Tone Science – 02/09/2014

tone science 150

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Part Two: Lament With Ghosts Joel Feigin / Helen Callus Lamenet Amid Silence
  Long Arms Insect Ark Long Arms
  Vektor Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans Mechanical Malfunction
  Subtraction Air Air Time
  No Hip Shit Mount Everest Trio Waves From Albert Ayler
  True Love Leaves No Traves Leonard Cohen Death of a Ladies' Man
  Phrasing Scott Walker Bish Bosch
  Ascension Dream Phoenix Rob Mazurek Matter Anti-Matter
  Angel Guts / Archie's Fades / Stupid In The Dark Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classtoom
  Obsession No.2/Cinematheque Gato Barbieri In Search of the Majesty
  Tahoultine Mdou Moctar Afelan
  Garbageman The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us
  Tell Me More and More and Then... Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings Billie Holliday
  Puking In Piss Puffy Areolas In The Army 1981

All’s Fair In Love And The Blues

This week Howling names his favourite harp player, promises to open a box and finds out how you get two songs for the price of one. Yes folks, its time to boogie on down to Dick’s porch for an  hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!

Utah+SmithRev Utah Smith – “Come Fly With Me”

Rum Cola Blues Champion Jack Dupree Blues Legends VIDEO
Talk To Me Eric Bibb Me To You VIDEO
Hard Hearted Woman Big Walter Horton The Soul of Blues Harmonica VIDEO
Song for a Dark Girl Leyla McCalla Vari-colored Songs VIDEO
The Path You Leave Behind Michael Jerome Browne Drive On VIDEO
Light Up Your Lamp Willie Mabon Willie’s Blues VIDEO
Run On For a Long Time Blind Boys Of Alabama Spirit For The Century VIDEO
You Gonna Miss Me MudMorganfieldGiles Robson The Blues Is In My Blood VIDEO
I’m Tired John Littlejohn Chicago Blues Stars VIDEO
John Henry John Lee Hooker Jack O’Diamonds 1949 Recordings VIDEO
You Don’t Love Me Baby Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues VIDEO
Leaving Town Blues The Little Brothers Walked All the Way Back Home VIDEO
Drunken Barrel House Blues East River String Band Drunken Barrel House Blues VIDEO
Two Wings Rev. Utah Smith The History Of Black Gospel VIDEO
Crying At Daybreak Howling Wolf The Modern Downhome Sessions 3 VIDEO
Jailhouse Blues Chris Smither Up On The Lowdown VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Feb 7 & Tues Feb 11

Vibes. What a cool name for an instrument, or anyway it seemed especially cool to me when I first stumbled into jazz at the age of thirteen sometime in the last century. In the right hands it’s a pretty cool instrument now. Warren Wolf is cool with Aaron Diehl’s sometimes MJQish quartet and Jason Marsalis is cool and sometimes algebraical with his own band, and the show—Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, NYC Percussion time—slips in some Bags and Hutcherson for context, and swears it’ll get to Joe Locke next time, while too late I realize I could have programmed some of that Coltrane/Milt Jackson record along with the couple of Atlantic Trane sides I did slot in; and Updoc also confesses that a lot of the show is given over to Andrzej Panufnik’s Symphony Elegiaca and to the sometimes jazz-inflected British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage’s major new orchestral symphony in all but name, Speranza, a hymn to hope invoking Israeli and Palestinian and Armenian music among much else; indicating that the vibes may be good by the end but that there is a long way to go.Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 3.45.47 AM

Martian Gardens – 02/05/2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EST
Webcast date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6pm (Eastern) & Saturday, February 8 @ 3am (Eastern)
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Robert Carl: Collapsible Mandala (excerpt)
From Japan
New World Records/2012
electronic installation: Robert Carl; source material recorded throughout Japan, 2007; composition years: 2008-2009; excerpt time: 8:00

David Berezan: Nijō
Allusions Sonores
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
sounds from nightingale floors recorded at temples and palaces throughout Japan, 2007; 8-track tape realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios at the University of Manchester, UK, 2009; premiered at the MANTIS Festival, Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester, October 30, 2009; time: 12:57

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit 5
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(for percussion and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time:18:34

Noah Creshevsky:
a. Jubilate (6:23)
b. Born Again (5:10)
Hyperrealism — Electroacoustic Music by Noah Creshevsky
Mutable Music/2003
a. vocal samples: Thomas Buckner; composition years: a. 2001, b. 2003


Joan La Barbara: Flash!
60 x 60 — 2006/2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
violin: Ariana Kim; composition year: 2006; time: 0:45

Eleanor Hovda: Jo Ha Kyu
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012
oboe: Libby Van Cleve; composition year: 1990; time: 3:45

Danielle Palardy Roger: Le Caillou #13
Le Caillou 1998-2013
Ambiances Magnétiques/2013
Ensemble SuperMusique (piano: Charity Chan; contrabass: Nicolas Caloia; percussion: Isaiah Ceccarelli; flutes, saxophones, objects: Jean Derome; electric guitar: Bernard Falaise; cello: Emilie Garard-Charest; alto saxophone, voice: Joan Hétu; clarinet: Lori Freedman; sampler, piano: Diane Labrosse; violin: Pierre-Yves Martel; violin: Clemens Merkel; viola: Jean René); recorded in Montreal, 2013; time: 4:40

Iannis Xenakis: Zythos
Ensemble Music 3
Mode Records/2013
(for trombone and 6 marimbas); trombone: Benny Sluchin; marimbas: red fish blue fish; recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, University of California San Diego, January 2010; composition year: 1997; time: 7:44

John Oliver: Marimba Dismembered
Time is Dust (DVD)
Earsay Productions/2012
(electroacoustic music) composition year: 1999; time: 3:00

Paul Lansky: Line and Shadow
Notes to Self
Bridge Records/2013
Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Justin Brown; recorded at the Carl Nielsen Hall, Odense, Denmark, June 2009; composition year: 2008; time: 7:22

Daniel Goode: Ländler Land
New World Records/2014
cellos: Michael Finckel, Pitnarry Shin, Alexandra MacKenzie; pianos: Joseph Kubera, Sarah Cahill; recorded at René Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, New York City, November 10, 2000; composition years: 1999-2000; time: 7:19

Cindy McTee: Circuits
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra and other works
Naxos Records/2013
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin; recorded at the Fisher Music Center Concert Hall, February 2012; composition year: 1990; time: 5:24

Cindy McTee: selections from Metal Music
a. Bins and Bells (2:59)
b. Kettles and Cans (1:24)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 9 (various artists)
…musics, metaphors, machines…
CEMI: Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
University of North Texas, Denton
Centaur Records/1991
computer music: Cindy McTee; recorded 1990, composition year: 1989; total excerpts time: 4:23

TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only

Xenia Pestova: Fuga Interna (begin) (K. Norman)
Shadow Piano — Music for Piano/Toy Piano & Electronics
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano, voice, and digital media) composer, text: Katharine Norman; piano, voice: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 2012; time: 10:20

Katharine Norman: Losing It (excerpt)
Deep Wireless 2 — Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2005
(for voice and environmental sounds) field recordings, voice, text: Katharine Norman; composition year: 2003; excerpt time: 4:15

Ruth Anderson: SUM (State of the Union Message)
Lesbian American Composers (various artists)
(for sound collage) composition year: 1973, revised 1997; time: 7:37

Hans Fjellestad: Free Throw Prophet
Red Sauce Baby
woodwinds: Jason Robinson, Ellen Weller; church organ: H. Fjellestad; percussion: Marcos Fernandes, Kristen Cheadle; bagpipes (“Scotland the Brave,” 1844): “The Wizard”;basketball game recorded at the Zion Building, San Diego, 1999; time: 10:16

Charles Amirkhanian: Gold and Spirit
Walking Tune

sports noises, electronics, chants, voices: C. Amirkhaninan, written for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics; time: 10:15

Tim Hodgkinson: Aici Schiteaza pe Acum
Sketch of Now
Mode Records/2006
(for ensemble and tape) Hyperion Ensemble, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson, with: flute: Lisa Cella; tenor saxophone: Robert Reigle; percussion: Morris Palter; recorded at the Acousmania Festival, Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania, May 2004; composition year: 2004; time: 8:58

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Tone Science – 02/02/2014

tone science 149

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Ghost Jeremiah Cymerman Pale Horse
  Inverted Ruins Bloodyminded Within The Walls
  Hamid's Groove / Daughter's Joy William Parker Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012
  Five Poems For The Swamp Ghost Arthur Doyle / Gustavo Costa / Jonathan Saldanha / Filipe Silv Five Poems For The Swamp Ghost
  Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ Steve Reich Drumming / Muisc For mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ / Six Pianos
  Thaw Ken Thomson/JACK Quartet Thaw

Tottering On The Edge

This week Howling comes across grave hunters, Scotlands best kept secret and the man that really came up with “Rock ‘n Roll”. It’s the usual mayhem on the porch whist Dick plays an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net!

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!



James “Peck” Curtis – he don’t fall apart

I’m Gonna Get Me A Honky Tonk Baby Buddy Jones Rompin & Stompin  VIDEO
I Can’t Be Satisfied Gregg Allman Low Country Blues VIDEO
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Steve Howell & The Mighty Men Yes, I Believe I Will VIDEO
Gang Of Brown Skin Woman Papa Harvey Hull The Songster Tradition VIDEO
Reconsider Baby Nelson King Bluesongs VIDEO
Bus Fare James “Peck” Curtis The Modern Downhome Blues Sessions Volume 3: Memphis On Down VIDEO
Baby Scratch My Back Slim Harpo It’s Your Voodoo Working: The Best of Excello VIDEO
Cryin’ the Blues David Maxwell Blues In Other Colors VIDEO
Little Boy Blues Holland K. Smith Walking Heart Attack VIDEO
I Am Blessed Nina Simone Broadway – Blues – Ballads VIDEO
Easy Baby Magic Sam Double Trouble The Cobra Records Story VIDEO
Nothin’ To Lose Harrison Kennedy Soulscape VIDEO
Workin’ Man Blues Sleepy Eyes Nelson Pay Me Good VIDEO
Sputterin’ Blues Walter Robertson Dust My Rhythm & Blues The Flair Records R&B Story 1953-55 VIDEO
Operator Blues Andrew & Jim Baxter The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of        Blues VIDEO
Dirty Lowdown and Bad Keb’ Mo’ Sessions at West 54th VIDEO


Songs on Toast – 01/31/2014

Love-in 2:18 Hal Blaine Psychedelic Percussion
Raag Bilhaskhani Todi 12:17 Pandit Kamalesh Maitra Tabla Tarang
Sinyur 4:54 Suryabrata Flutes & Gamelan of West Java
Freaky 2:20 Hal Blaine Psychedelic Percussion
Bistôdô hashtôm 7:45 Khaladj Madjid Tombak (Zarb) and Percussions
Youngnam Nong-Ak 7:00 Samul-Nori Drums And Voices Of Korea
Sangkala 6:38 E Koestyara &Group Gapura Sangkala
Rompecabezas 4:29 Roberto Poveda Son Electrico
En Un Potrerito 2:37 Pepe Marchena Grands Cantaores Du Flamenco
Nyogo Dafa 11:29 Neba Solo Kene Balafons
Air Des Nièces 7:00 Flûtes Gasba Du Nord-Est De l’Algérie Airs Pour Gasba Et Bendir
They Are Going Down 3:53 Brushy One String Destiny
Wiggy 2:13 Hal Blaine Psychedelic Percussion
Labels 3:07 Derek & Clive Rude & Rare The Best Of Derek & Clive
Danse Des Bergers 3:11 Peuhls Bergers Jeux De Flûtes Des Bergers Peuhls
A Morning Song 3:09 Yeahwon Shin Lua Ya
Sonata # 13 Andante 6:05 Aldo Ciccolini Mozart Sonatas
Bambinellu 5:19 Hector Zazou Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses
Kem Kem 3:46 Juma Bhalo Songs The Swahili Sing
I Remember 11:55 Hamza El Din Escalay (The Water Wheel)
Bongo Nyah 2:28 Little Roy Lloyd Daley’s Matador Productions
Duet 1:00 Alexandra Scott I Love You So Much Always