Saturday, November 2, 2013

Martian Gardens for November 3-4, 2013


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 3, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
November 4, 2013 Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog




Neil Rolnick: Gardening at Gropius House
Gardening at Gropius House
Innova Recordings/2013
violin solo: Todd Reynolds; Alarm Will Sound orchestra, conductor: Alan Pierson; laptop: Neil Rolnick; recorded at the Recital Hall of the National Opera Center, New York City, June 13-14, 2013; composition year: 2012; time: 30:02

Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting in a Room (excerpts)
I Am Sitting in a Room
Lovely Music, Ltd./1990 (orig. LP 1970)
voice and tape: Alvin Lucier; recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of Brandeis University, 1969; total excerpts time: 9:45

Alvin Lucier: Exploration of the House
Orchestra Works
New World Records/2013
(for orchestra and playback); quotations from Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124, Beethoven, composition year: 1822; The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Peter Kotik; recorded in the House of Culture, Ostrava, Czech Republic; August 23, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 24:21

John Cage: The Ten Thousand Things
The Ten Thousand Things
Microfest Records/2013
narrator: John Cage; prepared piano: Vicki Ray; prepared piano: Aron Kallay; double bass: Tom Peters; percussion: William Winant; Cage's narration recorded at UCLA, 1962; other instruments for The Ten Thousand Things recorded at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, Mills College in Oakland, Second Story Studios in Venice, CA, and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, CA; engineer: John Schneider (except Matt Snyder at Private Island Trax); recorded 2008-2012; composition years: 1954, 1955, 1956; time: 45:00

George Crumb: Black Angels -- Thirteen Images from the Dark Land
a. Night of the Electric Insects (1:29)
b. Sounds of Bones and Flutes (0:39)
c. Lost Bells (0:47)
d. Devil Music (1:21)
e. Danse Macabre (1:01)
f. Pavana Lachrymae (Der Tod und das Mädchen) (0:53)
g. Black Angels (2:23)
h. Sarabanda de la Muerte Oscura (0:52)
i. Lost Bells (Echo) 1:52
j. God-Music (2:36)
k. Ancient Voices (0:36)
l. Ancient Voices (Echo) (0:43)
m. Night of the Electric Insects (3:03)
Black Angels; Makrokosmos III
Mode Records/2006
Cuarteto Latinoamericano with members of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, conductor: Juan Pablo Izquierdo; Carnegie Mellon School of Music Alumni Concert Hall and Recording Studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February-April, 2003; composition year: 1970; time: 17:57

Steven Mackey: A Matter of Life and Death
Open Space 4 (Mackey/Randall)
Open Space/1993
piano, amplified piano: Elizabeth DiFelice; composition year: 1987; time: 9:55

Steven Mackey: A Matter of Life and Death (parts III & IV)
Open Space 4 (Mackey/Randall)
Open Space/1993
amplified piano: Steven Mackey; recorded at Princeton University, May 1987; composition year: 1987; time: 3:40

Amy Horvey: Sfumato (from Música invisible, part IV) (C. Arditto)
composer: Cecilia Arditto;  trumpet, flugelhorn, vocalizations: Amy Horvey; recorded in Montreal, August 2009, composition year: 2005 (commissioned by Amy Horvey); excerpt time: 4:11

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