Sunday, June 17, 2012

Martian Gardens for June 17, 2012

WMUA FM 91.1
Amherst, Mass. 01003
live webcast

Sundays 21:00--24:00 EDT
Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Program for June 17, 2012
Extended Edition 21:00--01:00 June 17-18, 2012 

Arie Shapira: Off Piano
Recital of 8 Piano Compostions
Arie Shapira/2012
piano and voice: Jelena Dimovska; recorded at BKA Berlin, September 6, 2011

Francis Dhomont: Brief and Den Vater (Letter to His Father)
Etudes pour Kafka
empreintes DIGTALes/2009
text: Franz Kafka ("Letter to His Father," written in November 1919); narration: Martin Engler; processed voice: Hans Tutschku; realized at the composer's studio, Avignon, France, and premiered on February 12, 2005, at the trans_canada festival in the ZKM_Kubus of the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) 

Frances White: The Book of Roses and Memory
In the Library of Dreams
Pogus Productions/2012
viola: Luh-Wen Ting; narrator: Thomas Buckner; text: James Pritchett

Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe: Opening Slide Lecture
The Carbon Copy Building -- A comic-strip opera
Cantaloupe Muisc/2006
text and drawings: Ben Katchor; performed by Bang On A Can, music director: Martin Goldray; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, August 2000

Jack Body: Intimate History No. 1 -- Yono
Compendium International -- Bourges 2005 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2005
sounds recorded in South Sumatra (1977-1978) and Jakarta (1994); narration and intonation: Yono of South Sumatra

Indonesian drummers: Matam (Doleful Procession)
Music of Islam Volume 15 [various artists]
Muslim Music of Indonesia Aceh and West Sumatra
Celestial Harmonies/1997
Matam (Ali Mahatam) rhythm played by tasa and dol drummers marching in a Tabuik ceremony; recorded in Pariaman, Kabupaten Padang-Pariaman, West Sumatra, 1982

R. Weis: Lullaby
Excitable Audible
samplers, sampling: Robert Weis

Alvin Curran/John Cage:
a. Introduction
b. Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape
Maritime Rites
New World Records/2004
voice, words: John Cage mixed with the diaphone horn of the Nantucket II Lightship and the interior of the broken horn of the Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard

John Cage: from 19 Questions
a. 23 Seconds on John Cage
b. 9 Seconds on Indeterminacy
c. 11 Seconds on Einstein
From Zero (DVD)
Mode Records/2004 (orig. 1995)
voice, stopwatch: John Cage; director: Frank Scheffer

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 5 (1952)
The Works for Percussion 1
Mode Records/2011
for 42 recordings and magnetic tape (First Version: using period jazz records); realized by Michael Barnhart

John Cage/David Tudor: from Indeterminacy
a. Indeterminacy 39 (concerning Indian spice boxes)
b. Indeterminacy 65 (concerning fresh fruit)
c. Indeterminacy 45 (concerning Schoenberg's piano student)
Smithsonian Folkways/1992 (orig. 1959)
stories and reader: John Cage; music: David Tudor

John Cage: Trio
a. Allegro
b. March
c. Waltz
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, June 2011

Annea Lockwood: Thirst
In Our Name
New World Records/2012
narrator: Simone Fattal; soprano: Kristin Nordeval; 4-channel tape: Anea Lockwood (sources: rush hour at Grand Central Station, medieval manuscript leaves at Pierpont Morgan Library; gongs, piano resonances,  Baschet sound sculptures at Yale, Balkan love song "Jutros m je ruza procvetala," performed by Gypsy singing trio in Hungary, Lebanese sculptor Simone Fattal, recorded at her family home in Damascus)

Herbert Brün: Sentences Now Open Wide (SNOW)
Wayfaring Sounds
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
The Performers' Workshop Ensemble; voices: Pamela Richman, Susan Parenti, David Friedman; text: Herbert Brün; tape: HB; recorded in 1984 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

David Jaggard: Mary and Ann
Sonic Circuits VIII [various artists]
Innova Recordings/2000
musique concrete, narration: David Jaggard; text: Samuel Beckett, "Watt"; recorded at the Sonology Institute, Ultrecht, Netherlands

Robert Normandeau: Jeu de langues
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
realized at the composer's studio, premiered at the Musica Viva 2009 festival of the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal; September 19, 2009

Françoise Doherty: Windowsill
Deep Wireless 5 -- Radio Art Compilation [various artists]
New Adventures in Sound Art/2008

Stan Link: [-(snow)]
In Amber
Albany Records/2006

Steve Fisk: Lying in Texas
Over and Thru the Night
K Records/1993

Mort Garson and The Blobs: Son of Blob
Electronic Toys 2 [various artists]
Normal Records/2000

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: Help,  I'm a Rock (Suite in Three Movements)
a. Okay to Tap Dance
b. In Memoriam Edgar Varese 
c. It Can't Happen Here
Freak Out!
Rykodisc/1994 (orig. 1965)

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: Return of the Son of Monster Magnet
(Unfinished Ballet in two Tableaux)
a. Ritual Dance of the Child-Killer
b. Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)
Freak Out!
Rykodisc/1994 (orig. 1965)

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