Thursday, February 11, 2016

Martian Gardens for February 18, 2016

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog

Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 11, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Premiering March 4, 2016
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EST

Paul Nauert: Two Miniatures
I. 1:38
II. 1:31
A Distant Music
New World Records/2015
clarinet: Paul Miller; piano: Carl Pantle; recorded at the Music Center Recital Hall, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 7, 2014; composition year: 2012; total time: 3:09

Tom Johnson: Tilework for Violin
I. 3:10
II. 3:11
III. 3:14
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
violin: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California; composition year: 2003; total time: 9:35

Alvin Lucier: Broken Line
Broken Line
Mode Records/2015
Trio Nexus (flute: Erik Drescher, vibraphone: Martin Lorenz, piano: Sebestian Berweck); recorded at Siemensvilla, Berlin-Lankwitz, Germany, July 9-11, 2012;  composition year: 2006; time: 11:55

Elsa Justel: Mâts (Masts)
empreintes DIGITALes/2002
electroacoustic music on stereo tape (sound sources: Andean erkencho, African rainstick, Chinese bamboo and percussion instruments), realized in the studio of the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), Paris, 1999; premiered at the Salle Olivier Messiaen of the Maison de Radio France, Paris, February 1999, commissioned by the French State Music Office and Ina-GRM, composition year: 1999; time: 10:57

Eric Moe: I Have Only One Itching Desire
Strange Exclaiming Music
Columbus State University Percussion Ensemble, conductor: Paul Vallancourt; recorded at Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia; composition year: 2006; time: 10:00

John Cage: Trio
a. Allegro (0:59)
b. March (1:51)
c. Waltz (1:40)
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, June 2011; composition year: 1936; total time: 4:30

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
a. Fast (6:39)
b. Slow (3:16)
c. Fast (5:03)
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich
Çedille Records/2016
Third Coast Percussion; recorded at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, December 15-19, 2014; composition year: 2009; total time: 15:00

Julius Eastman: Stay On It
Unjust Malaise
New World Records/2005
Creative Associates (voice: Georgia Mitoff, piano: Petr Kotik; violin: Benjamin Hudson; clarinet: Amrom Chodos; saxophones: Joseph Ford, Doug Gaston; percussion: Dennis Kahle, Jan Williams); recorded in concert at SUNY Buffalo, December 16, 1973; composition year: 1973; time: 24:20
See also: The Julius Eastman Project (Mary Jane Leach)

Warren Burt: Lucas (2-1) C Right Drone
Four Microtonal Immersions for iPad
Scarlet Aardvark/2014
apps, iPad: Warren Burt; composition year: 2014; time: 19:28

Pauline Oliveros: 5000 Miles (excerpt)
Reverberations -- Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Records/2014
synthesizers, tapes: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Center, 1966; excerpt time: 10:15

George Crumb: An Idyll for the Misbegotten
(Images III) for amplified flute and percussion
Complete Crumb Edition Vol. 17
Bridge Records/2015
flute: Rachel Rudich; percussion: Paul Herrick, A.J. Matthews; recorded at  California State University, Chico, November 18, 2002; composition year: 1986; time: 11:43

Polly Moller: Blood Sugar
Silverwheel Music/1999
flute, intoned voice, lyrics, effects: Polly Moller; time: 2:23

Okkyung Lee: Anything You Say, Anything You (Don't) Say
cello: Okkyung Lee; percussion: Tim Barnes; harp: Shelley Burgon; piano: Sylvie Courvoisier; recorded at Frank Booth, January 2005; time: 2:42

Marco Oppedisano: Flash Forward
Spectropol Records/2015
electoacosutic electric guitar, electric bass, samples: Marco Oppedisano; time: 3:31

Brian Eno: Sombre Reptiles
Another Green World
EG/1988 (orig. LP 1975)
Hammond organ, electric guitars, synthetic percussion, Peruvian percussion, electronics, samples: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 2:26

Colin Newman: Blue Jay Way (G. Harrison)
Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish/Not To
4AD/1988 (orig. LPs 1981/1982)
vocals, tabla, cymbals, vibes, effects: Colin Newman; bass guitar, backing vocals: Simon Gilham; drum kit: Robert Gotobed; recorded at Scorpio Sound, London, 1981; composer: George Harrison; composition year: 1967; time: 3:11

Jim Fox: Appearance of Red
Cold Blue (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2002 (orig. LP 1984)
electric guitar: Rick Cox; piano: Robert Krupnick; cello: Dane Little; recorded in Los Angeles, 1983, time: 5:36

Ron Nagorcka: Grey Butcherbird (from the Artamidae suite)
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
fretless electric guitar, mandolin: Larry Polansky; trombone; Joe Cook; flute, piccolo: Jennie McDonald; clarinet, bass clarinet: Karlin Love; MIDI keyboard, didgiridoo: Ron Nagorcka; conductor: Marta Mumford; composition year: 2012; time: 4:31

Scott Smallwood: Whitecap
60 x 60 -- 2006/2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
electronics: Scott Smallwood; time: 1:00

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Martian Gardens for February 11, 2016

Host: Max Shea 
online playlists:
Martian Gardens blog

Webcast: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: February 11, 2016

WXOJ-LP 103.3
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Premiering March 4, 2016
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EST

Michael Byron: As She Sleeps
Awakening At the Inn of the Birds
Cold Blue Music/2003
piano: Sarah Cahill; recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, December 2002; composition year: 2000; time: 3:18

Mary Kathleen Ernst: Keeping Time (V. Fung)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
piano: Mary Kathleen Ernst; composer: Vivian Fung; recorded at Reston, Virginia, composition year: 2011; time: 3:49

Paul Lansky: Contemplating Weather (excerpts)
IX. Snow Arithmetic (4:20)
X. Stratus (1:55)
XI. Chorales (4:58)
Contemplating Weather
Bridge Records/2015
(for SATB chorus and eleven instruments); Western Michigan University Chorale with Birds On A Wire ensemble, conductor: Kimberly Dunn Adams; recorded at Western Michigan University Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, February 27-28, 2014; composition year: 2013; excerpts time: 11:15

Judith Shatin: Time to Burn
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
oboe: Aaron Hill; percussion: I-Jen Fang, Mike Schultz; recorded at Charlottesville, Virginia, composition year: 2006; time: 10:25

Beth Anderson: New Mexico Swale
Swales and Angels
New World Records/2004
flute, piccolo: Andrew Bolotowski; violin: Dink Van den Hauwe; viola: Mark Sonnaert; cello: Ilia Laporev; percussion: David Rozenblatt: conductor: Gary M. Schneider; recorded at Studio C, Mirror Image, New York City, November 20-21, 2003; composition year: 1995; time: 10:23

Chou Wen-chung: Ode to Eternal Pine
Eternal Pine
New World Records/2015
Boston Musica Viva (flute: Ann Bobo, clarinet: William Kirkley, piano: Geoffrey Burleson, violin: Bayla Keyes, cello: Jan Muller-Szeraws; percussion: Robert Schulz, conductor: Richard Pittman; recorded at Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH, Boston, November 19, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 14:32

Jorge Antunes: Invocação em defesa da máquina
I. A máquina não desumanziza a música (2:35)
II. Reflexão (1:03)
III. A música humaniza a máquina (5:13)
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for 4 percussionists, 4 metronomes, and electronic sounds); percussion: Adriano Letzel, Arturo Uribe, Bruno Cabrera, Catarina Percinio, Clenio Henrique, Rosângela Rhafaelle, Rubens Lopes, Sérgio Coutinho; recorded at Teatro Maria de Lourdes Sekeff, the Art Institute of UNESP, São Paulo, March 27, 2010; composition year: 1968; total time: 8:51

Juan Blanco: Música para Danza
Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)
Innova Recordings/2013
sine-wave generator, tape dubbing: Juan Blanco; composition year: 1961; time: 5:28

Martin Alejandro Fumarola: El peregrinar de la araña
Travels of the Spider (various artists)
Pogus Productions/1998
computer, tone generator: Martin Alejandro Fumarola; recorded at de Laboratorio de Musica Electroacústica, National University of Córdoba, Argentina, 1995; time: 4:10

Craig Dongoski & Robert Scott Thompson: The Larval Staircase
Orbital Lullaby
Aucourant Records/2011
electronics: Craig Dongoski, Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at RST's studio, Roswell Georgia; time: 2:25

James Tenney: Ergodos II
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy
Mode Records/2007
computer music on stereo magnetic tape; composition year: 1964; time: 4:02

Linda Dusman: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
voice: Wendy Salkind; percussion: Tom Goldstein; text: Gertrude Stein, 1922; composition year: 2010; time: 15:05

Stuart Sunders Smith: Tunnels
O.O. Discs/1992
percussion/actor: Thomas Goldstein; composition year: 1982; time: 7:06

Ulrich Krieger: Il cimitero chiuso
[urban dreamings]
Mode Records/2015
(for amplified chamber ensemble); Sonic Boom ensemble (contrabass clarinet: Alex Sramek, trumpet: Chris Kallmyer, tuba: Luke Storm, accordion: Robert Altaire, piano innards: Emi Tamura, percussion: Lydia Martin, cello: Aniela Marie Perry, contrabass: Jake Rosenzweig; recorded at CalArts, ROD, Valencia California, 2011; composition years: 1997, 2011; time: 7:16

Ulrich Krieger: Desert Center
(from RAW: Desert Towns of Southern California (Universe series, part 2) 
/RAW: ReSpace/
Pogus Productions/2015
electronic tenor saxophone, saxophone-controlled feedback, pedals, delays, 1/4-inch jack cable: Ulrich Krieger; recorded at π-Farm, Acton, California, 2013; mixed and mastered at TV Tray Studios, Ventura, California, 2014-2015; time: 12:43

Philip Mantione: Traffic for Strings
Traffic for Strings CD-R
Philip Mantione/2005
SEM Ensemble, conducted by Petr Kotik; recorded at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, 2005; time 11:54

Thomas Buckner: Luminescence, Movement I (A. Lockwood)
New Music for Baritone & Chamber Ensemble
Mutable Music/2008
baritone: Thomas Buckner; SEM Ensemble (flute: Helen Richman, trumpet: Kyle Resnick, viola: Lev Zhurbin; cello: Ariane Lallemand; piano: Joseph Kubera, percussion, Chris Nappi, conductor: Petr Kotik; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, composer: Annea Lockwood; text: Etel Adnan; composition year: 2004; time: 7:13

Harry Partch: The Rose
from Eleven Intrusions
Newband: Harry Partch/Dean Drummond
Innova Recordings/2001
bass-baritone: Robert Osborne; Newband playing on Partch instruments; director: Dean Drummond; text: Ella Young; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2000; composition years: 1949-1950; time: 2:02

Thomas Newman/Rick Cox: Goldmine Nectarine
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
piano, phase metals, sound effects, processing: Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded in Pacific Palisades, California; time: 3:53

Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti: Recalibration
57 Minutes to Silence
Electroshock Records/2002
electronics, computer, synthesizers: Artemiy Artemiev, Christopher De Laurenti; recorded at Electroshock Studios, Moscow, January 2002; time: 7:10

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