Saturday, August 2, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 3 & 6, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 3, 2014

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

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Robert Erickson: Summer Music
Orchestral, Chamber, & Vocal Music
Naxos Records/2007 (orig. 1990)
(for violin and tape); violin: Mia Wu; recorded at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut, June 1989; composition year: 1974; time: 15:41

John Luther Adams: Among Red Mountains
Red Arc/Blue Veil
Cold Blue Music/2007
piano: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, composition year: 2001; time: 11:00

John Luther Adams: Strange Birds Passing
Mode Records/2012
New England Conservatory Music Ensemble, director: John Heiss; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music; October 3, 2006; composition years: 1983, 2003; time: 6:43

John Cage: In A Landscape (excerpt)
In A Landscape
Catalyst Records/1994
piano: Stephen Drury; recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City; composition year: 1948; excerpt time: 1:25

John Cage: Child of Tree
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
amplified plant materials: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1975; time: 8:11

Paul Rudy: Degrees of Separation, "Grandchild of Tree"
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 33 (various artists)
Toys in the Attack: Electroacoustic Music from the UMKC iMPACT Center  
Centaur Records/2002
(for amplified cactus, digital effects, tape); cactus: Nathan David; recording engineer: Paul Rudy; recorded at the University of Missouri Kansas City; composition year: 1999; time: 10:01

Brian Eno: In Dark Trees
Another Green World
EG Editions/1987 (orig. Island LP/1975)
rhythm generator, percussion, electric guitar: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, Summer 1975; time: 2:29

Robert Scott Thompson: Wind in the Trees (excerpt)
Aucourant Records/2007 (orig. 1995)
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; excerpt time: 10:30

Eduardo Kusnir: Como es Lily
Mnémosyne Musique Média/1996
electroacoustic music: Eduardo Kusnir; recorded at LPM Studios, Buenos Aires; Argentina; composition year: 1985; time: 10:30

Malcolm Goldstein: Summer
The Seasons -- Vermont
XI Records/1998
double bass: Robert Black; wood flutes, electric guitar, percussion: Mark Steven Woods; oboe, English horn, ocarina: Joseph Celli; violin: Malcolm Goldstein; saxophones, vibraphones: Tom Guralnick; vibraphone, percussion: Brian Johnson; vocalizing, accordion: Kenneth Karpowicz; recorded at Real Art Ways, Hartford, February 26, 1983; composition year: 1980-1982;  excerpt time: 16:05

Laurie Spiegel: Riding the Storm
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991
Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1990; time: 4:22

Hildegard Westerkamp: Cricket Voice
empreintes DIGITALes/2010 (orig. 1996)
cricket song and environmental sounds recorded in the "Zone of Silence" in the desert of Northern Mexico; completed at Westerkamp's Studio, Vancouver, BC, 1987; composition year: 1987; time: 10:55

Mary Lee Roberts: Things Fall Apart
6 Compositions
Open Space/1997 
(computer music) mastered on Sonic Solutions at New York University by Mary Lee Roberts, 1997; time: 7:40

Marco Oppedisano: In Dark Wood
from Scenes from Dante's Inferno
Electroacoustic Compositions for Electric Guitar
OKS Recordings of North America/2007
electric guitar, processing: Marco Oppedisano;  composition year: 3:30
Ricardo Mandolini: El cuaderno del alquimista 
Cultures Électroniques 16 (various artists)
Magistère Prix 29e Concours International 2002 
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2002
electroacoustic music: Ricardo Mandolini; realized at IPEM Studio, Gand, Beligium, 1979; time: 9:28

Alex Shapiro: Bioplasm
Notes from the Kelp
Innova Recordings/2007
flutes, piccolo: Los Angeles Flute Quartet; recorded at Citrus Studios; Glendora, California, March 2004; composition year: 2004; time: 11:56

Eve Beglarian: Preciosilla
O.O. Discs/1998
voice, percussion: Eve Beglarian; flute Margaret Lancaster; text: Gertrude Stein; recorded at Noise Production, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 7:42

John Cage: Living Room Music
a. To Begin (1:06)
b. Story (2:25)
c. Melody (3:10)
d. End (1:23)
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
(for percussion, household objects, recorder, and voices); Third Coast Percussion; text (b.): Gertrude Stein, "The World is Round"; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Norther Illinois, University DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 8:00

African Head Charge: Stebeni's Theme
Great Vintage Volume 1 & 2
traditional African chant: Stebeni, AHC; percussion: Style Scott, Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; production: Adrian Sherwood, recorded at Berry Street Studio, London; 1981, time: 3:42

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bells & Whistles for July 31, 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 31, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Forrest Fang: Gender Lament
Cuneiform Records/1995
composers: Forrest Fang, I Wayan Sujana; Balinese gender: I Wayan Sujana; kempluk (Balinese flat gong), sampler: Forrest Fang;  recorded at The Hangar, Richmond, California; time: 3:42

Gamelan Kraton Surakarta: Bawa and Gendhing Terbang (Rebana)
Gamelan of Central Java XIV -- Ritual Sounds of Sekaten

recorded during the Sekaten celebrations, Java, 2004; time: 12:16

W. Lyar, H. Abdul Adjib, Ujang Suryana: 
a. Mojang Priangan (A Girl fom Priangan) [6:15]
b. Warung Pojok (Coffee Shop) [7:00]
Degung-mojang Priangan: Sundanese Music of West Java, Vol. 1
Interra Records/1995
total time: 13:15

Evan Ziporyn: selections from Amok! (1,2,6)
a. 6:24
b. 5:20
c. 7:02
Gamelan Galak Tika -- Amok!/Tire Fire
New World Records/2000
Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; double bass: Robert Black; Alex Rigopulos: Gamelan samples; recorded at the Endicot Music Room, MIT, Cambridge; May 1999; total excerpts time: 18:44

Chinary Ung: Spiral IX (Maha Sathukar)
Music of Chinary Ung Vol. 3
Bridge Records/2011
percussion, voice: Stephen Solook; percussion, voice: Lynn Vartan; viola, voice, percussion: Susan Ung; bass baritone, percussion: Thomas Buckner; conductor: Chinary Ung; composition year: 2006; time: 29:55

Hamiet Bluiett: 
a. Prayer (1:20)
b. Rain Shout (1:58)
Dangerously Suite
Soul Note/1994
baritone saxophone, alto clarinet, voice: Hamiet Bluiett; drums: Jabali Billy Hart; African percussion: Chief Bey; recorded at Right Track Recording Studio, New York City, April 9, 1981

Musicians of Burma: Shwe Kyet Kel Han Chi (Jaunty Air of the Cock)
White Elephants & Golden Ducks
maung zaing (metal gongs): Kyaw Kyaw Naing; hne (double reed oboe): U Phone; other percussion instruments: chauk lon bat, siwa, situ (uncredited); compsosition: traditional; recorded at Khin Sabe Oo Studios, Rangoon, Burma, November 1996; time: 4:02

No World (Trio): My Friend
No World (Trio) Improvisations
O.O. Discs/1992
African percussion: Mor Thiam; reeds, mukha veena (double reed): Joseph Celli; komungo: Jin Hi Kim; time: 9:20

Ricardo Dal Farra: Ashram
Desde El Otro Lado (various artists)
Electroacoustic Music from Latin America
O.O. Discs/1998
mukha veena (double reed): Joseph Celli; composition, electroacoustics, processing:  Ricardo Dal Farra; composition year: 1991; time: 9:20

Daniel Wyman: excerpt from Wena Wendlovu
Southern Cones (various artists)
Music Out of Africa and South America
Electronic Music Foundation/2000
electroacoustic music: Daniel Wyman; realized at Vista Sound, Sereno, California, 1993-1995; excerpt time: 7:36

Milford Graves: Nothing 11-10
Percussion Ensemble with Sunny Morgan
drums, bells, gongs, shakers: Milford Graves; drums, bells: Sunny Morgan; recorded July, 1965; time: 6:24

Gabin Dabiré: Kjima
Afriki Djamana -- Music from Burkina Faso
Amiata Records/1997
percussion: Gabin Dabiré, and other musicians, recorded at Carlo Maria Cordio Recordings Studio, Rome, Italy, January 1994; time: 3:58

Eno + Hyde: DBF
High Life
Warp Records/2014
CDJ groove, treatments, guitar treatments, distortion organ: Brian Eno; spike guitar: Karl Hyde; keyboard, electronic percussion: Fred Gibson; bass guitar: Leo Abrahams; recorded at Eno's studio, London; time: 4:14

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