Thursday, January 17, 2013

Martian Gardens for January 20-21, 2013

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 29, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
January 21, 2013 Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Negativland: Sycamore
Escape from Noise

Luciano Berio: O King
The Great Works for Voice
Mode Records/1995
Musicians' Accord, soprano: Christine Schadeberg; recorded at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York City, April 3, 1995; composition year: 1968; time: 5:13

David Baker: Through This Vale of Tears
I. Thou Dost Lay Me in the Dust of Death
II. If There Be Sorrow
III. My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
IV. Parades to Hell
V. Deliver My Soul
VI. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
VII. Now That He is Safely Dead
(Works by T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Donal Fox, Olly Wilson)
New World Records/1992
tenor: Willie Brown; violins: Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill; cello: Mark Churchill; piano: Vivian Taylor; texts: I. Psalm 22, II. Marie Evans, III. Psalm 22, IV. Solomon Edwards, V. Psalm 22, VI. traditional, VII. Carl Hines; recorded at the African American Meeting House, Boston, November 1991; composition year: 1986; time: 16:00


Donal Fox: The Old People Speak of Death
Gone City (Presented by Videmus)
New World Records/1997
text/speaker: Quincy Troupe; piano: Donal Fox (Fox/Troupe Duo); recorded in concert at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for WGBH Radio, November 5, 1993; composition year; 1993; time: 5:11

Tania León: Arenas d'un Tiempo
Singin' Sepia
Bridge Records/2008
Speculum Musicae -- clarinet: Allen Blaustine, cello: Eric Bartlett; piano: Aleck Karis; recorded at KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, New York, March 13, 2004; composition year: 1992; time12:21

John Cage: 
a. A Flower [3:31
b. A Room [2:11]
As It Is
ECM New Series/2012
a. piano lid: Alexei Lubimov; voice: Natalia Pschenitschnikova; b. prepared piano: Alexei Lubimov; recorded at DRS Studio, Zurich, December 2011; composition years: a. 1950; b. 1943
*TAINT RADIO version only
Noah Creshevsky: Psalmus XXIII
To Know and Not to Know
vocal samples: Beth Griffith; baritone: Zach Kurth-Nelson; electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky;  composition years 2003, 2004; time: 7: 29

J.K. Randall: Shouldn't We Talk? (SWT I)
Open Space 19 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/2004
saxophone, percussion: Jim Randall, 2003; composition year: 2003; time: 9:20

Laurie Spiegel: Dirge Part II
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012
synthesizer: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, October 1974; composition year: 1974; time: 2:29

Milton Babbitt: Occasional Variations
Occasional Variations
RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer: Milton Babbitt; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1968-1971; composition years: 1968-1971; time: 9:54

Mel Powell: Events for Tape Recorder
Music for Electronic and Older Instruments 
magnetic tape: Mel Powell; voices: Mildred Dumnock, Lee Bowman, Martha Scott; recorded at Yale electronic music studios, 1963; composition date: 1963; time: 6:56

Cesar Bolaños: Intensidad y Altura
Tensions at the Vanguard --
New Music from Peru (1948-1979) [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2012
magnetic tape: Cesar Bolaños; recorded at the Electronic Music Laboratory (CLAEM) at the Institute for Higher Studies in Music of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1964; composition year: 1964; time: 5:02

Daniel Leduc: selections from Die Winterreise (the Winter Journey)*
a. Gute Nacht (Good Night)
b. Gefrorne Tränen (Frozen Tears)
c. Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree)
d. Der Stürmische Morgen (The Stormy Morning)**
e. Täuschung (Delusion) **
f. Coda**
g. Auf dem Flusse (On the River)
h. Irrlicht (Will o' the Wisp)
i. Frühlingstraum (Spring Dream)
j. Die Post (The Post)
k. Die Krähe (The Crow)
l. Im Dorfe (In the Village)
Le voyage d'hiver
Empreintes Digitales/1999
electroacoustic music: Daniel Leduc; realized at the compser's studio and at the eletroacoustic music studio of the University of Montreal 1995-1997; text: Wilhelm Müller; excerpts time: 15:45/**18:45
* not to be confused with Schubert's song cycle (D. 911/Op. 89) using the same text
** TAINT RADIO version only

Joane Hétu: Regarder la neige tomber (Watch the snow fall) 
(selection from La Neige)
Récits De Neige (Tales of Snow)
narration: Miranda Nisensen; performers: Jean Derome, Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Alexandre St-Onge, Pierre Tanguay, Scott Thomson; recorded live at the Theatre La Chapelle, Montreal, Winter 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 5:51

Particle Ensemble: Frond (excerpt)
Particle Ensemble
Mutable Music/2012
composer: Earl Howard; bass-baritone: Thomas Buckner; bass saxophone: J.D. Parran; violin: Mari Kimura; electronics: Earl Howard; composition year: 2010; excerpt time: 12:00

William Hooker: Morphology
Black Mask
Knitting Factory/2002
percussion: William Hooker; keyboards, accordion: Andrea Parkins; recorded at the Knitting Factory, New York City, April 2000; time: 4:45

John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi: Five Stone Wind (excerpt)
Music for Merce Cunningham
Mode Records/1991
amplified violin, live electronics, bamboo flute: Takehisa Kosugi; clay pots, tapes: Michael Pugliese; live electronics: David Tudor; recorded in Washington D.C., May 1989; composition year: 1988; excerpt time: 2:00

John Cage: Trio
a. Allegro [0:59]
b. March [1:51]
c. Waltz [1:40]
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1936; time: 4:30

Stuart Saunders Smith: Family Portraits -- Cubba (Grandfather)
Breath -- The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
trumpet: Michael Cerri; percussion: Sylvia Smith; flute: David LaVorgna; recorded at Studio 508, University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1996; time: 9:30

Sylvia Smith: from Poems I and III (from Poems I, II, III)*
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; brake drums: Sylvia Smith; narrator: Stuart Saunders Smith; composition year: 1970; time: 1:40
*TAINT RADIO version only

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