Martian Gardens Episode 887

Episode 887
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 1, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When

Hour I

SET ONE
Sophia Subbaya Vastek: (selections from Cage pieces)
a. Dream I (3:03)
b. A Room (3:07)
c. Dream II (3:11)
Histories
Innova Recordings/2017
piano, prepared piano: Sophia Subbaya Vastek; composer: John Cage; composition years: a, c: 1948; b. 1943; recorded at the SUNY Purchase Recital Hall, April 2016; total selections time: 9:13

Peter Garland: selections from The Birthday Party
a. The Birthday Cake (4:26)
b. Afterwards — Autumn Evening (aki no kure) (7:26)
New World Records/2017
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, July 29 — June 1, 2016; total selections time: 11:53

SET TWO
Robert Morris: selections from Cold Mountain Songs
a. Today (1:55)
b. Piano Interlude (1:46)
c. Home (2:51)
d. A Dream (1:58)
e. A White-Haired Man (1:52)
f. Cold Mountain is a House (2:13)
Nature, Music, East, West
Open Space/2013
soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; piano: Margaret Kampmeier; texts: Han Shan; composition year:1993; total selections time: 12:54

Ursula Mamlok: Haiku Settings
I. So cold are the waves (0:40)
II. When a nightingale sang (0:36)
III. A leaf is falling (1:05)
IV. A tree frog slowly begins (0:35)
V. How cool the green hay smells (2:59)
Music of Ursula Mamlok Vol. 1
Bridge Records/2009
soprano: Tony Arnold; flute: Claire Chase; text: Ransetsu; recorded at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, August 22, 2007; composition year: 1967; total time: 6:14

Eugène Bozza: Image pour flûte seule
Parisian Inspirations (various composers)
Bridge Records/2017
flute: Dionne Jackson; piano: Marija Stroke; recorded at the Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, December 26-27, 2015; composition year: 1939; time: 4:34

SINGLE PLAY
Marc Chan: selections from My Wounded Head 3
a. mm. 223-249 (5:03)
b. mm. 299-342 (8:42)
My Wounded Head 3
Mode Records/2016
piano: Rob Haskins; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, November 11-12, 2011; composition year: 2009; total selections time: 13:45

Hour II

SET THREE
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

Åke Parmerud: Growl!
Growl
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music on stereo tape; realized in 2014 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2014; premiered on February 11, 2015 at Espace Senghor in Brussels; lyrics: Axel Widén; composition year: 2014; time: 12:43

SET FOUR
Peter Child: Tableaux II
a. Shimmer (5:21)
b. Chimaera (4:35)
c. Quietus (4:08)
d. Stomp (4:05)
Child’s Play
Neuma Records/1998
Boston Musica Viva, conductor: Richard Pittman; composition year: 1992; total time: 18:09

Thomas DeLio: …Transients
Selected Compositions (1991-2013)
Neuma Records/2013
electronic music on tape; composition year: 2011; time: 3:40

SINGLE PLAY
Thomas Newman & Rick Cox:
a. A Well Staring at the Sky (3:20)
b. Smith’s Arcade (1:33)
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
instruments, electronics, field recordings; Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded at Deep Sleep and SnakeHouse Studios, Pacific Palisades, California; total time: 4:53

Hour III

SET FIVE
Robert Scott Thompson: Sattva
Of Natural Magic and Breathing of Trees
Aucourant Records/2017
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2017; time: 12:51

Dan Senn: Hands Off Coursing
The Catacombs of Yucatan
Periplum/1999
Too Flutter, Shmoos Harp: Dan Senn; composition year: unknown; time: 8:37

SET SIX
Leif Brush: Windribbon Birds Ambience
MP3
environmental sounds reacting with 200-foot half-inch wide brass wire strung between two birch trees; recording circa 1975; time: 15:07

Annea Lockwood: Dusk
Ground of Being
Recital Records/2014
acousmatic sounds (low frequencies from seafloor hydrothermal vents and inverted bat calls) engineered by Annea Lockwood; tam tam: William Winant; percussion recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York; composition year: 2012; time: 7:06

SINGLE PLAY
Philip Mantione:
a. Track 1 (2:34)
b. Track 2 (3:37)
Fourteen
Scattered Music/2003
found sounds, samples, processing: Philip Mantione; total time: 6:13

John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne: CCM Flotsam #15
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artists)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College
Centaur Records/1994
computer music: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne; recorded at CCM Mills College, Oakland, 1993; time: 0:40

John Cage: Twenty-eight seconds on Takehisa Kosugi
From Zero
Mode Records/2004 (orig. 1995)
voice, stopwatch: John Cage; director: Frank Scheffer; time: 0:46

Takehisa Kosugi: Event — October 30, 2002, Munich
Music for Merce 1952 — 2009 (various artists)
New World Records/2010
live electronics, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; piano, melodica, percussion: Christian Wolff; time: 6:51

— FIN —

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