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

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