Martian Gardens Episode 875

Episode 875
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 16, 2016
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Hour I

Michael Byron: Philomel’s Song
The Celebration
New World Records/2017
baritone: Thomas Buckner; FLUX Quartet; piano: Joseph Kubera; text: Anne Tardos; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, June 1-2, 2016; composition year: 2013; time: 12:12

Larry Austin: selections from Singing! — The Music of My Own Time
a. Warmup (3:53)
b. Lunch (6:54)
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
voice, processed voice: Thomas Buckner; computer: Larry Austin; voice recorded at Buckner‘s studio, New York City, November 8, 1996; computer music created at the University of Birmingham (UK) electroacoustic music studios, summer 1997; completed at gaLarry studio, Denton, Texas, fall 1998; total selections time: 10:47

Jackson Mac Low:
a. 1st Milarepa Gatha (5:12)
b. Milarepa Quartet for Four Like Instruments (3:46)
Open Secrets
XI Records/1993
a. voices, superimposed voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos; text: Milarepa; composition year: 1976; b. flutes: Andrew Bolotowsky, Robert Dick, Barbara Held, Susan Stenger; recorded at Washington Square Methodist Church, New York, 12 September 1982; composition year: 1982; total time: 8:58

Mary Jane Leach: Dowland’s Tears
(for 10 flutes); flutes: Manuel Zurria; inspired by John Dowland’s Lachrimae; composition year: 2011; time: 8:20

Henry Brant: selections from Ghosts and Gargoyles
a. IV (2:07)
b. V (2:24)
Music for Massed Flutes
New World Records/2006
The New York Flute Club, soloist and conductor: Robert Aitken; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, April 6, 2005; composition year: 2001; total selections time: 4:31

Guy Klucevsek: The Asphalt Orchid (In memory of Astor Piazzolla)
Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
accordion: Guy Klucevsek; violin: Todd Reynolds; recorded at John Kilgore Sound and Recording, New York City, April 2013; time: 5:07

Hour II

Jon Luther Adams: Strange Birds Passing
Mode Records/2012
New England Conservatory Music Ensemble, director: John Heiss; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music; October 3, 2006; composition years: 1983, 2003; time: 6:43

Susie Ibarra Trio: Songbird Suite
Songbird Suite
drums: Susie Ibarra; violin: Jennifer Choi; piano, samples: Craig Taborn; programming: Ikue Mori; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City; time: 8:40

Ron Nagorcka: Australian Magpie (from the Artamidae suite)
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
fretless electric guitar, mandolin: Larry Polansky; trombone; Joe Cook; flute, piccolo: Jennie McDonald; clarinet, bass clarinet: Karlin Love; MIDI keyboard, didgiridoo: Ron Nagorcka; conductor: Marta Mumford; composition year: 2012; time: 4:30

Elizabeth Hoffman: Songstressed
Intérieurs harmoniques
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
electroacoustic music (sourced from bird calls) realized at the composer’s studio, New York City, 2010; premiered at the New Idea Music Series, Pianos, New York City; January 16, 2011; time: 11:07

Forrest Fang: Water Birds
Projekt Records/2000
electroacoustic music: Forrest Fang; recorded at the Hangar, Richmond, California; time: 3:36

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz: d’a’lpp (a study in musique concrète)
MP3 (Malted Media)
tape: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz; composition year: 1972; time: 8:00

Steve Fisk: Lying in Texas
Over and Thru the Night
K Records/1993
tape, samples: Steve Fisk; composition year: 1985; time: 5:56

David Gunn: West of Topeka
60 x 60 — 2004-2005
Vox Novus/2006
clarinet, sampler: David Gunn; composition year: 2005; time: 0:58

Hour III

Xenia Pestova: Being and Becoming (L. Bunk)
Shadow Piano
Innova Recordings/2014
for toy piano and electronics; toy piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at the University of Bangor, Wales, and Cambridge, Massachusetts; composer: Lou Bunk; composition year: 2010; time: 13:51

Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together
Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski)
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

Meredith Monk: Memory Zone
On Behalf of Nature
voices: Sidney Chen, Bruce Rameker, Katie Geissinger; bass clarinet, B-flat clarinet, E-flat clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; harp: Laura Sherman; violin, keyboard: Allison Sniffin; vibraphone, marimba: John Hollenbeck; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; composition year: 2013; time: 4:23

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: RAM
A Blessing
OmniTone Records/2005
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, conductor: J.C. Sanford; recorded at Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, New York, August 27-28, 2003; time: 8:11

Nous perçons les oreiles:
a. Un idéal (2:02)
b. La mouette (4:26)
c. La première de la journée (5:45)
Un idéal
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
alto saxophone, flutes, keyboards, melodica, percussion, objects, vocals: Jean Derome; alto saxophone, melodica, objects, vocals: Joane Hétu; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, September 2016; total selections time: 11:15

*Global Community Radio and Valley Free Radio version, broadcast March 10, 2017:

Nous perçons les oreiles:
a. Excepté (1:35)
b. La Mouette (4:26)
Un idéal
Ambiances Magnetiques/2016
alto saxophone, flutes, keyboards, melodica, percussion, objects, vocals: Jean Derome; alto saxophone, melodica, objects, vocals: Joane Hétu; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, September 2016; total selections time: 5:51

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