Martian Gardens Episode 929

Martian Gardens Episode 929
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 26, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Baljinder Sekhon: Passageways
Places & Times
Innova Recordings/2018
steel pan soloist: Dave Gerhardt; Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (Matt Cook, Justin DeHart, Cory Hills, Nick Terry; guest performer: David Johnson); recorded at Chapman University, Orange, California, mixed at TVTRay Studios, Ventura, California, July 2016; composition year: 2015; time: 9:31

Third Coast Percussion: Thaw
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: 3:36

Chris Brown: selections from Talking Drum
a. Invention #5, Headlands, Sausalito, California (2:25)
b. Invention #2, iEAR.RPI, Troy, New York (1:41)

Talking Drum
Pogus Productions/2005
a. recorded at Battery Wallace, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California; performers: DJ Eddie DEF, Scott Gresham-Lancaster, Kristin Erickson, David Vazquez, Chris Brown; recorded May 23, 1999; b. recorded at the iEAR Space, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; performers: cello: David Gibson, keyboard: Robert Gluck, violin: Dan Trueman, bass and computer: Curtis Bahn, electric bass: Seth Cluet, computers: Matt Rainville, Laurie Brown, Chris Brown, Andreas Huber; recorded March 15, 1999; total selections time: 4:06

SET TWO
Lejaren Hiller: Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano
I. Furioso (3:58)
II. Largo (6:35)
III. Prestissimo (4:23)

Sonatas
New World Records/2018
violin: Conrad Harris; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June, 2017; composition year: 1971; total time: 14:58

Lejaren Hiller: Prolog to Strophe I; Strophe I (from Computer Cantata)
A Total Matrix of Possibilities
New World Records/2008
(for computer, soprano, and ensemble); soprano: Helen Hamm; University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players; conductor: Jack McKenzie; computer music realized at the Experimental Music Studios of the University of Illinois, 1963; performed at the University of Illinois, 1963; excerpt time: 6:35

SET THREE
John Cage: The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
percussion, voice: Bonnie Whiting; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 1942; text: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); time: 2:52

Anthony De Mare: Nowth Upon Nacht (J. Cage)
Pianos and Voices (Monk/Cage)
Koch Records/1992
piano, voice: Anthony De Mare; recorded at Mastersound, Astoria, New York; March 1991; composition year: 1984; text: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); time: 0:49

John Cage: Part Four
Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake
Roaratorio — An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake
Mode Records/2002 (orig. 1992)
voice: John Cage; text: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); recorded at WDR, Köln, 1979; time: 2:56

Hour 2

SET FOUR
Haskell Small: Naming Souls (Lullaby of War, Part IV)
Book of Hours
MSR Classics/2016
piano: Haskell Small; narrators: Robin Weigert, Martin Raynor; text: Uri Zvi Greenbertg (“Naming Souls”); recorded at the United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland, June 22, 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 5:11

Peter Garland: Summer Grass/All That Remains/Of Young Warriors Dreams*
After the Wars
Cold Blue Music/2015
piano: Sarah Cahill; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, December 19, 2014; composition years: 2007-2009; time: 5:06
*After Basho

Charles Wuorinen: It Happens Like This
from “It Happens Like This,” Cantata for Four Singers and Twelve Players on Poems of James Tate
Charles Wuorinen, Vol. 3
Bridge Records/2017
soprano: Sharon Harms; alto: Laura Mercado-Wright; tenor: Steven Brennfleck; bass: Douglas Williams; The Group for Contemporary Music, conductor: Charles Wuorinen; text: James Tate; (Return of the White Donkeys: Poems; New York: ECCO, 2005) recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, composition year: 2010; selection time: 4:24

Paul Lansky: Split Rails (Idle Fancies, Part 5)
Idle Fancies
Bridge Records/2015
marimba, percussion: Gwendolyn Dease; recorded at Abeshouse Productions, Pelham, New York; composition year: 2008; total time: 5:16

SET FIVE
Joan Heller: Polyutterances (R. Cogan)
To the Verge
Neuma Records/1994
(for two superimposed voices); voices: Joan Heller; texts: multiple authors (Archilocus, Paul Auster, Mikhail Bakhtin, Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, William Bronk, Buddha, Chiang K’uei, Margaret Fuller, C.G. Jung, Franz Kafka); recorded at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, January 1994; composer: Robert Cogan; composition year: 1977; time: 10:25

John Luther Adams: The Singing Tree
Canticles of the Holy Wind
Cantaloupe Music/2017
performed by The Crossing chamber choir, conductor: Donald Nally; percussion: Amy Garapic; recorded at St. Peter’s In The Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, September 15, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 5:46

SET SIX
Craig Dongoski and Robert Scott Thompson: The Sleeping Hostage
Orbital Lullaby
Aucourant Records/2011
electronic music: Craig Dongoski, Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at RST’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 12:50

Malcolm Clarke: The Unseeing Eye*
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2008
electronic music: Malcolm Clarke; recorded at the BBC for the BBC program “Borges at 80,” 1979; time: 1:07
*not included on the WXOJ version

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Sarah Maria Sun: Got Lost (H. Lachenmann)
Modern Lied
Mode Records/2017
soprano: Sarah Maria Sun; piano: Jon Philip Schulze; texts: Friedrich Nietzsche (Der Wanderer, Aus: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft…Scherz, List, und Rache; Vorspiel in deutschen Reimen Chemnitz, 1882); Fernando Pessoa (“Todas as cartas de amor são ridículas” 1935); Sign in the Elevator of the Villa Walther, Berlin-Gruenwald, 2001-2002; recorded at Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, February 2016; composition years: 2007-2008; time: 24:56

SINGLE PLAY
James Bailey/Allison Cameron/Dan Tapper: Hear Now Here (improv mix)
Deep Wireless 12 — New Adventures in Sound Art (online album) (various)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2017
performers: James Bailey, Allison Cameron, Dan Tapper; remix derived from Tapper’s “Inverness to Edinburgh: Sonic Memories and Geographies,” Bailey’s “Canadian Radio Trilogy,” and Cameron’s “Field Recordings”; performance recorded in Toronto, May 2015; time: 21:31

SET FIVE
Allison Cameron: Raw Sangudo
Raw Sangudo
XI Records/1995
alto saxophone: Nic Gotham; trumpet: James Gardiner; tuba: Colin Couch; conductor: John Brownell; recorded at the Music Gallery, Toronto, January 1994, engineer: Tom Hamilton; composition year: 1986; time: 829

Amy Denio: Rx for the Wife
The Big Embrace
Spoot Music/2017
voice, instruments: Amy Denio; samples supplied by Pat Comey; recorded at Spoot Studios, Seattle, 2017; time: 4:44

— FIN —

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