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Martian Gardens Episode 951
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 18-19, 2018
Contact Max Shea: martiangardens@gmail.com
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble:
Songs for Nobody I. Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing (K. Soper)
Hushers
New Focus Recordings/2016
Quince CVE (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Kayleigh Butcher, Liz Pearse, Carrie Henneman Shaw); text: Thomas Merton; recorded at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, January 2016; composer: Kate Soper; composition year: 2006; time: 3:13

Kate Soper: Poetics
Ipsa Dixit
New World Records/2018
Wet Ink Ensemble (soprano: Kate Soper; flute: Erin Lesser; percussion: Ian Antonio; violin: Josh Modney); texts: Aristotle (Poetics), Sophocles (Oedipus Rex); recorded at EMPAC, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; composition year: 2010-106; time: 15:41

SET TWO
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Act II from Erzsébet
a. Act II – Prelude (0:17)
b. Scene I – Singing and the Discovery of Blood (5:39)
c. Scene II – Singing the Lullaby (6:54)
Erzsébet — A Monodrama (The Blood Countess Saga)
DBK/2011
vocals: Lisa Jablow, as Erzsébet; Vermont Contemporary Ensemble, director: Steven Klimowski; recorded at the Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; October 2011; composition years: 1987-2011; total selections time: 12:50

Lansing McLoskey: selections from Zealot Canticles
VI. Armed with Book and Beard (3:29)
VII. The Writing on the Wall (4:23)
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: 7:52

SET THREE
David Mahler: Cup of Coffee
The Voice of the Poet — Works on Tape 1972-1999
Artifact Recordings/1997
voice (source): Jamie Holland; recorded and processed at Cornish and Soundwork Studio, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, 1980; time: 7:07

Charles Dodge:
a. Speech Songs — A man sits in the cafeteria (1:25)
b. Speech Songs — When I am with you (1:36)*
Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental
New Albion/1992
speech synthesis: Charles Dodge (speech synthesis program created by Dr. Joseph Olive [DARPA]); text: Mark Strand; realized at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1972; time: 3:01
*Not included on broadcast versions

Hour 2

SET FOUR
Linda Dusman: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
voice: Wendy Salkind; percussion: Tom Goldstein; text: Gertrude Stein, 1922; composition year: 2010; time: 15:05

Pamela Z: Declaratives in the First Person
Mendi + Keith Obadike present Crosstalk (various artists)
Bridge Records/2008
voice, text, mix: Pamela Z; composition year: 2005; time: 5:02

SET FIVE
Scott L. Miller: Autumn Etude
Raba
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for fixed media); recorded at St. Cloud University, Minnesota, composition year: 1999; time: 7:58

Joan La Barbara: October Music — Star Showers and Extraterrestrials
Voice is the Original Instrument — Early Works
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
voices, tapes: Joan La Barbara; premiered at The American Center for Students and Artists, Paris, France, October 1980; time: 14:16

SINGLE PLAY
Nicolas Bernier: Dans le ventre de la machine
Travaux mécaniques
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(for fixed media*); realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2010-2011; time: 10:40
*sounds sourced from feedback-producing contact microphones, and a machine designed for Bernier (“full of cogs, wheels, and levers”) by carpenter Alexandre Landry; Machine Speech: Mario Savio, recorded on the steps of Sproul Hall, UCLA, December 2, 1964

Hour 3

SET SIX
Elaine R. Barkin: Gamélange
Open Space 34
Open Space/2016
(for harp and gamelan); harp: Sue Carole DeVale; UCLA gamelaners: Michael Bakkan, Elaine Barkin, Wanda Bryant, Alice Hunt, Jay Keister, Grace M, David Martinelli; composition year: 1992; time: 14:05

Sergio Sorrentino: Dream (J. Cage)
Dream — American Music for Electric Guitar (various composers)
Mode Records/2018
electric guitar: Sergio Sorrentio; recorded at Verculli, Italy, 2015-2017; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1948 (adapted for electric guitar by Sergio Sorrentino); time: 9:38

SINGLE PLAY
Larry Polansky: Another You* (17 variations for solo harp in just intonation)
Simple Harmonic Motion — Works for Instruments in Just Intonation
Artifact Recordings/1994
harp: Alyssa Hess Reit; recorded at Scores Unlimited Studios, New York City, September 14, 1991; composition year: 1978, revised 1981; time: 23:44
*variations on the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You (Warren/Gordon), 1942

SET SEVEN
Mari Kimura: Toccata (C. Nancarrow)
Polytopia — Music for Violin & Electronics
Bridge Records/2007
(for violin and player piano); violin: Mari Kimura; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, autumn, 2004; composer: Conlon Nancarrow; composition year: 1935; time: 1:35

Robert Honstein: Cross Fit
An Economy of Means
New Focus Recordings/2018
vibraphone: Doug Perkins; recorded at Swanstudios, New York City; dates not listed; time: 1:56

Philip Perkins: re: LS*
Mister Anyhow — Live in the Studio 2011-2014
Fun Music/2014
electronics, samples: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco, California; time: 4:14
*Online versions only

John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne: CCM Flotsam #11*
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 (various artists)
Music from the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College
Centaur Records/1994
computer music: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne; recorded at CCM Mills College, Oakland, 1993; time: 0:23
*WXOJ version only

Robert Scott Thompson: Flux*
Sidereal (continuous mix)
Aucourant Records/2007 (orig. 2002)
synthesizers, computer: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2002; time: 1:22
*Global Community Radio version only

Maddalena Fagandini: Time Beat*
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2008
electronics, tapes: Maddalena Fagandini; recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, composition year: 1961; time: 0:30
*Global Community Radio Version only

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