Martian Gardens Episode 892

Episode 892
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 13, 2017
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Listen: Where and When

Hour I

William Price: Let Freedom Ring
Electroacoustic Works by William Price
computer music created at the Electroacoustic Music Studios, Louisiana State University; time: 4:32

Trevor Wishart: American Triptych
Voice Prints
(samples include voices of Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong, and Elvis Presley); realized at Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris; premiered on the GRM Cycles Acousmatique concert series, Salle Olivier Messiaen, Radio France, Paris, January 8, 2000; composition year: 1999; time: 15:11

Allen Strange: Heroes IV; The Boys
Music by Allen Strange
Permanent Press/2004
digital media: Allen Strange; composition year: 2002; time: 8:31

Marc Tremblay: Cowboy Fiction
empreintes DIGITALes/1998
electroacoustic music composed at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges in November, 1998; premiered at the IMEB Synthèse Festival, June 2, 1999; time: 13:22

Connie Beckley: selections from The Aquarium
a. Dream Sequence (2:39)
b. A Fish Against the Flow (7:06)

The Aquarium: Sonic Meditations on Life in the City
CRI/1997 (orig. 1995)
voice, text, electronics: Connie Beckley; recorded in New York City, 1995; total selections time: 9:45

Hour II

Joan Heller: Sequenza III (L. Berio)
To the Verge (various composers)
Neuma Records/1994
soprano: Joan Heller; recorded at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University; January 1994; composer: Luciano Berio; composition year: 1966; time: 7:38

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIII
Complete Sequenzas & Solo Works
Mode Records/2006
violin: Irvine Arditti; recorded at Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico City, April 1995; composition year: 1976; time: 13:10

Judith Shatin: Three Summers Heat–
a. Just Now the Sea-Green Banners Fly (2:09)
b. Just Now the Early Peach is Red (1:57)
c. It’s Midsummer and Too Hot to Walk (3:29)
d. Summer Earth is Windless. Heat Still Presses (1:49)
e. Light Clothes! Few Clothes! (2:00)
f. I Remember Desire like White Light (3:20)
g. I Raise my Head to Look at T’ung Trees (2:20)

CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 29 [various artists]
Music from VCCM: Virginia Center for Computer Music University of Virginia
Centaur Records/1999
soprano: Susan Narucki; text: Tzu Yeh (Chin Dynasty); recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, August, 1998; composition year: 1989; total time: 17:48

Elliott Carter: selections from Tempo e Tempi
I. Tempo e Tempi (2:06)
II. Ed e Subito Sera (0:39)
III. Oboe Sommerso (2:01)
IV. Una Columba (0:44)
V. Godiment (1:11)

VI. L’Arno a Rovezzano (3:29)
VII. Uno (1:34)
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Four
Bridge Records/2011
soprano: Susan Narucki; Speculum Musicae (oboe, English horn: Stephen Taylor; clarinet, bass clarinet: Allen Blustine; violin: Curtis Macomber; cello: Chris Finckel; recorded at Mastersound, New York City, June 2001; composition year: 1999; total selections time: 10:19

Gordon Mumma: À Luigi Dallapiccola (from Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia)
Music for Solo Piano (1960-2011)
New World Records/2008
piano: Daan Vandewalle; recorded in the hr-Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Frankfurt, May 2007; composition year: 1978; time: 0:29

Hour III

Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 8
a. Vigorous, aggressive (5:22)
b. Lazy, rocking (6:05)
c. Scherzo — fast, skimming — Light (3:26)
d. Extremely light and rhythmic (2:53)
String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8

New World Records/2016
Kepler Quartet (violins: Sharan Leventhal, Eric Segnitz; viola: Brek Renzelman, cello: Karl Lavine); recorded at Tanner/Monagle Studios, Milwaukee, in several sessions in 2011-2013; composition year: 1986; total time: 17:52

Ben Johnston: Quietness (In Memory of Salvatore Martirano)
String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8
New World Records/2016
voice: Ben Johnston; text: Rumi; Kepler Quartet (violins: Sharan Leventhal, Eric Segnitz; viola: Brek Renzelman, cello: Karl Lavine); recorded at Tanner/Monagle Studios, Milwaukee, March 15, 2012; composition year: 1996; time: 2:18

T. S. Eliot: A Game of Chess (The Waste Land, part II)
The Wasteland and Other Poems read by T.S. Eliot (MP3)
Caedmon Records/1971
reader: T.S. Eliot; recording date unknown; original publication year: 1922; excerpt time: 5:17

Salvatore Martirano: Ballad
O, O, O, O That Shakespeherian Rag
New World Records/1998
vocals: Donald Smith; tenor saxophone: Ronald Dewa; viola: John Garvey; flute: Thomas Howell; bass: Thomas Fredrickson; trombone: Morgan Powell; percussion: Charles Braugham, Rick Kvista; conductor: Salvatore Martirano; (songs lyrics used: You are Too Beautiful, Rogers and Hart; They Say that Falling in Love is Wonderful, Irving Berlin; This I Promise You, Corso and Otis; For All We Know, Coots and Lewis; I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water, Eddie Miller;  Lost in the Lookin’, L. Jordan Alexander; I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town, William Weldon); composition year: 1966; time: 11:38

Laurie Spiegel: Kepler‘s Harmony of the Worlds
The Expanding Universe
Unseen Worlds/2012
GROOVE computer music system: Laurie Spiegel; recorded at Bell Labs, 1977; time: 10:38

Samuel Pellman:
a. Messenger (Mercury) (2:52)
b. Perelandria (Venus) (11:28)

Selected Planets
Innova Recordings/2003
computer music: Samuel Pellman; realized at the Studio for Contemporary Music, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; total selections time: 14:20
(Not included on the Valley Free Radio and Global Community Radio broadcasts,
August 4, 2017

Malcolm Clarke: Contact
BBC Radiophonic Workshop — A Retrospective (various artists)
BBC Music/2008
EMS Vocoder, tapes: Malcolm Clarke; composition year: 1977; time: 0:26
(Included on the Valley Free Radio and Global Community Radio broadcasts,
August 4, 2017)

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