Martian Gardens Episode 899

Episode 899
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 6, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When

Hour I

SET ONE
Ingram Marshall: September Canons
September Canons
New World Records/2009
violin, electronic processing: Todd Reynolds; a lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001; composition year: 2002; time: 13:19

Martin Boykan: Psalm 121
Rites of Passage — Chamber Music 1993-2012
Bridge Records/2017
mezzo soprano: Pamela Dellal; violins: Yohann Chendler, Amil Altshuler; viola: Mary Ruth Ray; cello: Joshua Gordon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, March 3, 2011; composition year: 1997; text: Psalm 121; time: 6:43

SET TWO
John Cage: Music for Two (by One)
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
solo voice and percussion: Bonnie Whiting; a solo simultaneous realization of Music for ____ (seventeen pieces for variable ensemble; scoreless); recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition years: 1984-1987; time: 13:38

Mary Lee Roberts: Crossing on the Salmon (Salmon River, Idaho)
6 Compositions
Open Space/1997
(for vocalist and ensemble); soprano, tam-tam: Grace Mannion-Jacobson; UC Santa Barbara Prisms New Music Ensemble; composition year: 1993; time: 7:03

SET THREE
Salvatore Martirano: Jest Fa Laffs
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 14 [various artists]
The Virtuoso in the Computer Age — IV
Centaur Records/1993
computer music: Salvatore Martirano; the Ciosoni Trio (flute: Tim Lane; clarinet: Eric Mandat; string bass: Michael Cameron); recorded at the University of Illinois, December 1992; composition years: 1990-1991; time: 6:26

R. Weis: Tubular March
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2011
samples (two cardboard tubes dropping; single vocal tone); recorded at the composer’s studio Pittsburgh; time: 2:09

Hour II

SINGLE PLAY
Vladimir Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy
Electronic and Acoustic Works 1957-1972
New World Records/2007
(electronic music on tape, primary source: wireless code signals); realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 4:36

SET FOUR
Halim El-Dabh:
a. Wire Recorder Piece (1:58)
b. Leiyla and the Poet (5:08)
c. Electronics and the Word (2:50)

Crossing into the Electric-Magnetic
Without Fear/2000
tapes, electronics, voice: Halim El Dabh; composition years: 1944, 1959; total time: 9:56

Halim El-Dabh: Tabla Dance
Compositions Throughout the Years
El-Dabh Music/2009
tabla: Halim El-Dabh; piano: Tuyen Tonnu; time: 5:43

In memory of Halim El-Dabh — March 4, 1921 — September 2, 2017

SET FIVE
Pt. Kamalesh Maitra: Raag Bhupal Todi (trad.)
Tabla Tarang — Melody on Drums (The World’s Musical Traditions, Vol. 10)
Smithsonian Folkways/1996
tabla tarang: Pandit Kamalesh Maitra; tabla: Trilok Gurtu; recorded at CMP Studio, Zerkall, Hürtgenwald, Germany, 1994; composer: Mian Tensen (attributed); year: unknown; time: 9:44

Shirish Korde: Rag Kerwani (Svara-Yantra, mvt. II)
Svara-Yantra
Neuma Records/2006
violin: Joanna Kurkowicz; tabla: Samir Chatterjee; The National Polish Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Ruben Silva; recorded at Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland, November, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 10:15

SINGLE PLAY
Bill Alves: Concerto for Guitar and Gamelan, mvt. II
Guitars & Gamelan
MicroFest Records/2015
just intonation guitar: John Schneider; HMC American Gamelan, director: Bill Alves, Harvey Mudd College, California; composition year: 2011; composition year: 2011; time time: 6:22

Hour III

SET SIX
Sarah Maria Sun: Six Songs after Christian Morgenstern* (H. Holliger)
a. Vorfrühling (Early Spring) (2:49)
b. Der Abend (Evening) (1:42)
c. Schmetterling (Butterfly) (0:44)
d. Vöglein Schwermut(The Melancholy Little Bird) (3:07)
e. Vor Sonnenaufgang (Before Sunrise) (1:16)
f. Herbst (Autumn) (2:36)

Modern Lied (various composers)
Mode Records/2017
soprano: Sarah Maria Sun; piano: Jan Philip Schulze; recorded at Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, February 2016; composer: Heinz Holliger; composition years: 1956-1957; total time: 12:13
*Sechs Lieder nach den Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern

Ursula Mamlok: Five Capriccios
I. ♪=100 (0:52)
II. ♪=112 (0:45)
III. ♪=92 (0:43)
IV. ♩=104 (0:41)
V. ♪=54 (4:05)

Volume 3
Bridge Records/2011
oboe: Heinz Holliger; piano: Anton Kernjak; recorded at Radiostudio, Zürich, Switzerland, February 12, 2011; composition year: 1968; total time: 7:08

SET SEVEN
Noah Creshevsky: What If
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music (source: piano improvisations by Stuart  Isacoff); composition year: 2009; time: 8:36

Michael Kinney: Abracadabra
The Electro-Acoustic Ensemble at Brooklyn College (various composers)
Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music/1997
(for two percussionists and computer-generated tape); percussion: Lisa Frisari, Adam Novick; realized at the Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music; composition year: unknown; time: 11:05

SET EIGHT
Gilles Gobeil: Golem
Les lointains
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
(for malletKAT and sampler); realized at Miso Music Studio, Lisbon, Portugal, autumn 2012, and the EMS Stockholm, July 2013; premiered with percussionist Rick Sacks at Rick Sacks Solo Electronic Show, The Array Space, Toronto, March 22, 2014; CD version produced without performer at the composer’s studio, 2015; time: 10:35

Robert Scott Thompson: Waters of Cabeus (A)
Elemental
Aucourant Records/2010
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; realized at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2009; time: 14:01

SINGLE PLAY
Rune Lindblad: Death of the Moon
Death of the Moon & Other Early Works
Pogus Productions/1989
electronics, tapes: Rune Lindblad; composition years: 1954-1955; time: 8:30

— FIN —

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