Saturday, December 28, 2013

Martian Gardens for December 29-30, 2013

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

webcast: Mondays 9:00 -- Noon EST
Webcast date: December 30, 2013
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

(latest update: December 30, 2013 @ 00:26)


Denman Maroney: Fluxations Parts 1 & 6*
New World Records/2003
reeds: Ned Rothenberg; trumpet: Dave Ballou; hyperpiano: Denman Maroney; contrabass: Mark Dresser; drums, vibraphone: Kevin Norton; recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, New Jersey; April 12, 2001; time: 3:25
*TAINT Radio version only

Yusef Lateef: Mental Images*
Fantasia for Flute
YAL Records/1996
flutes: Yusef Lateef; percussion: Adam Rudolph; electronics: Greg Snedeker; trombone: Michael Dessen; recorded in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, December 1995; composition year: 1996; time: 3:40
*WMUA version only

Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph: First Movement (from Percussion Concerto)
Towards the Unknown
YAL Records - Meta Records/2010
winds: Yusef Lateef; percussion: Adam Rudolph; Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, conductor: Peter Kotik; recorded at Roulette Intermedium, New York City; September 17, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 19:49

In memory of Yusef Lateef (October 9, 1920 -- December 23, 2013)

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit 2
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(for percussion and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 12:39

John Luther Adams: Crash
The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies
Cantaloupe Music/2006
percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; 2002-2003; composition year: 2002; time: 7:41

Stuart Saunders Smith: ...And Points North 
a. Scene I (4:27)
b. Scene II (6:40)
c. Scene III (3:56)
Breath -- The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
(for percussion, narrator, rocks, leaves, and whistles) percussion, narrator, sounds: Steven Schick; text: Stuart Saunders Smith (based on Passamaquoddy legend); composition year: 1990;  time: 15:00

Quentin SirJacq/Antoine Berthiaume/Norman Teale: Leaves and Snows
Leaves and Snows
piano, percussion: Quentin SirJacq; guitar, percussion: Antoine Berthiaume; electronics: Norman Teale; recorded at CCM Recording Studio and Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California, Autumn 2004; time: 4:12

John Cage: Sixteen Dances (alternative versions for piano & percussion)
a. XV. Duet [erotic] (4:25)
b. XVI. Quartet [tranquility] (5:48)
The Works for Piano 9 -- First Recordings
Mode Records/2013
piano: Jovita Zähl; percussion: Thomas Meixner; recorded at Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bsmark-Saal, Köln, 2012-2013; composition years: 1950-1951; total time: 10:13

Helmut Lachenmann: 
a. Wiegenmusic (3:25)
b. Guero (3:57)*
...Zwei Gefühle... & Solo Works
Mode Records/2012
a. piano: Helmut Lachenmann; recorded at EMPAC, Troy, New York; March 2010; b. cello: Lauren Radnovsky; recorded at Beethoven Haus, Bonn, Germany, January 22, 2011; composition years: a. 1963; b. 1970; total time: 7:22
*WMUA version only

New Circle Five: Fifty-four Years of Mirrors
Dreaming Wide Awake
Deep Listening/2003
conch: Monique Buzzarté; violin, voice: Rosi Hertlein; percussion: Susie Ibarra; soprano: Kristin Norderval; accordion: Pauline Oliveros; text: Flaubert (Madame Bovary); recorded in New York City,1999; time: 7:20

Iannis Xenakis: Akanthos
Ensemble Music 3
Mode Records/2013
soprano: Tony Arnold; International Contemporary Ensemble, conductor: Steven Schick; recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, University of  California, San Diego, January 2010; composition year: 1977; time: 10:39

Milton Babbitt: Quatrains
Music of Milton Babbitt
Bridge Records/2003
soprano: Tony Arnold; clarinets: Charles Neidich, Ayoko Oshima; text: John Hollander (The Tesserae); recorded at KAS Studios, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002; composition year: 1993; time: 5:09

György Kurtág: from Kafka Fragments
a. Scene at the Station (0:22)
b. Sunday, 19th July 1910 (Berceuse II) (1:25)
c. My Ear... (0:20)
d. Once I Broke My Leg...(Chassidic Dance) (0:38)
e. Enamoured (0:31)
f. Two Walking Sticks (Authentic Flagal) (1:15)
g. No Going Back (1:09)
Kafka Fragments
Bridge Records/2009
soprano: Tony Arnold; violin: Movses Pogossian; conductor: György Kurtág; texts: Franz Kafka; recorded at Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall, SUNY, Buffalo, August 2004; composition year: 1987; total time: 5:30

David Berezan: Buoy
Allusions Sonores
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(electroacoustic music) realized at Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC, Sweden) and EMS, Stockholm; premiered at the Akusmatisk Magi concert, Kulturkiosken of the Institutet för Digitala Konstarter (DKA), Gävle, Sweden; March 19, 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 9:40

Maggi Payne: Fluid Dynamics
Arctic Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
(electroacoustic music) realized at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, California; composition year: 2002; time: 11:48

Robert Scott Thompson: Ghost Words After Trees Fall
Ghost Words
Aucourant Records/2008
(electroacoustic music) realized at IMEB Bourges, France; composition year: 2007; time: 20:50

Joan La Barbara: Shamansong*
a. Prologue through Entrance of the Woman
b. The Journey Continues
c. Music Box Waltz
d. Dreamscape
e. Fertility Rite
f. Ritual of Fire
g. Lullaby for Kyrie
New World Records/1998
voice, percussion, computer, electronic keyboard, synthesizer, engineering: Joan La Barbara; engineering: David Dunn; tar, dumbek: Polly Tapia Ferber; cello: Erika Duke Kirkpatrick; gender: Kristina Melcher; recorded at Diablo Canyon, New Mexico (field), Sante Fe, New Mexico (studio), July 1991, and Los Angeles (studio), spring 1998; additional recording at Metamusic Studios, Los Angeles, spring 1998; composition years: 1991, 1998; time: 25:24
*WMUA version only

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