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
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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 
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