Sunday, March 23, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 23 & 26, 2014

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

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: March 26, 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 program.


Robert Ashley: The Supermarket (Famous People)
Perfect Lives -- An Opera for Television
Lovely Music, Ltd./1991 (orig. VHS/1983)
electronics, sound design, narrator: Robert Ashley "R," piano: "Blue Gene Tyranny, "Buddy, the World's Greatest Piano Player; voice: Jill Kroesen, "Isolde," voice: David Van Tieghem, "D," The Captain of the Football Team; performed at the Kitchen, New York City; commissioned for television by The Kitchen (Channel Four Television, London)

Philip Glass: Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket
Einstein on the Beach
Nonesuch/1993 (1992 productions)
The Philip Glass Ensemble and Chorus, conductor: Michael Riesman; spoken voice: Lucinda Childs; Sheryl Sutton; texts: L. Childs; Christopher Knowles; composition years: 1975-1976; time: 12:17

"Blue" Gene Tyranny: Somewhere in Arizona
The Somewhere Songs; The Invention of Memory
Mutable Music/2008
voice: Thomas Buckner; saxophone: Peter Gordon; electronic and environmental sounds: BGT; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, composition year: 1987; time: 10:00

hour two 

Joseph Kubera: The Drifter (BGT)
Book of Horizons
New World Records/2014
composer: "Blue" Gene Tyranny; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2-3, 2013; time: 13:34

Vijay Iyer: 
a. Vuln, Part 2 (4:34)
b. Mutations I: Air (4:13)
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; violins: Miranda Cuckson, Michi Wiancko; viola: Kyle Armbrust; cello: Kivie Cahn-Lipman; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total time: 8:47

Glenn Kotche: (from Anomaly Movements 1-7)
a. Anomaly Mvt. 1 (2:34)
b. Anomaly Mvt. 2 (2:32)
c. Anomaly Mvt. 3 (4:34)
Cantaloupe Music/2014
drum kit, acoustic and electronic percussion: Glenn Kotche; Kronos Quartet (violin, percussion: David Harrington, violin, percussion: John Sherba, viola, percussion: Hank Dutt; cello, percussion: Jeffrey Zeigler); recorded at the Loft, Chicago; composition year: 2007; total excerpts time: 9:40

Helmut Lachenmann: Reigen seliger Geister (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Beethoven Haus, Bonn, German, January 21-22, 2011; composition year: 1989; time: 26:38

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Dieter Kaufmann: Berceuse pour Piccoletto 
Compendium International -- Bourges 2005 
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2005
(for acousmatic radio play); electroacoustic music: Dieter Kauffmann; cello: Adam Misiak; soprano: Elisabeth Sykora; recitation: Gunda Koenig; texts: Josef Winkler ("Natura morta"), Giuseppe Ungaretti ("Giorno per giorno); musical quotations -- Brahms: Lullaby, Requiem; Mozart: Requiem Introitus; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France and ELAK, Vienna, Austria; 2005; time: 14:25

Lejaren Hiller: from Computer Cantata 
a. Prolog to Strophe II; Strophe II (2:07)
b. Prolog to Strophe III; Strophe III; Epilog to Strophe III (5:42)
A Total Matrix of Possibilities 
New World Records/2008
(for computer, soprano, and ensemble); soprano: Helen Hamm; University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players; conductor: Jack McKenzie; computer music realized at the Experimental Music Studios of the University of Illinois, 1963; performed at the University of Illinois, 1963; total excerpt time: 7:49

Meredith Monk: Memory Song
Do You Be
voices: Andrea Goodman, Naaz Hosseini, Meredith Monk; keyboards: Wayne Hankin, Nurit Tilles; violin: Naaz Hosseini; recorded in New York City, 1987; time: 6:40

Il Pergolese: 
a. Chi disse ca la femmena (4:42)
b. Tre giorni son che Nina (8:43)
Il Pergolese
composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736); arrangements: Il Pergolese; voice: Maria Pia De Vito; piano: François Couturier; cello: Anja Lechner; percussion, electronics: Michele Rabbia; recorded at the Swiss Radio-Television Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland, December 2012; total excerpts time: 12:25

Bernadette Speach:  Angels in the Snow
Mode Records/2002
piano: Bernadette Speach; recorded at LRP Studios, New York City, 2000-2001; composition year: 1993; time: 5:57

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