Martian Gardens Episode 905

Episode 905
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 19-20, 2017
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Hour 1*

Langston Hughes:
a. Democracy (2:31)
b. Neighbor (2:15)

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: 4:46

Langston Hughes:
a. I’m Gonna Testify (2:33)
b. Dreams (0:54)
c. Youth (0:19)

The Voice of Langston Hughes
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
a. The Porter Singers (piano, director, Hugh E. Porter; organ: Hampton Carlton; guitar: Yvonne Cumberbatch; tambourine: Benjamin Snowden; saxophone: Carl McWilliams; vocals: Ernest Cook, Audrey Ryan, Ellen Courts, Florence Strachen); composer: Jobe Huntley; recorded for Hughes’ and Huntley’s play “Tambourines to Heaven,” 1958; b. spoken voice: Langston Hughes, first publ. 1932; c. spoken voice: Langston Hughes, first publ. 1924; total selections time: 3:38

Leonard Bernstein: Non Troppo Presto
Complete Solo Works
Bridge Records/2017
piano: Andrew Cooperstock; recorded at Grusin Recital Hall, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2015; composition year: 1937; published 2010; time: 2:23

Sterling A. Brown: Puttin’ on Dog
The Poetry of Sterling A. Brown
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
spoken voice: Sterling A. Brown; 2:14

Conlon Nancarrow: Study No. 8
The Complete Studies for Player Piano, Volume One
1750 Arch/1977
player piano rolls: Conlon Nancarrow; recorded at the composer’s studio, Mexico City, 1977; time: 4:21

Amiri Baraka: War Clouds Over the World**
recitation: Amiri Baraka; recorded at Just Buffalo Literary Center, December 8, 1978; time: 4:30
**edited for profanity

Neil Rolnick: The Real Thief of Baghdad
Shadow Quartet
Innova Recordings/2005
intoning voice: Tyrone Henderson; lyrics, computer music: Neil Rolnick; composition year: 2003; time: 4:54

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Hail We Now Sing Joy (J. Jarman)
The Meeting
Pi Recordings/2003
winds: Roscoe Mitchell; bass, percussion: Malachai Favors Moghostut; winds, whistles, percussion: Joseph Jarman; recorded at Audio for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin; time: 4:54

Jerome Cooper/Thomas Buckner: All Out
Alone, Together, Apart
Mutable Music/2002
voice: Thomas Buckner; keyboard, tonal rhythmic activator, bass drum, sock cymbal: Jerome Cooper; time: 4:06

Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 107 (excerpt)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 10 (various artists)
The Virtuoso in the Computer Age I
Centaur Records/1991
Challenge band (saxophone: Anthony Braxton; piano, computer music systems: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; Recorded at Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, further processing by David Rosenboom at the California Institute of the Arts; composition year: 1982; excerpt time: 7:07

Jonty Harrison: Near and Far — Railroad Sounds from Ohio and Australia
selection from Going/Places
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(electroacoustic music on 30-track tape); realizedat the composer’s studio in Birmingham, UK, 2014; premiered at the Klang! électroacoustique 2014 festival in Montpellier, France, June 7, 2014 (stereophonic Ambisonic UHJ Encoded recording was produced and mastered by Joseph Anderson in February and March 2016 at the Sound Lab of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington, Seattle, using the Ambisonic Toolkit); composition year: 2014; time: 10:23

*Encore presentation of Episode 904, Hour 3

Hour 2

Harry Partch: Even Wild Horses
Dance Music for Absent Drama
ACT I (9:02)
a. Scene 1 (A Decent and Honorable Mistake) [Samba] 3:06
b. Scene 2 (Rhythm of the Womb, Melody of the Grave) [Heartbeat Rhythm] 3:02
c. Scene 3 (Happy Birthday To You!) [Afro-Chinese Minuet] 2:53

Plectra and Percussion Dances
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include — diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; time: 9:02

George Lewis: Hexis
New World Records/2017
Ensemble dal Niente (flute: Katie Schoepflin; clarinet: Taimur Sullivan; violin: Minghuan Xu; cello: Ben Melsky; piano: John Corkill; percussion: Gregory Beyer); recorded at Northern Illinois University Recital Hall, August 2016; composition year: 2013; time: 13:00

John Cage: 51′ 15.657″ (for a speaking percussionist) (excerpt)
The Works for Percussion 4
Mode Records/2017
A solo-simultaneous realization of of 45′ for a speaker (1954) and 27′ 10.554″ for a percussionist (1956); percussion: Bonnie Whiting; recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; excerpt time: 12:49

Steven Ricks: Ossifying (Keeping us from…)
Young American Inventions
New Focus Recordings/2015
electroacoustic music; composition year: 2012; time: 3:00

Jonty Harrison: Call and Response (Calls to prayer in Istanbul and Marrakesh)
Selection from Going/Places
empreintes DIGITALes/2016
(electroacoustic music on 30-track tape); realizedat the composer’s studio in Birmingham, UK, 2014; premiered at the Klang! électroacoustique 2014 festival in Montpellier, France, June 7, 2014 (stereophonic Ambisonic UHJ Encoded recording was produced and mastered by Joseph Anderson in February and March 2016 at the Sound Lab of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington, Seattle, using the Ambisonic Toolkit); composition year: 2014; selection time: 6:23

Shirish Korde: selections from Rasa
a. Prologue (5:53)
b. Lullaby (1:57)

Neuma Records/1994
soprano: Maria Tegzes; flutes: Jean DeMart; piano: Geoff Burleson; percussion: Dean Anderson; violin: Carol Lieberman; viola: Patrick Jordan; cello: Jan Pfeiffer; computer-generated tape: Shirish Korde; libretto: Lynn Kremer Babcock, Shirish Korde; director: Lynn Kremer Babcock; composition year: 1991; total selections time: 7:50

Hour 3

Noah Creshevsky: selections from The Four Seasons
a. Autumn (8:54)
b. Interlude 2 (3:00)

The Four Seasons
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include — clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992–2013; master composition year: 2013; total selections time: 11:54

James Tenney: Mallets in the Air
Cold Blue Two (various artists)
Cold Blue Music/2012
Partch diamond marimba (in just intonation); Formalist Quartet (violins: Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Tholl; viola: Mark Menzies; cello: Ashley Walters; recorded at Architecture studio, Los Angeles, 2010; composition year: 2002; time: 4:40

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Anátema
Plural (Miranda/Correa)
Trio de Madeiras (flute: Renoto Kimachi; clarinet: Augusto Maurer; bassoon: Adolfo Almeida, Jr.); recorded at the Goethe Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2002; composition year: 1988; time: 3:48

Gary DiBenedetto: Battle
A Drop in the Bucket
Diversity Music/2000
tape collage (playground sounds, political speeches, battlefield sounds): Gary DiBenedetto; mixed at the composer’s studio, Hillsborough, New Jersey; time: 7:39

Gerard Pape: Battle
Electroacoustic Chamber Works
Mode Records/1998
(for voices and tape); Ensemble Vox Nova; recorded at Les Ateliers UPIC, Paris, 1997; written for Pape’s opera “Weaveworld,” based on Clive Barker’s novel “Weaveworld” (1988); composition year: 1996; time: 8:17

Arthur Jarvinen: The Last Dim Weird Battle of the West
selection from The Vulture’s Garden
Edible Black Ink
O.O. Discs/1996
California Ear Unit (cello: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick; flute, piccolo: Dorothy Stone; percussion: Amy Knoles); recorded at Mad Hatter, Los Angeles, June, 1996; composition year: 1990; selection time: 3:22

Yvonne Troxler: Kaleidoskop I
Innova Recordings/2012
Glass Farm Ensemble (piano: Yvonne Troxler; flute, bass flute: Margaret Lancaster; bass clarinet: Amy Advocat; violin, viola: Gregor Kitzis; cello: Matt Goeke; tenor saxophone: Taimur Sullivan; electric guitar: Oren Fader; percussion: Matt Gold); recorded at Ovation Sound, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 25, 2007; composition year: 2005; total time: 2:05

Michael Vincent Waller:  selections from Visages
III. Maidens Dancing (4:52)
IV. Lashing Out (3:02)

Recital Records/2017
piano: R. Andrew Lee; recorded at the University of Missouri Kansas City, White Hall, August 11-12, 2016; total selections time: 7:53

Hour 4

Tom Johnson: Eggs and Baskets
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
(for clarinet, viola, and narration); clarinet: Brian Walsh; viola: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; narration: Douglas Wadle; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California, 2012; composition year: 1987; time: 6:35

Olly Wilson: A City Called Heaven III
Music for Chamber Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
The Boston Musica Viva (flute: Renée Krimsier; clarinet: William Wrzesien; violin: Nancy Cirillo; viola: Katherine Anderson; cello: Ronald Lowry; piano: John McDonald),  conductor: Richard Pittman; recorded April 1989 (world premier); composition year: 1988; time: 6:23

Quattro Mani: Passacaglia (J. Musto)
Lounge Lizards
Bridge Records/2017
Quattro Mani (pianos: Steven Beck, Susan  Grace); recorded at Packard Recital Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, October 2015; composer: John Musto; composition years: 2000, 2011; time: 10:56

Sarah Boothroyd: Ad Absurdum
fixed media (marketing jingles and slogans): Sarah Boothroyd; composition year: 2008; time: 2:57

Ruth Anderson: SUM (State of the Union Message)
Lesbian American Composers [various artists]
tape collage (television commercials): Ruth Anderson; composition years: 1973, 1997; time: 7:37

Tildy Bayar: Three Readings —
a. one past of “past is part of…” (Elaine Barkin)
b. “she cannot be a conversation….” (Jill Borner)|
c. “an essay urging movements” (Penelope Hyde)

ee2 — A Sound Album by Elaine Barkin [various artists]
Open Space/2000
voice, 4-track tape collage: Tildy Bayer; composition year: 1988; time: 8:00

Pamela Z: The MUNI Section
A Delay is Better
fixed media (public transportation field recordings): Pamela Z; time: 3:52

Gong Linna & The Bang on a Can All-Stars:
a. Into the Clouds (J. Wolfe) (6:10)
b. Girl with Mountains ((D. Lang) (3:06)

Cloud River Mountain
Cantaloupe Music/2017
vocals: Gong Linna; cello: Ashley Bathgate; bass: Robert Black; piano: Vicky Chow; percussion: David Cossin; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; clarinet and bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; composers: a. Julia Wolfe, b. David Lang (2015); recorded at Water Music, Hoboken, New Jersey, June 2015; total selections time: 9:16

— FIN —

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