Saturday, September 20, 2014

Martian Gardens for September 21 & 24, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 21, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: September 24, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

SINGLE PLAY 

David Lang: Forbidden Subjects
Love Fail
Cantaloupe Music/2014
vocals: Anonymous 4 (Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek); text: Lydia Davis; premiered at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut, June 29, 2012; time: 2:57

SET ONE
David Lang: Right and Wrong
Love Fail
Cantaloupe Music/2014
vocals: Anonymous 4 (Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek); text: Lydia Davis; premiered at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut, June 29, 2012; time: 2:22

Meredith Monk: Double Fiesta
Do You Be
ECM/1987
vocals: Meredith Monk; pianos: Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles; recorded in New York City and Ludwigsbourg, Germany, 1986-1987; time: 5:21

Lei Liang: Howling Bamboo
Bamboo Lights, Movement I
Bamboo Lights
Bridge Records/2014
(for chamber orchestra); The Callithumpian Consort, conductor: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, October 1, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 2:45

Robert Scott Thompson: Cloud Pale and Dream Dimmed
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
synthesizers, electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:43

SET TWO
Eric Chasalow: Due (Cinta)mani
I. Three Symbolic Gestures (4:26)
II. Cloudlands (2:49)
Feather, Breath, Mirror
Suspicous Motives Records/2014
(for piano and fixed media); piano: Vicki Ray; recorded at Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, March 2005; composition year: 2002; total time: 6:15

Vicki Ray: The Meaning of the Treat
From the Left Edge
CRI/1999
composer: Arthur Jarvinen; piano: Vicki Ray; recorded at Abell Pianos, Los Angeles, February & April, 1999; composition year: 1995

Gordon Mumma: Meanwhile, A Twopiece
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961-1966 (boxed set)
New World Records/2003
piano, percussion: Robert Ashley; French horn, percussion: Gordon Mumma; magnetic tape; recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 10, 1962; composition year: 1961; time: 7:16

In memory of George Manupelli, September 29, 1931 -- September 14, 2014, art professor, filmmaker, and member of the ONCE Group

SET THREE 
J.D. Parran & Mark Deutsch: Explore Coming Forth
from Omegathorp: Living City
Omegathorp: Living City
Y'All of New York/2005
alto clarinet, soprano saxophone, bamboo flute, E-flat contrabass clarinet: J.D. Parran, bazantar, sitar: Mark Deutsch; cello, electronics, electro-vocals: David Darling; percussion: Kevin Norton; piano: Joseph Kubera; voice; Thomas Buckner; text: Glenn Spearman; time: 8:43

Timeless Pulse: Light
Quintet
Mutable Music/2007
voice: Thomas Buckner; percussion: George Marsh, Jennifer Wilsey; accordion: Pauline Oliveros; live electronics: David Wessel; time: 9:48

The Vocal Constructivists: Sound Patterns (P. Oliveros)
Walking Still
Innova Recordings/2014
(for mixed chorus); composer: Pauline Oliveros; vocals: The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014; composition year: 1961; time: 3:58

SET FOUR
Paul Lansky: from Textures
I. Striations (3:52)
II. Loose Ends (3:28)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for two pianists and two percussionists); piano 1: Thomas Rosenkranz; piano 2: Michael Sheppard; percussion 1: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 2: Gwendolyn Burgett; recorded at Clonick Hall and Recording Studio, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, October 9, 2013; composition years: 2012-2013; total excerpts time: 7:20

Iannis Xenakis: O-Mega
Ensemble Works 3
Mode Records/2013
(for percussion and ensemble); percussion: Steven Schick; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), conductor: Steven Schick; recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, University of California San Diego, January 2010; composition year: 1977; time: 3:52

Roland Auzet: Metallic Cristal (K. Tanaka)
Percussion (s) [boxed set]
Mode Records/2008
(for percussion and electronics); composer: Karen Tanaka; percussion:  Roland Auzet; electronics realized at and percussion performed at IRCAM, La Muse en Circuit, Atelier en Bel Air, Alfortville, France; composition year: 1995; time: 9:26

SET FIVE
Anna Rubin & Laurie Hollander: Family Stories: Sophie, Sally
Electric Music
Capstone Records/2004 (via Neuma Records)
(for voices and fixed media); music: Anna Rubin, Laurie Hollander; voices, texts: Anna Rubin, Aleta Hayes; composition years: 1998-2000; time: 16:05

Sylvia Smith: Family Portraits: Delbert (great-grandfather) (S.S. Smith)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; solo percussion, voice: Sylvia Smith; recorded at University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1994; time: 3:45

SET SIX
Alain Savouret: La trans-solitaire
Alain Savouret
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2004
(electroacoustic music); realized at GMEB/IMEB, Bourges, France, 1984; time: 10:45

Alain Thibault: La soleil et l'acier
Volt
empreintes DIGITALes/1990
(for soprano and tape); soprano: Pauline Vaillancourt; recorded at the composer's studio, Montreal, premiered at the Du Maurier Theater, Toronto, February 22, 1988; revised, 1990; composition years: 1988, 1990; time: 8:01

Thomas DeLio: ...Transients
Selected Compositions (1991-2013)
Neuma Records/2013
(for tape); composition year: 2011; time: 3:40

SET SEVEN
Charles Dodge: Profile
Electro Acoustic Music I [various artists]
Neuma Records/1990
(computer music); composition year: 1988; time: 6:57

François Giraudon: La Corrida
La Corrida
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1998
(electroacoustic music) realized at CNR, Marseilles, France, 1990; time: 9:15 


-- FIN --

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Martian Gardens for September 14 & 17, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 14, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: September 17, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

SINGLE PLAY 

Darren Copeland: They're Trying to Save Themselves
Perdu et Retrouve
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
commissioned by CBC Radio One for the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; all sounds sourced from CNN immediately following the bombings of the World Trad Center towers, September 11, 2001; realized at the composer's studio, 2002, premiered on CBC Radio One, 9/11/02; time: 3:53

SET ONE 
Ingram Marshall: September Canons
September Canons
New World Records/2009
violin, electronic processing: Todd Reynolds; a lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001; composition year: 2002; time: 13:19
 

ETHEL: Uh...It all happened so fast (T. Reynolds)
ETHEL
Cantaloupe Music/2003
composer: Todd Reynolds; ETHEL (violins: Todd Reynolds, Mary Rowell; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Mary Lawson; recorded at LOHO Studios, New York City, 2003; composition year: 2000; time: 5:54

SET TWO
Julia Wolfe: The States
Steel Hammer
Cantaloupe Music/2014
vocals: Trio Mediaeval (Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum); ensemble: Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; bass: Robert Black; piano, melodica: Vicky Chow; drums, percussion, bones: David Cossin; electric guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, jaw harp, harmonica, clogging, humming: Mark Stewart; clarinets, harmonica, whistling, humming: Evan Ziporyn; All: sand sticks, body percussion); recorded at the James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, New York University, November 2011, February 2012; composition year: 2009; text: selected from numerous versions of the John Henry ballad; time: 9:48 

Steve Reich: It's been a honeymoon -- can't take no mo'
from City Life
The Minimalists (various composers)
Mode Records/2009
performed by Orkest De Volharding, conductor: Jussi Jaatinen; percussion: Tatiana Koleva; clarinet: Fie Schouten; piano: Sepp Grotenhuis; samplers: Anthony Fiumara; recorded at MCO Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands, April 28-30, 2009; composition year: 1995; time: 5:00

Paul Dolden: The Village Choir asks the important questions of the day
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
Starkland/2014
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer's studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 2:58

Paulo Chagas: Tarazed 
Possible Worlds Vol. 3 (various artists)
Microtonal/Xenharmonic music and sound art from around the world
Spectropol/2014
woodwinds: Paulo Chagras; time: 2:27

SET THREE
Eric Chasalow: Trois Espaces du Son
I. Dramatic, deliberate (3:21)
II. Driven, with energy (2:52)
III. Meditative and resonant (4:51)
Feather, Breath, Mirror
Suspicious Motives Records/2014
(for piano, percussion, and fixed media); piano: Ancuza Aprodu; percussion: Thierry Miroglio; recorded at Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, March 2009; composition year: 2004; total time: 11:04

Luciano Berio: Sequenza II
New Music Series Volume 2 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1988
(for harp); harp: Emily Laurence; composition year: 1963; time: 8:05

SET FOUR
Gabriel Valverde: El Silencio ya no es el Silencio  
Luminar
Mode Records/2001
(for harp); harp: Sofia Asunción Claro; recorded at DIEM Studio, Copenhagen, 1997; composition year: 1996; time: 6:33

Huck Hodge: Out of a Dark Sea
Life is Endless Like Our Field of Vision
New World Records/2014
Talea Ensemble (harp: Nuiko Wadden; flute, piccolo: Barry Crawford; clarinet, bass clarinet: Rane Moore; horn: John Glattis; piano: Steve Beck; percussion: Alex Lipowski; violin: Miranda Cuckson; cello: Chris Gross); conductor: Jim Baker; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, November 21, 2014; composition years: 2006, revised 2007; time: 15:26

SET FIVE
Linda Dusman: Dindirindin
Electro Acoustic Music III (various artists)
Neuma Records/1994
(for computer-generated tape and soprano); soprano: Maria Tegzes; composition year: 1990; time: 8:31

Sten Hanson: 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

SET SIX
Leo Kupper: Sabatrana 
from Rezas Populares do Brazil
Ways of the Voice
Pogus Productions/2002
(for bass baritone, mezzo soprano, and digital processing); mezzo-soprano: Anna Maria Kieffer; bass: Eduardo Janho-Abumrad; electronics: Leo Kupper; recorded in Brussels; time: 5:47; composition year: 1998

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

SET SEVEN
Robert Scott Thompson: Star Map
Folio Volume One
Aucorant Records/2011
synthesizers, electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia, composition year: 2011; time: 3:13

Marco Marinoni: To Walk the Night
IMEB --  Cultures Électroniques 16 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2002
(for violin, flute, piano, percussion, and tape); realized at IMEB, Bourges, composition year: 2002; time: 7:16

Douglas Doherty: On the Toon In the Toon On the Tyne
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music & Video/2011
(for electronics and tape); composition year: 1997; time: 3:00

Wendy Carlos: Incantation*
Beauty in the Beast
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Audion LP/1986)
synthesizers, vocoder: Wendy Carlos; composition year: 1986; time: 6:47

Wendy Carlos:
a. Yusae Aisae (3:12)**
b. Poem for Bali (17:56 **
Beauty in the Beast
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Audion LP/1986)
synthesizers, vocoder: Wendy Carlos; composition year: 1986; total time: 21:08

*WMUA version only
**TAINT Radio version only


-- FIN --

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Martian Gardens for September 7 & 10, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:30 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

SINGLE PLAY 

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Song
from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1
The Complete Violin Duos
Nuema Records/1993
violins: János Négyesy, Päivikki Nykter; composition year: 1931; time: 0:43

SET ONE
János Négyesy: Bittersweet Music II (Bun-Ching Lam)
Solo Violin Recital
Acourant Records/2006
composer: Bun-Ching Lam; violin: János Négyesy; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego, June 2005; composition year: 1981; time: 12:32

Bun-Ching Lam: Run
Heidelberg Concerts
Mutable Music/2011
pipa: Min Xiao Fen; recorded in Heidelberg, Germany, 2009; composition year: 1993; time: 7:25  

SET TWO
Chris Newman: Symphony
Ghosts
Mode Records/2014
Ensemble KNM Berlin (flute: Rebecca Lenton; clarinet: Winfried Rager; xylophone: Thomas Meixner; piano: Holger Groschopp; trumpet: Markus Schwind; trombone: Andrew Digby; double bass: Arnuff Ballhorn); conductor: Steffen Tast; recorded at the Studio für elektroakustische Musik; Berlin, January 2004; composition year: 1981; time: 12:00

Iannis Xenakis: Xas
Ensemble Music 2
Mode Records/1996
(for saxophone quartet); members of  ST-X Ensemble Xenakis USA; soprano saxophone: Susan Cook; alto saxophone: John Engerbretson; tenor saxophone: Shawn Tracy; baritone saxophone: Mathew Cashman; recorded at Streeterville Studio, Chicago, September 15, 1996; composition year: 1987; time: 8:56

SET THREE
Steven Schick: Watershed I (1st 1/4) (R. Reynolds)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Roger Reynolds; percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego; composition year: 1995; excerpt time: 7:10

Meehan/Perkins Duo & the Baylor Percussion Group: 
 Percussion Music (G. Strang)
I. Alla marcia (2:39)
II. Moderato (2:47)
III. Rondino (1:44)
Restless, Endless, Tactless
Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
composer: Gerald Strang; percussion: Meehan/Perkins Duo, Baylor Percussion Group, recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 9, 2010; composition year: 1936; total time: 7:10

Wendy Mae Chambers:  Fire-Breathing Serpent
12²
New World Records/1998
percussion: Michael Pugliese, Randy Crafton, Jason Cirker, Charles Kiger, Andy Bowman, Kory Grossman, Mark Belair, Dan McMillan, Frank Cassara, David Cossin, Jimmy Musto, Dominic Donato, conductor: Howard Van Hyning; recorded at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, July 21, 1994; time: 4:56

SET FOUR
Otto Laske:  Furies and Voices
a. Prelude
b. Scherzo
c. Song
Electro Acoustic Music VI (various artists)
Neuma Records/1999
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 1990; time: 10:27

Robert Scott Thompson: Unwoven
Arcana
Relaxed Machinery/2014 
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 2014; time: 9:09

SET FIVE
Victoria Jordanova: Outer Circles, part 6
Outer Circles
Innova Recordings/2004
ham radio signal collage: Victoria Jordanova; recorded in Rome, Italy; composition year: 2004;  time: 8:03

Odeya Nini: There are so many things that I have to tell you
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
pfMENTUM/2014
text, voice, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at California Institute of the Arts, June 2012; time: 9:52

Biosphere: The things I tell you
Substrata
All Saints/1997
electronics, voice, text: Geir Jenssen; recorded at Aurora Lydstudio, Tromsdalen, Norway; time: 6:17

SET SIX
Françoise Barrière: Musique pour le Temps de Noël (Yuletide Music)
Series Chrysopée Electronique - Bourges
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1992
(for viola, cello, saxophone, percussion, and tape); members of Ensemble 2e2m (viola: Alain Dubois; cello: Marcus Jenny; saxophone: Kemicho Muto; percussion: Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Alain Savouret; recorded at the 9th International Festival of Experimental Music, Bourges, court of the Jacques Cœur Palace, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 16:16

Gonzalo Biffarella: Mestizaje
Mestizaje
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1997
(musique concrete); recorded at LIPM (Research and Musical Production Laboratory - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983-1984; time: 8:11

SET SEVEN
John Luther Adams: At a Still Point
The Place We Began
Cold Blue Music/2009
(musique concrete); composed in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Los Angeles, 2008, time: 12:32

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit, part 4
Inuksuit
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(for percussion, air raid sirens, and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 9:33

Meehan/Perkins Duo: Table of Contents (D. Lang)*
Travel Diary
Bridge Records/2011
(composer: David Lang); percussion: The Meehan/Perkins Duo; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco Texas, January 2010; composition year: 2008; time: 8:57

Lou Harrison: Fugue*
Drums Along the Pacific
New Albion Records/2003
performed by the William Winant Percussion Group; recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, August, 1993; composition year: 1942; time: 3:55

*TAINT Radio version only

-- FIN --

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 31 & (TBA), 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 31, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:30 a.m. EDT)

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

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

SINGLE PLAY 

Frances White: Rose Pogonia 
Music by Frances White
CD-R/2004
(for flutes and electronics); flute: Elizabeth Brown; composition year: 2002; time: 4:31

SET ONE
Barry Lewis: Agglutination 
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
computer music: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK Studio, Newcastle, UK; time: 2:22

Bruce Bennett & Vance Galloway: Evaporation
Desolation
Spectropol/2014
electronics, keyboards: Bruce Bennet; guitar: Vance Galloway; time: 6:32

Shriekback: Evaporation
The Y Records Years
Castle Music/2000
synthesizers, keyboards: Barry Andrews; vocals, guitar: Carl Marsh; bass guitar: Dave Allen; recorded at KPM Studios, Denmark; originally released on Care LP (Y Records/1983); time: 3:21

Kyong Mee Choi: Sublimation 
Sori
Acourant Records/2013
(for marimba and electronics); marimba: Sean Darby; composition year: 2004; time: 7:00

Dr. Ox: Meiotic Recombination 
Dr. Ox
Cycling '74/2008
cello: Tanja Orning; computer: Natasha Barrett; recorded at NoTAM, Oslo, Norway; time: 3:30

SET TWO
Dorota Czerner: A Poem for Bob Morris at 70
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014 
voice, text: Dorota Czerner; time: 4:04

J.K. Randall: Cleophila 
Cleophila/The Fish/Svejk/Some Old Troubadour Songs
Open Space/1999
voice: Martha Elliott; text: Sir Philip Sidney ("The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia); composition year: 1997; time: 7:27

John Cage & Joan La Barbara: A Flower
Singing Through
New Albion Records/1990
(for voice and closed piano); vocalized phonemes: Joan La Barbara; percussed piano lid: William Winant; recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1950; time: 3:30

Odeya Nini: Cyclicality 
Vougheauxyice (voice)
pfMENTUM/2014
improvised voice: Odeya Nini; recorded in Los Angeles, 2012; time: 6:36

SET THREE
Elsa Justel: Débris
Compendium International - Bourges 2003 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Elsa Justel; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 2003; time: 9:35

Francisco Kröpfl: Winds
Opous 30 ans musiques compositeurs, Vol. 2 (1984 - 1999) (various artists)
 Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Francisco Kröpfl; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 1996; time: 10:53

SET FOUR
Robert Scott Thompson: Liminality (Homage to Iannis Xenakis)
Folio Volume Two
Aucourant Records/2011
percussion: Stuart Gerber; electronics, processing: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2011; time: 11:10

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (section 5)
Kraanerg
Mode Records/2008
(for 23 instruments and 4-channel tape); Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, March 7, 2006; composition years: 1967 - 1969; section time: 3:45

Musicians for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event -- Oslo
Music for Merce 1953-2009 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
live electronics, percussion, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; electric guitar, live electronics: James Woodrow; recorded September 29, 2002, Oslo, Norway; time: 4:12

SET FIVE
David Rosenboom: Zones of Influence, Part I
Closed Attracting Trajectories (Melody Set 2)
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: 13:44

David Rosenboom: In The Beginning Etude II (Keyboard-Plucked Strings)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
harp: Jane Grothe; piano and computer: David Rosenboom; guitar, lute, banjo: Jerónimo "Jxel" Rajchenberg; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, 2008; composition year: 1980; time: 8:00

SET SIX
John Cage: Branches
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: 1976; time: 16:12

Stuart Saunders Smith: ...And Points North...Scene III
Breath: The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
percussion, hand claps, rustling tree leaves, stones, bird calls: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1990; time: 3:56

SINGLE PLAY
George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik
Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk
 I. Nocturnal Theme (1:28)
II. Charade (1:22)
III. Premonition (1:29)
IV. Cobweb and Peaseblossom (Scherzo) (2:05)
V. Incantation (3:18)
VI. Golliwog Revisited (2:09)
VII. Blues in the Night (3:27)
VIII. Cadenza with Tolling Bells (2:20)
IX. Midnight Transformation (2:57)
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Nine
Bridge Records/2005
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; composition year: 2001

-- FIN --

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 28, 2014


Bells & Whistles
A survey of world music and its derivatives

 WMUA .ORG 
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 28, 2014
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SINGLE PLAY

Evan Ziporyn & Gamelan Galak Tika: Tire Fire
a. 4:16
b. 5:01
c. 2:59
d. 3:39
e. 4:21 
Amok!/Tire Fire
New World Records/2000
electric guitars: Eric Byers, Mark Stewart; electric bass: Blake Newman; keyboards: Yuikiko Ueno; Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at Kresage Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1995; time: 20:30

SET ONE
I Wayan Sadra: Aku
Karya -- Compositions by I Wayan Sadra
Lyrichord/1994
(for traditional Javanese instruments, violin, and voices); performed by students and faculty of the STSI; texts: Lawu Arta, Bayek; recorded at Surakarta Cultural Center, February 27, 1990; time: 15:40

Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra: Bajing Luncat
Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra
Felmay/2012
recorded in Solo, Surakarta, Indonesia, July 2010; time: 6:40

SET TWO
Yat-Kha: Khemchim
Dalai Beldiri
Songs of Tuva
Wicklow/1999
yat-kha, guitars, shnzi, khomuz, bass, Kanzat vocals: Albert Kuvezin; morin khuur, Sygt and Kargiraa vocals, Khöömii: Aldyn-ool Sevek; percussion, gongs, vocals; music, lyrics: traditional; recorded in the Tuvan Republic and Finland, 1997-1998; time: 4:47

African Head Charge: Elastic Dance
My Life in a Hole in the Ground
On-U-Sound/1981
jew's harp: Adrian "Crocodile" Sherwood; percussion: Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; drums: Style Scott; bass: Keith "Lizard" Logan; guitar: Crucial Tony; recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, 1981; time: 4:00

David Hudson: Dreampipe Rhapsody
Rainbow Serpent
Celestial Harmonies/1995
didjeridu, percussion: David Hudson; recorded at the Timeroom, Tucson, Arizona; time: 4:43

Daniel Kientzy: Tortue de Mer (Sea Turtle) [T. Johnson]
Kientzy Plays Johnson
Pogus Productions/2004
composer: Tom Johnson; saxophones: Daniel Kientzy; recorded at Nova Musica, Paris; composition year: 1993; time: 3:03

Monks from Drete Dhargon at Drepung Monastery: Lekdri Ma
Rough Guide to the Music of the Himalayas (various artists)
Tibet, Nepal, Ladakh: Sounds from Shangri-La
World Music Network/2002
traditional monastic singing recorded at Drpung Monasteri, Chengguan, Lhasa; excerpt time: 6:56

SET THREE
Tos-Khol: The Legacy of Ancestors
Tuva, Among the Spirits (various artists)
Sound, music, and nature in Sakha and Tuva
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
Tuvan overtone singing, jew's harp, fiddle, barrel drums, shamanic frame drums, maracas: Tos-Khol group; recorded in Sakha, Russia; time:  7:32

Steve Roach: Medicine of the Moment
Live at SoundQuest Fest 2010
Timeroom Editions/2011
percussion, frame drums: Byron Metcalf; didgeridoos: Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnham; synthesizers, electronics, processing: Steve Roach; recorded at SoundQuest Fest, Tucson, Arizona, October 23, 2010; time: 12:06

SINGLE PLAY
Chinary Ung: Sprial XI -- Mother and Child
Music of Chinary Ung, Volume 3
Bridge Records/2011
viola, voice: Susan Ung; syllabic vocals drawn from Pali, Khmer, and Sanskrit texts; composition year: 2007; time: 17:45

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Subhra Guha: Raga Mishra Khamaj
Thumri in Deepchandi Tal
Raga Devgiri Bilawal/Raga Mishra Khamaj/Raga Pilu
India Archive Music/1998
vocals: Subhra Guha; tabla: Samar Saha; harmonium: Jyoti Goho; recorded at Master Sound Astoria, New York City, September 14, 1994; time: 17:30

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 24 & 27, 2014


MARTIAN GARDENS
 
WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:30 a.m. EDT)

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

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

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Fifth House Ensemble: Perpetual Spark (A. Shapiro)
Excelsior
Cedille Records/2014
composer: Alex Shapiro; Fifth House Ensemble (flute: Melissa Snoza; violin: Andrew Williams; viola: Clark Carruth; cello: Herine Coetzee; bass: Eric Snoza; piano: Jani Parsons); recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, 2013; composition year: 2011; time: 6:53

SINGLE PLAY
Robert Erickson: Corfu
Complete String Quartets
New World Records/2014
Del Sol Quartet (violins: Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki; viola: Charlton Lee; cello: Kathryn Bates); recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California, December 2013; composition year: 1986; time: 22:28


SINGLE PLAY
Robert Morris: Arc for String Quartet
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Baird Hall, SUNY Buffalo, October 13, 2009; composition year: 1988; time: 15:28

SET ONE
Harry Partch: Harry Partch introduces the 1953 premiere (excerpt)
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014

recorded at KPFA FM, Berkeley, 1953; total excerpt time: 2:55

Harry Partch: Castor & Pollux
A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini
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]
Pollux
e. Leda & the Swan (Insemination) [1:50]
f. Conception [1:51]
g. Incubation [1:52]
h. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg [2:00]
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: 14:58

Lou Harrison:  Short Set from "Lazarus Laughed" 
a. Caligula's Dream (1:34)
b. Miriam (1:36)
c. Round Dance (2:02)
Works 1939-2000
 
Mode Records/2003  
flute, alto flute: Leta Miller; cello: Karen Andrie; celesta: Michael McGushin; recorded at the recital hall at the University of Santa Cruz, 2001; composition year: 1999; total time: 5:12

SET TWO 
Henry Cowell: Sound Form No. 1
Dancing with Henry
Mode Records/2001
flute: Leta Miller; clarinet: Mark Brandenburg; bassoon: Jane Orzel; percussion: Russell Greenberg, Michael Strunk; recorded at the recital hall of the University of California Santa Cruz, January 2000; composition year: 1937; time: 4:51

Philip Glass & Allen Ginsberg: Nagasaki Days (Everybody's Fantasy)
Hydrogen Jukebox
Elektra-Nonesuch/1993
The Philip Glass Vocal Ensemble; flute: Carol Winenc; reeds: Andrew Sterman; percussion: Frank Cassara, James Pugliese; keyboards, conductor: Martin Goldray; recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1992-1993; time: 4:56

Phil Kline: Wondrous Love
John The Revelator
A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart vocal group; Ethel string quartet; recorded at the Church of St. Luke's in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007;
music, lyrics: traditional, arr. Kline; time: 2:42 

Phil Kline: selections from Zippo Songs
a. Ours is Not (4:36)
b. Been to Hell (2:30)
Zippo Songs
Airs of War and Lunacy
Cantaloupe Music/2004
vocals: Theo Bleckmann; violin: Todd Reynolds; guitar: Phil Kline; percussion: David Cossin; recorded in New York City, September 2003; music, lyrics: Phil Kline; total excerpts time: 7:06 

SET THREE
Jon Hassell: Chor Moiré
Dream Theory in Malaya
EG Records/1981
electronically filtered trumpet: Jon Hassell; recorded at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981; time: 2:15


Ilia Belorukou: Gnat
I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us
Spectropol/2014
electronics, processed saxophone:Ilia Belorukou; recorded in Saint-Petersburg, Russia; time: 5:53

Robert Scott Thompson: Waters and the Wild
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:47

Robert Scott Thompson: Monk Gazes at Moon
Poesis Athesis
Lens Records/2008
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 5:29

Paul Rubenstein: The Garden Still Sleeps
Soundtrack to Travels with H
A series of short films by Raeshma Razvi
Spectropol/2013
instruments, composition: Paul Rubenstein; recorded in Seattle, time: 3:45

SET FOUR
Rapoon: Cello Yellow
Cultural Forgeries 
Alrealon Musique/2014
cello, percussion, processing: Robin Storey; time: 4:05

Erdem Helvacioğlu: An Unmeasured Loss of Acumen
Esther's Memory
Aucourant Records/2013
instruments, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; percussion: Stuart Gerber; recorded at the CARA studios, Georgia State University, Atlanta; November, 2010; time: 4:45

Erdem Helvacioğlu: Shattered Snow Globe
Eleven Short Stories
Innova Recordings/2012
prepared piano, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; recorded at Robert College Suna Koçak Theater Hall, Istanbul, Turkey; time: 5:08

Brian Eno: Little Fishes
Another Green World
E.G.-Jem/1987 (org. Island Records LP/1975)
prepared piano, Farfisa organ: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 1:30

Brian Eno with Rick Holland: Fierce Aisles of Light
Drums Between the Bells
Warp Records/2011
electronics, voice: Brian Eno; poem, voice: Rick Holland,voices: Nick Robertson, Anastasia Afomina; recorded in London, 2011; time: 2:32

Odeya Nini: Dalai
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
pfMENTUM/2014
voice, whistling, vocalizations, noises, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at Joshua Tree, California, September 25, 2012; time: 6:16

SET FIVE
Alain Savouret: 1st Book of Illusions
Alain Savouret
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2004
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, France, 1987; time: 19:40

Gilles Gobeil: La Nuit*
from Ombres, espaces, silences...
Trois Songes
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) in Germany, winter 2005, premiered at  trans_canada, ZKM, February 12, 2005; time: 2:58
* WMUA version only 

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