Thursday, December 27, 2012

Martian Gardens for December 30-31, 2012

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 30, 2012

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
December 31, 2012 
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Annette Vande Gorne: Crise
Empreintes Digitales/2008
electronic music realized at the Métamorphoses d'Orphée studio of M&R, premiered at Stalker, Brussels, Belgium, January 13, 1984 for the Phillippe Marannes play "Sulphur Sun"; composition year: 1984; time: 5:27

Pete Stollery: Serendipities and Synchronicities 
Empreintes Digitales/2012
electroacoustic music realized in 2004 and premiered on October 7, 2004 as part of the theatrical production "Standing Wave" at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, composition year: 2004; time: 5:48

Richard Teitelbaum: Threshold Symphonies (excerpt)
Solo Live
Mutable Music/2012
Kurzweil 2000 Sampler Keyboard, piano, bells, slide whistle, Crackle Box, laptop: Richard Teitelbaum; excerpt time: 10:00

Annea Lockwood: In Our Name
In Our Name
New World Records/2012
baritone: Thomas Buckner; prerecorded voices: Bill Hart and Bruce Odland; cello: Theodore Mook; tape: Annea Lockwood; poems of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:  "Death Poem," Jumah Al-Dossari (Bahrain), "The Truth," Emad Abdullah Hassan (Yemen), "Is it true," "Osama Abu Kabir (Jordan); didjeridu sample: Stuart Dempster, Didjerilayover; composition year: 2010; time: 11:48

Particle Ensemble: Pundititus
Particle Ensemble
Mutable Music/2012
composer: J.D. Parran; alto flutes, bamboo flutes, mbira: J.D. Parran; saxello, electronics: Earl Howard; voice: Thomas Buckner; composition year: 2010; time: 22:10

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning III (Quintet)
In the Beginning
New World Records/2012
performed by Midnight Winds (flute: Amy Tatum, oboe: Jennifer Johnson, clarinet: Andrew Leonard, bassoon: Maciej Fils; horn: Allen Fogle); recorded at Dizzy Gillespie Studio, California Institute of the Arts, January 10-11, 2010; composition year: 1979; time: 18:47

Arditti Quartet: Uno
Mexico -- New Music for Strings
Mode Records/2006
composer: Iván Naranjo; Arditti Quartet (violins, Irvine Arditti, Graeme Jennings; viola: Dov Scheindlin; cello: Rohan de Saram); recorded in Mexico City, April, 2002; composition year: 2002; time: 13:40

José Malsio: Danza
Tensions at the Vanguard
New Music from Peru (1948-1979) [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2012
National Symphony Orchestra, conductor: José Malsio; composition years: 1948-1950; time: 7:48

Alexander Berne and the Abandoned Orchestra:
a. Four Instantiations 
b. Amphibiana
c. An Unnamed Diary of Places I Went Alone II
Self Referentials Volume 1 & 2
Innova Recordings/2012
recorded at Mirabela Studios, Florida; time: 9:00
 *TAINT RADIO version only

Peter Zummo: Rocket Scientist
Experimenting with Household Chemicals
XI Records/1995
trombone, voice: Peter Zummo; amplified cello, voice, keyboard, bass: Arthur Russel; marimba, voice: Bill Ruyle; quartet: Mustafa Ahmed Percussion; saxophones, flute: Jon Gibson; edited from seven performances around New York City, 1989-1991; composition year: 1987; time: 9:41

Iannis Xenakis: Akanthos
Ensemble Music 1
Mode Records/1996
ST-X Ensemble, conductor: Charles Zachary Bornstein; soprano: Susan May; recorded live at the Waxing Space, New York City, June 21, 1995; composition year:1977; time: 10:15

Amy Horvey: Cranberry Flats Mobile (radio edit)*
Paved Arts/2010
for trumpet and interactive environmental sounds; trumpet: Amy Horvey; recorded at Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, South Saskatchewan River, August 2010;  composition year: 2010; edit time: 11:00
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Amy Horvey: This one and that one side by side**
Paved Arts/2010
composer: Cassandra Miller; trumpet and trumpet harmonics: Amy Horvey; recorded at Paved Arts, Saskatoon; composition year: 2010; time: 11:12
* *WMUA version only

David Dunn: Entraintments I
Music, Language, and Environment
Innova Recordings/1996
square-wave oscillators and processed environmental sounds: David Dunn; electronically altered voice: Lizbeth Rymland; recorded at Azalea Glen, Cayamaca State Park, California,  May-September, 1984; time: 8:14

Laurie Spiegel: A Folk Study
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012 (orig. LP Philo/1980)
synthesizer: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, February 1975; time: 2:03

Diane LaBrosse: Rotary Dial Phones
Music for Objects on the Edge of Extinction*
violin: Marie-Soleil Belanger; trumpets: Jean Derome; guitars: Bernard Falaise; clarinets: Lori Freedman; accordion: Diane Labrosse; viola: Jean Rene; percussion: Pierre Tanguay, and rotary telephones; recorded at Studio 270 and Studio 2e, Montreal; circa 2005--2007; time: 421

*This title was issued on the original MG mailing as "Music for Objections on the Edge of Distinction.  MG regrets the error.  

Cluster and Brian Eno: Für Luise
Cluster & Eno
Caroline Records/1996 (orig LP Sky Records/1977)
synthesizers: Roedelius, Moebius, and Eno; recorded at Conny's Studio, Cologne, Germany, June 1977; time: 5:04

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Martian Gardens for December 23-24, 2012

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 23, 2012

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
December 24, 2012 
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Respect Sextet: Boppin' Around the Christmas Tree
Respect in Yule
Mode Records/2012

Tchaikovsky/Edward Artemiev: 
selections from The Nutcracker/The Rat King
a. The History Begins (Waltz of Flowers - The Vocalize)
b. March of Firefighters
c. It's All Relative (Song of Uncle Albert and the Children)
d. Mary Falls Asleep
e. Traveling on a Christmas Tree
f. My Secret World (Mary's Song)
g. Life is Bright Once More (Finale)*
The Nutcracker & The Rat King
Electroshock Records/2012
The Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Murad Annamamedov
*TAINT RADIO version only

George Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979
a. The Visitation
b. Berceuse for the Infant Jesu
c. The Shephard's Noel
d. Adoration of the Magi
e. Nativity Dance
f. Canticle of the Holy Night
g. Carol of the Bells
Songs and Refrains of Death/Apparition/Suite for Christmas
Bridge Records/1991
piano:  Lambert Orkis

Respect Sextet: Sevivon/I Have a Little Dreidel
Respect in Yule
Mode Records/2012

Frank Zappa: Uncle Bernie's Farm
Absolutely Free
Rykodisc/1994 (orig. LP 1967)

Shelley Hirsch/Jon Rose/Chris Cutler: After Hours/The Colour of BLOOD
The ReR Quarterly Vol. 4/No. 2
ReR Megacorp/1997

William S. Burroughs: The Junky's Christmas
Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
Island Records/1993
music, sampling: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

The Trummerflora Collective: Frosty the Snowman/Silent Night
No Stars Please
Accretions Records/2001

Earl Howard: Bird 3
Granular Modality
New World Records/2012

Richard Teitelbaum: Blends
New Albion Records/2002

If, Bwana: Cicada #1 -- EHG Version
Assemble. Age!
Mutable Music/2010

Joane Hétu: 
A. Joyeux Temps, part 1
b. La Marmotte, part 1*
Nouvelle Musique d'Hiver

*TAINT RADIO version only

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Martian Gardens for December 16-17, 2012

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 16, 2012

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
December 17, 2012 
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Laurie Anderson: Sharkey's Night
Mister Heartbreak
Warner Bros./1984
voice: William S. Burroughs; composition year: 1983; time: 2:29

Elliott Carter: Two Diversions/Retrouvailles
a. Diversion I  (4:40)
b. Diversion II (3:40)
c. Retrovailles (1:57)
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Five
Nine Compositions (1994-2002)
Bridge Records/2003
piano: Charles Rosen; composition years: a/b. 1999/c. 2000

In memory of Charles Rosen (May 5, 1927 -- December 9, 2012)

John Cage:
a. Prelude for Meditation (1:25)
b. She is Asleep (7:49)
As It Is
ECM Records/2012
prepared piano: Alexei Lubimov; voice: Natalia Pschenitschnikova; recorded at DRS Radio Studio, Zurich, December 2011; composition years: a. 1948/b. 1943 

Harry Partch: Harrington Ranch, June 24, 1935
Bitter Music
Bridge Records/2011
narrator: John Schneider; piano: Richard Valitutto; recorded at Second at Second Story Studio, Venice, California; time: 13:38

Bitter Music is up for a Grammy!  
The first complete recording of Harry Partch's "Hobo Diaries" from the 1930s,  known as "Bitter Music," has been nominated for Best Classical Comendium in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.  Congratulations to John Schneider and PARTCH.

Harry Partch: Exordium -- The Beginning of a Web
Delusion of the Fury -- A Ritual of Dream and Delusion
Innova Recordings/1999 (orig. LP 1971/Columbia Masterworks)
performed by a large ensemble of players and actors, conducted by Danlee Mitchell, supervised by Harry Partch; recorded at UCLA Playhouse, January 1969; composition year: 1968; text: Harry Partch, based on Japanese Noh theater and West African folklore; selection time: 10:45

Harry Partch: The Letter
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 2
New World Records/2004 (orig. 1997)
intoning voice: Harry Partch; omicron belly drum: David Dunn; new kithara I, surrogate kithara; Dennis Dunn; harmonic canon III: Randy Hoffman; recorded in 1972 with dubbed in portions from 1950; text, "Letter from Hobo Pablo" from "Bitter Music"; composition year: 1943, 1950, 1972; time: 2:48
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Noah Creshevsky: Try  
60 x 60 -- 2003 [various artists]
Capstone Records/2004
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; time: 1:00
* TAINT RADIO version only

Mark Applebaum: Garden of Memory
The Bible Without God
Innova Recordings/2005
Mouseketeer electroacoustic music sculptures: Mark Applebaum; recorded at the Chapel of Chimes, Oakland, California, June 21, 2004; composition year: 2004; time: 7:11

David Berezan: Cyclo
La face cachée
Empreintes Digitales/2008
electroacoustic bicycle sounds: David Berezan; realized in 2003 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on March 8, 2003 during the “20/20 Re:Vision” series of concerts celebrating the 20th anniversary of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre); time: 10:44

Elainie Lillios: Elevator (from Backroads) 
Entre Espaces (Between Spaces)
Empreintes Digitales/2011
electroacoustic music: Elainie Lillios; realized at the composer's studio, Bowling Green, Ohio; premiered September 13, 2002 during Rien à voir (12) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, Montreal; time: 3:31

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning -- Etude I (Trombones)
In the Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
eight trombones: Mike Svoboda; studio recording completed January 2009, Dizzy Gillespie Studios, California Institute of the Arts; composition year: 1979; time: 9:56

Eve Beglarian: Wonder Counselor
Tell the Birds
New World Records/2006
organ and tape: Eve Beglarian; composition year: 1996; time: 9:09

Deep Listening Band: Hi Bali, Hi
Mode Records/1995
trombones, didjeridu, garden hose: Stuart Dempster; just-tuned accordion, electronics: Pauline Oliveros; organ, overtone, flutes, electronics: David Gamper; Expanded Instrument System;  recorded at Trinity Methodist Church, Kingston, New York, January 1994; composition year: 1994; time: 10:42

Dickie Landry: Alto Flute Quad Delay
Fifteen Saxophones
Unseen Worlds/2011
flute, tape delay: Richard Landry; engineer: Kurt Munkacsi; recorded in New York City, 1977; time: 9:49

Alvin Lucier: 947
Ever Present
Mode Records/2007
for flute and interactive pure wave oscillator; flute: Jacqueline Martelle; engineer: Tom Hamilton; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, April 29, 2002; composition year: 2000; time: 7:40

Al Margolis: , (apostrophe)
An Innocent, Abroad
Pogus Productions/2007
vocals: Lisa Barnard -Kelley; flutes: Jacqueline Martelle, Jane Rigler; electronics, processing: Al Margolis; recorded at WDR Koln, May 2006; time: 11:54

Jocy De Oliveira: Milk of Love
Illud Tempus
O.O. Discs/2000
spoken voice: Marilena Bibas; synthesizer, electronics: Jocy De Olivera; text: JDO; recorded in Berlin, March, 1995; composition year: 1994; time: 3:08 

James Tenney: Mallets in the Air
Cold Blue Two [various artists]
Cold Blue Music/2012
Partch diamond marimba (in just intonation): Erin Barnes; Formalist String Quartet (violins: Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Tholl; viola: Mark Menzies; cello: Ashley Waters); recorded at Architecture studio, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 2002; time: 4:40

Larry Polansky: Eskimo Lullaby
Cold Blue Two [various artists] 
Cold Blue Music/2012
voice and just-intonation National steel guitar: John Schneider; recorded at Architecture studio, Los Angeles, 2008; composition year: 2006; time: 4:00

Larry Polansky: Canon #14 -- Kid Canon
Four-Voice Canons
Cold Blue Music/2002
voices: Anna Diamond Polansky and friends; recorded at Brittrax, Dartmouth College and Los Angeles, 2002; composition year: 2002; time: 1:37

J.D. Parran: Processional
Window Spirits
Mutable Music/2010
chimes, double wooden flutes: J.D. Parran; recorded at Balal Gallery, Kampo Cultural Center, New York City; March 27, 2009; time: 4:55

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn: Tongue and Groove
Steel and Bamboo
O.O. Discs/1993
A-flat wooden piccolo: Robert Dick; bansuri flute: Steve Gorn; time: 1:36

The Legendary Pink Dots: A Spanish Bridge
Prayer for Aradia
Terminal Kaleidoscope/1996 (orig. cassette/1985)
synthesizer, guitar: time: 1:30 
*TAINT RADIO version only

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