Saturday, April 5, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 6 & 9, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 6, 2014

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


George Crumb: from Makrokosmos, Volume I, Part Three
a. The Abyss of Time (Virgo) (2:41)
b. Spring-Fire (Aries) (1:29)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 8
Bridge Records/2005
amplified piano: Robert Shannon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total excerpts time: 4:10

Judith Shatin: Hoshech Al P'ney HaTehom 
(Darkness Upon the Face of Deep)
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
electronic music: Judith Shatin; composition year: 1990; time: 11:13

Alice Shields: Sacrifice 
Apocalypse -- An Electronic Opera
voice, text, keyboards, synthesizers: Alice Shields; electric guitar: Jim Matus; recorded at Quality Studios and the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 9:58

Ingram Marshall: Cortez
Ikon and Other Early Works
New World Records/2000
tape music: Ingram Marshall; text, voice: Don McCaig; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 8:29

Jay Batzner: Near Burning
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
fixed media: Jay Batzner; composition year: 2005; time: 7:56

Jorge Reyes: Omeyocan, Lugar 2
El Costumbre
Extreme Records/1993
percussion, body percussion, spirit catcher, Aztec ocarina: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City; composition year: 1992; time: 4:17

hour two
Updated April 6, 2014, 23:50

Somei Satoh: Burning Meditation
From the Depth of Silence
Mode Records/2004
baritone: Thomas Buckner; The Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Petr Kotik; text: Kazuko Shiraishi;  recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 7, 2003; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; composition year: 1993; time: 12:11

David Lang: from Death Speaks
a. Death Speaks 2: I Hear You (3:45)
b. Death Speaks 3: Mist is Rising (5:02)
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
bass drum, vocals: Shara Worden; guitar: Bryce Dessner; piano: Nico Muhly; violin, vocals: Owen Pallett; composition year: 2012; total excerpts time: 8:47

Mary Kathleen Ernst: Keeping Time (V. Fung)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Vivian Fung; piano: MKE; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts; composition year: 2011; time: 3:49

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning: Etude III (for keyboard & two oranges)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
piano: David Rosenboom; recorded at the composer's studio, CalArts, June 18, 2012, composition year: 1980; time: 6:15

Vijay Iyer: 
a. Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea (7:33)
b. When We're Gone (3:27)
ECM Records/2014
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total excerpts time: 11:00

Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti:*
a. A Glimpse (2:05)
b. Internal Static Bursts (3:38) 
57 Minutes to Silence
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, electronics: Artemiy Artemiev, Christopher De Laurenti; total excerpts time: 5:43
*WMUA Live version only

Philippe Auclair: Le Creux de L'Enfer
Compendium International -- Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2006
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 2006; time: 10:03

hour three 
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only
Artemiy Artemiev & Phillip B. Klingler: Broken Sleep in the Fracture Zone
A Moment of Infinity
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, Artemiy Artemiev, Phillip B. Klingler; composition year: 2001; time: 11:07

Helmut Lachenmann: Grido
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
The JACK Quartet; Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, October 31, 2007; time: 25:24

Updated April 8, 2014
Iannis Xenakis: Anemoessa
50 Years of Holland Festival -- A Dutch Miracle (boxed set)
(for mixed choir and orchestra); Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Netherlands Radio, conductor: Richard Dufallo; recorded a Concertgebouw Amsterdam, June 16, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 12:24 (sans applause)

Iannis Xenakis: Concret PH
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1958; time: 2:42

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for March 30 & April 2, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 30, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 2, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


Elainie Lillios: La Fête de la huitièmme decennie
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
electroacoustic music: Elainie Lillios; composition year: 2012; time: 2:08

Glenn Kotche: selections from Anomaly, Movements 1-7
a. Anomaly Mvt. 4  (4:03)
b. Anomaly Mvt. 5 (1:57)
c. Anomaly Mvt. 6 (4:02)
d. Anomaly Mvt. 7 (3:04)
Cantaloupe Music/2014
(for percussion and string quartet); drumkit, acoustic and electronic percussion: Glenn Kotche; string quartet, percussion: Kronos Quartet; recorded at The Loft, Chicago; composition year: 2007; total excerpts time: 13:06

Beth Anderson: March Swale
Swales and Angels
New World Records/2004
Rubio String Quartet (violins: Dirk Van de Velde, Dirk Van den Hauwe; viola: Marc Sonnaert, cello: Ilia Laporev); recorded at Mirror Image, New York City, November, 2003; composition year: 2000; time: 5:26

Beth Anderson: Comment
The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird 
MSR Classics/2013
flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; recorded at Patrych Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2003; time: 3:14

Ben Johnston: selections from The Tavern
a. Prelude (0:45)
b. Who Says Words With My Mouth (3:41)
c. A Community of Spirit (2:41)
d. A Children's Game (6:43)
Ruminations - Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday 
MicroFest Records/2014
voice, microtonal guitar: John Schneider; texts: Rumi; composition year: 1998; total excerpts time: 12:45

John Schneider: December 1942 (H. Partch)
a. Come Away, Death (2:59)
b. The Heron (1:16)
c. The Rose (2:30)
Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
composer: Harry Partch; voice, Adapted Guitar I: John Schneider; texts: a. Shakespeare; b. Tsurayuki; c. Ella Young; recorded in Los Angeles, 1997; composition year: 1942;  time: 6:45

hour two
Updated March 30, 2014 

Daniel Goode: Circular Thoughts
New World Records/2014
solo clarinet: Daniel Goode; recorded in New York City, circa 1980, composition year: 1974; time: 19:41

Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side One)
Volume 2: Electronic Works (Sidewinder/Until Spring)
Mode Records/2004
(for 4-channel tape); synthesizer, tape: Morton Subotnick; recorded at CalArts, 1975; remastered 2003; time: 15:01

Robert Normandeau: Puzzle
Puzzles DVD
empreintes DIGITALes/2005
(for 16-channel tape) electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 2003; premiered at Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, October 9, 2003; time: 5:39

Jorge Antunes: Mixolydia *
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for theremin and electronics); theremin: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Sala-Villa-Lobos's Teatro Nacional de Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 1997; composition year: 1995; time: 11:30
*WMUA live version only

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
Updated April 1, 2014

Robert Scott Thompson: Orgone
Ghost Words
Aucourant Records/2008
electroacoustic music: RST; composition year: 2008; premiered at SOUND Festival of Music, Aberdeen, Scotland, November 15, 2008; time: 15:31

Eleanor Hovda: Ikima
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012
shakuhachi: Eleanor Hovda; composition year: 1985; time: 4:40

Tim Hodgkinson: Amhas/Nirriti
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronic sound); The Hyperion Ensemble, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Auditorium St. Germain, Paris, SPECTRUM XXI 2006 Festival, November 21, 2006; composition year: 2001; time: 16:53


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

Melody Sumner Carnahan: Victims
The Time is Now -- The Fiction of MSC (various artists)
Frog Peak Music/1996
voice: Robert Ashley; text: MSC; time: 8:07

Robert Ashley: Empire (excerpt)
Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
voice, text: Robert Ashley; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronic orchestration, processing: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; Atalanta (Acts of God) composed 1982-1991; excerpt time: 21:00

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