San Francisco; composition year: 1961; time: 19:38

SET TWO
Alvin Lucier: Risonanza 
Broken Line
Mode Records/2015
(for resonant objects and optional electronics); sine waves via G2 Nord synthesizer, electric exciters, oil barrel, crash symbol; recorded by Trio Nexus (Erik Drescher, Sebestian Berweck, Martin Lorenz) at Siemensvilla Berlin Lankwitz, Germany, July 2012; time: 13:12

Nick Didkovsky: from Ice Cream Time
a. Seltzer Session II (7:26)
b. Seltzer Session I (0:20)
c. Ice Cream Time Song (0:11)
Ice Cream Time
New World Records/2007
electric guitar, laptop: Nick Didkovsky; sampling, live sampling, processing: Thomas Dimuzio; saxophones:  ARTE Quartett (soprano and baritone: Beat Hofstetter; alto and baritone saxophone: Sascha Armbruster; tenor saxophone: Andream Formenti; baritone saxophone: Beat Kappeler); recorded at SRG (Swiss National Radio) Studio 2, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2006; total time: 7:46

Nick Didkovsky: 
a. A Fire in God's Path (0:40)
b. Son of Lion (0:11)
The $100 Guitar Project (various artists)
Bridge Records/2013
the $100 guitar: Nick Didkovsky: total time: 0:51

Thomas Dimuzio: Fog Rolls
The $100 Guitar Project (various artists)
Bridge Records/2013
the $100 guitar: Thomas Dimuzio; time: 2:38

SET THREE
Richard Carrick: Namdaemun 
Cycles of Evolution
New World Records/2015
members of the New York Philharmonic, conductor: Richard Carrick; recorded at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, May 31, 2014; composition year: 2014; time: 5:15

Michael Gordon: Dystopia (excerpt)
Dystopia
Cantaloupe Music/2014
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor: David Robertson; recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, January 12, 2008; composition year: 2007; excerpt time: 9:30

Paul Dolden: Revenge of the Repressed, Resonance #2
L'ivresse de la Vitesse 1 (Intoxicated by Speed)
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
soprano saxophone: François Houle; electric guitar, electroacoustic music: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer's studio, Vancouver, BC, 1993, remastered: 2000-2001; composition year: 1993: time: 7:48

SET FOUR
Guido Arbonelli: from Namaste suite (for clarinets)
a. Bird Escapes Cage Takes Flight (0:57)
b. Cappriccio (1:36)
c. Frammentio"d" (0:55)
d. Lungocircuito (2:00)
e. Rap secondo  (0:56)
Namaste suite
MPS Music & Video/2003
composers: a. Robert Carl, b. Dinu Ghezzo; c. Luca Ortelli; Alessandra Salvati; Stefano Gianotti; clarinets: Guido Arbonelli; recorded at L.C. Mobile Studio, Perugia, Italy; total excerpts time: 6:25

Giacinto Scelsi: Tre pezzi
I. 2:45
II. 2:51
III. 3:10
Music for High Winds
Mode Records/2002
(for Eb clarinet); Eb clarinet: Carol Robinson; recorded in Chatillon, France; composition year: 1954; total time: 7:46

Esther Lamneck: Abyss (D. Ghezzo)
Cigar Smoke
Innova Recordings/2007
(composer: Dinu Ghezzo, for clarinet and computer); clarinet: Esther Lamneck; recorded at Vecchio Mulino Produzione, Balbona-Lucca, Italy, 2002--2007; time: 8:10

SET FIVE
Felix Werder: V/Line
The Tempest
Pogus Productions/2007
(computer music); realized by Warren Burt; composition year: 1992; time: 10:51

Benjamin Boretz: Group Variations II
Open Space 5 (Boretz/Randall)
Open Space Magazine/1998
(computer music); realized by Benjamin Boretz at Godfrey Winham Laboratory, Princeton University; 1967-1970; re-recorded by Paul Lansky, 1993; time: 12:00

Milton Babbitt: Occasional Variations
Occasional Variations
Tzadik Records/2003
RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer: Milton Babbitt; realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1968-1971; time: 9:54

Godfrey Winham
: NP (Two pieces for synthesized sound)*
a. NP I (1:23)
b. NP II (1:27)
Computer Generations (various artists)
CRI/1978
(computer music); realized at the Godfrey Winham Laboratory, Princeton University, 1972; total time: 2:51

Joel Gressell: P-Vibes -- Three Canons I*
Computer Generations (various artists)
CRI/1978
(computer music); realized at the Godfrey Winham Laboratory, Princeton University, 1972; time: 2:36

*TAINT Radio version only

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Martian Gardens for March 22 & 25, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 22, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 25, 2015 


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

SINGLE PLAY

John Cage:
a. Our Spring will Come (4:30)
b. And the Earth Shall Bear Again (3:25)
The Works for Piano 8
Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2001-2002;  composition years: a.. 1943, b. 1942; total time: 7:55

SET ONE
Coil: The Last Rites of Spring
Gold is the Metal
Some Bizzare/1988
electronics, sampling: John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Stephen J. Thrower, Otto Avery; time: 2:00

Noah Creshevsky: 
a. Interlude 3 (0:58)
b. Spring (9:56)
The Four Seasons
Tzadik Records/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; total time: 10:54


Harald Bode: 
a. Geklebte Musik Experiment (0:22)
b. Kowloon (2:39)
Bode Sound Project (various artists)
Institute for Electronic Arts/2005
Bode electronic instruments: Harald Bode; produced at the Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York, total time: 3:00

Laurie Spiegel: Clockworks
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012  (orig. Philo LP/1981)
electronic music recorded on the GROOVE system, Bell Labs, March 1975; time: 5:20


Victor Cerullo: Artificial Dream
Visions
Electroshock Records/2003
electronics: Victor Cerullo; recorded at  Planet 10 Studio, Mestre, Italy; time: 3:44

Philip Perkins: Examination

Mister Anyhow -- Live in the Studio 2011-14
Fun Music/2014
electronics, sampling, processing: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer's studio, San Francisco; time: 3:22

Mami Chan: Donkey Hop
Chime 5 -- Musique du Jouet (various artists)
Novel Cell Poem/2001
instruments, toys, noises: Mami Chan; time: 2:34

SET TWO
Lan Tung: Ba Ban Variations
Music Works #121 (various artists)
Music Works Magazine/2015
Proliferasian (erhu: Lan Tung; trumpet, electronics: J.P. Carter; drums: Kevin Romain; bass: Russell Sholberg); Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Chih Shang Chen; recorded at the Sound of Dragon Music Festival, at the Performance Centre of the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia; May 10, 2014; composition year: 2010; time: 7:36

Henry Brant: Whoopee in D
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 8
Innova Recordings/2008
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor: Henry Brant; recorded at the Holland Music Festival, Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 8, 1984; composition years: 1938, 1984; time: 4:25

Michael Gordon: Dystopia (excerpt, 1st 1/3)
Dystopia
Cantaloupe Music/2014
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor: David Robertson; recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, January 12, 2008; composition year: 2007; excerpt time: 10:00

SET THREE
Mari Kimura: GuitarBotana 
Polytopia
Bridge Records/2007
violin: Mari Kimura; GuitarBot: LEMUR; (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots); composition year: 2004; time: 6:20

Tom Hamilton & Bruce Eisenbeil: Mars Fell on Alabama 
Shadow Machine
Pogus Productions/2009
electric guitar: Bruce Eisenbeil; nord modular synthesizer: Tom Hamilton; recorded at the Pickle Factory, New York City, 2008; time: 4:09

Tom Hamilton: Bonampak
Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music
Kvist Records/2010
ARP 2500 Synthesizer, processing: Tom Hamilton; recorded at Technisonic Studios, St. Louis; recorded in 1975; time: 9:31


The Freight Elevator Quartet: How Does it Feel to Be Going Out of Style?
Fix It In Post (Live, 1997-2000)
Cycling '74/2000
(ingredients may include); synthesizers, MAX/MSP programming, laptop, keyboards, bass, guitar: R. Luke Dubois; didjeridoo, digital synthesizers, banjo, percussion: Paul Feuer; cello, effects processing, drum programming: Rachael Finn;  drum programming, sampler performance, synthesizers, production: Stephen Krieger; recorded live someplace, October 31, 1997; time: 4:18

SET FOUR
Barbara Monk Feldman: The Chaco Wilderness
a. A Letter of Green (2:42)
b. A Sentence of Blue (5:24)
c. A Poem of White (1:31)
Soft Horizons
New World Records/2015
The Downtown Ensemble (flute: Margaret Lancaster; clarinet: Daniel Goode; guitar, mandolin: Larry Polansky; piano: Joseph Kubera; vibraphone: Chris Nappi; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2014; total time: 9:42

John Luther Adams: from Four Canticles of the Sky
a. Sky with Four Suns (4:24)
b. Sky with Four Moons (4:34)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2014
Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, conductor: Hans Jørgen Jensen; recorded at Oktaven Studio, Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; composition year: 2013; total time: 8:58

SET FIVE
Jon Christopher Nelson: Scatter
Cultures Électroniques 16  (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2002
music for multi-channel tape; composition year: 1999, revised 2000; time: 8:42

Giuseppe Rapisarda: Almaquae
Electroacoustic Music from Sicily
EMF/2003
electracoustic music on tape; realized at the Electronic Music School of the Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini of Catania, Sicily; 2001; time: 8:09

SET SIX
Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side Two)
Volume 2 -- Electronic Works
Mode Records/2004
for 4-channel tape; synthesizer, tape: Morton Subotnick; recorded at CalArts, 1975; remastered 2003; time: 14:17

Pauline Oliveros: Three Pieces
Three Pieces I (5:02)
Three Pieces II (3:21)
Three Pieces III ((4:00)
Reverberations
Tape & Electronic Music 1961 -- 1970
Important Records/2014
composed and recorded at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, 1966; total time: 12:23

Myron Schaeffer: Dance R 4 ÷ 3*
Electronic Music [various artists]
Folkways/1967 
electronics: Myron Schaeffer; recorded at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studios; composition year: 1961; time: 3:10

*TAINT Radio version only

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Martian Gardens for March 15 & 18, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 15, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March18, 2015 

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

SINGLE PLAY

Bernard Rands: ...in the receding mist
Music for Chamber Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
(for violin, viola, cello, and harp); The Boston Musica Viva, director: Richard Pittman; composition year: 1988; time: 10:35

SET ONE
Richard Carrick: The Veins of Marble
Cycles of Evolution
New World Records/2015
Either/Or, conductor: Richard Carrick; recorded at the Either/Or Spring Festival, The Kitchen, New York City, May 30, 2013; composition years: 2000, 2013; time: 8:34

Florent Ghys: Melody from Mars
Télévision
Cantaloupe Music/2014
alto double bass; voice, text, percussion: Florent Ghys;  recorded at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Sunset Park, Brooklyn; composition year: 2014; time: 7:45


Christian Wolff:  Jasper, Part 1
Look She Said (Complete Works for Bass)
Mode Records/2002
bass: Robert Black; violin: Robin Lorenz; recorded at Millard Auditorium, Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut, January 13, 2000; composition year: 1991; time: 5:19

SET TWO
John Cage: Four3 (excerpt)
The Number Pieces I
Mode Records/1996
(for rainsticks, violin, and two pianos); violin, rainsticks; Ami Flammer; piano, rainsticks: Martine Josete; piano, rainsticks: Dominique Alchourroun; rainsticks: Jean Michaut; recorded at Radio France, Paris, January 1994; composition year: 1991 (for Merce Cunningham's dance "Beach Birds;" excerpt time: 6:00

Frances White: Birdwing
CDCM Cmputer Music Series Volume 25 (various artists)
The International Computer Music Association Commission Awards 1994-1996
Centaur Records/1997
(for computer and shakuhachi); shakuhachi: Tomie Hahn; recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, November 1996; composition year: 1996; time: 15:06

SET THREE
Tod Dockstader & James Reichert: Omniphony 1, Movement I
Omniphony 1 
ReR Megacorp/2002
(musique concrete for chamber ensemble, processed ensemble, magnetic tape, and loudspeakers);  instrumentalists: bassoon: Elias Carmen; cello: Harvey Shapiro; b-flat clarinet: Stanley Drucker; flute: Harvey Estrin; French horn: Joseph Singer; baritone horn: Abraham Pearlstein; oboe: Harry Shulman; percussion: Walter Rosenberger, Herbert Harris; piano, celesta: John Carter; timpani: Morris Lang; bass trombone: Richard Hixon; trumpet: Raymond Crisara. conductor: James Reichert; composed and recorded in 1966; time: 10:27

Tod Dockstader: Apocalypse, Part 2
OHM -- The Early Gurus of Electronic Music -- 1948-1980 (various artists)
Ellipsis Arts/2000
(for magnetic tape); composition year: 1961; time: 2:01

Tod Dockstader & David Lee Myers: Assembly
Pond
ReR Megacorp/2005
ecological sound recordings, electronics, processing: Tod Dockstader, David Lee Myers; time:6:20


In memory of Tod Dockstader (March 20, 1932 - February 27, 2015)

SET FOUR
Jean Derome: Le Fruit du Hasard
MusicWorks #121 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2015
(for saxophone, ensemble, and chance operations via coin toss); saxophone: Jean Derome; with Ensemble SuperMusique; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 10:07

Fünf: 
a. Chaleur (3:39)
b. Radis for the Road (2:23)
La règle
Ambiances Magnetiques/2014
electronics, receivers, amplifiers, devices: Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H. Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton; recorded in Montreal, 2011-2014; total time: 6:02

David R. Mooney: Can't Get There from Here (Concert Version)
Interior Landscape
David R. Mooney/2013
field recordings, processing: David R. Mooney; recorded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; processed at the composer's studio, Pittsburgh; time: 3:53

Pierre Schaeffer: Plutôt Harmonique (from Trièdre Fertile)
L'oeuvre musicale
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
musique concrete recorded at the Groupe de Recherche Musicales, Paris, 1975; time: 3:05

SET FIVE
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: Ces énigmes lumineuses 
(Three Radiant Enigmas)
Quelques reflets
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
electroacoustic music realized at the studio of Miso Music Portugal, Lisbon; premiered at the Musica Viva Festival, Instituto Franco-Português, Lisbon, September 23, 2010; composition year: 2010; time: 12:29

Carey Nutman: No Place for Theory
Sang et Lumière
MPS Music & Video/2010
electronic music: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer's studio Houghton-Le-Spring, England; time: 10:48

SET SIX
Pauline Oliveros: Rattlesnake Mountain
Accordion & Voice
Important Records/2006 (orig. Lovely Music LP/1982)
microtonally tuned accordion: Pauline Oliveros; composition year: 1982; time: 22:00

Jon Gibson: Song 1
Two Solo Pieces, plus Melody IV Part I, Melody II, Song 1
Felmay/Newtone Records/2006
violin: Barbara Benary; cello Arthur Russell; cello: Martha Siegel; soprano saxophone: Jon Gibson; recorded at Washington Square Church, New York City, March 3, 1974; composition year: 1972; time: 7:58

Malcolm Goldstein: Configurations in Darkness*
A Sounding of Sources
New World Records/2008
solo violin: Malcolm Goldstein; recorded at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado, August 24, 2002; composition year: 1995; time: 10:01
* TAINT Radio version only

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Martian Gardens for March 8 & 11, 2015


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 8, 2015


TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March11, 2015

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

SINGLE PLAY

James Mobberley: Strap on Your Lobster (from Icarus Wept) 
Music of James Mobberley
CD-R/2009
trumpet: Keith Benjamin; fixed media: James Mobberley; composition years: 1995-1997; time: 3:48


SET ONE
Florent Ghys:
a. Blazer et/ou Cravate (1:57)
b. This is the Album of the Future (5:51)
Télévision
Cantaloupe Music/2014
alto double bass, voice, text, other instruments, and noise-makers: Florent Ghys;  recorded at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Sunset Park, Brooklyn; composition year: 2014; time: 7:45

Harry Breuer: Paris 2079
Electronic Toys 2 (various artists)
A Retrospective of Early Synthesizer Music
Q.D.K. Media/2000
synthesizers: Harry Breuer; time: 2:19 

Morton Subotnick: Crime or Miracle
And the Butterflies Begin to Sing  
New World Records/1997
electronics: Morton Subotnick; The Amernet String Quartet (violins: Kyoko Kashiwagi, Marcia Littley de Arias; viola: Malcolm Johnson; cello: Javier Arias-Flores); recorded at Corbett Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, composition year: 1988; time: 3:24

Elainie Lillios: Shoe Factory (from Backroads)
Entre espaces (Between Spaces)
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
realized at the composer's studio, Bowling Green, Ohio; premiered at Rien à voir (12) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, Montreal, September 13, 2002; composition date: 2002; time: 3:51


Delia Derbyshire: Know Your Car (Get Out and Under)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop [A Retrospective] (Various Artists)
BBC Music/2000
electronic music: Delia Derbyshire; written by Adams/Clarke; arr. Derbyshire; recorded at BBC Radiophonic Workshop, London, 1963; time: 0:57


Robert Black: Radio Sonata (J. Sellars)
State of the Bass
O.O. Discs/1994
(composer: James Sellars, for double bass and computer-operated synthesizers); double bass: Robert Black; composition year: 1992; time: 3:23

SET TWO
Rune Lindblad: Dimstråk (Op. 203)
Objekt-2 -- Electronic and Concrete Music 1962-1988
Pogus Productions/1998
electronic music: Rune Lindblad; composition years: 1987-1988; time: 3:23

Stan Link: 
a. Cavatina (0:54)
b. [-snow)] (1:00)

In Amber Shadows
Albany Records/2006
a. electronic music: Stan Link; voice: Barbara Bins; composition year: 2003; b. electronic music: Stan Link; total time: 1:54

Daniel Koppelman: Psychic Driving (E. Lyon)
Escapement (DVD) (various composers)
Everglade/2009
(composer: Eric Lyon, for piano, MIDI controller, voice, and computer); computer sounds: Eric Lyon; piano, reader (text 1): D. Koppelman; computer-generated voice sample: text 1: Reverend Jim Jones; text 2: Secretary of State Madeline Albright; Shaker hymn: Paulina Bates, "Come to Zion," performers unknown; composition year: 2000; time: 18:51

SET THREE
Stockhausen: Zyklus
Complete Early Percussion Works
Mode Records/2014
solo percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Theatre A, University of California San Diego, October 2008; composition year: 1959; time: 10:30

Robert Normandeau: Hamlet-Machine without actors
Dômes
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 2014; adapted from music composed for Heiner Müller's play Hamletmachine (1977), staged by Brigitte Haentjens in Montreal, (2001) ; composition years: 2003, 2014; time: 8:15

Robert Iolini: "Edwin Armstrong"
Iolini
ReR Megacorp/2002
electroacoustic chamber ensemble; time: 3:42

SET FOUR
Deep Listening Band: Invocation by Ione
Dunrobin Sonic Gems (live)
Deep Listening/2014
voice: Ione; instruments, sound systems: Pauline Oliveros, Ione, Stuart Dempster, Jessie Stewart, Jonas Braasch, Johannes Welsch; recorded at the Dunrobin Sonic Gym, Ottawa, Ontario; total excerpt time: 7:35

Deep Listening Band: Processional
Sanctuary
Mode Records/1995
organ, overtone flutes, electronics: David Gamper; just tuned accordion, electronics: Pauline Oliveros; trombones, didjeridu, garden hose: Stuart Dempster; voice: Julie Lyon Balliet; recorded at Trinity Methodist Church, Kingston, NY, June 1993: time: 8:45


Guido Arbonelli: 
a. Continuous Cities (After Calvino) (K. Steen) (1:09)
b. Flash (J.L. Darbellay) (1:40)
c. Song 1 ( P. Rosato) (1:52)
Namaste suite
MPS Music & Video/2003
clarinets: Guido Arbonelli; recorded at Guido Arbonelli's studio, Perugia, Italy; total excerpt time: 4:40

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Scott Thompson: Shinrin-yoku
Elemental
Aucourant Records/2010
electroacoustic music: RST; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2010; time: 22:08

SINGLE PLAY

James Tenney: Spectrum 3
Spectrum Pieces
New World Records/2009
(for chamber orchestra); The Barton Workshop, directors: Frank Denyer, James Fulkerson; composition year: 1995; time: 18:04

SET FOUR
George Crumb: Night of the Four Moons
I. La luna está muerta, muerta... (2:33)
II. Cuando sale la luna (3:29)
III. Otro Adán oscuro está sonando... (2:50)
IV. ¡Huye luna, luna, luna! (8:26)

Complete Crumb Edition Volume 11
Bridge Records/2008
The Aeolian Chamber Players -- alto flute/piccolo: Erich Graf; banjo: Lewis Kaplan; cello: Paul Tobias; percussion: Raymond DesRoches; mezzo soprano: Jan DeGaetani; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca; recorded 1974; composition year: 1969; total time: 17:28
  
In memory of Tod Dockstader (1932-2015)

Tod Dockstader & David Lee Myers: Glottalk*  
Pond  
ReR Megacorp/2005
amphibian sound recordings, electronics, processing: Tod Dockstader, David Lee Myers; time: 4:04
 *TAINT Radio version only
 
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