Saturday, December 18, 2010

Martian Gardens for 12/19/2010

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 December 19, 2010
Extended Edition

William S. Burroughs: The Junky's Christmas
Spare Ass Annie & Other Tales
Island Records/1993
narration, text: W.S. Burroughs; music: Michael Franti, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: Uncle Bernie's Farm
Absolutely Free
Rykodisc/1994 (orig. 1967)

Shelley Hirsch/Jon Rose/Chris Cutler:
After Hours/The Colour of BLOOD
The ReR Quarterly Vol. 4/No.2 #
ReR Megacorp/1997
voice: S. Hirsch; violin, keyboard, voice: J. Rose; electronics, percussion: C. Cutler; recorded at Radio Student, Ljublana, Slovenia, 11/15/93

Laurie Anderson: New York Social Life
Women in Electronic Music 1977 #
New World Records/2006
voice, telephone: L. Anderson; tambura: Scott Johnson

If, Bwana: DTTO Lisa
Mutable Music/2010
voice: Lisa Barnard Kelley

Shelley Hirsch: Blanche Dubois (Hirsch/Weinstein)
text, vocals: S. Hirsch; keyboards, vocals: David Weinstein; recorded at Roulette, New York City

Linda Dusman: Magnificat 4 -- Ida Ida
Singing Out! [DVD] #
Everglade Records/2010
voice: L. Dusman, text: Gertrude Stein

Linda Dusman: Becoming Becoming Gertrude
Music/Text II #
Capstone Records/2001
tape: L. Dusman; readers: Susan McCully, readers: Phil Maki; text: Gertrude Stein; recorded at W.I.N.C. Studio, West Newton, Massachusetts

Eric Chasalow
a. Fast Forward
b. Over the Edge

Over The Edge
New World Records/1993
(a) percussion: Amy Knoles, Arthur Jarvinen, tape: E. Chasalow (b) flute: Patricia Spencer, tape: E. Chasalow; realized at BEAM, Brandeis, University

Robert Dick & Thomas Buckner: In The Land of Perfect Days
Flutes & Voices
Mutable Music/2010
vocalizations: T. Buckner; flutes: R. Dick; recorded by Tom Hamilton at Systems Two, Brooklyn, 6/18/09

So Percussion:
a. Recitative (track 5)
b. Chorus (track 6)

Threads (Music by Paul Lansky)
Cantaloupe Music/2010
Eric Beach, Jason Treuting, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski: percussion; recorded at Avatar Studios, 2008

Arvo Pärt: Movement I -- Con Sublimità
Symphony No. 4, "Los Angeles"
ECM Records/2010
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, January, 2009

Martin Bresnick: I. Semplice, Inesorabile (from Trio for piano, violin, and cello)
The Essential Martin Bresnick
Cantaloupe Music/2006
performed by the Jupiter Trio; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, 12/16/05

Giacinto Scelsi: Uaxuctum--The Legend of the Mayan City
(which they themselves destroyed for religious reasons) I-V
The Orchestral Works 2
Mode Records/2006
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; conductor: Peter Rundel; Concentus Vocalis, director: Herbert Böck; recorded at the Festival 'Wien Modern,' Vienna Concert House 11/04/05

Judith Shatin: Penelope's Song
Tower of the Eight Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
electronics: J. Shatin; violin: Hasse Borup

Stuart Saunders Smith: Books of Flutes
Double Image
11 West Records/2005
flute: Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer

Alvin Curran: For MG
Lost Marbles
Tzadik Records/2004
piano, tape: A. Curran; recorded for the Trisha Brown Dance Company, 1992

Ingrid Drese: Papillon, abîme, nuit (Butterfly, Abyss, Night)
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
realized at Drese's studio, Belgium, 1999

Frances White: Like the Lily
Centre Bridge -- Electroacoustic Works
Mode Records/2007
viola: Liuh-Wen Ting; double bass: Troy Rinker, Jr., electronics: F. White

Natasha Barrett: Sub Terra Cycle -- Sand Island
Bouteilles de Klein
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
realized at Barrett's studio, Oslo, 2007

Dimitri Voudouris: 1:ΘΦ4
Pogus Productions/2010


Barrett and Pärt

Oslo-based sound artist Natasha Barrett (b. 1972 Norwich, UK) performs section from her "Sub Terra Cycle" for German radio:

Performance from Arvo Pärt's Symphony No. 4 "Los Angeles"
(Mvt. III - Deciso) (Arvo Pärt, b. 1935 Estonia)

Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen - conductor

Royal Albert Hall
Friday 20 August 2010 - UK Premiere

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Martian Gardens for 12/12/2010

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 December 12, 2010
Extended Edition

Elliott Carter: Luimen
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Four
Bridge Records/2002
Speculum Musicae -- trumpet: Raymond Mase, trombone: Michael Powell, harp: June Han, mandolin: William Anderson, guitar: David Starobin, vibraphone: Pablo Rieppi, conductor: William Purvis; recorded at Mastersound, NYC September, 2000

In honor of Elliott Carter's 102nd Birthday, December 11th, 2010

Ursula Mamlok: String Quartet No. 1
I. With Intensity
II. Very Rhythmic
III. Still, as if suspended

Music of Ursula Mamlok Volume One
Bridge Records/2009
Daedalus Quartet -- first violin: Kyu-Young Kim, second violin: Min-Young Kim, viola: Jessica Thompson, cello: Raman Ramakrishnan; recorded at the Performing Arts Center, Theater C, Purchase, NY, 10/09/07

Jan Garbarek/The Hilliard Ensemble: Most Holy Mother of God (A. Pärt)
Officium Novum
ECM Records/2010
The Hilliard Ensemble -- countertenor: David James, tenor: Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor: Steven Harrold; baritone: Gordon Jones; saxophones: J. Garbarek; text: Akathist hymn (trad.); recorded at St. Gerold's Provost, Austria, June, 2009

Kitty Brazelton: Bells and Words
Ecclesiastes -- A Modern Oratorio
Innova Recordings/2010
The Time Remaining Band, conductor: K. Brazelton; laptop, electronics, voice: K. Brazelton; text: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15; recorded at Dreamland, West Hurley, New York

Anne LeBaron: Lagniappe -- Hourglass of Stars
Innova Recordings/2010
electronics: Earl Howard, amplified violin: Leroy Jenkins, amplified harp, live electronics: A. LeBaron; recorded at Joe's Pub, NYC, 2004

Alexander Knaifel: In Air Clear and Unseen (IACaU III)
Svete Tikhiy
ECM Records/2003
piano: Oleg Malov; Keller Quartet -- violin: András Keller, violin: János Pilz, viola: Zoltán Gál, cello: Judit Szabó; text: Fyodor Tyutchev

Roger Reynolds: last things, I think, to think about (excerpts)
a. text 8
b. Myrtle
c. Text 9
d. Illustration I
e. Text 10
f. Illustration II
g. Text 11

last things, I think, to think about
Electronic Music Foundation/2002
baritone: Philip Larson; text: John Ashbery; piano: Aleck Karis; music: R. Reynolds; recorded at Warren Studios, Department of Music, UC San Diego

Revolutionary Ensemble: Improvisation I
Beyond the Boundary of Time
Mutable Music/2008
violin: Leroy Jenkins, bass: Sirone, percussion, reeds, electronics: Jerome Cooper; recorded in concert, Warsaw, Poland, 5/25/05

Bob Gluck: Interlude
Electric Songs--Live Performances 2001-2003
Electronic Music Foundation/2002
saz, electronics, B. Gluck

Robert Ashley:
a. The Old Man Lives in Concrete
b. O Mesopotamia

Lovely Music/2008
voices: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara; electronics, processing: Tom Hamilton

Anna Rubin: Shards of Sappho
Sounding Out! #
Everglade Records/2010

Linda Montano: Portrait of Sappho
Lesbian American Composers #
voice, electronics, piano, text: L. Montano; recorded in Austin, November, 1997

Eve Beglarian: My Heart is Trembling
60 x 60 2004/2005 #
Vox Novus/2007

Eve Beglarian: Robin Redbreast
Tell The Birds
New World Records/2006
voice: Corey Dargel, piccolo: Margaret Lancaster; text: Stanley Kunitz; recorded at Brooklyn Recording, July, 2005

Hildegard Westerkamp: Cricket Voice
empreintes DIGITALes/2010 (orig. 1996)
cricket song and environmental sounds recorded in the "Zone of Silence" in the desert of Northern Mexico; completed at Westerkamp's Studio, Vancouver, BC, 1987

slub: Phone_Mr_Biskov
Why Record? Life in the Age of Digital Performance #
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 18, curated by Click Nilson
Electronic Music Foundation/2008
computers, electronics: Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean

Christian Marclay: His Master's Voice (excerpt)
Atavistic Records/1997
recorded at The Kitchen, NYC, 1982

Dean Rosenthal: Life Is What Happens
recorded by D. Rosenthal, Florence, MA, 2010

Colin Newman: Blue Jay Way (G. Harrison)
provisionally entitled the singing fish/not to
4AD-Restless/1992 (orig. 1981-1982)

Margaret Leng Tan: An American in Buenos Aires (A Blues Tango)(T. Twining)
She Herself Alone -- The Art of the Toy Piano 2
Mode Records/2010
toy piano, piano: M.L. Tan; recorded at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY, January, 2010

Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe: Cherry Cheesecake
The Carbon Copy Building -- A Comic-Strip Opera
Cantaloupe Music/2006
text: Ben Katchor; music director: Martin Goldray; vocals: Toby Twining, Katie Geissinger ; electric guitar: John Benthal; percussion: David Cossin; woodwinds: Bohdan Hilash; keyboards: Martin Goldray

Phil Kline: Angels of Avenue A
Unsilent Night
Cantaloupe Music/2002
recorded by Bradford Reed, various locations in New York City, May 2001

Phil Kline: Wondrous Love (W. Walker)
John the Revelator -- A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
preformed by ETHEL and Lionheart; recorded at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August, 2007

Severed Heads: Wonder of All the World
Cuisine with Piscatorial
recorded at dB Productions, Australia, 1988

Amy Horvey: This one and that one side by side
Amy Horvey/2010
recorded at Paved Arts, Saskatoon

David Behrman: View Finder
Unforeseen Events
XI Records/1991
mutantrumpet: Ben Neill

Daniel Toussaint: La Chasse au Pougablunk Boumeu
Miniatures Concrètes #
empreintes DIGITALes/1999

Richard Maxfield: Bacchanale
The Oak of the Golden Dreams (Maxfield/Budd)
New World Records/1999
narration, text: Edward Fields; violin: Fahrad Machkat, Robert Block: prepared violin: saxophone: Terry Jennings; underwater clarinet: Nicholas Roussakis; original music recorded at the Five Spot, Manhattan, circa 1962

James Tenney: Instrumental Responses (with Ergodos II)
Melody, Ergodicity, and Indeterminacy
Mode Records/2007
The Barton Workshop; recorded in Amsterdam, winter, 2007

Dimitri Voudoris: ΑΛΘ=Φ (excerpt)
Pogus Productions/2010
computer music for live performance