Martian Gardens Episode 989

Martian Gardens Episode 989
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 8, 2019
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 

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Hour 1

SET ONE
Neil Rolnick: Hutong to Highrise
The Economic Engine
Innova Recordings/2009
Music from China (erhu: Wang Guowei; yangin: Helen Yee; guzheng: Ann Yao; pipa: Sun Li); the Todd Reynolds String Quartet (violins: Todd Reynolds, Benjamin Russell; viola: Nadia Sirota; cello: Ha-Yang Kim); recorded at Elff Productions, Brooklyn, 2008; composition year: 2008; selection time: 7:20
From The Economic Engine

Ingram Marshall: September Canons
September Canons
New World Records/2009
violin, electronic processing: Todd Reynolds; a lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001; composition year: 2002; time: 13:19

SET TWO
Darren Copeland: They’re Trying to Save Themselves
Perdu et Retrouve
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
electroacoustic music: Darren Copeland; commissioned by CBC Radio One for the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; all sounds sourced from CNN immediately following the bombings of the World Trade Center towers, September 11, 2001; realized at the composer’s studio, 2002, premiered on CBC Radio One, September 11, 2002; time: 3:53

Steve Reich: WTC 9/11
I. 9/11 (3:40)
II. 2010 (7:27)
III. WTC (4:46)

WTC 9/11
Nonesuch/2011
(for string quartet and tape); Kronos Quartet (violins: David Harrington, John Sherba; viola: Hank Dutt; cello: Jeffrey Zeigler); pre-recorded voices sourced from NORAD and FDNY, morning of September 11, 2001; recorded at Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, February 2011; total time: 15:53

SET THREE
Morton Subotnick: Rocking*
Complete Works for Piano
Mode Records/2019
(for piano and electronics); piano: SoolJin Anjou; recorded in New York City, May 2014; composition year: 2007; selection time: 6:52
*From The Other Piano

Mathew Rosenblum: Falling*
Lament/Witches’ Sabbath
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for soprano, mixed ensemble, and pre-recorded sound); Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, conductor: Kevin Noe; text: James DickeyFalling (read by the poet on an LP record); recorded at Heid Studios, Pittsburgh, July 12-13, 2017; composition year: 2013; selection time: 4:47
*opening section from Falling

Hour 2

SINGLE PLAY
Stefan Wolpe: March and Variations
b. Var. 2 — A little bit faster
c. Var. 3 — Fast and Vigorous
d. Var. 4 — Quietly
e. Var. 5 — Very fast, tumultuous, prevailing
f. Var. 6 — Held in (armored)
g. Var. 7 — Agile, light and quick
h. Var. 8 — Very broadly and tough
I. Var. 9 — Fast with cheerful élan

Music for Two Pianos
Bridge Records/2019
Quattro Mani (pianos: Steven Beck, Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 2016-2017; composition years: 1932-1933; time: 19:37

SET FOUR
Lawrence Moss: Grand is the Seen
New Dawn
Innova Recordings/2019
soprano: Danielle Talamantes; flute: Sarah Eckman McIver; piano: Joel Ayau; text: Walt Whitman; recorded at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Recording Studio, College Park, Maryland, 2015-2018; composition year: 2014; time: 2:49

Maria Tegzes & Geoffrey Burleson: Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arkadien*
Urban Cabaret — music by Eisler and Schoenberg
Neuma Records/1993
soprano: Maria Tegzes; piano: Geoffrey Burleson; music: Arnold Schoenberg; lyrics: Emanuel Schikaneder; recorded at Little Theater, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 1992; composition year: 1901; selection time: 3:08
from Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)

György Kurtág: Loránd Gáspár — Désert
Zwiegespräche (Holliger/Kurtág)
ECM New Series/2019
soprano: Sarah Wegener; oboe: Heinz Holliger; text: Loránd Gáspár; Schweizer Radio DRS Studio Zürich; composition year: 2015; time: 1:27

Andrew Byrne: Desert Weather, Part III (Mvt. 3)
White Bone Country
New World Records/2009
piano: Steven Gosling; crotales, glockenspiel: David Shivley; recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, New York, June 27, 2007; composition year: 2006; selection time: 3:09

Carey Nutman: Piano Study 8 (with microtonal glissandi)
Contrasts 3
MPS Music & Video/2019
computer, electronics: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; time: 2:47

J.K. Randall: (Pno.)*
Ars Antiqua/A Garland of MIDI
Open Space/2008
digitally synthesized piano: J.K. Randall; composition year: 2003; time: 1:00
from Intermezzo in MIDI

Meredith Monk: Epic II
Beginnings
Tzadik/2009
voice, organ: Meredith Monk; recorded at Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz), Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany; July 1980; time: 1:55

Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company: Harpsichord Truck
Like a Duck to Water
Cuneiform Records/2001
Moog synthesizers: MMPMC; composer: Steve Drews; recorded at Celebration Sound, Ithaca, New York, 1976; time: 1:29

Cluster: Manchmal
Grosses Wasser
Gyroscope/1996 (orig. Sky LP/1979)
keyboards, synthesizers: Moebius, Roedelius; recorded at Paragon Studios, Berlin; time: 2:05

SET FIVE
Larry Polansky: minmaj
freeHorn
Cold Blue Music/2017
electric guitars: Giacomo Fiore, Larry Polansky; recorded at Recital Hall, University of California Santa Cruz; June 29-30, 2016; composition year: not listed; time: 3:23

Giacomo Fiore: Juggling (The Blue Guitar II) (M. Tippet)
Colors — Modern Music for Guitar (Takemitsu/Tippet/Harrison)
Giacomo Fiore/2011
guitar: Giacomo Fiore; recorded in San Francisco, 2011, composer: Michael Tippett; composition years: 1982-1983; time: 3:20

Misaki Kubo: Pizzicato Canon
DIY Canons (various artists)
Pogus Productions/2005
electronics: Misaki Kubo; time: 1:35

Bo Bell: Metrocard Canon
DIY Canons (various artists)
Pogus Productions/2005
sound sources: Metrocards, subway turnstiles; performed in the Clark Street subway station, Brooklyn, February 2002; time: 1:41

Hour 3

SET SIX
ICE & Daniel Lippel: Festino (M. Davidovsky)
Abandoned Time (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2008
members of International Contemporary Ensemble (viola: Maiya Papach; cello: Kivie Cahn-Lipman; bass: Randall Zigler); guitar: Daniel Lippel; recorded at Sweeney Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 19, 2007; composer: Mario Davidovsky; composition year: 1994; time: 10:18

Reena Esmail: #metoo
Project W (various composers)
Works by Diverse Women Composers
Çedille Records/2019
(for orchestra); Chicago Sinfonietta, conductor: Mei-Ann Chen; recorded at Wentz Hall, Napierville, Illinois, March, 2018; composition year: 2018; time: 13:02

SINGLE PLAY
Ensemble Musikfabrik: Antagonisme Contrôlé (M. Wertmüller)
Sturm — Edition Musikfabrik 15 (Schleiemacher/Saariaho/Wertmüller)
Wergo/2019
(for saxophone, percussion, e-bass, and ensemble); saxophone: Peter Brötzmann; percussion: Dirk Rothbrust; e-bass: Marino Pliakas, Ensemble Musikfabrik; recorded at Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz, Köln, Germany, April 2014; composer: Michael Wertmüller; composition years: 2013 – 2014; time: 30:57

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