Martian Gardens Episode 1030

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Martian Gardens Episode 1030

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 11, 2020
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 

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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Boyd, Doane, Snyder: Sonate en Concerte (J.M. Damase)
a. Prelude (1:33)
b. Rigaudon (2:04)
c. Aria (1:20)
d. Intermezzo (1:53)
e. Aria (0:40)
f. Sicilienne (3:23)
g. Gigue ((1:38)

Aquarelles (various composers)
Bridge Records/2020
(for flute, piano, and cello ad libitum); flute: Bonita Boyd; cello: Steven Doane; piano: Barry Snyder; recorded at Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, January 2017; composer: Jean-Michel Damase; composition year: 1952; total time: 12:50

SINGLE PLAY
Roscoe Mitchell: selections from Tech Ritter and the Megabytes
a. Tech Ritter and the Megabytes/Improvisation (2:22)
b. A Dim Distant World (3:30)
c. Tech Ritter and the Megabytes/Composition (2:15)
d. 1999/2002 (8:46)

Solo 3
Mutable Music/2004
a. for two alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, and bass saxophone; b. for percussion cage; c. for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, and bass saxophone; d. for flute and percussion cage; all instruments performed by Roscoe Mitchell; recorded at Audio for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin; total selections time: 16:33

Happy 80th birthday, Roscoe Mitchell!

SINGLE PLAY
Arie Shapira: We Are Heading, Hiroshima, Towards the Rising Sun
Selected Compositions 1971 — 1995
Arie Shapira/1996
(for actor/singer, chamber orchestra, and fixed media); narrator/singer: Gil Alon; text: Robert Penn Warren, “New Dawn,” Hebrew translation: Moshe Dor; Ensemble Neue Pegnitzschaefer von Nürnberg, conductor: Jeffrey Burns; recorded at the Akademie Der Künste , Berlin, November 1993; composition year: 1987; time: 23:29

Hour 2

SET ONE
Anthony Gatto: Wise Blood Scene 2
a. Taulkinham (2:52)
b. Help a blind preacher (2:07)
c. I smell the sin on your breath (2:57)
d. I come along way (1:54)
e. Sabbath Lily tells a story (1:40)

Wise Blood
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
Jason Paul Andrews as Enoch Emery; Martin Bakari as Hazel Motes; Holly Hansen as Sabbath Lily Hawks; Michael Sommers as the potato-peeling machine hawker; Brian Major as Asa Hawks; The Adam Meckler Orchestra, conductor: David Bloom (trumpets, flugelhorns: Adam Meckler, Tom Krochock, cameron Kinghorn; trombone: Nick Syman; bass trombone: Jenn Werner; euphonium: Eric Ebeling; tuba: Nelson Devereaux; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone: David Hirsch; alto saxophone: Gus Sandberg; tenor saxophone: Angela Hirsch; baritone saxophone and piccolo: Kameron Markworth; bass: Steven Hobert; piano and accordion: Erik Barsness; percussion: Reid Kruger); libretto adapted from Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood; recorded in Minneapolis; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 11:27

Pauline Oliveros & Fanni Green: Time Piece
Tellus 27 — Mini-Mall
Tellus/Harvestworks/1995
accordion, tapes, FM transmitter, voice: Pauline Oliveros; voice: Fanni Green; texts: Fanni Green, Pauline Oliveros; composition year: 1992; excerpt time: 11:48

SET TWO
Meredith Monk: Limnal
Impermanence
ECM New Series/2008
voices: Katie Geissinger, Theo Bleckmann, Allison Sniffin, Meredith Monk; words: Meredith Monk; bass clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; elephant bells; John Hollenbeck; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January 2007; time: 10:36

Chris Brown: Some Centre
Some Center
New World Records/2020
The Chromelodia Project (cello, voice: Theresa Wong; oboe: Kyle Bruckmann; piano: Chris Brown); text: Emily Dickinson; recorded at Tiny Telephone studio, Oakland, California, November 2, 2019; composition year: 2019; time: 10:57

SINGLE PLAY
D.J. Sparr: selections from I Can Hear Her Through the Thing Wall Singing
a. Elegy After Midnight (4:28)
b. The Guitar (1:44)

Electric Bands
Innova Recordings/2019
soprano: Kristina Bachrach; electric guitar: D.J. Sparr; recorded at Rocking Horse Studios, Pittsfield, New Hampshire, 2017; time: 4:28

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
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

SET FOUR
Manuel Zurria: Kalno sutartinė (VIII) (R. Kabelis)
Again & Again
ANTS Records/2020
(for 72 flutes); flutes: Manuel Zurria; recorded at MZ @FUN’OM Studio, Rome; composer: Ričardas Kabelis; composition year: 2015; time: 14:18

If, Bwana: Lisa Verabbit
Red One
Pogus Productions/2012
voice: Lisa B. Kelley; flute: Veronika Vitàzkovà; composer: Al Margolis (If, Bwana); mixing, mastering: Tom Hamilton; time: 6:33

SET FIVE
George Crumb: Music of the Starry Night (11:56)
from Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 4
Bridge Records/2001
(for two amplified pianos and percussion); Quattro Mani (pianos: Susan Grace, Alison Rybak; percussion, slide whistles: John Kinzie, David Colson); recorded at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 2000; composition year: 1974; total selections time: 11:56

George Crumb: Makrokosmos Volume 1, Part One
a. Primeval Sounds (4:07)
b. Proteus (1:16)
c. Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis c. 10,000 B.C.) (1:56)
d. Crucifix [Symbol] (2:55)

Makrokosmos I & II
24 pieces after the Zodiac for amplified piano
Mode Records/2004
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, July 2003; composition years: 1972-1973; total time: 10:16

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