Martian Gardens Episode 911

Martian Gardens Episode 911
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 6-7, 2017
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Hour 1

Lukas Foss: Music for Six
Curriculum Vitae
New World Records/2010
University of Buffalo Percussion Ensemble — vibraphones: Jan Williams, Edward Folger; marimbas: Bruce Penner, Rick Kazmierczak; electric piano, marimba: Kathryn Kayne; synthesizer: James Calabrese; recorded 1980, New York City; composition years: 1977, revised 1978; time: 16:10

Julius Eastman: The Zürich Concert (opening portion)
The Zürich Concert
New World Records/2017
piano, voice: Julius Eastman; recorded at the Aula Rämibühl gallery, Zürich, Switzerland, October 25, 1980; produced by Paul Tai and Mary Jane Leach; excerpt time: 5:12

Mary Jane Leach: By’mBye
piano, voice: Sarah Cahill; recorded at Brooklyn College, October 2001; composition year: 2001; commissioned by Sarah Cahill; time: 3:00

Ruth Crawford Seeger: 2 Ricercare
a. Sacco, Vanzetti (6:07)
b. Chinese Laundryman (3:29)

Deutsche Grammophon/1997
soprano: Lucy Shelton; piano: Reinbert de Leeuw; texts: H.T. Tsiang; recorded at Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February, 1996;  composition year: 1932; total time: 9:36

Warren Burt: selections from Poems of Rewi Alley
a. What Legal, What Not (2:08)
b. A Communist Mother (0:52)

Sonic Gallery/2006
reader: John Britton; electronic musical setting: Warren Burt; texts: Rewi Alley; recorded at Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia Asia Foundation, 2006; total excerpts time: 4:28

Anne LeBaron: The Sea and the Honeycomb
The Musical Railism of Anne LeBaron
Mode Records/1995
The Theater Chamber Players of Kennedy Center (soprano: Jeannette Walters; flute, piccolo: Penelope Fischer; piano: Kwang-wu Kim; clarinet, bass clarinet: Edward Walters; percussion: Albert Merz, John Beck; conductor: Leon Fleisher); text: Antonio Machado, translated by Robert Bly; composition year: 1979; time: 7:35

Henry Brant: Meteor Farm (track 16)
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 4
Innova Recordings/2006
(spatial music for numerous simultaneous groups) principal conductor: Henry Brant; guest conductor: Neely Bruce and Richard Winslow; Wesleyan University Orchestra, conductor: Roger Sollie; Wesleyan Singers, director: Neely Bruce; Wesleyan Gamelan, directors: Sumarsam with Sukanto Sastrodarsono; South Indian Trio (voice: S.A.K. Durga; mrdangam: David Nelson; tambura: David Claman); West African Drumming Ensemble, master drummer: Abraham Adzenyah; Wesleyan Big Band, director: Bill Barron; saxophones (altos: Susan Kidwell, Daniel Kolbert, tenor: Larry DeGarris); soprano soloists: Phyllis Bruce, Laura Cook; organ: Amy Snyder;  composition year: 1982; recorded at Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, March 6, 1982; parts 5,6, total time: 5:28

Hour 2

Anne LeBaron: Selections from Crescent City Act I*
a. Sunset Crescent City (5:13)
b. An Ill-wind Blows (2:48)
c. Marie Laveau Emerges from her Tomb (4:42)
d. The Bound Ghost (4:38)

Crescent City — A Hyperopera
Innova Recordings/2014
music and electronics: Anne LeBaron; director: Yuval Sharon; conductor: Marc Lowenstein; libretto: Doug Kearney; composition year: 2012; recorded at Atwater Crossing, Los Angeles, May 26-27, 2012; total selections time: 17:22
*To be continued in Episode 912, Hour 2

Eighth Blackbird: selections from Olagón, Part II (D. Trueman)
a. Stirrings I (3:49)
b. For Eons and Eons (2:08)
c. Stirrings II (0:57)
d. Motet for Medhbh (5:35)
e. Níl Aon Ton-Ton (2:24)
f. Stirrings III (1:26)

Olagón — A Cantata in Doublespeak
Çedille Records/2012
Eighth Blackbird (flutes: Nathalie Joachim; clarinets: Michael J. Maccaferri; violin, viola: Yvonne Lam; cello: Nick Photinos; percussion: Matthew Duvall; piano: Lisa Kaplan); vocals: Iarla Ó Lionáird; fiddle: Dan Trueman; composer: Dan Trueman; text: Paul Muldoon (based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge) composition year (completed): 2015; recorded at Princeton University; Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland; Lab Studios and SHIRK Studios, Chicago, 2015 — 2017; total selections time: 16:10

Neely Bruce: selections from The Plague*
The Plague — A Commentary on the work of the Fourth Horseman
I. Johnny Boccaccio Reports on the Plague 2:33)
a. Song: The Doctor’s Art (3:28)/b. Revelation (1:28)
II. The Persecution of the Jews (2:35)
III. The Song of the Flagellants (3:10)
IV. The Bonfires of Clement VI (3:28)
V. Dance Music (3:02)

The Plague & Other Vocal Works (The Electric Phoenix sing Neely Bruce)
Mode Records/1991
bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers: Daryl Runswick; keyboards, synthesizers: Neely Bruce; rhythm guitar: Ray Russell; drums: John Marshall; Electric Phoenix (soprano: Judith Rees; mezzo-soprano: Linda Hirst; tenor: Daryl Runswick; bass: Terry Edwards); texts: Neely Bruce; Revelation 6:7,8; the book of Habakkuk Song of the Flagellants (trad.); The Decameron, The Doctor’s Art (anon.); Shih Tao-Nan, “The Death of Rats,” Tony Connor, recorded at October Sound Studios, London, 1984-1985; total selections time: 16:24
*To be continued in Episode 912, Hour 2

Peter Gordon: Star Jaws*
Star Jaws
Lovely Music, Ltd./2008 (orig. 1977)
basses: Steve Bartek; clarinet: Peter Gordon; drums: Tony Johnson; flute: Maggi Payne; Clavinet, PolyMoog synthesizer: “Blue” Gene Tyranny; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, time: 4:32

Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention: Uncle Meat Main Title Theme**
Uncle Meat
Rykodisc/1995 (orig. Bizarre Records double LP/1969)
recorded at Apostolic Studios, New York City, October 1967 — February 1968; percussion overdubs recorded at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, March — April, 1968; time: 1:54

*podcast/webcast version only
**broadcast version only

Hour 3

Amy Denio: Boat People
The Big Embrace
Spoot Music/2017
guitar, bass, glockenspiel, percussion, vocals, lyrics: Amy Denio; mastered at Ultraviolet Studios, Seattle; time: 4:00

Genevieve Robertson & Jayson Ellerbeck: Killing Fields
Deep Wireless 3 — Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2006
guitar, narration, field recordings, processing:  Robertson & Ellerbeck; recorded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; time: 5:12

LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams: Green Song
The Aerial #2 — Spring 1990 (various artists)
vocals, Casiotone: LaDonna Smith; guitar: Davey Williams; composition year: 1988; time: 3:00

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Bales, Barrels, & Cones: Antebellum/Antibellum
electronic playback (fireworks and percussion samples): DBK; composition year: 2002; fireworks arranged and displayed by DBK, Roxbury, VT, 1986; time: 7:35

Noah Creshevsky: Strategic Defense Initiative (excerpt)
The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky 1971 — 1992
EM Records/2004
tape collage: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1986; excerpt time: 4:44

Marcelle Deschênes:
a. Big Bang III (2:38)
b. Lux (excerpt) (2:38)*

petits Big Bangs
empreintes DIGITALes/2006
a. electroacoustic music: Marcelle Deschênes; realized at Bruit Blanc Studio, Montreal, 1992 for George Dyens‘ “Big Bang” installation, included in the  Images du futur presented at La Cité des arts et des nouvelles technologies de Montréal; b. electroacoustic music composed with Alain Thibault for a multimedia presentation by Renée Bourassa; realized in 1985 at the Bruit Blanc studio in Montreal; premiered at (S)pace – SMCQ, Spectrum, Montreal; December 5, 1985; total time: 5:16
*samples “Trinity: A religious experience,” and narrative about the first atomic bomb detonation of undetermined origin.

John Cage:
a. Eleven Seconds on Einstein (0:19)
b. Twenty-four Seconds on Ronald Reagan (1:04)
c. Twenty-four Seconds on Death (0:32)

Mode Records/2004 (orig. 1995)
voice, stopwatch: John Cage; director: Frank Scheffer; total time: 1:55

Pierre-Yves Artaud: 5.4.88 (D. Mabry)
Contemporary Flute Music (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
amplified C flute: Pierre Yves Artaud; recorded at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon (CNSMD), Paris, January 1991, composer: Drake Mabry; composition year: 1988; time: 12:41

Monique Jean: Low Memory #2
L’ Adieu au S.O.S.
Empreintes Digitales/2003
flute, piccolo: Claire Marchand; 4-channel tape; tape realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2001; premiered by Claire Marchand at Studio 12, Maison de Radio-Canada, Montreal, April 8, 2001; stereo version realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2002; time: 10:25

— FIN —

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