Saturday, December 27, 2014

Martian Gardens for Dec. 28, 2014 & Jan. 7, 2015

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

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: January 7, 2015
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

Linda Dusman: O Star Spangled Stripes
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo (piano: Paul Hoffmann; percussion: Tom Goldstein); composition year: 2004 (parodies referred: "The Stars and Stripes Forever" [J.P. Sousa, 1897], "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" [Patrick Gilmore, 1863], "You're a Grand Old Flag" [George M. Cohan, 1906], "The Star Spangled Banner" [John Stafford Smith, 1780; Francis Scott Key, 1814]); time: 8:46

The Legendary Pink Dots: So Gallantly Screaming
Play It Again Sam/1985
rock band, violins, tape collage (LPD); text, voice: Edward Ka Spel; time: 11:11

The Residents: The Stars and Stripes Forever (J.P. Sousa)
The American Composers Series, Volume II
The Stars and Hank Forever
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Ralph Records LP/1986)
composer John Philip Sousa; synthesizers, percussion: The Residents; published 1897; time: 3:10
Mathew Rosenblum: The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata)
a. Kam
b. The Runaway Universe
c. Caitlin Looked Up at the Sky
d. Interlude
e. Market Fundamentalists
f. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Heavens
g. Last Contact
h. The Big Rip (instrumental)
i. The Big Rip (continued)
j. Kam

Circadian Rhythms
New World Records/2012
Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet with drum machine and numerous samples; (texts: a,j. Paul Celan: "Engführung"; b. Donald Goldsmith: "The Runaway Universe"; c,g, i. Stephen Baxter: "Last Contact"; e. Internet chat; f. Book of Isiah); recorded at SWR Studios, Freiberg, Germany, July 3, 2010; composition year: 2009; time: 19:08

Laurie Spiegel: A Cosmos (from Three Modal Pieces)*
Obsolete Systems
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
McLeyvier computer-controlled analog synthesizer: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1983; time: 3:07

Annette Vande Gorn: Giocoso (from Vox Alia)
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized from 1992-2000 at the Metamorphoses d'Orphee studo, Ohain, Belgium with sound material obtained from the SYTER and MARS systems of the INA-GRM studios, Paris; composition year: 1992; movement time: 5:04

Elizabeth Anderson: Mouvement 1 (from Les forges de l'invisble)
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized in 2002-2003 at the multichannel electroacoustic studio of City University London, and the Studio Akousma of the Academy of Soignies, Belgium; premiered February 25, 2003, at the Electroacoustic Concert at City University London; sound material developed at Centre de création musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris, 2000; movement time: 7:43

Morton Subotnick: Butterfly No. 3
Volume 3 -- Electronic Works
Until Spring: Revisited; 4 Butterflies
Mode Records/2011
composition for 4-Channel tape (original mix 1973; new mix 2011); time: 7:21

Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
The Wanderer
Important Records/2007 (orig. Lovely Music, Ltd. LP/1984)
harmonium: Heloise Gold; accordion: Julia Haines; concertina: Linda Montano; bandoneon: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at "Lovely Music Live," Marymount Manhattan Theatre, January 27, 1983; composition year: 1975; time: 14:00

John Luther Adams: Above  Sunset Pass (from The Wind in High Places)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Oktaven Audio Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; composition year: 2011; time: 7:25

Coil: Herald*
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1986
for tape collage; marching band, Acapulco, Mexico; time: 1:03

Aki Onda: The Sun Clings to the Earth and There is No Darkness
Cassette Memories Volume 3 -- South of the Border
Important Records/2012
field recordings, tape collage: Aki Onda; recorded at Fotòfono and mixed at the composer's home, Brooklyn, New York, 2009-2011; time: 10:28

Ron Nagorcka: Modulations
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
(for tape, synthesizers, live electronics, and modulated tape outtakes); composition years: 1974, 1983, 2012 (original composition commissioned for the Melbourne Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1974); time: 6:01

Zoviet France: Palace of Ignitions
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
sounds, instruments, processing: Robin Storey; recorded in Newcastle, UK, April 1987; time: 2:12

Beequeen: The Centipede Song
Port Out Starboard Home
Important Records/2011
voice: Olga Wallis; sounds, treatments: Frans de Waard; instruments, treatments, voice: Freek Kinkelaar; recorded in Holland; time: 3:28

Roger Reynolds: Sanctuary (excerpt)
Mode Records/2011
percussion: red fish blue fish, directed by Steven Schick; recorded at the National Art Gallery, Washington D.C., with live electronics, recorded in 2007, additional processing at the University of California San Diego, 2008-2009; composition years: 2003-2008; excerpt time: 15:54

Steven Schick: Six Japanese Gardens (K. Saariaho)
a. Tenju-an Garden of Nanzen-ji Temple (3:08)
b. Many Pleasures (Garden of the Kinkaku-ji) (1:16)
c. Dry Mountain Stream (3:06)
d. Rock Garden of Garden of Ryoan-ji (2:17)
e. Moss Garden of the Saiho-ji (1:33)
f. Stone Bridges (2:55)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Kaija Saariaho; solo percussion: Steven Schick; composition year: 1995; time: 19:00

Paul Lansky: from Threads
a. Chorus III (3:17)
b. Choral Prelude (Aria IV) (4:34)
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: 7:52

Lei Liang: Lakescape*
Bamboo Lights
Bridge Records/2014
(for soprano, piano, percussion); Musicians from soundSCAPE (soprano: Tony Arnold; piano: Thomas Rosenkranz; percussion: Aiyum Huang); recorded at Pollack Hall, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, July 18, 2013; composition year: 2012; time: 5:13

Thomas Newman & Rick Cox: Mort*
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
instruments and treatments: Thomas Newman, Chris Cox; time: 2:28

* 'Taint Radio version only

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Martian Gardens for December 21 & 24, 2014

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 21, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: December24, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


George Crumb: Agnus Dei [SYMBOL] Capricorn 
Makrokosmos, Volume II, Part Three
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 8 
Bridge Records/2005
amplified piano: Robert Shannon; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2003; time: 3:34

Benjamin Boretz: Qixingshan
Open Space 32 (Boretz/Morris)
Open Space/2014
(for string quartet); Momenta Quartet (violins: Emili-Anne Gendron, Ada Kridler; viola: Stephanie Griffin; cello: Michael Haas); recorded at the Eastman School of Music, 2014; composition year: 2011; time: 19:00

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies XIII-XV
XIII (2:01)
XIV (3:23)
XV (1:28)
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
violin: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California; composition year: 1982: total excerpts time: 7:52

Morton Feldman: selections from Trio
a. PII S3 M8 B1 (3:37)*
b. P15 S2 M6 B1 (1:33)*
c. P16 S1 M4 B1 (3:21)*
d. P17 S1 M8 B1 (4:03)*
Mode Records/2009
violin: Marc Sabat; cello: Rohan de Saram; piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Teldex Studio, Berlin, April 2006; composition year: 1980; *Page, System, Measure, Bar; total excerpts time: 12:33

Philip Glass: Music with Changing Parts (excerpt)
Music with Changing Parts
Nonesuch Records/1994
electric organ, alto flute: Philip Glass; electric, violin, voice: Barbara Benary; electric organ: Steve Chambers; electric organ, soprano saxophone: flute vice: Jon Gibson; soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone; piccolo, flute; voice: Dickie Landry; electric piano: Arthur Murphy; trumpet, flute, voice: Robert Prado; engineer, electronics: Kurt Munkacsi; recorded in New York City, 1971-1973; composition years: 1970-1973; excerpt time: 5:00

Elizabeth Anderson: Solar Winds
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music on 8 tracks of tape realized at Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2012; premiered at the  8th festival Visiones Sonoras organized by the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS), National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, October 27, 2012; time: 9:37

Maggi Payne: Solar Wind
Lovely Music, Ltd./1991
stereo electronic tape and video: Maggi Payne; composition year: 1982, based on the image of shockwave interactions of Saturn and Venus with the solar wind; time: 9:46

John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi: Five Stone Wind (excerpt)
Music for Merce Cunningham
Mode Records/1991
amplified violin, live electronics, bamboo flute:Takehisa Kosugi; nine clay pots and tapes: Michael Pugliese; live electronics: David Tudor; music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Five Stone Wind" (1988); recorded in May 1988, Washington D.C.; composition year: 1988; excerpt time: 5:00

Annea Lockwood: excerpts from The Glass World
a. Glissandi (0:24)
b. Dialogue: Bottles & Jars (1:42)
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: 3:06

Erik Nyström: Catabolisms
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Studio of City University London, 2011-2012, premiered at the SuperCollider Symposium 2012 at City University London, April 27, 2012; time: 12:15

John Cage: Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music (electronic version) 
Music from the Tudorfest (various artists)
San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964
simultaneous performance of Atlas Eclipticalis (for orchestra, 1961) and Winter Music (for piano, 1957); electronics: Michael Callahan, perucssion: John Chowning; trombone: Stuart Dempster; piano: Werner Jepson; horn: Douglas Leedy; viola, viola d'amore: Robert Mackler; horn, tuba: Pauline Oliveros; piano: Dwight Peltzer; piano: Ann Riley; double bass: Loren Rush; trumpet: Stanley Shaff; viola: Linn Subotnick: clarinet: Morton Subotnick; piano: David Tudor; flute, piccolo: Ian Underwood; timpani: Jack van der Wyck; conductor: Ramon Sender; recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, April 3, 1964; excerpt time: 11:45

Morris Palter: Zyklus (K. Stockhausen)
Remedy, solo percussion (various composers)
composer: Karlheinz Stockhausen for solo percussion; solo percussion: Morris Palter; recorded at Warren Music Facility, University of California San Diego, January 2003; composition year: 1959; time: 9:15

Triple Point: Venus Rising
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Nort): electronics, sound systems; recorded at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 3:34

Thomas DeLio: XXXIII -- XXVII
Selected Compositions (1991 - 2013)
(computer music on tape); composition year: 2007; time: 3:33

Dean Anderson: Divinations (W. Kraft)
composer: William Kraft for solo percussion; solo percussion: Dean Anderson; recorded at Soundmirror, Inc., Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; composition year: 1995; time: 12:20

Stuart Saunders Smith: Tunnels*
(for musician/actor); percussion, actor: Thomas Goldstein; composition year: 1982; time: 7:06

David MacBride: Envolop*
The Percussion Music of David MacBride, featuring Benjamin Toth
Innova Recordings/2002
percussion: Benjamin Toth; recorded at Sound Situation, Glastonbury, Connecticut, May 13, 1996; composition year: 1971; time: 4:40

*Taint Radio version only

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