Tone Science – 06/30/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Darco / Cardio / Micro Piotr Tkacz & Alice Hui-Sheng Chang Micro
  Rainbands Sarah Davachi The Untuning of the Sky
  Obstacles of Sleep Peter Garland Three Strange Angels
  A Beautiful View Bill Frisell Big Sur
  The Tree Of Strings Harrison Birtwistle/Arditti Quartet Complete String Quartets
  A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven Locrian Return to Annihilation
  Nightmare Logic Lukas Ligeti Afrikan Machinery
  Natural Selection Rara Avis Mutations
  Marshall Brian Harnetty The Star-Faced One (From the Sun Ra Archives)
  Human Encore Trespass Trio, Joe McPhee Human Encore
  Hrim Anna Thorvaldsdottir/CAPUT Ensemble Rhizoma
  Violin C. Spencer Yeh None

Ain’t That The Tooth!

A  soundtrack to a book, a visit to the dentist and a warning on sound quality  are all part of this weeks extravaganza of blues and roots comin’ off Howlings Porch.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it !–


The Louvin Brothers – Which ones Don and which ones Phil?




Standing On The Corner

Jimmy Rodgers

Standing On The Corner

Kokomo Me Baby

Mississippi Fred McDowell

I Do Not Play Rock ‘n Roll

Down South

Big George Brock

More Miles Than Money

Your Good Thing (Is About To End)

Mable John

Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles 1959-1968

The Moon Is Full

Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland

Alligator Records Presents Blues & Roots

I’ve Got a Toothache

Watermelon Slim

No Paid Holidays

Jonny Black’s Blues

The Steady Rollin’ Revue

The Steady Rollin’ Revue

Whipping Post

Spencer Durham

I Wonder Why

I Smell Trouble (Take 1)

Jimmy Thomas

Ike Turner Studio Productions: New Orleans And Los Angeles 1963-65



Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles

Robe Of White

The Louvin Brothers

The Family Who Prays

Black Cat Bone

Dick Farrelly & Mat Walklate

Keep It Clean


Miss Quincy

Like The Devil Does

Sweet Virginia

Rolling Stones


Rafi Zabor’s Updoc 6/28 & 7/2

Joshua Redman’s got a mostly-ballads album out, produced by Brad Mehldau and featuring Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade accompanied by a string orchestra. Redman plays the hell out of everything and the record could give easy listening a good name, but heard straight through it’s much of a muchness, so on this week’s show—Updoc, josh8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Brooklyn Bridge Time—I distributed four tracks from it across the two-hour span and filled the gaps with things like Benjamin Britten’s Missa Brevis, four songs from Buika’s hot new album, some William Byrd played on a harpsichord that doesn’t sound like two skeletons doin’ the thing . . . The show skews British for some reason, and the serious piece at the end is Britten’s Cello Symphony as conducted by him and played by Rostropovich, which is about as unbeatable as you’d expect, but it’s two hours without a thesis or a theme, as far as I can, unless it has to do with the quality of the music and what I heard this week. Redman takes it out with a Last Glimpse of Gotham, and you can decide.

Tone Science – 06/23/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Dance in The Rain Toddlers 19 EP
  This Is Ekstasis Julia Holter Ekstasis
  VIctim of Sound Bite Jon Butcher, Phil Durrant, John Russel Concert Moves
  Somebody Special The Whammies Play the Music of Steve Lacy vol. 2
  presentation (for Buckminster Fuller) Made To Break Provoke
  Space Speed Suicide Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. In Search of the Lost Divine
  Ke ala ke aloha me ka hikina Anthony La'akapu Lenchanko Hawaiian Drum Dance Chants
  String Trio American Contemporay Music Ensemble Joseph Byrd: NYC 1960-63
  Brown Rice DKV Trio Past Present
  Refutable Logic Re:Action Sean Conly
  String Quartet No. 5 (Bela Bartok) Takacs Quartet The 6 String Quartets
  Isis and Osiris Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda

Cocaine & Ice Cream 23.06.2013

Dangerous diets, 70’s freaks, artists inspirations and the original Howling Wolf  (it aint Chester) all appear on Dicks porch this week. As usual, its another feast of twisted American roots and blues from Ol’ Howling.


Lowell – so cool, but no health guru!




Howling Wolf Blues-No. 2

J.T. “Funny Paper” Smith

J.T. Smith (The Howling Wolf)

Georgia Lee

Lincoln Durham

The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones

A Apolitical Blues

Little Feat

American Cutie

Wasted Words

The Allman Brothers Band

Brothers and Sisters

In the Evenin’ Mama

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte Sings the Blues

T-Bone Blues

T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Blues

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Jerry Lee Lewis

Mean Old Man

I’m Leaving You

Blue Commotion

Good Times

Brand New High Sheriff   Blues

Ian Siegal

The Dust

Crossroads / You can’t catch me

Stephen Stills


God Moves On The Water

Charlie Parr

Keep Your Hands On The Plow

Creepy John

“Spider” John Koerner

What’s Left of Spider John

Police Dog Blues

Blind Blake

Georgia Bound

May I Have A Talk With You

Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Sky is Crying

Tone Science – 06/16/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Tetras Iannis Xenakis/JACK Quartet Complete String Quartets
  Chakapa Vomit Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro Polar Satellites
  Providence King Crimson Red
  Broken Music 2 Fire Room Broken Music
  Manta Satoko Fujii Trio Trace a River
  Omaggio A Emilio Vedova (1960) Luigi Nono Complete Works for Solo Tape
  Duo Flow Richard Carrick The Flow Cycle for Strings
  Lo Haze Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense Moment & The Message
  Nightgaunts Rudimentary Peni Cacophony
  1000 Words Jep Bishop, Jorrit Djikstra 1000 Words
  Cielostraat Mark Dresser/Frances-Marie Uitti Sonomondo
  Wells Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Chicago Sextet Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011
  Plight of the Mocking Bird Jack Wright & Bob Marsh Birds in the Hand
  String Quartet No. 2 Milton Babbitt Occasional Variations

Martian Gardens – 06/16/2013



Sundays live broadcast/webcast

21:00–24:00 EDT

WMUA 91.1 FM

Amherst, Massachusetts

June 16, 2013


webcast: Mondays 9:00 — Noon EDT

June 17, 2013 Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog



(updated June 16, 21:25)


Nadia Sirota: From the Invisible to the Visible (S. Worden)


New Amsterdam Records/2013

composer: Shara Worden; viola, keyboards: Nadia Sirota; organ, keyboards: James McVinnie; synthesizers, programming: Valgeir Sigurdsson; percussion: Frank Aarink; keyboards, synthesizers, percussion: Daniel Bjarneson; recorded at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2012; composition year: 2012; time: 4:01


Eclipse Quartet with William Winant: s:c:a:t:t:e:r:i:n:g (Z. Parkins)

Zeena Parkins-Frederic Rzewski-James Tenney

New World Records/2013

composer: Zeena Parkins; Eclipse Quartet (violins: Sarah Parkins, Sarah Thornblade; viola: Alma Lisa Fernandez; cello: Maggie Parkins); marimba, tom toms, snare, Lou Harrison bell instrument, chimes, various metal percussion, spinning samples: William Winant; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, 2012; composition year: 2012; time: 25:22


Lou Harrison: Allegro

Rhymes with Silver

New Albion Records/2000

piano: Julie Steinberg; percussion: William Winant; recorded at Fantasy Records, Berkeley, June 2000; time: 4:57

NewBand: Daphne of the Dunes (H. Partch)

Microtonal Works

Mode Records/1994

composer: Harry Partch; NewBand — Partch Instruments (boo, spoils of war, kithara II, pre-recorded boo: Dominic Donato; harmonic canons, kithara II, spoils of war, pre-recorded kithara: Dean Drummond; kithara II, harmonic canon, surrogate kithara: Nina Kellman; cloud-chamber bowls; Michael Lipsey; cello gourd tree, cone gongs: Ted Mook; diamond marimba, pre-recorded diamond marimba: James Pugliese; chromelodeon, harmonic canon: Elizabeth Rodgers; recorded at Mastersound, Astoria, Queens, 1991-1993; composition year: 1958, revised 1967; time: 18:24


Maddalena Fagandini: Ideal Home Exhibition

BBC Radiophonic Workshop [A Retrospective] (various artists)

BBC Music/2000

electronic music: Maddalena Fagandini; recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workship, London, for the “People Make Programmes” exhibit at the BBC stand of the Ideal Homes Exhibition, 1962; time: 1:02

R. Weis: Narinya (Bomana Dream)

Web of Illusion


samples, electronics: R. Weis; recorded in New York City, 1998; time: 3:04

Wendy Carlos: Yusae-Aisae

Beauty in the Beast

East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Audion LP 1986)

digital synthesizers: Wendy Carlos; composition year: 1986; time: 3:12

Tracie Morris: Africa(n)

Mendi + Keith Obadike present Crosstalk [various artists]

Bridge Records/2009

electronic music, text: Tracie Morris; recorded in New York City, 2007; time: 3:28

Kristoff K. Roll: Récit de rêve (Le concept d’arrosage)

À L’Ombre Des Ondes

empreintes DIGITALes/2012

electroacoustic music: Carole Rieussec, J-Kristoff Camps; dream narrative: Francis Vadillo; realized at at the studio Les ombres d’ondes (L2O) in Frontigna, France, 2011


Jorge Antunes: Toccata Irisée

In Defense of the Machine

Pogus Productions/2013

(for percussion and electronic sounds) marimba, cuica: Thierry Miroglio;recorded at Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, April 24, 2004; composition year: 2003; time: 16:12

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links No. 4 (Monk)

The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays

New World Records/2009

composer: S.S. Smith with quotes from Thelonious Monk; vibraphone: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studio A, University of California San Diego, August 2008; composition year: 1982; time: 8:07


Roger Reynolds: Sanctuary (excerpt)


Mode Records/2011

percussion: red fish blue fish, directed by Steven Schick; recorded at the National Art Gallery, Washington D.C., with live electronics, recorded in 2007, additional processing at the University of California San Diego, 2008-2009; excerpt time: 13:35

Annea Lockwood: selections from The Glass World

a.Water Jars (1:32)

b. Rod Roll (1:03)

c. Micro Glass on Goblet (1:05)

The Glass World

¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970)

glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973


Martin Bédard: Métal fatigue


empreintes DIGITALes/2012

electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, and during trips to Havre-Aubert, Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, and Saint-Eugène, L’Islet, Québec; composition year: 2012; time: 12:43

Fortner Anderson and Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10


voice, text: Fortner Anderson; recorded at Pines Studio, Montreal; electroacoustic music recorded at Ned Bouhalassa’s studio, Montreal, composition year: 2012; time: 7:22


Shelley Hirsch:

a. Burst (0:48)

b. War of Dreams (8:07)



a. multitracked vocals: Shelley Hirsch; recorded at Crosstown Studios; composition year: 1981; b. vocals, live electronics: Shelley Hirsch; text: Angela Carter, arr. Shelley Hirsch; sampling keyboards: David Weinstein; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, 1991

Dorota Czerner: 2 Poems

a. St. Andrew’s Night (6:13)*

b. Fireflies

Open Space 29 (Barkin, Czerner, Boretz)

Open Space/2012

voice, texts: Dorota Czerner; sound: Benjamin Boretz

*WMUA version only

Jon Rose: hopeless @ hardsell.con

shopping live @ victo

ReR Megacorp/1999

violin, store guide: Jon Rose; contrabass, voice: Joell Leandre; sampler, guitar: Otomo Yoshihide; noises, drums: Chris Cutler; recorded at the 11th Festival International De Musique Actuel de Victoriaville, Canada, May 22, 1994

Musci/Cutler/Rose/Gabbiano: Part One*


ReR Megacorp/2002

music for the silent films of Joris Ivens; sampler: Roberto Musci; electrified percussion, sampler: Chris Cutler; tenor violin, processing: Jon Rose; acoustic and electric guitars: Claudio Gabbiani; recorded at the SenzaParole Festival, Milan, December 10, 1999

*WMUA version only


Dorothy Hindman: Drift*

Tapping the Furnace

Innova Recordings/2013

Atlas Saxophone Quartet (Corey Polacek, Susan Cook, Shawn Tracy, Bryan Polacek); composition year: 2002; time: 5:13

*WMUA version only

— FIN —

I RAISE MY HAT 06.16.2013


Nice picture of those nice folk Hillfolk Noir – but where’s Allisons saw?

In which Ol’ Dick finds an epitaph, swoons over singing saws, finally plays a favourite and dances all the way home. Once again, its an hour of mayhem,  blues, roots and beyond from Howlings porch

Down Home Special              Bo Diddley Bo’s Blues

Aint Got Religion                    Mighty Bosscats We Are Where We Are

Nadine                                    John Hammond Got Love If You Want It

Ain’t No Grave                       Johnny Cash American V1

Bleeding Muddy Water        Mark Lanegan Band Blues Funeral

Think                                      The 5 Royales I Smell A Rat

Devil’s Bride                          Matt Andersen Live From The PhoenixTheater

Meet Me In The Morning     Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks

Rolled And Tumbled             Rose Hemphill Southern Journey, Vol. 3

Going Out West                     Hillfolk Noir What’s That Hat For?

The Door Is Still Open          Earl Gaines Here Comes The Hurt

Bright Light                            Petunia & the Vipers Petunia & The Vipers

C-Line Woman                       Heritage Blues Orchestra And Still I Rise

John Lee Hooker For President       Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, June 14 & 18

screen-shot-2013-06-11-at-60506-amMulgrew Miller dead by a stroke at the age of 57? That seems desperately unfair. It’s by musicians like Mulgrew Miller—no journeyman but a master of all the materials of the medium, not to mention his instrument—that jazz stays alive and breathing. And as a sideman? If you’re a soloist he’s the guy you want comping behind you, if you’re a bassist or a drummer he’s who you want in the rhythm section with you. Put Mulgrew in the band and everything will be all right. So this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Pissed-Off Brooklyn time—starts off with an hour of his music in a number of formats, then tries to cool itself off with Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Hovhannes’ Fourth Symphony and such. Mulgrew Miller from Greenwood Mississippi? Damn will he be missed.

Tone Science – 06/09/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Thoughts Under a Dark Blue Light Sun Ra Cymbals
  Lyons in Lyon (for Jimmy Lyons) Dennis Gonzalez's Inspiration Band & Henry Grimes Nile River Suite
  Solo For Voice 23 / 0'00 Rafael Toral LOVE: Rafael Toral plays John Cage
  Skull Bowl Jeremiah Cymerman's Amplified Quartet Sky Burial
  Jasper (Christian Wolff) Robert Black Look Ske Said: Complete Works for Bass
  Cat's Squirrel 2 Merzbow & Oren Ambarchi Cat's Squirrel
  Virgoan Ways Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Chicago Sextet Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011
  Asymptotic Gravity I & II Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro Polar Satellites