Martian Gardens: Episode 869

Episode 869
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 14, 2016
Contact Max Shea: martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When

Hour I

SET ONE
Robert Een: Breaching the Wall
Mystery Dances
Starkland/2002
percussion: Hearn Gadbois; accordion: Carter Burwell; voice: Timothy Hill; voice: Nina Mankin; composition year: 1990; time: 2:59

Meredith Monk: Keeping Warm
Facing North
ECM/1992
voice: Meredith Monk, Robert Een; pitch pipe: Robert Een; piano: Meredith Monk; recorded in Oslo, 1992; time: 4:13

Meredith Monk:
a. Environs 2 (0:56)
b. Paving Steps (2:04)
On Behalf of Nature
ECM/2016
a. voices: Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble; rasping stick: John Hollenbeck; b.voices: Sidney Chen, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Meredith Monk, Bruce Rameker, prepared marimba, hi-hat cymbals: John Hollenbeck; E-flat clarinet, contra bass clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; keyboard: Allison Sniffen; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; total time: 3:00

Scavenger Quartet: Excitable Sea Porcupine
We Who Live on Land
Acidsoxx Musicks/2005
drum set, percussion: Doug Gourlay; saxophones, flutes, alto recorder: Tim Holmes; Farfisa organ, toy piano, vocals, whistling, tenor guitar, tenor banjo, ukuleles, euphoniums, samples, zithers, toys, variable-speed Fisher Price popcorn popper: Frank Pahl; upright bass, alto clarinet, guitar: Joel Patterson; recorded at Big Sky, Ann Arbor, Michigan; time: 3:37

Frank Pahl: Commercial — “Psychological Gravity”
The Romantic Side of Schizophrenia
FOT Records/1994
accordion, clarinets, toy marimba, voice: Frank Pahl; voice: Sue Carmen; text: Nelson Smith; time: 1:02

Eric Chasalow: Scuffle and Snap
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Electroacoustic Music by Eric Chasalow
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
violin: Daniel Stepner; tape: Eric Chasalow; composition year: 2010; time: 5:46

SET TWO
Herbert Brün: Sentences Now Open Wide (SNOW)
Wayfaring Sounds
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
(for ensemble and tape); The Performers’ Workshop Ensemble, director: Herbert Brün; tape created at Experimental Studios of the University of Illinois; text: Herbert Brün; composition year: 1984; time: 11:00

Elaine Barkin: On the Way to Becoming (from Five Collages)
Open Space 3 (various artists)
Open Space/1992
voice, text, tape mix: Elaine Barkin; composition years: 1984, 1985; time: 10:30

SINGLE PLAY
One for Pauline
Triple Point: Photonic Dance
Phase Transitions
Pogus Productions/2014
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch): electronics, instruments, sound systems; recorded at EMPAC, Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 4:43

Hour II

SET THREE
Two for Pauline
Pauline Oliveros: A Woman Sees How the World Goes With No Eyes
Crone Music
Lovely Music, Ltd./1990
accordion, processing: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Studio PASS/Harvestworks, New York City; Crone Music commissioned by the Mabou Mines theater collective for a production of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” time: 7:15

Pauline Oliveros: Three Pieces
a. Three Pieces I (5:22)
b. Three Pieces II (3:21)
c. Three Pieces III (4:03)
Reverberations — Tape and Electronic Pieces 1961–1970 (boxed set)
Important Music/2012
recorded at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, 1966; total time: 12:46

SET FOUR
James O’Callaghan: Objects-Interiors
Espaces tautologiques
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(electroacoustic music on stereo tape with sound diffusion inside a piano); tape realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2013; premiered at the Cluster Festival, Winnipeg, March 14, 2013; CD version mastered by Domonique Bassal, Montreal, April 2016; time: 10:12

Tod Dockstader: Basement Passage
From the Archives
Starkland/2016
tape, electronics: Tod Dockstader; composition year: 2008; time: 3:56

Carey Nutman: Green Noise 14
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music & Video/2016
electronic music: Carey Nutman; time: 3:33

SINGLE PLAY
Lei Liang: Trans
Luminous
New World Records/2016
solo percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California San Diego, February 9, 2015;  rocks recorded at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, February 10, 2015; composition year: 2013; time: 11:22

Hour III

SET FIVE
Leif Brush: 1975 Windribbon Version 1 — Terrestiral Atmospherics
MP3
amplified environmental sounds on a long brass strip; time: 10:18

Eleanor Hovda: Cymbalmusic — Centerflow/Trail II
The Eleanor Hovda Collection (boxed set)
Innova Recordings/2012
double-bowed cymbals: Eleanor Hovda; recorded with audience participation at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 1983; composition year: 1983; time: 9:14

SET SIX
Chaya Cernowin: Shu Hai in an orchestral setting — Second Vocal Entrance
Shu Hai Practices Javelin
Mode Records/2002
voice (live, recorded): Ute Wassermann; Basel Sinfionetta; conductor: Johannes Kalitzke; live electronics realized at Heinrich Strobel’s Experimental Music Studio, Southern German Radio (SWR), Freiburg, director: Andre Richard; composition years: 2000-2001; text: Zohar Eitan; time: 13:59

Eleonore Oppenheim: Crocodile (F. Ghys)
Home
Innova Recordings/2016
(for solo double bass and tape); bass, voice: Eleanor Oppenhem; recorded at Soft Landing Studio, Brooklyn; composer: Florent Ghys; composition year: 2007; time: 6:21

SET SEVEN
Laurie Spiegel: Wandering in Our Time
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012
computer music: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, March-April, 1975; time: 5:20

Chas Smith: The Presence of Another
Nikko Wolverine
Cold Blue Music/2000
copper box, bass tweed, thundersheets: Chas Smith; recorded at Tijuana Donkey Show Studios, Encino, California; time: 7:18

— FIN –

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