Friday, August 8, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 10 & 13, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 10, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. -- 12:14 a.m. EDT)

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 13, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Gunther Schuller: Transformation
The Birth of the Third Stream (various artists)
alto sax: John LaPorta; tenor sax: Hal McKusick; bassoon: Manuel Zegler; trumpets: Louis Mucci, Art Farmer; trombone: Jimmy Knepper; French horn: Jim Buffington; piano: Bill Evans; vibraphone: Teddy Charles; guitar: Barry Galbraith; bass: Joe Benjamin; drums Teddy Summer; harp: Margaret Ross; conductor: Gunther Schuller; Brandeis University Festival of the Arts, New York City, recorded June 20, 1957; time: 5:57

Neil B. Rolnick's Fish Love That: Monkey Mind (T. Reynolds)
Neil B. Rolnick's Fish Love That
Deep Listening/2003
composer: Todd Reynolds; Fish Love That (violin: Todd Reynolds, tenor saxophone: Andrew Sterman; flutes: Ron Horton; keyboards: Neil Rolnick; bass: Steve Rust; drums: Dean Sharp); recorded at Levon Helm's Studio, Woodstock, New York, June 1998; composition year: 1995; time: 8:22

Todd Reynolds: Transamerica (featuring Kid Beyond)
Innova Recordings/2011
vocals, vocal percussion samples: Kid Beyond; violin, electric guitar: Todd Reynolds; time: 5:07

Paul Dolden: 
a. Who Can Talk Faster: Crickets or Man? (4:08)
b. The Village Orchestra: Tonic Tango (2:48)
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer's studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 6:54

a. Sway...down down (1:46)
b. Bodhran and ran (1:27)
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon Musique/2014
instruments, composition: Robin Storey; total excerpts time: 3:13

John Cage: For one-sided drums with or without jangles
from ¢Composed Improvisation
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
solo percussion: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1990; time: 8:03

Milford Graves: Nothing 13
Percussion Ensemble
drums, bells, gongs, shakers: Milford Graves; drums, bells: Sunny Morgan; recorded July 1965; time: 5:16

Zoviet France: Second Sight
Look Into Me
instruments, composition: Robin Storey, Mark Spybey, Ben Penton; recorded in UK, 1986-1988; time: 4:17

Elzbieta Sikora: Rouge d’été (Red Summer)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] -- 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; time: 10:28

Christian Clozier: Ont été (Have been) [Listening Exercise] (excerpt)*
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] -- 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; excerpt time: 3:00
R. Weis: 
a. Sky Palace Ritual (2:19)
b. Acid & Acrobat (3:01)
Web of Illusion
R. Weis/1998
electronics, compositions: Robert Weis; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, total time: 5:20

Peter Van Zandt Lane: The donning of masks (Scene I)
Hackpolitik -- An electroacoustic ballet
Innova Recordings/2014
(for electroacoustic music and ensemble); Juventas New Music Ensemble; recorded at Fraser Studio, WGBH, Boston, 2014; time: 5:57

Noah Creshevsky: Summer
The Four Seasons
Hyperrealist Music by Noah Creshevsky
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include -- clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992--2013; master composition year: 2013; time: 12:05

David Rosenboom: Study for 'Zones'
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: 9:20

Ming Tsao: Canon
Pathology of Syntax
Mode Records/2014
clarinet: Anthony Burr; cello: Charles Curtis; recorded at Warren Music Center Studios, San Diego, California, December 3, 2001; time: 10:02

Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 10
Bridge Records/2000
(for guitar and electronic sounds); guitar: David Starobin; composition year: 1992; time: 9:25

Marcelle Deschênes: Lux (excerpt)
Petits Big Bangs
empreintes DIGITALes/2006
electroacoustic music composed with Alain Thibault for a multimedia presentation by Renée Bourassa; realized in 1985 at the Bruit Blanc studio in Montreal; premiered at (S)pace - SMCQ, Spectrum, Montreal; December 5, 1985; excerpt time: 10:00
Pierre Boeswillwald: The right sound in the right silence
Compendium International -- Bourges 2003 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2003
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, composition year: 2003; time: 12:09

Gordon Mumma: Telepos
Music for Merce 1952--2009 boxed set (various artists)
Music commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
New World Records/2010
Gordon Mumma controlling sounds activated by dancers with telemetry-accelerometer belts; recorded in Venice, Italy, for the dance TV Rerun, November 12, 1972; excerpt time: 18:27

Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire (excerpt)
Music on a Long Thing Wire
Lovely Music, Ltd./1992
(music for electro-magnetic vibrations); recorded at the Rotudna of the U.S. Custom House, Bowling Green, New York City, May 10, 1979; composition years: 1977-1979; excerpt time: 12:00

Alvin Lucier: Clocker (excerpt)**
Lovely Music, Ltd./1994
(for ticking clock, contact microphones, contact electrodes, and digital delay system); recorded in the North Gallery of the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, June 11, 1991; composition years: 1978, 1987, 1988, 1991; total excerpts time: 15:00

*WMUA Live version only
** TAINT Radio version only
The program states Alvin Lucier was a member of the ONCE Group/ONCE Festival.  He was not.  MG regrets the error.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 7, 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
August 7, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Bali Conservatory of Music Bali: 
Jauk and Barong dance contest at STSI, Denpasar
Trance Gamelan in Bali
Recorded at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, Bali; composition: traditional; time: 10:31

Jody Diamond: Gending Chelsea
In That Bright World -- Music for Javanese Gamelan
New World Records/2009
Musicians from the Indionesian Institute of the Arts in Surakarta; voices: Jodey Diamond, STSI musicians, introduction: Matt Peterson; text: Virgil Thomson; recorded at Indonesion Institute of the arts, Surakarta, July, 2001; composition year: 1982; time: 11:09

Lou Harrison:  Threnody for Carlos Chavez
Drums Along the Pacific
New Albion Records/2003
viola: Geraldine Walther; Gamelan Sekar Kembar, director: William Winant; recorded at Fantasy Records, Berkeley, California, August 2002; composition year: 1978; time: 8:04

Jorge Liderman: Open Strings (1-3)
Walking Dances
Bridge Records/2004
(for guitar orchestra and electric bass); Jugend-Guitarrenorchester, Baden Wurttenberg, conductor: Helmut Osterreich; electric bass: Sebastian Maurer; composition year: 2001; time: 12:18

Gustavo Santolalla: 
a. Way Up (4:06)
b. Gaucho (3:12)
c. Atacama (3:18)
Nonesuch Records/1998
guitar, ronroco: Gustavo Santaolalla; recorded at La Casa, Los Angeles, 1997; total time: 10:36

Lou Harrison: Palace Music
from Suite for National Steel Guitar
Por Gitaro
Mode Records/2008
National Steel Guitar: John Schneider; recorded at Harrison House, Joshua Tree, California, July 5, 2004; time: 3:00

Lou Harrison: Plaint & Variations on 'Song of Palestine'
a. Plaint (3:08)
b. Variations (4:37)
Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
guitar: John Schneider; recorded at Studio 34, Los Angeles, July 2000; time: 7:45

Ben Johnston: Who Says Words with My Mouth
from The Tavern
MicroFest Records/2014
microtonal guitar, voice: John Schneider; text: Rumi; recorded at Studio 34, Los Angeles, 2010; time: 3:41

Stephen Dickman: Who Says Words
Who Says Words
New World Records/1999
baritone: Thomas Buckner; cello: Michael Finckel; text: Rumi; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn; composition year: 1992; time: 6:16

Robert Dick: Piece in Gamelan Style
Steel & Bamboo
O.O. Discs/1993
flute: Robert Dick; time: 9:08

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn: Calaveras Jump
Steel & Bamboo 
O.O. Discs/1993
flute: Robert Dick; bansuri: Steve Gorn; time: 5:58

Barbara Benary: Downtown Steel I
Sun on Snow
New World Records/2006
piano: Joseph Kubera; clarinet: Daniel Goode; soprano sax: Jon Gibson; marimba: Bill Ruyle; drum set: Chris Nappi; trombone: Peter Zummo; tuba: Marcus Rojas; percussion: Nick Didkovsky; vibraphone: Barbara Benary; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2005; composition year: 1993; time: 6:46

Arie Shapira: We Are Heading, Hiroshima, Towards the Rising Sun
Selected Compostions 1971 -- 1995
Arie Shapira/1996
(for actor/singer, chamber orchestra, electroacoustics); narrator/singer: Gil Alon; text: Robert Penn Warren, "New Dawn," Hebrew translation: Moshe Dor; Ensemble Neue Pegnitzschaefer von Nürnberg, conductor: Jeffrey Burns; recorded at the Akademie Der Künste , Berlin, November 1993; composition year: 1987; time: 23:29

David Macbride: Bells of Remembrance
A Special Light
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion, bells: Benjamin Toth; piano, bells: David Macbride; recorded at the Hartt School, University of Hartford; December 16, 2012; composition year: 2004; time: 9:28

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