Saturday, February 6, 2010

Martian Gardens for 02/07/2010

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 February 7, 2010

Laurie Spiegel: Strand of Life (Viroid)
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991

Maggi Payne: :60 Fizz
60 x 60 2004-2005 -- A Circle of Sound
Vox Novus/2007

Jason Bolte: Descent

David Mooney: Exotic Fruits

Dean Rosenthal: Kansas Has This About It
For Max Shea
Dean Rosenthal/cd-r compiled 2009
cello, voice: Frances-Marie Uitti; sampled noises made by John Cage

David Gunn: West of Topeka
60 x 60 2004-2005 -- A Circle of Sound
Vox Novus/2007

Greg Bartholomew: No! George! No!

Ivan Elozovic: Green

Alice Shields: Vegetable Karma (excerpt)
Shenandoah -- Three Electronic Works
Albany Records/2004

David Rosenboom: Section II (symmetrical harmonies in chaotic orbits)
How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed On The Pilgrims
New World Records/2009
computer: D. Rosenboom; excerpts of historical recordings 1969 (Electric Circus, NYC), 1970 (George Washington University), and 1973 (Maple, Ontario); master studio recording: 1/10/09, California Institute of the Arts

Zack Browning: Pure Sweat
Funktasia--Music by Zack Browning and Sever Tipei
Centaur Records/2006
bass clarinet: Eric Mandat; GACSS software; recorded at the University of Illinois

Arie Shapira: The Sacrifice of Isaac
Arie Shapira/cd-r 2009
choir soloists -- soprano: Tehila Nini-Goldstein; mezzo-soprano: Ayelet Amotz; Orchestra -- Ensemble Meitar, conductor: Karin Ben-Yossef; text: Genesis 22:1-19

Noah Creshevsky: Omaggio
Twilight of the Gods

Iannis Xenakis: Tetras
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2009
The JACK Quartet; recorded at WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, Germany, November, 2008


In memoriam Eleanor Hovda, born Duluth, Minnesota, March 29, 1940, died November 12, 2009, Springdale, Arkansas.

Eleanor Hovda: Onyx
Ariadne Music
O.O. Discs/1998
Prism Players; conductor: Jeannine Wagar; recorded at University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1997

The Relâche Ensemble: Borealis Music (E. Hovda)
Outcome Inevitable
O.O. Discs/1995
recorded at Acoustical Concepts, Inc., Eddystone, PA, 1994

J.B. Floyd: from In Crossing the Busy Street
a. The Mountain Had Never Before Experienced Such Elation
b. He's Round Faced Like the Moon
c. There Are So Many Places We've Been That We'd Like to Revisit
d. He's the Echo Inside The Echo
e. He Stepped Off The Curb And Stepped Back Onto It Again

In Crossing The Busy Street

Mutable Music/2009
piano: J.B. Floyd; baritone: Tom Buckner; text: Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore; recorded at Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami

Roger Reynolds: from Last Things, I Think, To Think About
a. Text 1
b. I Had Thought
c. Text 2
d. The Painter

Last Things, I Think, To Think About
Electronic Music Foundation/2002
piano: Aleck Karis; baritone: Philip Larson; text: John Ashbery; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California, San Diego

Eve Beglarian: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Tell The Birds
New World Records/2006
voice: Lisa Bielwa, MATA Ensemble, text: William Blake; recorded at Mastersound, Astoria, September, 2001

Bernadette Speach: Moto
Without Borders
Mode Records/1988
The Bowery Ensemble; premiered by the Bowery Ensemble, April, 1983


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Martian Gardens for 01/31/2010

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 31, 2010

James Tenney: Spectrum 4
Spectrum Pieces
New World Records/2009
The Barton Workshop; directors: James Fulkerson, Frank Denyer; recorded 2008-2009, Het Bethianklooster, the Netherlands

James Tenney: Ergodos II (1964)
Melody, Ergodicity, and Indeterminacy
Mode Records/2007

César Bolaños: Intensidad y Altura
Peruvian Electroacoustic and Experimental Music (1964-1970)
Pogus Productions/2009
premiered in the hall of the Instituto Di Tella, Buenos Aires, 11/21/64; text: César Vallejo

Jorge Antunes: Canto do Pedeiro (Mason's Song)
Savage Songs -- Early Brazilian Electronic Music (1961-1970)
Pogus Productions/2003
Chromo-Musical Research Studio in the Villa-Lobos Institute, Rio de Janeiro, 1968

Stanislav Kreitchi: Ellipsiada Part 2
Electroshock Records/2000
ANS synthesizer: S. Kreitchi; ovaloid: Viatcheslav Kolleychouk; recorded at the Electronic Music Studio, Moscow, 1960s.

Salvatore Martirano: Electronic Dance No. 1
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 22 -- A Salvatore Martirano Retrospective
Centaur Records/1995
recorded at the Taylor Street San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1962

Iannis Xenakis: Analogique A+B (1959)
Music for Strings
Mode Records/2005
Ensemble Resonanz, conductor: Joannes Kalitzke; with tape, recorded at Hamburg Musikhall, Frankfurt Feste Burg Kirche, Köln, WDR Saal 2

Luigi Nono: Contrappunto dialettico alla mente (for voices and tape, 1968)
I. The Pleasant Modern Crime -- Malcolm
II. Masquerade of the Little Old Men -- Interlude of the Breath-Sellers
III. The Scatterbrains sing a madrigal
IV. Uncle Sam tells a story

Como Una Ola de Fuerza y Luz
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
soprano: Liliana Poli; Coro de camera della RAI, director: Nino Antonellini; texts: I. Sonia Sanchez, II./III. Nanni Balestrini, IV. pamphlet by the Harlem Progressive Labor Club, 1968

Noah Creshevsky: Götterdämmerung
The Twilight of the Gods
samples courtesy of The Klez Dispensers

Emanuele Casale: Studio no. 1
Electroacoustic Music from Cicily #
Electronic Music Foundations/2003
horn: Angelo Pollino

Henry Brant: Meteor Farm, parts 1,2,5
The Henry Brant Collection, Volume 4
Innova Recordings/2006
solo soprano: Phyllis Bruce; Wesleyan University Orchestra, conductor: Roger Solie; Wesleyan Singers: Neely Bruce; Wesleyan Gamelan, music directors: Sumarsam with Sukanto Sastrodarsono; principal conductor: H. Brant, guest conductors: N. Bruce, Richard Winslow; recorded at Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, 3/06/82

Ganesh Anandan / Hans Reichel: Bird Talk
Self Made
shruti stick, metallophone: G. Anandan; daxophone: H. Reichel; recorded March 2008, Montreal

Ganesh Anandan / Hans Reichel: Drunkenness
Self Made
shruti stick, metallophone: G. Anandan; daxophone: H. Reichel; recorded March 2008, Montreal

Hans Reichel: Mr. and Mrs. Alcohol
Lower Lurum -- A Guitar and Daxophone Operetta
Rastascan Records/1995
recorded December 1993, Wuppertal, Germany

Jin Hi Kim: Dancing in the Deep Blue Sea
Jin Hi Kim's Sound Universe
Living Tones/2009
komungo: JHK; daxophone: Hans Reichel; accordion: Carl Rudiger; performed for Hans Reichel's Stadtsparkasse Award Ceremony in Wuppertal, Germany, March 1999

Pauline Oliveros:
a. In the Houses of my Families
b. Reverberations
Deep Listening Institute/1998
accordion, Expanded Instrument System: P. Oliveros; djembe, EIS: David Gamper; voice, EIS: Julie Lyon Rose

Steven Stucky: Dust Devil
Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba #
Bridge Records/2009
marimba: William Moersch; recorded at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, July, 2009

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links No. 9 (Mosque)
The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays
New World Records/2009
vibraphone: Justin DeHart; recorded at Warren Studio A, UCSD, February 2009

David Starobin: Crooked Courante (P. Lansky)
Newdance -- 18 Dances (1996-97)
Bridge Records/1998
guitar: D. Starobin; recorded at Master Sound, Astoria, 1997-1998

Miguel del Aguila: Presto II
Salon Buenos Aires
Bridge Records/2009
performed by Camerata San Antonio; recorded June-August, 2008, First United Methodist Church, Boerne, Texas

Jonty Harrison: Résonance (parenthèse 4)( ainsi de suite...)
Articles indéfinis
empreintes DIGITALes/1996
Sound source: rough-textured wine glasses recorded/processed at GRM (Groupe de recharches musicales), Paris, "Birmingham Version" broadcast premiered 2/27/92 from Pebble Mill studios, Birmingham via BEAST (Bermingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre)for "Sounds Like Birmingham -- UK City of Music 1992 Festival."

Rajmil Fischman: Suite a 'et ainsi de suite' v2
...a 'wonderful' world
Electronic Music Foundations/2007
sourced from J. Harrison

Mark Applebaum: Narcissus ReMix
The Janus ReMixes -- Exercises in auto-plundering
Innova Recordings/1999
sourced from Narcissus: Strata/Panacea for solo marimba

Daniel Koppelman: On the Nature of the Modern Age (M. Applebaum)
Everglade Records/2009
piano, live electronics: duo runedako

Selections from 60 x 60 2007:
1. Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Future Remembrance
2. Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier: La vie aménagée-le quart d'heure
3. Andrew Eckel: 1.9
4. Thomas Bailey: Separation Anxiety
5. Gintas Kraptavicius: Godot in hurry
6. Mike McFerron: Dinadanvlti
7. Sophie Lacaze: Fenouillet I
8. David McIntire: Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete

60 x 60 2006-2007
Vox Novus/2008