Martian Gardens Episode 913

Martian Gardens Episode 913
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 21 & 23, 2017
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Tim Hodgkinson: Fighting/Breathing
Sketch of Now
Mode Records/2006
(for bass clarinet and percussion on tape); bass clarinet: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded in concert at Sala de Concerte a Filarmonicii Paul Constantinescu, Ploiești, Romania, October 2003; composition year: 2001; time: 7:40

Michael Lowenstern: Regina Takes the Holy Road, 3 December 1994 (J. Kitzke)
Spasm — Works for Bass Clarinet
New World Records/1996
bass clarinet: Michael Lowenstern; voices, human percussion: Heather Barringer, Jay Johnson, Jerome Kitzke, Tom Tinker; recorded at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, 1996; composer: Jerome Kitzke; composition year: 1995; time: 3:41

Takayuki Rai: Sparkle (for bass clarinet and computer-generated tape)
IMEB Opus 30 – 1984 — 1999, Volume 2 (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
bass clarinet: Harry Sparnaay; realized at GMEB/IMEB, Bourges, France, 1988; time: 10:07

In memory of Harry Sparnaay, 1944 — December 12, 2017

SET TWO
Amy Denio: Prostrate Before a Periwinkle
The Big Embrace
Spoot Music/2017
accordion, alto saxophone, glockenspiel: Amy Denio;  recorded in Seattle, 2017; time: 3:52

Reconnaissance Fly: An Empty Rectangle
Cage Flower Futures
Edgetone Records/2014
voice, flute, guitar: Polly Moller; keyboards: Amanda Chaudhary; clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone: Rich Lesnick; bass guitar, electronics: Tim Walters; drums: Larry the O; recorded in San Francisco; time: 5:02

Paul Bley Quintet: And Now the Queen
Barrage
ESP-Disk/2008 (orig. LP/1965)
alto saxophone: Marshall Alan; trumpet: Dewey Johnson; piano: Paul Bley; bass: Eddie Gomez; percussion: Milford Graves; composition: Carla Bley; recorded October 15, 1965; New York City; time: 4:33

André Hamel + La Nef: Solitude
Les musiques d’Urnos
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
shawm: Pierre Langevin; recorded in Montreal 2004 and 2016; total time: 4:21

If, Bwana: Jungle Horn
Radio Slaves
Pogus Productions/2007
Casio sampler, samples: Al Margolis; recorded in 1986; time: 2:25

SET THREE
David Lee Myers & Marco Oppedisano: I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
Tesla at Coney Island
OKS Recordings of North America/2008
electric guitar, samples: Marco Oppedisano; feedback circuits, noises, samples: David Lee Myers; time: 2:19

Langston Hughes: Bound No’th Blues
The Dream Keeper
Mode Records/2017
intoning voice: Eric Mingus; piano: David Amram; music director, arranger: David Simon; text: Langston Hughes; originally published in Opportunity Magazine, October, 1926; recorded at Thundering Sky Studio, South Berwick, Maine, April 2012; total time: 3:51

Sterling A. Brown: Ma Rainey
The Poetry of Sterling A. Brown
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
spoken voice: Sterling A. Brown; (1932); 2:08

Langston Hughes: Night and Morn
The Voice of Langston Hughes
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
voice: Langston Hughes; (1932); time: 0:28

Hour 2

SET FOUR
Anne LeBaron: Selections from Crescent City Act I*
h. The Good Man’s Song (4:45)
i. Nurses in Hospital with Marie (5:08)
j. Nuses on Helipad (6:46)

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: 16:41
*continued from Episode 912, Hour 2; to be continued in Episode 914, Hour 2

Mendi + Keith Obadike:
a. Like an Alien (0:23)
b. The Taste of Sugarcane (3:44)

The Sour Thunder — An Internet Opera
Bridge Records/2004
composed and performed by Mendi + Keith Obadike at Yale University, 1997-2002; total time: 4:07

SET FIVE
Paul Lansky: Spirals
Idle Fancies
Bridge Records/2015
marimba: Gwendolyn Dease; recorded at Abeshouse Productions, Pelham, New York, composition year: 2013; time: 11:58

Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich
Çedille Records/2016
marimbas: Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore); recorded at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, December 15-19, 2014; composition year: 1994; total time: 4:48

Mei-Fang Lin: Flux — for Marimba and Electronics
Electronic Masters Vol. 2 (various artists)
Ablaze Records/2013
marimba: Yi-Chia Chen; recorded at Arizona State University, November 20, 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 7:24

SINGLE PLAY
Ross Feller: Triple Threat (for three soloists and an ensemble of nine)
X/Winds
Innova Recordings/2017
Oberlin Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble, director: Tim Weiss; recorded at Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin, Ohio; composition years: 1994, revised 2006; time: 7:29

Hour 3

SET SIX
Gong Linna & The Bang on a Can All-Stars: Yun Zhon Jun (The King in the Clouds)
Cloud River Mountain
Cantaloupe Music/2017
vocals: Gong Linna; cello: Ashley Bathgate; bass: Robert Black; piano: Vicky Chow; percussion: David Cossin; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; clarinet and bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; composer: Robert Zollitsch aka Lǎo Luó; recorded at Water Music, Hoboken, New Jersey, June 2015; total selections time: 9:16

Alvin Lucier: Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) [Lennon/McCartney]
Ghosts and Monsters [various artists]
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series Volume 8
Electronic Music Foundation/1998
(composer: John Lennon; arr. Alvin Lucier) piano with teapot playback: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Radio Bremen, February 1998; composition year: 1967, Lucier arrangement: 1990; time: 9:15

Barney Childs: 37 Songs
Heaven to clear when day did close…
New World Records/2016
piano: David Ward-Steinman; recorded at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California, January 2001; composition year: 1971; time: 4:48

SET SEVEN
Robert Morris: Wye: Lynes (for soprano and computer-generated sounds)
Nature, Music, East, West
Open Space/2013
soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; text: William Wordsworth (“Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey”); recorded at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; composition year: 2003; time: 25:06

Milton Babbitt: Phonemena (for soprano and synthesized tape)
Electro Acoustics Music — Classics (various artists)
Neuma Records/1996
soprano: Judith Bettina; tape realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1975; time: 4:11

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

— FIN —

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