Friday, August 15, 2014

Martian Gardens for August 17 & 20, 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. -- 12:11 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


Peter Van Zandt Lane: Hackpolitic, Act One, Scene II
a. Topiary's contemplation (2:30)
b. Kayla and Sabu (3:41)
c. Anonymous Ensembles (3:04)
Hakcpolitic -- An Electroacoustic Ballet
Innova Recordings/2014
(for electroacoustic music and ensemble); Juventas New Music Ensemble; recorded at Fraser Studio, WGBH, Boston, 2014; time: 9:15

Burr Van Nostrand: Voyage in a White Building I
a. Whisper exquisitely, Cadenza (7:07)
b. Light and Edgy, Placid (3:35)
Voyage in a White Building I
New World Records/2013
vocalizations: Lautaro Mantilla; text: Hart Crane; New England Conservatory Ensemble, conductor: Anthony Coleman; recorded October 8, 2012; composition year: 1969; time: 10:42

J.K. Randall: BOBFEST -- Exs. D 4 & 5
I. Silent as a mirror is believed/Realities plunge in silence by (6:01)
II. It is to be learned - /This leaving and this burning (4:07)
III. Until the bright logic is won/Unwhistering as a Mirror/Is believed (2:59)
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
MIDI electronics: J.K. Randall; title texts: Hart Crane; time: 13:07

Robert Erickson: Roddy
Electroacoustic Music VII (various artsits)
Neuma Records/2006
electroacoustic music on tape: Robert Erickson (sound source: objects percussed with rods); composition year: 1966; time: 6:58

Annea Lockwood:  selections from The Glass World
a. Rod Roll (1:03)
b. Micro Glass on Goblet (1:05)
c. Cullet: Two Glass Rocks (1:31)
d. Medium Mobile (2:31)
The Glass World
¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970) 
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973; total excerpts time: 6:10

Djalma Farias: Telas Sonoras No. 3
Música Eletroacústica Brasileira, Vol. III (various artists0
Sociedade Brasileira de Música Electroacústica/2004
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Brasilia, cello: Ocello Mendonça; composition year: 2002; time: 4:58

Madeleine Shapiro: Synchronisms No. 3 (M. Davidovsky)
Electricity - Works for Cello and Electronics
Albany Records/2004
(for cello and electronic sounds); composer: Mario Davidovsky; cello: Madeleine Shapiro; composition year: 1964; time: 5:19

Robert Scott Thompson: Gossamer
Lachrymose -- In Memoriam János Négyesy
Auccourant Records/2014
violin: János Négyesy; electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; composition years: 1989-2013; time: 11:31

Robert Scott Thompson: Liminal Worlds
Relaxed Machinery/2014
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 2014; time: 5:32

Rapoon: The Summer Lies Heavy
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon Musique/2014
cello, instruments: Robin Storey; time: 5:00

Rapoon: Waters Reaching
Easterly 6 or 7
synthesizers, instruments: Robin Storey; time: 8:49

Erdem Helvacioğlu: Below the Cold Ocean
Wounded Breath
Aucourant Records/2008
(electroacoustic music); mastered at ITU MIAM Studios, Istanbul; composition year: 2007; time: 11:51

Pierre Boeswillwald: Au fond, la mer est belle
Pierre Boeswillwald
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2006
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 15:51

Sten Hanson: Promenade dans la forêt
from the Peckos suite
Sten Hanson
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2001
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 1995; composition year: 1995; time: 4:04

John Cage: One4
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
(for solo percussion); drummer: D'Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1990; time: 6:56

Tim Hodgkinson: Attaot   
Mode Records/2014
(for ensemble & electronic sound); percussion: Gustavo Aguilar, Petru Teodorescu, Alexander Lipowski; Hyperion Ensemble with members of Talea, clarinet, conducting: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Spectrum XXI Festival, October 13, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 8:53

Elsa Justel: Du libe tu?
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
realized at the composer's studio in Paris; premiered in 1996 during the Tombeau de Pierre Schaeffer concert at the Synthèse Festival in Bourges, France; composition year: 1996; time: 2:14

Joane Hétu: Fragment Territoire
La Femme territoire ou 21 fragments d'humus
Ambiances Magnétiques/2012  
objects, noises: Joane Hétu; flute: Jean Derome; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, 2011: time: 1:15

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy
Electronic and Acoustic Works 1957-1972
New World Records/2007
(electronic music on tape, primary source: wireless code signals); realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 4:36

Fritz Hauser: Deep Time (excerpt)
Deep Time
Deep Listening/2005
accordion, extended instrument system: Pauline Oliveros; extended instrument system, electronics, miscellaneous instruments: David Gamper; saxophones: Urs Leimgruber; percussion: Fritz Hauser; recorded in Basel, Switzerland, May 1991; style: experimental, improvisational; excerpt time: 6:00

Ursula Mamlok: Sonar Trajectory
Mamlok Volume 2
Bridge Records/2010
electronic music on magnetic tape: Ursula Mamlok; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1966; composition year: 1966; time: 4:07

Pauline Oliveros: Something Else
No Mo
Pogus Productions/2002
electronic music (Layfette tone generators, noise source, tape delay): Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Electronic Music Studio of the University of Toronto, summer 1966; time: 13:51


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 14, 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 14, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Harry Partch: Ulysses at the Edge
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 1
New World Records/2004 (orig. CRI/1997)
Gate 5 Ensemble (Evanston, Illinois)-- voice, baritone saxophone: David Reid; alto saxophone: Dick Schleppe; bamboo marimba, cloud-chamber Bowls: Danlee Mitchell; diamond marimba, cloud-chamber bowls: Harry Partch; recorded in Evanston, 1958; composition year: 1955; time: 6:38

Harry Partch:
a. Castor (excerpt) (1:56)
b. Pollux (excerpt) (2:09)
c. Allegro Paranoia (Live at Mills College) (4:20)
CD-R excerpts from the PARTCH ensemble, courtesy of John Schneider
composition years: a,b: 1952; c. 1950; total time: 8:35 

Andrew McGraw: 
a. 6321 (3:39)
b. Rebong (2:08)
c. Powerhouse (3:29)
d. Sanghyang (0:53)
Porter Records/2008
Indonesian instruments: Andrew McGraw, et al.; recorded in Bali; total time: 10:10

Arvind Parikh: selections from Raga Pila
a. Madhya Gat in Tintal (3:56)
b. Drug Gat in Tintal (3:32)
Raga Gunji Kauns/Raga Pilu
India Archive Music/2002
sitar: Arvind Parikh; tabla: Samiran Das; recorded at Astoria Sound, New York City, March 27, 1996; time: 7:28

Salawek Dulang performers: selections from drumming competitions
a. Dol-Tasa 2 (4:33)
b. Dol-Tasa 3 (0:28)
c. Dol-Tasa 4 (0:43)
d. Rapai 1 (1:00)
e. Rapai 2 (0:53)
f. Rapai 3 (0:32)
g. Rapai 4 (0:46)
h. Rapai Daboih 2 (3:04)
The Music of Islam Volume 15
Muslim Music of Aceh and West Sumatra
Celestial Harmonies/1997
traditional Javenese percussion recorded in Kampuang Pincuran Songsang, Kabupaten Padang-Pariaman, Indonesia; February 14, 1982; total time: 11:54

Rapoon: Bells Temple Ask
Cultural Forgeries
instruments: Robin Storey; time: 5:00

Jin Hi Kim & Joseph Celli: Duo Improvisation
No World Improvisations
O.O. Discs/1990
electric komungo: Jin Hi Kim; digital synthesizer: Joseph Celli; recorded in February 1990, time: 12:05

Neil B. Rolnick: ReBong
Macedonian AirDrumming
Bridge Records/1992
gamelan instruments, real-time digital processing: Barbara Benar, David Demnitz, Nick Didkovsky, Daniel Goode, Neil B. Rolnick; composition year: 1989; time: 8:48

Fong Naam ensemble:
a. The Maiden Plays in the Water Overture (13:42)
b. Lullaby (5:35)
c. Wind in the Coconut Trees (3:18)

Ancient-Contemporary Music from Thailand
Celestial Harmonies/1995
Thai instruments: Fong Naam, conductor: Bruce Gaston; recorded at Rachamongkol Auditorium, Bangkok; total time: 22:35

Loren Nerell: Galungan
Lilin Dewa
Side Effects/1997
Indonesian instruments, field recordings: Loren Nerell; recorded and mixed at Earthbound, June 1993 -- August 1995; field recordings recorded in Indonesia, 1992 and 1994; time: 18:05

Steve Roach: Spiral Meditation -- Part Two
Spiral Meditations 
Timeroom Editions/2014
electronic instruments performed and recorded by Steve Roach, Timeroom Studios, January -- November, 2013; time: 17:14

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