Martian Gardens Episode 1009

Martian Gardens Episode 1009
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 19, 2020
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 

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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Sorrel Hays: Dreaming the World
a. U Mah A Sur (8:39)
b. Circling Around (6:51)
c. Water Bug (11:04)
d. Song for the Dying (3:58)
e. For the Children (5:05)

Dreaming the World
New World Records/1996
(for baritone, piano, percussion, and voices);  baritone: Thomas Buckner; piano: Joseph Kubera; Essential Music (percussion, button-on-string instruments, Tibetan singing bowls: John Kennedy, Charles Wood, Maya Gunji, Eric Kivnick, Jai Smith); chorus: Sal Basile, Jennifer Lopez, John Schaffer, Sorrel Hays); texts: Seminole birthing ritual (a,b); Yuma deer dance (c); Seminole dying ritual (d); Sorrel Hays, For the Children of Somalia, Dreaming the World (e); recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City; composition year: 1994; total time: 35:37

In memory of Sorrel Hays  (August 6, 1941–February 9, 2020)

SINGLE PLAY
Chinary Ung: Spiral XIV — Nimitta
Volume 4 — Space Between Heaven and Earth
Bridge Records/2019
clarinet: Brian Walsh; percussion: Nicholas Terry, Justin DeHart; piano: Shannon Wettstein; recorded at the University of California San Diego, November 2017; composition year: 2017; time: 16:57

Hour 2

SET ONE
Stephen Dydo: Wind Chimes
Music from the Association for the Promotion of New Music, Vol. 1 & 2 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020
pipa: Cheng Yu; guitar: Stephen Dydo; composer: Stephen Dydo; composition year: 2002; time: 12:05

Shih-Hui Chen: Concerto for Pipa and Chamber Orchestra
Silvergrass & Other Orchestral Works
New World Records/2020
pipa soloist: Wu Man; National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Yao-Yo Wu; National Taiwanese Symphony Orchestra concert hall, Wufeng, Taiwan, September 2019; composition year: 12:50

SET TWO
Walter Zimmermann: 25 Kärwa-Melodien (from Leichte Tänze)
Lokale Musik 1977-1981
Mode Records/2019
(for two clarinets); clarinets: Michael Riessler, John Corbett; recorded at Frankfurt TAT/Theater am Turm; winter 1982; composition year: 1979; time: 5:53

Werner Durand: Spiegel
Schwingende Luftsäulen 2
ANTS Records/2019
pan-ney, tenor saxophone, processing: Werner Durand; recorded in Berlin, Germany, 2016-2017; time: 9:55:

Jorge Antunes: Rituel Violet
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for tenor saxophone and magnetic tape); tenor saxophone: Daniel Kientzy; realized at LIEM (Informática y Electrónica Musical) CDMC (Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Music), Madrid, Spain, 1999; composition year: 1999; time: 5:47

SET THREE
György Kurtág: Rozsnyai Ilona in Memoriam
Zwiegespräche (Holliger/Kurtág)
ECM New Series/2019
contrabass clarinet: Ernesto Molinari; English horn: Heinz Holliger; Schweizer Radio DRS Studio Zürich; composition year: unlisted; 2:51

Henry Cowell: Sailor’s Hornpipe
Cowell & Grainger — Works for Saxophones
Mode Records/2016
members of Intersax (tenor saxophone: Tobias Rüger; alto saxophone: Ulrich Krieger); recorded at RBB, Berlin, April 2003; composition year: 1949; time: 3:24

Hour 3

SET FOUR
Haskell Small: selections from Pictures At An Exhibition (M. Mussorgsky)
a. Promenade (attacca) (0:35)
b. Tuileries (Children Quarreling After Play) (1:17)
c. Bydlo (attacca) (3:28)
d. Promenade (attaca) (1:00)
e. Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens (attaca) (1:30)

Renoir’s Feast (Small/Mussorgsky)
Museum Music/2006
piano: Haskell Small; recorded at Westmoreland Congregational Church, Bethesda, Maryland, July 2005; composer: Modest Mussorgsky; composition year: 1874; total selections time: 7:50

Stefan Wolpe: The Man from Midian, First Movement, selections
a. No. 1. Overture: Portrait of Moses (1:19)
b. No. 2. Serfdom, Lamentation (1:02)
c. No. 3. Mother conceals child (1:06)
d. No. 4. Pharaoh’s daughter bathes in the Nile, finds the baby (1:41)
e. No. 5. Procession (2:07)

Stefan Wolpe, Volume 8 — Music for Two Pianos
Bridge Records/2019
Quattro Mani (pianos: Steven Beck, Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2016-2017; composition year: 1942; total selection time: 7:15

Robert Morris: selections from Nine Piano Pieces
a. To Wit (3:05)
b. Loose Canon (1:39)

Open Space 14 — Nine Piano Pieces/Tête-à-Tête/Wabi
Open Space/2002
piano: Margaret Kampmeier; composition year: 1999; total selections time: 3:44

SET FIVE
Lawler + Fadoul: selections from Clickable
a. Power Money Fame Sex (4:39)
b. Hedonic Treadmill 3 (0:34)

Clickable — The Art of Persuasion (various composers)
PARMA-Ravello/2020
a. flute, voice: Zara Lawler; marimba, cajón, egg shaker: Paul Fadoul; composer: John Nett; text: dust jacket of Power Money Fame Sex, Gretchen Craft Rubin; b. voice: Zara Lawler; voice, marimba: Paul Fadoul; composer: Lewis Spartlan; text: Lawler+Fadoul;  total selections time: 5:03

Roger Doyle: Vertical Fissures in Stone
Babel
CD 4 — Delusional Architecture
Silverdoor/1999
electronics: Roger Doyle; text, voice: Olwen Fouere; computer sensor systems: Eamonn Doyle, Adam Greene; composition years: 1989-1999; recorded at various locations in the British Isles, Europe, and North America; time: 5:05

SET SIX
Roxanne Turcotte: Delirium
Désordres
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
electroacoustics music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal; Électro-chocs 4: Travaux électroniques féminins, Salle multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, March 20, 2011; composition years: 2007-2008; time: 5:00

Noah Creshevsky:
a. Winter (11:25)
b. Interlude 3 (0:38)

The Four Seasons
Tzadik/2013
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include — clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992–2013; master composition year: 2013; time: 12:03

— FIN —

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