Martian Gardens Episode 1118

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Martian Gardens Episode 1118
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 18-19, 2022
Contact Max Shea: martiangardensmax@gmail.com 
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Duke Ellington: Lotus Blossom (B. Strayhorn)
…And His Mother Called Him Bill
Bluebird-RCA/1968
piano: Duke Ellington; recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco and RCA Studio A, New York City, 1967; composer: Billy Strayhorn; composition year: 1947; time: 3:54

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Anthony Cheung: All Roads
a. Introduction–First Detour (1:38)
b. Part I–Forking Paths (3:30)
c. Interlude–Second Detour (1:48)
d. Part II–Circuitous Routes (Winding Passacaglias) (4:10)
e. Interlude–Third Detour (0:57)
f. Part III–Estuary (3:04)
g. Interlude–Fourth Detour (2:09)
h. Part IV–Convergence (7:55)
All Roads
New Focus Recordings/2022
piano: Gilles Vonsattel; Escher Quartet (violins: Adam Barnett-Hart and Danbi Um, viola: Pierra Lapointe; cello: Brook Speltz; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, June 4, 2019; composition year: 2018; total time: 25:00

SET ONE
Thea Musgrave: On the Underground #3 — Medieval Summer
Choral Works

Bridge Records/2004
The New York Virtuoso Singers*, conductor: Harold Rosenbaum; texts: Geoffrey Chaucer: Roundel (Parliament of Fowl); Ich Am of Irlande; I Have a Gentil Cock; Sumer is Icumin In; I Shall Say What Inordinate Love Is; O Western Wind When Wilt Thou Blow; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2002; composition year: 1994; time: 11:52
*On On The Underground: soprano: Gayla Morgan; alto: Mary Marathe; tenor: Mukund Marathe

Will Ogdon: Three Statements
I. The Last Invocation (Walt Whitman) [2:10)]
II. Madrigal (Thomas Campion) [1:21]
III. A Clear Midnight (Walt Whitman) [2:00]
We, Like Salangan Swallows… (various artists)
A Choral Gallery of Morton Feldman and his Contemporaries
New World Records/2018
(for six-part choir); The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; recorded at the Carmelite Church, Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia, April 26, 2017; I & III “Leaves of Grass” (Boston, James R. Osgood & Co., 1881-1882); II. Campion, “Oft have I sigh’d for him that hears me not” [The Third Book of Ayres; c. 1618] ; composition year: 1956; total time: 5:31

Lansing McLoskey: Perched on Church Steeple (Canticle II)
Zealot Canticles — An Oratorio for Tolerance
Innova Recordings/2018
The Crossing choral ensemble, director: Donald Nally; texts, commentary: Wole Soyinka; recorded St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, March 17-18, 2017; composition year: 2016; time: 3:49

Hour 2

SET TWO
James Dashow: Archimedes and Marcellus (from Archimedes, Act III)
Archimedes — A Planetarium Opera
Neuma Records/2021
baritone: Michael Kelly as Archimedes; tenor: Martin Bakari as Marcellus; bass: Adrian Rosas as Hieron; soprano: Jennifer Zetlan as Demiurge; tenor: Brian Giebler as Demiurge; soprano: Jennifer Zetlan as Slave Girl 1; mezzo soprano: Toby Newman as Slave Girl 2; child: Madeleine Albus; voice of the Prime Mover: Philip Kerr; Flauti dolci (recorders): Antonio Politano; chorus: Nicholas Isherwood, Brian Giebler, Toby Newman, Adrian Rosas, James Wright, Jennifer Zetlan; libretto: Cary Plotkin, Ted Weiss; electronic music, concept: James Dashow; composition years: 2000-2008; selection time: 7:35

Connie Beckley: Edison Night
The Aquarium — Sonic Meditations on Life in the City

Composers Recordings, Inc./1997 (orig. 1995)
voice, text, electronics: Connie Beckley; recorded in New York City, 1995; total selections time: 7:06

Morton Subotnick: Lullaby (from The Other Piano)
Complete Piano Works — Subotnick Volume 4
Mode Records/2018
piano: SooJin Anjou; electronics: Morton Subotnick; recorded in New York City, May 2014; composition year: 2007; total selections time: 9:24

SET THREE
Annette Vande Gorne: Au-delà du réel*
Illusion
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channels of fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2013-2015; time 11:05
*Dedicated to Arsène Souffriau

Chris Brown: Eden (from Some Centre)
Some Center
New World Records/2020
The Chromelodia Project (cello, voice: Theresa Wong; oboe: Kyle Bruckmann; piano: Chris Brown); text: Emily Dickinson (Come Slowly–Eden!, 1861); recorded at Tiny Telephone studio, Oakland, California, November 2, 2019; composition year: 2019; time: 6:19

Elaine Barkin: If I should die (from Three Songs from “…the supple Suitor”)
Open Space 34 — Elaine Barkin
Open Space/2016
MIDI instrumentation: a. vibraphone, piano, cello; composition year: 1979; time: 2:30

Otto Luening: If I can stop one heart from breaking*
Songs of Otto Luening
Composer’s Recordings, Inc./2000
soprano: Judith Bettina; piano: James Goldworthy; text: Emily Dickinson; time: 1:20
*from Songs of Emily Dickinson; composition years: 1942-1951

SINGLE PLAY
Katrina Krimsky: Time Over Time
Time Over Time

Charmed Quarks Music/2002
piano: Katrina Krimsky; recorded at Power Play Studios, Maur, Switzerland; composition year: 1986; time: 5:40

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Susan Frykberg: Insect Life
Astonishing Sense Of Being Taken Over By Something Greater Than Me

Earsay Productions/1998
(for tape and voice); voice: DB Boyko; recorded at Bullfrog Studios, Vancouver, BC; composition year: 2013; time: 10:06

SET FOUR
John Bischoff: Bitplicity
Bitplicity

Artifact Recordings/2021
circuit box: John Bischoff; recorded live at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California, August 10, 2021/April 24, 2021; time: 15:32

Philip Perkins: Bendo
Mister Anyhow — Live in the Studio 2011-14

Fun Music/2014
electronics, sampling, processing: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 4:59

SINGLE PLAY
Judy Klein: The Wolves of Bays Mountain
Open Space 15

Open Space/2004
CSound programming: Judy Klein; wolves and other wildlife recorded at Bays Mountain Park, Tennessee; composition year: 1998; time: 21:00

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