Sunday, March 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 30 & April 2, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 30, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 2, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


Elainie Lillios: La Fête de la huitièmme decennie
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
electroacoustic music: Elainie Lillios; composition year: 2012; time: 2:08

Glenn Kotche: selections from Anomaly, Movements 1-7
a. Anomaly Mvt. 4  (4:03)
b. Anomaly Mvt. 5 (1:57)
c. Anomaly Mvt. 6 (4:02)
d. Anomaly Mvt. 7 (3:04)
Cantaloupe Music/2014
(for percussion and string quartet); drumkit, acoustic and electronic percussion: Glenn Kotche; string quartet, percussion: Kronos Quartet; recorded at The Loft, Chicago; composition year: 2007; total excerpts time: 13:06

Beth Anderson: March Swale
Swales and Angels
New World Records/2004
Rubio String Quartet (violins: Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe; viola: Marc Sonnaert, cello: Ilia Laporev); recorded at Mirror Image, New York City, November, 2003; composition year: 2000; time: 5:26

Beth Anderson: Comment
The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird 
MSR Classics/2013
flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; recorded at Patrych Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2003; time: 3:14

Ben Johnston: selections from The Tavern
a. Prelude (0:45)
b. Who Says Words With My Mouth (3:41)
c. A Community of Spirit (2:41)
d. A Children's Game (6:43)
Ruminations - Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday 
MicroFest Records/2014
voice, microtonal guitar: John Schneider; texts: Rumi; composition year: 1998; total excerpts time: 12:45

John Schneider: December 1942 (H. Partch)
a. Come Away, Death (2:59)
b. The Heron (1:16)
c. The Rose (2:30)
Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
composer: Harry Partch; voice, Adapted Guitar I: John Schneider; texts: a. Shakespeare; b. Tsurayuki; c. Ella Young; recorded in Los Angeles, 1997; composition year: 1942;  time: 6:45

hour two
Updated March 30, 2014 

Daniel Goode: Circular Thoughts
New World Records/2014
solo clarinet: Daniel Goode; recorded in New York City, circa 1980, composition year: 1974; time: 19:41

Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side One)
Volume 2: Electronic Works (Sidewinder/Until Spring)
Mode Records/2004
(for 4-channel tape); synthesizer, tape: Morton Subotnick; recorded at CalArts, 1975; remastered 2003; time: 15:01

Robert Normandeau: Puzzle
Puzzles DVD
empreintes DIGITALes/2005
(for 16-channel tape) electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 2003; premiered at Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, October 9, 2003; time: 5:39

Jorge Antunes: Mixolydia *
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for theremin and electronics); theremin: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Sala-Villa-Lobos's Teatro Nacional de Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 1997; composition year: 1995; time: 11:30
*WMUA live version only

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
Updated April 1, 2014

Robert Scott Thompson: Orgone
Ghost Words
Aucourant Records/2008
electroacoustic music: RST; composition year: 2008; premiered at SOUND Festival of Music, Aberdeen, Scotland, November 15, 2008; time: 15:31

Eleanor Hovda: Ikima
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012
shakuhachi: Eleanor Hovda; composition year: 1985; time: 4:40

Tim Hodgkinson: Amhas/Nirriti
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronic sound); The Hyperion Ensemble, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Auditorium St. Germain, Paris, SPECTRUM XXI 2006 Festival, November 21, 2006; composition year: 2001; time: 16:53


In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 -- March 3, 2014)

Melody Sumner Carnahan: Victims
The Time is Now -- The Fiction of MSC (various artists)
Frog Peak Music/1996
voice: Robert Ashley; text: MSC; time: 8:07

Robert Ashley: Empire (excerpt)
Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
voice, text: Robert Ashley; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronic orchestration, processing: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; Atalanta (Acts of God) composed 1982-1991; excerpt time: 21:00

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