Saturday, March 8, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 9 & 12, 2014

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

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 12, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one

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

Martian Gardens will feature works by the late Robert Ashley on the current and next three programs.

Robert Ashley: Friends
Dust -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2000
voice, text: Robert Ashley; electronics, orchestration: Tom Hamilton, "Blue" Gene Tyranny; composition year: 1998; time: 15:00
*TAINT Radio version only

Robert Ashley: A Day on the Planet Gilbert
Concrete -- An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
voice, text, orchestration samplers, live mixing: Robert Ashley; voices: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humebert, Joan La Barbara; composition year: 2006; time: 16:46
*WMUA versions only

Robert Ashley: In memoriam...Crazy Horse (symphony)
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961--1966 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2003
ONCE Festival Orchestra, conductor: Donald Scarvada; recorded at the ONCE Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25, 1964; composition year: 1963; time: 15:12

Helmut Lachenmann: Gran Torso
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at the Funkhaus, Saal 2, Köln, November 7, 2008; composition year: 1972; time: 24:00

hour two
Updated March 9, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

Eleni Karaindrou: from Medea
a. An Unbearable Song (1:21)
b. All Hope is Lost (3:24)
c. On the Way to Exile (4:51)
Constantinople lute, lyra: Sokratis Sinopoulos; ney: Harris Lambrakis; clarinets: Nikos Guinos, Marie-Cécile Boulard, Alexandros Arkadopoulos; cello: Yiorgos Kaloudis; santouri: Andreas Katsigiannis; bendir: Andreas Papas; voice: Elani Kariandrou, with female chorus, chorus director: Antonis Kontogeorgiou; recorded at Studio Sierra, Athens, June 2011; composition year: 2011 for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival; modern Greek adaptation of Euripides' Medea by Giorgos Cheimonas; total excerpts time: 9:30

Jim Fox: Colorless Sky Became Fog
Cold Blue Night at REDCAT [various artists]
Cold Blue Music (unreleased)/2006
hammered dulcimer: Theresa Diamond; piano: Bryan Pezzone; violin: Robin Lorentz; cellos: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Jessica Catron; double bass: Barry Newton; recorded live at REDCAT, Disney Hall, CalArts, Los Angeles, February 18, 2006; time: 2:53

Michael Byron: As She Sleeps
Awakening at the Inn of the Birds
Cold Blue Music/2003
piano: Sarah Cahill; synthesizer: Kathleen Supové; FLUX Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Jesse Mills; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Darrett Adkins; contrabass: Gregg August); recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, December 2002; composition year: 2000; time: 3:18

J.C. Combs: Apparition
piano, processing: J.C. Combs; recorded in Seattle, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 5:36

Zoviet France: Marrch Dynamic
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
noises, electronics: Robin Storey, Ben Ponton; recorded in UK, 1987; time: 2:47

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Line of Apogee, part 7
Film Music
New World Records/1990
tape and computer music: Vladimir Ussachevsky; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1968; excerpt time: 4:33

Wendy Carlos: Heartbeats and Worry (from "The Shining")
Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume One
East Side Digital/2005
synthesizers, processing: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind;  composition years: 1979-1980; time: 2:10

Robert Scott Thompson: Origin
Blue Day
Aucourant Records/2007 (org. 2000)
synthesizers, electronics: RST; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; 1999; time: 2:20

Artemiy Artemiev: Tibet
The Warning
Electroshock Records/1993
synthesizers, percussion, bass, programming: Artemiy Artemiev; recorded at Electroshock Studios, Moscow, 1983; time: 4:29

Clan of Xymox: Theme I
synthesizers, processing: Clan of Xymox, John Fryer; recorded in London, 1986; time: 2:55

Charles Dodge: The Story of Our Lives VI & VII
a. The day goes on (1:06)
b. The book will not survive (2:26)
Synthesized Voices
CRI -- New World Records/2011 (org. CRI LP 1976)
computer speech synthesis: Charles Dodge; recorded at the Columbia University Center for Computing Activities and Nevis Laboratories, Columbia University; composition years: 1973-1974; total excerpts time: 3:32

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only
Updated March 11, 2014

Eldad Tsabary: Julia
Eldad Tsabary (unreleased)/2006
(computer music, inspired by the melodic lines of John Lennon's "Julia"); realized at the computer music studios of Concordia University, Montreal, 2005; time: 5:54

Alvin Lucier: Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) [Lennon/McCartney]
Ghosts and Monsters [various artists]
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
(composer: John Lennon; arr. Alvin Lucier) pianos: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Radio Bremen, February 1998; composition year: 1967, Lucier arrangement: 1990; time: 9:15

Yvar Mikhashoff: Song Without Words (O. Luening)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013 

(composer: Otto Luening) piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1987; time: 2:58

Halim El-Dabh: Electronic Fanfare (with Otto Luening)
Crossing Into the Electric Magnetic
Without Fear Records/2001
electronics: Halim El-Dabh, Otto Luening; recorded at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1959; time: 7:07;
in observance of Halim El-Dabh's 93rd birthday, March 4, 2014

Ingrid Drese: Papillon, abîme, nuit
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer's studio, Brussels,Belgium; premiered at the 6th international acousmatic festival L’Espace du son, at XL Théâtre du Grand Midi, Brussels; September 17, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 12:07

Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 10
Bridge Records/2000
(for guitar and electronic sounds); guitar: David Starobin; electronic music realized at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1992; composition year: 1992; time: 9:25; in observance of Mari Davidovsky's 80th birthday, March 4, 2014

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