Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 147

Martian Gardens Episode 147
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 14, 2017
Contact Max Shea: martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Julius Eastman: The Zürich Concert (excerpt)
The Zürich Concert
New World Records/2017
piano, voice: Julius Eastman; recorded at the Aula Rämibühl gallery, Zürich, Switzerland, October 25, 1980; produced by Paul Tai and Mary Jane Leach; excerpt time: 11:47

SET ONE
Olivier Messiaen: Le Courlis cendré (The Eurasian Curlew)
from Catalogue D’Oiseaux
Complete Works for Piano Volume 1 — Birdsong
Centaur Records/2001
piano: Paul S. Kim; recorded January 2001, Patrych Sound, New York City, composition years: 1956-1958; time: 9:57

In memory of the 25th anniversary of Messiaen‘s passing.

ZAWA!: Pan et les Oiseaux (J. Mouquet )
ZAWA! (various composers)
Neuma Records/2001
flutes: ZAWA! (Jill Felber; Claudia Anderson); piano: Betty Oberacker; pieces on ZAWA! recorded at Kerr Hall, University of California Santa Barbara, 1997–2000; composer (Pan et les Oiseaux): Jules Mouquet; composition year: 1904; time: 6:23

SET TWO
Sten Hanson: 8 Variations on a Polska from Hammerdal
Electroacoustic Music by Sten Hanson
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2001
electroacoustic music, willow flute samples: Sten Hanson; realized at the studios of the Stockholm National Institute of Electroacoustic Music, 1996; time: 7:40

Joane Hétu & Ensemble SuperMusique: selections from La Neige
a. Neige 1-2 (5:14)
b. Neige 5-3 (3:51)
c. Neige 4-2 (3:30)
Récits de neige
Ambiances Magnetiques/2010
performed by Ensemble SuperMusique, recorded at Théâtre La Chapelle, Montreal, 2008; texts: a: Dyane Raymond, b: Lise Hétu, c: Luc Proulx; total selections time: 12:33

Robert Frost: Dust of Snow
MP3
read by Robert Frost, recorded May 5, 1933; first published as “Favour” in the London Mercury, December 1920; time: 0:21

Hour 2

SINGLE PLAY
George Crumb: Yesteryear*
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
mezzo-soprano: Tony Arnold; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: David Nelson; percussion: William Kerrigan; recorded at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, June 2016; composition years: 2005, revised 2013; time: 10:59
*inspired by François Villon’s “Ballade des dames du temps jadis,” first stanza, last line —
“Mais où sont les neiges d’antan!”

SINGLE PLAY
Anne LeBaron: Selections from Crescent City Act I*
e. Marie invokes the Loa (11:49)
f. Cop discovers Marie’s body (3:20)
g. Deadly Belle’s First Turn (5:04)
Crescent City — A Hyperopera
Innova Recordings/2014
music and electronics: Anne LeBaron; director: Yuval Sharon; conductor: Marc Lowenstein; libretto: Doug Kearney; composition year: 2012; recorded at Atwater Crossing, Los Angeles, May 26-27, 2012; total selections time: 20:03
*continued from Episode 912, Hour 2; to be continued in Episode 913, Hour 2

SINGLE PLAY
Neely Bruce: selections from The Plague*
The Plague — A Commentary on the work of the Fourth Horseman
VI. Madrigals (3:02)
VII. Chemical Pollution (3:01)
VIII. The Plague Spreads (5:29)
IX. The Canticles of Habakkuk (3:30)
X. Hamburger Power (2:10)
XI. The Powers of the Plague with “The Death of The Rats” (5:08)**
The Plague & Other Vocal Works (The Electric Phoenix sing Neely Bruce)
Mode Records/1991
bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers: Daryl Runswick; keyboards, synthesizers: Neely Bruce; rhythm guitar: Ray Russell; drums: John Marshall; Electric Phoenix (soprano: Judith Rees; mezzo-soprano: Linda Hirst; tenor: Daryl Runswick; bass: Terry Edwards); texts: Neely Bruce; Revelation 6:7,8; the book of Habakkuk Song of the Flagellants (trad.); The Decameron, The Doctor’s Art (anon.); Shih Tao-Nan, “The Death of Rats,” Tony Connor, recorded at October Sound Studios, London, 1984-1985; total selections time: 16:24
*continued from Episode 912, Hour 2
**XI postponed until Episode 913, Hour 1, on broadcast version

Elizabeth Parker: Doctors To Be (main theme)*
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2008
electronic music: Elizabeth Parker; cello: Peter Esswood; composition year: 1991; time: 1:12
*broadcast version only

Hour 3

SET THREE
Dan Trueman: Spring Rhythm
Machine Language
Bridge Records/2004
The Brentano String Quartet (violins: Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin; viola: Misha Amory; cello: Nina Lee); composition year: 2002: time: 12:44

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; new 2017 stereo mix; time: 13:18

SET FOUR
Maggi Payne: Arctic Winds
Arctic Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
dry ice, ball bearings, drum heads, sound processing: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College; composition year: 2007; time: 9:51

Natasha Barrett: Gentle Sediment (Barely: Part 3)
Bouteilles de Klein
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
recorded at the composer’s studio, Oslo, Norway, premiered at the 38th Festival Synthèse, Bourges, France, June 4, 2008;Barely Project composition years: 2006-2008; excerpt time: 9:35

Jonty Harrison: Going/Places (tracks 6 & 7)
a. Wind, tourists, and arctic birds, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland (1:50)
b. Subterranean hydrological/glaciological activity, sólheimajökull glacier, Iceland (2:10)
Voyages
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music on 32-track tape; premiered at hcmf// 2015: 16. Jonty Harrison, Phipps Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK, November 25, 2015; total selections time: 4:00

SET FIVE
Judith Shatin: Homemade Music
JKR Pass 3 — Music for Jim Randall‘s 75th Birthday [various artists]
Open Space/2007
percussive sounds, electronics: Judith Shatin; composition year: 2004; time: 3:08

Judith Shatin: Glimmerings
60 x 60 2005 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2005
percussive sounds, electronics: Judith Shatin; composition year: 2004; time: 1:00

— FIN —

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