Saturday, January 29, 2011

Martian Gardens for 01/30/2009

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 30, 2011

David Starobin: Solo e Duettini (M. Babbitt)
New Music With Guitar, Vol. 5
Bridge Records/1993
In memory of Milton Babbitt who died January 29th, 2011, at age 94

Ted Hearne:
a. Bridge to Gretna
b. Anderson Cooper and Mary Landrieu
c. Brownie, You're doing a Heck of a Job

Katrina Ballads
New Amsterdam Records/2010
b. soprano: Allison Semmes; c. baritone: Anthony Turner; c. tenor: T. Hearne; recorded with large ensemble at Avatar Studios, Manhattan March, 2008

Phil Kline: Three Rumsfeld Songs
a. As We Know
b. That Many Vases
c. Near-Perfect Clarity

Zippo Songs
Cantaloupe Music/2004
The Zippo Band--vocals: Theo Bleckmann; violin: Todd Reynolds; guitars: Phil Kline; percussion: David Cossin; texts: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from Pentagon briefings; recorded at Ft/Lb Studio, Brooklyn, 2003

Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 5
String Quartets Nos. 1,5, & 10
New World Records/2011
The Kepler Quartet; recorded at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, 7/21/2010

Arlene Zallman: Se La Terra Che Aspetta
Se La Terra Che Aspetta
Bridge Records/2010
cello: Hekun Wu; piano: Elise Yun; recorded at The Sonic Temple, Roslindale, Mass., July, 2001

Arvo Pärt: Affannoso (mvt. II Symphony No. 4 "Los Angeles")
Symphony No. 4
ECM Records/2010
Los Angeles Philharmonic; conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen; recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall, January, 2009

Ingram Marshall: Rave, Parts I & II
Dark Waters
New Albion Records/2002
oboe d'amore: Libby Van Cleve

Pauline Oliveros: In Memoriam: Nikola Tesla, Cosmic Engineer (excerpt)
Music for Merce boxed set
New World Records/2010
voices, live electronics, acoustical-space sound activators: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, Jean Rigg, David Tudor; dance: Canfield (1969); recorded on tour, 1972, Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Henry Brant: Revenge Before Breakfast
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 8
Innova Recordings/2007
piccolo: Paul Taub; clarinet: Gregg Miller; violin: Ella Marie Gray; cello: Walter Gray; percussion: Matthew Kocmieroski, Thomas Eckert; accordion: Laurie Andres, conductor: Henry Brant; recorded in Poncho Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, 2/12/85

New Band: Daphne of the Dunes (H. Partch)
Microtonal Works
Mode Records/1994
New Band performed on original PARTCH INSTRUMENTS; recorded at Mastersound, Astoria, Queens, 1991-1993

Danielle Palardy Roger: Qui connaît (La Pinta)
a. Tout le monde en place
b. Nuit sombre
c. Réveil brutal
d. Ah l'aventure
e. Gloire, fortune, renommée et chance
f. Tous les biens de ce monde

Pinta, Niña, & Maria
performed by the ensemble GGRIL; recorded 8/12/2007

Tim Hodgkinson: Fragor
Sketch of Now
Mode Records/2006

Takehisa Kosugi: Spacings
Music for Merce boxed-set
New World Records/2010
live electronics: T. Kosugi; dance: Doubles (1984), recorded in New York City, 3/20/1988, The Merce Cunningham Dance Company


Monday, January 24, 2011

About Merce Cunningham

A little video about the modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009):

New World Records released Music for Merce, a 10-CD boxed-set dedicated to the music accompanying Cunningham's work over his five-decade career as director of The Merce Cunningham Dance Company.