Thursday, June 5, 2014

Martian Gardens for June 8 & 11, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 8, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: June 11, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


Current 93: 
a. Those Flowers Grow
b. Stone Witness I
 I Am The Last of All The Field That Fell  
The Spheres/2014
vocals: David Tibet; piano: Reinier Van Houdt; saxophone: John Zorn; bass: James Blackshaw; guitar: Tony McPhee; organ: Jack Barnett; hurdy gurdy: Ossian Brown; drums: Carl Stokes; bass clarinet: Jon Seagrott; lyrics: David Tibet, Norbert Knox; total time: 8:43

J.K. Randall: Mudgett: Monologues by a mass murderer*
a. Electronic Prelude (3:00)
b. Toronto (6:57)
Computer Music (Randall/Vercoe/Dodge)
(for electronics and voice) soprano: Melinda Kessler; realized at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1965; time: total time: 10:02
*SET TWO TAINT RADIO and WMUA recurrent versions

In memory of James K. Randall (June 16, 1929 - May 29, 2014) 

J.K. Randall: selections from 1st Gathering*
a. The Shadow knows (1:21)
b. Into a Stiff Wind (3:41)
c.Tintinnabulation (2:04)
A Garland of C-Sound
Open Space/2004
(for C-Sound software and synthesizer); recorded at Princeton University, 2004; total excerpts time: 7:05
*SET ONE TAINT Radio and WMUA recurrent versions 

Gordon Mumma: Music from the Venezia Space Theatre
Studio Retrospect
Lovely Music, Ltd./2000
(electronic  music for theater); composed and recorded in 1964 for the 27th Venezia Biennale of Teatro dell Spazio, September, 1964; time: 11:55

Musica Elettronica Viva: New Music America Festival (excerpt)
MEV 40 (1967 -- 2007)
New World Records/2008
soprano saxophone: Steve Lacy; trombone: Garrett List; digital synthesizer, sampler, MAX/MSP software, Crackle Box: Richard Teitelbaum; sampler, MIDI keyboard, flugelhorn: Alvin Curran; piano: Frederic Rzewski; recorded at the Knitting Factory, New York City, November 15, 1989; excerpt time: 12:00

Melody Sumner Carnahan & Out of Context ensemble:
a. Mask (5:42)
b. Luggage (6:54)
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: 12:46

Brigitte Robindoré: L'Autel de la Perte et de la Transformation
CCMIX Paris -- Xenakis/UPIC/Continuum [various artists]
Mode Records/2001
(electronic music); Brigette Robindoré: UPIC/CCMIX;  Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis, Alford, France; composition year: 1993; time: 8:33

Horacio Vaggione: TILL
Musiques pour Piano et Electroacoustique
(for piano and electroacoustic music); piano: Philip Mead; realized at the IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 1991; time: 12:45

Elodie Lauten: Cat Counterpoint
Piano Works
piano, sequencer, sound loops: Elodie Lauten; composed and recorded in New York City, 1983; time: 3:23

Elodie Lauten: Heaven
Tronik Involutions
(improvised/composed electronic music); time: 6:18
In memory of Elodie Lauten 1950 -- 2014

David Borden: The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Part Twelve A
The Continuing Story of Counterpoint Parts 9-12
Performed by Mother Mallard (composer, synthesizers: David Borden; wind instruments: Les Thimming; voice: Ellen Hargis); recorded at Calf Audio, Ithaca, New York, composition year: 1987; time: 7:21

Laurie Spiegel: Folk Study
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012 (orig. LP Philo/1980)
synthesizer: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, February 1975; time: 2:03

Yver Mickhashoff: two  pieces by La Monte Young
a. Study No. 2 (0:46)
b. Sarabande (3:14)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
(composer: La Monte Young) piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition years: a. 1959; b. 1959, revised 1989; total time: 4:00

Bernard Rands: selections from Preludes for piano
a. Ricercare (3:28)
b. Ostinato (2:49)
c. Bordone (1:44)
Piano Music (1960 -- 2010)
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Robert Levin; recorded at SUNY Purchase, March -- October, 2013; composition year: 2007; time: 8:00

Lions Gate Trio: Nocturne (from Angel Chant) (A. R. Thomas)
Piano Trios
Centaur Records/1999
composer: Augusta Read Thomas; Lions Gate Trio (piano: Florence Millet; violin: Katie Landsdale; cello: Scott Kluksdahl; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, New York City, November, 1997; composition year: 1991, revised: 1994; time: 7:28

Ken Thomson: Perpetual
a. Underlying (6:21)
b. Bad Idea (4:18)
c. Don Pullen says it's OK (4:42)
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(string quartet); the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; recorded at Flux Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2010; total time: 16:22

Peter Zummo: 
a. Fresh Batteries (6:57)
b. Rocket Scientist (9:45)
Experimenting with Household Chemicals
XI Records/1995
trombone, voice: Peter Zummo; amplified cello, keyboard bass, voice: Arthur Russell; marimba, voice: Bill Ruyle; recorded at various locations 1987-1991; total time: 16:43 
 *TAINT RADIO version only

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bells and Whistles for June 5, 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
June 5, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Ben Johnston: The Tavern
a. Prelude (0:45)
b. Who Says Words With My Mouth (3:41)
c. A Community of Spirits
d. A Children's Game (6:43)
e. The Many Wines (3:09)
f. Burnt Kabob (3:13)
Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday in Just Intonation
MicroFest Records/2014
voice and microtonal guitar: John Schneider; texts: Rumi; composition year: 1998; total time: 25:52

Gamelan of Central Java: Gendhing Bonang Danaraja
Gamelan of Central Java, Vol. VI. Kraton Surakarta
Felmay Records/2006
pathet: slendro sanga; recorded May 11, 2004, at the Sasono Sewoko house of Kraton, Surakarta Indonesia; time: 16:50

Bill Alves: Concerto for Violin and Gamelan
a. 3:02
b. 9:21
c. 6:28
d. 5:15
e. 10:13
Mystic Canyon
MicroFest Records/2013
The Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan, director: Bill Alves; violin: Susan Jensen; composition year: 2008; total time: 35:00

Pamela Sklar: Hatshepsut 
Silver Pharaoh 
MSR Music/2013
bass flute: Pamela Sklar; percussion: John Arrucci; recorded at Sliding Door Studio, New Rochelle, New York, 2012-2013; time: 3:45

Sadreddin Özçimi, et al: Perde Kaldirma 
Trance 1
Sufi Dervish Rite/Tibetan Overtone Chant/Indian Dhrupad
Ellipsis Arts/1995
neyzen (reed flute): Sadreddin Özçimi; oud (lute): Necati Çelik; ney (flute): Arif Erdebil; percussion: Kemal Karaöz; recorded in Istanbul, May, 1994; time: 27:23

Steve Roach: Palace of Nectar
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces
Projekt Records/2003
instruments and production: Steve Roach; recorded at Timeroom, Tucson, time: 14:45

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Martian Gardens for June 1 & 4, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 1, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: June 4, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one


J.K. Randall: Lyric Variations 
Open Space 5 (Boretz/Randall)
Open Space/1993
(for violin and computer); violin: Paul Zukofsky; composition years: 1965-1968; time: 20:00

In memory of James K. Randall (1929 - 2014)

Paul Lansky: Composition Project for Seniors
JKR Pass 3 (various artists)
Music for Jim Randall's 75th birthday by his friends
Open Space/2007
(for computer); composition year: 2005; time: 8:57

Mendi + Keith Obadike: The Pink of Stealth
Mendi + Keith Obadike Present Crosstalk (various artists)
Bridge Records/2008
vocals: M. Obadike; K. Obadike: guitar, bass, drums, ubo aka, synthesizers, treatments; time: 6:16
Pamela Z: Declaratives in the First Person 
Mendi + Keith Obadike Present Crosstalk (various artists)
Bridge Records/2008
(for audio installation in six channels); voice: Pamela Z; composition year: 2005; time: 5:02

Pamela Z: Pop Titles 'You'
A Delay is Better
(for voice and electronic processing); voice: Pamela Z; composition year: 1986; time: 3:09

Charles Amirkhanian: 
a. Church Car, Version 2 (2:55)
b. Hypothetical Moments (5:35)
Mental Radio
a. voices: Charles Amirkhanian, Anthony J. Gnazzo; Recorded by Anthony J. Gnazzo, California State University, Hayward, 1980; composition years: 1980-1981; b. voice, ocarina, bells, harpsichord (courtesy of Dennis RussellDavies): Charles Amirkhanian; recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota, March 1980 and New Wilderness Foundation, New York City, October 1981; composition year: 1981; total time: 8:30

Newband: The Rose (H. Partch)
From Eleven Intrusions (1950)
Works of Harry Partch and Dean Drummond
Innova Recordings/2001
bass-baritone: Robert Osborne; Newband: Partch instruments, directed by Dean Drummond; text: Ella Young, "The Rose," recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letter, New York City, November 2000; compositions years: 1938, 1950; time: 2:00 

Karl Korte: Birds of Aotearoa
Extensions -- A Retrospective of Electro-Acoustic Compositions
Centaur Records/1998
(electroacoustic music on tape); Kokako bird songs recorded in New Zealand, 1986; composition year: 1986; time: 6:24

John Luther Adams: Wood Thrush (from Songbirdsongs)
Mode Records/2012
The Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston; recorded October 3, 2006; composition years: 1974-1979, revised 2006; time: 4:35

Ming Tsao: Not Reconciled
Pathology of Syntax
Mode Records/2014
Ensemble SurPlus (clarinet: Erich Wagner; trombone: Andrew Digby; guitar: Seth Josel; cello: Beverly Ellis; snare drums: Olaf Tizschoppe), conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer; recorded at Karl von Bismark Salle, Köln; July 16, 2010; composition years: 2002-2003; time: 14:13

Peter Batchelor: Pulse (from Kaleidoscope: Cycle)
Pogus Productions/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer's studio and the Music, Technology and Innovation research center, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; composition year: 2013; time: 8:04

Andrew Lewis: Cân
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Bangor University, Wales; premiered at the Sonic Arts Network Conference, Birmingham, UK, January 9, 1998, composition year: 1997; time: 11:51

Carey Nutman: Baltic Icebreaker
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music & Video/2013
(electronic music); time: 8:22

Leopoldo La Rosa: Andes No. 1, 1969 (Fragment)
Tensions at the Edge (various artists)
New Music from Peru (1948-1979) 
Pogus Productions/2012
(for orchestra); National Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leopoldo La Rosa; premiered in Lima, 1970; composition year: 1969; time: 4:17

Musicians of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company:
a. Event -- September 29, 2002, Oslo (4:12)
b. Event -- December 14, 2004, New York City (3:54)
Music for Merce 1952--2009 (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
a. live electronics, percussion, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; electric guitar, live electronics: James Woodrow; b. laptop, violin, psalter: David Behrman; electric guitar, live electronics: John King; trombone, laptop: George Lewis; total time: 8:05

Particle Ensemble: Frond (E. Howard)
Particle Ensemble
Mutable Music/2012
baritone voice: Thomas Buckner; bass saxophone: J.D. Parran;; violin: Mari Kimura; electronics: Earl Howard; time: 24:00 (truncated) 

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