Saturday, December 12, 2009

Martian Gardens for 12/13/2009

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Host: Max Shea
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Program for December 13, 2009

Meredith Monk:
a. Greensleeves (trad.)
b. Nota
c. Duet for Voice and Echoplex

voice, guitar: M. Monk; Echoplex delay system: Daniel Zellman;
recorded at Meriden, CT, 1966 (a), New York City, 1977 (b), Expo-67, Montreal, 1967 (c)

Anthony De Mare:
a. Paris (M. Monk)
b. Memory Song (M. Monk)

Pianos and Voices (Music of Meredith Monk and John Cage)
Koch Classics/1992
recorded March, 1991, at Master Sounds Astoria, New York

Elliott Carter: Quintet for Piano & Strings
Quintets and Voices
Mode Records/2003
Arditti String Quartet; piano: Ursula Oppens; recorded at Recital Hall, SUNY, Purchase, December, 1998.

In celebration of Elliot Carter's 101st birthday, 12/11/09

Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars:
Another Glass of Wine to Give Succor to My Ailing Existence (trad./arr. F. London)
Carnival Conspiracy -- In the Marketplace All is Subterfuge
Piranha Musik/2005
featuring Curtis Hasselbring, trombone

The Legendary Pink Dots:
a. The Peculiar Fun Fair
b. The Gallery

Any Day Now
Play It Again Sam/1988
Recorded at Rain Farm, Klaverland, Netherlands, July, 1987

Frank London: Emma Goldman's Wedding
The Shvitz Soundtrack
Knitting Factory Records/1993
trumpet, voice, keyboard: F. London; drums: David Licht; bass: Sebastian Steinberg; violin: Alicia Svigals; vocals, accordion, keyboard: Lorin Sklamberg; guitar: Elliott Sharp; guitar: Marc Ribot; guitar: Robert Musso; trombone: Jim Leff; clarinet, tenor saxophone: Greg Wall; clarinet, alto saxophone: Matt Darriau, alto sax: Christopher Cauley; recorded by Bob Musso at Loho Studios, Face Studios, Knitting Factory, NYC.

Greg Wall's Later Prophets: Sheer Merooba (The Four Fold Song)
saxophones, clarinet, shofar, moseno: Rabbi Greg Wall; piano: Shai Bachar; bass: Dave Richards; drums: Aaron Alexander; text: G. Wall; reader: Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein; recorded February, 2002, Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ

John Cage: Quick, A Word of Truth!
From Zero (DVD)
Mode Records/2004
text, voice, stopwatch: J. Cage

Bob Gluck: Shofaralong
Electric Songs
Electronic Music Foundation/2003
live shofar, electronics: Gluck

Roger Kleier: Hyperplane
The Night Has Many Hours
Innova Recordings/2009
recorded at Master Element Studios, NYC

Arie Shapira: Bass 2000
Electronics Plus
Arie Shapira/2000
double-bass: Yair Loewinson

Jin Hi Kim: Eternal Way
Komungo 'Round the World
Seoul Records, Inc./1994
digeridoo: Adam Plack; komungo: JH Kim; recorded in NYC and Tokyo

Miao Xiaoyun: Yingzhou Ancient Tunes (trad.)
The Art of the Chinese Lutes
ARC Music/1998
pipa: M. Xiaoyun; recorded February, 1997, ARC Music Studios, Sussex, UK

Mara Helmuth: Mountain Wind
Mara Helmuth--Sound Collaborations
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36,
The Composer in the Computer Age XI

Centaur Records/2007
pipa: Ming Ke; flute: I-Yin Tu; alto flute: Carlos Velez; bassoon: James Massol; violin: Timothy O'Neil; cello: Kaylie Duncan; computer: M. Helmuth; recorded at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Stephen Montague: TiGiDA PiPa
Sonic Circuits VI #
Innova Recordings/1998
voices, woodblocks, claves: Songcircle, conductor: Gregory Rose; processing: S. Montague

John Cage: 24 Seconds on Death
From Zero (DVD)
Mode Records/2004
text, voice, stopwatch: J. Cage

Lawrence Moss: Korea (Live)
Unseen Leaves
Electronic Music Foundation/2003
clarinet: Esther Lamneck, NYU New Music Ensemble; recorded May, 2000, NYU Loewe Theater; Kurzweil sampler: L. Moss

Esther Lamneck: Lifelines (L. Moss)
Cigar Smoke
Innova Recordings/2007
clarinet: E. Lamneck

George Crumb:
a. Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory* (J. W. Howe)
b. Lonesome Road (N. Shilkret/G. Austin)

The Winds of Destiny -- American Songbook IV
The Complete Crumb Edition Volume 13
Bridge Records/2009
soprano: Barbara Ann Martin; Orchestra 2001, conductor: James Freeman;recorded, November, 2005, at Swarthmore College.
*aka "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862)

"The Winds of Destiny," 2010 Grammy nominated for best Classical Contemporary Composition category.

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links No. 2
The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays
New World Records/2009
vibraphone: Steven Sehman; recorded in Studio 508, UMBC, May 2008

Iannis Xenakis:
a. Pleiades -- Melanges (excerpt)
b. Psappha (excerpt)
Percussion Works
Mode Records/2006
red fish blue fish (a); Steven Schick (b); recorded at Warren Studios, UCSD


Sunday, December 6, 2009

A taste of Amecher and Lockwood

I was sad to hear earlier this fall from a mutual friend that the installation artist and composer Maryanne Amacher had died on October 22 at her Kingston, NY, home at the age of 70. I rarely broadcast Amacher's work on MG because the installation nature of most of her work requires the experience of being there and thus is not conducive to radio play. Ms. Amacher was a great artist who never got as much recognition as she deserved.

On the December 6 edition of Martian Gardens, I included a long selection of Annea Lockwood's masterpiece "A Soundmap of the Danube." My selection was recorded in the Croatian region. Here is a short dance to more music from "A Sound Map of the Danube" performed by dancer and choreographer Paloma McGregor as part of the "60 x 60 Dance at Galapagos" series presented by last September 6 at Galapagos art space at D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn by "60 x 60" director Robert Voisey: