Saturday, July 5, 2014

Martian Gardens for July 6 & 9, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 6, 2014
extended broadcast 9:00 p.m. -- 12:18 a.m.

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


George Crumb: Nocturnal Sounds (The Awakening)
from Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) 
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Four
Bridge Records/2001
(for two amplified pianos and percussion); Quattro Mani (piano 1: Susan Grace; piano 2: Alice Rybak; percussion 1: John Kinzie; percussion 2: David Colson); recorded at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 2000; composition year: 1974; time: 5:44

Robert Scott Thompson: Music for a Summer Evening
Section D (0:34)
Section G (3:44)
Music for a Summer Evening
Aucourant Records/2007 (orig. 1998)
computer music for the Mobile installation, created 1997; total excerpts time: 4:14

Roxanne Turcotte: DMXnébula
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
electroacoustic music for François Doyon's DMXnébula installation; realized at Productions RTM and Multisons studio, Montreal, 2000-2002; premiered at Place du Canada for the Montreal Highlights Festival / International Light Symposium, February 11, 2000; time: 7:15

R. Weis: Tubular March
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2012
(music for samples and MacFive sampling software); samples: two cardboard tubes dropping, single vocal tone; recorded at the composer's studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; time: 2:16

Keith De Mendonca: Electromagnetic Journey
Deep Wireless 3 -- Radio Art Compilation [various artists]
New Adventures In Sound Art/2006
recording via coil transducer of the electromagnetic field surrounding the motor of a London Underground train traveling between Pimlico and Victoria stations; time: 3:00

James Correa: When I drift into my thoughts
Plural (Corea/Miranda)
computer music synthesized on Chaosynth software, developed by Eduardo Reck Miranda; recorded at the composer's studio Rochester, New York, 1999; time: 5:00

David Rosenboom:
Epigenesis, Ontogenesis, Phylogenesis, Parthenogenesis
Zones of Influnce, Part IV
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer's studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 9:08

Iannis Xenakis: Peaux
Pléïades, Part IV
Percussion Works
Mode Records/2006
percussion ensemble red fish blue fish (Patti Cudd, Terry Longshore, Ivan Manzanilla, Brett Reed, David Shively, Vanessa Tomlinson), director: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego; composition year: 1978; time: 11:55

Morton Feldman: String Quartet No. 1 (sections 40-49)
String Quartet No. 1/Structures/Three Pieces for String Quartet
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: 8:56

Annie Gosfield: Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
(for string quartet and purcussion quartet); FLUX Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Cornelius Dufalo, viola: Kenji Bunch, cello: Darrett Adkins); Talujon Percussion Quartet (Michael Lipsey, Dominic Donato, Tom Kolor, Jim Pugliese); recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, 2001; composition year: 2000; time: 14:38

Judy Dunaway: For Balloon and String Quartet
a. First Movement (5:24)
b. Second Movement (8:43)
c. Third Movement (7:25)
Mother of Balloon Music
Innova Recordings/2006
balloons: Judy Dunaway; FLUX Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris; viola: Max Mandel; cello: David Eggar); recorded at Harsh House Studio, Jersey City, New Jersey, Spin Studio, Brooklyn, New York, MLab, Somersworth, New Hampshire, and DB Studio, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; composition year: 2001; total time: 22:00

Douglas Doherty: Heart of the City
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music and Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the composer's Studio, Newcastle, England; preacher recorded at Grey's Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne; composition year: 2000; time: 21:30

Robert Ashley: The Fourth of July
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961--1966 [various artists]
New World Records/2003
(electronic music on tape); sounds recorded at Robert Ashley's Fourth of July party, 1960; premiered at the ONCE Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 25 1961; composition year: 1960; time: 18:37

Trevor Wishart: Fireworks
excerpt from from Tongues of Fire
MusicWorks 98 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2007
(electroacoustic music); realized on the composer's home computer and mixed at GMEB, Bourges, France; Tongues of Fire premiered at the Synthese Festival, Bourges, 1994; composition years: 1993-1995; excerpt time: 1:19

Trevor Wishart: excerpts from Red Bird
a. Lis to Bird Song (sic.) (0:27)
b. Reasonable to Water (0:08)
MusicWorks 98 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2007
(for voices, environmental sounds, and processing); recorded at York University Electronic Music Studio, 1973-1977; total excerpts time: 0:35

Trevor Wishart: excerpt from Anticredos
MusicWorks 98 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2007
(for vocals, vocalizations); performed by Songcircle, director: Gregory Rose; recorded at The Music Center, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England; March/April, 1982; composition year: 1989; excerpt time: 2:35

Jonny Dovercourt: Soundscapes from Knoxville, Tennessee
MusicWorks 107 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2010
recorded in various locations in Knoxville, March 2010; time: 4:14

Beth Anderson: Ode
Peachy Keen-O
Pogus Productions/2003
electronic music recorded at the electronic music studios of City University of New York and Wesleyan University; auctioneer Spec Edwards recorded at the Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, tobacco warehouses, December 1972; composition year: 1975; time: 14:00 (6:00 edit on TAINT Radio version)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bells & Whistles for July 3, 2014


Bells & Whistles

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
July 3, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Lou Harrison: 
a. Threnody for Carlos Chávez (7:06)
b. Serenade for Betty Freeman and Franco Assetto (5:48)
Chamber and Gamelan Works
New World Records/2006
a. violin: Susan Bates, Gamelan Sekar Kembar; composition year: 1979; b. suling player: Lou Harrison, Gamelan Sekar Kembar; composition year: 1978; recorded in San Francisco, 1979; total time: 12:54

Evan Ziporyn: selections from ShadowBang
a. Frogs (2:12)
b. Forest/Tari Subali/Quiet Battle/Loud Battle/Priest's Curse (17:47)
c. Tabuh Gari (5:59)
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: 26:00

Kecak Ganda Sari: excerpts  
a. Rama's Liberation (8:05)
b. Final Scene (4:35)
Kecak from Bali

A Balinese Music Drama
Bridge Records/2005
Kecak Ganda Sari, I Gusti Putra, director; recorded September 17, 1987, Bona Kelod, Gianyar, Bali; style: Kecak, Indonesian dance drama; total excerpts time: 12:40

Danielle Palardy Roger: Nnaaaooon
Bruiducœur, prières des infidèles
Ambiances Magnétiques/2006
amplified vocals, vocalizations: VivaVoce; reciters: Danièle Panneton, Jacques Piperni; soloists: DB Boyko, Christine Duncan; percussion: Patrick Graham, Jean Martin; recorded at Espace GO, Montreal, June 3, 2004, mixed at Studio 270, Montreal, 2005; composition year: 2002; style: experimental oratorio; time: 8:02

Fong Naam ensemble: 
a. Javanese Suite (6:36)
b. The Chinese Doctor's Puzzle (10:57)
c. The Votive Candle (Laotian) (5:05)
Ancient-Contemporary Music from Thailand
Celestial Harmonies/1995
Thai instruments: Fong Naam, conductor: Bruce Gaston,  all selections; a. for string ensemble with Javanese oboe; composers: Luang Pradit Pairoh Strong Ensemble; pi java (Javanese clarinet/oboe): Suwit Kaewkramon; b. composer: Kru Boonyong Kaetkhong; solo renat ek (Thai xylophone): Lamoon Phuakthongkham; c. in Laotian style, featuring the Northern Thai Oboe Ensemble; recorded at Rachamongkol Auditorium, Bangkok; total time: 22:34

Harry Partch: I Am Harry Partch
Enclosure Two -- Harry Partch
Innova Recordings/1995
voice: Harry Partch; recorded in Gualala, California, 1950; time: 0:24

Harry Partch: Ten Li Po Lyrics
a. A Dream (4:33)
b. An Encounter in the Field (0:48)
c. On Hearing the Flute (0:59)
d. The Intruder (1:09)
e. I Am a Peach Tree (1:25)
f. With a Man of Leisure (0:44)
g. A Midnight Farewell (1:16)
h. Before the Cask of Wine (2:10)
i. On the Ship of Spicewood (2:31)
j. By the Great Wall (1:55)
Enclosures Two -- Harry Partch
Innova Recordings/1995
(for voice and adapted viola); voice -- speaking on tones: Harry Partch; viola adapted to monophony: William Wendlant; texts: Li Po; recorded by Warren Gilson, Madison, Wisconsin, 1947; composition years: 1930-1933; style: Partch microtonal music settings for Tang Dynasty poetry by Li Bai (AKA Li Po) total time: 17:45

Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana: Ascension for Protection
Cavern of Sirens
Projekt Records/1997
electronics, percussion: Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana; Tibetan Buddhist chant: Thupten Nyandak, Pema Lama; recorded at Timeroom Studio, Tucson, Arizona, and Serenity Studio, Belgium, 1995-1996; style: ambient, spiritual; time: 11:27

Byron Metcalf: Unfolding Clarity
The Shaman's Heart
Dr. Bam's Music/2005
percussion, idiophonic instruments: Byron Metcalf; electronics, wind instruments: Steve Roach; recorded at The Liar, Prescott, Arizona; style: ambient; time: 5:51

Forrest Fang: Water Birds
Projekt Records/2000
electronics: Forrest Fang; recorded at the Hangar, Richmond, California; style: ambient; time: 3:36

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