Martian Gardens Episode 932

Martian Gardens Episode 932
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 17 & 20, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Matt Marks: Dear
The Little Death, Vol. 1
New Amsterdam Records/2010
performers: Matt Marks, Melissa Hughes, James Moore, William J. Gaither, Mike Gurfield; samples compiled by Matt Marks; recorded at Park Slope, Brooklyn; time: 4:31

In memory of Matt Marks (1980 — 2018)

SET ONE
Alarm Will Sound: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum (H. Birtwistle)
A/Rhythmia (various composers)
Nonesuch Records/2009
Alarm Will Sound, featuring Matt Marks (horn, keyboards), recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle; composition year: 1997; time: 9:01

Frank Zappa and Ensemble Modern: Times Beach II
The Yellow Shark
Barking Pumpkin/1993
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Peter Rundel; arr. Ali N. Askin; recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, September, 1992; composition year: 1985; time: 7:02 (sans applause)

Edgard Varèse: Assez Lent (from Octandre)
Arcana-Intégrales-Déserts
Naxos/2001
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee; recorded at the Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland, April 2000, composition year: 1923; selection time: 2:31

SET TWO
Jenny Olivia Johnson: New York
Sylvia Songs
Innova Recordings/2018
vocals: P. Lucy McVeigh; cellos: Lavena Johanson, David Russell; pianos: Isabelle O’Connell, Jenny Tang; synthesizer: Eliko Akahori; electric guitar: Lisa Liu; analog synthesizer, reel-to-reel delay: Nicholas Kouf; Jenny Olivia Johnson: digital synthesizer, percussion, cassette tape noise, texts (inspired by quotations from Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes); mixed, mastered at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, August–November, 2017; time: 7:36

Sylvia Smith: Thinking About Anne Sexton (S.S. Smith)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
vibraphone: Ayano Kataoka; speaking voice: Sylvia Smith; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composer: Stuart Saunders Smith; composition year: 2000; time: 3:48

Third Coast Percussion: selections from Paddle to the Sea
a. The Stewards (2:44)
b. Niagara (3:20)

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; total selections time: 5:04

Laurie Anderson: Three Ghosts*
Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch Records/2015
words, lyrics, music, performance: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015, time: 2:29
*In re: Gordon Matta Clark

Bernadette Speach: Chosen Voices
Reflections
Mode Records/2002
prepared guitar: Jeffrey Schanzer; toy piano: Bernadette Speach; recorded at LRP Studios, New York City, 2000, composition year: 1995; time: 3:59

Hour 2

SET THREE
Robert Scott Thompson:
a. Rock Garden (6:29)
b. Resonant Drift (2:20)

Palimpsest
Aucourant Records/2015
computer music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2015; total time: 8:49

Brian Eno: Late Anthropocene
Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Warp Records/2010
computer music: Brian Eno; piano, keyboards, electronics: John Hopkins; guitar, guitaret, laptop: Leo Abrahams; recorded at The Soundmasters, London, UK, time: 8:09

In observance of Brian Eno‘s 70th birthday, May 15, 2018

Philip Perkins: QA1
It Gets the Corners — Still alive in the studio 2014-2016
Fun Music/2016
found sounds, fixed media: Philip Perkins; recorded in the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 2:38

SET FOUR
Glenn Branca: Second Movement
Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven)
Blast First/1989
Glenn Branca Ensemble (guitars: Jon Bepler, Evan Wohlforth, John Myers, Eric Hubel, Carolyn Master, Phil Kline, Page Hamilton; guitar, keyboards: Ellen Watkins; guitar, bass: Algis Kyzis; drums, drum arrangements: Stephan Wischerth; guitar, conductor: Glenn Branca; recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York City; composition year: 1989; selection time: 8:07

In memory of Glenn Branca (1948 — 2018)

Annie Gosfield: Puncher (from EWA7)
The Product of Force and Motion —
Pipes: Transmissions of a Yellow Pipe, Mechanical Firing of a Yellow Pipe

Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
Tzadik/2001
keyboard sampler: Annie Gosfield, electronics: Ikue Mori; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; drums, percussion: Jim Pugliese, Sim Cain; pipes — transmission from a yellow pipe; mechanical firing of a yellow pipe; recorded at EWA7 industrial complex, Nuremberg, Germany; composition year: 1999; selection time: 11:06

Left Hand Right Hand: Fat Tuesday
Arrhythmia II — Compilation of Percussion Music (various artists)
Charnel House Productions/1993
Left Hand Right Hand performers: Paul Ackerley, Andrew Brown, Tim Brown, with Karl Blake, Charlie Collins, Lol Coxhill, George Haslam, Karen Madsen, Q, Vic Shepherd; recorded at DMF Studios, Sheffield, UK, 1992; time: 3:23

SINGLE PLAY
Peter Garland: As I Look at the Moon… (Saigyō)
Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1)
Cold Blue Music/2018
gongs, tam-tam: William Winant; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, August 2017; composition year: 2016; time: 9:37

Hour 3

SET FIVE
Michael Winter: Chorale and Finely Tuned Resonators
Lower Limit
New World Records/2018
guitars, mixing: Chaz Underriner; recorded at the Art Institute of Dallas; Dallas, Texas, November 29, 2016; composition year: 2013; time: 9:35

Juan Blanco: Musica para Danza
Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)
Innova Recordings/2013
sine-wave generator, tape dubbing: Juan Blanco; recorded in Cuba; composition year: 1961; time: 5:28

Hsiao-Lan Wang: Vase
Electroacoustic Works (CD-R)
HLW/2005
electroacoustic music on tape: Hsiao-Lan Wang; composition year: 1999; time: 5:04

SET SIX
Gonzalo Biffarella: Ça ç’est Bourges (homage to Pierre Schaeffer)
Mestizaje
Mnémosyne Musique Media (Chrysopée Électronique series)/1997
electroacoustic music realized at the Charybde Studio, Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), Bourges, France; and the composer‘s studio Córdoba, Argentina; performed at the Synthèse Festival, Bourges, 1996; composition years: 1996; time: 3:55

Wesley Fuller: Vers
a. Underneath (9) fragment (1:19)
b. from the Reformation Journal (4:12)
c. Swarm (3:51)
d. Underneath (3) (2:04)
e. Probily [sic.] (Fragment) (1:22)

Music Text II (various artists)
Capstone Records/2001
computer music — C-Sound: Wesley Fuller; speaking voice: Kim Fuller; text: Jorie Graham (Swarm); composition year: 2001; total time: 12:42

Wendy Atkinson: Summer BBQ*
Deep Wireless 5 — Radio Arts Compilation (various)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2008
text, speaking voice with elbowed electric bass: Wendy Atkinson; time: 1:19
*profanity reversed on MG broadcast version

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Lucier: Risonanza
Broken Line
Mode Records/2015
(for resonant objects and optional electronics); sine waves via G2 Nord synthesizer, electric exciters, oil barrel, crash symbol; recorded by Trio Nexus (Erik Drescher, Sebestian Berweck, Martin Lorenz) at Siemensvilla Berlin Lankwitz, Germany, July 2012; time: 13:12

— FIN —

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