Friday, August 23, 2013

Martian Gardens for August 25-26, 2013


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00--24:00 EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 25, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EDT
August 26, 2013 Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom
I. Fantasia (6:54)
II. Ten Thousand Blooms (4:25)
III. Plum Blossoms (4:39)
Returning Souls
New World Records/2013
Formosa Quartet (violins: Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee; viola: Che-Yen Chen; cello: Ru-Pei Yeh); recorded at Stude Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, January 2013; composition year: 2007; total time: 16:00

George Cacioppo: Two Worlds
Advance of the Fungi
Mode Records/2006
soprano: Sevan Manoukian; Ensemble 2e2m (flute: Pierre Roullier; oboe: Jean-Marc Liet; piano: Jacqueline Méfano; percussion: Alain Hauteau; violin: Sona Khochafian; viola: Claire Merlet; cello: David Simpson; contrabass: Tanguy Menez), conductor: Paul Méfano; recorded at the Atrium Theater, Chaville, France, 2004; composition year: 1962; time: 8:00

Iannis Xenakis: Morsima-Amorsima
Works with Piano
Mode Records/2010
Callithumpian Consort (violin: Gabriela Diaz; cello: Benjamin Schwartz; double bass: Akiko Kikuchi; piano: Stephen Drury), conductor: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, June 11, 2008, composition year: 1962; time: 10:55

Noah Creshevsky: Spring
The Four Seasons
Tzadik Records/2013
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include -- clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992--2013; master composition year: 2013; total excerpts time: 9:56

Barry Lewis:*
a. Vortex Stretching (2:18)
b. Blazing Sky Effect (2:24)
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
Voss dice algorithm: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK, Newcastle; total excerpts time: 4:42
*TAINT Radio version only

Hubert Howe: Emergence
Electronic Masters Vol. 2 [various artists]
Ablaze Records/2013
electronics: Hubert Howe; recorded at the composer's studio, New York City; time: 9:46

Lou Cohen: Symphony 3
Pogus Productions/2013
computer music: Lou Cohen; time: 12:50

In memory of Lou Cohen 1937-2013

Robert Scott Thompson: Product of Both Hemispheres
Play is the Supreme Bricoleur of Frail Transient Constructions
Aucourant Records/2012
electroacoustic music: RST; time: 8:34

Gary Lee Nelson: Jabber
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 37
Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music TIMARA Studios
Centaur Records/2008
voice, digital processing: Gary Lee Nelson; text: Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky; composition year: 2006; time: 6:29

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Le Jardin de Jérôme
Mother Tongue
computer music, voice synthesis, processing: Eduardo Reck Miranda; recorded at Bourges Institute of Electroacoustic Music, Bourges, France, premiered with the Gmebaphone sound diffusion system at the Synthèse Festival, 2002; composition year: 2001; time: 11:50

J.C. Combs:
a. Rikke's Harbor (1:45)
b. Cross Station (1:42)
c. Dispatch (2:37)
Safe Passage -- ImprovFriday Event Sessions
Electroshock Records/2010
electroacoustic music and samples: J.C. Combs; total excerpts time: 6:10

Alvin Curran: Z train
Electric Rags II
New Albion Records/1990
electronics: Alvin Curran; Rova Saxophone Quartet (baritone, alto: Jon Riskin; tenor, sopronino: Larry Ochs; soprano, alto: Steve Adams; soprano: Bruce Ackley), recorded in Italy, 1990; time: 2:58

Alvin Curran: Shofar Der Zeit
Shofar Rags
shofar, electronics: Alvin Curran; recorded at Studio Luca Spagnoletti, Rome, Italy; July 2012; time: 4:03

Philip Corner: Big Trombone
Extreme Positions
New World Records/2007
(for trombone and tape); solo trombone improvising over murky rock 'n roll tapes: James Fulkerson; recorded at Het Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, Spring 2006; composition year: 1963; time: 9:23

Clock DVA: 4 Hours
Cargo Records/1992 (orig. Fetish Records LP/1981)
voice, clarinet, tapes: Adi Newton; saxophone: Charlie Collins; bass: Judd Turner; guitar: Paul Widger; drums: Roger Quail; recorded at Jakobs Studio, Surrey, UK, 1981; time: 4:00

Joane Hétu: Tisser Pour Toi 2 + Ouateux (from Trame, Act II)*
L'Ensemble Supermusique; direction, voice: Joane Hétu; recorded in concert at Usine C, Montreal, 2006; time: 3:08 
*Weave for you, part 2 + cottony (from The Weft, Act II)

Manuella Blackburn: Spectral Spaces
Formes Audibles
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
electroacoustic music: Manuella Blackburn; realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Manchester, UK, 2008; premiered at the MANTIS Festival, Manchester, February 21, 2010; commissioned by Denis Smalley, Mike Vernusky, and Damian O’Riain (Spectral Spaces includes additional materials from Denis Smalley's piece "Wind Chimes" [1987]); composition year: 2008; time: 10:35

Benjamin Boretz: UN (-)
Open Space 13 (Boretz/Randall)
Open Space/2001
(composed for chamber orchestra, realized on MIDI) MIDI keyboard: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 1999; time: 9:55

Carey Nutman:  Land Below The Wind, part 8
Land Below the Wind
MPS Music & Video/2011
electroacoustic music: Carey Nutman; time: 9:53
*WMUA version only

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