Saturday, July 26, 2014

Martian Gardens radio for July 27 & July 30, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 27, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 30, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Earle Brown: Three Pieces(No. 2)
Yvar Mikhashoff - Panorama of American Music [various artists]
From Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1951; time: 1:45

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 

John Cage: Variations III
for one or any number of people performing any actions
Variations I-III
Mode Records/2003
electronics: John D.S. Adams, D'Arcy Philip Gray, Andrew R. Miller (MOTION Ensemble); recorded at Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, New Brusnwick, Canada, June 19, 2001; composition years: 1962-1963; time: 20:00

Carey Nutman: Moon Spin 2001
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music and Video/2013
electronics: Carey Nutman; time: 9:04

Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing IV
Images Will Descend to the Ground
a. The waves are bitter (0:39)
b. Truth will remain simple, and gigantic wheels, will ride the bitter waves (1:13)
c. And images will descend to the ground (1:52)
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: 3:36

Paul Dolden: excerpts from Who Has the Biggest Sound?
a. The Village Wind Orchestra - The Answer is Blowing in the Winds (3:37)
b. Who Has the Biggest Noise (2:00)
c. To Play or Not to Play? (1:00)
d. The Village Wind Orchestra - more Blowing in the Wind (2:55)
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer's studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 10:32

Louis Dufort: Hi_Res
Trans_Canada -- ZKM/Karlsruhe [various artists]
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the zkm, Germany, premiered at trans_canada, zkm, Mediantheater, Karlsruhe, German, 2005; composition year: 2005; time 13:37

Louis Dufort: Matério_*
Montreal Sound Matter [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2006
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, premiered at Spatio Lumino — Festival Montréal / Nouvelles musiques 2007, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), Montreal, February 24, 2007; composition year: 2006

Françoise Barrière: Aujourd'hui
Par Temps Calme Et Ensoleillé  
Le Chant De Monde/1992
electroacoustic music realized at Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges, 1975, time: 18:53

Alvin Curran: Canti Illuminati II
Solo Works -- The '70s
New World Records/2010
instruments, tapes, processing: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, 1974; composition year: 1977; time: 19:00

Jorge Antunes: Sinfonia Das Diretas (Direct Elections Symphony)
Sinfonia Das Diratas
Sistrum Edições Musicais Ltda/1995
for choir, ensemble, electronic effects and car horns; composed for Diretas Já, 1984; excerpt time: 20:00

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bells & Whistles for July 24, 2014

Bells & Whistles
A survey of world music and its derivatives
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 24, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Brian Eno with Rick Holland:
a. Dream Birds (2:20)
b. The Airman (3:05)
Drums Between the Bells
Warp Records/2011
instruments: Brian Eno; poems: Rick Holland, violin: Neill Catchpole; a. voice: Caroline Wildi; b. voice: Aylie Cooke; total time: 5:25

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde:  Cells & Bells
High Life
Warp Records/2014
voice, treatments: Brian Eno; guitar loop: Karl Hyde; reverb atmosphere, keyboard: Fred Gibson; reverb guitar: Leo Abrahams; lyrics: Rick Holland; recorded 2014; time: 7:41

Holger Czukay: Boat-Woman Song (Ho-Mai-Nhi) (excerpt)
OHM--The Early Gurus of Electronic Music--1948-1980 [various artists]
Ellipsis Arts/2000
electronics, processing, samples: Holger Czukay, Rolf Dammers; samples --  Adam de la Halle: unnamed polyphonic rondeau; Vietnamese women singing folk song;
recorded at Inner Space, Köln, 1969; excerpt time: 5:00

Hoang Oanh:
a. Ho Huế (Boat Song of the Huế)
b. Ly Con Sao (Song of the Blackbirds)
Eternal Voices
Traditional Vietnamese Music in the U.S.A.
New Alliance/1994
vocals: Hoang Oanh; Đàn tranh (zither), Đàn nguyệt (two-stringed lute): Nguyen Thuyet Phong; produced by the Center for the Study of World Musics, Kent State University, Ohio, 1987; music, lyrics: traditional; time: 3:50

Music from Vietnam --
a. Moong Duc Thang: Hroong Jew's Harp (1:43)
b. Ya' Sun: Hur Suul Tlaa Blowing Pipe (0:21)
c. Me Van Uoung: Tnheek Chordophone (1:09)
d. Mi Thi Thoan: Teum Song (3:16)
Bamboo on the Mountains
Kmhmu Highlanders from Southeast Asia and the U.S.
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
a. recorded at Ban Xop Pot, Kim Da Commune, uong Duong District, Nighe An, Vietnam, April 14, 1994; b. recorded at Ban Nong Quang; Nghia Son Commune, Van Chan District, Yen Bai, Vietnam, June 10, 1990; c., d. recorded at Ban Cap Na, Ta Loc Commune, Mai Son District, Son La, Vietnam, May 6, 1994; total time: 6:27

Dorota Czerner: Dunes
Open Space 24 (Czerner/Barkin)
Open Space/2009
voice, poem: Dorota Czerner; recorded in 2009; time: 8:25

Alvin Curran/John Cage: Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape
Maritime Rites
New World Records/2004
voice, words: John Cage mixed with the diaphone horn of the Nantucket II Lightship and the interior of the broken horn of the Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard; field recordings: 1984; composition completed: 1985; time: 11:22

Jorge Liderman: Walking Dances 
a. Movement I (6:40)
b. Movement II (2:40)
c. Movement III (4:19)
Walking Dances
Bridge Records/2004
guitar: David Tanenbaum; composition year: 1998; time: 13:39

Rafael Arias: Feria
Andean Guitar 
Sukay World Music/1996
guitar: Rafael Arias; composition: traditional Bolivian, Alfredo Domingues; recorded at Coast Studios, Austin, Texas; time: 3:34

Jorge Alfano: Churi Inti (Sun Guardian)
Inti -- Mystical Music of the Andes
quena (wooden flute), charango (Andean lute), rattles, composition: Jorge Alfano; recorded in New York City; time: 4:03

Steve Roach: Opening the Space
Holding the Space -- Fever Dreams II
Timeroom Editions/2004
six-foot agave didgeridoo: Steve Roach; voice: Jennifer Grais; composed and recorded at Timeroom Studios, Tucson, Arizona; time: 6:18

David Hudson: Air Cave
The Art of the Didjeridu -- selected pieces 1987-1997
Black Sun (Celestial Harmonies)/1997 
didgeridu, composition: Michael Hudson; recorded in Australia and Tucson, Arizona; time: 6:33

Stephen Kent:
a. Energizer (2:33)
b. Yekke -- Terrestrial Mix (5:05)
Family Tree
City of Tribes/1997
didgeridu, composition: Stephen Kent; djembe: Suru Ekeh, drum kit: Matt Butler; recorded at Emeryville Recording Studios, California, 1994-1997; time: 7:38

Muslimgauze: Maroon of Gaza
percussion, tapes: Bryn Jones; recorded in Manchester, England, 1995; time: 8:33

Muslimgauze: Myth and Tyrants
Daft Records/1995
percussion, tapes: Bryn Jones, recorded in Manchester, England, 1995; time: 3:22

Music of Islam, Istanbul --
a. Peşhrev (Prelude) (from the Sema Ritual) (2:54)
b. Kamanche Taksim (Kamancheh mprovisation) (from the Sema Ritual) 1:35
c. Tanbour Taksim (bowed tanbour improvisation) (from Mystic Music Concert) 1:53) 
The Music of Islam Volume Nine
Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes
Celestial Harmonies/1997
a. full Dervish ensemble; b. kamanche: Sedat Icoz; c. bowed tanbour: Mustafa Öksüz; recorded at the Great Süleymaniye Mosque Complex, Istanbul, Turkey; total time: 6:00

The Music of Islam, Marrakesh --
Ūlād Bāmbāra
The Music of Islam Volume Six
Al-Maghrib, Gnawa Music, Marrakesh, Morocco 
Celestial Harmonies/1997
lead vocal: Marchane Abdelkbir Lechhab; percussion, vocals: Hamzaoui Ahmed, Kharmouss Mahdjoub; recorded at Marrakesh Studios, Morocco; time: 10:39

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Martian Gardens for July 20 & 23, 2014

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

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


George Crumb: from Ancient Voices of Children
a. Dances of the Ancient Earth (2:30)
b. Ghost Dance (2:08)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 9
Bridge Records/2005
oboe: Kathryn Dupuy Cooper; mandolin: David Starobin; musical saw: Dale Stuckenbruck; harp: Courtney Hershey Bress; piano: Susan Grace; percussion: John Kinzie, Mark Foster, William Hill; conductor: David Colson; composition year: 1970; time: 4:38

Johanna Beyer: IV
Meehan/Perkins Duo -- Restless, Endless, Tactless
Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
percussion: Meehan/Perkins Duo, recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 9, 2009; composition year: 1935; time: 2:01

Morton Feldman: Structures
String Quartet No. 1, etc.
Mode Records/2014
Flux Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Felix Fan); recorded at Spin Recordings Studio, Long Island City, New York, December 7, 2011; composition year: 1951; time: 5:55

Morton Feldman: Vertical Thoughts 5
Only -- Works for Voice and Instruments
New Albion Records/1996
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (violin: Roy Malan, tuba: Peter Wahrhaftig, percussion: William Winant; celeste: Marvin Tartak; voice: Joan La Barbara); recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, January 18, 1995; composition year: 1963; time: 5:19

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

Stuart Saunders Smith: A River Rose
I. (2:45)
II. (3:10)
III. (1:40)
IV. (2:43)
V. (3:02)
A River Rose -- Music for Violin
New World Records/2014
violin: Ari Yoshioka; vibraphone: José "Zeca" Lacerda; recorded at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Fall 2013; composition year: 2005; total time: 13:21

Stuart Saunders Smith: Family Portraits -- Delbert
Sylvia Smith -- The Year Begins To Be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
solo percussion, spoken voice: Sylvia Smith; text: Stuart Saunders Smith; recorded at UMBC; composition year: 1994; time: 3:45

Dorota Czerner: Fireflies
Open Space 29 (Barkin/Czerner/Boretz)
Open Space/2012
voice, text: Dorota Czerner; electronic sound: Benjamin Boretz; time: 4:35

Linda Dusman: Magnificat -- Ida Ida
Sounding Out! [various artists]
Everglade Records/2010
voice, electronics: Linda Dusman; text: Gertrude Stein; composition year: 2009; time: 6:14

Shelley Hirsch: Blanche Dubois
voice, text: Shelley Hirsch; text: Shelley Hirsch (after Tennessee Williams); electronics: David Weinstein; composition year: 1987; time: 3:38

Brian Eno and David Byrne: A Secret Life
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Nonesuch Records/2006 (orig. Virgin LP/1981)
sampled voice: Samira Tawfik; percussion, synthesizers, treatments; Brian Eno, David Byrne; recorded 1979; time: 2:30

Eno + Hyde: Cells & Bells
High Life
Warp Records/2014
voice, treatments: Brian Eno; guitar loop: Karl Hyde; reverb atmosphere, keyboard: Fred Gibson; reverb guitar: Leo Abrahams; lyrics: Rick Holland; recorded 2014; time: 7:41

David Bowie: Warszawa
Rykodisc/1991 (orig. EMI LP/1977)
composer: Brian Eno; vocals: David Bowie; piano, synthesizers: Brian Eno; recorded at Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France and Hansa Studio, West Berlin, 1976; time: 6:17

Elainie Lillios: Backroads
a. Shoe Factory (3:51)
b. Tree Tunnel (3:29)
c. Elevator (3:31)
Entre espaces (Between Spaces)
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
realized at the composer's studio, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2002; premiered at  the Rien a voir (12) at Espace GO, Montreal, September 13, 2002; composition year: 2002; time: 10:51

Luc Ferrari: Le Sexe (Chanson 3 from Chansons pour le corps)
Chansons pour le corps; Et si tout entière maintenant
Mode Records/1999
Nouvelle Orchestre Philharmonique, conductor: Yves Prin; voice: Elise Caron; synthesizer: Michel Musseau; texts: Collette Fellous; recorded in concert at the GRM, Salle Olivier Messiaen, Maison de Radio France, Paris, March 18, 1995; composition years: 1988-1994; time: 12:40

Jon Rose: 
a. Reversed Spam (3:35)
b. Buzz Buzz (0:48)
c. Whipped Cream (2:39)
The Hyperstring Project
New Dynamics of Rogue Counterpoint
ReR Megacorp/2000
computer-processed violin systems: Jon Rose; recorded at The Hospital and STEIM studios, Amsterdam, August 1999; total time: 6:13

Jon Rose: The Massage Parlor (from Bagni di Dolabella)
The Fence
ReR Megacorp/1998
The Orchestra of Ancient Guts, conductor: Dr. Johannes Rosenberg; voice: Vinetta Paraldi; recorded at RAI Studios, Rome, September 1993; time: 3:36

Guy Barash: Seven Testimonies
from The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands 
Facts About Water
Innova Recordings/2014
voice: Victor Poison-Tete; keyboard: Anthony Coleman; guitar: Ron Anderson; bass: Dave Hofstra; drums: Mike Pride; digital signal processing: Guy Barash; text: Nick Flynn; recorded at EastSide Sound and Studio zOaR, New York City; time: 8:53

Annea Lockwood: Tiger Balm
Source -- Music of the Avant Garde [various artists]
Source Records 1-6, 1968-1971
Pogus Productions/2008
electronic music on tape; recorded at Tangent Studio, London, and The Electronic Music Studio, Goldsmith College, 1970; time: 10:26

Michael Trommer: The Night Paddler 
MusicWorks #119, Summer 2014 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
field recordings: Michael Trommer; time: 9:01

Steven Naylor: I Wish
Deep Wireless 7 [various artists]
Radio Art Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2010
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic  Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK, 2000, premiered at the Novars concert, Birmingham, November 21, 2001; composition year: 2000; time: 9:47

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bells & Whistles for July 17, 2014

Bells & Whistles

A survey of world music and its derivatives

Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 17, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Bora Yoon: Doppler Dreams

Sunken Cathedral
Innova Recordings/2014
vocals, bells, percussion: Bora Yoon; time: 7:45

Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares:
a. A Young Maiden is Arriving (1:03)
b. A Soft Wind is Blowing (3:00)
Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony
Mesa Recordings/1993
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, director: Dora Hristova; recorded live at Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim, Norway March, 10th 1993; style: Bulgarian female folk choir; total time: 4:03

Yasna Voices:
a. Dreams Song (2:49)
b. Seamstress Work Song (2:19)
c. Harvest Calls (0:35)
Yasna Voices
Yasna Vooices: Sue Dennis, Kristen Espeland, Rachel Freeman, Joy Nirenstein, Sarah Small, Corinna Snyder, Erin Strafford; director: Vlada Touma; (a,b,c: traditional; arr. Nicolai Kaufman, Vlada Touma); recorded at Manhattan Producers Alliance, New York City, October 10, 2004; style: Bulgarian female folk choir; total time: 6:33

Meredith Monk: Travellers 4/Churchyard Entertainment
Book of Days
voices: Robert Een, Andrea Goodman, Meredith Monk, Nicky Paraiso, Naaz Hosseini, Ching Gonzalez. Joan Barber, Timothy Sawyer, John Eppler; keyboards: Nurit Tilles; recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City, June 1989; style: mixed chorus, extended vocals; time: 6:34

István Mártha, Szkárosi Endre, Sándor Bernáth:
a. Church (3:35)
b. October (1:05)
The Wind Rises
ReR Megacorp/1998
a. vocal: Márta Sebestyén; organ: Istvan Martha; b. rain, thunderstorm; recorded in Hungary and Romania, 1973, 1987; style: Hungarian folks song and field recordings; total time: 4:40

The Skein: Jingle Bitch
Cities and Eyes
Henceforth Records/2009
electric accordion, sound effects, samples, live processing, piano, voice: Andrea Parkins; electronics, voice: Jessica Constable; recorded at Studio G, Brooklyn, New York, 2004 - 2008; style: experimental; time: 3:26

Márta Sebestyén: Tavasz Tavasz (Spring, Spring)
vocals: Márta Sebestyén; electronics, wind instruments: Károly Cserepes; backing vocals: Anna Cserepes, Levente Szörényi; drums: Donászi Tibor; violin: Janos Hasur; bass: Szabolcs Szoranyi; chime bells: Laszlo Hortobagyi; electric double bass: Mihály Huszár; recorder: Ferenc Kiss; recorded in Hungary; style: Hungarian folk, pop; time: 3:43

Huun-Huur-Tu & The Bulgarian Voices »Angelite«: Lonely Bird
Fly, Fly My Sadness
overtone solo voices: Sonja Iovkova, Anatoly Kuular; arr. Mikhail Alperin; choir: the Bulgarian Voices »Angelite«, recorded at the Studio of Bulgarian Television, Sofia, November 1995; style: Bulgarian Choir and Tuvan overtone throat singing; time: 10:57

Monks Of Loseling Dratsang Of Drepung Monastery: Ngontog Gyan
Ornament for Clear Realization
Tibet: The Heart of Dharma
Ellipsis Arts/1996
chanting, percussive accompaniment: Loeseling Dratsang monks: style: traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting; time: 12:44

Steve Roach: Serpent's Rebirth
At the Edge of Everything
Timeroom Editions/2013
electronics, synthesizers, percussion, didgiridoo, processed voice, harmonica, looping: Steve Roach; fujara-overtone flute, hand percussion, voice: Vidna Obmana; free drum: Jeffrey Fayman; recorded at The E-Live Festival, Veldhoven, Netherlands, September 11, 2000; style: ambient, tribal; time: 12:25

Fritz Hauser: Deep Time (excerpt)
Deep Time
Deep Listening/2005
accordion, extended instrument system: Pauline Oliveros; extended instrument system, electronics, miscellaneous instruments: David Gamper; saxophones: Urs Leimgruber; percussion: Fritz Hauser; recorded in Basel, Switzerland, May 1991; style: experimental, improvisational; excerpt time: 4:00

Wendy Mae Chambers: Snake of the Deep Waters
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; style: percussion tone poem; time: 4:42

Emilio Barreto: Equa O
Liberation Theology
Music for Future Ancestors
Luz Productions/2002
vocals: Emilio Barreto; bass: Melvin Gibbs; percussion: Nami Assis; saxophone: Michael Garr; drums: Tarrion Guilly; trumpet: Graham Haynes; guitar: James Hurt; turntables: DJ Logic; keyboards: John Medeski; style: Afro-Cuban jazz; time: 3:15

Cheb I Sabbah: Madh Assalhin (Praising of the Saints)
La Kahena
Six Degrees/2005
electronics, processing: Cheb I Sabbah; lead voice, tabla: Lala Kaboura Ben Faraj; voices, bendirs, tryer: Fatima Khaelef, Tarjima Khabouj, Fatema Legren, Zoubida Azzarkaoula; style: Indian percussion, electronica; time: 8:11

Muslimgauze: Curfew, Gaza
Extreme Records/1992
percussion, composition: Bryn Jones; vocals, Arabic percussion: Zarawar Singh; vocal, Indian percussion; Said Nasser; keyboards, engineering: Mark Lawrence; recorded in Manchester, England; style: trance, percussion, world fusion; time: 10:37

Muslimgauze: Hand of Fatima
Hand of Fatima
percussion, samples, processing: Bryn Jones; recorded in Manchester, England; style: Middle Eastern percussion, experimental; time: 11:08

Alvin Curran: Shin Far Shofar I
Shofar Rags
shofar, sampler, electronics: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, Italy, 2008 for the Alef Bet Sound Project (Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco); style: shofar, experimental, classical; time:11:22

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Martian Gardens for July 13 & 16, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 13, 2014
extended broadcast 9:00 p.m. -- 12:16 a.m.

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


George Perle: Modal Suite
a. Moderato (0:32)
b. Slowly (1:32)
c. Very Quickly (0:38)
Eight Pieces (1938-1997)
Bridge Records/2014
piano: Michael Brown; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, May 2013; composition year: 1940; time: 2:45

Guy Barash: Blind Huber
a. Blind Huber [i] (1:42)
b. Swarm (1:00)
c. Blind Huber [ii] (1:38)
d. Workers [attendants] (1:20)
e. Geometry (1:39)
f. Burmens [i] 1:58
Facts About Water
Innova Recordings/2014
soprano: Jamie Jordan, tenor: Eric Dudley; piano: Kathleen Supové; guitar: Nadav Lev; violin: Rachel Golub; clarinet: Vasko Dukovski; marimba: Amy Garapic; trombone: Daniel Linden; conductor: David Bloom; text: Nick Flynn; recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City; composition year: 2011; total time: 7:07

John Cage: 
a. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (2:32)
b. Nowth Upon Nacht (0:49)
Sylvia Smith -- The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
composer: John Cage; voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; recorded at the University of Baltimore County, Maryland; composition years: a. 1942, b. 1984; text: James Joyce, "Finnegans Wake," total time: 3:21

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon: Páramo
Exchange -- Latin America (various artists)
The Furious Band (flute, piccolo: Andrée Martin; clarinet, bass clarinet: Oscar Espina-Ruiz; violin: Gabrielle Painter, cello: David Russell; piano: Gabriel Shuford; percussion: Tomm Roland; conductor: Paul Paul Vaillancourt; recorded at the Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY, Stony Brook, December 11, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 7:01

Percy Grainger: 
a. In a Nutshell III
b. Pastorale
Yvar Mikhashoff -- Panorama of American Piano Music
Mode Records/2013
(composer: Percy Grainger); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1916; time:11:47

Percy Grainger: 
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)
Lydia Kavina -- Spellbound! Works for Theremin
Mode Records/2008
composer: Percy Grainger; theremins: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Patrych Sound, Bronx, New York, July 10, 2000; composition years: a. 1936, b. 1937, c. 1937; total time: 3:18

Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop --
a. Daphne Oram: Amphitryon 38 (1:50)
b. Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe: Sound for a Radio Drama (1:05)
c. Desmond Briscoe: Quartermass and the Pit (sound effects) (0:36)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop -- A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2000
compositions, electronics: Daphne Oram, Desmond Briscoe; composition year: 1958 (a,b,c); total time: 3:31

Cluster & Eno: Schöne Hände
Cluster & Eno
Gyroscope Records/1996 (orig. Sky Records LP/1977)
composition, synthesizers: Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius; recorded at Conny Plank's Studio, Munich, Germany, 1977; time: 3:03

Fountainhead: Wind on Water
Cloud Cover
Aucourant Records/1998
composition, electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at RST's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:19

Steve Roach: Trancemigration
Land Mass
Timeroom Editions/2008
synthesizers, electronics: Steve Roach; recorded live on Star's End, WXPN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008; time: 7:52

Music from University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios --
a. Lejaren Hiller: Vocalise from Seven Electronic Studies for Two-Channel Tape (5:32)
b. IBM 7094: Early sound synthesis sample (1:41)
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois
Experimental Music Studios (1958 -- 2008) [various artists]
University of Illinois School of Music EMS/2008
a. composer: Lejaren A. Hiller, b. composer: anonymous; MUSICOMP computer program written by Lejaren Hiller and Robert Blake; composition year: 1963 (a,b); total time: 7:13

John Bischoff: Audio Combine
Audio Combine
New World Records/2012
electronics, computers: John Bischoff; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California; composition year: 2009; time: 12:53

Juan Blanco: Music para Danza
Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)
Innova Recordings/2013 
sine-wave generator, tape dubbing: Juan Blanco; recorded in Cuba; composition year: 1961; time: 5:28

Hugh Le Caine: 
a. Dripsody [An Etude for Variable Speed Recorder] (1:28)
b. Invocations (2:20)
c. Nocturne (3:07)
Compositions and Demonstrations 1946 -- 1974
Electronic Music Foundation/1999
electronics, tapes: Hugh Le Caine; recorded at National Research Council's Electronic Music Laboratory (ELMUS) , Ottawa, Canada; composition years: a. 1955, b. 1957; c. 1962; total time:6:55

David Rosenboom: Given the Senses the Real Pregeometry 
Zones of Influence, Part III
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer's studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 8:36

Gil Delindro: Live in Silent Barn 
MusicWorks #119 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2014 
field recordings, amplified sounds, feedback: Gil Delindro; recorded at The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York, March 24, 2014; time: 12:58

David D. McIntire: The Pornography of Unfettered Optimism 
Electronic Music Midwes [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
voices: Michelle Allen McIntire; electroacoustics: David McIntire; realized at the composer's studio, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010; premiered at Electronic Music Midwest, 2011; time: 6:55

Ann Magnuson: Art Professor
Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories
music: Chopin, Prelude in E Minor; text: Ann Magnuson; piano, voice: Ann Magnuson; time: 2:29

Robert Ashley: Gretchen (from Au Pair)
Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
voices: Robert Ashley; Jacqueline Humbert; text: J. Humbert; electronics: Tom Hamilton; recorded at Teatro Olimpico in Rome, 1985; time: 4:54

Melody Sumner Carnahan: My Pleasure
The Time is Now
Frog Peak Music/1996
voice, arrangement: Barbara Golden; additional voices: Ben Azarm, Sheila Davies, Carla Fabrizio; cello: Carla Fabrizio; keyboards: Barbara Golden; text: Melody Sumner Carnahan, 1983; time: 8:21

If, Bwana/Al Margolis: Tattooed Love Muffins
Rex Xhu Ping
Pogus Productions/2005
voice, text: Dan Andreana; voice: Laura Biagi; bowed cymbals:: Detta Andreana; tapes, clarinets, processing: Al Margolis; time: 11:52

J.K. Randall: Intimacy (a polemic) (1-3)*
Open Space 10 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/1999
voice: Jim Randall; recorded in New York City for a meeting of the Society for Music Theory; time: 10:00
*excerpt on TAINT Radio version 3:40 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bells & Whistles for July 10, 2014


Bells & Whistles

A survey of world music and its derivatives

Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 10, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Buddhadev Das Gupta: Alap, Jor, and Jhala
Raga Jhinjhoti
India Archive Music/1991
sarod: Buddhadev Das Gupta; tabla: Samar Saha; recorded at the Hit Factory, New York City, October 23, 1989; time: 24:05

Dai Nhac Ensemble:
The Tradition of Huế Music and Theater of the Court
a. Dance of the Horse and Mang (3:59)
b. Dance of the Phoenix (3:28)
c. Mounting the Esplanade (2:00)
d. Ten "Royal" Pieces (9:20)
e. Mad Woman's Song (traditional theater) 8:02)
Anthology of World Music: The Music of Vietnam
Rounder Records/1999
Dai Nhac Ensemble, director: Nguyen Ngoc Cong; studio recordings from Vietnam; total time: 26:00

Palace Orchestra at Luang Prabhang: I Shall Return
Anthology of World Music: The Music of Laos
Rounder Records/1999
Recorded in Luang Prabhang, Laos, 1965-1966; time: 10:53

Miao Xiaoyun: 
a. Yngzhou Ancient Tunes (2:45)
b. Moon Over Jade Mansion (7:25)
The Art of the Chinese Lute
Arc Music/1998
pipa, zhongruan: Miao Xiaoyun; recorded at ARC Music Studios, East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK, February, 1997; total time: 10:10

Samulnori Percussion Ensemble: Al-Ari
Record of Changes
Korean percussion, vocals: Samulnori, director: Kim Duk Soo; recorded at the Power Station, New York City, February 1988; time: 17:10

Jin Hi Kim: Garden of Venus
Jin Hi Kim's Sound Universe
Living Tones/2009
Chinese pipa: Min Xiao-Fen; Japanese yokubue: Michiko Akao; Indonesian gender, suling, voice: I Ketut Suryatini; JHK: Korean komungo, janggo; performed at the Asia Society, NYC, for Asian Women in Music Today; time: 16:19

Steve Roach: 
a. Medicine of the Moment (12:06)
b. Thunderwalkers (11:13)
Steve Roach Live at SoundQuest Fest
Timeroom Editions/2011
electronics, synthesizers: Steve Roach; percussion, frame drum: Byron Metcalf; didgeridoos: Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnham; recorded at SoundQuest Fest, Tucson, Arizona, October 23, 2010; total time: 23:19

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