Sunday, May 4, 2014

Martian Gardens for May 4 & 7, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
(Live version returns to three hours, May 4, 2014)
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 4, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: May 7, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


George Crumb: Sun and Shadow
(Spanish Songbook II)
A cycle of five songs on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
I. Lazy River (Corriente Lenta) [3:53}
II. The Fly (Mosca) [2:29}
III. The Interrupted Concert (El Concertieto Interrumpido) [2:33]
IV. Dance of the Moon in Santiago (Danza da Lua en Santiago) [2:33]
V. Farewell (Despedida] [3:15} 
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; texts: Garcia Lorca; recorded at Swarthmore College, July 2013; composition year: 2009; total time: 15:24

Arthur Levering: Drinking Songs
a. A Drinking Song [1:59]
b. Potatores exquisiti [3:57]
c. Le Vin Perdu [2:47]
d. Dronken [3:18]
Parallel Universe
New World Records/2014
mezzo-soprano: Krista River; harps: Franziska Huhn, Amanda Romano; pianos: Donald Berman, John McDonald; conductor: Scott Wheeler; texts: a. W.B. Yeats, b. Anon.(13th c. Bavaria), c. Paul Valéry, d. Anon. (14th c. England); recorded at Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University, May 29, 2009; composition year: 2005; time: 12:13

Ben Johnston: I Concentrate on You (C. Porter)
from Revised Standards 
MicroFest Records/2014
composer: Cole Porter, 1940, arr. Ben Johnston, 1987; Eclipse String Quartet; time: 2:28

Elizabeth Brown: Three Arias from "A Bookmobile for Dreamers"
a. Bookmusic
b. Swamp Aria
c. Lullaby 
New World Records/2013
theremin, tapes: Elizabeth Brown; recorded at the Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy, March 2012; composition year: 2011 (music to accompany animation by Lothar Osterburg); time: 6:55

Anne LeBaron: Concerto for Active Frogs
Rana, Ritual & Revelations
Mode Records/1992
(for frog sounds, male soloist, chorus, and ensemble) The New Music Consort, conductor: Anne Lebaron; tenor sax, animal calls: George Cartwright; trombone: Jim Stanley; percussion, tape: William Trigg; baritone voice: David Shea; chorus: Rodney Thomaston, Susan Botti, Adam Weisman, Julie Marti, Christina Wheeler, David Anthony, Debra Degenhardt, Michael Rosensky; originally recorded in 1975; composition year: 1975; time: 10:44

hour two

Eve Beglarian: Testy Pony
Songs from the River Project II
EVBVD Music/2012
voice: Eve Beglarian, text: Zachary Schomberg; violin: Ron Blessinger; cello: Hamilton Chaifetz; composition year: 2011; time: 3:53

Twisted Tutu: Touchtone Tony
Play Nice
O.O. Discs/1999
telephony, processing: Eve Beglarian, Ben Rubin; phone message: Touchtone Tony, the Hotline Homeboy; composition year: 1994; time: 1:43

David Hahn: Apocalypse Cow
Apocalypse Cow/Chernobyl
Fin Records/2011
sampling (Bush, Rumsfeld, aircraft, bombs, cows, pornografische Klänge): David Hahn; composition year: 2010; time: 1:39

Phillip Kent Bimstein: A Little Bit About My Cows
Garland Hirschi's Cows
sampler: PKB, sampled voice: Garland Hirschi; sampled lowing: Garland Hirschi's cows, Springdale, Utah; composition year: 1990; time: 2:47

Polly Moller: Cold Blood
60 x 60: 2004/2005 [various artists]
Vox Novus/2007
electronics, flute, voice, text: Polly Moller; time: 1:00

Annie Gosfield: Daughters of the Industrial Revolution (excerpt)
Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; cello: Felix Fan; drums, percussion: Ches Smith; percussion: Alex Lipowski; recorded at the Kitchen, New York City; composition year: 2011; time: 5:35

Secluded Bronte: Pistacchio (sic.)
Secluded in Jersey City
Pogus Productions/2013
found sounds, microphones, laptop: Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman, Richard Thomas; recorded at WFMU, New Jersey, November 7, 2002; time: 4:31

John Luther Adams: Sky with Four Suns
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
ETHEL (violins: Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson); recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, July 2011; composition year: 2010; time: 4:25

James Tenney: Mallets in the Air
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
Partch diamond marimba (in just intonation): Erin Barnes; Formalist Quartet (violins: Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Tholl; viola: Mark Menzies; cello: Ashley Walters); recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 2002; time: 4:40

James Tenney: Percussion Response (with Ergodos I)
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy 
Mode Records/2007
(for computer music and percussion); percussion: Tobias Liebezeit; recorded in the Netherlands, 2007; composition year: 1964; time: 8:42

Peter Batchelor: Nebula (from Kaleidoscope: Cycle)
Pogus Productions/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, composition year: 2012; time: 13:17

hour three

Maggi Payne: Electric Ice
Experimental Music Studios 1958 -- 2008 [various artists]
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of
the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios [boxed set]
U. of Ill. EMS/2008
electronics, synthesizers: Maggi Payne; recorded at the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios, Urbana-Champaign, 2008; time: 6:31

Barbara Golden & Melody Sumner Carnahan:  
At the Corner of Alive & Jesus (2nd 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: 18:00

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Le Jardin de Jérôme
Mother Tongue
computer music composed and recorded at the Bourges Institute of Electroacoustic Music Studios, France; composition year: 2001; time: 111:50

Xenia Pestova: On the Impossibility of Reflection (S. Wilson)*
Shadow Piano
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano and electronics, composer: Scott Wilson); piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 2011; time: 12:40

Ikue Mori: Kaleidoscope*
computer, drum machine: Ikue Mori; recorded in Brooklyn, December 2000; time: 3:10

*TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

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