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Martian Gardens Episode 944
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 30, 2018
Contact Max Shea: martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Kronos Quartet: Four, For Tango (A. Piazzolla)
Winter Was Hard
Nonesuch/1988
Kronos Quartet (violins: David Harrington, John Sherba; viola: Hank Dutt; cello: Joan Jeanrenaud); recorded at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts, November 1987; composer: Astor Piazzolla; composition year: 1987; time: 4:41

Percy Grainger: Random Round
Cowell & Grainger — Works for Saxophones
Mode Records/2016
(aleatory music for flexible instrumentation); members of the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, conductor: Charles Peltz; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 2008; composition years: 1912-1914, 1943; time: 15:09

SET TWO
Lydia Kavina:
a. Free Music No. 1 [for Four Theremins] (1:33)
b. Free Music No. 2 [for Six Theremins] (1:19)
c. Beatless Music [for Six Theremins] (0:33)
Lydia Kavina — Spellbound! Works for Theremin
Mode Records/2008
theremins: Lydia Kavina; recorded at Patrych Sound, Bronx, New York, July 10, 2000; composer: Percy Grainger; composition years: a. 1936, b. 1937, c. 1937; total time: 3:18

Tod Dockstader: Drone
Apocalypse
Starkland/1993
electroacoustic music: Tod Dockstader (sound sources: two electric generators, flowing water, acoustic guitar — strummed and struck — coil spring, FM white noise, struck piano, penny whistle); composition year: 1962; time: 13:25

David Behrman, John King, Christian Wolff: Event, June 23, 2007 — New Canaan, CT
Music for Merce 1952 — 2009
New World Records/2010
music improvised for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; laptop, recorder, guitar: David Behrman; electric guitar, live electronics: John King; electric guitar, melodica: Christian Wolff; excerpt time: 3:09

SET THREE
Roger Doyle: The Ninth Set, Part 5
The Ninth Set (Passades series, Volume 3)
Die Stadt Musik/2007
electronic music: Roger Doyle; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin; composition years: 2006, 2007; time: 5:46

Roger Doyle: Akasha
Frail Things In Eternal Places
Silverdoor/2016
electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Morgan Crowley; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin; composition years: 2015, 2016; time: 4:25

Hour 2

SET FOUR
George Crumb: Five Pieces for Piano
I. Quasi improvvisando (2:44)
II. Ruvido, Molto energico – Prestissimo (1:21)
III. Notturno-sempre pizzicato (2:02)
IV. Ruvido, Molto energico – Prestissimo (1:21)
V. Senza misura, liberamente – solenne – Tempo di primo pezzo (4:36)
Metamorphoses Book I/Five Pieces for Piano
Mode Records/2018
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Museum Art Plus One, Donaueschinger, Germany, October 21, 2017; composition year: 1962; time: 12:04

George Crumb: selections from Celestial Mechanics
Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano, Four Hands
I. Alpha Centauri (3:29)
IV. Delta Orionis (7:16)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
pianos: Quattro Mani (Steven Beck, Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 25, 2016; composition years: 1979; revised in 2012; total selections time: 10:45

SET FIVE
Eric Moe: The Sun Beats the Mountain Like a Drum
Uncanny Affable Machines
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for pipa and electronics); pipa: Yihan Chen; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York; June 6, 2014; time: 8:57

Mara Helmuth: Mountain Wind
Mara Helmuth–Sound Collaborations
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36,
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Centaur Records/2007
pipa: Ming Ke; flute: I-Yin Tu; alto flute: Carlos Velez; bassoon: James Massol; violin: Timothy O’Neil; cello: Kaylie Duncan; computer: Mara Helmuth; recorded at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2003; time: 2003; time: 7:25

Dai Nhac Ensemble:
a. Phung Vu (Dance of the Phoenix) (3:28)
b. Dang Dang (Mounting the Esplanade) (2:00)
The Music of Vietnam — Anthology of World Music
Rounder Records/1999
a. theater music — trong com (rice drum), conductor: Nguyen Ngoc Cong; principal drum: Nguyen Ngoc Phung; hourglass drum: Tran Hieu Can; sapeke clappers: Ho Khach; hollow buffalo horn: Le Quang Doi; transverse flute: Nguyen Ngoc Xu; b. court music — ceremonial drum: Nguyen Ngoc Phung; hollow buffalo horn: Cao Huu Ong; oboes: Ho Khach, Nguyen Huu Du; two-stringed fiddle: Duong Van Lam; recorded in Vietnam; transferring, editing, mastering: Institute for Traditional Music, Berlin, Germany; Northeastern Digital Recording, Southborough, Massachusetts; total selections time: 5:28

SINGLE PLAY
Larry Polansky: ii-v-i
freeHorn
Cold Blue Music/2017
electric guitar: Giacomo Fiore; recorded at Recital Hall, University of California Santa Cruz; June 29-30, 2016; composition year: 1997; time: 8:11

Hour 3

SINGLE PLAY
The Bifurcators: Like a Bird in the Wilderness
Like a Bird in the Wilderness
Artifact Recordings/2001
electronic musical instrument system: Philip Perkins, Scott Fraser; piano improvisation: “Blue” Gene Tyranny; recorded at Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, California, February 19, 1997; composition years: 1994-1997; time: 38:00

SET SIX
Jon Rose: selections from Brain Weather
a. At the Dentist (1:37)
b. The Metal Violin — Jimmi Rosenberg (1:28)
c. The Jazz Violin — Joe “Doc” Rosenberg (1:11)
d. In Court I (1:12)
e. Meet the Rosenbergs (1:27)
f. In Court II (0:48)
g. Robert Z. Rosenberg (1:00)
h. Close Encounters with Other Rosenbergs (1:54)
Brain Weather — The Story of the Rosenbergs
ReR Megacorp/1991
violin, electronic [interactive ultrasound to computer system], synthesizer; spoken word: Gillian Jones, John Krummel; voice: Jon Rose, Marie-Mart, Phil Minton, Shelley Hirsch; recorded at ABC, Sydney, Australia, January 1992; remastered at STEIM, Amsterdam; total selections time: 10:30

Nicolás Suarez Eyzaguirre: Chica Aruma
Desde El Otro Lado — Electroacoustic Music from Latin America (various artists)
O.O. Discs/1998
Macintosh computer, percussion module: Nicolás Suarez Eyzaguirre; composition year: 1994; time: 4:25

Ian Jarvis: Elements of Time
Deep Wireless 8 — Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2011
electroacoustic music (sound sources: water, sand): Ian Jarvis; time: 2:32

— FIN —

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