Saturday, February 15, 2014

Martian Gardens for February 16 & 19, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 16, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 19, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog



Yvar Mikhashoff: Opening (P. Glass)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991 
Mode Records/2013
composer: Philip Glass; piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1981; time: 5:21

Joseph Klein: from Nine Character Studies after Elias Canetti
a. Der Ohrenzeuge (The Earwitness) (4:53)
b. Die Sternklare (The Starry Woman) (5:50)
Improbable Encounters -- Works by Joseph Klein
Innova Recordings/2014
a. bass flute: Helen Bledsoe; composition year: 2001; recorded at the University of North Texas Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, Denton, March 28, 2001; b. percussion: Christopher Deane; composition year: 2006; recorded at UNT CEMI, Denton, August 4, 2010; total excerpts time: 10:43

Joseph Klein: Die Brücke  (The Bridge) (from Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas Center for 
Experimental Music and Intermedia
Centaur Records/2012
(for narrator, mixed choir, and computer music); narrator: Jeffrey Snider; text: Franz Kafka; soloists: Heidi Dietrich Klein, Patrick Grange, Jonathan Greer, Henry Gibbons, conductor: Joseph Klein; composition year: 2006; time: 5:26

Carrie Rose: High Flyer (R. Erickson)
Books of Flutes
11 West Records--Smith Publications/2008
(for solo flute) composer: Robert Erickson; flute: Carrie Rose; recorded at University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008; composition year: 1969; time: 5:50

Herbert Brün: Futility 1964
Language, Message, Drummage
Composition for Tape and for Instruments
EMF -- Smith Publications/1998
(for tape and speaker); speaker: Marianne Brün; text: Herbert Brün; recorded at the University of Illinois Electronic Music Studios; composition year: 1964; time: 7:47

David Rosenboom: Section II (symmetrical harmonies in chaotic orbits)
How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims (1967-71)
New World Records/2009
electronics, computer: David Rosenboom; recorded at Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, Disney Recital Hall Recording Studio, The Herb Alpert School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer's studio, 2008-2009; time: 13:03


Arthur Levering: Furies
Parallel Universe 
New World Records/2014
(for 11 players); Sequitur (flute: Erin Lesser, oboe: Jacqueline LeClair, clarinet: Jo-Ann Sternberg, bass clarinet: Philip Everall, piano: Peggy Kampmeier, percussion: Matthew Gold, violins: Andrea Schulz, Miranda Cukson, viola: Daniel Panner, cello: Greg Hesselink, bass: Jeremy McCoy; conductor: Paul Hostetter); recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 6, 2009; composition year: 2006; time: 10:13

Eric Chasalow: The Furies
a. The Fury of Beautiful Bones (4:03)
b. The Fury of Guitars and Sopranos (3:31)
c. The Fury of Cooks (1:29)
d. The Fury of Hating Eyes (3:58)
Over the Edge
New World Records/1993
(for soprano and computer music); soprano: Christine Schadeberg; realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; texts: Anne Sexton; composition year: 1984; total time: 13:00

Andrew Lewis: Time and Fire
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the University of Birmingham (UK), 1987-1990; premiered at the International Computer Music Conference, Stevenson Hall of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, September 12, 1990; time: 13:45

Tim Hodgkinson: Fighting/Breathing
Sketch of Now
Mode Records/2006
(for bass clarinet and percussion on tape); bass clarinet: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded in concert at Sala de Concerte a Filarmonicii Paul Constantinescu, Ploiești, Romania, October 2003; composition year: 2001; time: 7:40

Marco Oppedisano: Monks in Dazzling Lead Cloaks
(from Scenes from Dante's Inferno)
Electroacoustic Compositions for Electric Guitar
OKS Recordings of North America/2007
electric guitar, treatments: Marco Oppedisano; composition year: 1999; total excerpts time: 1:40

Marco Oppedisano: Tainted Trees (R. Voisey)
Guitars in Brooklyn -- Live 5.21.03
Marco Oppedisano/2005
composer: Robert Voisey; electric guitar: Marco Oppedisano; tenor: Robert Voisey; recorded at A.R.T./South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, New York, May 21, 2003; composition year: 2003; time: 4:50

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Updated February 17, 2014

Brian Eno: Little Fishes
Another Green World
E.G.-Jem/1987 (org. Island Records LP/1975)
prepared piano, Farfisa organ: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 1:30

Meredith Monk: Cow Song
Our Lady of Late
voice: Meredith Monk; glass: Collin Wolcott; recorded at Vanguard Studios, New York City, 1973; time: 2:17

Henry Cow: Groningen
Henry Cow Concerts
East Side Digital/1995
(composers: Tim Hodgkinson/Henry Cow); organ, clarinet, alto saxophone: Tim Hodgkinson; bassoon, flute, oboe: Lindsay Cooper; drums: Chris Cutler; voice: Dagmar Krause; guitar, piano: Fred Frith; bass, voice, celeste: John Greaves; recorded at the Vera Club, Groningen, The Netherlands, September 26, 1974; time: 8:49

Claire Chase: Almost New York (A. Lucier)
Claire Chase/2013
(composer: Alvin Lucier, for 5 flutes -- piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass, flute -- and pure wave oscillators); flutes: Claire Chase; recorded at Oktaven Studios, Yonkers, New York; composition year: 2002; time: 24:19

Alvin Lucier: 947
Ever Present
Mode Records/2007
(for solo flute and playback) flute: Jacqueline Martelle; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, April 29, 2002, composition year: 2001; time: 16:36

Barry Vercoe: Synthesism
Computer Music (Randall/Vercoe/Dodge)
computer music: Barry Vercoe; realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1969; time: 4:35

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Martian Gardens for February 9 & 12, 2014

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

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog



John Cage: A Valentine Out of Season I-III
Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2001-2002; composition year: 1944; time: 3:47

Yvar Mikhashoff: Valse pour les petits lecteurs du Figaro (Stravinsky)
Panorama of American Piano Music (various artists)
from Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
composer: Igor Stravinsky; piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, 1991-1992; composition year: 1917; time: 1:04

Quartetski: L'Adoration de la Terre (Stravinsky)
a. Introduction
b. Les augures printaniers: Danses des adolescentes
c. Jeu du rapt
d. Rondes printanieres
e. Jeux des cités rivales
f. Cortage du sage
g. Le sage
h. Danse de la terre
Quartetski does Stravinsky
Le Sacre du Printemps ballet
Ambiances Magnétiques/2013
percussion: Isiah Ceccarelli; electric guitar: Bernard Falaise; bass clarinet, soprano saxophone: Philippe Lauzier; viola da gamba, various objects: Pierre-Yves Martel; violin: Joshua Zubot; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, March 2013; composition years: 1911-1912; time: 23:00

Bernard Rands: Memo 5
Piano Music (1960-2010)
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Ursula Oppens; recorded at SUNY Purchase, 2013; composition year: 1975; time: 10:48

Chris Campbell: Water Mirror
Things You Already Know
Innova Recordings/2014
(for strings and percussion, musicians unspecified) recorded in Minneapolis, 2013; time: 4:43

David Felder: Rare Air -- Blews
Extreme Measures -- Music for Clarinet and Piano
Albany Records/2010
(for bass clarinet, vocalizations, and electronics) bass clarinet, bilabial fricative: Jean Kopperud; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, February, 2009; composition year: 2008-2009; time: 1:30


Heiner Goebbels: The Sirens
Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten
Ensemble Modern with Deutscher Kammerchor, conductor: Franck Ollu; text: Gertrude Stein (speaker unspecified); composition year: 2002; time: 2:17

Morris Palter: Broken Drum (M. Burtner)
Remedy -- Morris Palter, solo percussion
Centaur Records/2006
composer: Matthew Burtner; recorded at Warren Music Facility, University of California, San Diego, 2003-2004; composition year: 2003; time: 5:43

Fishers O'Wufmen: Spiritum Lupus
Fishers O'Wufmen
Frank Pahl/2013
instruments: Frank Pahl, Dennis Palmer; recorded in Wyandotte, Michigan, April 2012; time: 2:47

Amy Denio: I'm Glad Today is Monday
Prodigal Light
Spoot Music/2013
sound mash-up by friends of Amy Denio (story, transcription, narration: David Greenberger; horn, guitar, kick drum, bamboo flute, whistling, door bell: Frank Pahl; telephone messages: Jim McAdams (2 moments in musical museum ), Eli McBett (~ gli Egiziani: Lasciatemi caricare!), Francisco Lopez (~ tomatoes in a tub ); dog bark: Mary Grace Lawrence the Dog; theremin, sound sculpture: Jim McAdams; science set: Nick Ripley; electronic cello: Derek Johnson; tape squish sounds, gajangle: Bob Phillips; mouth sounds: Detonator Beth Lawrence; unspecified: Don Campau, Robin O'Brien) composition and mix: Amy Denio; recorded at Spoot Studios and Soli Sound Studios, West Seattle; time: 2:44

Viv Corringham: Slack Tide
Innova Recordings/2013
vocals, interviews, and field recordings: Viv Corringham; recorded in Little Venice and East London by the Thames; time: 5:32

Annea Lockwood: Thirst
In Our Name
New World Records/2012
(for interview, soprano, sounds on tape) narrator: Simone Fattal; soprano: Kristin Norderval; bowed gong and piano resonances (on tape): Gustovao Aguilar, Joseph Kubera, and William Winant; other sounds in other places recorded by Annea Lockwood; composition year: 2008; time: 20:00

Pauline Oliveros: Something Else*
No Mo
Pogus Productions/2002
electronic music (Layfette tone generators, noise source, tape delay): Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Electronic Music Studio of the University of Toronto, summer 1966; time: 13:51
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Maggi Payne: Solar Wind
Lovely Music, Ltd./1991
flute, synthesizers, electronics: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland; time: 9:46

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Amy Horvey: Cranberry Flats Mobile (radio edit)
Paved Arts/2010
trumpet, field recordings: Amy Horvey; recorded at the Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan; time 12:15

Juan Blanco: Ella (Pastoral Erótica)
Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)
Innova Recordings/2013
electroacoustic music: Juan Blanco; recorded at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Cuba, Havana, 1987; time: 15:40

Mari Kimura: Bucknerian for voice, violin and computer
The World Below G and Beyond
Mutable Music/2010
voice samples: Thomas Buckner; violin, computer, processing: Mari Kimura; recorded in New York City; composition year: 2002; time: 8:52

J.K. Randall: Intimacy (a polemic) part 3
Open Space 10 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/1999
voice: Jim Randall; recorded in New York City for a meeting of the Society for Music Theory (dates unspecified); time: 4:05

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