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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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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Martian Gardens – 01/22/2014


Daniel Goode: Annbling
New World Records/2014
The Flexible Orchestra, Tara Simoncic, conductor; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, May 22, 2013; composition years: 2006, revised 2007; time: 22:53

Lou Harrison: Suite No. 1
a. Avalokiteshvara (2:20)
b. Music for Bill & Me (3:48)
c. Sonata in Am (3:07)
d. Tandy’s Tango (3:19)
e. Sonata in Ishartum (1:31)
Por Gitaro
Mode Records/2008
guitars, National Steel Guitar: John Schneider; percussion: J.T. Troy, Gene Sterling (Just Strings group); recorded at Harrison House, Joshua Tree, California, July 5, 2004; composition years: 1972, 1992; total time: 13:05

Lou Harrison: Song of Quetzalcoatl
Drums Along the Pacific
New Albion Records/2003
William Winant Percussion Group (5 glasses, 5 woodblocks, 5 dragon’s mouths, sistrums: William Winant; 5 cowbells, 5 suspended and muted brake drums, wooden rattle: Todd Manley; snare drum, guiro, windglass, triangle, gong, tam-tam: David Rosenthal; 5 tom-toms, contrabass drum: Daniel Kennedy); recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, August 1993; composition year: 1941; time: 6:32

Harry Partch: Ring Around the Moon — A Dance for Here and Now
a. Phase One: Well, bless my soul! (Well, bless my soul!) (2:48)
b. Phase Two: One, two, three, four — X,Y, Zee (2:12)
c. Phase Three: Shake hands now, boys,
and at the sound of the bell come out fighting! (2:55)
d. Phase Four: Mumbo jumbo, hocus pocus, hoit toity…(Look out! He’s Got a gun!) (1:26)
[Movement II from Plectra and Percussion Dances —
Satyr-Play Music for Dance Theater]
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 1
New World Records/2004 (orig. CRI/1997)
Gate Five Ensemble (Sausalito), conductor: Horace Schwartz; recorded in Sausalito, California, 1953 (Instrumentation for Ring Around the Moon: Intoned speaking voice, Adapted Guitar II, Kithara, Harmonic Canon, Chromelodeon I, Chromelodeon Sub-bass, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Marimba Eroica, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba), composition year: 1952; time: 9:21

Harry Partch: June 15 — Harrington Ranch, San Joaquin Delta
Bitter Music
Bridge Records/2012
narration: John Schneider; recorded at Second Story Studios, Venice, California, summer 2010; Bitter Music, Harry Partch’s hobo diary, written in 1935; excerpt time: 9:46

Iannis Xenakis: Palimpsest
Ensemble Music 3
Mode Records/2013
(for piano & ensemble) International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), conductor: Steven Schick; piano: Cory Smythe (ICE); recorded at Conrad Prebys Hall, University of California San Diego, January 2010; composition year: 1979; time: 12:11

Yvar Mikhashoff: Suicide in an Airplane (L. Ornstein)
Panorama of American Piano Music
from Antheil to Zappa 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
composer: Leo Ornstein; piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, 1991-1992; composition year: 1916; time: 4:42

Mary Ellen Childs: from Wreck
a. First Wave (part 1) (2:04)
b. First Wave (part 2) (3:26)
Innova Recordings/2013
clarinets: Pat O’Keefe; violin: Laura Harada; cellos: Michelle Kinney, Jacqueline Ultan; percussion: Peter O’Gorman; recorded at Wild Sound Studio, Minneapolis, 2011; composition year: 2011; total time: 5:30

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: Le tombeau des fondeurs
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for piano Baschet-Malbos, processing, interactive system, and tape) piano Baschet-Malbos: Sarah Nicholls, electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio and the studios of the University of Huddersfield, UK, 2008; piano Beschet-Malbos recorded at Studio 4’33”, Paris, November 24 and 25, 2012; time: 17:02

Dead Voices On Air: Castered Carts
Piss Frond
Invisible Records/1999
electronic music: Mark Spybey, Darryl Neduorf; vocals: Tracy “Sugarpill” Pillsworth; recorded at Miller Block studio, Vancouver, BC, 1998; time: 3:53

Åke Parmerud: Substring Bridge
Cultures électroniques 18 — Bourges 2005 [various artists]
Mnemosyne Musique Media/2005
(for interactive guitar and computer) guitar: Mats Bergström; realized at the Swedish Institute for National Concerts (IRK), Stockholm, 2002; time: 8:53

Juan Blanco: Espacios V
Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)
Innova Recordings/2013
electronic music: Juan Blanco; saxophones: Neil Leonard; recorded at the Laboratorio Nacional de Música Electroacústica, Havana, 1993; composition year: 1993; time: 11:41

Ken Thomson: Perpetual
a. Underlying (6:21)
b. Bad Idea (4:18)*
c. Don Pullen says it’s OK (4:42)*
Cantaloupe Music/2013
The JACK Quartet; bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; recorded at Flux Studios, New York City, August 2012; composition year: 2010; time: 6:21
* TAINT Radio version only

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Martian Gardens – 08/05/2013

Please see the Martian Gardens blog for complete playlist and links.

Time Song Artist Album
9am Journey to the End of Night (1-4) Morton Feldman Voices & Instruments
  Workers Union (L. Andriessen) Orkest De Volharding The Minimalists
  Electrolytes in the Brine Normal Love Survival Tricks
  Funeral Bells for Harry Partch Anne LeBaron 1,2,4,3
  Seahorse Elizabeth Brown Mirage
10am Dark Brother (H. Partch) Newband Harry Partch/Dean Drummond
  Windsong Harry Partch The Harry Partch Collection Volume 3
  Autumn Noah Creshevsky The Four Seasons
  Interlude 2 Noah Creshevsky The Four Seasons
  Alef Bet Gimel Shofar Alvin Curran Shofar Rags
  Mango Tango Alvin Curran Toto Angelica
  Sotto Voce Alvin Curran Toto Angelica
  WOOSH William Price Electronic Masters Vol. 2 [Var.]
11am You Can Hear a Pin Drop Robert Scott Thompson Play is the Supreme Bricoleur
  Rituel Violet Jorge Antunes In Defense of the Machine
  Push & Pull Martin Bédard Topographies
  Epitaffio No. 3: Memento Luigi Nono Como Una Ola De Fuerza Y Luz

Martian Gardens – 06/16/2013



Sundays live broadcast/webcast

21:00–24:00 EDT

WMUA 91.1 FM

Amherst, Massachusetts

June 16, 2013


webcast: Mondays 9:00 — Noon EDT

June 17, 2013 Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog



(updated June 16, 21:25)


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


New Amsterdam Records/2013

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


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

Zeena Parkins-Frederic Rzewski-James Tenney

New World Records/2013

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


Lou Harrison: Allegro

Rhymes with Silver

New Albion Records/2000

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

NewBand: Daphne of the Dunes (H. Partch)

Microtonal Works

Mode Records/1994

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


Maddalena Fagandini: Ideal Home Exhibition

BBC Radiophonic Workshop [A Retrospective] (various artists)

BBC Music/2000

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

R. Weis: Narinya (Bomana Dream)

Web of Illusion


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

Wendy Carlos: Yusae-Aisae

Beauty in the Beast

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

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

Tracie Morris: Africa(n)

Mendi + Keith Obadike present Crosstalk [various artists]

Bridge Records/2009

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

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

À L’Ombre Des Ondes

empreintes DIGITALes/2012

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


Jorge Antunes: Toccata Irisée

In Defense of the Machine

Pogus Productions/2013

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

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links No. 4 (Monk)

The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays

New World Records/2009

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


Roger Reynolds: Sanctuary (excerpt)


Mode Records/2011

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

Annea Lockwood: selections from The Glass World

a.Water Jars (1:32)

b. Rod Roll (1:03)

c. Micro Glass on Goblet (1:05)

The Glass World

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

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


Martin Bédard: Métal fatigue


empreintes DIGITALes/2012

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

Fortner Anderson and Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10


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


Shelley Hirsch:

a. Burst (0:48)

b. War of Dreams (8:07)



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

Dorota Czerner: 2 Poems

a. St. Andrew’s Night (6:13)*

b. Fireflies

Open Space 29 (Barkin, Czerner, Boretz)

Open Space/2012

voice, texts: Dorota Czerner; sound: Benjamin Boretz

*WMUA version only

Jon Rose: hopeless @ hardsell.con

shopping live @ victo

ReR Megacorp/1999

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

Musci/Cutler/Rose/Gabbiano: Part One*


ReR Megacorp/2002

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

*WMUA version only


Dorothy Hindman: Drift*

Tapping the Furnace

Innova Recordings/2013

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

*WMUA version only

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Martian Gardens – 05/27/2013

Martian Gardens for May 26-27, 2013


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00–24:00 EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 26, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 — Noon EDT
May 28, 2013 Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


John Cage/David Tudor: Indeterminacy # 76
(concerning Henry Cowell’s Oriental music class)
Smithsonian Folkways/1992
reader, text: John Cage; piano, electronics: David Tudor

Ursula Mamlok: Grasshoppers
I. Sunday Walk (0:33)
II. Night Serenade (1:24)
III. In the Rain (0:30)
IV. Minuet (0:50)
V. In the Army (0:45)
VI: Hurry Home (0:37)
The Music of Ursula Mamlok Volume 4
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Holger Groschopp; recorded in Berlin, Gartenstraße, September 2012; composition year: 1956

Benjamin Boretz: Red Hook (Language, as a music IV)
Open Space 10 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/1999
monologue: Benjamin Boretz; “Remember,” Irving Berlin, performance uncredited; composition year 1978; time: 9:00

Noah Creshevsky: Highway
The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky
EM Records/2004
electronic music on tape: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1979; time: 8:53

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

Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Women in Electronic Music 1977 [various artists]
New World Records/2006 [orig. 1977]
electronic music on tape: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1965; composition year: 1965; time: 8:00

Val Stephen:
a. Fireworks (2:00)
b. The Orgasmic Opus (0:45)
Electronic Music [various artists]
recorded in Melbourne, Australia, 1963; composition year: 1963

The Human League: The Circus of Death
Virgin Records/1979
voice, lyrics: Philip Oakey; synthesizers, electronics: Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh; recorded at Workshop Studios, Sheffield, 1979; time: 4:00

Desmond Briscoe: Phra the Phoenician*
BBC Radiophonic Workshop (A Retrospective) [various artists]
BBC Music/The Grey Area of Mute/2000
electronics: Desmond Briscoe; recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, London, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 0:49

Delia Derbyshire: Doctor Who (R. Grainer)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop (A Retrospective) [various artists]
BBC Music/The Grey Area of Mute/2000
composer: Ron Grainer; realization, synthesizers: Delia Derbyshire; recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, London, 1963; composition year: 1963; time: 2:19

Brian Hodgson: TARDIS
BBC Radiophonic Workshop (A Retrospective) [various artists]
BBC Music/The Grey Area of Mute/2000
electronics: Brian Hodgson; recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, London, 1963; composition year: 1963; time: 1:25

John Eaton: Thoughts on Rilke
First Performances
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
soprano: Michiko Hirayama; Syn-Kets: John Eaton, Jane Schoonover Smith; vibration plate, sound mixing: Paolo Ketoff; text: Rainer Maria Rilke, “Sonnets to Orpheus, Part II, Sonnet 10,” composition year: 1966; time: 10:57
*TAINT Radio version only

Andrew May: Still Angry
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
Centaur Records/2012
music for flute, clarinet, and computer; flute: Elizabeth McNutt; clarinet: Esther Lamneck; software: Andrew May; quotations from songs by Joy Division, Magazine, and the Buzzcocks performed by Andrew May; premiered in Manchester, England, at the Tornado Project; composition year: 2007; time: 8:51

Biota: Watch and Watch
The $100 Guitar Project [various artists]
Bridge Records/2013
the $100 guitar: Tom Katsimpalis, Mark Piersel, and Charles O’Meara; time: 1:58

Alvin Curran: Light Flowers Dark Flowers (excerpt)
Solo Works — The ’70s
New World Records/2010
piano, toy piano, Serge modular synthesizer, tapes, electronics: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, 1974; composition year: 1974; excerpt time: 10:00

John Cage/David Tudor:
Mesostics re Merce Cunningham/Untitled [excerpt]
The Art of David Tudor boxed-set
New World Records/2013
voice: John Cage; live electronics: David Tudor; recorded at the Pro Musica Nova Festival, Radio Bremen, May 8, 1972; composition year: 1972; excerpt time: 22:00

David Tudor: Rainforest, Version I — Music for Dance
Mode Records/1998
live electronics: David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, recorded in New Delhi, India, 1990; composition year: 1968; time: 21:35

Pauline Oliveros: Bog Road (excerpt)*
No Mo
Pogus Productions/2002
Buchla Series 100 Box: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the Mills Tape Music Center, Oakland, Summer of 1967; composition year: 1967; excerpt time: 16:00/complete time: 33:11
* excerpt on TAINT Radio version/complete on WMUA Version

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Martian Gardens – 05/20/2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Martian Gardens for May 19-20, 2013

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00–24:00 EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 19, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 — Noon EDT
May 20, 2013 Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Ursula Mamlok: Sonar Trajectory
Mamlok Volume 2
Bridge Records/2010
electronic music on magnetic tape: Ursula Mamlok; recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1966; composition year: 1966; time: 4:07

David Tudor: Anima Pepsi
The Art of David Tudor 1963-1992 boxed-set
New World Records/2013
live electronics: David Tudor; recorded in the Pepsi Pavilion, Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan, 1970; time: 23:37

Iannis Xenakis: Hibiki Hana Ma
Electronic Works 2
Mode Records/2009
electronic music on 8-channel tape: Iannis Xenakis; presented at the Federation of Iron and Steel Companies’ Pavilion, Osaka World’s Fair, 1970; sound sources: UPIC, orchestra, biwa (Japanese lute), snare drum; composition years: 1969-1970; time: 17:45

Denis Smalley: selections from Tides
a. Pools and Currents (excerpt) [3:00]*
b. Sea Flight (12:47)
empreintes DIGITALes/2000
electroacoustic music: Denis Smalley; created at the University of Toronto Computer Systems Research Group, the Experimental Studio of Finnish Radio at Helsinki, and the Ina-GRM, Paris; final mix at completed at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1984; composition year: 1984; time: 12:47
*TAINT Radio version only

Trevor Wishart: selections from Two Women*
a. Sirens (Margaret Thatcher quoting St. Francis of Assisi) (3:26)
b. Stentor (Ian Paisley talking about Margaret Thatcher) (2:27)
Electronic Music Foundation/2000
voice processing, sounds: Trevor Wishart; premiered at the Parachialkirke, Berlin, in a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of Musique Concrete, September 1998; composition year: 1998
*refers to the subjects Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana

Trevor Wishart: selections from the VOX Cycle
a. Vox 2 (2:13)
b. Vox 3 [Hocket] (0:47)
MusicWorks 98 [various artists]
MusicWorks Magazine/2007
voice processing: Trevor Wishart; vocal group: The Electric Phoenix; composition years: 1980-1988

Neely Bruce: Eight Ghosts
a. 49 (3:38)
b. 38 (2:05)
c. 25 (3:35)
d. 58 (1:18)
e. 39 [Marilyn Monroe] (5:26)
f. 21 (2:21)
g. 28 (2:49)
h. 28 (1:52)
The Electric Phoenix Sing Neely Bruce
The Plague & Other Vocal Works
Mode Records/1991
vocal group: The Electric Phoenix; text: Michael McClure, “Ghost Tantras” (1964), recorded at October Sound, London, July 1989; composition year:1989; total time: 19:39

Blue Gene Tyranny: Decertified Highway of Dreams II
Go, Blue
O.O. Discs/2000
Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan; (soloists — electric bassoon: Steve Newton, electric flute: Jessica Johnson), conductor: Stephen Rush; recorded at Ann Arbor, 2000; composition year: 2000; time: 3:43

Larry Austin: Redux
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI)
Centaur Records/2012
for violin and computer; computer music: Larry Austin; violin: Patricia Strange; composition year: 2007; time: 7:28

Allen Strange: Shaman, Sisters of Dreamtime
a. Evocation (1:37)
b. Crystal Woman (2:44)
c. Serpent Woman [Cihuocoatl) (3:09)
d. Sun Woman [Sutalidihi] (3:10)
e. Sky Woman [Selu] (1:54)
f. Jaguar Woman (1:47)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 26 [various artists]
Music from the Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music (CREAM)
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Centaur Records/1998
electronic music: Allen Strange; amplified violin: Patricia Strange; recorded at the Aurora Studios, Modesto, California, November, 1997; composition year: 1994; total time: 14:21

Jace Clayton: selections from Evil Nigger
a. Evil Nigger Part I (J.Eastman) [6:00]*
b. Evil Nigger Part IV (J. Eastman) [10:0]**
The Julius Eastman Memory Depot
New Amsterdam Records/2013
composer: Julius Eastman; arrangements, processed piano: Jace Clayton; pianos: David Friend, Emily Manzo; recorded at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, 2013; composition year: 1979; time: 10:02
*WMUA Version only
**TAINT Radio version only

Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg: Jahweh and Allah Battle
Hydrogen Jukebox
Nonesuch Records/1993
narrator, text: Allen Ginsberg; piano: Philip Glass; vocal ensemble with flute: Carol Wincenc, reeds: Andrew Sterman; percussion: Frank Cassara, James Pugliese; keyboards, conductor: Martin Goldray; recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1992-1993; time: 3:40

Anthony De Mare: Nowth Upon Nacht (J. Cage)
Pianos and Voices (Music of John Cage and Meredith Monk)
composer: John Cage; piano, voice: Anthony De Mare; text: James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake,” recorded at Master Sound Astoria, Astoria, New York, 1991; composition year: 1984; time: 0:49

Diamanda Galás: Let My People Go
The Singer
Mute Records/1992
voice, piano, lyrics: Diamanda Galás; music: traditional; recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York City; time: 4:57

Joane Hétu:
a. Fragment Territoire (1:04)
b. Ô madame la mort (4:06)*
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D’Humus
conductor, voice, objects, melodica: Joane Hétu ; voice, objects: Susanna Hood; accordion, voice: Alice Tougas St-Jak; voice, flutes, alto saxophone, keyboards, objects: Jean Derome; percussions, objects, voice: Isaiah Ceccarelli; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, 2011
*WMUA version only

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