Martian Gardens Episode 948

Martian Gardens Episode 948
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 28, 2018
Contact Max Shea: 
martiangardens@gmail.com
(or just leave a comment below)
Listen: Where and When
Valley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3 FM
radio4all.net
Taint Radio

Hour 1

SET ONE
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: selections from Erzsébet
a. Overture (5:05)
b. Prologue (6:52)

Erzsébet — A Monodrama (The Blood Countess Saga)
DBK/2011
vocals: Lisa Jablow, as Erzsébet; Vermont Contemporary Ensemble, director: Steven Klimowski; recorded at the Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; October 2011; composition years: 1987-2011; total selections time: 13:00

Urban Cabaret: selections from Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht
a. Die Maske des Bösen (1:14)
b. Lied eines Freudenmädchens (Die rundkopf und die spitzkopf) (3:28)
c. Klavierstück, Op. 32, No. 1 (1:10)
d. A Hollywood Elegy (Gedichte im exil) (1:22)
e. Wie der Wind weht (1:28)

Urban Cabaret — music by Eisler and Schoenberg
Neuma Records/1993
soprano: Maria Tegzes; piano: Geoffrey Burleson; music and lyrics: Eisler/Brecht; recorded at Little Theater, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 1992; total time: 8:48

Yvar Mikhashoff: Nocturne — The sensualist, dying, recalls his Protestant youth*
Panorama of American Piano Music (various composers)
from Antheil to Zappa: 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; *composer: Nils Vigeland; composition year: 1987; total time: 3:13

SET TWO
Sergio Sorrentino: Rose of Beans (A. Curran)
Dream — American Music for Electric Guitar (various composers)
Mode Records/2018
electric guitar: Sergio Sorrentio; recorded at Verculli, Italy, 2015-2017; composer: Alvin Curran; composition year: 1997 (fragment for electric guitar arr. by Curran for Sorrentino); time: 3:42

Alvin Curran: Romulus and Remus Make a Ruckus
Lost Marbles
Tzadik/2004
musique concrete (primary sound source: wolf calls); remix sound installation for projections by Kristin Jones; recorded at the University of Rome, 2003; composition year: 2003; time: 9:14

Philip Perkins: Salzburg Street
Choral Works and the Apsaras
Artifact Recordings/2005
environmental sounds and choir recorded in Salzburg, Austria, Christmas time; time: 2:39

Mary Simoni: Doxology
Alternating Currents [various artists]
Electronic Music from the University of Michigan
Centaur Records/2000
electronic music, processing: Mary Simoni; Gregorian chant: Dennis Keller, St. Mary’s Parish, Pickney, Michigan; recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998; time: 4:17

SINGLE PLAY
Jorge Antunes:
a. Música Para Varreduras de Freqüências (Music for Frequency Sweepings) (2:23)
b. Estudo Para Pontos Amarelos e Violetas (Study for Yellow and Violet Points) (1:41)*

Savage Songs (1961-1970)
Pogus Productions/2002
a. electronic music recorded at the composer’s studio, Rua Oestes, Brazil, 1963; composition year: 1963; b. Mvt. III of Três Estudos Cromofônicos (Three Chromatic Studies); b. electronic music recorded at the composer’s studio, Reua Oestes, Brazil, 1966; composition year: 1966; total selections time: 4:04
*Not included on radio versions; included on online versions

Hour 2

SET THREE
NOTUS vocal ensemble: Flying at Night (from In Flight; J. Gibson)
Of Radiance and Refraction (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2018
(for chorus and electronics); NOTUS, director: Dominick DiOrio; soprano: Kellie Motter; text: Ted Kooser; recorded at the University of Indiana Bloomington; composer: John Gibson; composition year: 2015; time: 6:21

John Gibson: Slumber
Traces
Innova Recordings/2016
(for piano and pre-recorded materials); piano: Mary Rose Jordan; pre-recorded sounds: Robert Schumann, Kinderszenen LP; recorded at the University of Indiana Bloomington; composition year: 2006; time: 5:23

Scott Wheeler: Shimmer
Portraits & Tributes
Bridge Records/2016
piano: Donald Berman; recorded at Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, June 2015; composition year: 1998; time: 2:18

Carey Nutman: Calm Study Two, Celestial Study
The Light Stuff Volume Two
MPS Music & Video/2003
electronic music: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; time: 2:20

Brian Eno: Slow Ice, Old Moon
Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Warp Records/2010
computers: Brian Eno; keyboards, electronics: John Hopkins; time: 3:25

SET FOUR
Steven Naylor: Irrashaimase (Welcome)
Lieux Imaginaires
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK, and the composer’s studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2000; source materials recorded in Japan, 1990-2002; premiered at the Aural Kinetics concert, produced by BEAST at the Midlands Arts Center, Birmingham, February 6, 2000; time: 8:15

Hideko Kawamoto: Night Ascends from the Ear Like a Butterfly
Deep Wireless 2 — Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2005
electroacoustic music: Hideko Kawamoto; inspired by Haruo Shibuya’s poem Coliseum in the Desert; composition year: 1999; time: 8:12

Antonio Russek: Concretando (MP3)
eContact! Canadian Electrocacoustic Community Issue 8.4 (various artists)
econtact/2005
electroacoustic music: Antonio Russek; composition year: 1993; time: 2:17

Kattt Sammon & Kenneth Atchley: In the Breeze
The Lab — 20th Anniversary (various artists)
The Lab/2004
vocals, keyboards, music: Kattt Sammon; vocals, lyrics: Kenneth Atchley; recorded at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco; composition year: 2003; time: 2:50

SET FIVE
Dariusz Mazurowski: Part 4 — Kraken Mare
Non Acoustic Symphony
Neuma Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Dariusz Mazurowski; recorded at the De eM Studio, Gdansk, Poland, 2011-2013; time: 6:13

Phil Kline: selections from John the Revelator
a. Northport (2:36)
b. Alone (1:28)
d. Wondrous Love (2:42)*

John the Revelator — A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart — countertenor: Lawrence Lipnik; tenors: Michael Ryan-Wenger, John Olund; baritones: Richard Porterfield; bass: Kurt-Owen Richards; ETHEL — violins: Cornelius Dufalo, Mary Rowell; viola: Ralph Farris; cello: Dorothy Lawson; recorded at the Church of Saint Lukes in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; a. Northport 324 — Tune: Dr. R. R. Olson (1850), Lyrics: John Cennick (1743);  b. Alone — Music and lyrics: Ben H. Price (1914); music, lyrics: traditional, arr. Kline; time: 2:42; c. music: William Walker; arr. William J. Reynolds; William Walker’s Southern Harmony, 2nd ed., 1840; texts: God the Son: Lent; Eternal Life; Jesus Christ-Love For Us; Stith Mead’s General Selections, 1811; total selections time: 6:37
*Not included on radio versions; included on online versions

Hour 3

SET SIX
Giacomo Fiore: Scenes from Nek Chand (L. Harrison)
a. The Leaning Lady (4:42)
b. The Rock Garden (1:56)
c. The Sinuous Arcade with Swings in the Arches (3:22)

Colors — Modern Music for Guitar
G. Fiore/2011
guitar: Giacomo Fiore; recorded in San Francisco, 2011; composer: Lou Harrison; composition years: 2001-2002; total time: 10:00

Lou Harrison: Village Music*
a. Pastorale (0:52)
b. Quadrille (0:43)
c. Chorale (0:48)
d. Homage to Milhaud (0:45)
e. Jahla (1:32)
f. Gigus and Musette (3:29)

Keyboard Works**
New Albion Records/2002
Spanish single harpsichord: Linda Burman-Hall; recorded at the University of California Santa Cruz; composition years: a. 1949, b. 1949, c. 1949, d. 1948, e. 1989. f. 1943; total time: 7:12
*Linda Burman-Hall named these six pieces collectively Village Music. Harrison composed a-c in 1949 as Little Suite.  Harrison composed d-f as stand alone pieces.
**full title: Complete Harpsichord Works / Music For Tack Piano & Fortepiano In Historic And Experimental Tunings

Vienna Art Orchestra: Reflections On Sévère Réprimande (E. Satie/M. Rüegg)
a. Sévère Réprimande (E. Satie) (1:25)
b. Reflections on Sévère Réprimande (M. Rüegg) (1:32)

The Minimalism of Erik Satie
hatOLOGY/2001 (orig. hat ART LP/1984)
Vienna Art Orchestra, conductor Mathias Rüegg; recorded at Studio Kornhäusl, Vienna, 1983-1984; composer: Eric Satie; composition year: 1912 (as 1st mvt. of Veritables Preludes flasques [pour un chien]); Rüegg’s variation, 1983); total time: 2:57

SINGLE PLAY
Baljinder Sekhon: Death is an Adviser
I. Any time. Any place (2:12)
II. Maybe today. Maybe tomorrow (3:28)
III. Touched. Not felt (2:55)
IV. A worth opponent (2:27)
V. Now or later (3:31)
VI. Dream come true (5:55)

Places & Times
Innova Recordings/2018
McCormick Percussion Group, director: Robert McCormick; piano soloist: Eunmi Ko; inspired by Carlos Castaneda‘s book Journey to Ixtlan; recorded at Springs Theatre, Tampa, Florida, April 2017; composition year: 2017; total time: 20:40

SINGLE PLAY
Johanna M. Beyer: Clusters
a. Cluster Motive (0:42)
b. Clusters I (2:44)
c. Clusters II (1:45)
d. Clusters III (1:41)
e. Clusters IV (1:24)*
f. Cluster Motive (0:43)*

Clusters — American Piano Explorations (various composers)
New World Records/2018
piano: Rory Cowal; recorded at Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, BC, 2017-2018; composition years: 1931, 1936; total time: 9:00
*Do not appear on radio versions; do appear on Internet stations

— FIN —

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