Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Martian Gardens for Sept. 28, 2014 & Oct. 1, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 28, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: October 1, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Harry Partch: Nor these lips upon your eyes (Rumba)
Even Wild Horses, Act II, Scene I
Plectra and Percussion Dances
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include -- diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); text: Arthur Rimbaud;  recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 3:25

Linda Dusman: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
voice: Wendy Salkind; percussion: Tom Goldstein; text: Gertrude Stein, 1922; composition year: 2010; time: 14:50

Heiner Goebbels: 
a. On the Road (2:42)
b. And We Said Goodbye (0:38)
c. On the Radio (1:54)
Landschaft mit Entfernten Verwandten [Landscape with Distant Relatives]
ECM Records/2007
voice: David Bennent; baritone: Georg Nigl; Ensemble Modern and Deutscher Kammerchor, conductor: Franck Ollu; texts (a.,c.): Gertrude Stein, "Wars I Have Seen," 1945; recorded live at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, October, 2004; director: H. Goebbels; SWR Baden-Baden; composition year: 2004; total excerpt time: 5:32

The Vocal Constructivists: Medium (M. Applebaum)
Walking Still
Innova Recordings/2014
(for quartet); composer: Mark Applebaum; vocals: The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014; composition year: 2008; time: 10:08

Mark Applebaum: On the Nature of the Modern Age
Sock Monkey
Innova Recordings/2008
(for piano duo and live electronics); Duo Runedako (pianos: Ruth Neville, Dan Kappelman); recorded at PINK, July 23, 2007; composition year: 2005; time: 8:53

Patrick Kosk: Plastique sans titre
IMEB Opus 30 - 1984 -- 1999, Volume 2 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
(electroacoustic music); realized at GMEB/IMEB, Bourges, France, 1994; time: 10:15

Mario Verandi: Plastic Water
Orillas Distantes/Distant Shores
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the Berlin Technical University, Germany, 2000; time: 8:00

Gilles Gobeil: Nuit cendre
...dans le silence de la nuit...
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer's studio, Montreal, 1995; premiered at Échange Québec-Belgique, L’orchestre de haut-parleurs 1, Agora de la danse, Montreal, February 27, 1996; time: 12:19

Erdem Helvacıoğlu: Dance of Fire
Wounded Breath
Aucourant Records/2008
(electroacoustic music); mastered at ITU MIAM Studios, Istanbul; composition year: 2007; time: 11:16

Robert Scott Thompson: Aviary (Homage to Alwin Nikolais)
Folio Volume One
Aucourant Records/2011
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year; 2011; time: 5:13

Alwin Nikolais: 
a. Aviary: Dance 3 (2:51)
b. Aviary: Dance 2 (2:06)
Electronic Dance Music
synthesizers, electronics: Alwin Nikolais; composition year: 1978; total excerpts time: 4:57

Paul Lansky:  selections from Threads
II. Recitative I (1:57)
III. Chorus I (2:13)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total excerpts time: 4:10   

Gerard Pape: 
a. Funeral Sentences, part 2 (2:51)
b. Ascension au Purgatoire, part 2 (1:42)
Ascension to Purgatory
Mode Records/2006
a. (for percussion and two sopranos) percussion: Roland Auzet; conductor: Alan Bancquart; recorded at La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville, France; composition year: 1998; b. (for percussion and computer); percussion: Roland Auzet; Stochos programming: Sinan Bakesoy; recorded at CCMIX, Paris; composition year: 2004; total excerpts time: 4:33

Huck Hodge: re(f)usel 
Life is Endless Like Our Field of Vision
New World Records/2014
(for string quartet, percussion, and computer); JACK Quartet (violins: Chris Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); melodica, computer: Huck Hodge; recorded on June 6, 2013, DXArts, Seattle; composition year: 2012; time: 17:44

Iannis Xenakis: Akea
Works with Piano
Mode Records/2010
(for string quartet and piano); piano: Aki Takahashi; JACK Quartet (violins: Chris Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at SUNY Purchase, June 23, 2008; composition year: 1986; time: 13:53

Julia Wolfe: Destiny
Steel Hammer
Cantaloupe Music/2014
vocals: Trio Mediaeval (Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum); ensemble: Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; bass: Robert Black; piano, melodica: Vicky Chow; drums, percussion, bones: David Cossin; electric guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, jaw harp, harmonica, clogging, humming: Mark Stewart; clarinets, harmonica, whistling, humming: Evan Ziporyn; All: sand sticks, body percussion); recorded at the James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, New York University, November 2011, February 2012; composition year: 2009; text: selected from numerous versions of the John Henry ballad; time: 11:05

Annie Gosfield: Daughters of the Industrial Revolution (excerpt)*
Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; cello: Felix Fan; drums, percussion: Ches Smith; percussion: Alex Lipowski; recorded at the Kitchen, New York City; composition year: 2011; time: 5:35

Annie Gosfield: Mentryville*
Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
prepared piano: Annie Gosfield; recorded at the California Institute of the Arts; March 31, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 4:57

Annie Gosfield: Wild Pitch**
Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
(for piano, cello, percussion) Real Quiet (piano: Andrew Russo; cello: Felix Fan; percussion: David Cossin); recorded at Spin Studios, New York City; composition year: 2004; time: 12:42 

Zack Browning: Thunder Roll (Night Attack)**
Venus Notorius
Innova Recordings/2010
piano: Jee-Ean Kim; percussion: Mark Eichenberger; percussion: James Press; timpani: Samuel Carroll; conductor: Mei-Fang Lin; recorded at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2006-2008; composition year: 1975; time: 4:27

*WMUA Version only
**TAINT Radio version only
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