Martian Gardens Episode 900

Episode 900
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 13, 2017
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Listen: Where and When

Hour I

Michael Vincent Waller: By Itself
Recital Records/2017
piano: R. Andrew Lee; recorded at the University of Missouri Kansas City, August 2016; composition year: 2016; time: 5:51

Charles Wuorinen: Fourth Piano Sonata
I. (5:08)
II. (2:10)
III. (7:44)
IV. (3:59)

Charles Wuorinen, Volume 3
Bridge Records/2017
piano: Anne-Mari McDermott; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 13, 2010; composition year: 2007; time: 19:01

Elie Siegmeister: Langston Hughes Songs
a. Ballad of Adam & Eve (1:52)
b. Motto (0:46)
c. Hope (1:06)
d. Question (0:46)
e. Life is Fine (4:05)

Music of Elie Siegmeister
baritone: Charles Williams; The Washington Music Ensemble (violin: Mary Findley, cello: Harriet Kaplan, flute: Jan Pompilo; clarinet: Charles Stier; percussion: Robert Lynn; piano, artistic director: Alan Mandel; conductor: Joel Lazar; texts: Langston Hughes; recorded at the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., September 4, 1984; composition year: 1984; time: 8:34

Langston Hughes:
a. Weary Blues (4:02)
b. The Dream Keeper (4:27)

The Dream Keeper
Mode Records/2017
intoning voice: Eric Mingus; piano: David Amram; soprano saxophone: Catherine Sikora; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, contra-alto clarinet: Don Davis; flute, Native American flute: Cynthia Chatis; Hammond organ: Scip Gallant; bass: Chris Stambaugh; drums: Mike Barron; percussion: Shawn Russell, Frank Laurino; guitar, music director, arranger: David Simon; texts: Langston Hughes; recorded at Thundering Sky Studio, South Berwick, Maine, April 2012; total time: 8:29

Langston Hughes:
a. The Negro Speaks of Rivers (0:48)
b. Ku Klux Klan (0:36)
c. Florida Railroad Workers (0:39)
d. Good Morning Stalingrad (2:17)
e. Havana Dreams (0:28)
f. Harlem Sweeties (1:14)

Langston Hughes
Asch Records/1945 (MP3)
speaker, texts: Langston Hughes; total time: 5:52

Ruth Lomon:
a. Sweet Sixteen (1:58)
b. Behind the Wall (2:13)
c. The Ball (1:23)

Ruth Lomon at 80
Neuma Records/2011
a. speaker: Alexandra Borrie; text: Vera Weislitzova; b., c. flute: Nina Assimakopoulos; composition year: 2003; time: 5:35

Hour 2

John Cage:
a. A Flower (3:40)
b. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (2:52)

The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
voice, percussion: Bonnie Whiting; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition years: a. 1950; b. 1942; text: (b.) James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); total time: 6:32

John Luther Adams: Shimmer
The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies
Cantaloupe Music/2006
percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; 2002-2003; composition year: 2002; time: 9:01

Steven Schick: from Six Japanese Gardens (K. Saariaho)
a. Dry Mountain Stream (3:06)
b. Stone Bridges (2:55)

Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
percussion: Steve Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego, 1997 – 1998; composer: Kaija Saariaho; composition year: 1995; selections time: 6:01

Annea Lockwood: In Our Name
In Our Name
New World Records/2012
baritone: Thomas Buckner; prerecorded voices: Bill Hart and Bruce Odland; cello: Theodore Mook; tape: Annea Lockwood; poems of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:  “Death Poem,” Jumah Al-Dossari (Bahrain), “The Truth,” Emad Abdullah Hassan (Yemen), “Is it true,” “Osama Abu Kabir (Jordan); didjeridu sample: Stuart Dempster, Didjerilayover; composition year: 2010; time: 11:48

Annie Gosfield: Four Roses
Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
cello: Theodore Mook; sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, and Radical House Studios, San Francisco; composition year: 1997; time: 5:51

Roger Kleier: Woodside Meteor
Deep Night, Deep Autumn
guitars: Roger Kleier; keyboards: Annie Gosfield; recorded at Harvestworks/PASS, New York City, December 1998; time: 2:21

Laurie Anderson: Time to Go (for Diego)
Women in Electronic Music — 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2006 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
violin, speaking voice: Laurie Anderson; guitar, organ: Scott Johnson; composition year: 1977; time: 2:58

Laurie Anderson: Facebook
Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch Records/2015
words, lyrics, music, performance: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015, total selections time: 1:30

Hour 3

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: La Rage (Raging Rabies)
a. Renard fou (Crazy Fox) (1:05)
b. Techno-sexe: vol d’aéroport (Techno-sex: The Flight from the Airport) (1:00)
c. Entrevue avec le proprio (Interview with the Owner) (1:36)
d. Epilogue: pas d’avenir (Eplogue: No Future) (1:31)
La Rage
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
(for free jazz drummer, processing, interactive processing and 8-track fixed media; inspired by Louis Hamelin‘s novel “La Rage”); drum kit: Stefan Schneider; realized at the composer’s studios and the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Montreal, 2004-2005; premiered at Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, March 5, 2005; selections time: 5:08

Joane Hétu: Joker Casa
Ambiances magnétiques/2016
vocals: Joker ensemble, director: Joane Hétu; recorded at Mercredimusic @ Casa Montreal, December 13, 2004; time: 3:28

David Rosenboom: Music from–On Being Invisible II
(Hypatia Speaks to Jefferson in a Dream)
a. In the Beginning…Reasoned Mind
b. Evolution with Singular Events
c. Political Assertions
d. The Mathematics of Miscegenation
e. Logan’s Speech
f. Philosophical Musings with a Sense of Reminiscing

CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 30
Music from the Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology,
California Institute of the Arts

Centaur Records/2000
narrator: Sam Ashley; dream voices of Hypatia and Thomas Jefferson: Teri DeSario and Roxanne Merryfield; brainwaves and computer performance: D. Rosenboom; texts: Thomas Jefferson, Cherokee Chief Logan, David Rosenboom, and material attributed to contemporaries of Hypatia of Alexandria; recorded at CEAIT, October, 1999; composition years: 1994 — 1995; “On Being Invisible” conceptual origination: 1976; time: 17:22

David Rosenboom: Given the Senses the Real Pregeometry (Z. of I., Part III)
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer’s studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 8:36

(In celebration of David Rosenboom‘s 70th birthday, September 9, 2017)

Luis-Maria Serra: Abismos
IMEB Opus 30 Volume 1 (various artists)
(for piano with interactive electroacoustic sounds); piano: Luis-Maria Serra; realized at GMEB*, Bourges, France, 1971; time: 24:48
*Institut de musique electroacoustique de Bourges prior to 1977 was named Group de musique electroacoustique de Bourges

Dan Joseph: Dulcimer Flight (Corvallis)
Electroacoustic Works
XI Records/2017
hammer dulcimer, electroacoustic processing: Dan Joseph; recorded at The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon, April 16, 2011; composition years: 1998-present; time: 18:19

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