Monday, February 1, 2016

Martian Gardens for February 4, 2016

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

TAINTRADIO.ORG
Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 4, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Coming February 2016, day/time TBA

SINGLE PLAY
Eve Beglarian: I Am Worried Now, But I Won't Be Worried Long
BRIM -- Songs from the River Project
EV/BVD Music/2012
electronics, electric guitar, bass: Eve Beglarian; violin electric, violin, acoustic guitar; time: 4:45

SET ONE
Larry Polansky: Three Pieces for Two Pianos I
Three Pieces for Two Pianos
New World Records/2016
pianos: Joseph Kubera, Marilyn Nonken; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, June 2, 2015; composition years: 2006, 2007; time: 8:00

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

PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include -- diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 7:30

Mary Ellen Childs: Welding
Dream House
Innova Recordings/2007
Ethel (violin: Cornelius Dufallo; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson; violin: Mary Rowell); recorded at The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, New York, July 2006; composition year: 2006; time: 4:09

SET TWO
Frances White: Three Small Pieces for Flute and Electronic Sound
a. The Sound of the Bell as it Leaves the Bell (4:31)
b. Interlude (2:31)
c. Rose Pogonia (4:31)
Music by Frances White (CD-R)
Rosewhite Music/2004
flutes 1 & 2: Elizabeth Brown; composition year: 2002; total time: 11:33

Kristin Norderval: Glass and Mirrors
Aural Histories
Deep Listening/2012
voice, electronics: Kristin Norderval; composition year: 2011; time: 5:35

Meredith Monk: Liquid Air
Mercy
ECM New Series/2002
voices: Meredith Monk, Katiie Geisinger, The Bleckmann, Ching Gonzalez, Allison Sniffin; bowed vibraphone: John Hollenbeck; recorded at Sorcerer's Sound, New York City, March 19-20, 2002; time: 3:53

SET THREE
Xenia Pestova: Being and Becoming (L. Bunk)
Shadow Piano
Innova Recordings/2014
for toy piano and electronics; toy piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at University of Bangor, Wales, and Cambridge, Massachusetts; composer: Lou Bunk; composition year: 2010; time: 13:47

Margaret Leng Tan: She Herself Alone (L. Liben)
She Herself Alone
Mode Records/2010
toy piano, toy psaltery: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Systems 2, Brooklyn, January 2010; composer: Laura Liben; composition years: 1996, 20002; time: 6:06

SET FOUR
Frank Pahl & Klimperei: Ladies Kisses
Music for Desserts
InPolySons/2004
numerous and varied instruments: Frank Pahl; numerous and varied instruments: Christophe & Françoise Petchanatz (Klimperei); time: 3:16

Frank Pahl: Apple Butter
Chime 5: Musique du Jouet (various artists)
Novel Cell Poem/2001
numerous and varied instruments: Frank Pahl; time: 1:19

Susan Ann Brewster: Rainbucket
Possible Worlds Vol. 3 (various artists)
Spectropol/2014
dulcimer, guitar harmonics, electronics, tapes: Susan Ann Brewster; thunderstorm recorded in the Canadian Rockies, summer 2013; time: 4:49

Chas Smith: Sometimes the Sword of Seven
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
steel guitars, Hammond organ, guitars, electronics: Chas Smith; recorded at the composer's studio, Reseda, California, Summer 2008; time: 4:52

Bill Gilonis & Tim Hodgkinson: Night by the Sea
Woof 7-Inches (various artists)
ReR Megacorp/2005
instruments, recording: Bill Gilonis, Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Royal College of Art, London,, July, 1979; original release "I Do I Do I Do I Don't," 1980, Woof Records; time: 2:07

Robert Voisey: Hunger
Vox Novus 3" EP
Vox Novus/2004
processed voice, lyrics: Robert Voisey; time: 2:25

Marco Oppedisano: The End is Near
60 x 60 2004 (various artists)
Capstone Records/2004
electric guitar samples: Marco Oppedisano; time: 1:00

SET FIVE
Pauline Oliveros: Bog Bog (excerpt)
Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970
Important Records/2014
synthesizer, tape: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Mills Tape Music Center, Mills College, Oakland; 1966-1967; excerpt time: 10:00

Maggi Payne: Resonant Places
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artist)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music At Mills College
Centaur Records/1994
electroacoustic music; realized at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, 1992; composition year: 1992; time: 10:51

Morton Subotnick: Butterfly No. 1
Volume 3 -- Electronic Works
Until Spring: Revisited; 4 Butterflies
Mode Records/2011
composition for 4-Channel tape (original mix 1973; new mix 2011); time: 7:46

Tom Erbe: After A Day
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artist)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music At Mills College
Centaur Records/1994
electronics, computer: Tom Erbe; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, 1991; composition year: 1991; time: 4:32

SET SIX
Carey Nutman: In a New Pond (Caen Mix)
Resurrection?
MPS Music & Video/2009
synthesizer, computer: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer's studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK, composition year: 2001; time: 12:44

Noah Creshevsky: You Are Here
Hyperrealism Music, 2011-2015
EM Records/2015
electronics, computer: Noah Creshevsky; recorded at the composer's studio, New York City; composition year: 2015: time: 3:50

Kaija Saariaho: NoaNoa
Electro Acoustic Music III (various artists)
Neuma Records/1994
(for flute and electronics); flute: Camilla Hoitenga; electronics realized at the IRCAM Signal Processing Center, Paris; composition year: 1991; time: 9:10

James Dashow: The Lost Son
from Songs from a Spiral Tree
Music of Thomas Delio/James Dashow
Capstone Records/1997
mezzo soprano: Constance Beavon; flute, alto flute, piccolo: Lauren Weiss; harp: Lucia Bova; recorded at RCA Studios, Rome, Italy, January 1992; text: Theodore Roethke; time: 3:57

Charles Ives:
a. Songs My Mother Taught Me (2:56)
b. The Sea of Sleep (1:00)
The Light That is Felt -- Songs of Charles Ives
New World Records/2008
soprano: Susan Narucki; piano: Donald Berman; recorded at the Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, March 2008; a. composition year: 1901, text: Adolf Heyduk; b. composition year: 1903, text: unknown; total time: 3:56

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Martian Gardens for January 28, 2016

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

TAINTRADIO.ORG
Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: January 21, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Coming February 2016, day/time TBA

SINGLE PLAY
Florent Ghys: Pull Blanc, Chemise Rouge
Baroque Tardif
Cantaloupe Music/2011
double bass, electric bass, pianino, guitars, percussion, voices: Forent Ghys; recorded in Bourdeaux, 2007-2010; time: 4:26

SET ONE
Annea Lockwood: In Our Name
In Our Name
New World Records/2012
baritone: Thomas Buckner; prerecorded voices: Bill Hart and Bruce Odland; cello: Theodore Mook; tape: Annea Lockwood; poems of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:  "Death Poem," Jumah Al-Dossari (Bahrain), "The Truth," Emad Abdullah Hassan (Yemen), "Is it true," "Osama Abu Kabir (Jordan); didjeridu sample: Stuart Dempster, Didjerilayover; composition year: 2010; time: 11:48

Laurie Anderson: Another Day in America
Homeland
Nonesuch/2010
vocals, percussion, violin, keyboards, essay: Laurie Anderson; viola: Eyvind Kang; percussion, drums: Ben Wittman; bass: Skúli Sverrisson; background vocals: Antony; recorded in New York City, 2010; time: 11:24

SET TWO
Kenneth Gaburo: Mouthpiece II
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
electronics, processing, monologue: Kenneth Gaburo; recorded at Lewis Studio, University of Iowa, Iowa City; composition year: 1992; time: 9:09

David Berezan:
Thumbs Allusions Sonores
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
electroacoustic music on 8 channel tape (sourced from Balinese thumb piano); processing: David Berezan; realized at the electroacoustic music studios of  Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, CMMAS,  Morelia, Mexico, the University of Calgary, and the University of Montreal; premiered at the Places for Our Ears To Go concert, August 12, 2011, Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, Wychwood Theatre, Toronto; composition year: 2011; time: 11:57

SET THREE
Jerry Hunt:
a. String 1 (1:02) 
b. String 12: Shut Up and Love Me (0:41)
c. Song Drape 2 (I Can't Stop) (4:47 
d. String 2: Mail Order Church (1:21) 
Song Drapes
Tzadik/1999
electronic music created by Jerry Hunt, 1992, for the Finley-Hunt Report project presented at the Kitchen, New York City, 1992; b., c. voice, text: Karen Fnley; d. voice, text: Shelley Hirsch; total time: 5:21 

Eve Beglarian: Landscaping for Privacy
Tell the Birds
New World Records/2006
voice, text, electronics: Eve Beglarian; composition year: 1995; time: 7:03

Robert Ashley: Theosophy
Dust -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2000
vocal: Jacqueline Humbert, with chorus; chorus: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Tom Hamilton, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara; "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Robert Ashley; text: Robert Ashley; electronic orchestration: Robert Ashley, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton; recorded at The Kitchen, New York City; composition year: 1998; time: 9:57

SET FOUR
Eric Chasalow: Symphony of Popular Misconceptions
I. What Remains (4:20)
II. Dream Song (2:55)
III. What is Essential (4:24)
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Eric Chasalow; II. text: John Berryman (1969); composition year: 2009; total time: 11:40

Eric Lyon: None of Us Will Ever be The Same
Ex Cathedra
Centaur Records/2004
computer music: Eric Lyon; composition year: 2000; time: 7:40

SET FIVE
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

Steven Ricks: Can Improv 1
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
computer-realized sounds: Steven Ricks; improvised and recorded by Steven Ricks, 2009-2011; time: 10:21

SINGLE PLAY
Lewis Nielson: Tocsin
Axis
Mode Records/2015
(for six percussionists), red fish blue fish, conductor: Steven Schick; recorded at Conrad Prebys Center, UC San Diego, La Jolla, December 10, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 21:17

SET SIX
Paul Lansky: Contemplating Weather (excerpts)
I. Weather Lament (6:23)
II. Clouds I (0:52)
III. Climate Change Riffs (3:28)
IV. Clouds II (0:50)
V. Echo of...(After Hurricane Sandy) (4:37)
Contemplating Weather
Bridge Records/2015
(for SATB chorus and eleven instruments); Western Michigan University Chorale with Birds On A Wire ensemble, conductor: Kimberly Dunn Adams; recorded at Western Michigan University Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, February 27-28, 2014; composition year: 2013; excerpts time: 16:00

Paul Nauert: Subtext
A Distant Music
New World Records/2015
guitar: David Tennenbaum; recorded at the Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz, October 12, 1999; composition year: 1998; time 7:01

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Martian Gardens for January 21, 2016

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

TAINTRADIO.ORG
Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: January 21, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Webcast/Broadcast
Coming February 2016, day/time TBA

SINGLE PLAY
David Bowie: Warszawa (Bowie/Eno)
Low
RCA-Victor/1977 (Rykodisk/1991)
vocals: David Bowie; MiniMoog, Chamberlin keyboard, EMI synthesizer, piano: Brian Eno; recorded in Berlin, 1976, 1977; time: 6:17

SET ONE
Philip Glass: Some Are (Bowie/Eno; arr. Glass)
Symphony No "Low"
Point Music/1993
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor: Dennis Russel Davies; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York City; composition years: 1976 (David Bowie/Brian Eno); 1992 (Glass); time: 11:17

Evan Ziporyn: Frog's Eye
Frog's Eye
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP); conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Jordan Hall, Boston, May 24, 2004; composition year: 2002; time: 12:47

SINGLE PLAY
Pierre Boulez: Poésie Pour Pouvoir
Orchestral Works & Chamber Music
Col-Legno/2000
SWF Symphony Orchestra, conductors: Hans Rosbaud, Pierre Boulez; voice on tape: Michel Bouquet; recorded at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Germany, October 19, 1958; composition year: 1958; time: 18:29

SET TWO
Olivier Messiaen: Petites Esquisses D'Oiseaux (Little Sketches of Birds
I. Le rouge-gorge (Robin) 2:43
II. Le merle-noir (Blackbird) 2:37
III. Le rouge-gorge (Robin) 2:31
IV. La grive musicienne (Song Thrush) 2:39
V. La rouge-gorge (Robin) 3:08
VI. L'alouette des champs (Skylark) 2:00
Complete Works for Piano Volume 1 -- Birdsong
Centaur Records/2001
piano: Paul S. Kim; recorded January 2001, Patrych Sound, New York City, composition year: 1985; total time: 13:46

Pierre Boulez: Douze Notations
I.  Fantastique - Modéré (0:54)
II. Très vif (0:22)
III. Assez lent (0:55)
IV. Rhythmique (0:30)
V. Doux et improvisé (0:31)
VI. Rapide (0:25)
VII. Hiératique (1:17)
VIII. Modéré jusqu'a très vif (0:52)
IX. Lointain - Calme (1:33)
X. Mécanique et très sec (0:35)
XI. Scintillant (0:45)
XII. Lent - Puissant et après (1:33)
Complete Music for Solo Piano
Bridge Records/2015
piano: Mark Panthus; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, December 11-12, 2012; composition year: 1945; total time: 9:44

SET THREE
Noah Creshevsky: Pulp Fiction
Hyperrealist Music, 2011 - 2015
EM Records/2015
electronics: Noah Creshevsky; flute: Matt Samolis; player piano samples: Kyle Gann; electric guitar samples: Marco Oppedisano; composition year: 2014; time: 7:26

Luc Ferrari: Éphémère
Éphémère -- Luc Ferrari/Brunhild Ferrari/Vincent Royer
Mode Records/2015
tape: Luc Ferrari; viola: Vincent Royer; composition year: 1974 (tape score); revised for tape & viola in 2012 by Brunhild Ferrari; time: 13:08

SET FOUR
Gerard Pape: Harmonies of Form and Time
Harmonies
Mode Records/2015
(for six soloists and six chamber orchestras); Ensemble 'U," Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Risto Joost; recorded live in Talinn, March 23, 2012; composition years: 2010-2011; time: 10:17

Larry Polansky: k-toods
a. growth spurt (2:21)
b. tween (1:11) 
c. not in this house...(3:14)
d. baby pictures (4:42)
e. one thing at a time (2:46)
Three Pieces for Two Pianos
New World Records/2016
pianos: Tobin Chodos; Ittai Rosenbaum; recorded at the UC Santa Cruz Concert Hall, June 4, 2012; composition year: 2002; time: 14:35

SET FIVE
Laurie Spiegel; Clockworks
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012
computer music: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, March 1975; time: 5:20

R. Weis: Dog Choir
Dog Choir CD-R
R. Weis/2003
dog noises recorded by Robert Weis; processing: Robert Weis; premiered at the Pour L'Amour des Chiens," Mona Bismarck Foundations, Paris, summer 2003; time: 3:00

John Oswald: Manifold (Bing Springsteen)
a. Philosophy
b. Phase
Plexure
Avant/1993
Plunderphonics: John Oswald; recorded at Mystery Lab, 1992-1993; time: 2:14

Alvin Curran: Toto Angelica
Lost Marbles
Tzadik/2004
sampler, midi-keyboard, computer: Alvin Curran; composition year: 2000; time: 1:29

Beth Anderson: Yes Sir Ree
Peachy Keen-O
Pogus Productions/2003
voice: Beth Anderson; percussion: Michael Blaire; composition year: 1978; time: 1:27

John Eaton: Bone Dry
First Performance Pieces
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
Syn-Ket, rhythm section: John Eaton; composition year: 1968; time: 3:00

Jerry Tabor: Lemon; Birch
Electroacoustic Music VIII (various artists)
Neuma Records/2006
computer music: Jerry Tabor; composition year: 2002; time: 5:57

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Scott Thompson: Another Dissipative Structure
Folio Volume One
Aucourant Records/2011
electronics, computer, processing: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2011; time: 8:16

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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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