Saturday, August 11, 2012

Martian Gardens for August 12, 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 August 12, 2012

Charles Amirkhanian: Dog of Stravinsky
Mental Radio
voices: Dashiell Hammett, Belgian sheep hound; recorded in Oakland, October 7, 1979 

Laurie Anderson: For Electronic Dogs
You're the Guy I Want to Spend My Money With
East Side Digital/1993 (orig. Giorno Poetry Systems/1981)
violin, electronics: Laurie Anderson; drums: Wharton Tiers 

Laurie Anderson: The Geographic North Pole
The Ugly One with the Jewels
Warner Bros./1995
vocals, electronics: Laurie Anderson; recorded at Sadler's Wells, UK 

Audrey Churgin: Arctic Sun Arctic Wind
Deep Wireless 2 -- Radio Art Compilation [various artists]
New Adventures in Sound Art/2005
voice, recordings: Audrey Churgin; drum dance and song: Rosalie Pissuk and son 

John Cage: excerpt from Voiceless Essay
Ghosts and Monsters [various artists]
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music 
Leonardo Music Journal CD series, Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
for four computer-generated tapes with 18 computer-generated mesostics; source text: Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," recorded for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Herbst Theater, San Francisco, November 21, 1986 

Lydia Kavina: Voice of Theremin (V. Komarov)
Music from the Ether
Original Works for Theremin 
Mode Records/1996
Theremin and tape: Lydia Kavina 

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." 

Victoria Jordanova: Outer Circles (parts 1 and 2)
Outer Circles
Innova Recordings/2004
sound collage inspired by the 9-11 Commemorative Net  

Beth Anderson: Ode
Peachy Keen-O
Pogus Productions/2003
electronic tape: Beth Anderson; Auctioneer: Spec Edwards, recorded at the Mt. Sterling tobacco warehouses, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, December 1972; realized and mixed at Queen's College electronic music studio, Wesleyan University electronic music studio, and ZBS Media; completed in 1975; dedicated to the composer's father, an auctioneer and friend of Spec Edwards 

Phillip Kent Bimstein: Garland Hirschi's Cows
a. A little bit about my cows
b. Pasturale 
c. Moovement
Garland Hirschi's Cows
sampler: PBK; cows and Garland Hirschi's narration recorded at Springdale, Utah, 1990 

Richard Karpen: Life Studies #5
Centaur Records/2004
computer-realized sounds: Richard Karpen, including a sample of J.S. Bach's "Art of the Fugue," composed in Seattle, Washington, and Bourges, France, 1996 

Steven Ricks: 
a. Percept Can Improv
b. Play the DC Metro 1
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
computer-realized sounds: Steven Ricks; improvised and recorded by Steven Ricks, 2009-2011 

R. Weis: These Buttons are Trash
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2012
samples and samplers: R. Weis 

Iannis Xenakis: Akanthos
Ensemble Music 1
Mode Records/1996
ST-X -- Ensemble Xenakis USA; conductor: Charles Zachary Bornstein; recorded at the Thread Waxing Space, New York City, June 21, 1995 

Ulrich Suesse: Les Vusions [sic.]
Le sixte livre dit électroacoustique de François Rabelais
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1995
electroacoustic music: Ulrich Suesse; IMEB, Bourges 

Alvin Curran: Romulus and Remus make a ruckus
Lost Marbles
electronic music: Alvin Curran; remix of sound installation for projections by Kristin Jones, University of Rome, 2003 

Robert Carl: Collapsible Mandala (excerpt)
From Japan
New World Records/2012
processed found sounds: Robert Carl 

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: For Ever Now Soon an End
Quelques Reflets (Some Reflections)
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
electroacoustic music: P.A. Tremblay; realized in 2010 at the composer's studio, Huddersfield, U.K., and at the Elektronisches Studios of the Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation of the Technische Universität Berlin; premiered at Das Elektronische Studio der TU Berlin concert, January 21, 2011

Deep Listening Band: CCCC (Cistern Chapel Chance Chants)
The Ready-Made Boomerang
New Albion Records/1991
brass didjeridu, trombone, voice: Stuart Dempster; voice: Thomasa Eckert; accordion: Pauline Oliveros; voice: Panaiotis: voice; recorded at the Cistern Chapel -- the Ft. Worden Cistern, Olympic Peninsula, Washington; February 1990

A sad goodbye and a big thank you to New Albion Records (1983--2012).
New Albion Records shuttered its retail operations after releasing a steady stream of contemporary classical and experimental music recordings since the 1980s.  New Albion's roster of artists and composers such as the Deep Listening Band, Lou Harrison, Ingram Marshall, Morton Feldman, and Somei Satoh was a seminal influence in the formative period of Martian Gardens 15 years ago and shall remain a staple of my programming as long as Martian Gardens continues its run here on WMUA.

With honor and gratitude to New Albion founder and proprietor Foster Reed -- Thank you very much,

Max Shea

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Martian Gardens for August 5, 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 August 5, 2012
Extended edition 21:00 -- 00:30

Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy: 
The Sundown/San Antonio Mission (E. Morricone)
The American Dream
Mode Records -- Avant/2012
electric guitar: Marco Cappelli; bass: Luca Lo Bianco; drums: Francesco Cusa; voice: Gaia Mattiuzzi; recorded at Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, March 2011 

Jack Vees: Surf Music Again
Surf Music Again
electric cello and sequencer: Jeff Krieger; narrator: Tony Forkush 

Cornelius Dufallo: Playlist One (Resonance) (V. Iyer)
Innova Recordings/2012
violin and electronics: Cornelius Dufallo;   

Brian Belet: Lyra
Lyra CD-R
violin: Patricia Strange; Kyma programming: Brian Belet (2003) 

Allen Strange: Heroes IV; The Boys
Music by Allen Strange CD-R
Permanent Press /2005
digital media: Allen Strange 

Marc Tremblay: Cowboy Fiction
empreintes DIGITALes/1998
electroacoustic music composed at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges in November, 1998; premiered at the IMEB Synthèse Festival, June 2, 1999 

Margaret Leng Tan: Suite for Toy Piano (J. Cage)
She Herself Alone -- The Art of the Toy Piano 2
Mode Records/2010
toy piano: M. L. Tan; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, January 2010 

John Cage: Second Construction
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011 

Margaret Leng Tan and Third Coast Percussion to to perform at MoMA's John Cage Day, Thursday, August 9, 2012

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Takt 109--151 
pianos: Andreas Grau and  Götz Schumacher; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, October 1993 

Edgard Varése: Poème électronique
The Varése Album
Wounded Bird/2007 (orig. Sony/1972)
realized by the composer on magnetic tape for Le Corbusier's Philips Pavilion at the 1958 World's Fair, Brussels   

Un Drame Musical Instantané: French Resistance
Dry Lungs II (various artists)
Placebo Records/1986
trumpet: Bernard synthesizer, voice: Vitet; Jean Jacques Birge; guitar, synthesizer: Francis Gorge; accordion: Michael Buirette 

César Bolaños: I-10--AIFG/Rbt-1
Peruvian Experimental and Electroacoustic Music 1964-1970
Pogus Productions/2009 
for amplified ensemble and light projection system; premiered during the VII Contemporary Music Festival at the Instituto di Tella, Buenos Aires, October 26 1968 

Elaine Barkin and the UCLA Experimental Workshop Ensemble: 
Music Collage
Open Space/2000
recorded at UCLA, April 17, 1991 

Vincent Berger Rond: Sedna et le clavecin à la mer
Elle avait raison hathor
electric guitar, harpsichord, percussion: VBR

Robert Carl: Bullet Cycle
From Japan
New World Records/2012
cello: Katie Kennedy; vibraphone: Bill Solomon; percussion, percussive timekeeper: Sayun Chang; processing, computer music: Robert Carl; recorded at the Hartt School University of Hartford, May 19, 2009

Diane Labrosse: Ticking Alarm Clocks
Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction
alarm clocks and ensemble recorded at Studio 270, Montreal

Carla Scaletti: SlipStick
Music from SEAMUS volume 19 [various artists]
Kyma synthesis, Continuum Fingerboard: Carla Scaletti

Salvatore Martirano: Look at the back of my head for awhile
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 22
The Composer in the Computer Age V --
A Salvatore Martirano Retrospective: 1962-1992
Centaur Records/1995
Sal-Mar Construction performed live at the composer's studio, Urbana-Champaign, January, 1974 

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