Martian Gardens Episode 930

Martian Gardens Episode 930
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 3, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When
Valley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3 FM
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Lejaren Hiller: Sonata No. 5 for Piano
I. Sonata Allegro (Allegro Tranquillo, Allegro Agitato) [8:36]
II. Interlude (Lentissimo) [6:00]
III. Rondo (Presto) [419]
IV. Finale (Allegro Moderato, ma accelerando poco a poco all “Allegro Vivace”) [2:10]

Sonatas
New World Records/2018
piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2017, composition year: 1961; total time: 21:35

SET ONE
Ruth Lomon: Canticles
a. Honoring the Hidden Work (2:30)
b. Mindfulness (0:58)
c. Questions (2:27)

Ruth Lomon at 80 — A Celebration of her Music
Neuma Records/2011
piano: Jane Ring Frank; soprano: Jennifer Ashe; texts: Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard; recorded a the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, November 14, 2010; composition year: 2004; total time: 6:50

In memory of Ruth Lomon (1930 — 2017)

Haskell Small: Lullaby of War (Parts V, VI, VII)
V. Look Down, Fair Moon (0:52)
VI. Guernica Phantoum (6:53)
VII. Prayer (1:38)

Book of Hours
MSR Classics/2016
piano: Haskell Small; narrators: Robin Weigert, Martin Raynor; texts: V. Walt Whitman, VI. Paula Tatarunis, VII. Stephen Crane; recorded at the United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland, June 22, 2008; composition year: 2007; total time: 9:22

George Crumb: selections from Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusick
A Little Midnight Music — Ruminations on “‘Round Midnight” by Thelonious Monk for amplified piano
VI. Golliwog Revisited (2:35)
VII. Blues in the Night (2:32)

Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
piano: Marcantonio Barone; recorded at Swarthmore College, Lang Performance Center, June 2016; composition year: 2001; total selections time: 5:03

SET TWO
J.K. Randall: Shouldn’t We Talk? (Part I)
Open Space 19 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/2004
(for saxophone and percussion); performed by J.K. Randall; composition year: 2004; selection time: 9:55

Joseph Bertolozzi: The Elephant on the Tower*
Tower Music
Bertolozzi Plays the Eiffel Tower
Innova Recordings/2015
percussion, samples: Joseph Bertolozzi (samples from The Audio Library of the Eiffel Tower, Paris), composition year: 2014; time: 3:29
*Internet version only

Hour 2

SET THREE
Pauline Oliveros: Sound Patterns
We, Like Salangan Swallows… (various artists)
A Choral Gallery of Morton Feldman and his Contemporaries
New World Records/2018
(for wordless choir a capella); The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; recorded at the Carmelite Church, Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia, April 26, 2017; composition year: 1961; total time: 5:31

Monty Adkins + Terri Hron: Anisoptera
Lépidoptères (Lepidoptera)
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(for recorders and electronics); recorders: Terri Hron; realized at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) of the University of Huddersfield, UK; premiered at Fuse Art Space, Bradford, UK, February 23, 2016; time: 10:09

Tod Dockstader: selections from Water Music
a. Part One (2:26)
b. Part Three (3:32)

Quatermass
Starkland/1992
musique concrete (sourced from kitchen spigot); composition year: 1963; total selections time: 5:58

SET FOUR
Iannis Xenakis: Ittidra
Music for Strings
Mode Records/2005
Ensemble Resonanz, conductor: Johannes Kalitzke; recorded at Hamburg Musikhalle, Frankfurt Feste Burg Kirche, Köln WDR Saal 2, Germany; composition year: 1996; time: 8:42

Mei Fang Lin: Entre le son et la lumière [MP3]
Electroacoustic & Beyond Volume 2 (various artists)
RMN Records/2016
electroacoustic music: Mei Fang Lin; time: 7:07

Luigi Nono: Omaggio a Emilio Vedova
Omaggio a Vedova
WERGO/1993 (orig. 1972)
electronic music on magnetic tape: Luigi Nono; recorded at Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rome, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 4:28

SET FIVE
Charles Dodge: In Celebration
Synthesized Voices
CRI/1976
speech synthesis: Charles Dodge; text: Mark Strand, “In Celebration“; created at Bell Laboratories; speech synthesis program developed by Joseph Olive; composition year: 1975; time: 8:31

Charles Dodge: The Days Are Ahead (Speech Songs IV)*
Synthesized Voices
CRI/1976
speech synthesis, text: Charles Dodge; created at Bell Laboratories; speech synthesis program developed by Joseph Olive; composition year: 1973; time: 2:02
*Broadcast version only

ZNR: Seynete*
Barricade 3
ReR Megacorp/1994 (orig. 1977)
synthesizer, voice: Hector Zazou; piano: Joseph Racaille; violin: Gilly Bell; bass clarinet: Patrick Portella; flute: David Rueff; tenor saxophone: Andre Jaume; recorded at Gilly Bell’s studio, Ventabren (Bouches-du-Rhône), France, January 1976; time: 2:55
*Internet version only

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Michael Byron: In the Village of Hope
In the Village of Hope E.P.
Cold Blue Music/2015
harp: Tasha Smith Godínez; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, November 14-15, 2014; composition year: 2013 (commissioned by and dedicated to TSG); time: 22:34

SET SIX
Bang On A Can All-Stars: Hz (J. Jóhannsson) [MP3]
Field Recordings (various composers)
Cantaloupe Music/2015
clarinet: Ken Thomson; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; percussion: David Cossin; piano: Vicky Chow; cello: Ashley Bathgate; double bass: Robert Black; composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson; composition year: 2012; time: 5:49

In memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969 — 2018)

Annea Lockwood: Immersion (M4A)
Tiger Balm/Amazonia Dreaming/Immersion
Black Truffle Records/2017
marimba, tam-tams, gong: Dominic Donato, Frank Cassara; composition year: 1998; time: 14:40

SET SEVEN
Milton Babbitt: Manifold Music
Music of Milton Babbitt
Bridge Records/2008
(for solo organ); pipe organ: Gregory D’Agostino; recorded at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2001; composition year: 1995; time: 6:45

John Cage: Some of “The Harmony of Maine” Invitation L.M.
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
original hymns: Supply Belcher; arr. John Cage; >pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at Nederluleå Church, Gammelstads kyrkstad, Luleå, Sweden, November 8, 2008; composition year: 1976; selection time: 5:27

— FIN —

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