Martian Gardens Episode 925

Martian Gardens Episode 925
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 18, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Olly Wilson: Sometimes
Videmus — Works by T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Donal Fox, Olly Wilson
New World Records/1992
tenor: William Brown; tape realized at the UC Berkeley Electronic Music Studio, 1976; text: “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” (trad.); composition year: 1976; time: 17:20

(R.I.P. Olly Wilson, September 7, 1937 — March 13, 2018)

SET ONE
Martín Alejandro Fumarola: Callejuelas*
Travels of the Spider — Electroacoustic Music from Argentina (various artists)
Pogus Productions/1998
electroacoustic music (plucked string sounds, FM synthesis), computer programming: Martín Alejandro Fumarola; recorded at LIEM Studios, Madrid, Spain, July 1996; composition year: 1996; time: 8:16
*inspired by the street layout of Madrid

José Mataloni: Adivinanza
Magical Realism of Sound
José Mataloni/2003
electroacoustic music realized in Cordoba, Argentina; year: not listed; time: 3:14

Beatriz Ferreyra: La ba-balle du chien-chien à la me-mère
IMEB Compendium International 2001 Bourges (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Média/2001
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2001; time: 11:17

SINGLE PLAY
Nicholas Chase: Bindu
Bhajan
Cold Blue Music/2017
electric violin: Robin Lorentz; computer, electronics: Nicholas Chase; recorded at Mercer Island, Washington, Eugene, Oregon, and Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, July 2016; composition year: 2013; time: 10:55

Hour 2

SET TWO
Third Coast Percussion: Amazon River (from Aguas de Amazonia) [P. Glass]
Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, December 2016; composer: Philip Glass; composition years: 1993-1999); arr. Third Coast Percussion; time: 9:35

Paul Lansky: Laughing Matter (from Idle Fancies)
Idle Fancies
Bridge Records/2015
marimba: Gwenolyn Dease; recorded at Abeshouse Productions, Pelham, New York; composition year: 2008; time: 4:26

Anne LeBaron: Submerged Cavern
1, 2, 4, 3
Innova Recordings/2010
shakuhachi: Kiku Day; harp: Anne LeBaron; koto: Kanoko Nishi; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, 2005; time: 1:41

Chris Brown: River (part 1)
Lava
Tzadik/1995
drums: William Winant; recorded at the Center for Computer Music, Mills College; composition year: 1992; selection time: 2:02

Thomas DeLio: as though (from Center)
New Music Series Volume 4 (various composers)
Neuma Records/2002
soprano: Paula Chipman; percussion: Jeff Gram; flute: Karen Hendricks; clarinet: David Welter; violin: Roger Zahab; recorded at the University of New Mexico; composition year: 1994; selection time: 3:12

SET THREE
Madeleine Shapiro: Synchronisms No. 3 (M. Davidovsky)
Electricity – Works for Cello and Electronics (various composers)
Albany Records/2004
(for cello and electronic sounds); cello: Madeleine Shapiro; composer: Mario Davidovsky; recorded at Adrian Carr Music Designs, New York City, composition year: 1964; time: 5:19

Jane Antonia Cornish: Scattered Light
Into Silence
Innova Recordings/2017
cello: Hamilton Berry; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City; composition year: not listed; time: 4:34

Bang On A Can All-Stars: Lethe’s Children (J. Clayton)
More Field Recordings (various composers)
Cantaloupe Music/2017
The Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; double bass: Robert Black; percussion: David Cossin; bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; piano: Vicky Chow); composer: Jace Clayton; composition year: 2015; recorded at Water Music Recorders, Hoboken, New Jersey; time: 4:41

Elliott Carter: Figment No. 2 (Remembering Mr. Ives)
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Five
Nine Compositions (1994–2002)
Bridge Records/2003
cello: Fred Sherry; recorded at KAS Studio, Astoria, New York, 2001–2002; composition year: 2001; time: 3:30

SET FOUR
Robert Carl: The City (from Sullivan Songs)
We, Like Salangan Swallows… (various artists)
A Choral Gallery of Morton Feldman and his Contemporaries
New World Records/2018
(for six-part choir); The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; recorded at the Carmelite Church, Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia, April 26, 2017; text: Louis Sullivan; composition year: 1983; time: 2:12

David Bennett Thomas: O Magnum Mysterium (trad.)
Songs of the Seasons
Capstone Records/2007
(for mixed chorus); The Gregg Smith Singers, conductor: Arthur Krieck; recorded at St. Peter’s Church, New York City, January 15, 2007; arr. David Bennett Thomas, composition year: 2006; time: 4:25

Phil Kline: Sanctus (trad.)
John the Revelator — A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart vocal group; Ethel string quartet; recorded at the Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; composition years: 2006, 2007; music, lyrics: traditional, arr. Kline; time: 2:42

Hour 3

SET FOUR
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: O Magnum Mysterium (trad.) [MP3]
demo
for chorus SATB; demonstration, voices synthesized; arr. DBK; recorded at the composer’s studio, Johnson, Vermont, composition year: 2016; time: 5:31

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: In the Bleak Midwinter (Rosetti)
demo
for chorus SATB and trumpet; demonstration, voices and trumpet synthesized; original song, text: Christina Rosetti, c. 1872; arr. DBK; recorded at the composer’s studio, Johnson, Vermont; composition year: 2015; time: 2:37

(March 17, Happy birthday, DBK!)

Mary Jane Leach: Night Blossoms
The NYFA Collection — 25 Years of New York New Music (various artists)
Innova Recordings/2010
(for vocal quartet SATB); Kiitos (soprano: Eileen Clark; mezzo-soprano: Karen Goldfeder; tenor: Gregory Davidson; baritone: Jared Stamm); haiku: Yofu; recorded at the Church of the Ascension, New York City; composition year: 2001; time: 2:02

Robert Scott Thompson: Evening Light
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
electroacoustic music: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 7:10

SET FIVE
Joan La Barbara: CYCLONE (excerpt)
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
voices, percussion, phase shift modules: Joan La Barbara; ARP 2600 synthesizer, steel guitar, percussion: Bruce Ditmas; original tape recorded at Downtown Sound, New York City, April 27, 1977; new remix by Paul Geluso and Brian Brandt supervised by Joan La Barbara, Harvestworks Studios, New York City, 2015–2017; composition years: 1976-1977; excerpt: first 10 minutes of 30

Maggi Payne: Distant Thunder
Arctic Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
electroacoustic music (sources include floor furnace, adhesive tape, boiling kettle): Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland; composition year: 2003; time: 10:48

SINGLE PLAY
Martin Messier and Jacques Poulin-Denis: The Pencil Project
Deep Wireless — Radio Arts Compilation 12 (online album)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2012
a live electronic piece based on the physicality of writing; performed at Wychwood Theatre, Toronto, May 2010, for the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art; composition year: 2008; time: 14:55

— FIN —

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