Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 935 – Mondays mid-3am (EDT), repeats Saturdays mid-3am

Martian Gardens Episode 935
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 17, 2018
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Insook Choi: Lit
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 23 (various artists)
Centaur Records/1996
(for computer-generated sounds on tape); realized at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1992-1993; time: 18:00

Eric Chasalow: Museum in D
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Eric Chasalow; composition year: 2004; time: 5:13

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Curran: Light Flowers Dark Flowers II
Solo Works — The ’70s
New World Records/2010
piano, toy piano, Serge modular synthesizer, tapes, electronics: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, 1974; composition year: 1974; time: 26:50

SET TWO
Ken Steen: Forty-Nine
60 x 60 — 2006/2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
electronic music: Ken Steen; composition year: 2007; time: 1:00

Jack Womack: Nixon in New Orleans
State of the Union 2.001 (various artists)
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
voice, text: Jack Womack; composition year: 2001; time: 1:04

Joseph Waters: Prelude
Desert Island Pieces
Joseph Waters/2003
electronic music: Joseph Waters; composition year: 2003; time: 1:46

Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos: First Four-Language Word Event I & II
A Chance Operation — The John Cage Tribute (various artists)
Koch International/1993
voices, texts: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos; composition year: 1992; total selections time: 2:20

Hour 2

SET THREE
Jenny Olivia Johnson: Devonshire
(The 8th Bell Jar Smashes on the Full Moon in Scorpio)
Sylvia Songs
Innova Recordings/2018
vocals: P. Lucy McVeigh; cellos: Lavena Johanson, David Russell; pianos: Isabelle O’Connell, Jenny Tang; synthesizer: Eliko Akahori; electric guitar: Lisa Liu; analog synthesizer, reel-to-reel delay: Nicholas Kouf; Jenny Olivia Johnson: digital synthesizer, percussion, cassette tape noise, texts (inspired by quotations from Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes); mixed, mastered at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, August–November, 2017; time: 3:04

Shirish Korde: Krurari
Rasa
Neuma Records/1994
soprano: Maria Tegzes, with choir; libretto: Lynn Kremer Babcock, Shirish Korde; director: Lynn Kremer Babcock; composition year: 1991; time: 3:07

Eighth Blackbird: Ailíll (from Olagón, Part III)
Olagón — A Cantata in Doublespeak
Çedille Records/2017
Eighth Blackbird (flutes: Nathalie Joachim; clarinets: Michael J. Maccaferri; violin, viola: Yvonne Lam; cello: Nick Photinos; percussion: Matthew Duvall; piano: Lisa Kaplan); vocals: Iarla Ó Lionáird; fiddle: Dan Trueman; composer: DanTrueman; text: Paul Muldoon (based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge) composition year (completed): 2015; recorded at Princeton University; Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland; Lab Studios and SHIRK Studios, Chicago, 2015 — 2017; time: 3:13

Heitor de Souza Dantas: Tramóia
Deep Wireless 9 — Radio Arts Compilation (online album)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2013
sound collage: Heitor de Souza Dantas; time: 1:38

Act of Finding: Another Family Resemblance (T. Hamilton)
Act of Finding
O.O. Discs/1995
processed guitar: Bruce Arnold; voice: Thomas Buckner; analog synthesizers: Tom Hamilton; bass: Ratzo B. Harris; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn; time: 3:24

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</span?

Howard Skempton:
a. The Snare (2:00)
b. Rose-berries (1:25)
Bolt from the Blue — Music for Piano and Voices
Mode Records/2010
EXAUDI, director: James Weeks; texts: a. James Stephens (1925); b. Mary Webb (1917); composition years: a. 1990; b. 1992; recorded at St. Silas Chalk Farm, London, September 26, 2007; total time: 3:25

SET FOUR
Ned Bouhallassa: Alexanderplatz (from mOrpheus)
Gratte-cité
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2003; realized at the festival Elektra at Usine C, Montreal, November 15, 2003; time: 4:54

SET FIVE
Jon Rose: Potsdammer Platz
The Fence/Bagni Di Dolabella
ReR Megacorp/1998
music, field recordings, texts: Jon Rose; produced for SFB in Berlin in August 1996; time: 3:34

Jerry Hunt: Song Drapes 6 — “Strip Club”
Song Drapes
Tzadik/1999
electronic music: Jerry Hunt; vocal, text: Shelley Hirsch; composition year: 1992; time: 5:45

Denman Maroney: Mystic Garden & Madding Beast
Music for Words, Perhaps
Innova Recordings/2010
Iota Jot Yod ensemble (hyperpiano: Denman Maroney; trumpet, cornet: Herb Robertson; percussion: David Simons; bass: Arthur Knell); vocal: Theo Bleckmann; text: Wallace Stevens; time: 4:34

Langston Hughes: Daybreak in Alabama (2:29)
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: David Simon; texts: Langston Hughes; recorded at Thundering Sky Studio, South Berwick, Maine, April 2012; total time: 2:29

SET SIX
Jay C. Batzner: Quills and Jacks of Outrageous Fortune
60 x 60 — 2004/2005 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2006
harpsichord samples, processing: Jay C. Batzner; composition year: 2005; time: 1:00

Terumi Nerushima: He resonates five toes
Why Record? Life in the Age of Digital Performance (various Artists)
Electronic Music Foundation/2008
(for koto and electronics); koto: Terumi Narushima; recorded by Warren Burt, 2008; time: 2:17

Hour 3

SET SEVEN
James Tenney: Blues for Annie
Harmonium
New World Records/2018
viola: Elisabeth Smalt (a transcription for viola of “No More Good Water,” as song by Jaybird Coleman); composition year: 1975; time: 3:25

Henry Flynt: Double Spindizzy (MP3)
Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music
Ampersand/2001
tape music: Henry Flynt; composition years: 1975-1979; time: 6:14

Mari Kimura: Coisa Feita (J. Bosco)
Voyage Apollonian
Innova Recordings/2017
violin, interactive computer, arrangement: Mari Kimura; composer: João Bosco; time: 3:18

Robert Black: Hunter Canyon — Night
a. Part I (2:28)
b. Part II (1:25)
Possessed
Cantaloupe Music/2017
double bass: Robert Black; recorded outdoors around Moab, Utah, August 2013; total selections time: 3:53

SET FIVE
Stephen Whittington: Straw Dogs (from “…from a thatched hut…”)
Windmill
Cold Blue Music/2017
Zephyr Quartet (violins: Belinda Gehlert, Emily Tulloch; viola: Jason Thomas; cello: Hilary Kleinig); recorded at EMU Studio One, Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 2016; mastered at Architecture Studios, March 2017; composition year: 2010; time: 2:25

Orlando Jacinto Garcia: Timbres Artificiales
Fragments of the Past
New Albion Records/2004
guitar: Jaime Marquez; recorded at Mahler Sound, Miami, Florida, April 2003; composition year: 1992; time: 8:51

David Tanenbaum: Spring and Summer Dances (from Seasons) (W. Bolcom)
Great American Guitar Solo (various composers)
Neuma Records/1993
guitar: David Tanenbaum; recorded at Northeastern Digital Recording, Southborough, Massachusetts; composer: WilliamBolcom; composition year: 1974; selection time: 4:42

Ben Johnston: Set for Billie Holiday*
Ruminations
MicroFest Records/2014
The Eclipse Quartet; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, November 11, 2012;
*variations on Lover Man (Davis/Ramirez/Sherman), 1941; No More (Camarate/Russell), 1944; I Concentrate on You (C. Porter), 1940; time: 7:01

SINGLE PLAY
David Rosenboom: The Tripartite Structure
Zones of Influence Part I — The Winding of a Spring
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; The Dizzy Gillespie Recording Studio Complex, California Institute of the Arts and the composer’s studio, Valencia, California; composition years: 1984, 1985, revised 2013; time: 12:02

Paul Lansky: B O-B O
Music Box
Bridge Records/2006
computer music: Paul Lansky; composition year: 2006; time: 3:03

— FIN —

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