Saturday, January 22, 2011

Martian Gardens for 01/23/2009

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 23, 2011

Otto Luening: Moonflight
Pioneers of Electronic Music
New World Records/2006
created at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1968

Henry Cowell: The Tides of Manaunaun
Piano Music
Smithsonian-Folkways/1993 (orig. 1963)
piano: H. Cowell

Philip Corner:
a. Short Piano Piece IV
b. Short Piano Piece IX
c. Short Piano Piece XIII

40 Years and One -- Philip Corner Plays the Piano
XI Records/2001
piano: P. Corner; recorded at IIWII studios, Weehawken, NJ, January, 1998

Gamelan Son Of Lion: Sad/Happy (D. Goode)
Innova Recordings/2009
clarinet: Daniel Goode

John Cage: Music Walk
The Works for Piano I
Mode Records/1995
piano, short radio, objects: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, Boston, Mass., March 1993

John Cage: Inlets (excerpt)
Music for Merce boxed-set
New World Records/2010
conch shells with water: Paeder Mercier, Mel Mercier, J. Cage
recorded at Roubaix, France, 10/27/1983; dance: Inlets (1977), Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Christian Wolff: Or 4 People (excerpt)
Music for Merce boxed-set
New World Records/2010
piano, melodica: C. Wolff; live electronics, violin, harmonica: Takehisa Kosugi; laptop: Jim O'Rourke; trombone: Stuart Dempster; recorded in New York, 7/23/1999; dance: Rune (1959), Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Christian Wolff: Snowdrop
Tilbury Pieces/Snowdrop
Mode Records/1999
violin, viola: Dimitrios Polisoidis; piano: Hildegard Kleeb; trombone: Roland Dahinden; recorded at Sender Freies, Berlin, May, 1996

So Percussion & Matmos: Swamp
Treasure State
Cantaloupe Music/2010

So Percussion & Trollstilt: Matisse's Garden Lesson
Five (and-a-half)Gardens
Shhh Productions/2007
recorded at Princeton University

Chen Yi: Jing Marimba
Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba -- 24 New Concert Pieces
Bridge Records/2009
marimba: Gordon Stout; recorded at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2009, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, Wisconsin, 7/05/09

Neil Rolnick: MONO Prelude
Extended Family
Innova Recordings/2011
laptop, voice: N. Rolnick; recorded at EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, February, 2010

Madelyn Byrne: Arrival
Sounding Out! (DVD extracts)
Everglade Records/2010

Joane Hétu: La Neige
a. Neige 1-2
b. Neige 5-3
c. Neige 4-2
d. Regarder la neige tomber

Récits de neige
performed by Ensemble SuperMusique, recorded at Théâtre La Chapelle, Montreal, 2008; texts: a: Dyane Raymond, b: Lise Hétu, c: Luc Proulx; d: Miranda Nienson

Larry Austin: Caritas
Source--Music of the Avant Garde (Source Records 1-6, 1968-1971)
Pogus Productions/2009
PDP-10 computer, Buchla Electronic Music System: L. Austin, realized 1969 for the Artificial Intelligence Project, Stanford University

Terry Riley: Negro Hall
Lisbon Concert
New Albion Records/1996
piano: T. Riley; recorded at the Festival dos Capuchos, Teatro São Luís, Lisbon, Portugal, 7/16/95


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hearne, Small, Rolnick

Another selection from Katrina Ballads by Ted Hearne. This one is called "Anderson Cooper." Like the rest of the texts from "Katrina Ballads," Hearne uses words straight from the media at the time of Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005.

This is another performance of Washington D.C. pianist Haskell Small of "Lullaby of War."

ETHEL performs Neil Rolnick's "Gene Pool" featured on his latest CD "Extended Family" (Innova Recordings)

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