Saturday, February 22, 2014

Martian Gardens for February 23 & 26, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 23, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 26, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

(updated February 23, 2014 @ 10:56 p.m.)

Yvar Mikhashoff: A Boat Slowly Sailing (E. Krenek)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991 
Mode Records/2013
composer: Ernst Krenek (from Twelve Short Piano Pieces, Op. 83); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1938; time:2:43

Xenia Pestova: X (J. Young)
Shadow Piano -- Music for Piano/Toy Piano & Electronics
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano and electroacoustic sounds) composer: John Young; piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK, composition year: 2010; time: 12:21

John Young: Interlude I
Arrivederci/Ricordiamo Forli
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
(electroacoustic music from Recordiamo Forli); realized at Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; premiered on Radio New Zealand’s ConcertFM program, July 25, 2006; time: 1:52

Benjamin Boretz and Mary Lee Roberts: I Say (piano tape from Dialogue)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers' Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from The Purposes and Politics of  Engaging Strangers); recorded at Willamette University, December 6, 1991; time: 4:30

Benjamin Boretz: Inhabit (excerpt)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from Three for composers' ensemble) The Bard Composers' Ensemble (Tildy Bayar, Benjamin Boretz, Sebastian Collett, John Hopkins, Mary Lee Roberts, Catherine Schieve, Chuck Stein, Paul Winkler) composition year: 1992; recorded April 27, 1992; excerpt time: 3:25
*Reverse order on WMUA live version

Concert Imaginaire:
a. IntroOverture (1:20)
b. The Massacre of Suns (2:22)
Fortune's Wheel
Fin Records/2014
electric guitar: David Hahn; electric bass, upright bass: Nick David; violin, electric violin: Ruthie Dornfeld; drums, percussion: Becca Baggenstoss, keyboards, tambura, percussion; speaking voices (on a.): Juliette and Alain; voice (on b.): Maria Mannisto; text (b.): Emily Dickinson; recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, March 2012; total time: 3:42

Charlie Morrow: Marilyn Monroe Collage
XI Records/2011
sound collage: Charlie Morrow, composed for the Homage to Marilyn Monroe exhibit, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, December 1967; time: 17:35


Henry Gwiazda: thefLuteintheworLdthefLuteistheworLd
Innova Recordings/1996
electronic flute: Anne La Berge; sound effects: Henry Gwiazda; composition year: 1995; time: 4:22

Anne La Berge: ur_DU
New World Records/2011
flute, voice, electronics: Anne La Berge; vocals: Stephie Büttrich; text: Marie Curie (letter) recorded at Studio VOLSAP and Studio 150, Amsterdam, summer 2009; time: 14:15

Joseph Klein: Prime Set
Improbable Encounters
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: Bruce Hamilton; recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, November 1989; composition year: 1985; time: 3:36

Michael Lipsey: King of Denmark (M. Feldman)
So Long, Thanks...
Capstone Records/2008
composer: Morton Feldman; percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded at David Cossin's apartment, New York City; composition year: 1964; time: 6:55

John Cage: The Ten Thousand Things (excerpt)
The Ten Thousand Things
Microfest Records/2013
narrator: John Cage; prepared piano: Vicki Ray; prepared piano: Aron Kallay; double bass: Tom Peters; percussion: William Winant; Cage's narration recorded at UCLA, 1962; other instruments for The Ten Thousand Things recorded at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, Mills College in Oakland, Second Story Studios in Venice, CA, and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, CA; engineer: John Schneider (except Matt Snyder at Private Island Trax); recorded 2008-2012; composition years: 1954, 1955, 1956; excerpt time: 10:20

John Cage: Axioms (from Fads and Fancies at the Academy)*
a. The pupil is eager to learn (3:11)
b. The pupil is constitutionally lazy (2:21)
c. We deal with the total child (2:46)
The Lost Works
Mode Records/1997
Essential Music (piano, handclaps: Judith Gordon; snare drum, handclaps, whistling: John Kennedy;  tom toms, washtub, string piano, handclaps, whistling, voice: Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, January 1994; composition year: 1940; time: 8:10
*WMUA Live version only

TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
(Updated February 25, 2014)

Mary Jane Leach: Ariadne's Lament
Ariadne's Lament
New World Records/1998
New York Treble Singers, conductor: Virginia Davidson; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, composition year: 1993; time: 8:12

Arvo Pärt: Beatus Patronius
Adam's Lament
(for two choirs, eight woodwinds, tubular bells, and string orchestra) Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste; recorded at Niguliste Church, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2011; composition years: 1990, 2011; time: 5:16

Giacinto Scelsi: selections from Uaxuctum --
The Legend of the Mayan City which they themselves
destroyed for religious reasons --
a. 1st Movement (6:13)
b. 2nd Movement (3:59)
The Orchestral Works 2 
Mode Records/2007
(for ondes Martenot, seven percussionists, timpanist, chorus, and 23 musicians) Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Peter Rundel; recorded at the Festival Wien Modern, Konzerthaus Vienna, November 4, 2005; composition year: 1966; total excerpt time: 12:12

Ingram Marshall: Fog Tropes
Fog Tropes-Gradual Requiem-Gambuh I
New Albion Records/1988 (orig. 1984)
(for brass sextet, fog horns, and ambient sounds) trumpets: Jim Miller, Tim Wilson; trombones: Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly; French horns: William Klingelhofer, Brian McCarty; conductor: John Adams; recorded in and around San Francisco; composition years: 1979-1982; time: 9:50

Meredith Monk: Passage
ECM Records/2008
The Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble (Silvie Jensen, Allison Sniffin, Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Ching Gonzalez, The Bleckmann, Sasha Bogdanowitsch); recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January 2007; time: 1:51

David Lang: Depart
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
vocals: Elizabeth Farnum, Katie Geissinger, Alexandra Montano, Alex Sweeton; cellos: Maya Beiser; composition year: 2002; time: 18:13

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: selections from La rupture inéluctable 
a. Memento mori (3:15)
b. Timor mortis conturbat me (2:00)
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for bass clarinet, processing, interactive system, and multitrack tape) bass clarinet: Heather Roche; realized at the composer's studio and the University of Huddersfield, UK, 2010-2011; premiered at McGill University, Montreal, November 3, 2011; total excerpts time: 5:15

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