Martian Gardens Episode 947

Martian Gardens Episode 947
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 20-21, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Chris Mann: Told You So
60 x 60 2006-2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
voice, text: Chris Mann; time: 1:00

Michael Hamman: Discourse/Current*
Music Text II (various artists)
Capstone Records/2001
electronic music on two-channel tape; voice, text: Chris Mann (“In representing”); digital mastering: Opusrite Audio, Riverdale, Maryland; composition year; time: 8:00
*edited to enhance audibility

Noah Creshevsky: Free Speech
60 x 60 2006-2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
voice, text: Chris Mann (“Any Questions”); clarinet samples: Al Margolis; trombone samples: Monique Buzzarte; composition year: 2006; time: 1:00

Trios: Part 1
Trios
Pogus Productions/2004
voice, texts: Chris Mann; fretted and fretless electric guitars: Larry Polansky; piano, bass, percussion, melodies: Christian Wolff; computer, electronics, recordings: Douglas Repetto; recording, editing, processing: Tom Erbe; recorded in Hanover, New Hampshire, January and April, 1998; time: 11:00

“Language is when you correct the grammar of your oppressor.”
Chris Mann (1949 — 2018)

SET TWO
Craig Pepples: Pine Cone Fall
Kondo/Pepples/Kondo
Musical Observations, Inc./2018
Ensemble Nomad (shakuhachi flute: Reison Kuroda; piano: Kenichi Nakagawa; cello: Takui Matsumata; contrabass: Yoji Sato), conductor: Paul Zukofsky; recorded at Avaco Creative Studios, Tokyo, June 9, 2016; composition year: 2016; time: 16:16

Chou Wen-chung: Eternal Pine III (Sizhu Eternal Pine)
Eternal Pine
New World Records/2015
Taipei Chinese Orchestra (di: Lai Yi Chun; guan: Lin En-Hsu; sheng: Kuo Hsiu-Jung; pipa: Cheng Wen-Hsin; zheng: Liu Hong-Yu; percussion: Hsieh Tsung Hsin, Chen Ying-Chung), conductor: Chen Yin-fang; recorded at Zhongshan Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26, 2012; composition year: 2012; time: 15:10*
*truncated to 13:00 on WXOJ version due to time constraints

Hour 2

SET THREE
Sergio Sorrentino: An Unhappy Set of Coincidences (L. Polansky)
Dream
Mode Records/2018
electric guitar, electric bass: Sergio Sorrentino; recorded in Vercelli, Italy, 2015-2017; composer: Larry Polansky; composition year: 1980; time: 3:21

Giacomo Fiore: My Heart Comes Undone (J. Adashi)
My Heart Comes Undone (EP)
G. Fiore/2018
electric guitar (multi-tracked): Giacomo Fiore; composer: Judah Adashi; composition year: 2014; time: 7:28

Robin Crutchfield:
a. We Find Our Way In (1:41)
b. Poison Splinter (1:11)

The Hidden Folk
Important Records/2009
harp: Robin Crutchfield; recorded at The Treehouse, New York City; total selections time: 2:51

David Tanenbaum: Mecanico (from Time Grids) (S. Korde)
Great American Guitar Solo (various composers)
Neuma Records/1993
(for amplified guitar and synthesized tape); guitar: David Tanenbaum; recorded at Northeastern Digital Recording, Southborough, Massachusetts; composer: Shirish Korde; composition year: 1988; selection time: 4:42

David Starobin: Sufi Dance (J. Harvey)
Newdance — 18 Dances for Guitar (various composers)
Bridge Records/1998
guitar: David Starobin; recorded at Master Sound, Astoria, New York, 1997-1998; composer: Jonathan Harvey; composition year: 1997; time: 1:50

SET FOUR
Brian Belet: System of Shadows
I. Aurora Borealis (4:22)
II. Andromeda’s Dream (6:24)
III. Zephyr Apparition (3:02)

Sufficient Trouble
Ravello Records/2017
(for trumpet, flugelhorn, and Kyma software); C trumpet, B-flat flugelhorn: Stephen Ruppenthal; recorded at Open Path Music, San Jose, California, April 2009; post-production at Ligo Studios, Scotts Valley, California, April 2016; composition year: 2007; total time: 13:48

Johanna M. Beyer: Music of the Spheres
Women in Electronic Music — 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2007 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for three electrical musical instruments, or strings, triangle and lion’s roar); The Electric Weasel Ensemble (music easel synthesizers: Allen Strange, Stephen Ruppnthal, David Morse; pulse control: Brenda Hutchinson; frequency shifting, mix: Brenda Hutchinson; triangle: Charles Amirkhanian; recorded by Robert Shumaker, 1750 Arch Studios, 1977; composition year: 1938; time: 5:59

Delia Derbyshire: Dr. Who (Granier/Derbyshire)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2008
quarter-inch mono tape, filtering, processing: Delia Derbyshire; realized at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1963; composers: Ronald Granier, Delia Derbyshire; composition year: 1963; time: 2:19

SET FIVE
J.C. Combs: Simulated Music, or Descartes was right
MP3
J.C. Combs/2018
electronic music: Jimmy Combs; recorded at the composer’s studio, Seattle for the Sound-In Event “Ghost in the Machine”; composition year: 2018; time: 3:25

David Mooney: Facts About Air, part 1
Facts About Air
Heavy Mental Music by David R. Mooney
David Mooney/2009
electronics, tapes: David Mooney; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, time: 1:00

Noah Creshevsky: Breathless (Opening)
Hyperrealism in Music 1992 — 2006
Noah Creshevsky/2005
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1997; time: 0:47

Hour 3

SET SIX
Robert Cowal: Piano Sonata No. 1 (D. Goode)
Clusters — American Piano Explorations (various composers)
New World Records/2018
piano: Robert Cowal; recorded at Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2017-2018; composer: Daniel Goode; composition years: 1959, 2015; time: 7:53

Gamelan Son of Lion: selections from 9/11: Memorial Suite (Goode’s contributions)
Part C (1:47)
Part G (1:21)

Sonogram (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2008
Gamelan Son of Lion (performers: Barbara Benary, Laura Lieben, Daniel Goode, David Simmons, David Demnitz; voices: Lisa Karrer, Jody Kruskal, chorus); recorded at Hungry Hollow Studio; composition year: 2002; total selections time: 3:08

Harry Partch: Castor (from Castor & Pollux)
a. Leda & the Swan (Insemination) (1:53)
b. Conception (1:51)
c. Incubation (1:51)
d. Chorus of Delivery from the Egg (1:50)

Music of Harry Partch, Vol. 2 — Plectra and Percussion Dances
An Evening of Dance Theater
Bridge Records/2014
performed by the ensemble PARTCH on Partch instruments (Kithara, Surrogate Kithara, Cloud Chamber Bowls, Harmonic Canon, High Bass Marimba, Diamond Marimba, Low Bass Marimba), director: John Schneider; recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 7:25

SET SEVEN
Roger Reynolds: Autumn Island
The Paris Pieces
Neuma Records/1988
marimba: Steven Schick*; composition year: 1986; time: 14:57
*I mistakenly credited this to Gordon Stout, who performs Autumn Island on Neuma 450-72

Tim Patterson: Five Miniatures (J. Bergamo)
1. 0:45
2. 0:21
3. 0:26
4. 0:18
5. 0:46

Like Style, Dig? The Music of John Bergamo
Innova Recordings/2015
(composer: John Bergamo, for percussion quartet); percussion: Tim Patterson, Tom Ross, Joseph Murfin, Jack Alcorn; arr. Tim Patterson; recorded at Blast House Studios, Madison, Wisconsin; arr. composition year: 1966; time: 2:31

Stuart Saunders Smith: Polka in Treblinka
Breath — The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2008
xylophone: Dale Speicher; snare drum and hi-hat: Chris Leonard; bass drum: Bill Sallak; recorded at Studio 508, University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1996; time: 2:56

Guy Klucevsek & Ain’t Nothin’ But A Polka Band: (The) Who Stole the Polka? (P. Zummo)
Polka from the Fringe (various composers)
Starkland/2012
accordion: Guy Klucevsek; violin, vocals: Mary Rowell; cello, vocals: Erik Friedlander; composer: Peter Zummo; time: 2:10

SET EIGHT
Bang On A Can All-Stars: Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27–Withheld (B. Dessner)
Field Recordings (various composers)
Cantaloupe Music/2015
Bang On A Can (bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; vibraphone: David Cossin; piano: Vicky Chow; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; cello: Ashley Bathgate; double bass: Robert Black); processed voice: Bryce Dessner; text: Charles Olson; composer: Bryce Dessner; composition year: 2015; time: 5:17

ETHEL string quartet: Uh…It All Happened So Fast (T. Reynolds)
ETHEL
Cantaloupe Music/2003
violin: Mary Rowell, Todd Reynolds; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson; recorded at Lono Studios, March-April 2003,  New York City, composer: Todd Reynolds; composition year: 2000; time: 5:54

SINGLE PLAY
Michael Hamman: Discourse/Current*
Music Text II (various artists)
Capstone Records/2001
electronic music on two-channel tape; voice, text: Chris Mann (“In representing”); digital mastering: Opusrite Audio, Riverdale, Maryland; composition year; time: 8:58
*Unedited, as the artists intended; radio4all.net version only

— FIN —

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