Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bells and Whistles for May 29, 2014

A survey of world music and its derivatives
Thursdays, Summer 2014 live broadcast/webcast
12:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 29, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu: Gending Lasem, saih selsir
The Heavenly Orchestra of Bali
CMP Records/1991
Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu of Kamasan, director: I Wayan Sumendra; recorded at Pura Bole Batur, Kamasan, Bali, September 1991; time 23:28

Lou Harrison: La Koro Sutro
a. Kunsonoro kaj Gloro (2:27)
b. Strofo 1 (4:42)
c. Strofo 2 (3:45)
d. Strofo 3 (1:24)
e. Strofo 4 (4:08)
f. Strofo 5 (4:27)
g. Strofo 6 (2:27)
h. Strofo 7 -- Mantro kaj Kunsonoro (5:08)
La Koro Sutro
New Albion Records/1988
(for 100-voice chorus and gamelan); The Chorus and Chamber Chorus of The University of California at Berkeley, conductor: Philip Brett; harp: Karen Gottlieb; organist: Agnes Saurbeck; American Gaemelan (Don R. Baker, Scott Evans, Gino Robair Forlin, Todd Manley, Peter Thielen, William Winant); director: William Winant; gamelan builder: William Colvig; technician: Ron Engel; recorded at Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, November 7-8, 1987; total time: 28:50

Tarun Bhattacharya: Vilambit Bandish in Tintal
Raga Basant Mukhari/Raga Mishra Todi
India Archive Music/2002
santur: Tarun Bhattacharya; tabla: Bikram Ghosh; recorded at Master Sound Studios, New York City, September 28, 1997;  style: Carnatic raga; time: 19:58

Ardavan Kamkar: Memory of Friends
Over the Wind
Traditional Crossroads/2001
santoor: Ardavan Kamkar; recorded at Pejvak Studio, Tehran, 1998; style: modern Persian santoor; time: 12:23

Leo Kupper:  Electro-Acoustic Santur
a. Part I (3:54)
b. Part II (2:56)
c. Part III (6:09)
Pogus Productions/1996
(for 2 santurs, 4 microprocessors, and electronic sounds); santurs, electronics: Leo Kupper, Kyomars Peregalou; composition year: 1989; style: electronically processed Persian santur; total time: 14:00

Ivan Tcherepnin: Santur Live!
Scenes from Santur Opera:
a. Overture: The Situation in the Land (3:58)
b. Tenatives II (2:09)
c. The Call of the Lunar Feline (2:26)
d. Night Idyll (6:47)
e. Dream Filterings I (1:32)
f. Dream Filterings II (1:22)
g. The Army and the Chase (3:29) 
h. Heralder of Good Tidings (3:21)
Flores Musicales/Five Songs/Santur Live!
Composers Recordings, Inc./2001 (orig. 1982, 1985)
(for santur and Serge modular electronics); composed and performed by Ivan Tcherepnin, 1977-1995; style: electronically processed Persian santur; total time: 27:28

Janna Aivazian: Tgha-tgha (Boy, boy) (trad.)
The Music of Armenia Volume Six
Celestial Harmonies/1997
solo vocal: Janna Aivazian; recorded in the Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia; time: 2:00
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Martian Gardens for May 25 & 28, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 25, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: May 28, 2014
Host: Max Shea
No webcast this week

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


Curtis Roads: Sonal Atoms (excerpt from Half-Life)
CCMIX Paris [various artists]
Mode Records/2001
electronic music on tape recorded at CCMIX Paris; premiered at the Australian National Academy of Music, May 1998; composition year: 1998; time: 3:41

Paul Lansky: Dancetracks (Remix)
Bridge Records/2000
(for computer-synthesized drum track and electric guitar); electric guitar samples: Steve Mackey; composition years: 1994, 1997; time: 16:37

Rand Steiger: Elliott's Instruments
A Menacing Plume
New World Records/2014
Talea Ensemble (flute, piccolo: Tara Helen O'Connor; clarinet, bass clarinet: Rane Moore; piano: Steven Beck; percussion: Alex Lipowski; violin: Yuki Numata Resnick; cello: Chris Gross, conductor: James Baker); recorded at Oktaven Studios, Yonkers, January 2013; composition year: 2010; time: 12:11

Elliott Carter: Tintinnabulation
Music of Elliott Carter Volume Eight
16 Compositions (2002-2009)
Bridge Records/2010
(for six percussionists); New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, conductor: Frank Epstein; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, February 12, 2009; composition year: 2008; time: 7:36

Judith Shatin: Elijah's Chariot
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
(for amplified string quartet & processes shofar sounds); The Cassatt String Quartet; recorded at Abeshouse Productions, New York City;  shofar sounds recorded by Dr. Mel Siegel, Minneapolis; composition year: 1995; time: 19:42

Stuart Saunders Smith: Three for Two
I. Across the Kennebec (2:19)
II. The Forks (1:16)
III. Caratunk (2:20)
A River Rose -- Music for Violin
New World Records/2014
violin: Airi Yoshioka; viola: Maria Labros; recorded at the Recital Hall of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2013; composition year: 1972; time: 5:55

Frank Denyer: Ghosts Again
Silenced Voices
Mode Records/2008
The  Barton Workshop (muted violin: Marieke Keser; voice: Yula Andrews; flute: Jos Zwaanburg; clarinet: John Anderson; percussion: Juan Martinez Cortés, Jose Garcia Rodrigues; voices & percussion staves: Christopher Best, Richard Gonski, Patrick Ozzard-Low, Michael Basset, Ian Wellens, Trevor Wiggns; recorded at Bethanienklooser, Amsterdam, March 3, 2006 and Darlington College of Arts, U.K, March 3, April 4, 2006; composition years: 2004, 2005; time: 12:54

Nick Didkovsky: What Sheep Herd
Tube Mouth Bow String
Pogus Productions/2006
(for string quartet & computer); Sirius String Quartet (violins: Gregor Huebner, Meg Okura; viola: Ron Lawrence; cello: Dave Eggar); recorded at the Steinhardt School, New York University, time: 21:07

Orlando Jacinto Garcia: #3 from Three Pieces for Double Bass and Tape
Fragmentos del Pasado [Fragments of the Past]
New Albion Records/2004
double bass: Robert Black; recorded at WLRN Studios, Miami, Florida, November, 1990; composition year: 1990; time: 12:39

Annie Gosfield: Impulse Turbine: Inlet, Exaust - Combustion Chamber
from EWA7
Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
keyboard sampler: Annie Gosfield, electronics: Ikue Mori; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; drums, percussion: Jim Pugliese, Sim Cain; recorded at EWA7 industrial complex, Nuremberg, Germany; composition year: 1999; time: 12:10

Roger Kleier: What is the Price of Iron?
I. (4:56)
II. (3:24)
III. (4:00)
The Night Has Many Hours
Innova Recordings/2009
(for cello & electronics); cello: Joan Jeanrenaud; recorded at Master Element Studios, New York City; total time: 12:20

Jorge Antunes: Valsa Sideral (Sideral Waltz)
Savage Songs (1961-1970)
Early Brazilian Electronic Music
Pogus Productions/2003
electronic music composed and recorded in the composer's studio, Rio De Janeiro, 1962; time: 3:12

Elizabeth Hoffman: Water Spirits
Intérieurs Harmoniques
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(electroacoustic music); composed and recorded at the composer's studio, New York City, 2007-2011; premiered at the SEAMUS 2006 Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, March 30, 2006; time: 10:41

Elizabeth Hoffman: Alchemy
Miniatures concrètes (various artists)
empreintes DIGITALes/1999
(electroacoustic music); time: 3:00

*WMUA live version only

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