Martian Gardens Episode 886

Episode 886
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 25, 2017
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Listen: Where and When

Hour I

Lou Harrison: Senenade
a. Round (1:48)
b. Air (3:34)
c. Infinite Canon (2:37)
d. Usul — Little Homage to Sinan (3:03)
e. Sonata (2:09)
Por Gitaro
Mode Records/2008
National Steel Guitar: John Schneider; Just Strings (T.J. Roy, Gene Sterling); recorded at Harrison House, Joshua Tree, California, July 5, 2004; total time: 10:30

Lou Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy
a. Gending Cavafy (6:46)
b. Gending Bill/Lancaran Jody (9:21)
c. Gending Ptolemy (6:14)
Scenes from Cavafy — Music for Gamelan
New World Records/2010
voice: John Duykers; texts: Constantine P. Cavafy; Gamelan Pacifica Chorus and Orchestra, director: Jarrad Powell; recorded at London Bridge Studio, Seattle, 2009-2010; composition years: 1986, 1987; total time: 22:21

(In celebration of Lou Harrison’s centennial)

Gregory Mertl: Afterglow of a Kiss
Afterglow of a Kiss
Bridge Records/2017
The University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble; conductor: Craig Kirchhoff; flute: Immanuel Davis; recorded at Ted Mann Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, February 10-11, 2012; composition year: 2000; time: 7:02

Mauricio Kagel: Pan
Pan/String Quartets I, II, III
piccolo: Dietmar Wiesner; Arditti String Quartet (violins: Irvine Arditti, David Alberman; viola: Levine Andrade; cello: Rohan de Saram); recorded at Kölner Philharmonie, September 1989; composition year: 1985; time: 4:40

Robert Morris: selections from Cold Mountain Songs
a. Meeting Cold Mountain (1:53)
b. Piano Interlude (0:33)
c. A Coat (1:16)
d. Piano Interlude (1:12)
Nature, Music, East and West
Open Space/2013
soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; piano: Margaret Kampmeier; texts: Han-shan; composition year: 1993; total selections time: 4:39

Hour II

Francis Dhomont: Le Père
Le cri du Choucas
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
electroacoustic music on stereo tape; realized at the composer’s studio, Avignon, France; texts: Franz Kafka; premiered at Théâtre Marni, the festival L’Espace du son in Brussels, October 15, 2014; commissioned by Musiques et Recherches, Ohain, Belgium; Le cri du Choucas is part of the Cycle des profondeurs, composition years: 1979–2015; time: 14:55

Jon Rose: The Wrong Place
The Fence/Bagni di Dolabella
ReR Megacorp/1997
violin, electronics, tapes: Jon Rose;  The Fence was produced for Sender Freies Berlin, August 1996; time: 4:22

Ruth Lomon: Dialogue
Ruth Lomon at 80
Neuma Records/2010
harpsichord: Vivian Montgomery; vibraphone: John Andress; recorded at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, November 14, 2010; composition year: 1964; time: 3:28

Eric Chasalow: Due (Cinta)mani
I. Three Symbolic Gestures (4:26)
II. Cloudbands (2:49)
Feather, Breath, Mirror
Suspicous Motives Records/2014
(for piano and fixed media); piano: Vicki Ray; recorded at Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, March 2005; composition year: 2002; total time: 6:15

Mari Kimura: Voyage Apollonian
Voyage Apollonian
Innova Recordings/2017
violin; interactive computer: Mari Kimura; time: 5:53

Guy Klucevsek: Hymnopedie No. 2 (for Erik Satie)
Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
violin: Todd Reynolds; accordion: Guy Klucevsek; recorded at John Kilgore Sound and Recording, New York City, spring 2015; time: 3:51

Judith Shatin: Sic Transit
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: I-Jen Fang, and CADI (Configurable Automatic Drumming Instrument), recorded at the University of Virginia, composition year: 2011; time: 9:07

Elliott Carter: selections from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
a. Moto Perpertuo (1:31)
b. Recitative (3:21)
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Four
Bridge Records/2001
timpani: Daniel Druckman; composition years: 1950, 1966; total selections time: 4:52

Hour III

Roger Reynolds: Archipelago
The Paris Pieces
Neuma Records/1996
(for 32 instruments and 8 tracks of computer-generated sound); Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor: Péter Eötvös (mixed from several live performances); computers programmed at IRCAM, Paris; premiered at the Georges Pompidou, Center, Paris, composition years: 1982-1983; time: 32:28

Roger Reynolds:
a. It was because of evil that the Furies were born… (2:22) 
b. Process and Passion (22:14)
Complete Cello Works
Mode Records/2014
a. reader: Roger Reynolds; text: Aeschylus, “Song of the Furies”;  recorded at the University of California San Diego Music Department Studios, September 2014;  b. (for violin, cello, and computer processed sound) cello: Alexis Descharmes, violin: Nicholas Maribel; electronics: Frédéric Voisin; recorded at the Auditorium of the Paris Conservatoire, November 15, 2013; composition year: 2002; total time: 24:36

— FIN —

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