Saturday, June 28, 2014

Martian Gardens for June 29, 2014 & July 2, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 29, 2014

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Mason Bates: Terrycloth Troposphere 
Stereo is King
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: Cynthia Yeh, Jacob Nissly, Eric Banks; electronics: Mason Bates; time: 5:15

Eno - Hyde: Time to Waste It
High Life
Warp Records/2014
CDJ processing, distorted organ, backing voice: Brian Eno; electric guitars, backing voice: Karl Hyde; drums: Fred Gibson; electric guitar, processed electric guitar: Leo Abrahams; recorded at Brian Eno's studio, London, April 2014; time: 8:19

Brian Eno: I Fall Up
Ali Click maxi-single
vocal, synthesizer, processing: Brian Eno; lead and rhythm guitar: Jamie West Oram; drum loop: Ian Dench; recorded 1991 for the cancelled album My Squelchy Life; time: 4:54

Brian Eno: Distributed Being
Nerve Net
piano: John Paul Jones; drums: Richard Bailey; conga: Isaac Cheapenin; guitar solo: Robert Fripp; bass, voice, organ, synthesizer mix: Brian Eno; time: 4:41

Tirta Sari Ensemble: Kapi Raja (King of Birds)
The Music of Bali Volume II - Legong Gamelan
Celestial Harmonies/1997
The Tirta Sari Gamelan Ensemble of Peliatan Village; recorded at the Pura Gunung Sari Temple, Bali; total time: 3:05

Glenn Kotche: Traveling Turtle
Cantaloupe Music/2014
(for Gamelan); Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; additional percussion: Glenn Kotche; recorded at the Endicott World Music Room, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; composition year: 2007; time: 5:20

Glenn Kotche: Clapping Music Variations (after Steve Reich)
Nonesuch Records/2006
clapping, electronics: Glenn Kotche; recorded at The Loft, Chicago; time: 4:45

Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Early Works
Nonesuch Records/1987
clapping: Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich; recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City; composition year: 1972; time: 4:45

Brian Chase: Stick Shot Harmonies Drone
Drums and Drones
Pogus Productions/2013
(for percussion); recorded in Brooklyn, New York; time: 4:49

Timorese percussion group: Tari Likurai
[Retrieving Heroes from Battle] 
Music of Timor

Celestial Harmonies/2000
(from Kabupaten  Belu drum dance (Likurai), field recording, Atambua, Timor; recorded in January, 1990; time: 4:52

Arie Shapira: Piano Concerto
Jerusalem Symphony, conductor: Yuval Zorn; piano: Amit Dolberg; recorded in Jerusalem, May 6, 2014; composition years: 2000--2003; time: 11:30
(download courtesy of Arie Shapira

George Cacioppo: Bestiary I: Eingang
Advance of the Fungi
Mode Records/2006
(for soprano, piano, and 5 percussionists); Ataelier de Musique Contemporaine de CNR de Versailles; conductor: Lionel Arnaud; piano: Jacqueline Méfano; soprano: Janet Pape; text: Rainer Rilke; recorded at the CNR de Versailles, March 26, 2004; remixed at CCMIX, Paris; composition year: 1960; time: 8:12

Morton Feldman: String Quartet No. 1 (31-40)
String Quartet No. 1/Structures/Three Pieces
Mode Records/2014
Flux Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Felix Fan); recorded at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; October 2009; composition year: 1979; excerpt time: 10:11

Philip Corner: Calling! OM ("from the '70s")
Extreme Positions
New World Records/2007
(for piano and 2 trombones); piano: Philip Corner; trombones: James Fulkerson, Hilary Jeffery (the Barton Workshop); recorded at Het Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, spring 2006; composition year: 1972; time: 8:54

Philip Corner: Short Piano Piece XIII
40 Years and One -- Philip Corner Plays the Piano
XI Records/2001
piano: Philip Corner; recorded at iiwii studios, New Jersey, January 1998; composition year: 1957; time: 1:50

David Rosenboom: The Stochastic Port
from The Winding of a Spring
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded in the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, California Institute of the Arts and the composer's studio, Venice, California; composition years: 1984, 1985, revised 2013; time: 11:21

Kenneth Gaburo: The Wasting of Lucrecetzia
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
(electronic music on tape); recorded at The University of Illinois Experimental Music Studio and the composer's studio; composition year: 1964; time: 3:43

The League of Automatic Music Composers: Radio Air Check
LAMC 1978-1983
New World Records/2007
computer music network: Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, 1981; time: 2:58

Noah Creshevsky: Götterdämmerung
The Twilight of the Gods
Tzadik Records/2010
electroacoustic processing: Noah Creshevsky; vocals, trumpet: Susan Watts, clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontorovich; violin, vocals: Amy Zakar; bass, vocals: Heather Chriscaden Versace; tenor sax, alto sax: Audrey Betsy Welber; trumpet: Ben Holmes; piano: Adrian Banner; drums: Gregg Mervine; samples: The Klez Dispensers; composition year: 2009; time: 4:04

Douglas Doherty: Pacific 462
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music & Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 1997; time: 8:50

Pete Stollery: Back to Square One
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Studio Circé of IMEB, Bourges, 2007; North East Scotland’s Festival of New Music Sound at the Mitchell Hall, University of Aberdeen, September 1, 2007; time: 10:17

Manuel Rocha Iturbide: Purusha-Prakriti
Cultures électroniques Vol. 19 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2012
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2006; time: 12:23

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bells & Whistles for June 26, 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 26, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Noura Mint Seymali: Eguetmar
Glitterbeat Records/2013
lead vocal, ardine: Noura Mint Seymali; guitar: Jeiche Ould Chighaly; drums: Matthew C. Tinari; bass: Ousmane Touré; backing vocals: Mayassa Hemed Vall; recorded at Zaza Productions, Nouakchott, Mauritania, 2013; time: 3:38

Music from Indonesia
a. Rikong (7:16)
b. Tempa Sarong (7:33)
Music of Indonesia 18 -- Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals, Work
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
a. female singers, flute duo; b. flute duo; Musicians of Desa Tana Toa, South Sulawesi; recorded at Desa Bontolangkasa Selatan Kec. Bontompo, September 1996; style: vocal and instrumental music of the peoples of Sulawesi; composer: traditional; time: 14:49

Sulawesi gong groups:
a. Toki Hajat Perkawinan [gong ensemble] (4:10)
b. Toki Hajat [gong ensemble] (2:45)
Music of Indonesia 18 -- Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals, Work
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
a. Musik Kulintang Molosing, director: L.A. Dilapanga; b. Ds. Tudu Aog, Kec Passi, Kab. Bolang Mongondow gong group; a. recorded at the home of L.A. Dilapanga, North Sulawasi, August 29, 1997; b. recorded in North Sulawesi, August 30, 1997; style: vocal and instrumental music of the peoples of Sulawesi; composer: traditional; total time: 6:55

Music from Malaysia:
a. field recording [Bird songs and River Sounds] (0:55)
b. The Princess of Mt. Səwilu [Cince: m] (3:53)
c. Penhə: y (2:46)
Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
a. recorded at Berok River, Kelantan, Malaysia, July 10, 1981; b. singer: Along Indan, recorded at Berok River, Kelantan, Malaysia, March 5, 1981; singer: Abilem A/L Along Lum; recorded at Kelanton, Malaysia, September 7, 1982;  style: folk songs of the Temiar peoples of Malaysia; composer: traditional; total time: 6:34

Music from Timor:
a. Tari Woleka [Happy Dance] (2:25)
b. Tarian gong [Gong Dance] (3:17)
c. Tari Likurai [Retrieving Heroes from Battle] (4:52)
Music of Timor
Celestial Harmonies/2000
a. gongs and drums (katala-bedu): Bp Daniel Tangureda, et al [Weikombak Village, West Timor]; b. Tetun gong and drum dance (leku-sene) [field recording] (Subulaku village, Kefamenanu, Timor); c. Belu drum dance (Likurai) [field recording, Atambua, Timor]; style: percussion music of Timor; composer: traditional; total time: 9:34

I Wayan Sadra:
a. O-A-E-O (3:08)
b. Snow's Own Dream (7:00)
New Music of Indonesia Volume 3: Karya -- Compositions by I Wayan Sadra
a. percussion and chorus; recorded at STSI (Indonesian Institute of the Arts), Surakarta, Indonesia by Larry Polansky, April 30, 1989; b. digital synthesizer, electronics: I Wayan Sadra; recorded at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College, 1992; style: contemporary compositions based on traditional Balinese music; composer: I Wayan Sadra; total time: 10:08

Evan Ziporyn with I Wayan Wija: selections from ShadowBang
a. Head 1 (2:58)
b. Head 2/Scene 1 (11:31)
c. Angklat (3:31)
d. Ocean (5:12)
e. Meditas/Presta Raksasa (11:39)
Cantaloupe Music/2003
vocals, dialogue: I Wayan Wija; Bang On A Can All-Stars (bass: Robert Black; percussion: Eduardo Leandro; keyboard: Lisa Moore; guitar: Mark Stewart; cello: Wendy Sutter; soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet: Evan Ziporyn); recorded at Kresage Little Theater, MIT, Cambridge, October 14, 2001; style: traditional Balinese shadow puppet theater, contemporary Western chamber music; composers: Evan Ziporyn, I Wayan Wija (2001); total time: 35:00

Ziya Tabassian: Chante mon tambour 
Ambiances Magnetiques/2007
tombak drum: Ziya Tabassian; recorded at DeTour Sound Studio, Montreal, 2005; style: original tombak composions; composer: Ziya Tabassian; time: 2:43

Arie Shapira: Poem for Guni
Electronics Plus
Arie Shapira/2000
vocal: Na'ama Gannot; text: Natan Zach; electronics: Arie Shapira; style: contemporary Hebrew poetry set to electronic music; composer: Arie Shapira (1996); time: 3:34

Larry Polansky: B'reysheet (In the Beginning...) [Cantillation Study #1) 
The Theory of Impossible Melody
New World Records/2009
vocal: Jody Diamond; live interactive computers: Phil Burk, Larry Polansky; engineer: Tom Erbe; recorded at Mills College Concert Hall, January, 1990 (HMSL software designed by Larry Polansky and Phil Burk, 1984-1990); composition: Larry Polansky (1985-1989); style: traditional Hebrew cantillation and live computer music; time: 13:36

Ziya Tabassian: Impressions 2
Ambiances Magnetiques/2007
tombak drum: Ziya Tabassian; recorded at DeTour Sound Studio, Montreal, 2005; style: original tombak composions; composer: Ziya Tabassian; time: 2:10

Fela Kuti: J'ehin J'ehin
Fela's London Scene
Stern's Music/1994 (orig. LP 1971, 1983)
Kuti and the Africa '70 (congas: Akwesi Korranting, Friday Jumbo, Henry Kofi; drums: Tony Allen; percussion (sticks): Tony Abayomi; shekere: Isaac Olaleye; genor saxophone: Igo Chiko; baritone saxophone: Lekan Animashaun; trumpet: Eddie Faychum, Tunde Williams; bass guitar: Maurice Ekpo), director, composer: Fela Ransome Kuti; recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, 1971; time: 7:28

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