Martian Gardens Episode 890

Episode 890
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 22, 2017
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Listen: Where and When

Hour I

Quattro Mani: Three Quarter-tone Pieces (C. Ives)
I. Largo (4:44)
II. Allegro (3:01)
III. Chorale (5:32)
Lounge Lizards (various composers)
Bridge Records/2017
Quattro Mani (Steven Beck, Susan Grace: Pianos); recorded at Packard Recital Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, October 2015; composer: Charles Ives; composition year: 1925; total time: 13:18

Zeitgeist Ensemble: Xanadu (M. Couper)
If Tigers Were Clouds
Innova Recordings/2003
pianos: Nicola Melville; recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota, 2002; composer: Mildred Couper; composition year: 1930; time: 6:49

John King: Huzam — Khan Yunis
Free Palestine
New World Records/2017
Oud: John King; The Secret Quartet (violins: Cornelius Dufalo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Ljova Zhurbin, cello: Yves Dharamraj); composition years: 2013, 2014; time: 6:05

Mohammed Saleh Abd Al-Saheb Lelo/Haitham Hasan: Bead Konto
Music of Islam Volume 4–Music of the Arabian Peninsula
Celestial Harmonies/1997
oud: Mohammed Saleh; percussion: Haitham Hasan; recorded at Doha, Qatar; time: 6:40

Émilie Girard-Charest: Detrás de la montaña (S. Castrillón)
Émilie préfère le chant
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
cello: Émilie Girard-Charest; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, summer 2015; composer: Sergio Castrillón; composition years: 2011-2012; time: 10:31

Doug Henderson: Footfalls for Jim
JKR Pass 3 — Music for Jim Randall’s 75th birthday by his friends (various artists)
Open Space/2007
piano strings, electric guitar pick-ups, amplifiers; recorded at the composer’s studio, 2005; time: 9:09

Hour II

Malcolm Goldstein: Summer
The Seasons — Vermont
XI Records/1998
double bass: Robert Black; wood flutes, electric guitar, percussion: Mark Steven Woods; oboe, English horn, ocarina: Joseph Celli; violin: Malcolm Goldstein; saxophones, vibraphones: Tom Guralnick; vibraphone, percussion: Brian Johnson; vocalizing, accordion: Kenneth Karpowicz; recorded at Real Art Ways, Hartford, February 26, 1983; composition year: 1980-1982;  excerpt time: 16:05

Eldad Tsabary: Sunrise in Detroit (Mystified’s Motor City Remix)
Psychotropic — Volume 1
Infinite Sector Recordings/2005
electroacoustic music: Eldad Tsabary; composition year: 2004; time: 5:18

Elzbieta Sikora: Rouge d’été (Red Summer)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; time: 10:28

Gilles Gobeil: Des temps oubliés  (Forgotten Times)
Les lointains
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
(for fixed media); realized at the GRM Studio, Paris, summer 2012; premiered at  Multiphonies series presented by the Ina-GRM at the Auditorium Saint-Germain de la Maison des pratiques artistiques amateurs; time: 12:40

Ulrich Krieger: Il cimitero chiuso
[urban dreamings]
Mode Records/2015
(for amplified chamber ensemble); Sonic Boom ensemble (contrabass clarinet: Alex Sramek, trumpet: Chris Kallmyer, tuba: Luke Storm, accordion: Robert Altaire, piano innards: Emi Tamura, percussion: Lydia Martin, cello: Aniela Marie Perry, contrabass: Jake Rosenzweig; recorded at CalArts, ROD, Valencia California, 2011; composition years: 1997, 2011; time: 7:16

Hour III

John Ashbery: Daffy Duck in Hollywood
reader: John Ashbery; Pennsounds, Library of Congress Recordings; November 24, 1975; time: 8:54

James Dashow: Ashbery Setting
Music for Small Ensembles
Capstone Records/1998
text: John Ashbery (“Clepsydra,” first published 1962); soprano: Lisa Pierce; flute: Jayn Rosenfeld; piano: James Winn; BMG-RCA Studio, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 1992; time: 26:20

Roger Reynolds: selections from last things, I think, to think about
a. Text 1 (0:37)
b. I had thought (3:59)
c. Text 2 (0:12)
d. The Painter (3:10)
e. Softest Passage (5:40)
f. Text 3 (0:18)
g. Sonnet (3:48)
h. Text 4 (0:43)
i. At North Farm (3:44)
j. Text 5 (0:31)
last things, I think, to think about
Electronic Music Foundation/2002
reader: John Ashbery; baritone: Philip Larson; pianist: Aleck Karis; electronic processing: Roger Reynolds; text: John Ashbery; premiered at Kathryn Bache Miller Theater, Columbia University, November 17, 1994; composition year: 1994; total selections time: 23:07

Sascia Pellegrini: Transcriptions of Three Holy Sonnets by John Donne (B. Boretz)
Sascia Pellegrini plays music by Benjamin Boretz, Craig Pepples, Sascia Pellegrini
Open Space/2017
piano, vibraphone: Sascia Pellegrini; composition year: c. 1960; time: 10:31

Benjamin Boretz: Two Holy Sonnets by John Donne
a. Sonnet XIV — Batter my heart (2:03)
b. Sonnet V — I am a little world (1:43)
Benjamin Boretz 9X9 (various artists)
Open Space/2015
piano, vibraphone: Benjamin Boretz: composition year: 1960; total time: 3:46

John Donne:
a. Sonnet XIV — Batter my heart, three-personed God… (1:00)
b. Sonnet V — I am a little world made cunningly… (1:00)
reader: David Barnes for Librivox; first published: 1633; total time: 2:00

Moondog: Wine, Women, and Song
Round the World of Sound
New World Records/2016
performed by Dedalus & Muzzix, directors: Didier Aschour, Christian Pruvost; recorded at La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville, France, November 2015; music and lyrics: Louis T. Hardin (Moondog); composition year: 1950s; time: 2:01

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