Martian Gardens Episode 949

Martian Gardens Episode 949
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 3-4, 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

SET ONE
Steven Ricks: American Dreamscape
Mild Violence
Bridge Records/2008
(for ensemble and electronics); alto saxophone: John Sampen; percussion: Ron Brough; piano: Scott Holden; contrabass: Eric Hansen; inspired by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (Slothrop); composition year: 2005; time: 12:12

Charles Amirkhanian: Bajanoom*
Walking Tune
Starkland/1992
musique concrète (sound sources: gong, musical saw, coffee grinder, guitar, strings); gong recorded at Lou Harrison’s home, Joshua Tree, California; production and mix at Henry Kaiser’s studio, Oakland, California; composition year: 1990; time: 2:58
*Armenian: Seperation; Division

Michael Drews: Appassionato
Experimental Music Studios (1958-2008) [various artists]
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the
University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios

University of Illinois School of Music/2008
electroacoustic music: Michael Drews; composition year: 2005; time: 6:10

SET TWO
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Act I from Erzsébet
a. Scene I (5:36)
b. Scene II (4:14)

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: 9:40

Thea Musgrave:  On the Underground, Set #1: On Gratitude, Love, and Madness
I. Benediction (1:37)
II. Her Anxiety (1:19)
III. Lady “Rogue” Singleton (1:13)
IV. Much Madness is divinest Sense (1:57)
V. Aunt Jennifer’s Tiger’s (1:30)
VI. Sometimes (1:58)

Choral Works
Bridge Records/2004
soprano: Margery Daley; The New York Virtuoso Singers, conductor: Harold Rosenbaum; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2002; texts: from 100 Poems on the Underground; (I – James Berry; II – W.B. Yeats; III – Steve Smith; IV – Emily Dickinson; V – Adrienne Rich; VI – Sheenagh Pugh); composition year: 1994; total time: 9:37

SET THREE
John Cage: Solo for Piano (CD excerpt 5)
The Works for Piano 10
Mode Records/2018
piano: Thomas Schultz; recorded at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, March 2014; composition year: 1958; time: 3:58

selections from The Frog Peak Collaborations Project —
a. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner: Saliva (1:29)
b. Doug Michael: Radio Sky, Part II (0:39)
c. David Wardle: Chopper Squad (1:00)
d. Fernando Iazzetta: Crowd (1:00)

The Frog Peak Collaborations Project (various artists)
Frog Peak/1998
composer-contributed pieces based on a 66-second soundfile of a text by Chris Mann; contribution period: September 11, 1996 — December 1, 1996; curator: Larry Polansky; total selections time: 3:08

Hour 2

SET FOUR
Larry Polansky: Choir/Empi’s Solo
Change
Frog Peak Music/2002
(for voice and computer-composed tape); voice: Marie Pauline Esquerra; composition and software design: Larry Polansky, Marie Pauline Esquerra; premiered at the Open Systems Festival, Essen, Germany, 1997; composition year: 1997; time: 12:05

Robert Scott Thompson: Cloud Fragments
Frontier
Oasis Productions/1998
electronic music, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 1998; time: 5:38

Philip Perkins: Prayers
Choral Works & The Apsaras — Sound works by Philip Perkins
Artifact Recordings/2005
field recordings, processing: Philip Perkins; mixed at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 3:22

SET FIVE
Conrad Winslow: Benediction
The Perfect Nothing Catalog
Innova Recordings/2017
(for flutes, violin, cello, percussion, and electronics) The Cadillac Moon Ensemble; recorded at James Dolan Music Recording Studio, New York University; composition year: 2012; time: 4:29

Elaine Barkin: MIDI Suite
a. Barely There (1:45)
b. Whorl (1:59)
c. Shadowplay (2:37)
d. When the Wind Blows (4:05)
e. Ending (2:07)

Open Space 24 — Works by Dorota Czerner and Elaine Barkin
Open Space/2009
MIDI programming: Elaine Barkin; mastered at UCLA by Loren Nerell, 2008; composition years: 2006-2008; total time: 12:48

Bang On A Can All-Stars: Panitao (G. Smith)
More Field Recordings (various artists)
Cantaloupe Music/2017
(for chamber ensemble and field recordings); Bang On A Can All-Stars (clarinet: Ken Thomson; cello: Ashley Bathgate; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; piano: Vicky Chow; percussion: David Cossin); composer: Gabriella Smith; composition year: 2016; time: 4:21

SET SIX
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kurzwellen — Page 3
a. Instrumental Trio (1:30)
b. Radio followed by instrumental trio (1:11)
c. Radio followed by instrumental trio (0:32)
d. Fourth”W” radio solo followed by instrumental quartet (0:58)
e. Instrumental duo (1:43)
f. Instrumental trio (0:31)

Kurzwellen
Mode Records/2018
(for six players with shortwave radio receivers and live electronics); C.L.S.I. Ensemble* (piano: Jacqueline Mefano; shortwave radio, ring modulation, filtering: Lissa Meridan, Gerard Pape; synthesizer, live electronics: Michael Kinney; shortwave radio, live electronics: Martin Phelps, Rodolphe Bourette; viola: Olga Krashenko; Tibetan bowls, live electronics: Stefan Tiedje); conductor: Paul Mefano; recorded at GRM Studios, Radio France, Paris, January 2012; composition year: 1968; total selections time: 6:43
*Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image

selections from DIY Canons
a. Mike Swinchoski: Transmissions (3:12)
b. Bo Bell: Metrocard Canon (1:41)*

DIY Canons (various artists)
Pogus Productions/2005
a. canon for MIDI instruments; b. canon developed out of New York City subway Metrocard electronic sounds; total selections time: 4:53
*Not included on WXOJ version

Hour 3

SET SEVEN
Maggi Payne: Chris Mann Piece
The Frog Peak Collaborations Project (various artists)
Frog Peak/1998
computers, electronics: Maggi Payne; composer-contributed pieces based on a 66-second soundfile of a text by Chris  Mann; contribution period: September 11, 1996 — December 1, 1996; curator: Larry Polansky; time: 1:11

Maggi Payne: Aeolian Confluence
the Extended Flute (various composers)
CRI/1999
flutes, extended flutes, sampling, processing, electronics: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College; composition year: 1993; time: 10:42

Annea Lockwood: Amazonia Dreaming
Tiger Balm/Amazonia Dreaming/Immersion LP
Black Truffle/2017
snare drum, objects: Dominic Donato; composition year: 1987; time: 4:37

Peter Garland: When I Die… (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: 5:03

SET EIGHT
Philip Mantione: Track 13
Fourteen
Scattered Music/2003
found sounds, samples, processing: Philip Mantione; total time: 2:50

Roger Doyle: Sector 1/Sector 2, Part 1
The Ninth Set (Passades Volume 3)
Die Stadt Musik/2012
electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Mary Costelloe; realized at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin; composition years: 2006-2007; time: 15:23

Brian Belet: Difference (No Doubt, It Queues)
Sufficient Trouble — Compositions for Computer, Live Instruments, and Voice
Ravello Records/2017
computer-processed voice: Brian Belet; realized at the Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic (CREAM), San Jose State University, 1997; post-production autumn, 2016, LIGO Studios, Scotts Valley, California; time: 1:03

Roxanne Turcotte: Télé réalité (from Musée sonore)
Désordres
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(for fixed media); Musée sonore realized at Productions RTM, Montreal, for the installation Attracion, presented at Monument-National Café, Montreal, January 2005; composition years: 2003-2005; time: 1:15

SINGLE PLAY
James Tenney: Second Koan (from Two Koans and a Canon)
Harmonium
New World Records/2018
(for viola and tape delay); viola: Elizabeth Smalt; recorded at Studio 150, Amsterdam, December 28, 2017; composition year: 1982; time: 9:55

— FIN —

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