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Martian Gardens Episode 943
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 23-24, 2018
Contact Max Shea: martiangardens@gmail.com
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Valley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3 FM
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Lansing McLoskey: selections from Zealot Canticles
I. Renunciation (Preludium) (Canticle I) (3:32)
II. Let’s Start (3:53)
III. Perched on Church Steeple (Canticle II) (3:49)
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; total selections time: 11:13

John Luther Adams: selections from Canticles of the Holy Wind
a. Sky With Nameless Colors (4:20)
b. Cadenza of the Mockingbird (5:20)
Canticles of the Holy Wind
Cantaloupe Records/2017
The Crossing chamber ensemble, conductor: Donald Nally; percussion: Amy Garapic; recorded at St. Peter’s In The Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, September 15, 2013; composition year: 2013; total selections time: 9:40

SET TWO
Brian Belet: Summer Phantoms — Nocturne
Sufficient Trouble
Compositions for Computer, Live Instruments, and Voice
Ravello Records/2017
piano, Kyma software: Brian Belet; recorded at Distler Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, Somerville, Massachusetts, December 21, 2013; post-production at LIGO Studio, Scotts Valley, California; composition year: 2011; time: 11:24

Eric Moe: Frozen Rain, Summer Dreams
Uncanny Affable Machines
New Focus Recordings/2018
piano, electronic processing: Eric Moe; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 19, 2013; composition year: 2008; time: 8:21

SET THREE
Percy Grainger: The Lonely Desert-Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes
Cowell & Grainger — Works for Saxophones
Mode Records/2016
alto saxophone soloist: Ulrich Krieger; Glenns Falls Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Charles Peltz; arrangement for orchestra: Ulrich Krieger; recorded at Trombley Auditorium, Saratoga Springs, New York, April 2008; composition year: 1949; time: 2:33

Paul Des Marais: Desert Music — Pillar
Vocal and Piano Music of Paul Des Marais (Open Space 28)
Open Space/2012
piano: Paul Des Marais; composition year: 2008; time: 8:09

Hour 2

SET FOUR
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kurzwellen — Page 1
a. Introduction Shortwave Quartet (1:20)
b. Introduction Instrument Quartet (1:40)
c. First “W” Solo followed by Instrumental Quartet (2:31)
d. Radio Followed by Instrumental Trio (1:54)
e. Instrumental Duo (0:28)
f. Radio Followed by Instrumental Duo (0:29)
g. Second “W” Solo followed by Instrumental Quartet (3:05)
h. Radio Followed by Instrumental Quartet (2:23)
Kurzwellen
Mode Records/2018
(for six players with shortwave radio receivers and live electronics); C.L.S.I. Ensemble* (piano: Jacqueline Mefano; shortwave radio, ring modulation, filtering: Lissa Meridan, Gerard Pape; synthesizer, live electronics: Michael Kinney; shortwave radio, live electronics: Martin Phelps, Rodolphe Bourette; viola: Olga Krashenko; Tibetan bowls, live electronics: Stefan Tiedje); conductor: Paul Mefano; recorded at GRM Studios, Radio France, Paris, January 2012; composition year: 1968; total selections time: 13:35
*Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Japan (from Für kommende Zeiten)
Spiral I & II – Pole – Wach – Japan – Zyklus – Tierkreis – In Freundschaft
EMI/2009
electronium and woodblock: Harald Bojé, Peter Eötvös; percussion: Christoph Caskel; recorded at Abbey Road studios, London, December, 1971; composition years: 1968 — 1970: time: 11:49

SET FIVE
Robert Scott Thompson: Of Natural Magic and Breathing of Trees (excerpt)
Of Natural Magic and Breathing of Trees
Aucourant Records/2017
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2017; excerpt time: first 10:00 of 30:00

James O’Callaghan: Bodies-Soundings
Espaces tautologiques
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
electroacoustic music (sound sources acoustic guitar, toy piano); realized at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, British Columbia, and the composer’s studio, Montreal; premiered at the Cluster Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba; composition year: 2014; time: 10:19

SET SIX
Steven Ricks: ParisMetroBitCrush 1
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
cans, cups, bottles, and other objects recorded in the Paris Metro, computer processing: Steven Ricks; time: 1:23

Philip Perkins: BOARK
The Department of Strange Weather
Fun Music/2011
live sound collage: Philip Perkins; time: 2:46

Steven Ricks: parismetrobitgroove 1*
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
cans, cups, bottles, and other objects recorded in the Paris Metro, computer processing: Steven Ricks; time: 1:01

Philip Perkins: Street Conversation**
Drive Time
Body Double Records/2013 (orig. Fun Music release/1985)
tapes, arrangement, processing: Philip Perkins; recorded in San Francisco, 1980s; total selections time: 0:38

*Not included on WXOJ version
**Not included on broadcast version; online versions only

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together
Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski)
Cedille/2005
Eighth Blackbird ensemble; arr. Matt Albert; narrator: Matt Albert; text: Letter from Attica (Sam Melville, d. September 13, 1971); composition year: 1971; time: 18:51

SINGLE PLAY
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

SET SEVEN
James Tenney: First Koan (A Gentler Beast)
(from Two Koans and a Canon)
Harmonium
New World Records/2018
(for viola and tape delay); viola: Elizabeth Smalt; recorded at Scordatura Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 4, 2012; composition year: 1982; time: 4:24

Ulrich Krieger: Sun Lit
Winters in the Abyss
Pogus Productions/2015
trombone: Matt Barbier; French horn: Zara Rivera; contrabass trombone: Paul Rivera; recorded at Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, 2012; time: 11:57

David Crumb: Soundings
Red Desert
Bridge Records/2015
clarinet: Jerome Simas; bassoon: Steve Vacchi; piano: Corey Hamm; recorded at Beall Hall, University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, December 12, 2011; composition year: 1994; time: 7:48

— FIN —

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