Saturday, January 9, 2010

Martian Gardens for 01/17/2010

WMUA FM 91.1
Amherst, Mass. 01003
live webcast

Sundays 21:00--24:00 EST
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Program for January 17, 2010
(extended edition 21:00--02:00. This program was slated for 1/10/10, but I was preempted by UMass hockey. A sports preemption this late on a Sunday is extremely rare. The last time it happened to Martian Gardens was about ten years ago. There are no further preemptions scheduled for Martian Gardens through the end of the spring semester. I have postponed the date-sensitive material from Varese and Xenakis (with the accompanying musique concrete piece by Ferrari) which I programmed anticipating the Poème électronique event at Judson Church, January 15, in favor of the Berio and Baker pieces (set two) in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the federal MLK Day observed 1/18/10. EMF will be collaborating with The Drawing Center through March, 2010, thus I will broadcast Varèse, Xenakis, and related materials in the coming weeks. -- Max)

Drew Krause: Lounge Hell
Innova Recordings/2007
computer music realized 2003

Dean Rosenthal: Ear Training
For Max Shea
Dean Rosenthal/CD-R compiled 2009
recorded Fall, 1995, McGill University, Montreal

John Oswald: Track Two - K7 24, Side A
Timefields & Maritides
Musicworks Magazine/2006
recorded 1979-1983, at various locations in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies I-VI
Rational Melodies
New World Records/2010
Dedalus ensemble, director: Didier Aschour; recorded at Muse en Circuit studio, Paris, 10/06/08

Daniel Kientzy: Infinite Melodies No. III (T. Johnson)
Kientzy Plays Johnson
Pogus Productions/2004
saxophones: D. Kientzy; recorded at Nova Musica, Paris, January, 2004

Luciano Berio O King
The Great Works for Voice
Mode Records/1995
soprano: Christine Schadeberg; flute: Katherine Flanders Mukherji; clarinet: Sheldon Berkowitz; violin: Marshall Coid; cello: Ted Mook; piano: Margaret Kampmeier; conductor: Hayes Biggs; recorded 4/03/95, Sheppard Hall, CCNY

David Baker: Through This Vale of Tears
I. Thou Dost Lay Me in the Dust of Death
II. If There Be Sorrow
III. My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
IV. Parades to Hell
V. Deliver My Soul
VI. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
VII. Now That He Is Safely Dead

New World Records/1992
tenor: William Brown; violins: Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill, viola: Marcus Thompson; cello: Mark Churchill; piano, artist director: Vivian Taylor; recorded at The African American Meeting House, Boston, 1991; texts: I., III., V. Psalm 22; II. Mari Evans; IV. Solomon Edwards; VI. traditional; VII. Carl Hines

César Bolaños: Interpolaciones
Peruvian Electroacoustic and Experimental Music (1964-1970)
Pogus Productions/2009
electric guitar: Julio Martin Viera; premiered at V Contemporary Music Festival at the Institute Di Tella, Buenos Aires, 9/16/66

Tim Brady: Impossible Pizzicato Machine
My 20th Century
recorded May, 2008, at Studio 12, Radio-Canada, Montreal, as part of the multimedia presentation "Double Quartet (Homage to Dmitri Shostakovich); music performers--electric guitar: T. Brady with Bradyworks ensemble, Quatuor Molinari

Noah Creshevsky: To Know and Not to Know
To Know and Not To Know
originally produced in 2005 for the World Music Institute,New York City

Jon Rose: Odd People
The People's Music
ReR Megacorp/2001
performers: "The People's String Orchestra" (members of the West Australian Youth Orchestra and the University of Western Australia String orchestra), conductor: Lindsay Vickery; "Industrial Percussion Ensemble": Hannah Clemen, Rachael Dease, Chris Cobilis; recorded at The Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, Perth, 4/07/01 and The Hospital Studios, Amsterdam, September, 2001

Annie Gosfield: Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery (excerpt)
Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
Flux Quartet; Talujon Percussion Quartet; recorded at Avatar, NYC, 1/27/01

Paul Lansky: Things She Noticed
Things She Carried
Bridge Records/1997
music: P. Lansky; voice: Hannah MacKay; text: P. Lansky, H. McKay; recorded 1995-1996, Princeton

So Percussion: White
Amid the Noise
Cantaloupe Music/2006
recorded at Good Child Studios, Brooklyn, 2002-2006

Mendi + Keith Obadike:
a. Blue Jasper
b. Trouble (A Yellow Marble)

The Sour Thunder -- An Internet Opera
Bridge Records/2004
composed and performed by Mendi + Keith Obadike at Yale University, 1997-2002

Mendi + Keith Obadike: The Pink of Stealth
Mendi + Keith Obadike present Crosstalk #
Bridge Records/2008
vocals: M. Obadike; guitar, bass, drums, ubo-aka, electronics: K. Obadike; created 2003

Phillip Bimstein:Half Moon at Checkerboard Mesa
Larkin Gifford's Harmonica
oboe: Stephen Caplan; environmental sounds recorded by P. Bimstein at Zion National Park, Utah

George Cacioppo: Two Worlds
Advance of the Fungi
Mode Records/2006
soprano: Sevan Manoukian; Ensemble 2e2m, conductor: Paul Méfano; recorded at the Atrium Theater, Chaville, France, edited by Gerard Pape at CCMIX, Paris

Joan Tower: Petroushskates
The Composer-Performer--Forty Years of Discovery (1954-1994) #
Da Capo Chamber Players; the title is a portmanteau of Petroushka, in homage to Stravinsky's ballet, and skates, in reference to the composer's interest in figure skating; premiered by Da Capo 1980 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Lori Freedman: Itou (P. Dusapin)
bass clarinet: L. Freedman; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, June, 2009

Katherine Kemler: Janus (P. Hayden)
a. Janua Coeli
b. Janua Inferni

Centaur Records/2008
flute: K. Kemler; alto saxophone: Griffin Campbell; recorded at the LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, June, 2007

Morton Feldman: Projections
a. for cello solo
b. for flute, trumpet, violin, & piano
c. for 2 pianos
d. for violin & piano
e. for 3 flutes, 3 cellos, trumpet & 2 pianos

Indeterminate Music -- Feldman Edition 4
Mode Records/2002
The Turfan Ensemble, directors: Philipp Vandré, Thaddeus Watson; recorded at HR-Sendesaal, Frankfurt, November, 1996, and June, 1997

Morton Feldman: Instruments II
Music of David Felder and Morton Feldman
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
June in Buffalo Festival Orchestra, conductor: Jan Williams; recorded June, 2000, at Slee Hall, Amherst, NY

Christopher Roberts: Last Cicada Singing
Last Cicada Singing
Cold Blue Music/2009
qin: C. Roberts; Recorded at Jack Straw, Seattle, 2008-2009


Monday, January 4, 2010

Videos of Jin Hi Kim and Jocy De Oliveira

The electroacoustic komungo stylings of Jin Hi Kim:

Brazilian composer Jocy De Oliveira discusses her opera Illud Tempus:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Martian Gardens for 01/03/2010

WMUA FM 91.1
Amherst, Mass. 01003
live webcast

Sundays 21:00--24:00 EST
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Program for January 3, 2010
(extended edition 21:00 -- 01:45)

Robert Scott Thompson: Amorphia
Aucourant Records/2007

Christopher De Laurenti: Let Me Tell You About Tiger
Electroacoustic Music Vol. 5 #
Electroshock Records/2000

Diane Thome: Unseen Buds
Bright Air/Brilliant Fire
Centaur Records/2001
recorded c. 1998 at the University of Washington School of Music; University Chorale, conductor: Geoffrey Boers; electronics created at Lumiere Studio, Lake Forest Park, Washington; text: Walt Whitman

Larry Polansky: Choir/Empi's Solo
Frog Peak Music/2002
voice/co-composer: Marie Pauline-Esguerra; computer processing: L. Polansky; realized at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College

Mary Jane Leach: Green Mountain Madrigal
Celestial Fires
XI Records/1993
The New York Treble Singers

Arie Shapira: Todesfuge
Arie Shapira2009
Ensemble Meitar; performed in Wannsee 1/20/09; text: Paul Celan

Jocy De Oliveira: Women Dreams
Illud Tempus
O.O. Discs/2000
soprano: Gabriela Di Geanx, actress: Marilena Bibas; clarinet: Paulo Passos; percussion: Paraguassu Abrahão; J. De Oliveira: synthesizers, electronics; recorded at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt," Berlin, March 1995

Meredith Monk: Quarry Weave
voices: Andrea Goodman, Susan Kampe, Monica Solem, M. Monk; recorded at the WBAI Free Music Store, NYC, 5/10/1976

Johanna Beyer: The Main Deep (from "Three Pieces for Choir," 1937)
Sticky Melodies
New World Records/2008
The Astra Choir; conductor: John McCaughey; recorded in Melbourne, Australia, November, 2007

John Cage: ear for EAR (Antiphonies)
The Choral Works I
Mode Records/1998
Ars Nova, director: Tamas Veto; recorded at Vestkirken, Copenhagen, March 1997

Jin Hi Kim: Saturn's Moons
O.O. Discs
electric komungo: JHK; recorded at The Kitchen, NYC, 2000, for the Dong Dong Touching the Moon multi-media series

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, sling, voice: I Ketut Suryatini; JHK: Korean komungo, janggo; performed at the Asia Society, NYC, for Asian Women in Music Today

Joel Chadabe: Many Times Benjamin
Many Times...
Electronic Music Foundation/2004
bowed cymbals, gongs: Benjamin Chadabe; recorded at Cotton Hill Studios, Albany, April 2002

Benjamin Chadabe:
a. Solo 4
b. Exodus of the Sun

The Metaphysician's Hammer
Electronic Music Foundation/2000
drums, percussion: B. Chadabe; text, voice: Benjamin Hartlage; recorded at Murmur Music, NYC, October, 1998 and Bennington College, January 1999

Eric Moe: The Teeth of the Sea
Strange Exclaiming Music
percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded 4/22/07 at The Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC

Anthony De Mare:
a. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (J. Cage)
b. Nowth Upon Nacht (J. Cage)

Pianos and Voices (works of Meredith Monk and John Cage)
Koch Classics/1992
closed piano, voice: A. De Mare; texts: James Joyce, "Finnegans Wake"

Sylvia Smith:
a. Nowth Upon Nacht (J. Cage)
b. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (J. Cage)

The Year Begins to be Ripe (J. Cage)
11 West Records/2008
closed piano, voice: S. Smith; voice: Christie Finn; texts: James Joyce, "Finnegans Wake"

Harry Partch: Prologue -- The Lost Musicians Mix Magic
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 4 -- The Bewitched: A Dance Satire
New World Records/2005 (orig. CRI/1997)
The University of Illinois Musical Ensemble, conductor: John Garvey; recorded at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 1957

Frank Garvey and DeusMachina: More-a-the-Same
House of the Deafman
Innova Recordings/2000
Music from the OmniCircus

César Bolaños: Nacahuasu
Peruvian Electroacoustic and Experimental Music (1964-1970)
Pogus Productions/2009
Radio Bremen Orchestra, director: Klaus Bembacher; premiered 5/27/70 for the Festival Pro Musica Nova; text: excerpts from Che Guevera's diary of the guerrilla campaign in Bolivia

Iannis Xenakis: Hibiki Hana Ma
Electronic Works 2
Mode Records/2008
premiered in 1970 at the Osaka World's Fair for the Federation of Iron and Steel Companies' pavilion

Erik Santos: Shinjuku Moon
KUU--Journey to the Jar
Centaur Records/2007

Steven Ricks: Haiku
Mild Violence
Bridge Records/2008
Tibetan prayer bowls, tam tams: Dominic Donato; electronics: S. Ricks; premiered at SUNY Purchase, September 2006

Ingram Marshall: Woodstone
September Canons
New World Records/2009
The Berkeley Gamelan, director: Daniel Schmidt; recorded in Berkeley, 1981

Ingram Marshall: Gradual Siciliano (for Gus)
Cold Blue #
Cold Blue Music/2002 (orig. 1984)
mandolin: Fausto; piano, electronics: I. Marshall; recorded at New Albion Studios, San Francisco, 1983