Saturday, August 30, 2014

Martian Gardens for Aug. 31 & Oct. 29, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 31, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: October 29, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Frances White: Rose Pogonia 
Music by Frances White
(for flutes and electronics); flute: Elizabeth Brown; composition year: 2002; time: 4:31

Barry Lewis: Agglutination 
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
computer music: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK Studio, Newcastle, UK; time: 2:22

Bruce Bennett & Vance Galloway: Evaporation
electronics, keyboards: Bruce Bennet; guitar: Vance Galloway; time: 6:32

Shriekback: Evaporation
The Y Records Years
Castle Music/2000
synthesizers, keyboards: Barry Andrews; vocals, guitar: Carl Marsh; bass guitar: Dave Allen; recorded at KPM Studios, Denmark; originally released on Care LP (Y Records/1983); time: 3:21

Kyong Mee Choi: Sublimation 
Acourant Records/2013
(for marimba and electronics); marimba: Sean Darby; composition year: 2004; time: 7:00

Dr. Ox: Meiotic Recombination 
Dr. Ox
Cycling '74/2008
cello: Tanja Orning; computer: Natasha Barrett; recorded at NoTAM, Oslo, Norway; time: 3:30

Dorota Czerner: A Poem for Bob Morris at 70
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014 
voice, text: Dorota Czerner; time: 4:04

J.K. Randall: Cleophila 
Cleophila/The Fish/Svejk/Some Old Troubadour Songs
Open Space/1999
voice: Martha Elliott; text: Sir Philip Sidney ("The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia); composition year: 1997; time: 7:27

John Cage & Joan La Barbara: A Flower
Singing Through
New Albion Records/1990
(for voice and closed piano); vocalized phonemes: Joan La Barbara; percussed piano lid: William Winant; recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1950; time: 3:30

Odeya Nini: Cyclicality 
Vougheauxyice (voice)
improvised voice: Odeya Nini; recorded in Los Angeles, 2012; time: 6:36

Elsa Justel: Débris
Compendium International - Bourges 2003 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Elsa Justel; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 2003; time: 9:35

Francisco Kröpfl: Winds
Opous 30 ans musiques compositeurs, Vol. 2 (1984 - 1999) (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Francisco Kröpfl; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 1996; time: 10:53

Robert Scott Thompson: Liminality (Homage to Iannis Xenakis)
Folio Volume Two
Aucourant Records/2011
percussion: Stuart Gerber; electronics, processing: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2011; time: 11:10

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (section 5)
Mode Records/2008
(for 23 instruments and 4-channel tape); Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, March 7, 2006; composition years: 1967 - 1969; section time: 3:45

Musicians for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event -- Oslo
Music for Merce 1953-2009 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
live electronics, percussion, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; electric guitar, live electronics: James Woodrow; recorded September 29, 2002, Oslo, Norway; time: 4:12

David Rosenboom: Zones of Influence, Part II
Closed Attracting Trajectories (Melody Set 2)
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: 13:44

David Rosenboom: In The Beginning Etude II (Keyboard-Plucked Strings)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
harp: Jane Grothe; piano and computer: David Rosenboom; guitar, lute, banjo: Jerónimo "Jxel" Rajchenberg; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, 2008; composition year: 1980; time: 8:00

John Cage: Branches
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: 1976; time: 16:12

Stuart Saunders Smith: ...And Points North...Scene III
Breath: The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
percussion, hand claps, rustling tree leaves, stones, bird calls: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1990; time: 3:56

George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music)
Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk
 I. Nocturnal Theme (1:28)
II. Charade (1:22)
III. Premonition (1:29)
IV. Cobweb and Peaseblossom (Scherzo) (2:05)
V. Incantation (3:18)
VI. Golliwog Revisited (2:09)
VII. Blues in the Night (3:27)
VIII. Cadenza with Tolling Bells (2:20)
IX. Midnight Transformation (2:57)
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Nine
Bridge Records/2005
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; composition year: 2001 (orig. Thelonius Monk, published 1944); total time: 20:42

NewBand:  'Round Midnight (T. Monk)*
NewBand Play Microtonal Works (various composers)
Mode Records/1994
cello: Ted Mook; zoomoozphone: Dominic Donato, Frank Cassara; recorded at The Magic Shop, New York City, January 31, 1993; composition year: 1944 (Thelonius Monk, published); arr. Dean Drummond, 1990, revised 1993); time: 5:36

*TAINT Radio version only

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bells & Whistles for August 28, 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 28, 2014
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Evan Ziporyn & Gamelan Galak Tika: Tire Fire
a. 4:16
b. 5:01
c. 2:59
d. 3:39
e. 4:21 
Amok!/Tire Fire
New World Records/2000
electric guitars: Eric Byers, Mark Stewart; electric bass: Blake Newman; keyboards: Yuikiko Ueno; Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at Kresage Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1995; time: 20:30

I Wayan Sadra: Aku
Karya -- Compositions by I Wayan Sadra
(for traditional Javanese instruments, violin, and voices); performed by students and faculty of the STSI; texts: Lawu Arta, Bayek; recorded at Surakarta Cultural Center, February 27, 1990; time: 15:40

Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra: Bajing Luncat
Endah Laras & Dedek Gamelan Orchestra
recorded in Solo, Surakarta, Indonesia, July 2010; time: 6:40

Yat-Kha: Khemchim
Dalai Beldiri
Songs of Tuva
yat-kha, guitars, shnzi, khomuz, bass, Kanzat vocals: Albert Kuvezin; morin khuur, Sygt and Kargiraa vocals, Khöömii: Aldyn-ool Sevek; percussion, gongs, vocals; music, lyrics: traditional; recorded in the Tuvan Republic and Finland, 1997-1998; time: 4:47

African Head Charge: Elastic Dance
My Life in a Hole in the Ground
jew's harp: Adrian "Crocodile" Sherwood; percussion: Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; drums: Style Scott; bass: Keith "Lizard" Logan; guitar: Crucial Tony; recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, 1981; time: 4:00

David Hudson: Dreampipe Rhapsody
Rainbow Serpent
Celestial Harmonies/1995
didjeridu, percussion: David Hudson; recorded at the Timeroom, Tucson, Arizona; time: 4:43

Daniel Kientzy: Tortue de Mer (Sea Turtle) [T. Johnson]
Kientzy Plays Johnson
Pogus Productions/2004
composer: Tom Johnson; saxophones: Daniel Kientzy; recorded at Nova Musica, Paris; composition year: 1993; time: 3:03

Monks from Drete Dhargon at Drepung Monastery: Lekdri Ma
Rough Guide to the Music of the Himalayas (various artists)
Tibet, Nepal, Ladakh: Sounds from Shangri-La
World Music Network/2002
traditional monastic singing recorded at Drpung Monasteri, Chengguan, Lhasa; excerpt time: 6:56

Tos-Khol: The Legacy of Ancestors
Tuva, Among the Spirits (various artists)
Sound, music, and nature in Sakha and Tuva
Smithsonian Folkways/1999
Tuvan overtone singing, jew's harp, fiddle, barrel drums, shamanic frame drums, maracas: Tos-Khol group; recorded in Sakha, Russia; time:  7:32

Steve Roach: Medicine of the Moment
Live at SoundQuest Fest 2010
Timeroom Editions/2011
percussion, frame drums: Byron Metcalf; didgeridoos: Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnham; synthesizers, electronics, processing: Steve Roach; recorded at SoundQuest Fest, Tucson, Arizona, October 23, 2010; time: 12:06

Chinary Ung: Sprial XI -- Mother and Child
Music of Chinary Ung, Volume 3
Bridge Records/2011
viola, voice: Susan Ung; syllabic vocals drawn from Pali, Khmer, and Sanskrit texts; composition year: 2007; time: 17:45

Subhra Guha: Raga Mishra Khamaj
Thumri in Deepchandi Tal
Raga Devgiri Bilawal/Raga Mishra Khamaj/Raga Pilu
India Archive Music/1998
vocals: Subhra Guha; tabla: Samar Saha; harmonium: Jyoti Goho; recorded at Master Sound Astoria, New York City, September 14, 1994; time: 17:30

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