Martian Gardens Episode 885

Episode 885
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 18-23, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When

Hour I

SET ONE
Lou Harrison: Varied Trio
I. Gending (3:15)
II. Bowl Bells (3:07)
III. Elegy (3:29)
IV. Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard (3:12)
V. Dance (2:05)
La Koro Sutro
New Albion Records/1988
violin: David Abel; piano: Julie Steinberg; percussion: William Winant; recorded at Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley, November, 1987; composition year: 1986; time: 15:19

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

For the centennial of the birth of Lou Harrison (May 14, 1917 — February 2, 2003)

SET TWO
Peter Garland: selections from The Birthday Party
a. The Toasts (Remembrances) (8:37)
b. Erik Satie Shows Up (Again) and Stays (Until the Bottle is Finished) (7:56)
The Birthday Party
New World Records/2017
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Oktaven Audio, summer 2016; composition year: 2014; total selections time: 16:33

Peter Garland: Rondeau Nouveau (from String Quartet No. 1)
String Quartets
Cold Blue Music/2009
Apartment House (violins: Gordon MacKay, Hillary Sturt; viola: Bridget Carey; cello: Anton Lukoszevieze); recorded at the School of Music, University of East Anglia, UK, September 14, 2008; composition year: 1986; time: 4:12

SET THREE
Henri Dutilleux: Sonatine pour flûte et piano
Parisian Inspirations (various composers)
Bridge Records/2017
flute: Diane Jackson; piano: Marija Stroke; recorded at the Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison, Wisconsin, December 2015, composition year: 1943; time: 10:24

György Kurtág: Hommage à J.S.B.
Signs, Games and Messages
ECM New Series/2003
Orlando Trio (violin: Hiromi Kikuchi; viola: Ken Hakii; cello: Stefan Matz); recorded at Radio DRS, Zurich, winter 2002; composition year: c. 1989; time: 1:16

Hour II

SET FOUR
Alvin Lucier: Sferics
Sferics/Music for Solo Performer
Lovely Music, Ltd./2010
(for natural radiofrequency emissions); recording supervised by Prof. Ron Kuivila, produced at the Wesleyan University Experimental Music Studio, December 2007; composition year: 1981; time: 8:12

Alvin Lucier: On the Carpet of Leaves Illuminated by the Moon
Still Lives
Lovely Music, Ltd./2001
(for single-stringed koto and oscillator wave); koto: Ryuko Mizutani; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn; composition year: 2000; time: 11:46

(In celebration of Alvin Lucier‘s 86th birthday, b. May 14, 1931, Nashua, NH)

SET FIVE
Vivian Adelberg Rudow: Weeping Rocker
I Didn’t Want to Say Goodbye
CD-R/c. 2005
for electronics; composition year: 1992; time: 8:40

Robert Scott Thompson: Mettā
Of Natural Magic and the Breathing of Trees
Aucourant/2017
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2017; time: 13:54

SET SIX
Monty Adkins + Terri Hron: Zygoptera
Lépidoptères (Lepidoptera)
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(for recorders and electronics); recorders: Terri Hron; realized at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) of the University of Huddersfield, UK; premiered at Fuse Art Space, Bradford, UK, February 23, 2016; time: 4:12

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
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: 1952; time: 3:07

David Gans: Pat Bucancer
State of the Union 2.001 (various artists)
EMF/2001
Pat Buchanan samples, processing: David Gans: time: 1:00

David Taylor: Ode to Danny Kay
State of the Union 2.001 (various artists)
EFM/2001
Danny Kay samples, processing: David Taylor; time: 1:00

Hour III

SET SEVEN
Michel Longtin: La Trilogie de la Montagne (excerpt)
La Trilogie de la Montagne
Société Nouvelle d’Enregistrement/2014
electroacoustic music; composition year: 1983; excerpt time: 8:56

Michel Redolfi: Songes drôlatique
Le sixte livre dit electroacoustic de François Rabelais (various artists)
Chrysopée Électronique — Bourges/1995
recitation: René Zosso; text: François Rebelais; recorded at the Institut International de Musque Electroacoustique de Bourges, 1994; time: 15:45

SET EIGHT
The Vocal Constructivists: Concerto (L. Redhead)
Walking Still
Innova Recordings/2014
The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, 2011, composer: Lauren Redhead; composition year: 2011; arr. Jane Alden; time: 7:05

André Hamel + La Nef:
a. Naissance (3:29)
b. Victoire (6:45)
Les muisques d’Urnos
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
(for voice, ensemble, bagpipes, and Urnosian instruments); recorded in Montreal 2004 and 2016; total time: 10:14

SET NINE
Bernadette Speach: Sonata
Without Borders
Mode Records/1988
piano: Anthony De Mare; recorded at SUNY Buffalo; composition year: 1986 (for Anthony De Mare); time: 12:12

Elliott Carter: Riconoscenza
New Music Series Volume 3 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1993
violin: Carol Lieberman; composition year: 1984; time: 6:07

— FIN —

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