Martian Gardens Episode 897

Episode 897
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2017
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Listen: Where and When

Hour I

Charles Wuorinen: Alphabetical Ashbery
a. Alcove (2:40)
b. The Burning Candle (3:01)
c. You Haven’t Received the Letters Yet (3:58)
d. Zero Percentage (2:16)
Charles Wuorinen, Vol. 3
Bridge Records/2017
loadbang (baritone: Jeffrey Gavett; clarinet, bass clarinet: Carlos Cordeiro; trumpet: Andy Kozar; trombone: William Lang); text: John Ashbery (four poems from Planisphere); recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, May 2014; composition year: 2013; total time: 11:55

John Ashbery: Three more poems from Planisphere
a. Structures on Sand (0:56)
b. Working Overtime (0:46)
c. Image Problem (1:26)
Reader: John Ashbery; recorded at the New York Review of Books, February 21, 2009; total time: 3:08

Stefan Wolpe: Drei Kleinere Kanons
a. Lento mon troppo (1:25)
b. Andante Amabile (1:29)
c. Allegro Giusto, Epilog, Andante (2:02)
Wolpe in Jerusalem
Mode Records/2006
ensemble recherche, conductor: Werner Herbers; recorded at SWR Studio Karlsruhe, Germany, January 1992; composition year: 1936; total time: 4:56

Elliott Carter: Night Fantasies
Contemporary Piano Music (Carter/Cage)
Neuma Records/1991
piano: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, July 1990; composition year: 1980; time: 21:15

Elliott Carter: Figment 2 (Remembering Mr. Ives)
The Music of Elliott Carter, Volume Five
Bridge Records/2003
cello: Fred Sherry; recorded at KAS Studio, Astoria, New York, 2001, 2002; composition year: 2001; time: 3:30

Charles Ives: August
The Light That is Felt — Songs of Charles Ives
New World Records/2008
soprano: Susan Narucki; piano: Donald Berman; text: Folgóre da San Gimignano;  recorded at the Recital Hall, SUNY, Purchase, March 2008; composition year: 1920; time: 2:32

Sara Teasdale: August Moonrise
Reader: Ghizela Rowe; first published by Scribners, September 1918; time: 1:56

Gordon Mumma: Coulisse pour Michelle (from Jardin)
Music for Solo Piano (1960-2001)
New World Records/2008
piano: Daan Vandewalle; recorded at German Radio, Frankfurt, May 2007; composition years: 1958-1997; time: 1:33

Hour 2

Chaya Czernowin: Dam Sheon Hachol
Mode Records/1999
String sextet (violins: Arun Bharali, Erik Ulman; violas: Mary Oliver, Conrad Bruderer; cello: Frank Cox; double bass: Ulfar Haraldsson; conductor: Harvey Sollberger; recorded at Sherwood Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; composition year: 1992; time: 24:10

Francis Dhomont: La Métamorphose
Le cri du Choucas
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio Avignon, France, voice: Francis Dhomont; text: Franz Kafka; premiered October 15, 2014, Brussels, Belgium; composition year: 2014, 2015; time: 4:34

David Behrman: Statement Against the War
My Dear Siegfried
XI Records/2005
speaker: Thomas Buckner; text: Siegfried Sassoon; shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; trombone: Peter Zummo; keyboards, electronics: David Behrman; engineering, special effects: Tom Hamilton; recorded in 2003, location unspecified, composition years: 1979-2002; time: 6:51

Laurie Anderson: selections from Heart of a Dog
a. Three Ghosts (2:29)*
b. Dreaming of Life Before Birth (1:40)
Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch Records/2015
words, lyrics, music, performance: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015, total selections time: 4:09
*In re: Gordon Matta Clark

Wendy Carlos:
a. Heartbeats and Worry (2:10)
b. A Ghost Piano (2:00)
Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume 1
East Side Digital/2005
digital synthesizers, sound effects, processing: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind; recorded at the composer’s studio with assistance from Rachel Elkind; composition years: 1978-1979 (commissioned for the film The Shining); total time: 4:10

Leo Kupper: Aviformes (parts 1, 2, 3, 5)
Digital Voices
Pogus Productions/2012
soprano: Barbara Zanichelli; processing, electronics: Leo Kupper; recorded at Studio de Recherches, Brussels, composition year: 2009; total time: 4:38

Wendy Carlos: In a Cemetery
Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume 2
East Side Digital/2005
digital synthesizers: Wendy Carlos; composition year: 1998; time: 0:55

Hour 3

György Ligeti: Lontano
Rihm, Ligeti, Nono, Boulez — Wiener Philharmoniker · Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon/1990
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor: Claudio Abbado; recorded at Großer Saal, Wiener Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, October 1988; composition year: 1967; time: 12:36
(featured in the film The Shining)

Luigi Nono: Liebeslied
Rihm, Ligeti, Nono, Boulez — Wiener Philharmoniker · Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon/1990
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor: Claudio Abbado; Wiener Jeunesse-Chor, Chorus master: Günther Theuring recorded at Großer Saal, Wiener Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, October 1988; composition year: 1954; time: 5:04

Arnold Schoenberg: Zwischenspiel (choral interlude)
Moses und Aron
Stuttgart State Opera Chorus; recorded at the State Opera Stuttgart, Germany, December 2003; text: Arnold Schoenberg, drawn from the Book of Exodus; composition years: 1927-1932; time: 2:43

Jane Antonia Cornish:
a. Into Silence I (6:46)
b. Into Silence II (2:39)
Into Silence
Innova Recordings/2017
a. piano: Vicky Chow; cellos: Hamilton Barry, Claire Bryant, Caitlin Sullivan, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir; violin: Anna Elashvili; b. piano: Vicky Chow; recorded at Avatar Studio, New York City, dates unspecified; total time: 9:15

Bang On a Can All-Stars: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (J. Wolfe)
Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
Cantaloupe Music/2012
composer: Julia Wolfe; Bang On a Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; bass: Robert Black; piano: Vicky Chow; drums, percussion: David Cossin; guitar: Mark Stewart; clarinet, saxophone, gongs: Evan Ziporyn); recorded at the Dolan Music Studio, New York University, 2010; composition year: 2002; time: 9:00

P. Inman: aengus
Reader: P. Inman; recorded at Studio 11, University of Pennsylvania, March 23, 2005; composition year: 2001; time: 1:05

Thomas DeLio: Inents (version 2 for tape)
Selected Compositions II (1972-2015)
Neuma Records/2016
electronics, voices (vocalists unknown): Thomas DeLio; text: P. Inman, “aengus,” composition year: 2015; time: 8:40

Elizabeth Hoffman: Vim
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 31 [various artists]
Music from CARTAH — Center for Advanced Research Technology
in the Arts and Humanities, University of Washington
Centaur Records/2001
computer music: Elizabeth Hoffman; composition year: 1995; time: 12:06

Cherie Moses: Canciones de las madres
Deep Wireless 7 — Radio Arts Compilation
New Adventures in Sound Art/2010
voices of Chilean immigrant women to Canada, processing: Cherie Moses; composition year: 2010; time: 13:34

— FIN —


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