Martian Gardens Episode 881

Episode 881
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 13, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When

Hour I

SET ONE
John King: selections from Free Palestine
a. Sultani Yakah — Ijlil al-Qibliyya (3:38)
b. Bayati Shuri — Al-sarafand (2:33)
c. Nathawand Murassah — Sabbarin (4:34)
Free Palestine
New World Records/2017
The Secret Quartet (violins: Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Ljova Zhurbin; cello: Yves Dharamraj); recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 9-10, 2016; composition years: 2013, 2014;  total selections time: 10:44

ETHEL + Robert Mirabal:
a. Tuvan Ride (4:25)
b. Skywatchers (3:55)
The River
Innova Recordings/2016
ETHEL (viola, voice, kalimba, shaker: Ralph Farris; violin, low-strung violin, voice, mandolin, shaker, drum: Kip Jones; violin, voice, shaker: Corin Lee; cello, voice, shaker: Dorothy Lawson); voice, flutes, didgeridoo, shaker, drum (text and recitation on b.): Robert Mirabal; recorded at Estancia Mirabal, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, August 2015; total selections time: 8:20

SET TWO
Hat Trick: Submerged (M. del Aguila)
Garden of Joys and Sorrows (various composers)
Bridge Records/2016
flute: April Clayton; viola: David Wallace; harp: Kristi Shade; recorded at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, December 2014; composer: Miguel del Aguila; composition year: 2013; time: 9:16

Miguel del Aguila: Life is a Dream
Salón – Buenos Aires
Bridge Records/2009
violins: Ertan Torgul, Karen Stiles; viola: Emily Watkins Freudigman; cello: Kenneth Freudigman; narrator: Bryn Jameson; text: Pedro Calderon de la Barca, “La vida es sueño” (translation Miguel del Aguila); recorded at the the First United Methodist Church, Boerne, Texas; summer 2008; composition year: 2002; time: 11:43

SET THREE
Gabriel Valverde: Resplendor de los Surem
Luminar
Mode Records/2001
piano: Haydée Schvartz; recorded at Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 24, 1998; composition year: 1996-1998; time: 10:52

Gordon Mumma: Perspective 2 (from Perspectives, in Memoriam Jacqueline Leuzinger)
Music for Solo Piano (1960 — 2001)
New World Records/2008
piano: Daan Vanderwalle; recorded at the hr-Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Frankfurt; May 2007; composition years: 1966, 1996; time: 0:44

Hour II

SINGLE PLAY
Hans Tutschku: Firmament — schlaflos
Firmament
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
(electroacoustic music on 16-track tape); realized at Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010 and at the composer’s studio, 2015; time: 20:25

SINGLE PLAY
Ronald Perera: Three Poems of Günter Grass
I. Gleisdreieck (9:12)
II. Klappstühle (Folding Chairs) (7:58)
III. Schlaflos (Sleepless) (5:10)
Crossing the Meridian
CRI/1998
soprano: Elsa Charlston; Boston Musica Viva, conductor: Richard Pittman; electronic tape recorded 1974 at Smith College Electronic Music Studio; texts: G. Grass; composition year: 1974; total time: 22:14

SET THREE
Jon Appleton: Homenaje a Milanés
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 11 (various artists)
Centaur Records/1992
Jon Appleton: Synclavier Digital Music System; Recorded at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 1991; time: 5:26

James Mobberley: Aspenglow
Music of James Mobberley
CD-R/2010
(for fixed media); voice recordings extracted from the ASPEN (Automated SPeech Exchange Network) telephone messaging system at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; composition year: 1988; time: 4:15

Bischoff/Brown/Erbe/Payne: CCM Flotsam #11, #12
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artists)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College
Centaur Records/1994
computer music: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne; total excerpts time: 0:39

Hour III

SET FOUR
John Cage: For bass guitar, snare drum, and one-sided drum
from ¢Composed Improvisation
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
solo percussion, bass: D’Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1990; time: 8:13

John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano
I. 1:32
II. 1:33
III. 1:27
IV. 1:22
V. 1:19
The Seasons & Other Works
ECM New Series/2000
toy piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, January 1997; composition year: 1948; total time: 7:05

Stephen Dembski: For Toy Piano
Milton Babbitt — A Composers’ Memorial (various artists)
Open Space/2012
toy piano: Ju-Ping Song; composition year: 2011; time: 2:58

SET FIVE
Milton Babbitt: It Takes Twelve to Tango
Music of Milton Babbitt
CRI/1988
piano: Alan Feinberg; recorded at SUNY Purchase Recital Hall, June 1-2, 1987; composition year: 1984; time: 2:28

Paul Lansky: Guy’s Harp
Smalltalk
New Albion Records/1990
computer music composed and realized at Princeton University by Paul Lansky; harmonica sourced from performances by Guy DeRosa; composition year: 1984; time: 12:47

Phillip Bimstein: Just a Gift (from Larkin Gifford’s Harmonica)
Larkin Gifford’s Harmonica
Starkland/2007
harmonica, commentary: Larkin Gifford; recorded in Springdale, Utah, c. 1996; composition, processing: Phillip Bimstein; time: 5:21

SET SIX
Jerry Hunt: Chimanzzi Link (1)
Haramand Plane — Three Translation Links
Pogus Productions/2013 (orig. What Next?/1994)
electronics: Jerry Hunt; composition year: 1993; time: 16:00

Shelley Hirsch: For Jerry
Ghosts and Monsters
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal — EMF/1998
voice: Shelley Hirsch; voice, electronic music excerpted from Jerry Hunt’s videos “Sight, Sound, Strings,” and “Rant”; “For Jerry” recorded at the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin, Germany, January 26, 1998; time: 6:01

— FIN —

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