Friday, January 30, 2015

Martian Gardens for February 1 & 4, 2015

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 1, 2015

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 4, 2015
Host: Max Shea

Updated and corrected: February 1, 2014
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


R. Weis: Parrot & Paperback (Part II)
Parrot & Paperback
R. Weis/2015
musique concrete sourced from Congo the African Grey Parrot and a paperback book (about the Congo jungle) dropping on the floor; time: 3:36

Pril Smiley: Kolyasa*
Pioneers of Electronic Music (various artists)
New World Records/2006 (orig. CRI 1991)
electronic music on tape: Pril Smiley; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1970; time: 6:37
*TAINT Radio version only

Tangerine Dream: Phaedra
Virgin Records/1985 (orig. LP 1974)
VC3 synthesizer, Mellotron, electric organ: Edgar Froese; VC3 synthesizer. electric organ, electric piano; flute: Peter Baumann; Moog synthesizer, VC3 synthesizer, keyboards: Chris Franke; recorded at The Manor studio, Shepton-on-Cherwell, UK, December 1973; time: 17:39

Edgar Froese: Macula Transfer
Beyond the Storm
Virgin Records/1995
synthesizers, electronics: Edgar Froese; time: 3:25

In memory of Edgar Froese (June 6, 1944 - January 20, 2015)

Roxanne Turcotte: Bestiare (Bestiary)
Fenêtres intérieures
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music on 16-track tape; realized at Productions RTM, Montreal, 2010-2011; revised 2014; time: 10:01

David Monacchi: Echoes of a Sonic Habitat 
Eco-Acoustic Compositions
Earth Ear/2008
original sounds recorded in Montefeltro, Italy, echoic effects and further sounds recorded at the Großer Wasserspeicher cisterns, Berlin; composition year: 2004; time: 11:05

Stockhausen: Schlagtrio
Complete Early Percussion Works
Mode Records/2014
(for piano and two timpanists); piano: Katalin Lukács; timpanis: Justin DeHart, Fabio Oliveira; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, October 2008; composition years: 1952, revised 1973; time: 16:08

Justin DeHart: They Looked Like Strangers, Part I (S.S. Smith)
Strange Paths
Innova Recordings/2013
composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; solo vibraphone: Justin DeHart; recorded at Warren Music Studio, La Jolla, California; composition year: 2009; time: 5:40

Robert Carl: Time/Memory/Shadow
New Music Series Volume 3 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1993
(double trio for piano quintet and harp); performed by Extension Works (Trio I. violin: Si-Jing Huang, cello: David Finch, piano: Kathleen Supové; Trio II. violin: Bonnie Berwick, viola: Scott Woolweaver, harp: Elizabeth Morse), conductor: Ronald Feldman; composition year: 1988; time: 14:37

Robert Carl: Brown Velvet
From Japan
New World Records/2012
(for bassoon and live electronics); bassoon: Ryan Hare; laptop: Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn; recorded at Washington State University, April 15, 2012; composition years: 2009, 2010; time: 7:13

Pauline Oliveros: Team & Desecrations Improvisation (1st 1/2)
Reverberations -- Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Records/2014
synthesizers, electronics: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Center, 1966; excerpt time: 11:30

Hugh Le Caine: Invocation
Compositions & Demonstrations 1946-1974
Electronic Music Foundation/1999
musique concrete on multi-track tape; Hugh Le Caine; composition year: 1957; time: 2:20

Fünf: The Name's Name
La règle
Ambiances Magnétiques/2014
electronics, receivers, amplifiers, devices: Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H. Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton; recorded in Montreal, 2011-2014; time: 1:31

Martine H. Crispo: Transitive Property of Equality (excerpt)
Deep Wireless 4 (various artists)
Radio Arts Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2007
electronics: Martine H. Crispo; time: 3:45

Barry Lewis: 
a. Koch Island (2:27)
b. Wisps (2:06)
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
computer music: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK studio, Newcastle, UK, 1994; total time: 4:33

Anna Rubin: Crying the Laughing and Golden
Electric Music (Rubin/Hollander)
Capstone Records/2004
digital media: Anna Rubin; composition year: 1983; time: 9:20

Eduard Artemiev: I would like to return
IMEB Opus 30 - 1984 -- 1999, Volume 2 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003

electroacoustic music: Eduard Artemiev; composition year: 1993; time: 11:33

Noah Creshevsky: Borrowed Time
Auxesis (Amirkhanian/Creshevsky)
Centaur Records/1995
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1992; time: 11:43

Charles Amirkhanian: Hypothetical Moments
Mental Radio
voice, ocarina, bells, harpsichord samples, poem: Charles Amirkhanian; harpsichord samples courtesy of Dennis Russell Davies; composition year: 1981; time: 5:35

In celebration of the 70th birthdays of Noah Creshevsky and Charles Amirkhanian 
Charles Amirkhanian (b. January 19, 1945,  Fresno, California)
Noah Creshevsky (b. January 31, 1945, Rochester, New York)


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Martian Gardens for January 25 & 28, 2015

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 25, 2015

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: January 28, 2015
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Amy Denio:  Mildly Tempered Piano
Prodigal Light
Spoot Music/2013
piano tuning: Stephan Fandrich; time: 1:01

Pauline Oliveros: Mnemonics I
Reverberations -- Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Music/2014
electronics, tapes: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966; time: 15:09

Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Women in Electronic Music 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/1997 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for electronics and phonograph record); recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1965; time: 8:08

If, Bwana: Mal Air
Pogus Productions/1995
vocals: Ellen Christi; bass clarinet: Brian Charles; percussion: Kevin Sparkle; synthesizers: Al Margolis; recorded live to DAT at PASS Studio, New York City; time: 9:30

Ellen Fullman: Flowers
Through Glass Panes
Important Records/2011
long string instrument: Ellen Fullman; cello: Henna Chou, Theresa Wong; violin: Travis Weller; time: 9:50

Erik Nyström: Latitudes
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized at Electroacoustic Studio of City University London, 2011; premiered at the concert Éphémère 8 at Studio Loos in The Hague, May 12, 2011; time: 13:45

Arcane Device: Mantra 5
Noise Matrix Mantras & Modular Waves
electronics: David Lee Myers;  recorded in New York City, 2014; time: 7:05

Vittorio Rieti: Triptych for Two Harpsichords
I. Andante tranquillo -- Allegretto (2:05)
II. Andante tranquillo -- Dolcemente moderato (4:31)
III. Andante Tranquillo -- Allegro (2:18)
Music for Harpsichord & Instruments
New World Records/2015
harpsichords: Martin Sassman, Michael Johnson; recorded at Jerusalem Music Center, Jerusalem, Israel, March 13, 2014; composition year: 1982; total time: 8:34

Robin Crutchfield: We Find Our Way In
The Hidden Folk
Important Records/2009
harp: Robin Crutchfield; time: 1:41

Fünf: L'or de Mona Lisa
La règle
Ambiances Magnétiques/2014
electronics, receivers, amplifiers, devices: Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H. Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton; recorded in Montreal, 2011-2014; time: 1:48
Nurse With Wound:
a. Rockette Morton, Part 2*
b. Scissor Rock Bicycle Revelation **
A Sucked Orange
United Diaries/1995 (orig. 1989)
electronics, voice, processing: NWW; a. time: 3:11/b. time: 2:24
*WMUA version only
** TAINT radio version only

Bora Yoon: Speratus
Sunken Cathedral
Innova Recordings/2014
voices, instruments: Bora Yoon; symphonic performance: Sympho; time: 2:04

John Schneider & Just Strings: Jahla (from Suite No. 2) (L. Harrison)
Just West Coast
Music for Guitar and Harp in Just Intonation
Bridge Records/1993
composer: Lou Harrison; just guitar: John Schneider; harp: Amy Shulman; percussion: Gene Sterling; composition years: 1972, 1992; time: 1:51

Lou Harrison: Allegro Moderato (from A Sonata for Harpsichord)
Complete Harpsichord Works, etc.
New Albion Records/2002
harpsichord: Linda Burman-Hall; composition years: 1999-2000; time: 3:29

Walter Zimmermann: 10 Fränkische Tänze
Songs of Innocence & Experience  
Mode Records/2012
(sublimated for string quartet); string quartet/drone quartet: Sonar Quartett (violins: Suanne Zapf, Kirsten Harms; viola: Nikolaus Schlierf; cello: Cosima Gerhardt); recorded at Siemens-Villa Berlin-Lankowitz, Germany, February 2011; composition year: 1977; time: 12:56

John Cage: Souvenir
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at the Nederluleå Church, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden, 2007; composition year: 1983; time: 6:50

Robyn Schulkowsky: Armadillo, Part II
New World Records/2013
percussion: Robyn Schulkowsky; drums: Joey Baron, Fredy Studer; recorded in Poggliolo, Italy, and Zurich, Switzerland, 2006 and 2009; composition years: 1990-2007; time: 5:05 

Jorge Reyes: Arbol Sagrado
The Flayed God
composition, percussion: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City, 1990; remixed by Steve Roach at the Timeroom, Phoenix, Arizona; time: 1:36

Test Dept: Firedance
Materia Prima
Invisible Records/1997 (orig. Ministry of Power Records/1990)
percussion, percussed objects, voices: Test Dept; unspecified live performance, Europe, 1988-1989; time: 8:07

Amy Denio: Construction 
Tattoo (for the Pat Graney Dance Co.)
Unit Circle Rekkids/2001
voice, text: Saiko Kobayashi; tapes: Amy Denio; recorded in Seattle; time: 3:56

Annie Gosfield: The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory, Part II
Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; percussion: Jim Pugliese and Christine Bard; recorded at Harvestworks/Studio PASS, New York City; composition date: 1996; time: 4:52

Steve Roach: The Edge Opens
At the Edge of Everything
Timeroom Editions/2013
percussion, didgeridoo; sampler, electronics: Steve Roach; flute, hand percussion, voice: Vidna Obmana; frame drum: Jeffrey Fayman; recorded at the E-Live Festival, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, September 11, 2000; time: 15:26

Robert Rich: Ibn Sina*
Seven Veils
Hearts of Space/1998
synthesizer, percussion, stringed instruments, flutes: Robert Rich; recorded 1996--1997, mastered at Hearts of Space, Sausalito, California, 1997; time: 8:39
*TAINT radio version only
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