Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Martian Gardens, August 26, 2016

Host: Max Shea 
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Northampton, Mass.
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Webcast date: August 26, 2016

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hour one


SET ONE
Nick Didkovsky: Ice Cream Time Tango
Ice Cream Time
New World Records/2007
electric guitar, laptop: Nick Didkovsky; sampling: Thomas Dimuzio; saxophones: ARTE Quartett; recorded at SRG (Swiss National Radio) Studio 2, Zürich, September 2006; composition year: 2003; selection time: 4:20

ETHEL: Epic Soda
Documerica
Innova Recordings/2015
ETHEL string quartet (violins: Kip Jones, Terma Watstein; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson); composer: Dorothy Lawson; recorded at Lavender Bridge Studios, Red Hook, New York, July 2014; time: 4:58

Miranda Cuckson/Blair McMillen: selections from Partita (W. Lutoslawski)
I. Allegro giusto (4:11)
II. Ad libitum (1:10)
Bartók/Schnittke/Lutoslawski
ECM/2016
violin: Miranda Cuckson; piano: Blair McMillen; recorded at Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, Switzerland, January 2015: composer: Witold Lutoslawski; composition year: 2014; total selections time: 5:21

Quartetski: selections from Quartetski Does Bartók
a. Gamme pentalonique #78 (1:22)
b. Quatre mélodies à l’unisson (IV) #21 (0:18)
c. Imitation et Inversion #25 (1:47)
d. Répétition #26 (1:07)
Quartetski Does Bartók
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
Quartetski (electric guitar, melodica: Bernard Falaise; bass clarinette, soprano saxophone, melodica; electric bass, synthesizer: Pierre-Yves Martel; violin: Joshua Zubot; drums: Isaiah Ceccarelli), director: Pierre-Yves Martel; recorded at Studio Resther; Montreal, March 2015; composer: Bela Bartók, "Mikrokosmos"; composition years: 1926-1939; total selections time: 4:34

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Carl: Chamber Concerto for Guitar and 10 Instruments
The Calm Bee in the Busy Hive --
I. Building the Hive (8:00)
II. Songs, Dances, and Laments of the Hive (8:16)
The Geography of Loss
New World Records/2016
solo guitar: Christopher Ladd; guitar 2: Don Hartington; vibraphone: Michael Anderson; flute: Michelle Stockman; clarinet: Brian Nekoloff; trumpet: Jess Turner; harp: Haley Hewitt; piano: Cihan Yucel; violin: Gwyneth Haydock; viola: Laura Krentzman; cello: Haeyoon Shin; conductor: Matthew Aubin; recorded at the Hartt School, Hartford, January 19, 2011; composition years: 2009, 2010; total time: 16:16

SET TWO
Jonty Harrison: ReCycle, Part 4 -- Streams
Environs
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
(electroacoustic music on 8-track tape); composed at Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK, 1999; premiered at the Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 4, 1999; composition year: 1999 (included as part 4 of the 4 part "ReCycle" cycle, completed 2006, premiered at the Klangfest, Birmingham, UK, May 25, 2007); time: 16:02

Bischoff/Brown/Erbe/Payne: CCM Flotsam #15
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artists)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College 
Centaur Records/1994
computer music: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne; recorded at CCM, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1993; time: 0:39

hour two

SET THREE
Sten Hanson: Rycyclings
Suite Brasiliera --
a. Apito (1:25)
b. Iemanjá (2:44)
c. Piranha (2:40)
d. Guerra (1:35)
e. Jogo de bicho (2:55)
f. Samba (2:29)
Sten Hanson -- Chrysopée Electronique series
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2001
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, 1993; total time: 13:35

The Har-You Percussion Group: Ngoma
Sounds of the Ghetto Youth
ESP-Disk, Ltd./2009 (orig. ORO LP/1967)
Gordon "Spider" Jones, Myles Matthews, Sam Turner, Billy King, Antonio Santa Cruz; percussion; Antonio Santa Cruz; voice; director: Roger "Montego Joe" Sanders; studio recording, New York City, 1967; time: 5:58

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

SET FOUR
Daniel Koppelman: Quintuple Escapement (W. Kleinsasser)
Escapement (CD/DVD) (various composers)
Everglade/2008
(for interactive software instrument); MIDI controller, computer: Daniel Koppelman; recorded at Ball State University's Center for Music, Muncie, Indiana, February 2003; composer: William Kleinsasser; time: 5:12

Douglas Doherty: Pacific 462
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music & Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 1997; time: 8:50

Paul Koonce: Hothouse
Walkabout & Back
Mode Records/2000
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 1992; time: 8:22

Marvin Johnson: Compendium II
Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Volume 1 (various artists)
EMF/2002
electroacoustic music realized on the New England Synclavier II at the Electronic Music Studios, University of Alabama, premiered at the 3rd Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, March 1994; time: 3:19

Frank Zappa: Whatever Happened to All the Fun in the World
Sheikh Yerbouti
Rykodisc/1995 (orig. Zappa LP/1979)
tape collage: Frank Zappa; time: 0:33

-- FIN --

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Martian Gardens, August 19, 2016

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

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 19, 2016

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Webcast date: August 19, 2016

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HOUR ONE

SET ONE
Michael Gatonska: Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)
Harmonic Constellations (various composers)
Works for Violin & Electronics
New World Records/2016
violin: Mari Kimura; recorded at Harvestworks Media, New York City; June 2015; composition year: 2013, revised 2015; time: 16:37

Colby Leider: Taedet animam meam (I am weary of my life)
Music from SEAMUS Volume 11 (various artists)
Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States/2002
computer, electroacoustic processing: Colby Leider; source material: Officium Defunctorium; composition year: 1999; time: 5:24

SET TWO
Conrad Cummings: Zephyr's Lesson
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 37 (various artists)
Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music TIMARA Studio
Centaur Records/2008
(for flute, cello, percussion, and stereo tape); flute: Elise Roy; cello: Steuart Pincombe; percussion: Jennifer Torrence; composition year: 1984; time: 11:45

Paula Matthusen: Sparrows in Supermarkets
Pieces for People
Innova Recordings/2015
(for soloist and 8-track tape); recorder: Terri Hron; recorded at Wesleyan University; composition year: 2011; time: 6:16

Jane Rigler: Pulsar 2
Rarefactions -- Compositions via Improvisations
Neuma Records/2015
bass flute, voice, electronics: Jane Rigler; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013-2014; time: 4:40

SET THREE
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Schlagtrio
Complete Early Percussion Works
Mode Records/2014
piano: Katalin Lukács; timpanis: Justin DeHart, Fabio Oliveira; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, October 2008; composition year: 1952, revised 1973; time: 16:08

HOUR TWO

George Crumb: Madrigals, Book II
I. Bebe el agua tranquila la canción añeja (1:57)
II. La muertre entre y sale de la taberna (3:05)
III. Cabillito negro ¿Dónde llevas tu jinete muerto?  (3:10)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 9
Bridge Records/2005
soprano: Tony Arnold; flute, alto flute, piccolo: Rachel Rudich; percussion: David Colson; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters; composition year: 1965; total time: 6:32

SET FOUR
Philip Mantione:
a. Track 8 (4:30)
b. Track 9 (excerpts) (2:00)
Fourteen
Scattered Music/2003
field recordings from New York City, computer-generated noise, samples: Philip Mantione; total time: 6:32

Maggi Payne: Apparent Horizon
Arctic Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
outer space manned craft and satellite transmissions, short wave radio signals, environmental sounds, processing: Maggi Payne; composition year: 1996; time: 11:52

SET FIVE
Amy Horvey: This one and that one side by side
Catchment
Paved Arts/2010
trumpet, trumpet harmonics: Amy Horvey; recorded at Paved Arts, Saskatoon; August 2010; time: 11:12

Michael Vogt: Kirke?
Argonautika
ReR Megacorp/1997
2 electrified tubas, 2 effects units, vocoders, tapes: Michael Vogt; time: 3:56

-- FIN --

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Martian Gardens, August 12, 2016

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
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Northampton, Mass.
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Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 12, 2016

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HOUR ONE

SET ONE
David Starobin: Steps
New Music with Guitar, Volume 10 (various composers)
Bridge Records/2016
soprano: Rosiland Rees; guitar: David Starobin; text: Frank O'Hara; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and letters, New York City, April 1976; time: 10:02

Bernadette Speach: Woman Without Adornment, part II
Reflections
Mode Records/2002
reciter, text: Thulani Davis; voice: Alva Rogers; guitar: Jeffrey Schanzer; bass: Mark Dresser; piano, conductor: Bernadette Speach; recorded at LRP Studios, New York City, 2000-2001, composition year: 1995; selection time: 5:27

ZNR: Le grande compositeur vu du face
Barricade 3
ReR Megacorp/1993 (orig. Isadora LP/1976)
piano, electric piano: Hector Zazou; piano, electric piano with echo: Joseph Racaille; ARP 2600 synthesizer: Gilly Bell; clarinets: Patick Portella; recorded at Gilly Bell's studio, Ventabren, France, January 1976; time: 2:55

Meredith Monk: Railroad (Travel Song)
Piano Songs
ECM/2014
solo piano: Bruce Brubaker; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 2012; composition year: 1981; time: 2:12

SET TWO
Paula Matthusen: in absentia
Pieces for People
Innova Recordings/2015
(for violin, piano, and miniature electronics); violin: Todd Reynolds; piano: Yvonne Troxler; composition year: 2008; time: 4:32

Jenny Olivia Johnson: Starling
Don't Look Back
Innova Recordings/2015
vocals: P. Lucy McVeigh, spoken vocals: Adam Weiner; clarinets: Eileen Mack; bassoon: Andrew Delcios; violin: Todd Reynolds; cellos: Peter Gregson, David Russell, Melinda Menzes; guitars: Lisa Liu; electric guitar, didgeridoo: Dan Kozak; pianos: Isabelle O'Connell, Eliko Akahori, Jake Penn Kozak; percussion: Jude Traxler; electronics, percussion, synthesizer, lyrics: Jenny Olivia Johnson; conductor: Nathaniel Berman; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York; time: 16:48

SET THREE
Judith Shatin: Piping the Earth
Piping the Earth
Captone Record/2003
The Moravian Philharmonic, conductor Joel Suben; recorded at Olomouc Cocert Hall, Czech Republic, September 2002; composition year: 1990; time: 8:27

Christian Wolff: Incidental Music 44
Incidental Music and Keyboard Miscelany
Mode Records/2015
piano: Christian Wolff; recorded at Radiohuset, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2005; composition years: 2003, 2004; time: 0:35

HOUR TWO

Robert Carl: The World Turned Upside Down
The Geography of Loss
New World Records/2016
Hartt Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Christopher Zimmermann; recorded at Belding Theater, Hartford, March 31, 2005; time: 9:43; based on the English ballad "The World Turned Upside Down"

SINGLE PLAY
Elainie Lillios: Earth Ascending
I. Earth Body, Light Body (4:48)
II. Wringcliff Beach (6:05)
III. Pool (4:22)
Music from SEAMUS Volume 11 (various artists)
SEAMUS/2002
(for female voice and fixed media); soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; composition year: 2001; total time: 15:20

SET FOUR
Richard Lainhart: Staring at the Moon
Ten Thousand Shades of Blue
XI Records/2001
(for realtime interactive computer with bowed and struck vibraphone); vibraphone, computer: Richard Lainhart; recorded at SUNY Albany Electronic Music Studio and O-Town Studio; composition year: 1987; time: 8:30

Johanna M. Beyer: Music of the Spheres
Women in Electronic Music -- 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2007 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for three electrical musical instruments, or strings, triangle and lion's roar); The Electric Weasel Ensemble (music easel synthesizers: Allen Strange, Stephen Ruppnthal, David Morse; pulse control: Brenda Hutchinson; frequency shifting, mix: Brenda Hutchinson; triangle: Charles Amirkhanian; recorded by Robert Shumaker, 1750 Arch Studios, 1977; composition year: 1938; time: 5:59

Laurie Spiegel: Kepler's Harmony of the Worlds
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012
GROOVE computer music system: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, 1977; time: 10:38

Curtis Roads: Sonal Atoms
CCMIX Paris -- Xenakis- UPIC - Continuum (various artists)
Mode Records/2001
computer music on tape, realized at Les Ateliers UPIC (CCMIX), Paris, 1998; 3:41

-- FIN --

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Martian Gardens, August 5, 2016

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

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 5, 2016

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Webcast date: August 5, 2016

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HOUR ONE

SET ONE
Ralph Samuelson: The Universal Flute (H. Cowell)
The Universal Flute
Innova Recordings/2016
shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; recorded at EastSide Studio, New York City, 2014, 2015; composer: Henry Cowell; composition year: 1946; time: 4:47

Henry Cowell: Suite for Wind Quintet
a. Allegretto (1:08)
b. Allegro (1:01)
c. Adagio cantibile (1:37)
d. Allegretto con moto (0:55)
Dancing With Henry
Mode Records/2001
The Cowell Quartet (flute: Leta Miller; oboe: Roger Wiesmeyer; clarinet: Mark Brandenburg; bassoon: Jane Orzel; horn: Joshua Garrett); recorded at the recital hall of the University of California Santa Cruz, January 2000; composition year: 1934; total time: 4:44

Hilda Paredes: Recuerdos del Porvenir
Señales
Mode Records/2016
Ensemble Recherche; recorded at SWR Freiburg, Heinrich Strobel Saal, Germany, April 24-25, 2012; composition year: 2006; time: 5:20

Karen Gottlieb: selections from Music for Harp with Percussion (L. Harrison)
a. Sonata in Ishtartum (1:57)
b. Beverly's Troubadour Music (1:30)
Music for Harp
Innova Recordings/2015
harp: Karen Gottlieb; percussion: William Winant, Daniel Kennedy; recorded 1994; composer: Lou Harrison; composition years; 1967-1977; total selections time: 3:27

SET TWO
Ben Johnston: selections from The Tavern
a. Prelude (0:45)
b.Who Says Words with My Mouth (3:41)
Ruminations
MicroFest Records/2014
microtonal guitar, voice: John Schneider; text: Rumi; recorded at Studio 34, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 1998; total selections time: 4:26

Stephen Dickman: Who Says Words
Who Says Words
New World Records/1999
baritone: Thomas Buckner; cello: Michael Finckel; text: Rumi; recorded at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1996; composition year: 1992; time: 6:16

Anouar Brahem Trio: Aube Rouge à Grozny
Astrakhan Café
ECM/2000
clarinet: Barbaros Erköse; darbouka: Lassad Hosni; recorded at the Monastery of St. Gerold, Austria; time: 4:18

Jerome Cooper & Thomas Buckner: All Out
Alone, Together, Apart
Mutable Music/2002
full-spectrum voice: Thomas Buckner; keyboard, tonal rhythmic generator; sock cymbal; Jerome Cooper; time: 4:06

SET THREE
Martin Supper: gEXXb*
Benjamin Boretz 9x9 (various artists)
Open Space/2015
tuning fork, computer processing (composition "EXX"): Martin Supper; recorded in Berlin, Germany, composition year: 2004; time: 5:39
*g for Grell (August Eduard), German composer who developed a series of tuning forks; b for 
Benjamin Boretz

Warren Burt: Lucas (2-1) C Right Drone (excerpt)
Four Microtonal Immersions for iPad
Scarlet Aardvark/2014
apps, iPad: Warren Burt; composition year: 2014; excerpt time: 5:00

HOUR TWO

Brian Belet: Still Harmless [BASS]ically
Electroacoustic Music
CD-R/2006
(for Kyma interactive computer processing environment and electric bass); electric bass: Brian Belet; recorded at San Jose Stat University; composition year: 2000; time: 7:05

SET FOUR
Lee Noyes & J.C. Combs: Ominous Forecast
Confessions of a Deviant Machine
Con-V Edition/2011
percussion, prepared piano, electronics, processing: Lee Noyes; electronics, piano, processing: J.C. Combs; recorded in Dunedin, Arizona, and Seattle, Washington, 2009-2011; time: 4:05

John Luther Adams: In the Rain
In the Place We Began
Cold Blue Music/2009
environmental sounds, tapes, processing; mastered at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, 2009; composition year: 2008; tapes recorded by John Luther Adams in the early 1970s; time: 8:53

Jorge Antunes: Invocação em defesa da máquina
I. A máquina não desumanziza a música (2:35)
II. Reflexão (1:03)
III. A música humaniza a máquina (5:13)
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for 4 percussionists, 4 metronomes, and electronic sounds); percussion: Adriano Letzel, Arturo Uribe, Bruno Cabrera, Catarina Percinio, Clenio Henrique, Rosângela Rhafaelle, Rubens Lopes, Sérgio Coutinho; recorded at Teatro Maria de Lourdes Sekeff, the Art Institute of UNESP, São Paulo, March 27, 2010; composition year: 1968; total time: 8:51

SET FIVE
Robert Scott Thompson: S-Foam
Sanctum
EMF/2007
electroacoustic music processed from Styrofoam objects: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2006; time: 6:30

R. Weis: The Reaper & Me
Web of Illusion
R. Weis/1998
samples, sampler: Robert Weis; mix: Paul Ruest, The Argot Network, New York City; time: 3:01

TriAngular Bent: Set 1
TriAngular Bent
TriAngular Bent Records/2016
gong, computer, electronics: Don Preston; cello, bent circuits: Jeff Boynton; computer, electronics: Philip Mantione; time: 9:34

Musicians of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event, 12/14/04
Music for Merce 1952--2009 (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
laptop, violin, psalter: David Behrman; electric guitar, live electronics: John King; laptop: George Lewis; excerpt from December 14, 2004, performance, New York City; time: 3:54

-- FIN --

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Martian Gardens, July 29, 2016

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

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 22, 2016

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Webcast: Fridays 3:00 a.m. -- 5: a.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 22, 2016

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HOUR ONE

SET ONE
Tõnu Kõrvits: Viimane Laev/The Last Ship
Mirror
ECM/2016
(for male choir, bass drum, and strings); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste; text: Juhan Smuul; recorded at Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia, February 2013; composition year: 2008; time: 6:26

George Crumb: Poor Wayfaring Stranger (trad., arr. G. Crumb)
from Unto The Hills (An Appalachian Song Cycle), American Songbook III
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Seven
Bridge Records/2003
soprano: Ann Crumb; Orchestra 2001 (piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: Susan M. Jones, David Nelson, KIenneth Miller, William Paul Kerrigan), conductor: James Freeman; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, June 2003, composition year: 2002; time: 6:33

Airi Yoshioka: For Airi (E. Wallen)
Sueños Misticos
Contemporary Music by Latin American Composers
Neuma Recordings/2015
violin: Airi Yoshioka; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, September 2011; composer: Errollyn Wallen; composition year: 2008; time: 5:16

SET TWO
Sumbawa musicians: Lopi Penge (excerpt)
Music of Indonesia 16
Music from the Southeast -- Sumbawa, Sumba, Timor
Smithsonian Folkways/1988
violin with female vocals; recorded in Bima, Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, 1997; time: 5:51

Terry Jenoure:
a. Treasure (3:07)
b. Suspense (2:40)
Purple & Silk
The Orchard/1999
violin, voice: Terry Jenoure (a. words and music: Terry Jenoure; b. words: Frederick C. Tillis, music: Terry Jenoure); recorded at Sound Design Studios, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1999; total time: 5:47

John Cage: Child of Tree
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: 1975; time: 8:11

Meredith Monk: Porch
Key
Lovely Music, Ltd./1995 (orig. Increase LP, 1971)
solo vocals: Meredith Monk; time: 2:16

HOUR TWO

SET THREE
The Vocal Constructivists: Treatise, movement 2, pages 111-135 (C. Cardew)
Walking Still
Innova Recordings/2014
The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, 2011, composer: Cornelius Cardew; composition years: 1963-1967; arr. Jane Alden; time: 7:05

Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (excerpt)
Treatise
Mode Records/2009
The QUaX Ensemble, director: Petr Kotik; recorded live in Prague, 1967; composition years: 1963-1967; excerpt time: 8:05

George Hurd: Navigation Without Numbers
Navigation Without Numbers
Innova Recordings/2016
violin: Carla Kihlstedt; electronics: George Hurd; recorded at Ear Relevant Audio and Ex'Pression Studio; time: 4:53

SET FOUR
Chris Brown: 11-7-6-4
Six Primes
New World Records/2016
piano: Chris Brown; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, July 2015; composition year: 2015; time: 8:01

Philip Mantione: Country Inn
Containers
Scattered Music/2000
samples, computer: Philip Mantione; composition year: 2000, for Alysse Stepanian's video "Country Inn," time: 6:06

Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; voice, guitar: Gary Heidt: composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

SET FIVE
Christopher Shultis: Friends
An Illusion of Desire
Neuma Records/2016
voice, text: Christopher Shultis; piano: John Bartlett; crotales: Douglas Nottingham; composition years: 1990, 1991; time: 9:04

Reconnaissance Fly: Oh! Goldfinch Cage
Flower Futures
Edgetone Records/2014
voice, flute, guitar: Polly Moller; keyboards: Amanda Chaudhary; clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone: Rich Lesnick; bass guitar, electronics: Tim Walters; drums: Larry the O; recorded in San Francisco; time: 8:13

Steve Layton: The Projector's Celluloid Song
Strange Neighborhoods
ImprovFriday/2011
performers: Peter Thorn, Manu Zerbib, Jeff Duke, Kavin Allenson; mixed, mashed, mastered by Steve Layton; time: 6:45

-- FIN --

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Martian Gardens, July 22, 2016


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

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 22, 2016

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Webcast: Fridays 3:00 a.m. -- 5: a.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 22, 2016

Coming soon: Downloadable Martian Gardens podcast

HOUR ONE

SINGLE PLAY
Meredith Monk: Ellis Island
Piano Songs
ECM New Series/2014
pianos: Ursula Oppens, Bruce Brubaker; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 2012; composition year: 1981; time: 2:59

SET ONE
The Gregg Smith Singers: I Have Heard... (D. Hindman)
Like Shining
Living Music Foundation/2001
The Gregg Smith Singers, director: Gregg Smith; recorded at Canterbury Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama; composer: Dorothy Hindman; composition year: 1993; text: Walt Whitman; time: 5:06

Orlando Jacinto Garcia: On the Eve of the Second Year Anniversary of Morton's Death
La Belleza del Silencio (The Beauty of Silence)
O.O. Discs/1991
The Gregg Smith Singers, director: Gregg Smith; composition year: 1989; time: 12:55

(In memory of Gregg Smith, August 21, 1931 -- July 12, 2016)

Morton Feldman: Four Songs to e.e. cummings
a. !blac  (0:41)
b. air (0:32)
c. (sitting in a tree-) (1:17)
d. moan (0:42)
Voices and Instruments
Mode Records/2002
members of The Barton Workshop -- soprano: Claron McFadden; piano: Frank Denyer; cello: John Addison; texts: e.e. cummings; recorded in The Netherlands 1998-2000; composition year: 1951; total time: 3:05

SET TWO
Jenny Olivia Johnson: The After Time (Dancing)
Don't Look Back
Innova Recordings/2015
vocals: Megan Schubert, Amanda Crider; ingredients may include: clarinets: Eileen Mack; bassoon: Andrew Delcios; violin: Todd Reynolds; cellos: Peter Gregson, David Russell, Melinda Menzes; guitars: Lisa Liu; electric guitar, didgeridoo: Dan Kozak; pianos: Isabelle O'Connell, Eliko Akahori, Jake Penn Kozak; percussion: Jude Traxler; electronics, percussion, synthesizer, lyrics: Jenny Olivia Johnson; conductor: Nathaniel Berman; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York; time: 5:58

Reconnaissance Fly: The Animal Trade in Canada
Flower Futures
Edgetone Records/2014
voice, flute, guitar: Polly Moller; keyboards: Amanda Chaudhary; clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone: Rich Lesnick; bass guitar, electronics: Tim Walters; drums: Larry the O; recorded in San Francisco; time: 8:13

Alan Sondheim:
a. 782 (1:57)
b. 770 (3:21)
Ritual-All-7-70
ESP-Disk/2008 (orig. LP/1967)
vocals: Ruth Ann Hutchinson; bass: Chris Mattheson; tabla: Barry Sugarman; suling, xylophone: Alan Sondheim; recorded in Providence, Rhode Island, January 1967; total selections time: 5:18

Joseph Bertolozzi: Continuum
Tower Music
Bertolozzi Plays the Eiffel Tower
Innova Recordings/2015
percussion, samples: Joseph Bertolozzi (samples from The Audio Library of the Eiffel Tower, Paris), composition year: 2014; time: 3:19

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet, Movement 3 -- Fast
Third Coast Percussion performs Steve Reich
Çedille/2016
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, December 15-19, 2014; composition year: 2009; time: 5:03

Jorge Reyes: Argol Sagrado
The Flayed God
Staalplaat/1994
percussion: Jorge Reyes; recorded El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City, 1990; remixed by Steve Roach and Jorge Reyes, The Timeroom, Tucson, Arizona; time: 1:30

HOUR TWO

SET THREE
Philip Mantione: Motel
Motel
Scattered Music/2001
motel room telephone comments/noises curated by Phil Mantione; processing; Phil Mantione; recorded for the "One Night Stand" art show (Tamara Fites, Michael Lewis Miller); Farmers's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles, July 2001; time: 15:12

Twisted Tutu: Touchtone Tony
Play Nice
O.O. Discs/1999
telephony, processing: Eve Beglarian, Ben Rubin; phone message: Touchtone Tony, the Hotline Homeboy; composition year: 1994; time: 1:43

Lee Noyes & J.C. Combs: Confessions
Confessions of a Deviant Machine
Con-V Edition/2011
percussion, prepared piano, electronics, processing: Lee Noyes; electronics, piano, processing: J.C. Combs; recorded in Dunedin, Arizona, and Seattle, Washington, 2009-2011; time: 4:05

SET FOUR
Erdem Helvacıoğlu: Blank Mirror
Wounded Breath
Aucourant Records/2008
electroacoustic music: Erdem Helvacıoğlu; recorded at Itu Miam Studio, Istanbul, Turkey; composition year: 2006; time: 9:36

Joseph Byrd: Water Music
NYC 1960-1963
New World Records/2013
electronic tape and percussion; percussion: Alan Zimmerman; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, October 16, 2010; composition year: 1963; time: 12:46

SET FIVE
Jane Rigler: Internally Rarefied (index one)
Rarefactions
Neuma Records/2015
piccolo, electronics: Jane Rigler; prepared guitar, banjo: Janet Feder; piano, farfisa organ, Nintendeo DS, keyboards: Shoko Nagai; percussion, electronics: Satoshi Takeishi; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013, 2014; time: 3:21

Francis Dhomont: Studio de nuit
Jalons
empreintes DIGITALes/2002
electroacoustic music on stereo tape realized at the composer's studio, Avignon, France, 1992; spoken voice: Francis Dhomont; additional comments: Laurie Radford, Pierre Daboval, Justice Olsson, Marie Pelletier, Jean-François Denis, and Pierre Louet; premiered at Futura 95: Acousma international 12, Crest, Drôme, France, September 2, 1995; time: 3:00

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Martian Gardens, July 15, 2016



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HOUR ONE
Meredith Monk: Parlour Games
Piano Songs
ECM New Series/2014
pianos: Ursula Oppens, Bruce Brubaker; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 2012; composition year: 1988; time: 7:31

Chris Brown: 13-7-6-4
Six Primes
for piano in 13-limit just intonation
New World Records/2016
piano: Chris Brown; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, July 2015; composition year: 2014; time: 8:53

Ursula Mamlok: The Birds Dream
I. The Mocking Bird/Die Spottdrossel (Andante) (0:35)
II. The Sparrow/Der Sperling (Vivo) (0:33)
III. The Catbird/Die Katzendrossel (Grazioso) (1:07)
IV. The Nightingale/Die Nachtigall (Lento) (1:14)
V. The Blackbird/Die Amsel (Poco pesante e misterioso) (0:45)
VI. The Parrot/Der Papagei/Allegretto scherzando) (0:35)
Ursula Mamlok Volume 5
Bridge Records/2016
piano: Kurt Groschopp; recorded at Deutschland Kultur, Berlin, "Studio Britz," September 2014; composition year: 1944; total time: 4:42

Judith Shatin: Three Summers Heat
a. Just Now the Sea-Green Banners Fly (2:09)
b. Just Now the Early Peach is Red (1:57)
c. It's Midsummer and Too Hot to Walk (3:29)
d. Summer Earth is Windless. Heat Still Presses (1:49)
e. Light Clothes! Few Clothes! (2:00)
f. I Remember Desire like White Light (3:20)
g. I Raise my Head to Look at T'ung Trees (2:20)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 29 [various artists]
Music from VCCM: Virginia Center for Computer Music University of Virginia
Centaur Records/1999
soprano: Susan Narucki; text: Tzu Yeh (Chin Dynasty); recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, August, 1998; composition year: 1989; total time: 17:48

Steve Layton & ImprovFriday:
a. Summer Night Sounds (2:47)
b. Summer Conversations (5:45)
Summer Mirages
ImprovFriday/2012
musicians: Bruce Hamilton (a,b), Chris Vaisvil (b), Steve Moshier (b), Kevin Allenson (b), Jim Goodin (a), mixed by Steve Layton at the composer's studio, June 2012; total time: 8:32

John Luther Adams: Wood Thrush
Songbirdsongs
Mode Records/2012
The Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston; recorded October 3, 2006; composition years: 1974-1979, revised 2006; time: 4:35 

HOUR TWO
Robert Scott Thompson: Fog Index, Part 4
Siren
Aucourant Records/2008 (orig. 1999)
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 1998; time: 6:00

Mari Kimura: Scuffle and Snap (E. Chasalow)
Harmonic Constellations (various composers)
Works for Violin & Electronics 
New World Records/2016
violin: Mari Kimura; recorded May 2014, Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York; composer: Eric Chasalow; composition year: 2010; time: 5:48

John Cage: Second Construction
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion (Owen Clayton Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore); Recorded at Bouttell Memorial Concert Hall, University of Northern Illinois, De Kalb, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 7:50

Joseph Bertolozzi: A Thousand Feet of Sound/Troi cents metres de son
Tower Music
Bertolozzi Plays the Eiffel Tower
Innova Recordings/2015
percussion, samples: Joseph Bertolozzi (samples from The Audio Library of the Eiffel Tower, Paris), composition year: 2014; time: 5:11

R. Weis: Tubular March
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2012
sampler, samples: Robert Weis (samples: two cardboard tubes dropping, single vocal tone); recorded at the composer's studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, time: 2:16

Dariusz Mazurowski: Part 7 -- Fait Accompli
Non Acoustic Symphony
Neuma Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Dariusz Mazurowski; recorded at the De eM Studio, Gdansk, Poland, 2011-2013; time: 5:54

Adrian Moore: Power Tools (v1)
Compendium International -- Bourges 2004
Mnemosyne Musique Media/2004
electroacoustic music on stereo tape realized at the composer's studio, mixed at Studio Cricé, IMEB, Bourges, February 2004; premiered at Palais Jacques-Cœur, the Synthèse Festival, Bourges, June 4, 2004; time: 14:24; see also: empreintes DIGITALes

Jorges Antunes: Canto Selvagem (Savage Song)
Savage Songs
Early Brazilian Electronic Music 1961-1970
Pogus Productions/2002
electronic music: Jorge Antunes; produced at the Antunes Studio of Chromo-Musical Research and the Villa Lobos Institute, Rio de Janeiro, 1967; time: 3:00

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