Martian Gardens Episode 906

Episode 906
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 2-3, 2017
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Martian Gardens returns to Taint Radio, Monday, November 13, 11:00 p.m. EST, as a weekly 3-hour program.

Hour 1

George Crumb: Celestial Mechanics
Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano, Four Hands
I. Alpha Centauri  (3:29)
II. Beta Cygni (3:22)
III. Gamma Draconis (5:50)
IV. Delta Orionis (7:16)

Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
Quattro Mani (pianos: Steven Beck, Susan Grace); additional piano: Bernie Brink; recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 25, 2016; composition years: 1979, revised 2012; total time: 19:57

Béla Bartók: selections from The Complete Violin Duos, Book One
a. Teasing Song (1:02)
b. Circle Dance (0:40)
c. Minuetto (0:48)
d. Midsummer Night Song (0:42)
e. Slovak Song (1:01)
f. Hungarian Song [1] (0:50)

The Complete Violin Duos
Neuma Records/1993
violins: János Négyesy, Päivikki Nyketer; composition year: 1931; total selections time: 5:02

Quaretski: selections from Quartetski does Bartók (B. Bartók)
a. Syncopation (0:32)
b. In Oriental Style (1:54)
c. Sixths and Triads (0:34)
d. Increasing-Diminishing (0:58)
e. In Mixolydian Mode (2:34)
f. Melody in Tenths (1:18)

Quartetski does Bartók
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
Quartetski (electric guitar, melodica: Bernard Falaise; bass clarinette, soprano saxophone, melodica; electric bass, synthesizer: Pierre-Yves Martel; violin: Joshua Zubot; drums: Isaiah Ceccarelli), director: Pierre-Yves Martel; recorded at Studio Resther; Montreal, March 2015; composer: Bela Bartók, “Mikrokosmos”; composition years: 1926-1939; total selections time: 7:52

Yvonne Troxler: Kaleidoskop II
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: 2:04

Conrad Winslow: Ellipsis Rules
The Perfect Nothing Catalog
Innova Recordings/2017
vibraphone: Sean Statser (Cadillac Moon Ensemble); recorded in Brooklyn, New York, time: 4:44

Sascia Pellegrini: A Postcard for George Quasha at 70 (B. Boretz)
Sascia Pellegrini Plays Music by Benjamin Boretz, Craig Pepples, and Sascia Pellegrini
Open Space/2017
vibraphone: Sascia Pellegrini; recorded in Hong Kong; composer: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 2012; time: 3:22

Dean Anderson: Simples of the Moon (M. Marvuglio)
Divinations (various composers)
Neuma Records/1996
acoustic and electronic percussion: Dean Anderson; processed flute: Wendy Rolfe; EWI MIDI wind controller: Matt Marvuglio; composer: Matt Marvuglio; composition year: 1994; time: 9:19

Hour 2

Muhal Richard Abrams:
a. Piano Duet #1 (10:48)
b. The Visibility of Though (5:14)

The Visibility of Thought
Mutable Music/2001
a. pianos: Joseph Kubera, Phillip Bush; b. computer, synthesizer, sequencer: Muhal Richard Abrams; recorded by Tom Hamilton at Systems II, Brooklyn, New York, 2000; total time: 16:02

In memory of Muhal Richard Abrams (September 19, 1930 — October 29, 2017)

Henry Gwiazda: Claudia and Paul 2:13 a.m.
Claudia and Paul (DVD)
Innova Recordings/2011
voice, text, sounds: Henry Gwiazda; recorded in Fargo, North Dakota, time: 7:42

Kenneth Gaburo: Mouthpiece ii
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
voice, text, tapes: Kenneth Gaburo; recorded at the Lewis Studio at the University of Iowa, Iowa City; composition year: 1992; time: 9:09

Joan Schuman: Walking in Bad Circles
Deep Wireless 2 — Radio Arts Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2005
field recordings, schizophrenic Mexican man recorded by Joan Schuman (excerpt from Travels in Stasis); composition year: 2005; time: 3:26

Geert Verbeke: Old Peach Tree
Electroacoustic Music Volume VII (various artists)
Electroshock Records/2002
prepared piano, bells, processing: Geert Verbeke; composition year: 2000; time: 11:05

Robert Scott Thompson: In the Shade of Brilliant Trees
Shadow Gazing
Aucourant Records/1994
computer, sampled flute, harp, violin, piano; composition years: 1988-1994; time: 3:05

Hour 3

Paul Dutton: *
a. Else (0:59)
b. Two Out of Three (6:28)
c. Not to But for (0:55)

Ambiances Magnétiques/2005
voice, vocalizations, texts: Paul Dutton; recorded at The Roundhouse, Toronto; total selections time: 8:31
* Included on version only

Joan La Barbara: As lighting comes, in flashes (excerpt)
The Early Immersive Music
Mode Records/2017 (orig. Wizard LP/1983)
(for seven voices and electronics on 8 tracks of tape, and dance theater); voices:  Joan La Barbara, Sharon Krofina, Elizabeth Lindenfeld, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Annebarbe Kau, Kim MacInnes, Guy Ornduno; Dancers: Maria Talamantes, Susanna Steg, Anne Sotelo, Sarah Bergman (Ms. La Barbara performs all vocal parts on studio version); electronics: Hal Dalby, John Faverman, Rand Steiger, George “Skip” Brunner, Steve Bilow; premiered at the Contemporary Music Festival ’81, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, February 28, 1981; new Surround Sound version remixed at Harverstwork Studios, New York City, 2015 — 2017 for Mode Records release; composition year: 1981; excerpt time: 9:57

Annea Lockwood: Tiger Balm
Tiger Balm/Amazonia Dreaming/Immersion
Black Truffle Records/2017
feline and human respirations and vocalizations, heartbeat, gongs, slowed down jaw harp, environmental sounds; recorded at Tangent Studio, London, and The Electronic Music Studio, Goldsmith College, 1970; time: 19:17

Joseph Vogel: Cat purring by an open window, Variation 1
60 x 60 2004 — 2005 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2006
digital processing: Joseph Vogel; cat recorded at the composer’s apartment, St. Paul, Minnesota; time: 1:00

Ingram Marshall: Cortez
Ikon and Other Early Works
New World Records/2000
tape music: Ingram Marshall; text, voice: Don McCaig; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 8:29

Paul Rudy: Degrees of Separation, “Grandchild of Tree”
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 33 (various artists)
Toys in the Attic: Electroacoustic Music from the UMKC iMPACT Center  
Centaur Records/2002
(for amplified cactus, digital effects, tape); cactus: Nathan David; recording engineer: Paul Rudy; recorded at the University of Missouri Kansas City; composition year: 1999; time: 10:01

— FIN —

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