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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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 2 & 5, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 2, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: March 5, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


(updated March 2, 2014 @ 10:15 p.m.)


Heiner Goebbels: In the Country of Last Things
Surrogate Cities
ECM Records/2000
(for vocals and orchestra) vocals: Jocelyn B. Smith ; narrator: David Moss; text: Paul Auster (Le Voyage D'Anna Blume); Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, conductor: Peter Rundel; recorded at Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, 1996; composition year: 1994; time: 5:14

Meehan/Perkins Duo & The Baylor Percussion Group: Auto Accident
Restless, Endless, Tactless
Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
composer: Harold Davidson; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, December 14, 2009; composition year: 1935; time: 3:14

Amy Knoles: Bird Scream
sampler, guitar, voice, bird recordings: Amy Knoles; text: Michael Tobias; recorded at Echograph and World Tree Studios, Los Angeles; time: 1:39

Amy Denio: Lunar Nerve
Prodigal Light
Spoot Music/2013
clarinet, flute, piano, voice, story-telling: Amy Denio; flute, voice, story-telling: Scott Adams; recorded in Seattle, 2013; time: 5:12

Jean Derome/Malcolm Goldstein/Rainer Wiens: Bamboche
6 Improvisations
Ambiances Magnétiques/2013
alto saxophone, objects, flute: Jean Derome; violin: Malcolm Goldstein; prepared electric guitar, kalimba: Rianer Wiens; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, April 12, 2013; time: 12:14

Tim Hodgkinson: Ici-bas
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronic sound) Hyperion Ensemble with members of Talea and the Bergersen Quartet, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the SPECTRUM XXI Festival, The Warehouse, London, October 15, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 18:06


Chaya Czernowin: Afatsim
Mode Records/1999
(for nonet) SONOR ensemble (bass flute: John Fonville; oboe: Susan Barrett; clarinet: Robert Zelickman; piano: Ivan Raykoff; percussion: Steven Schick; violin: Négyesy János; viola: Päivikki Nykter; cello: Hugh Livingston; double bass: Bert Turetzky; conductor: Harvey Sollberger); recorded at the University of California San Diego; composition year: 1996; time: 9:36

George Crumb: Mundus Canis (A Dog's World)
Five Humoresques for Guitar and Percussion
a. Tammy: Elegantly, somewhat freely (2:45)
b. Fritzi: Furioso (1:13)
c. Heidel: Languido, un poco misterioso (2:37)
d. Emma-Jean: Coquettish, poco animato, grazioso (1:31)
e. Yoda:  Prestissimo possible (1:32)
70th Birthday Album
Bridge Records/1999
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: George Crumb; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, 1998; composition year: 1998; total time: 9:41

Arthur Levering: Il Mare Dentro
Parallel Universe
New World Records/2014
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, September 22, 2008; composition year: 2008; time: 9:15

Evan Ziporyn: Frog's Eye
Frog's Eye
Cantaloupe Music/2006
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Jordan Hall, Boston, May 24, 2004; composition year: 2002; time: 12:47

Concert Imaginaire: World Circus News
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; recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, March 2012; time: 4:28

Depeche Mode: Pipeline
Construction Time Again
Mute Records/1983
lead vocal: Martin Gore; Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Alan Wilder, Martin Gore: electronics, vocals; lyrics: Martin Gore; recorded at the Garden, London, and Hansa Mischraum, Berlin; time: 6:00

TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
Updated March 3, 2014

David Berezan: Galungan
Allusions sonores
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Studios of the University of Manchester, UK, premiered at the festival Ai-maako at the Teatro Municipal Lord Cochrane in Valdivia, Chile, October 8, 2010; time: 10:24

Robert Morris/David Mott: Rapport (excerpt disc 1, section 1)
Open Space/2011
synthesizer: Robert Morris; tape delay system; David Mott; recorded at the Yale Electronic Music Studios, November 18, 1973; excerpt time: 11:45

Chris Campbell: Torso of a Bodhisattva
Things You Already Know
Innova Recordings/2014
(for strings and percussion, musicians unspecified) recorded in Minneapolis, 2013; time: 8:53

Sarah Peebles: White Powder/The Spiders
Insect Groove
Cycling '74/2002
spoken word, story: David Toop; computer music: Sarah Peebles; time: 6:15

Laurie Anderson: Another Day in America
vocals, percussion, violin, keyboards, essay: Laurie Anderson; viola: Eyvind Kang; percussion, drums: Ben Wittman; bass: Skúli Sverrisson; background vocals: Antony; recorded in New York City, 2010; time: 11:24

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Incandescent Clouds
The Moment's Energy 
(large ensemble and live electronics) soprano saxophone: Evan Parker; trumpet, piccolo trumpet: Peter Ivans; Ko Ishikawa: shō; clarinets, shakuhachi: Ned Rothenberg; violin, live electronics: Philipp Wachsmann; piano, prepared piano: Agustí Fernández; double bass: Barry Guy; percussion, live electronics: Paul Lytton; signal processing instrument; Lawrence Casserly; sample, signal processing: Joel Ryan; computer processing: Walter Prati; live electronics: Richard Barrett, Paul Obermayer; sound projection: Marco Vecchi; recorded at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK, November 2009; time: 5:05

Ramin Amir Arjomand: Untitled
Go. Go. Go (various artists)
Music from the Computer Music Center, Columbia University 
Columbia University/2000
computer music: Ramin Amir Arjomand; time: 2:10

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