Saturday, November 13, 2010

Martian Gardens for 11/14/2010

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 November 14, 2010

Henryk Górecki: Amen (Opus 35)
Chicago Symphony Chorus, director: Margaret Hillis; recorded April, 1994, at St. Mary of the Angels Church, Chicago

In memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: December 6, 1933 -- November 12, 2010

Jan Garbarek/The Hilliard Ensemble: Alleluia. Nativitas (Pérotin)
Officium Novum
ECM New Series/2010
The Hilliard Ensemble -- countertenor: David James, tenor: Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor: Steven Harrold, baritone: Gordon Jones; saxophones: J. Garbarek; conductor: Peter Laenger; recorded at St. Gerold's Provost, Vorarlberg, Austria, June, 2009

Howard Skempton:
a. Music, when soft voices die
b. He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Bolt From The Blue
Mode Records/2010
Exaudi -- sopranos: Juliet Fraser, Katie Trethewey, Julie Doyle; mezzo soprano: Ruth Massey; countertenor: Tom Williams; tenors: Stephen Jeffes, Jonathan Bungard; bass-baritone: Jonathan Saunders; bass: Jimmy Holliday, director: James Weeks (Doyle, Bungard on b. only); texts: a. Percy Bysshe Shelley, b. William Butler Yeats; a. recorded at St. Silas, Chalk Farm, London, 9/26/07, b. St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, 1/17/07

Giacinto Scelsi: Lento -- Misterioso, soprannaturale (from Cinque Incantesimi)
The Piano Works 3
Mode Records/2006
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Teldex Studio, Berlin, March, 2005

Robert Dick & Thomas Buckner: The Bird on the Scene Says Yes
Flutes & Voices
Mutable Music/2010
flute with glissando headjoint: R. Dick; vocals: T. Buckner; recorded by Tom Hamilton at Systems Two, Brooklyn, 6/18/09

Mari Kimura: Gemini for solo violin
The World Below G and Beyond
Mutable Music/2010
recorded by Tom Hamilton at Harvestworks and Systems Two, NYC

Mari Kimura: Axon (T. León)
Bridge Records/2007
recorded at Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens, June 2005

Mrs. Frances Perry: Cranberry Song
Folk Music from Wisconsin -- The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture
Rounder Records - Library of Congress/2001 (orig. 1960)
recorded by Helene Stratman-Thomas and Aubrey Snyder at Black River Falls, 1946

Amy Horvey: Cranberry Flats Mobile
Paved Arts/Amy Horvey/2010
trumpet: A. Horvey; recorded at Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, South Saskatchewan River, August, 2001

Hildegard Westerkamp: Kits Beach Soundwalk
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
narration: H. Westerkamp; realized at the composer's studio, 1989, sounds recorded at Kitsilano Beach (aka "Kits Beach"), Vancouver featuring sounds sampled from Xenakis' "Concrete PH"

Iannis Xenakis: Concrete PH
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
sound source: smoldering charcoal; composed and recorded at GRM, Paris, for the Phillips Pavilion at the World's Fair, Brussels, 1958

Iannix Xenakis: Polytope De Cluny (excerpt)
Electronic Works 2
Mode Records/2009
premiered at the Festiveal d'Automne, Paris, 1972

Natasha Barrett: Gentle Sediments (Barely: part-3)
Bouteilles de Klein
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
realized at the composer's studio, Oslo; premiered at the 38th Synthèse festival, Bourges, 6/04/08

Luigi Nono: Omaggio a Vedova
Omaggio a Vedova
WERGO/1993 (orig. 1972)
recorded at Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rome, 1960

Flutronix: Run-On
Flutronix Music/2010
flutes, electronics: Nathalie Joachim, Allison Logggins-Hull; recorded at Total Sonic Media, Brooklyn

Annea Lockwood: Tiger Balm
Source -- Music of the Avant Garde, Source Records 1-6, 1968-1971
Pogus Productions/2008
recorded at Tangent Studio, London, and The Electronic Music Studio, Goldsmith College, 1970

Annea Lockwood: Tiger Balm (purring reprise)

Alvin Curran: Light Flowers Dark Flowers I
Solo Works: The '70s
New World Records/2010
performed and recorded in Rome, 1974

Zack Browning: Venus Notorious
Venus Notorious
Innova Recordings/2010
pianos: Julie Gunn, Edward Rath; xylophone: William Moersch; drum set: Ricardo Flores; recorded at the University of Illinois


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Martian Gardens for 11/07/2010

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 November 07, 2010

Tom Waits: November
The Black Rider
Island Records/1993
piano, banjo, vocal, lyrics: T. Waits; accordion: Greg Cohen; saw: Don Neely

Howard Skempton: Resister
Bolt From the Blue
Mode Records/2010
piano: Daniel Becker; recorded at St. Silas, Chalk Farm, London, 9/26/07

Bruce Haack: Electric To Me Turn
Farad-The Electric Voice
Stones Throw Records/2007

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
Voice is the Original Instrument
Lovely Music/2003
J. La Barbara: voice, Buchla Synthesizer; premiered 10/22/78,
Metamusic Festival, Berlin

Arlene Zallman: East, West of the Sun
I. Town Life
II. Pan
III. Three Strophes with Negligible Variations
IV. Epitaph of the a Sailor
V. Epithalamium
VI. The Game Keeper: Model Conservation or it Lacks Point
VII. Nahuatl: Aztec Song

Sei La Terra Che Aspetta
Bridge Records/2010
Wellesley College Chamber Singers and Instrumental Ensemble, conductor Brian Hulse; accompanist: Jenny Tang; V -- soprano: Bess Conners, flute: Kathy Boyd; texts: I, III, V, VI -- Classic Anthology by Confucius (translated by Ezra Pound); II -- Plate inscription for a statue of Pan (from the Greek Anthology, translated by Dudley Fitts); IV -- (from the Greek Anthology, translated by Dudley Fitts); VII -- Magic World American Indian Songs (edited by William Brandon); recorded at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 1998

a. Lighthouse (C. Dufallo)
b. Also Sprach Einstein (M. Rowell)

Cantaloupe Music/2006
ETHEL string quartet; (b) vocals: Erin Grey, Einstein the African Gray Parrot, whistle: Randy Crafton; recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, NJ, March, 2006; (b) also recorded at Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville, TN

Philip Glass/Robert Wilson:
a. Trial 1 -- "All Men Are Equal"
b. Knee 2

Einstein On The Beach
Elektra Nonesuch/1993
music, lyrics: P. Glass; design, direction: R. Wilson; Philip Glass Ensemble, conductor: Michael Riesman; (a) spoken voice: Jasper McGruder, (b) spoken voice: Lucinda Childs, Sheryl Sutton texts: (a) Samuel M. Johnson, Christopher Knowles (b) C. Knowles; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, NYC, winter-spring 1993

Eurythmics: Doubleplusgood
1984 (For The Love of Big Big Brother)
chanted lyrics inspired by George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four," (1948), sampled words from the film "1984," based on Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four," (written and directed by William Radford, 1984)

Laurie Anderson: Dark Time In The Revolution
vocals, percussion, keyboards, radio: L. Anderson; drums: Joey Baron; viola: Eyvind Kang; bass: Skúli Sverrison; accordion, keyboards: Rob Burger; recorded in New York City

Hildegard Westerkamp: Fantasie for Horns II
empreintes DIGITALes/2010 (orig. 1996)
French horn: Brian G'Froerer; electroacoustics: H. Westerkamp; realized at Sonic Research Studio, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, 1978

Amy Horvey: Marionette-Lazarus
Paved Arts/Amy Horvey/2010
trumpet: A Horvey; organ: Valerie Hall recorded in a pedestrian underpass, Saskatoon, SK

Natasha Barrett: Sub Terra Cycle: Kongsberg Silver Mines
Bouteilles de Klein (Installations) DVD
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
recorded on the miner's train in the disused silver mines of Kongsberg Silver Mines, Buskerud County, Norway

Alejandro José: Todo Es Uno
Desde El Otro Lado -- Electroacoustic Music from Latin America #
O.O. Discs/1998
sound sources: pulsar signals 175 light years from Earth registered by the Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico; human amino acids registered as sound

Robert Dick & Thomas Buckner: Makemake
Flutes & Voices
Mutable Music/2010
vocalizations: T. Buckner; flutes: R. Dick; recorded by Tom Hamilton, Systems Two, Brooklyn, 6/18/09

If, Bwana: Ringing the Bell
Mutable Music/2010
Trio Scardaturo -- viola: Elisabeth Smalt, voice: Alfrun Schmid, keyboard: Bob Gilmore; assembled from recordings of Interpretations concert at Roulette, NYC, 3/18/08

Frank Denyer: Woman, Viola, and Crow
Silenced Voices
Mode Records/2008
muted viola, voice, percussion sounds: Elizabeth Smalt; recorded at Robert Bosch Geluid, Amsterdam, 3/20/06

Alvin Curran: The Works II
Solo Works: The '70s
New World Records/2010
A. Curran: all instruments, sounds, tapes; performed, mixed at Sound 80 Studios, Minneapolis, 2/24/80