Martian Gardens Episode 1033

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Martian Gardens Episode 1033
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 20, 2020
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 

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Hour 1

SET ONE
D.J. Sparr: Percussion Quartet — Compass Chrome
Hard Metal Cantüs
Innova Recordings/2020
Third Coast Percussion (David Skidmore, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, Sean Connors); recorded at Scoring Stage, Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California; composition year: 2012; time: 9:20

Third Coast Percussion: Reflections on the Nature of Water
a. Crystalline (2:56)
b. Fleet (1:52)

Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
Third Coast Percussion (David Skidmore, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, Sean Connors); total selections time: 4:57

Elizabeth Brown: Three Arias from “A Bookmobile for Dreamers”
a. Bookmusic
b. Swamp Aria
c. Lullaby

Mirage
New World Records/2013
theremin, tapes: Elizabeth Brown; recorded at the Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy, March 2012; composition year: 2011 (music to accompany animation by Lothar Osterburg); time: 6:55

SET TWO
Harry Partch: Exordium — the Beginning of a Web
Delusions of the Fury — A Ritual Dream and Delusion
Innova Recordings/1999 (orig. LP Columbia Masterworks/1971)
performed by a large ensemble of players and actors, conducted by Danlee Mitchell, supervised by Harry Partch; recorded at UCLA Playhouse, January 1969; composition year: 1968; text: Harry Partch, based on Japanese Noh theater and West African folklore; selection time: 10:45

Jin Hi Kim: Silky Stream
Komungo ‘Round the World
Seoul Records/1995
komungo: Jin Hi Kim; Japanese bass koto: Hideaki Kuribayashi; time: 10:12

SINGLE PLAY
Chinary Ung: Spiral XII — The Space Between Heaven and Earth (excerpt)
Chinary Ung Volume 4
Bridge Records/2019
orchestra and chorus of 40 performers conducted by Gil Rose; recorded at the University of California San Diego; composition year: 2008; excerpt time: first 10:00 of 39:11

Hour 2

SET THREE
Jean-François Primeau: Fin de l’été
Jardin le soir
Kohlenstoff Records/2019
electronic music: Jean-François Primeau; recorded at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2018; composition year: 2018; time: 8:06

Mel Powell: Events for Tape Recorder
Music for Electronic and Older Instruments (Luening, Ussachevsky, Powell)
(Luening/Ussachevsky/Powell)
Composers Recordings, Inc./1968 (CD transfer via New World Records/2011)
(for magnetic tape and voices) voices: Mildred Dummock, Lee Bowman, Martha Scott; composition year: 1963; time: 6:56

David Lee Myers & Marco Oppedisano: Love’s Diet
Tesla at Coney Island
OKS Recordings of North America/2008
electric guitar, samples: Marco Oppedisano; feedback circuits, noises, samples: David Lee Myers; time : 3:52

SET FOUR
Carey Nutman: Chips that Pass in the Night
Contrasts 3
MPS New Music & Video/2019
computer music: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; composition year: 2019; time: 9:25

Philip Mantione: Sinusoidal Tendencies
Sonic Circuits VIII (various artists)
Innova Recordings/2000
computer music for sine waves: Philip Mantione; time: 9:57

SET FIVE
Manuel Zurria: In Again Out Again (P. Glass)
Again & Again
ANTS Records/2020
(for two flutes and toy percussion); all instruments: Manuel Zurria; recorded at MZ @FUN’OM Studio, Rome; composer: Philip Glass (orig. for two pianos); composition year: 1968; arr. Zurria; time: 8:36

Nicolas Caloia: Se répand au soleil
Les Bonnes Histoires
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
double bass, percussion, drum machine: Nicolas Caloia; piccolo, bass flute, tenor saxophone: Jean Derome; voice: Gabriel Dharmoo; clarinets, bells: Lori Freedman; voice, texts Genevieve Letarte; recorded in Montreal, July 2015; time: 2:53

Hour 3

SET SIX
Anthony Gatto: selections from Wise Blood
a. Scene 8 — Haze Lights a Match (4:18)
b. The Third Enoch Emory Interlude (2:04)
c. Scene 9 — Where You Come from is Gone (2:26)
d. Scene 10 — Sabbath Lily’s Second Song – I Knew When I First Seen You (3:32)

Wise Blood
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
David Echelard as Onnie Jay Holy; 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: 12:21

Langston Hughes: Daybreak in Alabama
The Dream Keeper
Mode Records/2017
intoning voice: Eric Mingus; piano: David Amram; soprano saxophone: Catherine Sikora; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, contra-alto clarinet: Don Davis; flute, Native American flute: Cynthia Chatis; Hammond organ: Scip Gallant; bass: Chris Stambaugh; drums: Mike Barron; percussion: Shawn Russell, Frank Laurino; guitar, music director, arranger: Larry Simon; texts: Langston Hughes; recorded at Thundering Sky Studio, South Berwick, Maine, April 2012; total time: 2:29

Shelley Hirsch: selections from O Little Town of East New York
a. Maria Finchenko/Highland Park (1:35)
b. Maria’s Father (0:27)
c. Maria’s House/The Troika (4:36)

O Little Town of East New York
Tzadik/1995
voice, text: Shelley Hirsch; music: Shelley Hirsch, David Weinstein; recorded at Harmonic Ranch and Harvestworks/Studio PASS, NYC; total selections time: 6:39

SET SEVEN
Amy Denio: King County (4426/292)
Corona Sonora
Spoot Music/2020
accordion, voice, lyrics: Amy Denio; time: 2:42

Frank Pahl: John Lewis
Remove the Cork II — The Covid Year
Frank Pahl/2020
instruments, music: Frank Pahl; time: 1:45

Frank Pahl: Grandmother’s Treadle
Remove the Cork
Demosaurus/1998
charango, ukuleles, whistling; time: 2:50

Hypercube: Liminal Bridges (P. Schuessler)
Brain on Fire
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
saxophone: Erin Rogers; electric guitar: Jay Sorce; piano, accordion: Andrea Lodge; percussion: Christopher Graham; recorded at Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, New York; and Adelphi University, Garden City, New York; composer: Philip Schuessler; composition year: 2016; time: 10:43

SINGLE PLAY
Erik Satie: Cinéma (from the ballet Relâche)
In Memoriam Paul Zukofsky (various composers)
Musical Observations, Inc./2020
(for two pianos); pianos: Aaron Likness, Andrew Zhou; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, August 2019; composition year: 1924; time: 11:21

— FIN —


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