Martian Gardens Episode 1014

Martian Gardens Episode 1014

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 5, 2020
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(or just leave a comment below)
New Podcast:
Starting with Episode 1014, MG will be podcast at
for a more facile click-and-listen availability.  The new podcast is
in its infancy.  I will tweak it and improve it over the next few months
I hope to upload the last four years of MG episode into an archive.
Meanwhile, I shall retain the Radio4all archives for your perusal.  the
Taint Radio weekly webcast and the terrestrial radio broadcasts shall carry on as usual.
— Max
April 6, 2020

Listen: Where and When
Valley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3 FM
Taint Radio

Hour 1

Benjamin Boretz: A Question, A Rose
Open Space 42 — Boretz/Pepples
Open Space/2020
violin: Scot Moore; recorded at Oktaven Audio, composition year: 2018; time: 7:39

David Mahler: An Alder, A Catfish
Only Music Can Save Me Now
New World Records/2010
piano: Nurit Tilles; voice: David Mahler; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2009; composition year: 2006; time: 4:43

John J. Becker: Soundpiece No. 7
Soundpieces No. 1-7
New World Records/2020
pianos: Joseph Kubera, Adam Tendler; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, 2019; composition year: 1949; time: 4:14

Michael Vincent Waller: Tacca Prima
The South Shore
XI Recordings/2015
cello: Christine Kim; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York,  composition year: 2013; time: 3:49

The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums: Memory Bait
Wabi Sabi
Spoot Music/2020
alto saxophone, clarinet, violin: Amy Denion; soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, voice: Jessica Lurie; tenor saxophone, vice: Sue Orfield; baritone saxophone, voice: Tina Richerson; drums, bells, whistles: Richard Kainar; recorded in Seattle, 2020; time: 4:31

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: The Castle Perfect Trot (J.Reese-Europe; F.T. Dabney)
Black Manhattan (various composers)
Theater and Dance Music of James Reese Europe, Will Marion Cook, and Members of the Legendary Clef Club
New World Records/2003
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, director: Rick Benjamin; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, May 2003; composition year: 1914; time: 2:34

Henry Brant: Whoopee in D
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 8
Innova Recordings/2008
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor: Henry Brant; recorded at the Holland Music Festival, Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 8, 1984; composition years: 1938, 1984; time: 4:25

Noah Creshevsky: Götterdämmerung
The Twilight of the Gods
Tzadik Records/2010
electroacoustic processing: Noah Creshevsky; vocals, trumpet: Susan Watts, clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontorovich; violin, vocals: Amy Zakar; ; bass, vocals: Heather Chriscaden Versace; tenor sax, alto sax: Audrey Betsy Welber; trumpet: Ben Holmes; piano: Adrian Banner; drums: Gregg Mervine; samples: The Klez Dispensers; composition year: 2009; time: 4:04

The Klez Dispensers: Goldenshteyn Freylekh
New Jersey Freyekh
alto saxophone, tenor saxophone: Aubrey Betsy Wright; clarinet, baritone saxophone: Alex Kontorovich; bass: Julian Rosse; drums: Gregg Mervine; piano: Adrian Banner; trumpet: Ben Holmes, Susan Hoffman Watts; violin, mandolin: Amy Zakar; time: 5:06

Shelley Hirsch & David Weinstein: Haiku-lingo
Bang on a Can Live, Vol. 2 (various artists)
Composers Recordings, Inc./1993
voice: Shelley Hirsch; electronics: David Weinstein; recorded at WNYC radio; time: 8:18

Hour 2

Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
A Portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki
EMI Classics/2012
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki; recorded in Katowice, Poland, February, 1975; time: 9:54

Krzysztof Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob*
The Shining — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (various composers)
Warner Bros./1980
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki; composition year: 1974; time: 8:21
*aka. The Dream of Jacob

In memory of Krzysztof Penderecki (November 23, 1933 — March 29, 2020)

Livebatts!: PT-30 Crosstalk
ANTS Records/2018
battery-driven keyboards, toys: John White; battery-driven keyboards, vocals: M.J. Coldiron; electric guitar, samples: Andrea Rocca; electrified flute: Nancy Ruffer; recorded at Baby Microbe Studio, 1990s, remastered 2018; time: 14:11

Larry Kucharz: For Terry Riley Blue
Unit 28 — Blue Motion
International Audiochrome/1999
synthesizers, computer: Larry Kucharz; recorded at Clive Smith Studio, New York City, composition year: 1989; time: 5:51

Lawler + Fadoul: Click. Tweet. Like. Repost
Clickable — The Art of Persuasion
PARMA Recordings/2019
voices: Zara Lawler, Paul Fadoul; text: Liza Jessie Peterson; time: 5:45

Pleasant Gehman: She Was So Bad
DisClosure — Voices of Women (various artists)
New Alliance Recordings/1992
voice, text: Pleasant Gehman; time: 1:15

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: It Can’t Happen Here (Help, I’m a Rock III)
Freak Out!
Rykodisc/1985 (orig. Verve LP/1966)
performed by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention; recorded at TTG Studios, Hollywood, California, 1966; time: 3:57

Hour 3

R. Weis: Firewalk
Cassette Assembled Scores for Dance: 1991-1993
keyboard sampler, tape collage: Robert Weis; choreographed for seven dancers, presented at Performance Space 122, New York City, 1991; time: 19:43

Severed Heads: Quest for Oom Pa Pa
Cuisine with Piscatorial
tape collage: Tom Ellard/Severed Heads; recorded at db Studios, Sydney Australia, 1988-1989; time: 6:13

If, Bwana: Secular Totems
Pogus Productions/2015
flute samples: Jerome Bourdellon, Robert Dick; voice samples: Thomas Buckner; composer: Al Margolis (If, Bwana); time: 9:15

Meredith Monk: Little Breath
voices: Theo Bleckmann, Meredith Monk, Katie Geissinger, Allison Sniffin; bass clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; elephant bells: John Hollenbeck; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January, 2007; time: 1:43

Jorge Reyes: Body Song
Solar — A Music Travelogue (various artists)
vocals, body percussion, electronics, processing: Jorge Reyes; recorded at the composer’s studio, Mexico City; time: 8:13

Robert Een: Dirge for Julius
Mystery Dances
voice: Timothy Hill; accordion: Carter Burwell; composition year: 1989; time: 5:52

— FIN —

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