Martian Gardens Episode 1031

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Martian Gardens Episode 1031

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 23, 2020
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 

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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
The Orchestra Now: Rugby (Mouvement Symphonique) (A. Honnegger)
Buried Alive (Honegger/Schoek/Mitropoulos)
Bridge Records/2020
The Orchestra Now, conductor: Leon Botstein; composer: Arthur Honegger; composition year: 1928; recorded at the Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Bard College, November 2019; time: 7:47

SET ONE
Anthony Gatto: Wise Blood Scene 3
a. Haze preaches The Church Without Christ (4:13)
b. 1st Enoch Emery Interlude (1:40)
c. Haze rents at Mrs. Flood’s Boarding House (4:56)
d. Sabbath Lily 1st song Babe I never saw (1:57)
e. 2nd Enoch Emory Interlude (1:40)

Wise Blood
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
Jason Paul Andrews as Enoch Emery; Martin Bakari as Haze 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: 15:26

Neil Rolnick: Nerve Us
Transforms — The Nerve Events Project (various artists)
Cuneiform Records/1993
software, sampler, processing (sound source: Dr. Nerve, Beta 14 ok); time: 5:43

SET TWO
Sylvia Smith: Family Portraits — Delbert (S. S. Smith)
The Year Begins To Be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
solo percussion, spoken voice: Sylvia Smith; text: Stuart Saunders Smith; recorded at UMBC; composition year: 1994; time: 3:45

Anna Rubin & Laurie Hollander: Family Stories — Sophie, Sally
Electric Music
Capstone Records/2004 (via Neuma Records)
(for voices and fixed media); music: Anna Rubin, Laurie Hollander; voices, texts: Anna Rubin, Aleta Hayes; composition years: 1998-2000; time: 16:05

Ennio Morricone: Sensi
Crime & Dissonance
Ipecac Records/2005
Orchestra conducted by Ennio Morricone; for the film Un bellissimo novembre (1969); time: 2:45

Hour 2

SINGLE PLAY
Anne La Berge: Drive
Speak
New World Records/2011
voice, texts, flute, MAX/MSP computer program: Anne La Berge (text performed as Mary Anderson, inventor of the windshield wiper; texts discussing the diesel engine; texts discussing the human uterus); additional voices: Amy Walker, Josh Griffin, Misha Mayers; recorded at Studio VOLSAP and Studio 150, Amsterdam, 2009; composition years: 2003-2006; time 25:13

SET THREE
Bonnie Whiting: …perishable structures that would be social events (IV. Varèse)
Perishable Structures
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
percussion, voice: Bonnie Whiting; texts: Edgard Varèse; composition year: 2010; recorded at the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 2015; time: 3:37

John Cage: Music for Two (by One)
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
solo voice and percussion: Bonnie Whiting; a solo simultaneous realization of  “Music for ____” (seventeen pieces for variable ensemble; scoreless); recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition years: 1984-1987; time: 13:38

Richard Karpen: Mass
Miniatures Concrètes (various artists)
empreintes DIGITALes/1998
computer, stereo tape: Richard Karpen; composition year: 1996; time: 3:00

SINGLE PLAY
Mary Simoni: Doxology*
Alternating Currents [various artists]
Electronic Music from the University of Michigan
Centaur Records/2000
electronic music, processing: Mary Simoni; Gregorian chant: Dennis Keller, St. Mary’s Parish, Pickney, Michigan; recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998; time: 4:17
*full version only

SINGLE PLAY
Halim El-Dabh: Pirouette* **
Crossing into the Electric Magnetic
Without Fear/2001
electronics, tapes, processing: Halim El-Dabh; composition year: 1969; time: 3:15
*58-minute version only
**I called this one “Meditation in White Sound,” the correct title is “Pirouette.” — Max

Hour 3

SET FOUR
Robert Scott Thompson: Scowle
Of Loriot and Memory
Aucourant Records/2019
electronic music: RST; composition year: 2019; time: 13:27

Leah Reid: Sk(etch)
Music from SEAMUS Vol. 29 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
electroacoustic music: Leah Reid; composition year: 2018; time: 5:03

Mark Applebaum: Ferneyhough Remix (Affection Aphorism 1)
Intellectual Property
Innova Recordings/2004
(for percussion and tape); percussion: Steven Schick, Iván Manzanilla;  recorded at Stanford University; composition year: 2003; time: 2:25

SET FOUR
Elzbieta Sikora: Rouge d’été (Red Summer)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
IMEB/2002
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; time: 10:28

Gilles Gobeil: Les lointains noirs et rouges
Les lointains
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music: Gilles Gobeil; sound sources recorded in and around the apartment of Folkmar Hein, Berlin; composition years: 2008 – 2009; time: 10:44

SINGLE PLAY
Matthew Barber: Call it What You Will
a. Proleptic
b. Six Têtes
c. Anyone’s Anodyne
d. A Passing Nepenthe
e. A Successful Subsumption
f. O Haupt
g. Analeptic

Milton Babbitt — A Composers’ Memorial (various artists)
Open Space/2014
(for violin, piano, and computer); violin: David Leung; piano: Zuzanna Szewczyk Kwon; composition year: 2012; time: 10:26

— FIN —

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