Martian Gardens – 07/16/2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 16, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

George Perle: Modal Suite
a. Moderato (0:32)
b. Slowly (1:32)
c. Very Quickly (0:38)
Eight Pieces (1938-1997)
Bridge Records/2014
piano: Michael Brown; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, May 2013; composition year: 1940; time: 2:45

Guy Barash: Blind Huber
a. Blind Huber [i] (1:42)
b. Swarm (1:00)
c. Blind Huber [ii] (1:38)
d. Workers [attendants] (1:20)
e. Geometry (1:39)
f. Burmens [i] 1:58
Facts About Water
Innova Recordings/2014
soprano: Jamie Jordan, tenor: Eric Dudley; piano: Kathleen Supové; guitar: Nadav Lev; violin: Rachel Golub; clarinet: Vasko Dukovski; marimba: Amy Garapic; trombone: Daniel Linden; conductor: David Bloom; text: Nick Flynn; recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City; composition year: 2011; total time: 7:07

John Cage:
a. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (2:32)
b. Nowth Upon Nacht (0:49)
Sylvia Smith — The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
composer: John Cage; voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; recorded at the University of Baltimore County, Maryland; composition years: a. 1942, b. 1984; text: James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake,” total time: 3:21

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon: Páramo
Exchange — Latin America (various artists)
The Furious Band (flute, piccolo: Andrée Martin; clarinet, bass clarinet: Oscar Espina-Ruiz; violin: Gabrielle Painter, cello: David Russell; piano: Gabriel Shuford; percussion: Tomm Roland; conductor: Paul Paul Vaillancourt; recorded at the Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY, Stony Brook, December 11, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 7:01

Percy Grainger:
a. In a Nutshell III
b. Pastorale
Yvar Mikhashoff — Panorama of American Piano Music
Mode Records/2013
(composer: Percy Grainger); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1916; time:11:47

Percy Grainger:
a. Free Music No. 1 [for Four Theremins] (1:33)
b. Free Music No. 2 [for Six Theremins] (1:19)
c. Beatless Music [for Six Theremins] (0:33)
Lydia Kavina — Spellbound! Works for Theremin
Mode Records/2008
composer: Percy Grainger; theremins: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Patrych Sound, Bronx, New York, July 10, 2000; composition years: a. 1936, b. 1937, c. 1937; total time: 3:18

Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop –
a. Daphne Oram: Amphitryon 38 (1:50)
b. Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe: Sound for a Radio Drama (1:05)
c. Desmond Briscoe: Quartermass and the Pit (sound effects) (0:36)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2000
compositions, electronics: Daphne Oram, Desmond Briscoe; composition year: 1958 (a,b,c); total time: 3:31

Cluster & Eno: Schöne Hände
Cluster & Eno
Gyroscope Records/1996 (orig. Sky Records LP/1977)
composition, synthesizers: Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius; recorded at Conny Plank’s Studio, Munich, Germany, 1977; time: 3:03

Fountainhead: Wind on Water
Cloud Cover
Aucourant Records/1998
composition, electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at RST’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:19

Steve Roach: Trancemigration
Land Mass
Timeroom Editions/2008
synthesizers, electronics: Steve Roach; recorded live on Star’s End, WXPN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008; time: 7:52

Music from University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios –
a. Lejaren Hiller: Vocalise from Seven Electronic Studies for Two-Channel Tape (5:32)
b. IBM 7094: Early sound synthesis sample (1:41)
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois
Experimental Music Studios (1958 — 2008) [various artists]
University of Illinois School of Music EMS/2008
a. composer: Lejaren A. Hiller, b. composer: anonymous; MUSICOMP computer program written by Lejaren Hiller and Robert Blake; composition year: 1963 (a,b); total time: 7:13

John Bischoff: Audio Combine
Audio Combine
New World Records/2012
electronics, computers: John Bischoff; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California; composition year: 2009; time: 12:53

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

Hugh Le Caine:
a. Dripsody [An Etude for Variable Speed Recorder] (1:28)
b. Invocations (2:20)
c. Nocturne (3:07)
Compositions and Demonstrations 1946 — 1974
Electronic Music Foundation/1999
electronics, tapes: Hugh Le Caine; recorded at National Research Council’s Electronic Music Laboratory (ELMUS) , Ottawa, Canada; composition years: a. 1955, b. 1957; c. 1962; total time:6:55

David Rosenboom: Given the Senses the Real Pregeometry
Zones of Influence, Part III
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer’s studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 8:36

Gil Delindro: Live in Silent Barn
MusicWorks #119 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
field recordings, amplified sounds, feedback: Gil Delindro; recorded at The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York, March 24, 2014; time: 12:58

David D. McIntire: The Pornography of Unfettered Optimism
Electronic Music Midwes [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
voices: Michelle Allen McIntire; electroacoustics: David McIntire; realized at the composer’s studio, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010; premiered at Electronic Music Midwest, 2011; time: 6:55

Ann Magnuson: Art Professor
Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories
music: Chopin, Prelude in E Minor; text: Ann Magnuson; piano, voice: Ann Magnuson; time: 2:29

Robert Ashley: Gretchen (from Au Pair)
Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
voices: Robert Ashley; Jacqueline Humbert; text: J. Humbert; electronics: Tom Hamilton; recorded at Teatro Olimpico in Rome, 1985; time: 4:54

Melody Sumner Carnahan: My Pleasure
The Time is Now
Frog Peak Music/1996
voice, arrangement: Barbara Golden; additional voices: Ben Azarm, Sheila Davies, Carla Fabrizio; cello: Carla Fabrizio; keyboards: Barbara Golden; text: Melody Sumner Carnahan, 1983; time: 8:21

If, Bwana/Al Margolis: Tattooed Love Muffins
Rex Xhu Ping
Pogus Productions/2005
voice, text: Dan Andreana; voice: Laura Biagi; bowed cymbals:: Detta Andreana; tapes, clarinets, processing: Al Margolis; time: 11:52

J.K. Randall: Intimacy (a polemic) (1-3)*
Open Space 10 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/1999
voice: Jim Randall; recorded in New York City for a meeting of the Society for Music Theory; time: 10:00
*excerpt on TAINT Radio version 3:40

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Martian Gardens – 07/02/2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 29, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: July 2, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Mason Bates: Terrycloth Troposphere
Stereo is King
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: Cynthia Yeh, Jacob Nissly, Eric Banks; electronics: Mason Bates; time: 5:15

Eno – Hyde: Time to Waste It
High Life
Warp Records/2014
CDJ processing, distorted organ, backing voice: Brian Eno; electric guitars, backing voice: Karl Hyde; drums: Fred Gibson; electric guitar, processed electric guitar: Leo Abrahams; recorded at Brian Eno’s studio, London, April 2014; time: 8:19

Brian Eno: I Fall Up
Ali Click maxi-single
vocal, synthesizer, processing: Brian Eno; lead and rhythm guitar: Jamie West Oram; drum loop: Ian Dench; recorded 1991 for the cancelled album My Squelchy Life; time: 4:54

Brian Eno: Distributed Being
Nerve Net
piano: John Paul Jones; drums: Richard Bailey; conga: Isaac Cheapenin; guitar solo: Robert Fripp; bass, voice, organ, synthesizer mix: Brian Eno; time: 4:41

Tirta Sari Ensemble: Kapi Raja (King of Birds)
The Music of Bali Volume II – Legong Gamelan
Celestial Harmonies/1997
The Tirta Sari Gamelan Ensemble of Peliatan Village; recorded at the Pura Gunung Sari Temple, Bali; total time: 3:05

Glenn Kotche: Traveling Turtle
Cantaloupe Music/2014
(for Gamelan); Gamelan Galak Tika, director: Evan Ziporyn; additional percussion: Glenn Kotche; recorded at the Endicott World Music Room, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; composition year: 2007; time: 5:20

Glenn Kotche: Clapping Music Variations (after Steve Reich)
Nonesuch Records/2006
clapping, electronics: Glenn Kotche; recorded at The Loft, Chicago; time: 4:45

Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Early Works
Nonesuch Records/1987
clapping: Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich; recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City; composition year: 1972; time: 4:45

Brian Chase: Stick Shot Harmonies Drone
Drums and Drones
Pogus Productions/2013
(for percussion); recorded in Brooklyn, New York; time: 4:49

Timorese percussion group: Tari Likurai
[Retrieving Heroes from Battle]
Music of Timor
Celestial Harmonies/2000
(from Kabupaten Belu drum dance (Likurai), field recording, Atambua, Timor; recorded in January, 1990; time: 4:52

Arie Shapira: Piano Concerto
Jerusalem Symphony, conductor: Yuval Zorn; piano: Amit Dolberg; recorded in Jerusalem, May 6, 2014; composition years: 2000–2003; time: 11:30
(download courtesy of Arie Shapira)

George Cacioppo: Bestiary I: Eingang
Advance of the Fungi
Mode Records/2006
(for soprano, piano, and 5 percussionists); Ataelier de Musique Contemporaine de CNR de Versailles; conductor: Lionel Arnaud; piano: Jacqueline Méfano; soprano: Janet Pape; text: Rainer Rilke; recorded at the CNR de Versailles, March 26, 2004; remixed at CCMIX, Paris; composition year: 1960; time: 8:12

Morton Feldman: String Quartet No. 1 (31-40)
String Quartet No. 1/Structures/Three Pieces
Mode Records/2014
Flux Quartet (violins: Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Felix Fan); recorded at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; October 2009; composition year: 1979; excerpt time: 10:11

Philip Corner: Calling! OM (“from the ’70s”)
Extreme Positions
New World Records/2007
(for piano and 2 trombones); piano: Philip Corner; trombones: James Fulkerson, Hilary Jeffery (the Barton Workshop); recorded at Het Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, spring 2006; composition year: 1972; time: 8:54

Philip Corner: Short Piano Piece XIII
40 Years and One — Philip Corner Plays the Piano
XI Records/2001
piano: Philip Corner; recorded at iiwii studios, New Jersey, January 1998; composition year: 1957; time: 1:50

David Rosenboom: The Stochastic Port
from The Winding of a Spring
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded in the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, California Institute of the Arts and the composer’s studio, Venice, California; composition years: 1984, 1985, revised 2013; time: 11:21

Kenneth Gaburo: The Wasting of Lucrecetzia
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
(electronic music on tape); recorded at The University of Illinois Experimental Music Studio and the composer’s studio; composition year: 1964; time: 3:43

The League of Automatic Music Composers: Radio Air Check
LAMC 1978-1983
New World Records/2007
computer music network: Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, 1981; time: 2:58

Noah Creshevsky: Götterdämmerung
The Twilight of the Gods
Tzadik Records/2010
electroacoustic processing: Noah Creshevsky; vocals, trumpet: Susan Watts, clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontorovich; violin, vocals: Amy Zakar; bass, vocals: Heather Chriscaden Versace; tenor sax, alto sax: Audrey Betsy Welber; trumpet: Ben Holmes; piano: Adrian Banner; drums: Gregg Mervine; samples: The Klez Dispensers; composition year: 2009; time: 4:04

Douglas Doherty: Pacific 462
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music & Video/2012
(electroacoustic music); recoded at the University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 1997; time: 8:50

Pete Stollery: Back to Square One
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Studio Circé of IMEB, Bourges, 2007; North East Scotland’s Festival of New Music Sound at the Mitchell Hall, University of Aberdeen, September 1, 2007; time: 10:17

Manuel Rocha Iturbide: Purusha-Prakriti
Cultures électroniques Vol. 19 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2012
(electroacoustic music); realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2006; time: 12:23


Martian Gardens – 06/18/2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG – Episode 077
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. 0 6:00 a.m.
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Carrie Rose: High Flyer (R. Erickson)
Books of Flutes
Smith Publications/2008
composer: Robert Erickson; solo flute: Carrie Rose; composition year: 1969; time: 5:50

Robert Erickson: String Quartet No. 1
I. (5:38)
II. (4:11)
III. (5:36)
Complete String Quartets
New World Records/2014
Del Sol Quartet (violins: Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki; viola: Charlton Lee; cello: Kathryn Bates); recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California, December 2013; composition year: 1950; total time: 16:10

Namaste Duo: Sulle Ali Delle Ombre (G. Bruni)
Different Visions
MPS Music & Video/2008
(composer: Giuseppe Bruni, for 2 clarinets and tape); Namaste Duo (clarinets: Guido Arbonelli, Paolo Gallipoli); time: 9:39

Esther Lamneck: Trio for Clarinet and Two Computers (Lippe/Lamneck)
I. 4:35
II. 2:42
III. 5:11
Cigar Smoke
Innova Recordings/2007
composers: Esther Lamneck, Corte Lippe; clarinet: Esther Lamneck; recorded at Vecchio Mulino Produzione; Lucca, Italy; 2002; composition year: 2002; time: 12:29

Morton Feldman: Piano Piece (to Philip Guston)
Aki Takahashi Plays Morton Feldman
Mode Records/1996
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at SUNY Purchase, December 1995; composition year: 1963; time: 3:54

Yvar Mikhashoff: Vertical Thoughts (M. Feldman)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
(composer: Morton Feldman); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1963; time: 3:36

John Cage: Spontaneous Earth
Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2002; composition year: 1944; time: 2:49

John Cage: Five
The Number Pieces 6
Mode Records/2012
(for unspecified instruments or voices); blown bottles: Essential Music (Judith Gordon, Maya Guniji, John Kennedy, Eric Kivnick; Charles Wood); recorded at SUNY Purchase, 1993-1994; composition year: 1988; time: 5:00

George Crumb: Softly and Tenderly
from American Songbook VII
A cycle of Hymns, Spirituals, Folk songs, and American Indian Chants
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; Orchestra 2001 (amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: Brenda Weckerly, Greg Giannascoli, David Nelson, William Kerrigan), conductor: James Freeman; recorded at Swarthmore College, October 2012; composition year: 2010 (lyrics: “Softly and Tenderly,” Will L. Thompson, published 1880); time: 8:28

George Crumb: Firefly Song
from American Songbook V: Voices from a Forgotten World
A cycle of American songs from north and south, east and west
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 15
Bridge Records/2011
mezzo-soprano: Jamie Van Eyck; Orchestra 2001 (amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion:
William Kerrigan, Susan Jones, David Nelson, Angela Nelson), conductor: James Freeman; recorded at Swarthmore College, October 2008; time: composition year: 2006 (lyrics: “Firefly, Oijibwe origins, American Primitive Music (1909); time: 1:31

Mary Jane Leach: Song of Sorrows
Ariadne’s Lament
New World Records/1998
(composer: M.J. Leach, under the influence of Monteverdi); The Booke Chapel Choir of Bucknell University, conductor: William Payn, Bucknell; lyrics: Ottavio Rinuccini, Mary Jane Leach; composition year: 1995; time: 8:00

Oöphoi: Dissolving in the Void
Electroacoustic Music Vol. VII (various artists)
Electroshock Records/2002
(composer: Gianluigi Gasparetti [Oöphoi], electroacoustic); composition year: 2000; time: 9:26

Jukka Ruohomäki: June Sessions Remix
Compendium International — Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2012
(electroacoustic); improvised electric guitar, MIDI-guitar: Mikko Räisänen; recorded and remixed at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition years: 2001, 2007; time: 12:44

The Legendary Pink Dots:
a. Prague Spring [instrumental] (3:26)
b. Leper Colony (6:26)
Shadow Weaver
Play It Again Sam/1992
synthesizers, keyboards, vocals, lyrics: Edward Ka-Spel; synthesizers, keyboards: Silverman; wind instruments: Neils Van Hoornblower; electric guitar: Martijn Van Kleer; bass guitar: Ryan Moore; violin: Patrick Q. Wright; recorded in The Netherlands; time: 9:52

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: Still, Again
A short chamber opera
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(electroacoustic); soprano: Peyee Chen; text, processing, interactive system, and multitrack tape: P.A. Tremblay; realized and recorded at the composer’s studio and the studios of the University of Huddersfield, UK; composition years: 2012, 2013; time: 14:07

Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: Amanem
MusicWorks #119 — Summer 2014 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
vocals, buzuq (Middle Eastern long-necked lute), electronics, processing: R.G. Moumneh; recorded at Hotel2Tango, Montreal; released under the AKA Jerusalem In My Heart, album title, “Mo7it Al-Mo7it,” (Constellation Records), 2013; time: 8:54

Lou Cohen:
a. Homage to Cage (8:43)
b. Symphony 6 (for Noah Creshevsky) (9:33)
Pogus Productions/2013
sampled instruments, MIDI keyboard: Lou Cohen; total time: 18:13

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Martian Gardens – 06/10/2014

Martian Gardens for June 8 & 11, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 8, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: June 11, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one

Current 93:
a. Those Flowers Grow
b. Stone Witness I
I Am The Last of All The Field That Fell
The Spheres/2014
vocals: David Tibet; piano: Reinier Van Houdt; saxophone: John Zorn; bass: James Blackshaw; guitar: Tony McPhee; organ: Jack Barnett; hurdy gurdy: Ossian Brown; drums: Carl Stokes; bass clarinet: Jon Seagrott; lyrics: David Tibet, Norbert Knox; total time: 8:43

J.K. Randall: Mudgett: Monologues by a mass murderer*
a. Electronic Prelude (3:00)
b. Toronto (6:57)
Computer Music (Randall/Vercoe/Dodge)
(for electronics and voice) soprano: Melinda Kessler; realized at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1965; time: total time: 10:02
*SET TWO TAINT RADIO and WMUA recurrent versions

In memory of James K. Randall (June 16, 1929 – May 29, 2014)

J.K. Randall: selections from 1st Gathering*
a. The Shadow knows (1:21)
b. Into a Stiff Wind (3:41)
c.Tintinnabulation (2:04)
A Garland of C-Sound
Open Space/2004
(for C-Sound software and synthesizer); recorded at Princeton University, 2004; total excerpts time: 7:05
*SET ONE TAINT Radio and WMUA recurrent versions

Gordon Mumma: Music from the Venezia Space Theatre
Studio Retrospect
Lovely Music, Ltd./2000
(electronic music for theater); composed and recorded in 1964 for the 27th Venezia Biennale of Teatro dell Spazio, September, 1964; time: 11:55

Musica Elettronica Viva: New Music America Festival (excerpt)
MEV 40 (1967 — 2007)
New World Records/2008
soprano saxophone: Steve Lacy; trombone: Garrett List; digital synthesizer, sampler, MAX/MSP software, Crackle Box: Richard Teitelbaum; sampler, MIDI keyboard, flugelhorn: Alvin Curran; piano: Frederic Rzewski; recorded at the Knitting Factory, New York City, November 15, 1989; excerpt time: 12:00

Melody Sumner Carnahan & Out of Context ensemble:
a. Mask (5:42)
b. Luggage (6:54)
One Inch equals 25 Miles
Burning Books/2005
words: Melody Sumner Carnahan; music: J.A. Deane; Out of Context (cornet: Jon Baldwin; sampler, live sampling: C.K. Barlow; oud, electronics: Stefan Dill; voice, acting: John Flax; cello: Katie Harlow; bassoon: Sam Rhodes; vocalist: Molly Sturges; viola: Alcia Ultan; drums, percussion: Jefferson Voorhees; sampler, uniflute, conductor: J.A. Deane); recorded at Outpost Recording Space, Albuquerque, December 10, 2004; time: 12:46

Brigitte Robindoré: L’Autel de la Perte et de la Transformation
CCMIX Paris — Xenakis/UPIC/Continuum [various artists]
Mode Records/2001
(electronic music); Brigette Robindoré: UPIC/CCMIX; Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis, Alford, France; composition year: 1993; time: 8:33

Horacio Vaggione: TILL
Musiques pour Piano et Electroacoustique
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1995
(for piano and electroacoustic music); piano: Philip Mead; realized at the IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 1991; time: 12:45

Elodie Lauten: Cat Counterpoint
Piano Works
Unseen Worlds/2010
piano, sequencer, sound loops: Elodie Lauten; composed and recorded in New York City, 1983; time: 3:23

Elodie Lauten: Heaven
Tronik Involutions
O.O. Discs/1996
(improvised/composed electronic music); time: 6:18

In memory of Elodie Lauten 1950 — 2014

David Borden: The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Part Twelve A
The Continuing Story of Counterpoint Parts 9-12
Cuneiform Records/1988
Performed by Mother Mallard (composer, synthesizers: David Borden; wind instruments: Les Thimming; voice: Ellen Hargis); recorded at Calf Audio, Ithaca, New York, composition year: 1987; time: 7:21

Laurie Spiegel: Folk Study
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012 (orig. LP Philo/1980)
synthesizer: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, February 1975; time: 2:03

Yver Mickhashoff: two pieces by La Monte Young
a. Study No. 2 (0:46)
b. Sarabande (3:14)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
(composer: La Monte Young) piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition years: a. 1959; b. 1959, revised 1989; total time: 4:00

Bernard Rands: selections from Preludes for piano
a. Ricercare (3:28)
b. Ostinato (2:49)
c. Bordone (1:44)
Piano Music (1960 — 2010)
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Robert Levin; recorded at SUNY Purchase, March — October, 2013; composition year: 2007; time: 8:00

Lions Gate Trio: Nocturne (from Angel Chant) (A. R. Thomas)
Piano Trios
Centaur Records/1999
composer: Augusta Read Thomas; Lions Gate Trio (piano: Florence Millet; violin: Katie Landsdale; cello: Scott Kluksdahl; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, New York City, November, 1997; composition year: 1991, revised: 1994; time: 7:28

Ken Thomson: Perpetual
a. Underlying (6:21)
b. Bad Idea (4:18)
c. Don Pullen says it’s OK (4:42)
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(string quartet); the JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; recorded at Flux Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2010; total time: 16:22

Peter Zummo:
a. Fresh Batteries (6:57)
b. Rocket Scientist (9:45)
Experimenting with Household Chemicals
XI Records/1995
trombone, voice: Peter Zummo; amplified cello, keyboard bass, voice: Arthur Russell; marimba, voice: Bill Ruyle; recorded at various locations 1987-1991; total time: 16:43

*TAINT RADIO version only

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Martian Gardens – 05/07/2014

Martian Gardens for May 4 & 7, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
(Live version returns to three hours, May 4, 2014)
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. (Eastern)
Webcast date: May 7, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one

George Crumb: Sun and Shadow
(Spanish Songbook II)
A cycle of five songs on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
I. Lazy River (Corriente Lenta) [3:53}
II. The Fly (Mosca) [2:29}
III. The Interrupted Concert (El Concertieto Interrumpido) [2:33]
IV. Dance of the Moon in Santiago (Danza da Lua en Santiago) [2:33]
V. Farewell (Despedida] [3:15}
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; texts: Garcia Lorca; recorded at Swarthmore College, July 2013; composition year: 2009; total time: 15:24

Arthur Levering: Drinking Songs
a. A Drinking Song [1:59]
b. Potatores exquisiti [3:57]
c. Le Vin Perdu [2:47]
d. Dronken [3:18]
Parallel Universe
New World Records/2014
mezzo-soprano: Krista River; harps: Franziska Huhn, Amanda Romano; pianos: Donald Berman, John McDonald; conductor: Scott Wheeler; texts: a. W.B. Yeats, b. Anon.(13th c. Bavaria), c. Paul Valéry, d. Anon. (14th c. England); recorded at Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University, May 29, 2009; composition year: 2005; time: 12:13

Ben Johnston: I Concentrate on You (C. Porter)
from Revised Standards
MicroFest Records/2014
composer: Cole Porter, 1940, arr. Ben Johnston, 1987; Eclipse String Quartet; time: 2:28

Elizabeth Brown: Three Arias from “A Bookmobile for Dreamers”
a. Bookmusic
b. Swamp Aria
c. Lullaby
New World Records/2013
theremin, tapes: Elizabeth Brown; recorded at the Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy, March 2012; composition year: 2011 (music to accompany animation by Lothar Osterburg); time: 6:55

Anne LeBaron: Concerto for Active Frogs
Rana, Ritual & Revelations
Mode Records/1992
(for frog sounds, male soloist, chorus, and ensemble) The New Music Consort, conductor: Anne Lebaron; tenor sax, animal calls: George Cartwright; trombone: Jim Stanley; percussion, tape: William Trigg; baritone voice: David Shea; chorus: Rodney Thomaston, Susan Botti, Adam Weisman, Julie Marti, Christina Wheeler, David Anthony, Debra Degenhardt, Michael Rosensky; originally recorded in 1975; composition year: 1975; time: 10:44

hour two

Eve Beglarian: Testy Pony
Songs from the River Project II
EVBVD Music/2012
voice: Eve Beglarian, text: Zachary Schomberg; violin: Ron Blessinger; cello: Hamilton Chaifetz; composition year: 2011; time: 3:53

Twisted Tutu: Touchtone Tony
Play Nice
O.O. Discs/1999
telephony, processing: Eve Beglarian, Ben Rubin; phone message: Touchtone Tony, the Hotline Homeboy; composition year: 1994; time: 1:43

David Hahn: Apocalypse Cow
Apocalypse Cow/Chernobyl
Fin Records/2011
sampling (Bush, Rumsfeld, aircraft, bombs, cows, pornografische Klänge): David Hahn; composition year: 2010; time: 1:39

Phillip Kent Bimstein: A Little Bit About My Cows
Garland Hirschi’s Cows
sampler: PKB, sampled voice: Garland Hirschi; sampled lowing: Garland Hirschi’s cows, Springdale, Utah; composition year: 1990; time: 2:47

Polly Moller: Cold Blood
60 x 60: 2004/2005 [various artists]
Vox Novus/2007
electronics, flute, voice, text: Polly Moller; time: 1:00

Annie Gosfield: Daughters of the Industrial Revolution (excerpt)
Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; cello: Felix Fan; drums, percussion: Ches Smith; percussion: Alex Lipowski; recorded at the Kitchen, New York City; composition year: 2011; time: 5:35

Secluded Bronte: Pistacchio (sic.)
Secluded in Jersey City
Pogus Productions/2013
found sounds, microphones, laptop: Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman, Richard Thomas; recorded at WFMU, New Jersey, November 7, 2002; time: 4:31

John Luther Adams: Sky with Four Suns
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
ETHEL (violins: Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson); recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, July 2011; composition year: 2010; time: 4:25

James Tenney: Mallets in the Air
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
Partch diamond marimba (in just intonation): Erin Barnes; Formalist Quartet (violins: Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Tholl; viola: Mark Menzies; cello: Ashley Walters); recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 2002; time: 4:40

James Tenney: Percussion Response (with Ergodos I)
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy
Mode Records/2007
(for computer music and percussion); percussion: Tobias Liebezeit; recorded in the Netherlands, 2007; composition year: 1964; time: 8:42

Peter Batchelor: Nebula (from Kaleidoscope: Cycle)
Pogus Productions/2013
(electroacoustic music); realized at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, composition year: 2012; time: 13:17

hour three

Maggi Payne: Electric Ice
Experimental Music Studios 1958 — 2008 [various artists]
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of
the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios [boxed set]
U. of Ill. EMS/2008
electronics, synthesizers: Maggi Payne; recorded at the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios, Urbana-Champaign, 2008; time: 6:31

Barbara Golden & Melody Sumner Carnahan:
At the Corner of Alive & Jesus (2nd 1/2)
At the Corner of Alive & Jesus
Burning Books/2001
music, narration: Barbara Golden; text: Melody Sumner Carnahan; vocals: Barbara Golden, Sheila Davies, Barney Jones; keyboards: Barbara Golden; percussion: William Winant; guitar: Larry Polansky; flute: Maggi Payne; viola, violin: Mary Oliver; saxophone: George Brooks; additional voice: K. Atchley; additional narration: Robert Ashley, David Cremin; remasterering: Maggi Payne, ABC, Sydney, Australia; premiered at The Lab, San Francisco, 1988; excerpt time: 18:00

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Le Jardin de Jérôme
Mother Tongue
computer music composed and recorded at the Bourges Institute of Electroacoustic Music Studios, France; composition year: 2001; time: 111:50

Xenia Pestova: On the Impossibility of Reflection (S. Wilson)*
Shadow Piano
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano and electronics, composer: Scott Wilson); piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK; composition year: 2011; time: 12:40

Ikue Mori: Kaleidoscope*
computer, drum machine: Ikue Mori; recorded in Brooklyn, December 2000; time: 3:10

*TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

– FIN –

Martian Gardens – 04/16/2014

hour one

Mary Kathleen Ernst: Mosquito (Jing Jing Luo)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Jing Jing Luo; piano: MKE; composition year: 1991; time: 5:26

Tim Hodgkinson: Jo-Ha-Kyu
Mode Records/2014
(for string quartet, harp, trombone, synthesizer, and glass); Ne(x)tworks, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Issue Project Room, New York City, April 18, 2010; composition years: 2000-2010; time: 15:56

Catherine Jauniaux & Tim Hodgkinson:
a. Infant Sorrow (2:47)
b. The dancers under the hill (3:07)
Ad Hoc/2005 (orig. WOOF LP/1983)
a. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; bassoon, sopranino sax: Lindsay Cooper; percussion, vibraphone, xylophone: Dominic Weeks; percussion, clarinet, piano: Tim Hodgkinson; text: William Blake; b. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; organ, viola: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Cold Storage Studio, London, summer 1983; total excerpts time: 5:56

Melody Sumner Carnahan: Try Being Alive in THIS World
Try Being Alive in THIS World (e.p)
Burning Books/2011
words: MSC; voice: Elizabeth Wiseman; sound design: Dino J.A. Deane; voice recorded at Mayhem Studios, October 12, 2006; sound recorded at MOV-IN Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 11, 2006; realized for CD, February 27, 2007; time: 10:05

Fortner Anderson & Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10
Les Blocs errants/2012
words, voice: Fortner Anderson; electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 7:22

Glenn Kotche: The Haunted, Movement 4: Hive
Cantaloupe Music/2014
percussion: Matthew Duvall, Doug Perkins, Glenn Kotche; recorded at Ganz Hall, Institute of Chicago, 2011; time: 3:32

hour two

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

Wendy Mae Chambers: Mamman Brigitte
New World Records/1998
percussion: Michael Pugliese, Randy Crafton, Jason Cirker, Charles Kiger, Andy Bowman, Kory Grossman, Mark Belair, Dan McMillan, Frank Cassara, David Cossin, Jimmy Musto, Dominic Donato, conductor: Howard Van Hyning; recorded at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, July 21, 1994; time: 4:42

Gloria Coates: Aria: “Junge Witwe” (from The Force for Peace in War)
Inidan Sounds
New World Records/2002
soprano: Sigune von Osten; Musica-viva ensemble Dresden, conductor: Jürgen Wirmann; text: Charlotte Hagedorn (Berlin, 1941); recorded at Munich Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Gasteig cultural center, February 27, 1992; composition year: 1973; time: 5:00

Paul Rudy: Sun’s Soliloquy
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
(electroacoustic music); composition year 2012; time: 7:02

Mara Helmuth: The Edge of Noise
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36 [various artists]
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Mara Helmuth: Sound Collaborations
Centaur Records/2007
(for ensemble and computer music); performed by the NeXT Ens, conductor: Mara Helmuth; recorded at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2004; time: 7:45

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4, “March No. 2″
The Works for Percussion I
Mode Records/2011
(for 12 radios, first version); CCM Percussion Ensemble, conductor: James Culley; recorded at Werner Concert Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2006; composition year: 1942; time: 4:26

Benjamin Boretz: Downtime
Open Space 31 (Postlude/Downtime/The Memory of All That)
Open Space/2014
(for piano and electronic percussion); piano: Ian Pace; recorded in London, 2012; composition year: 2005; time: 19:53 (WMUA live 10:00)

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Boretz, Continued

Cindy McTee: Introduction: On with The Dance
(Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, Mvt. I)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, and other works
Naxos Records/2013
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leonard Slatkin; recorded at the Fisher Music Center, Detroit, May 2012; composition year: 2002; time: 8:20

Felix Mendelssohn: “Ruy Blas” Concert Overture, op. 95
Lento-Allegro molto
Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies – 7 Overtures (boxed set)
Deutsche Grammophon/2002
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Claudio Abbado; recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London, November 1986; composition year: 1839; time: 8:39

In memory of Claudio Abbado (June 26, 1933 — January 20, 2014)

Luigi Nono: Como una ola fuerza y luz (abridged)
(Like a wave of strength and light)
a. Beginning (2:33)
b. Interno dolce (1:47)
c. Duro deciso (2:14)
d. Piano Entry (6:55)
e. Dolcissimo sereno (2:11)
f. Orchestra Entry (10:02)
g. Orchestra and Piano Entry (4:20)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; total abridged time: 25:38

Arnold Schoenberg: Peripetie: Sehr rasch
(from Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16)
Schönberg / Messiaen
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hans Zender, recorded at Frankfurt Singakademie; composition year: 1909; time: 2:29

– FIN –

Martian Gardens – 04/9/2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: April 9, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one

George Crumb: from Makrokosmos, Volume I, Part Three
a. The Abyss of Time (Virgo) (2:41)
b. Spring-Fire (Aries) (1:29)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 8
Bridge Records/2005
amplified piano: Robert Shannon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total excerpts time: 4:10

Judith Shatin: Hoshech Al P’ney HaTehom
(Darkness Upon the Face of Deep)
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
electronic music: Judith Shatin; composition year: 1990; time: 11:13

Alice Shields: Sacrifice
Apocalypse — An Electronic Opera
voice, text, keyboards, synthesizers: Alice Shields; electric guitar: Jim Matus; recorded at Quality Studios and the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 9:58

Ingram Marshall: Cortez
Ikon and Other Early Works
New World Records/2000
tape music: Ingram Marshall; text, voice: Don McCaig; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 8:29

Jay Batzner: Near Burning
Electronic Music Midwest [various artists]
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
fixed media: Jay Batzner; composition year: 2005; time: 7:56

Jorge Reyes: Omeyocan, Lugar 2
El Costumbre
Extreme Records/1993
percussion, body percussion, spirit catcher, Aztec ocarina: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City; composition year: 1992; time: 4:17

hour two
Updated April 6, 2014, 23:50

Somei Satoh: Burning Meditation
From the Depth of Silence
Mode Records/2004
baritone: Thomas Buckner; The Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Petr Kotik; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, May 7, 2003; text: Kazuko Shiraishi; composition year: 1993; time: 12:11

David Lang: from Death Speaks
a. Death Speaks 2: I Hear You (3:45)
b. Death Speaks 3: Mist is Rising (5:02)
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
bass drum, vocals: Shara Worden; guitar: Bryce Dessner; piano: Nico Muhly; violin, vocals: Owen Pallett; composition year: 2012; total excerpts time: 8:47

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

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning: Etude III (for keyboard & two oranges)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
piano: David Rosenboom; recorded at the composer’s studio, CalArts, June 18, 2012, composition year: 1980; time: 6:15

Vijay Iyer:
a. Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea (7:33)
b. When We’re Gone (3:27)
ECM Records/2014
piano, electronics: Vijay Iyer; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, September 2013; total excerpts time: 11:00

Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti:*
a. A Glimpse (2:05)
b. Internal Static Bursts (3:38)
57 Minutes to Silence
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, electronics: Artemiy Artemiev, Christopher De Laurenti; total excerpts time: 5:43
*WMUA Live version only

Philippe Auclair: Le Creux de L’Enfer
Compendium International — Bourges 2006 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2006
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 2006; time: 10:03

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Artemiy Artemiev & Phillip B. Klingler: Broken Sleep in the Fracture Zone
A Moment of Infinity
Electroshock Records/2002
synthesizers, Artemiy Artemiev, Phillip B. Klingler; composition year: 2001; time: 11:07

Helmut Lachenmann: Grido
Complete String Quartets
Mode Records/2014
The JACK Quartet; Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Köln, October 31, 2007; time: 25:24

Iannis Xenakis: Anemoessa
50 Years of Holland Festival — A Dutch Miracle (boxed set)
(for mixed choir and orchestra); Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Netherlands Radio, conductor: Richard Dufallo; recorded a Concertgebouw Amsterdam, June 16, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 12:04 (sans applause)

Iannis Xenakis: Diamorphoses
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1957; time: 6:53

Iannis Xenakis: Concret PH
Electronic Music
Electronic Music Foundation/1997
electronic music composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1958; time: 2:42

– FIN –

Martian Gardens – 03/19/2014

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Saturdays 3-6 a.m.
Archived editions of Martian Gardens Thursdays 2-5 a.m. & Sundays 3-6 a.m.
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

hour one

In fond memory of Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 — March 3, 2014)
Martian Gardens will feature works by the late Robert Ashley on the current and next two programs.

Robert Ashley: Sonata
Music from the ONCE Festival 1961-1966 [various artists]
New World Records/2003
piano: Robert Ashley; recorded at the ONCE Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25, 1961; composition years: 1959-1960; time: 7:44

Jacqueline Humbert: Empty Words (R. Ashley)
Lovely Music, Ltd./2004
composer: Robert Ashley; voice: Jacqueline Humbert; electronics, processing, edition: David Rosenboom, Sam Ashley; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Recording Studio, CalArts, Los Angeles and David Rosenboom’s studio, CalArts; composition year: 1962; time: 3:08

Robert Ashley and Paul De Marinis:
In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (excerpt)
In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women
Lovely Music, Ltd./2004 (orig. Cramps Records LP/1974)
poem: John Barton Wolgamot (1944); recitation: Robert Ashley; Moog synthesizer: Paul De Marinis; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, 1973; composition year: 1972; excerpt time: 5:30

Robert Ashley: Automatic Writing (excerpt)
Automatic Writing
Lovely Music, Ltd./1996
synthesizer, electronics: Robert Ashley; voices: Robert Ashley, Mimi Johnson; composition years: 1974-1979; excerpt time: 5:00

Robert Ashley: O Mesopotamia
Concrete — An Opera
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
orchestra samples design, live mixing, processing: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; voices: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara; composition year: 2006; time: 4:15

Tim Hodgkinson: Ulaaraar
Mode Records/2014
(for bass clarinet and strings); violas: Ioan-Marius Lacraru, Cornelia Petroiu; cellos: Theodor Iancu, Andrei Klvu; basses: Ion and Ciprian Ghita; small gong: anonymous; bass clarinet, conducting: Tim Hodgkinson: recorded at the Music Nova Festival, Sinaia, Romania; October 9, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 9:33

Ben Johnston: The Long String (from Parable)
Ruminations – Music in Just Intonation
MicroFest Records/2014
voice: Karen Clark; clarinet: Jim Sullivan; violin: Sarah Thornblade; text: Rumi; composition year: 2000; time: 11:31

hour two

Taylor Ho Bynum 7-Tette: Zade-Wuk
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII)
Firehouse 12/2013
cornet: Taylor Ho Bynum; alto saxophone: Jim Hobbs; bass trombone, tuba: Bill Lowe; electric guitar: Mary Halvorson; acoustic bass: Ken Filiano; drums, vibraphone: Thomas Fumiwara; drums, vibraphone: Chad Taylor; recorded at Firehouse 12, New Haven, Connecticut; 2013; time: 14:08

Alexander Berne & The Abandoned Orchestra: Amphibiana
Self Referentials 1 & 2
Innova Recordings/2012
all instruments: Alexander Berne; recorded at Mirabella Studios, Florida; time: 5:55

For St. Patrick’s Day

John Cage: Roaratorio Part Two
From Roaratorio — An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake
Roaratorio; Laughtears
Mode Records/2002 (orig. 1992)
singer: Joe Heaney; Uillean pipes: Seamus Ennis; fiddle: Paddy Glackin;
flute: Matt Molloy; bodhran: Peadher Mercier, Mell Mercier; voice, 62-track tape: J. Cage; texts: James Joyce; premiered at West German Radio, Cologne, October 22, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 16:14

Joseph Kubera: Fences, In Three Tragedies (S.S. Smith)
I. Personal Tragedy (2:48)
II. Community Tragedy (1:53)
III. Country Tragedy (2:52)
Book of Horizons
New World Records/2014
(for piano) composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2-3, 2013; composition year: 1998; total time: 7:30

Drew Krause: Airline
Innova Recordings/2007
(for computer and alto sax); alto saxophone: Taimur Sullivan; recorded at Abeshouse Studios, Pelham, New York, February 2005, composition year: 1995; time: 6:32

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

James Mobberley: Study for Vox Inhumana
Music from SEAMUS, Volume 11 (various artists)
(for electroacoustic music); composition year: 2000; time: 4:16

Eric Moe: Teeth of the Sea
Strange Exclaiming Music
(for two conga drums); percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, April 22, 2007; composition year: 2003; time: 3:35

Francis Dhomont: Scherzo (giocoso)
Frankenstein Symphony
(for tape collage and electroacoustic music); premiered in Berlin, Germany, June 13, 1997; composition year: 1997; time: 14:30

Andrew Lewis: Scherzo
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for electroacoustic music); realized in 1992 and revised in 1993 at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of The University of Birmingham, UK; premiered at the Concert Room, School of Music, University of East Anglia, Norwich, June 29, 1992; time: 8:18

Paul Lansky: Partita
I. Preamblum (3:47)
II. Allemande (4:52)
III. Pavane (4:39)
IV. Gigue (4:55)
Notes to Self
Bridge Records/2013
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: Mari Yoshinaga; recorded at Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, July 2012; time: 18:23

David Starobin: Sufi Dance (J. Harvey)
Bridge Records/1998
composer: Jonathan Harvey; guitar: David Starobin; recorded at Master Sound, Astoria, New York, 1997-1998; composition year: 1997; time: 1:50

– FIN –

Martian Gardens – 02/26/2014

(updated February 23, 2014 @ 10:56 p.m.)

Yvar Mikhashoff: A Boat Slowly Sailing (E. Krenek)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
composer: Ernst Krenek (from Twelve Short Piano Pieces, Op. 83); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1938; time:2:43

Xenia Pestova: X (J. Young)
Shadow Piano — Music for Piano/Toy Piano & Electronics
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano and electroacoustic sounds) composer: John Young; piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK, composition year: 2010; time: 12:21

John Young: Interlude I
Arrivederci/Ricordiamo Forli
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
(electroacoustic music from Recordiamo Forli); realized at Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; premiered on Radio New Zealand’s ConcertFM program, July 25, 2006; time: 1:52

Benjamin Boretz and Mary Lee Roberts: I Say (piano tape from Dialogue)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers’ Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from The Purposes and Politics of Engaging Strangers); recorded at Willamette University, December 6, 1991; time: 4:30

Benjamin Boretz: Inhabit (excerpt)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from Three for composers’ ensemble) The Bard Composers’ Ensemble (Tildy Bayar, Benjamin Boretz, Sebastian Collett, John Hopkins, Mary Lee Roberts, Catherine Schieve, Chuck Stein, Paul Winkler) composition year: 1992; recorded April 27, 1992; excerpt time: 3:25
*Reverse order on WMUA live version

Concert Imaginaire:
a. IntroOverture (1:20)
b. The Massacre of Suns (2:22)
Fortune’s Wheel
Fin Records/2014
electric guitar: David Hahn; electric bass, upright bass: Nick David; violin, electric violin: Ruthie Dornfeld; drums, percussion: Becca Baggenstoss, keyboards, tambura, percussion; speaking voices (on a.): Juliette and Alain; voice (on b.): Maria Mannisto; text (b.): Emily Dickinson; recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, March 2012; total time: 3:42

Charlie Morrow: Marilyn Monroe Collage
XI Records/2011
sound collage: Charlie Morrow, composed for the Homage to Marilyn Monroe exhibit, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, December 1967; time: 17:35


Henry Gwiazda: thefLuteintheworLdthefLuteistheworLd
Innova Recordings/1996
electronic flute: Anne La Berge; sound effects: Henry Gwiazda; composition year: 1995; time: 4:22

Anne La Berge: ur_DU
New World Records/2011
flute, voice, electronics: Anne La Berge; vocals: Stephie Büttrich; text: Marie Curie (letter) recorded at Studio VOLSAP and Studio 150, Amsterdam, summer 2009; time: 14:15

Joseph Klein: Prime Set
Improbable Encounters
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: Bruce Hamilton; recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, November 1989; composition year: 1985; time: 3:36

Michael Lipsey: King of Denmark (M. Feldman)
So Long, Thanks…
Capstone Records/2008
composer: Morton Feldman; percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded at David Cossin’s apartment, New York City; composition year: 1964; time: 6:55

John Cage: The Ten Thousand Things (excerpt)
The Ten Thousand Things
Microfest Records/2013
narrator: John Cage; prepared piano: Vicki Ray; prepared piano: Aron Kallay; double bass: Tom Peters; percussion: William Winant; Cage’s narration recorded at UCLA, 1962; other instruments for The Ten Thousand Things recorded at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, Mills College in Oakland, Second Story Studios in Venice, CA, and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, CA; engineer: John Schneider (except Matt Snyder at Private Island Trax); recorded 2008-2012; composition years: 1954, 1955, 1956; excerpt time: 10:20

John Cage: Axioms (from Fads and Fancies at the Academy)*
a. The pupil is eager to learn (3:11)
b. The pupil is constitutionally lazy (2:21)
c. We deal with the total child (2:46)
The Lost Works
Mode Records/1997
Essential Music (piano, handclaps: Judith Gordon; snare drum, handclaps, whistling: John Kennedy; tom toms, washtub, string piano, handclaps, whistling, voice: Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, January 1994; composition year: 1940; time: 8:10
*WMUA Live version only

TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
(Updated February 25, 2014)

Mary Jane Leach: Ariadne’s Lament
Ariadne’s Lament
New World Records/1998
New York Treble Singers, conductor: Virginia Davidson; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, composition year: 1993; time: 8:12

Arvo Pärt: Beatus Patronius
Adam’s Lament
(for two choirs, eight woodwinds, tubular bells, and string orchestra) Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste; recorded at Niguliste Church, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2011; composition years: 1990, 2011; time: 5:16

Giacinto Scelsi: selections from Uaxuctum –
The Legend of the Mayan City which they themselves
destroyed for religious reasons –
a. 1st Movement (6:13)
b. 2nd Movement (3:59)
The Orchestral Works 2
Mode Records/2007
(for ondes Martenot, seven percussionists, timpanist, chorus, and 23 musicians) Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Peter Rundel; recorded at the Festival Wien Modern, Konzerthaus Vienna, November 4, 2005; composition year: 1966; total excerpt time: 12:12

Ingram Marshall: Fog Tropes
Fog Tropes-Gradual Requiem-Gambuh I
New Albion Records/1988 (orig. 1984)
(for brass sextet, fog horns, and ambient sounds) trumpets: Jim Miller, Tim Wilson; trombones: Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly; French horns: William Klingelhofer, Brian McCarty; conductor: John Adams; recorded in and around San Francisco; composition years: 1979-1982; time: 9:50

Meredith Monk: Passage
ECM Records/2008
The Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble (Silvie Jensen, Allison Sniffin, Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Ching Gonzalez, The Bleckmann, Sasha Bogdanowitsch); recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January 2007; time: 1:51

David Lang: Depart
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
vocals: Elizabeth Farnum, Katie Geissinger, Alexandra Montano, Alex Sweeton; cellos: Maya Beiser; composition year: 2002; time: 18:13

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: selections from La rupture inéluctable
a. Memento mori (3:15)
b. Timor mortis conturbat me (2:00)
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for bass clarinet, processing, interactive system, and multitrack tape) bass clarinet: Heather Roche; realized at the composer’s studio and the University of Huddersfield, UK, 2010-2011; premiered at McGill University, Montreal, November 3, 2011; total excerpts time: 5:15

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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

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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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