Martian Gardens Episode 907

Martian Gardens Episode 907
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 9-10, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
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Martian Gardens returns to Taint Radio, Monday, November 13, 11:00 p.m. EST, as a weekly 3-hour program.

Hour 1

SET ONE
Emanuele Arciuli: Four American Indian Piano Preludes (L.W. Ballard)
a. Ombaska (Daylight) (2:28)
b. Tabideh (The Hunt) (1:07)
c. Nikotoneh (Love Song) (1:36)
d. To’kah’ni (Warrior Dance) (1:24)

Walk in Beauty (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2017
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; recorded at Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2016; composer: Louis W. Ballard; composition year: 1963; total time: 6:36

Marc Ponthus: Ondine (Lent) (from Gaspard de la nuit) (M. Ravel)
Xenakis/Ravel
Neuma Records/2004
piano: Marc Ponthus; recorded at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, January 5, 2004; composer: Maurice Ravel; composition year: 1908; time: 7:29

Marc Chan: mm. 299-342
My Wounded Head 3*
Revisions and variations on chorales from Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion
Mode Records/2016
piano: Rob Haskins; recorded at System II, Brooklyn, November 2011; composition year: 2009; time: 8:42
*”O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” (“O Sacred Head Now Wounded”) — J.S. Bach, “St. Matthew’s Passion”

SET TWO
George Crumb: The Yellow Moon of Andalusia
Spanish Songbook III for Mezzo-Soprano and Amplified Piano
I. Pause of the Clock (3:44)
II. Ballad of the Little Square (2:41)
III. Casida of the Lament (3:11)
IV. Cicada! (2:03)
V. Song of the Dead Orange Tree (2:40)
VI. In the Forest of Clocks (3:33)

Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
soprano: Tony Arnold; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca; recorded at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, June 2016; composition year: 2012; total time: 17:52

SET THREE (To be continued)
Simon Martin: L’heure mauve
Hommage à Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle
performances by Quatuor Bizzini, Quasar quatuor de saxophones, Trio de guitares contemporain
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
classical guitars: Trio de guitares contemporain (Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duchesne, Jérôme Ducharme); recorded at the Église de Sainte-Théodosie, Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal, Quebec, June 2015; composer Simon Martin; composition year: 2009; time: 8:36 (concluded in Hour 2)

Hour 2

SET THREE (Continued)
Simon Martin: L’heure mauve
Hommage à Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle
performances by Quatuor Bizzini, Quasar quatuor de saxophones, Trio de guitares contemporain
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
classical guitars: Trio de guitares contemporain (Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duchesne, Jérôme Ducharme); recorded at the Église de Sainte-Théodosie, Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal, Quebec, June 2015; composer Simon Martin; composition year: 2009; time: 2:21 (concluding portion)

Martin Simon: Flowing Guitar
60 x 60 2004–2005 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2006
detuned guitar, processing: Martin Simon; composition year: 2005; time: 1:00

SET FOUR
Wayne Vitale & Brian Baumbusch: selections from Mikrokosma
a. Dance (3:35)
b. Pencon (8:32)

Mikrokosma
New World Records/2017
(for Balinese gamelan); Santa Cruz Contemporary Gamelan, director: Brian Baumbusch; recorded at the University of California Santa Cruz, March 13, 2015; composition year: 2015; composer: Brian Baumbusch; time: 12:02

Cindy McTee: Metal Music*
a. Bins and Bells (2:59)
b. Kettles and Cans (1:24)
c. Tins and Tanks (1:47)
d. Buckets and Bolts (2:29)
e. Pots and Pans (1:00)

CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 9 (various artists)
…musics, metaphors, machines…
CEMI: Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, University of North Texas, Denton

Centaur Records/1991
computer music, digital synthesis: Cindy McTee; recorded 1990, composition year: 1989; total; time: 10:04
*correction: All sounds generated by FM synthesis.  No sampling.

SET FIVE
Mara Helmuth and Allen Otte: Mellipse 2
Implements of Actuation
Electronic Music Foundation/2000
crotales, triangles, Tibetan cymbals, Chinese cymbals, wind gong, tam-tam, chimes: Allen Otte; computer programming, sound sampling (spoon striking pot lid), processing: Mara Helmuth; composition years: 1989, 1995, 1999; time: 12:47

Allen Otte and John Cage:
Connecting Egypt To Madison Through Columbus Ohio, Cage, And The History Of The American Labor Movement*
The Works for Percussion 4
Mode Records/2017
voice, prepared piano, and frame drums: Allen Otte; texts (in mesostic form): Du Fu, John Cage, The Ohio Council of the Conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops, Aldo Leopold, State Sen. Carl Otte (D-WI, father of Allen Otte), protest chants, anonymous voices of the American Labor Movement; recorded at Theater A, University of California, San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 7:18
*Incorporates music from Cage’s “Music for Marcel Duchamp” (1947), and Variations II (1961)

John Cage: Sonata VII
The Piano Works 2 — Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano*
Mode Records/1998
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Studio 1, Frankfurt, December 1994; composition years: 1946-1948; time: 2:15
*”First recording using a Steinway “O“-type baby grand piano (as Cage originally composed on and designed the piece for).” — Mode

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Thomas DeLio: Against the Silence…
a. First Movement (8:09)
b. Second Movement (11:57)

20th Century American Music (Fuller/DeLio)
3D Classics (Nuema Records)/1996
(for percussion and computer-generated tape); The University of New Mexico Percussion Ensemble, director: Christopher Shultis; composition years: 1984-1985; total time: 20:06

SET FIVE
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn: Freedom of Youth
Society of Composers, Inc. — Songfest (various artists)
Capstone Records/1994
reader: Lori Berg; digital synthesizer: Mary Jeanne van Appledorn; text: Elizabeth Akers Allen; commissioned for the Freedom of Youth statue installation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1986; time: 11:00

Artemiy Artemiev: An Evening in the Country
Electroacoustic Music Volume 1 — Russia (various artists)*
Electroshock Records/1997
synthesizers: Artemiy Artemiev; recorded in Moscow, composition year: 1990; time: 5:52
*also included on Artemiev’s “Forgotten Themes,” 2000

Brian Eno: Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)
Ambient 4 — On Land
Editions EG/1986 (orig. LP/1982)
synthesizers: Brian Eno; recorded and mastered in New York City, 1978-1982 (frogs recorded in Choloma, Honduras, by Felipe Orrego); time: 5:21

SET SIX
Laurie Spiegel: Passage
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991
computer programming, digital synthesis, sequencers, Music Mouse: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1987; time: 14:03

Coil: Remote Viewing 4
The Remote Viewer
Threshold House/2006
analog synthesizers, electronics, processing: Jhonn Balance, Peter Christopherson, Danny Hyde, Cliff Stapleton, Mike York; recorded at Coil‘s studio, UK, 2006; time: 9:53

SINGLE PLAY
Evan Ziporyn: Drill
Frog’s Eye
Cantaloupe Music/2005
bass clarinet: Evan Ziporyn; Boston Modern Orchestra Project Wind Ensemble, conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 15, 2006; composition year: 2001; time: 11:15

— FIN —

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