Friday, April 10, 2015

Martian Gardens for April 12 & 15, 2015

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

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 15, 2015 

Host: Max Shea    
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog        


Guido Arbonelli: 
a. The Towers' Angels (2:42)
b. DIS-SPLAY-ONE (1:08)
Namaste Suite
MPS Music & Video/2003
composers: a. Guido Arbonelli; b. Carey Nutman; clarinets: Guido Arbonelli; recorded at Guido Arbonelli's studio, Perugia, Italy; total excerpts time: 3:50

Roger Reynolds: Colombi Daydream 
Complete Cello Works
Mode Records/2014
cello: Alexis Descharmes; recorded at Salle Cortot, Paris, July 2014; composition year: 2010; time: 7:48

James Dashow: Disclosures 
Electro Acoustic Music II (various artists)
Neuma Records/1991
(for cello and computer); cello: Lucca Paccagnella; digital sound synthesis realized at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, and EDI-PAN Studio, Rome Italy; composition years: 1988-1989; time: 14:46

Frank Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
Boulez conducts Zappa -- The Perfect Stranger
Barking Pumpkin/1992 (orig. 1984)
Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor: Pierre Boulez; recorded at IRCAM, Paris, July 1984; composition year: 1983; time: 12:42

Michael Gordon: Dystopia (excerpt)
Cantaloupe Music/2014
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor: David Robertson; recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, January 12, 2008; composition year: 2007; excerpt time: 10:00

Pierre Henry: La Voile de Orphée II (short version)
(digital download)
musique concrète realized by Pierre Henry in collaboration with Pierre Schaeffer at  Club d'Essai studio, RTF (Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française), for the opera Orphèe 53, premiered at the Donaueschingen Festival, 1953; composition years: 1951-1953; time: 15:38

John Eaton: Thoughts on Rilke
First Performances
Syn-Ket and Moog Synthesizers in the 1960s
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
soprano: Michiko Hirayama; Syn-Kets: John Eaton, Jane Schoonover Smith; vibration plate, sound mixing: Paolo Ketoff; text: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sonnets to Orpheus, Part II, Sonnet 10," composition year: 1966; time: 10:57

Francis Dhomont: Vol d'Arondes (Flight of the Swallows)
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electroacoustic music realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée multichannel studio, Ohain, Belgium; premiered at  the 6th International Acousmatic Festival L’Espace du son in the XL Théâtre du Grand Midi, Brussels, November 21, 1999; composition years: 1999, revised 2001; time: 11:25

Robert Scott Thompson: Flora of Fynbos
Repeated by Dreams
Aucourant Records/2014
computer/electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer's studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2014; time: 14:43

John Cage: Second Construction
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 7:50

Tim Patterson: Five Miniatures (J. Bergamo)
1. 0:45
2. 0:21
3. 0:26
4. 0:18
5. 0:46
Like Style, Dig? The Music of John Bergamo
Innova Recordings/2015
(composer: John Bergamo, for percussion quartet); percussion: Tim Patterson, Tom Ross, Joseph Murfin, Jack Alcorn; arr. Tim Patterson; recorded at Blast House Studios, Madison, Wisconsin; arr. composition year: 1966; time: 2:31

Meehan/Perkins Duo: Cruising Speed (from Travel Diary) (P. Lansky)
Travel Diary
Bridge Records/2011
composer: Paul Lansky; percussion: Todd Meehan, Douglas Perkins; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, January 2010; composition year: 2007; time: 4:15

Harold Davidson: Auto Accident
Restless, Endless, Tactless: Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
Meehan/Perkins Duo & The Baylor Percussion Group; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, December 14, 2009; composition year: 1935; time: 2:45

Harry Partch:  The Dreamer That Remains -- A Study in Loving
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 3
New World Records/2005 (orig. CRI/1997) 
The Harry Partch Ensemble: Orchestra with Partch instruments, conductor; Jack Logan; intoning voice: Harry Partch; narrator, Brash Musician: Mark Hoffman; The Voice, Second Musician: Danlee Mitchell; chorus: Katherine Bjornson, Alexis Glatly, Michael Crosier; text: Harry Partch; recorded in San Diego, California, 1972; composition year: 1972; time: 10:29
Harry Partch: Ring Around the Moon -- A Dance for Here and Now
a. Phase One: Well, bless my soul! (Well, bless my soul!) (2:48)
b. Phase Two: One, two, three, four -- X,Y, Zee (2:12)
c. Phase Three: Shake hands now, boys,  and at the sound of the bell come out fighting! (2:55)
d. Phase Four: Mumbo jumbo, hocus pocus, hoit toity...(Look out! He's Got a gun!) (1:26)
[Movement II from Plectra and Percussion Dances -- Satyr-Play Music for Dance Theater]

Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
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); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition years: 1949-1950; total time: 9:20 

Pauline Oliveros: Big Slow Bog (excerpt)
Reverberations -- Tape and Electronic Music 1961-1970
Important Records/2014
electronics: Pauline Oliveros; realized at Mills Tape Music Center, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1966-1967;  excerpt time: 5:00

Douglas Doherty: Heart of the City (excerpt)*
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music and Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the composer's Studio, Newcastle, England; street preacher recorded at Grey's Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne; composition year: 2000; excerpt time: 3:13

Pas Musique: Inside the Spectrum*
Inside the Spectrum
Alrealon Musique/2015
electronics, sound collage: Robert L. Pepper, Michael Durek, Amber Brien; John V. Worthey; time: 3:56

The Human League: Dreams of Leaving*
Virgin/1988 (orig. Virgin LP/1980)
vocals: Philip Oakey; synthesizers, lyrics: Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, Philip Adrian Wright; recorded at Monumental Pictures Studio, Sheffield, UK, 1980; time: 5:52

*TAINT Radio version only

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