Monday, March 7, 2016

Martian Gardens, Taint Radio Edition, March 10, 2016

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog

Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: March 10, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EST

Dorothy Hindman: Drift
Tapping the Furnace
Innova Recordings/2013
(for saxophone quartet); Atlas Saxophone Quartet (Carey Polacek; Susan Cook; Shawn Tracy; Bryan Polacek); composition year: 2002; time: 5:13

The Disguises: As Ten, As Twenty
Songs & Dances from The Muted Note
Based poems by P.K. Page
Ambiances Magnetiques/2015
voice: Susanna Hood; trombone: Scott Thomson; alto saxophone: Yves Charouest; bass: Nicolas Caloia; drums: Pierre Tanguay; texts: P.K. Page; Recorded at Hotel2Tango, Montreal, January 2015; time: 4:22

Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern: Dog Breath Variations
The Yellow Shark
Barking Pumpkin/1993
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Peter Rundel; arr. Ali N. Askin; recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, September, 1992; composition year: 1969; time: 2:07

Eric Chasalow: Wolpe Variations
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
electroacoustic music commissioned for the Wolpe Centennial; composition year: 2003; time: 5:46

Mel Powell: Second Electronic Setting
Works by Luening, Ussachevsky, and Powell
New World Records/2010 (orig CRI LP/1968)
electronic music: Mel Powell; realized at the Yale Electronic Music Studio, Yale University, 1962; composition year: 1962; time: 4:49

Warren Burt: Heat-Stressed Pelicans at Swan Bay
Cellular Etudes (2012-2013)
Scarlet Aardvark Records/2013
computers, software, samplers: Warren Burt; recorded in Melbourne, Australia, 2013; time: 5:08

Donal Fox: Gone City, Mvt. III -- Scherzo, Macabre
Gone City -- Ballet in Three Movements  (Concert Version)
Gone City
New World Records/1997
clarinet: Eric Thomas; piano: Donal Fox; double bass: John Lockwood; recorded in Boston, May 23, 1994; composition year: 1994; time: 3:27

John Oliver: selections from The Archives
a. -- and her redactions (0:56)
b. Exhibit: When I dance a morning raga (1:41)
c. Exhibit: His brother excels (1:29)
d. Exhibit: Bombay girl (1:58)
Flight 182 Meditations
voice, texts: Renée Sarojini Saklikar; computer processing: John Oliver; composition year: 2015; total excerpts time: 6:04

Laurie Anderson: Strange Perfumes
Nonesuch Records/2010
vocals, percussion, keyboards: Laurie Anderson; vocal: Antony; marxophone, accordion, keyboards: Rob Burger; viola: Eyvind Kang; keyboards: Peter Scherer, percussion: Shahzad Ismaily; recorded in New York City, 2010; time: 7:25

Audrey Churgin: Arctic Sun Arctic Wind
Deep Wireless 2 -- Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2005
voice, recordings: Audrey Churgin; drum dance and song: Rosalie Pissuk and son; composition year: 2004; time: 4:46

Larry Polansky: #13 DIY Canon/Java 2 (Goode Version)
Four-Voice Canons
Cold Blue Music/2002
tape, narration: Daniel Goode (source: Java 2, Midtown Manhattan Restaurant) processed by Daniel Goode and Larry Polansky, New York City, and Hanover, NH, March 2002; composition year: 2001; time: 3:15

Fred Frith: Levity
Prints -- Snapshots, Postcards, Messages, and Miniatures 1987-2001
ReR Megacorp/2003
electric guitar, electric guitar samples, other samples, electric guitar improv: Fred Frith; recorded at WDR Radio, January 1997; time: 2:36

Marco Oppedisano: Breathe
Spectropol Records/2015
electroacoutistic electric guitar, electric guitar samples: Marco Oppedisano; time: 2:34

Brunhild Ferrari: La Piano Englouti (viola version)
Edition Luc Ferrari 4 -- Ephémère
Mode Records/2015
tape: Brunhild Ferrari (sources: ocean sounds from an island in the Aegean Sea and a quiet island in Japan); viola: Vincent Royer; realized at the Atelier post-billig (Luc Ferrari's studio), Paris, 2012; composition year: 2012; time: 18:03

Luigi Nono: 
Selections from Como Una Ola Fuerza y Luz (Like a Wave of Strength and Light)
II. Piano Entry (6:55)
III. Dolcessimo Sereno (2:12)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; excerpts time: 9:07

Robert Normandeau: Jeu de langues
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
electroacoustic music realized at the composer's studio, premiered at the Musica Viva 2009 festival of the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal; September 19, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 11:50

Annea Lockwood: Buoyant
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
field recordings (water sounds, Flathead Lake, Montana; boat sounds, Hoboken Ferry Terminal, New Jersey and Lake Como, Italy); composition year: 2013; time: 6:18

Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich
Çedille Records/2016
(for five clave players); tuned claves: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, December 15-19, 2014; composition year: 1973; total time: 14:20

Bill Alves: Angin Listrik
Guitars & Gamelan
MicroFest Records/2015
(for two electric guitars and gamelan) electric guitars: Sean Hayward, Nat Condit-Schultz; Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Dharma Kanti; director: Linda Burman-Hall; recorded at the University of California Santa Cruz; composition year: 2010; time: 9:22

Paul Lansky: selections from Travel Diary
I. Leaving Home (5:01)
II. Cruising Speed (4:14)
Contemplating Weather
Bridge Records/2015
(for two percussionists); The Meehan/Perkins Duo (percussion: Todd Meehan/Doug Perkins); recorded at the Glennis McRary Music Building, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, January 8, 2010; composition year: 2007; excerpts time: 9:15

David Rosenboom: The Tripartite Structure 
Zones of Influence Part I -- The Winding of a Spring
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; The Dizzy Gillespie Recording Studio Complex, California Institute of the Arts and the composer's studio, Valencia, California; composition years: 1984, 1985, revised 2013; time: 13:44

İlhan Mimaroğlu: Postlude No. 8 (to the Memory of Edgar Varèse)
Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center 1961-1973 (various artists)
New World Records/1998
electronic music realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1966; time: 3:54

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