Martian Gardens Episode 938

Martian Gardens Episode 938
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 15, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Brian Belet: Lyra
Sufficient Trouble
Compositions for Computer, Live Instruments, and Voice
Ravello Records/2017
(for violin and Kyma software); violin: Pat Strange; recorded at Big Red Studios, Bainbridge Island, Washington, June 11, 2002; post-production at LIGO studios, Scotts Valley, California, October 9, 2016; composition year: 2002; time: 10:35

Allen Strange: Goddess
Music by Allen Strange
Permanent Press/2005
(for amplified violin and digital media); violin: Pat Strange; composition year: 2002; time: 15:26

SET TWO
Elliott Carter: Boston Concerto
I. Allegro Staccatissimo (1:20)
II. Lento, Teneramente (1:54)
III. Tempo Primo (0:46)
IV. Meno mosso (1:26)
V. Piu Mosso, Tempo primo (0:53)
VI. Meno mosso (1:28)
VII. Tempo primo (1:08)
VIII. Lento, sostenuto (1:50)
IX. Tempo primo (1:00)
X. Piu mosso (1:14)
XI. Tempo primo (1:08)
XII. Maestoso – Molto espr. (1:54)
XIII. Tempo primo (0:47)

Music of Elliott Carter, Volume Seven
Bridge Records/2005
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Oliver Knussen; recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studio 1; April 6, 2004; composition year: 2002; total time: 16:54

Ruth Crawford Seeger: Music for Small Orchestra
I. Slow, Pensive (7:21)
II. In Roguish Humor, Not Fast (2:32)

Portrait
Deutsche Grammophon/1997
Schönberg Ensemble, conductor: Oliver Knussen; recorded at Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February, 1996; composition year: 1926; total time: 9:36

In memory of Oliver Knussen (June 12, 1952 — July 8, 2018)

Hour 2

SINGLE PLAY
Poul Ruders: Occam’s Razor
I. Fanfarish (1:25)
II. Melancholic (1:55)
III. Bright (1:24)
IV. Hesitant (1:34)
V. Lonesome (2:16)
VI. Ostinato (1:29)
VII. Ragged (2:35)
VIII. Occam’s Razor (1:04)

Occam’s Razor
Bridge Records/2018
guitar: David Starobin; oboe: Liang Wang; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, October 16, 2016; composition year: 2013; time: 13:52

SINGLE PLAY
Lajaren Hiller: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
I. Allegro (7:05)
II. Larghetto (3:42)
III. Allegro molto vivace (4:52)

Sonatas
New World Records/2018
violin: Conrad Harris; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, June 29-30, 2017; composition year: 1955; total time: 15:44

SET THREE
Philip Perkins: You Wash Your Face and Smile at Me
Choral Works & The Apsaras
Artifact Recordings/2005
sounds recorded in various locations (a church near Port Moresby, Tabubil, Kiunga, the Highlands, the Fly River) in Papua New Guinea; time: 4:33

Thomas Newman & Rick Cox: Goldmine Nectarine
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
piano, phase metals, sound effects, processing: Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded in Pacific Palisades, California; time: 3:53

Daphne Oram: Four Aspects
Not Necessarily “English” Music (various artists)
Leonardo Music Journal CD Series, Volume 11
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
electronic music: Daphne Oram; performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1960; composition year: 1960; time: 4:53

Curtis Roads: Sonal Atoms
CCMIX Paris — Xenakis- UPIC – Continuum (various artists)
Mode Records/2001
computer music on tape, realized at Les Ateliers UPIC (CCMIX), Paris, 1998; 3:41

Roger Doyle: The First Spirit Level
Miniatures concrétes — 24 x 3 minutes (various artists)
empreintes DIGITALes/1998
electroacoustic music created for the BABEL project (1991-1997); recorded at the composer’s studio, Dublin, Ireland; time: 3:00

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Roger Doyle: The Ninth Set (Sector 4)
Cultures Electroniques — Bourges 2007 [various artists]
Prix Trivium et Magisterium IMEB Festival
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2007
electroacoustic music: Roger Doyle (sounds derived from the innards of an upright piano), fourth of five parts; time: 20:05

SET FOUR
Jenny Olivia Johnson: Wellesley
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: 11:38

Sarah Maria Sun: Ophelia Sings (I-III) (W. Rihm)
Modern Lied (various composer)
Mode Records/2017
soprano: Sarah Maria Sun; piano: Jan Philip Schulze; recorded at Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany, February 2016; composer: Wolfgang Rihm; texts: William Shakespeare; composition year: 2012; time: 9:45

SINGLE PLAY
Richard Boulanger:
I. Temporal Silence, Movement I (5:21)
II. Temporal Silence, Movement II (8:12)

Neuma — Electro Acoustic Music 1 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1990
(for processed clarinet and computer-controlled digital synthesizers); clarinet: E. Michael Richards; electronics realized at Boulanger Labs; composition year: 1988; time: 8:12

— FIN —

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