Martian Gardens – 12/31/2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. EST
Webcast date: December 31, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

Linda Dusman: O Star Spangled Stripes
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo (piano: Paul Hoffmann; percussion: Tom Goldstein); composition year: 2004 (parodies referred: “The Stars and Stripes Forever” [J.P. Sousa, 1897], “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” [Patrick Gilmore, 1863], “You’re a Grand Old Flag” [George M. Cohan, 1906], “The Star Spangled Banner” [John Stafford Smith, 1780; Francis Scott Key, 1814]); time: 8:46

The Legendary Pink Dots: So Gallantly Screaming
Play It Again Sam/1985
rock band, violins, tape collage (LPD); text, voice: Edward Ka Spel; time: 11:11

The Residents: The Stars and Stripes Forever (J.P. Sousa)
The American Composers Series, Volume II
The Stars and Hank Forever
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Ralph Records LP/1986)
composer John Philip Sousa; synthesizers, percussion: The Residents; published 1897; time: 3:10

Mathew Rosenblum: The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata)
a. Kam
b. The Runaway Universe
c. Caitlin Looked Up at the Sky
d. Interlude
e. Market Fundamentalists
f. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Heavens
g. Last Contact
h. The Big Rip (instrumental)
i. The Big Rip (continued)
j. Kam
Circadian Rhythms
New World Records/2012
Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet with drum machine and numerous samples; (texts: a,j. Paul Celan: “Engführung”; b. Donald Goldsmith: “The Runaway Universe”; c,g, i. Stephen Baxter: “Last Contact”; e. Internet chat; f. Book of Isiah); recorded at SWR Studios, Freiberg, Germany, July 3, 2010; composition year: 2009; time: 19:08

Annette Vande Gorn: Giocoso (from Vox Alia)
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized from 1992-2000 at the Metamorphoses d’Orphee studo, Ohain, Belgium with sound material obtained from the SYTER and MARS systems of the INA-GRM studios, Paris; composition year: 1992; movement time: 5:04

Elizabeth Anderson: Mouvement 1 (from Les forges de l’invisble)
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized in 2002-2003 at the multichannel electroacoustic studio of City University London, and the Studio Akousma of the Academy of Soignies, Belgium; premiered February 25, 2003, at the Electroacoustic Concert at City University London; sound material developed at Centre de création musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris, 2000; movement time: 7:43

Morton Subotnick: Butterfly No. 3
Volume 3 — Electronic Works
Until Spring: Revisited; 4 Butterflies
Mode Records/2011
composition for 4-Channel tape (original mix 1973; new mix 2011); time: 7:21

Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
The Wanderer
Important Records/2007 (orig. Lovely Music, Ltd. LP/1984)
harmonium: Heloise Gold; accordion: Julia Haines; concertina: Linda Montano; bandoneon: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at “Lovely Music Live,” Marymount Manhattan Theatre, January 27, 1983; composition year: 1975; time: 14:00

John Luther Adams: Above Sunset Pass (from The Wind in High Places)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Oktaven Audio Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; composition year: 2011; time: 7:25

Aki Onda: The Sun Clings to the Earth and There is No Darkness
Cassette Memories Volume 3 — South of the Border
Important Records/2012
field recordings, tape collage: Aki Onda; recorded at Fotòfono and mixed at the composer’s home, Brooklyn, New York, 2009-2011; time: 10:28

Coil: Herald
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1986
for tape collage; marching band, Acapulco, Mexico; time: 1:03

Ron Nagorcka: Modulations
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
(for tape, synthesizers, live electronics, and modulated tape outtakes); composition years: 1974, 1983, 2012 (original composition commissioned for the Melbourne Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1974); time: 6:01

Zoviet France: Palace of Ignitions
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
sounds, instruments, processing: Robin Storey; recorded in Newcastle, UK, April 1987; time: 2:12

Beequeen: The Centipede Song
Port Out Starboard Home
Important Records/2011
voice: Olga Wallis; sounds, treatments: Frans de Waard; instruments, treatments, voice: Freek Kinkelaar; recorded in Holland; time: 3:28

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; composition years: 2003-2008; excerpt time: 15:54

Steven Schick: Six Japanese Gardens (K. Saariaho)
a. Tenju-an Garden of Nanzen-ji Temple (3:08)
b. Many Pleasures (Garden of the Kinkaku-ji) (1:16)
c. Dry Mountain Stream (3:06)
d. Rock Garden of Garden of Ryoan-ji (2:17)
e. Moss Garden of the Saiho-ji (1:33)
f. Stone Bridges (2:55)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Kaija Saariaho; solo percussion: Steven Schick; composition year: 1995; time: 19:00

Paul Lansky: from Threads
a. Chorus III (3:17)
b. Choral Prelude (Aria IV) (4:34)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total excerpts time: 7:52

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Martian Gardens – 09/10/2014

Martian Gardens for September 7 & 10, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. — 12:30 a.m. EDT)

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Song
from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1
The Complete Violin Duos
Nuema Records/1993
violins: János Négyesy, Päivikki Nykter; composition year: 1931; time: 0:43

János Négyesy: Bittersweet Music II (Bun-Ching Lam)
Solo Violin Recital
Acourant Records/2006
composer: Bun-Ching Lam; violin: János Négyesy; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego, June 2005; composition year: 1981; time: 12:32

Bun-Ching Lam: Run
Heidelberg Concerts
Mutable Music/2011
pipa: Min Xiao Fen; recorded in Heidelberg, Germany, 2009; composition year: 1993; time: 7:25

Chris Newman: Symphony
Mode Records/2014
Ensemble KNM Berlin (flute: Rebecca Lenton; clarinet: Winfried Rager; xylophone: Thomas Meixner; piano: Holger Groschopp; trumpet: Markus Schwind; trombone: Andrew Digby; double bass: Arnuff Ballhorn); conductor: Steffen Tast; recorded at the Studio für elektroakustische Musik; Berlin, January 2004; composition year: 1981; time: 12:00

Iannis Xenakis: Xas
Ensemble Music 2
Mode Records/1996
(for saxophone quartet); members of ST-X Ensemble Xenakis USA; soprano saxophone: Susan Cook; alto saxophone: John Engerbretson; tenor saxophone: Shawn Tracy; baritone saxophone: Mathew Cashman; recorded at Streeterville Studio, Chicago, September 15, 1996; composition year: 1987; time: 8:56

Steven Schick: Watershed I (1st 1/4) (R. Reynolds)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Roger Reynolds; percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego; composition year: 1995; excerpt time: 7:10

Meehan/Perkins Duo & the Baylor Percussion Group:
Percussion Music (G. Strang)
I. Alla marcia (2:39)
II. Moderato (2:47)
III. Rondino (1:44)
Restless, Endless, Tactless
Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
composer: Gerald Strang; percussion: Meehan/Perkins Duo, Baylor Percussion Group, recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 9, 2010; composition year: 1936; total time: 7:10

Wendy Mae Chambers: Fire-Breathing Serpent
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: 4:56

Otto Laske: Furies and Voices
a. Prelude
b. Scherzo
c. Song
Electro Acoustic Music VI (various artists)
Neuma Records/1999
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 1990; time: 10:27

Robert Scott Thompson: Unwoven
Relaxed Machinery/2014
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 2014; time: 9:09

Victoria Jordanova: Outer Circles, part 6
Outer Circles
Innova Recordings/2004
ham radio signal collage: Victoria Jordanova; recorded in Rome, Italy; composition year: 2004; time: 8:03

Odeya Nini: There are so many things that I have to tell you
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
text, voice, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at California Institute of the Arts, June 2012; time: 9:52

Biosphere: The things I tell you
All Saints/1997
electronics, voice, text: Geir Jenssen; recorded at Aurora Lydstudio, Tromsdalen, Norway; time: 6:17

Françoise Barrière: Musique pour le Temps de Noël (Yuletide Music)
Series Chrysopée Electronique – Bourges
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1992
(for viola, cello, saxophone, percussion, and tape); members of Ensemble 2e2m (viola: Alain Dubois; cello: Marcus Jenny; saxophone: Kemicho Muto; percussion: Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Alain Savouret; recorded at the 9th International Festival of Experimental Music, Bourges, court of the Jacques Cœur Palace, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 16:16

Gonzalo Biffarella: Mestizaje
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1997
(musique concrete); recorded at LIPM (Research and Musical Production Laboratory – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983-1984; time: 8:11

John Luther Adams: At a Still Point
The Place We Began
Cold Blue Music/2009
(musique concrete); composed in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Los Angeles, 2008, time: 12:32

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit, part 4
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(for percussion, air raid sirens, and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 9:33

Meehan/Perkins Duo: Table of Contents (D. Lang)*
Travel Diary
Bridge Records/2011
(composer: David Lang); percussion: The Meehan/Perkins Duo; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco Texas, January 2010; composition year: 2008; time: 8:57

Lou Harrison: Fugue*
Drums Along the Pacific
New Albion Records/2003
performed by the William Winant Percussion Group; recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, August, 1993; composition year: 1942; time: 3:55

*TAINT Radio version only

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Martian Gardens – 08/27/2014

Martian Gardens for August 24 & 27, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. — 12:30 a.m. EDT)

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Fifth House Ensemble: Perpetual Spark (A. Shapiro)
Cedille Records/2014
composer: Alex Shapiro; Fifth House Ensemble (flute: Melissa Snoza; violin: Andrew Williams; viola: Clark Carruth; cello: Herine Coetzee; bass: Eric Snoza; piano: Jani Parsons); recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, 2013; composition year: 2011; time: 6:53

Robert Erickson: Corfu
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: 1986; time: 22:28

Robert Morris: Arc for String Quartet
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Baird Hall, SUNY Buffalo, October 13, 2009; composition year: 1988; time: 15:28

Harry Partch: Harry Partch introduces the 1953 premiere (excerpt)
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014
recorded at KPFA FM, Berkeley, 1953; total excerpt time: 2:55

Harry Partch: Castor & Pollux
A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini
a. Leda & the Swan (Insemination) [1:53]
b. Conception [1:51]
c. Incubation [1:51]
d. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg [1:53]
e. Leda & the Swan (Insemination) [1:50]
f. Conception [1:51]
g. Incubation [1:52]
h. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg [2:00]
Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include — diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 14:58

Lou Harrison: Short Set from “Lazarus Laughed”
a. Caligula’s Dream (1:34)
b. Miriam (1:36)
c. Round Dance (2:02)
Works 1939-2000
Mode Records/2003
flute, alto flute: Leta Miller; cello: Karen Andrie; celesta: Michael McGushin; recorded at the recital hall at the University of Santa Cruz, 2001; composition year: 1999; total time: 5:12

Henry Cowell: Sound Form No. 1
Dancing with Henry
Mode Records/2001
flute: Leta Miller; clarinet: Mark Brandenburg; bassoon: Jane Orzel; percussion: Russell Greenberg, Michael Strunk; recorded at the recital hall of the University of California Santa Cruz, January 2000; composition year: 1937; time: 4:51

Philip Glass & Allen Ginsberg: Nagasaki Days (Everybody’s Fantasy)
Hydrogen Jukebox
The Philip Glass Vocal Ensemble; flute: Carol Winenc; reeds: Andrew Sterman; percussion: Frank Cassara, James Pugliese; keyboards, conductor: Martin Goldray; recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1992-1993; time: 4:56

Phil Kline: Wondrous Love
John The Revelator
A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart vocal group; Ethel string quartet; recorded at the Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; music, lyrics: traditional, arr. Kline; time: 2:42

Phil Kline: selections from Zippo Songs
a. Ours is Not (4:36)
b. Been to Hell (2:30)
Zippo Songs
Airs of War and Lunacy
Cantaloupe Music/2004
vocals: Theo Bleckmann; violin: Todd Reynolds; guitar: Phil Kline; percussion: David Cossin; recorded in New York City, September 2003; music, lyrics: Phil Kline; total excerpts time: 7:06

Jon Hassell: Chor Moiré
Dream Theory in Malaya
EG Records/1981
electronically filtered trumpet: Jon Hassell; recorded at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981; time: 2:15

Ilia Belorukou: Gnat
I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us
electronics, processed saxophone:Ilia Belorukou; recorded in Saint-Petersburg, Russia; time: 5:53

Robert Scott Thompson: Waters and the Wild
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:47

Robert Scott Thompson: Monk Gazes at Moon
Poesis Athesis
Lens Records/2008
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 5:29

Paul Rubenstein: The Garden Still Sleeps
Soundtrack to Travels with H
A series of short films by Raeshma Razvi
instruments, composition: Paul Rubenstein; recorded in Seattle, time: 3:45

Rapoon: Cello Yellow
Cultural Forgeries
Alrealon Musique/2014
cello, percussion, processing: Robin Storey; time: 4:05

Erdem Helvacioğlu: An Unmeasured Loss of Acumen
Esther’s Memory
Aucourant Records/2013
instruments, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; percussion: Stuart Gerber; recorded at the CARA studios, Georgia State University, Atlanta; November, 2010; time: 4:45

Erdem Helvacioğlu: Shattered Snow Globe
Eleven Short Stories
Innova Recordings/2012
prepared piano, processing: Erdem Helvacioğlu; recorded at Robert College Suna Koçak Theater Hall, Istanbul, Turkey; time: 5:08

Brian Eno: Little Fishes
Another Green World
E.G.-Jem/1987 (org. Island Records LP/1975)
prepared piano, Farfisa organ: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 1:30

Brian Eno with Rick Holland: Fierce Aisles of Light
Drums Between the Bells
Warp Records/2011
electronics, voice: Brian Eno; poem, voice: Rick Holland,voices: Nick Robertson, Anastasia Afomina; recorded in London, 2011; time: 2:32

Odeya Nini: Dalai
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
voice, whistling, vocalizations, noises, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at Joshua Tree, California, September 25, 2012; time: 6:16

Alain Savouret: 1st Book of Illusions
Alain Savouret
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2004
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, France, 1987; time: 19:40

Gilles Gobeil: La Nuit*
from Ombres, espaces, silences…
Trois Songes
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) in Germany, winter 2005, premiered at trans_canada, ZKM, February 12, 2005; time: 2:58
* WMUA version only

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Martian Gardens – 08/06/2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 3, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT; repeats Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Webcast date: August 6, 2014
See program schedule for archived editions of Martian Gardens.

Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Robert Erickson: Summer Music
Orchestral, Chamber, & Vocal Music
Naxos Records/2007 (orig. 1990)
(for violin and tape); violin: Mia Wu; recorded at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut, June 1989; composition year: 1974; time: 15:41

John Luther Adams: Among Red Mountains
Red Arc/Blue Veil
Cold Blue Music/2007
piano: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, composition year: 2001; time: 11:00

John Luther Adams: Strange Birds Passing
Mode Records/2012
New England Conservatory Music Ensemble, director: John Heiss; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music; October 3, 2006; composition years: 1983, 2003; time: 6:43

John Cage: In A Landscape (excerpt)
In A Landscape
Catalyst Records/1994
piano: Stephen Drury; recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City; composition year: 1948; excerpt time: 1:25

John Cage: Child of Tree
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
amplified plant materials: D’Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1975; time: 8:11

Paul Rudy: Degrees of Separation, “Grandchild of Tree”
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 33 (various artists)
Toys in the Attack: Electroacoustic Music from the UMKC iMPACT Center
Centaur Records/2002
(for amplified cactus, digital effects, tape); cactus: Nathan David; recording engineer: Paul Rudy; recorded at the University of Missouri Kansas City; composition year: 1999; time: 10:01

Brian Eno: In Dark Trees
Another Green World
EG Editions/1987 (orig. Island LP/1975)
rhythm generator, percussion, electric guitar: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, Summer 1975; time: 2:29

Robert Scott Thompson: Wind in the Trees (excerpt)
Aucourant Records/2007 (orig. 1995)
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; excerpt time: 10:30

Eduardo Kusnir: Como es Lily
Mnémosyne Musique Média/1996
electroacoustic music: Eduardo Kusnir; recorded at LPM Studios, Buenos Aires; Argentina; composition year: 1985; time: 10:30

Malcolm Goldstein: Summer
The Seasons — Vermont
XI Records/1998
double bass: Robert Black; wood flutes, electric guitar, percussion: Mark Steven Woods; oboe, English horn, ocarina: Joseph Celli; violin: Malcolm Goldstein; saxophones, vibraphones: Tom Guralnick; vibraphone, percussion: Brian Johnson; vocalizing, accordion: Kenneth Karpowicz; recorded at Real Art Ways, Hartford, February 26, 1983; composition year: 1980-1982; excerpt time: 16:05

Laurie Spiegel: Riding the Storm
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991
Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1990; time: 4:22

Hildegard Westerkamp: Cricket Voice
empreintes DIGITALes/2010 (orig. 1996)
cricket song and environmental sounds recorded in the “Zone of Silence” in the desert of Northern Mexico; completed at Westerkamp’s Studio, Vancouver, BC, 1987; composition year: 1987; time: 10:55

Mary Lee Roberts: Things Fall Apart
6 Compositions
Open Space/1997
(computer music) mastered on Sonic Solutions at New York University by Mary Lee Roberts, 1997; time: 7:40

Marco Oppedisano: In Dark Wood
from Scenes from Dante’s Inferno
Electroacoustic Compositions for Electric Guitar
OKS Recordings of North America/2007
electric guitar, processing: Marco Oppedisano; composition year: 3:30

Ricardo Mandolini: El cuaderno del alquimista
Cultures Électroniques 16 (various artists)
Magistère Prix 29e Concours International 2002
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2002
electroacoustic music: Ricardo Mandolini; realized at IPEM Studio, Gand, Beligium, 1979; time: 9:28

Alex Shapiro: Bioplasm
Notes from the Kelp
Innova Recordings/2007
flutes, piccolo: Los Angeles Flute Quartet; recorded at Citrus Studios; Glendora, California, March 2004; composition year: 2004; time: 11:56

Eve Beglarian: Preciosilla
O.O. Discs/1998
voice, percussion: Eve Beglarian; flute Margaret Lancaster; text: Gertrude Stein; recorded at Noise Production, New York City; composition year: 1990; time: 7:42

John Cage: Living Room Music
a. To Begin (1:06)
b. Story (2:25)
c. Melody (3:10)
d. End (1:23)
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
(for percussion, household objects, recorder, and voices); Third Coast Percussion; text (b.): Gertrude Stein, “The World is Round”; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Norther Illinois, University DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 8:00

African Head Charge: Stebeni’s Theme
Great Vintage Volume 1 & 2
traditional African chant: Stebeni, AHC; percussion: Style Scott, Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; production: Adrian Sherwood, recorded at Berry Street Studio, London; 1981, time: 3:42

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Martian Gardens – 07/30/2014

Martian Gardens radio for July 27 & July 30, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 27, 2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT; Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Earle Brown: Three Pieces(No. 2)
Yvar Mikhashoff – Panorama of American Music [various artists]
From Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1951; time: 1:45

Judith Shatin: Grito del Corazón
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
(for clarinets and electronics) clarinets: F. Gerard Errante, D. Gause; composition year: 2001; time: 5:18

John Cage: Variations III
for one or any number of people performing any actions
Variations I-III
Mode Records/2003
electronics: John D.S. Adams, D’Arcy Philip Gray, Andrew R. Miller (MOTION Ensemble); recorded at Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, New Brusnwick, Canada, June 19, 2001; composition years: 1962-1963; time: 20:00

Carey Nutman: Moon Spin 2001
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music and Video/2013
electronics: Carey Nutman; time: 9:04

Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing IV
Images Will Descend to the Ground
a. The waves are bitter (0:39)
b. Truth will remain simple, and gigantic wheels, will ride the bitter waves (1:13)
c. And images will descend to the ground (1:52)
And the Butterflies Begin to Sing
New World Records/1997
electronics: Morton Subotnick; The Amernet String Quartet (violins: Kyoko Kashiwagi, Marcia Littley de Arias; viola: Malcolm Johnson; cello: Javier Arias-Flores); recorded at Corbett Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, composition year: 1988; time: 3:36

Paul Dolden: excerpts from Who Has the Biggest Sound?
a. The Village Wind Orchestra – The Answer is Blowing in the Winds (3:37)
b. Who Has the Biggest Noise (2:00)
c. To Play or Not to Play? (1:00)
d. The Village Wind Orchestra – more Blowing in the Wind (2:55)
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer’s studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 10:32

Louis Dufort: Hi_Res
Trans_Canada — ZKM/Karlsruhe [various artists]
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the zkm, Germany, premiered at trans_canada, zkm, Mediantheater, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2005; composition year: 2005; time 13:37

Louis Dufort: Matério_*
Montreal Sound Matter [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2006
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, premiered at Spatio Lumino — Festival Montréal / Nouvelles musiques 2007, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), Montreal, February 24, 2007; composition year: 2006

Françoise Barrière: Aujourd’hui
Par Temps Calme Et Ensoleillé
Le Chant De Monde/1992
electroacoustic music realized at Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges, 1975, time: 18:53

Alvin Curran: Canti Illuminati II
Solo Works — The ’70s
New World Records/2010
instruments, tapes, processing: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, 1974; composition year: 1977; time: 19:00

Jorge Antunes: Sinfonia Das Diretas (Direct Elections Symphony) (1st 1/2)
Sinfonia Das Diratas
Sistrum Edições Musicais Ltd./1995
for choir, ensemble, electronic effects and car horns; composed for Diretas Já, 1984; excerpt time: 20:00

Beatriz Ferreyra: Río de los pájaros azules
Cultures Électroniques 14 (various artists)
Le Chant Du Monde/2000
electroacoustic music: Beatriz Ferreyra; realized at the composer’s studio, commissioned by the Bregman Studio, Dartmouth College, 1998; time: 12:07

Peter Cusack: selections from Where is the Green Parrot?
a. Squabble (1:28)
b. Safari (5:46)
c. Good Sport (3:44)
d. Nightjar (1:00)
Where is the Green Parrot?
ReR Megacorp/1999
field recordings: Peter Cusack; seabirds on b: Chris Watson; total excerpts time: 10:30

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

— FIN —

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

— FIN —

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

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