Friday, October 31, 2014

Martian Gardens for November 2 & 5, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 2, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: November 5, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


John Cage: Selections from Four Walls
a. Scene VI (3:23)
b. Scene VII (3:01)
The Works for Piano Volume 5
Mode Records/2003
piano:  Haydée Schwartz; vocal: Jack Bruce (b); piano recorded at Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, October 1995; voice recorded at Clinton Sound Studios, New York City, October 13, 2002; composition year: 1944; total excerpts time: 6:24

In memory of Jack Bruce (May 14, 1943 -- October 25, 2014)

Tom Johnson: Eggs and Baskets
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
(for clarinet, viola, and narration); clarinet: Brian Walsh; viola: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; narration: Douglas Wadle; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California, 2012; composition year: 1987; time: 6:35

Daniel Goode: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. 2:49
II. 3:39
III. 4:03
New World Records/2014
clarinet: Daniel Goode; piano: Douglas Martin; recorded in New York City, 2012; composition years: 1959-1960, total time: 10:36

Arie Shapira: Gideon Kleins Marterstraße  
Different Compositions 1967-20003  
Arie Shapira/2003  
voice: Arie Shapira; piano: Uriel Tzachor; violin: Carmela Leiman; clarinet: Ilan Schul; composition year: 1977; time: 3:24

Noah Creshevsky: Autumn
The Four Seasons
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: 8:54

Leo Kupper: Elohim
from Rezas Populares do Brazil
Ways of the Voice
Pogus Productions/2002
(for bass baritone, mezzo soprano, and digital processing); mezzo-soprano: Anna Maria Kieffer; bass: Eduardo Janho-Abumrad; electronics: Leo Kupper; recorded in Brussels; composition year: 1998; time: 3:28

Annea Lockwood: Dusk
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
acousmatic sounds (low frequencies from seafloor hydrothermal vents and inverted bat calls) engineered by Annea Lockwood; tam tam: William Winant; percussion recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York; composition year: 2012; time: 7:06

John Cage: A Room
The Works for Piano 8
The Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt; 2001--2002; composition year: 1943; time: 2:43

Mari Kimura: Variants (J. C. Risset)
Bridge Records/2007
(composer: Jean-Claude Risset, for violin and signal processing); violin: Mari Kimura; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, Autumn 2004, computer programming: Jean-Claude Risset, Mari Kimura; composition year: 1994; revised 2006; time: 8:02

Jean-Claude Risset: L'Autre face
Electro Acoustic Music 1 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1990
(for soprano and tape); soprano: Maria Tegzes; computer-generated tape: Jean-Claude Risset; text: Roger Kowalski; composition year: 1983; time: 11:24

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
Voice is the Original Instrument -- Early Works 1974 - 1980
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; time: 13:18

David R. Mooney: At the Hot Dog Dam (Concert Version)
Interior Landscape
David R. Mooney/2013
musique concrète, processing: David Mooney (sounds from around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); time: 7:51

François Bayle: selections from Toupie dans le ciel
(Whirligig in the Sky)
a. Part 3 (4:17)
b. Part 4 (2:14)
musique concrète, processing: François Bayle; recorded at INA-GRM, Paris, 1976; total excerpts time: 6:31

Francis Dhomont: Drôles D'oiseaux
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electronic music: Francis Dhomont; realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, Cher, France, and at the composer's studio, Avignon, France, 1985-1986; first version premiered at Festival Synthèse,  Bourges, June 2, 1985; composition years: 1985, 1986, revised 2001; time: 14:51

In celebration of Francis Dhomont's 88th birthday (b. Paris, France, November 2, 1926)

José Vicente Asuar: Affaire des Oiseaux 
Opus 30 Vol. 1 (1970-1983) (various artists) 
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2003
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, Cher, France, 1976; time: 12:00

Robert Scott Thompson: Outward to Infinitude
Repeated by Dreams
Aucourant Records/2014
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2010; time: 8:48

Steven Ricks: Can Improv 1
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
computer realized sounds: Steven Ricks; improvised and recorded by Steven Ricks, 2009-2011; time: 10:21

Coppice: Whiting Belt -- Sweet Thread (Topple)*
MusicWorks #120 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
samplers, filters, electronics: Noé Cuéllar, Joseph Kramer; time: 4:17

Evidence: Burden*
Iris (CD/DVD)
Deep Listening/2007
samplers, filters, electronics: Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood; composed for video artist Walter Wright; time: 7:18

*TAINT Radio version only 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Martian Gardens for October 26, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 19, 2014

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog



Henry Brant: Ghosts and Gargoyles
I. 4:01
II. 3:56
III. 1:02
IV. 2:07
V. 2:24
VI. 0:51
VII. 0:20
VIII. 1:38
IX. 1:15
X. 3:42
Music for Massed Flutes
New World Records/2006
The New York Flute Club; conductor: Robert Aitken, soloist and conductor; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, April 5, 2006; composition year: 2001; total time: 21:30

Neely Bruce: Eight Ghosts
a. 49 (3:38)
b. 38 (2:05)
c. 25 (3:35)
d. 58 (1:18)
e. 39 [Marilyn Monroe] (5:26)
f. 21 (2:21)
g. 28 (2:49)
h. 28 (1:52)

The Plague & Other Vocal Works
The Electric Phoenix Sing Neely Bruce
Mode Records/1991
vocal group: The Electric Phoenix; text: Michael McClure, "Ghost Tantras" (1964), recorded at October Sound, London, July 1989; composition year:1989; total time: 19:39

George Crumb: The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I)
I. Alba (Dawn) (2:59)
II. Las Seis Cuerdas (The Six Strings) (3:58)
III. Danza (Dance) 1:25
IV. Paisaje (Landscape) 3:02)
V. Ay! (1:59)
VI. Malagueña (2:45)
VII. Memento (2:24)

The Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15
Bridge Records/2011
(for voice, guitar, and percussion); baritone: Patrick Mason; guitar: David Starobin; percussion: Daniel Druckman; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2010; composition year: 2009; total time: 18:57

John Thow: All Hallows
a. Movement I (6:25)
b. Movement II (5:15)
c. Movement III (6:05)
Music for Chamber Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
The Boston Musica Viva, director: Richard Pittman; composition year: 1982; time: 17:50

Henning Christiansen:  reality is a ghost in my mind (cruelty & terror), op. 74
Ghosts and Monsters (various artists)
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
(electronic music on tape); recorded in Denmark, May 7, 1998; composition years: 1986-1998; time: 5:45

Alvin Lucier: Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) (Lennon/McCartney)
Ghosts and Monsters (various artists)
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
composer: Lennon/McCartney, arr. Alvin Lucier, 1990, for piano and electronic processing; piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Radio Bremen, 1998; time: 9:15

J.C. Combs: Trinity 666 - The Last Train to Hell
Safe Passage -- ImprovFriday Event Sessions
Electroshock Records/2010

sound collage, electronics: J.C. Combs; time: 646

Robert Ashley: The Wolfman
Source - Music of the Avant Garde 1968-1971 (various artists)
The Digital Reissue of the Source Magazine LPs on Compact Discs 
Pogus Productions/2009
vocals: Robert Ashley; live electronics: Gordon Mumma; recorded at the First Festival of Live Electronic Music, University of California Davis, 1967; composition year: 1964; time: 15:39

Robert Normandeau: Malina 
Clair de terre
emreintes DIGITALes/2001
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France and at the composer's studio, 1999-2000; premiered at Festival Synthèse, Bourges, Cher, France, June 17, 2000; time: 15:02

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