Sunday, October 30, 2016

Martian Gardens Episode 863 (November 2016)

Host: Max Shea 
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WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM
Valley Free Radio
Northampton, Mass.
Fridays Noon -- 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: November 4, 2016

Webcast: Fridays 3:00 a.m. -- 5: a.m. EDT
Webcast date: November 4, 2016

WMNB-LP 107.1 FM
North Adams, Mass.
Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast/Broadcast date: November 3, 2016

Podcast: Download at your convenience!
Latest upload: October 31, 2016
Length: Three hours


hour one

William Duckworth: Prelude II
The Time Curve Preludes
Lovely Music, Ltd./1990
piano: Neely Bruce; composition year: 1983; time: 2:40

George Crumb: Makrokosmos Volume 1, Part One
a. Primeval Sounds (4:07)
b. Proteus (1:16)
c. Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis c. 10,000 B.C.) (1:56)
d. Crucifix [Symbol] (2:55)
Makrokosmos I & II
24 pieces after the Zodiac for amplified piano
Mode Records/2004
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, July 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total time: 10:16

J.C. Combs: Drifting Lanterns
Bats in the Belfry -- 18 Bagatelles
electric piano roll: J.C. Combs; time: 2:12

Ben Johnston: Special Plates
from The Tavern
MicroFest Records/2014
microtonal guitar, voice: John Schneider; text: Rumi; recorded at Studio 34, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 1998; time: 3:09

Stephen Dickman: Dissolver of Sugar
from Four for Tom
Who Says Words
New World Records/1999
baritone: Thomas Buckner; piano: Joseph Kubera; text: Rumi; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, composition year: 1997; time: 4:41

DuoJalal: Honey from Alast (E. Ziporyn)
a. Part I (4:20)
b. Part II (6:54)
Shadow & Light -- The Rumi Experience
Bridge Records/2016
viola: Kathryn Lockwood; percussion: Yousif Sheronick; composer: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, composition year: 2016; total time: 11:16

Mari Kimura: Mièle (H. Lash)
Harmonic Constellations (various composers)
Works for Violin & Electronics
New World Records/2016
violin, resonator patch: Mari Kimura; composer: Hannah Lash; recorded at Harvestworks Media Arts Center, New York City, June 2015, composition year: 2014; time: 4:24

Dieter Kaufmann: Le ciel et la terre
IMEB Opus 30 Ans Musiques Compositeurs (various artists)
Volume Two (1984--1999)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB -- Bourges International Institute of Electroacoustic Music), Bourges, France, 1985; time: 11:00

hour two

Carey Nutman: 61st Parallel
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music and Video/2016
electroacoustic music: Carey Nutman; time: 4:25

Tod Dockstader & James Reichert: Movement 3
Omniphony I
ReR Megacorp/2001
(musique concrete for chamber ensemble, processed ensemble, magnetic tape, and loudspeakers); instrumentalists: bassoon: Elias Carmen; cello: Harvey Shapiro; b-flat clarinet: Stanley Drucker; flute: Harvey Estrin; French horn: Joseph Singer; baritone horn: Abraham Pearlstein; oboe: Harry Shulman; percussion: Walter Rosenberger, Herbert Harris; piano, celesta: John Carter; timpani: Morris Lang; bass trombone: Richard Hixon; trumpet: Raymond Crisara. conductor: James Reichert; composed and recorded in 1966; time: 2:30

Francis Dhomont: Drôles d’oiseaux
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
electroacoustic music: Francis Dhomont; realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, Cher, France, and at the composer's studio, Avignon, France, 1985-1986; first version premiered at Festival Synthèse, Bourges, June 2, 1985; composition years: 1985, 1986, revised 2001; time: 14:51

(Happy 90th birthday, Francis Dhomont! b. November 2, 1926)

Gen Ken Montgomery: Birds & Machines (Bird Suite)
Birds + Machines (1980--1989)
Pogus Productions/2010
electronics, processors, noises: Gen Ken Montgomery; recorded in New York City, 1989; time: 8:05

Steve Reich: Octet
Steve Reich -- The ECM Recordings
pianos: Nuritt Tilles, Edmund Niemann; clarinets, bass clarinets, flutes, piccolos: Virgil Blackwell, Mort Silver; violins: Shem Guibbory, Robert Chausow; viola: Ruth Siegler; cello: Chris Finckel; recorded at Columbia Recordings Studios, New York City, February 1980; composition year: 1979 time: 17:29

Daniel Goode: Six Fractal Fingers
Clarinet Songs
XI Records/1993
clarinet: Daniel Goode; composition year: 1979; time: 3:14

hour three

Steven Ricks: Geometria Situs
Young American Inventions
New Focus Recordings/2015
Hexnut band (mezzo-soprano: Michaela Riener; flutes: Ned McGowan; recorders: Susanna Borsch; trumpet: Anton Weeren; piano: Ere Lievonen); text: Stephen Tuttle; recorded at de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University; September 25, 2013; time: 8:43

Patti Monson: Under the Rainbow (M. Rosenblum)
High Art
Albany Records/2003
(for flute, bass flute, piccolo, and computer-processed sound); flutes: Patti Monson; recorded at Joseph Patrych Sound Studios; composer: Mathew Rosenblum; composition year: 2002; time: 13:37

Neil Rolnick: Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand
Ex Machina
Innova Recordings/2016
piano: Kathleen Supové; laptop: Neil Rolnick; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers; composition year: 2014; time: 30:13

Neil Rolnick: selections from ElecrtiCity
a. Connecticut Power & Light (4:11)
b. Central Vermont Public Service (2:35)
c. Boston Edison (2:00)
O.O. Discs/1992
(for ensemble with digital processing); New York New Music Ensemble (flute: Jayn Rosenfeld; clarinet: Jean Kopperud; violin: Linda Quan; cello: Chris Finckel; synthesizers: James Winn, Daniel Druckman; digital processing: Neil Rolnick; conductor: Linda Bouchard); composition year: 1991;  recorded at the iEAR Studios, Troy, New York, December 17, 1991; total selections time: 8:46

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