Saturday, April 26, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 27 & 30, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 27, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 30, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


George Crumb: Litany of the Galactic Bells (Leo R.V.)
Makrokosmos Volume II, Part Three, Fantasy Three
Makrokosmos I & II
Mode Records/2004
amplified piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, July 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 233

Rand Steiger: Awhirl
A Menacing Plume
New World Records/2014
piano: Steven Beck; digital audio signal processing: Rand Steiger; recorded at Oktaven Studios, Yonkers, January 2013; composition year: 2008; time: 7:57

Joseph Kubera: Piano 2, Movement I (J. Eastman)
Book of Horizons
New World Records/2014
composer: Julius Eastman; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2013; composition year: 1986; time: 6:46

Ursula Mamlok: Zwei Klavierstücke
I. Inward Journey (3:21)
II. In High Spirits (1:48)
Music of Ursula Mamlok Volume 4
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Holger Groschopp; recorded at Gartenstraße, Berlin, September 2012; composition years: I. 1989, II. 2004; total time: 5:09

Mary Kathleen Ernst: selections from Chai Variations (J. Shatin)
a. Flowing (0:39)
b. Sly (0:47)
c. Whimsical (0:53)
d. Dark (0:52)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Judith Shatin; piano: Mary Kathleen Ernst; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts; composition year: 1995; total excerpts time: 3:00

Peter Batchelor: Fissure
Kaleidoscope -- Cycle, part 1
Pogus Productions/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer's studio and the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester UK, composition year: 2006; time: 9:47

Jonty Harrison: Pair/Impair
Articles indéfinis
empreintes DIGITALes/1996
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Recording and Electronic Music Studio of the University of East Anglia, Norwich UK, composition year: 1978; time: 11:48

hour two

Carey Nutman: Trisolde
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music and Video/2013
(electronic music); time: 7:38

James Correa: Vertiginous Rotation
James Correa/2012
guitar: Magnus Andersson; live electronics: James Correa; recorded in Brazil, 2008; composition year: 2008; time: 6:33

Noah Creshevsky: Spring
The Four Seasons
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include -- clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992--2013; master composition year: 2013; time: 9:36

Tim Hodgkinson: Attaot 
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble & electronic sound); percussion: Gustavo Aguilar, Petru Teodorescu, Alexander Lipowski; Hyperion Ensemble with members of Talea, clarinet, conducting: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Spectrum XXI Festival, October 13, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 8:53

Field recordings:
a. Morning Twilight: Forest and Village Sounds (1:31)
b. Krua aben muru (7:38)
Ritual Music of the Kayapó-Xikrin, Brazil
Traditional music of the world 7
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
field recordings by Max Peter Baumann; State of Pará, Central Brazil; instruments: group singing (Kayapó language), rattles, gourds, sticks; recorded in 1988; total excerpts time: 9:09

Field recording: Arullo San Antonio  (St. Anthony's Lullaby)
Black Music in Praise of Oxalá and Other Gods
Nonesuch Records/2003 (orig. LP/1970)
recorded in Buenaventura, Colombia; date unspecified; instrumentation: singing group, percussion; time: 2:41

Brian Eno: Energy Fools the Magician*
Before and After Science
keyboards, vocals, vibes: Brian Eno; drums: Phil Collins; fretless bass: Percy Jones; modified guitar: Fred Frith; recorded at Basing Street Studios, London, and Conny Plank's Studio, Cologne, 1977; time: 2:03 
*WMUA Live version only

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only
Updated April 29, 2014

a. Babylero (0:58)
b. Interlude (Babylero-Ostia) (0:15)
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1986
field recordings: child chanting, idiophone, tropical insects, dog barking; locations, times unspecified; total time: 1:13

Secluded Bronte: Endocarp
Secluded in Jersey City
Pogus Productions/2013
found objects, microphones, laptops: Jonathan Bohman, Adam Bohman, Richard Thomas; recorded live at WFMU, New Jersey, November 7, 20002; time: 1:32

Barbara Golden & Melody Sumner Carnahan:  At the Corner of Alive & Jesus (1st 1/2)
At the Corner of Alive & Jesus
Burning Books/2001
music, narration: Barbara Golden; text: Melody Sumner Carnahan; vocals: Barbara Golden, Sheila Davies, Barney Jones; keyboards: Barbara Golden; percussion: William Winant; guitar: Larry Polansky;  flute: Maggi Payne; viola, violin: Mary Oliver; saxophone: George Brooks; additional voice: K. Atchley; additional narration: Robert Ashley, David Cremin; remasterering: Maggi Payne, ABC, Sydney, Australia; premiered at The Lab, San Francisco, 1988; excerpt time: 18:48

Larry Polansky: Four-Voice Canon #5
Four-Voice Canons
Cold Blue Music/2002
percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College; Oakland, 1983; composition year: 1983; time: 3:24

Elaine Barkin: On the way to becoming... (a soliloquy)
from Five Collages
Open Space 3 (Barkin/Boretz)
Open Space/1992
tape collage, text, voice: Elaine Barkin; recorded at UCLA, 1984; time: 10:50

Amy Horvey: Overture to the Queen of the Music Boxes
trumpet: Amy Horvey; music boxes, toy instruments, electronics: Jeff Morton; recorded at St. Philip's Church and Studio 270, Montreal, August, 2009; time: 8:19

David Lee Myers & Marco Oppedisano: 
a. I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (2:59)
b. The Restless Pulse of Care (4:09)
Tesla at Coney Island
OKS Recordings of North America/2008
electric and acoustic guitars, samples: Marco Oppedisano; feedback, noises, voice: David Lee Myers;  time: 7:08

Concert Imaginaire: There's Only One Thing Left To Do
Fortune's Wheel
Fin Records/2014
narrator: Sean Nelson; drums, percussion: Becca Baggenstoss; basses: Nick Davis; violins: Ruthie Dornfield; electric guitar: David Hahn; keyboards, percussion: Jay Kenney; recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, March 2012; time: 7:41

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Martian Gardens for April 20 & 23, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 20, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 23, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


Phil Kline: Northport
John the Revelator -- A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
(Northport 324: Tune: Dr. R. R. Olson,1850, Lyrics: John Cennick, 1743; arr. Phil Kline); Lionheart choir, recorded at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; composition year: 2007; time: 2:36

Yvar Mikhashoff: Souvenir (J. Cage)
Panorama of American Piano Music
from Antheil to Zappa 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
composer; John Cage; piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, 1991-1992; composition year: 1983; time: 7:03

George Crumb: Easter Dawning
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Five
Bridge Records/2001
carillon bells: Don Cook; recorded at Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City, September 2001; composition year: 1992; time: 4:06

George Crumb: Pastoral Drone
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Six
Bridge Records/2003
organ: Gregory D'Agostino; recorded at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City; December 11, 2001; composition year: 1982; time: 6:55

John Cage: Souvenir
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at the Nederluleå Church, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden, 2007; composition year: 1983; time: 6:50

Robert Voisey: Constellations (seven 1-minute pieces)
a. Orion
b. Chameleon
c. Eridanus
d. Sagittarius 
e. Gemini
f. Vela
g. Aries
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
voice, electronics: Robert Voisey; total time: 7:07

Jim Cole and Spectral Voices: From the Birds
Spectral Spiral Music/2000
voices recorded in a 120-foot water tower in Connecticut, July 5, 1994; time: 6:06

Deep Listening Band: Phantom
The Ready Made Boomerang
New Albion Records/1991
voice, trombone: Stuart Dempster; voice, accordion: Pauline Oliveros; voices: Thomas Eckert, Panaiotis; recorded at the Cistern Chapel (subterranean cistern), Fort Worden, Washington, 1988; time: 8:49

hour two
Updated April 22, 2014

Rand Steiger: A Menacing Plume
A Menacing Plume
New World Records/2014
(for ensemble and electronics); Talea Ensemble (flutes: Tara Helen O'Connor; oboes: Arthur Sato; clarinets: Rane Moore; piano: Steven Beck, percussion: Matthew Gold, Alex Lipowski: percussion: violin: Yuki Numata Besnick; viola: Elizabeth Weisser; cello: Chris Gross; conductor: James Baker; digital audio signal processing: Miller Puckette, Rand Steiger; recorded at Oktaven Studio, Yonkers, January 2013; composition year: 2011; time: 16:32

Glenn Kotche: Triple Fantasy
Cantaloupe Music/2014
performed by Eighth Blackbird and Kronos Quartet; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago; composition year: 2008; time: 5:42

Sumner Carnahan & Out of Context:
a. Stripped (6:32)
b. Again (5:42)
One Inch Equals 25 Miles
Burning Books/2005
words: Melody Sumner Carnahan; music: J.A. Deane; Out of Context (cornet: Jon Baldwin; sampler, live sampling: C.K. Barlow; oud, electronics: Stefan Dill; voice, acting: John Flax; cello: Katie Harlow; bassoon: Sam Rhodes; vocalist: Molly Sturges; viola: Alcia Ultan; drums, percussion: Jefferson Voorhees; sampler, uniflute, conductor: J.A. Deane); recorded at Outpost Recording Space, Albuquerque, December 10, 2004; time: 12:14

Radio Morocco: Radio Tangier Internationale
Radio Morocco
Sublime Frequencies/2004
radio transmissions recorded, edited, and assembled by Allen Bishop in 1983; time: 3:43

Sarah Boothroyd: Forest to Desert
Deep Wireless 6 -- Radio Art Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2009
electronics, sampling: Sarah Boothroyd; composition year: 2008; time: 2:34

Elainie Lillios: Toronto Island Contrasts
Deep Wireless 6 -- Radio Art Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2009
electronics, sampling: Elainie Lillios; compositon year: 2008; time: 1:00

Anne La Berge: 800 Speakers
New World Records/2011
voice, flute, electronics: Anne La Berge; recorded at Studio VOLSAP, Amsterdam, summer 2009, composition years: 2001-2009; time: 3:51

hour three
Updated April 22, 2014
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Benjamin Boretz: The Memory of  All That
(A Holy Sonnet of John Donne for Milton Babbitt)
Open Space 31 
Open Space/2014
mezzo soprano: Megan Berti; piano: Zuzanna Szewcyk Kwon; recorded at the Eastman School of Music, 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 12:38

Milton Babbitt: Occasional Variations
Occasional Variations
RCA Mark II synthesizer: Milton Babbitt; recorded at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition years: 1968-1971; time: 9:54

Beth Anderson: Shakuhachi Run
The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird
MSR Classics/2013
shakuhachi: Andrew Bolotowsky; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 1981; time: 4:41

Frances White: Choshi (trad.)
In the Library of Dreams
Pogus Productions/2012
shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; time: 4:56

Judith Shatin: Grito del Corazón
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
(for clarinets and electronics) clarinets: F. Gerard Errante, D. Gause; composition year: 2001; time: 5:18

Carey Nutman: Amphibia
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music & Video/2013
electronic music: Carey Nutman; composition year: 2013;  time: 12:28

Rudiger Gleisberg: African Moods
Electroacoustic Music Volume 3 [various artists]
Electroshock Records/1999
electronic music: Rudiger Gleisberg; composition year: 1998; time: 7:32

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