Martian Gardens Episode 928

Martian Gardens Episode 928
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 15, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Julia Wolfe: Dark Full Ride (track 3)
Dark Full Ride — Music in Multiples
Cantaloupe Music/2009
(for four drum sets); Talujon Percussion Quartet (David Cossin, Tom Kolor, Michael Lipsey, Matt Ward); mixed at Littlelife Studios, New York City, composition year: 2002; selection time: 7:38

Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side Two)
Volume 2: Electronic Works
Mode Records/2004
Buchla Electronic Music Box: Morton Subotnick; recorded 1975, Mills College; time: 14:24

SET TWO
Arie Shapira: Upon Thy Ruins Ofra
Electronics Plus
Arie Shapira/2000
electroacoustic music on tape; recorded at the composer’s studio, Haifa, Israel; composition year: 1995; time: 9:43

Dariusz Mazurowski: Part 5 — Termination Shock
Non Acoustic Symphony
Neuma Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Dariusz Mazurowski; recorded at the De eM Studio, Gdansk, Poland, 2011-2013; time: 6:03

Todd Hammes and His Tool and Drum Ensemble: Kalimba on Marimba
Music for Percussion
Innova Recordings/2007
marimba: Todd Hammes; recorded at Planet of the Tapes Studios, Tucson, Arizona; sensory deprivation tank environment recorded at Still Waters Float Spa, Tucson; composition year: 2005; time: 3:28

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Newband: Congressional Record (D. Drummond)*
Harry Partch/Dean Drummond
Innova Recordings/2001
(for bass baritone and Partch instruments); bass baritone: Robert Osborne; electronic wind controller: Stefani Starin; adapted guitar I: Gregory Hesselink; chromelodeon I: Nelson Padgett; harmonic canoncs: Michael Lipsey; diamond marimba: Dominic Donato; bamboo marimba: Frank Cassara; zoomoozophone: Tom Kolor, Bill Ruyle; texts: Sen. Jesse Helms (bill to abolish the NEA, 1995); Kenneth Starr, Esq. (The Starr Report, published September 11, 1998); Rep. Joe Knollenberg (bill H.R. 1479, plumbing regulations reform, 1999); composer: Dean Drummond; composition year: 2000; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2000; time: 12:58
*Internet version only

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Newband: Dark Brother (H. Partch)*
Harry Partch/Dean Drummond
Innova Recordings/2001
(for bass baritone and Partch instruments); bass baritone: Robert Osborne; tenor violin: Gregory Hesselink; chromelodeon I: Nelson Padgett; bass marimba: Dominic Donato; kithara I: Dean Drummond; text: Thomas Wolfe (from “God’s Lonely Man,” essay undated); composition years: 1942-1943; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2000; time: 9:32
*Radio version only

Hour 2

SET THREE
Haskell Small: Recitative (Lullaby of War, Part III)
Book of Hours
MSR Classics/2016
piano: Haskell Small; narrators: Robin Weigert, Martin Raynor; text: Yvan Goll (“Requiem for the Dead of Europe” [excerpts], “Dithyrambe,” Leipzig, K. Wolff, 1918);  recorded at the United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland, June 22, 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 3:21

Isaac Rosenberg: The Break of Day in the Trenches
A Corner of a Foreign Field — Poems of the First World War (various)
The War Poetry Society/2014
reader, music: credits unavailable; Chicago, Poetry — A Magazine of Verse, Vol. IX, No. III, December 1916; time: 1:36

David Behrman: Statement Against the War
My Dear Siegfried
XI Records/2005
speaker: Thomas Buckner; text: Siegfried Sassoon (“Statement Against the War,” July 1917); shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; trombone: Peter Zummo; keyboards, electronics: David Behrman; engineering, special effects: Tom Hamilton; recorded in 2003, location unspecified, composition years: 1979-2002; time: 6:51

Will Ogdon: Three Statements
I. The Last Invocation (Walt Whitman) [2:10)]
II. Madrigal (Thomas Campion) [1:21]
III. A Clear Midnight (Walt Whitman) [2:00]

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; I & III “Leaves of Grass” (Boston, James R. Osgood & Co., 1881-1882); II. Campion, “Oft have I sigh’d for him that hears me not” [The Third Book of Ayres; c. 1618] ; composition year: 1956; total time: 5:31

The Gregg Smith Singers: I Have Heard… (D. Hindman)
Like Shining (various composers)
Living Music Foundation/2001
The Gregg Smith Singers, director: Gregg Smith; recorded at Canterbury Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama; composer: Dorothy Hindman; composition year: 1993; text: Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass” (Boston, James R. Osgood & Co., 1881-1882); time: 5:06

SET FOUR
Third Coast Percussion: Flow
Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, December 2016; composition year: not listed; conceived of a s score for the film Paddle to the Sea; time: 2:34

Joel Gressel: Is it Serious?
Milton Babbitt — A Composers’ Memorial (various composers)
Open Space/2012
computer music: Joel Gressel; composition year: 2010; time: 9:58

Third Coast Percussion: Open Water
Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, December 2016; composition year: not listed; conceived of a s score for the film Paddle to the Sea; time: 4:19

Mara Helmuth: Where is My Voice?
University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (various artists)
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of
Illinois Experimental Music Studios (1958–2008)

U. of Il. EMS/2008
fixed media: Mara Helmuth; speaker/text: Steve Sunderland; composition year: 2008; 5:55

SINGLE PLAY
David Starobin: Danci (M. Babbitt)
Newdance — 18 Dances for Guitar
Bridge Records/1998
guitar: David Starobin; composer: Milton Babbitt; composition year: 1996; recorded at Astoria Sound, Astoria, New York, 1997-1998; time: 2:22

Hour 3

SET FIVE
Morton Feldman: For John Cage (excerpt)
For John Cage
Bridge Records/2017
violin: Erik Carlson; piano: Aleck Karis; recorded at Conrad Prebys Music Center, University of California San Diego, August 23-24, 2017; composition year: 1982; excerpt time: third 10 minutes of 71:46

John Cage: Thirteen (excerpt)
The Number Pieces 6
Mode Records/2012
Essential Music (flute: Janet Axelrod; oboe: Blair Tindall; clarinet: Mark Lieb; bassoon: Michael Finn; violin: Mary Rowell, Greg Kitzis; viola: Ron Lawrence; cello: Mary Wooten; trumpet: Carl Albach; trombone: Monique Buzzarté; tuba: David Braynard; xylophone: John Kennedy, Charles Wood); recorded at SUNY Purchase, May 9, 1993; composition year: 1992; excerpt time: first 10 minutes of 30:00

SINGLE PLAY
Larry Polansky: freeHorn
freeHorn
Cold Blue Music/2017
tenor saxophone, computer: David Kant; horn: Krystyna Bobrowski; piano: Amy Beal; electric guitar: Giacomo Fiore; fretless electric guitar: Larry Polansky; electric violin: David Dunn; cello: Monica Scott; software: Larry Polansky, Phil Burk; recorded at Recital Hall, University of California Santa Cruz; March 22, 2016; composition year: 2008; time: 20:15

SINGLE PLAY
Baljinder Sekhon: Musica Cesara
Places & Times
Innova Recordings/2018
(for classical guitar and 7 percussionists); guitar soloist: Dieter Hennings; McCormick Percussion Group, director: Robert McCormick; recorded at Springs Theatre, Tampa, Florida, March 2014; composition year: 2014; time: 12:14

— FIN —

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