Martian Gardens Episode 909

Martian Gardens Episode 909
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 22-24, 2017
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Martian Gardens Episode 909 will be posted to no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, November 24, 2017

Hour 1

Roger Reynolds: The Vanity of Words
Personae/The Vanity of Words/Variations
Neuma Records/1992
baritone: Philip Larsen; computer processing: Roger Reynolds; text: Milan Kundera; recorded at Studio A, University of California, San Diego, composition year: 1986; time: 20:12

János Négyesy and Päivikki Nykter: Flexure (R. S. Thompson)
Works for Two Violins (various composers)
Dedications to János Négyesy and Päivikki Nykter
Aucourant Records/2000
Recorded at Warren Studios, University of California, San Diego, 1999; violins: János Négyesy, Päivikki Nykter; composer: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 1999; time:8:40

Jon Rose: selections from the Hyperstring Project
a. Chuggalug (2:27)
b. Hitting the Wall at 100 MPH (5:35)

The Hyperstring Project — New Dynamic of Rogue Counterpoint
ReR Megacorp/1999
interactive bow, MIDI bow, whipolin, strings, digital, Steim, space violins, virtual violin: Jon Rose; total time: 8:02

John Oswald: selections from Plexure
a. Zoom (Sinead O’Connick, Jr. — 1. Alone/2. Gogh) (1:20)
b. Cyfer (Depeche Mould) (1:44)

plunderphonics: John Oswald; realized at Mystery Lab, Toronto, 1992, 1993; total time: 3:04

Ross Feller: Retracing
Innova Recordings/2017
(for violin and electroacoustic sound); violin: Dorothy Martirano; recorded in Champaign, Illinois; composition year: 2009; time: 8:37

Salvatore Martirano: Electronic Dance No. 1
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 22 — A Salvatore Martirano Retrospective
Centaur Records/1995
recorded at the Taylor Street San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1962; time: 1:36

Laurie Spiegel: Three Sonic Spaces No. 1
Unseen Worlds
Scarlet Records/1991
computer programming, digital synthesis, sequencers, Music Mouse: Laurie Spiegel; composition years: 1988-1990; time: 1:36

Hour 2

Noah Creshevsky: Quaestio
Hyperrealist Music 2011-2015
EM Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2014; time: 4:26

Charles Wuorinen: The Wild Turkey
from “It Happens Like This,” Cantata for Four Singers and Twelve Players on Poems of James Tate
Charles Wuorinen, Vol. 3
Bridge Records/2017
soprano: Sharon Harms; alto: Laura Mercado-Wright; tenor: Steven Brennfleck; bass: Douglas Williams; The Group for Contemporary Music, conductor: Charles Wuorinen; text: James Tate; recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, composition year: 2010; selection time: 7:12

Elliott Carter: Mad Regales
I. 8 Haiku (2:37)
II. Meditations of a Parrot (1:16)
III. At North Farm (2:52)

Music of Elliott Carter, Volume 8 — (16 Compositions, 2002-2009)
Bridge Records/2010
BBC Singers — soprano: Emma Tring; mezzo-soprano: Siân Menna; alto: Rebecca Lodge; tenor: Edward Goater; baritone: Edward Price; bass: Charles Gibbs; text: John Ashbery; recorded by BBC Radio 3, Barbican Hall, London, December 16, 2016; composition year: 2007; total time: 7:02

Langston Hughes:
a. Daybreak in Alabama (2:29)
b. Reverie on the Harlem River (1:22)

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: 3:51

Langston Hughes: Simple Prays a Prayer
The Voice of Langston Hughes
Smithsonian Folkways/1995
voice: Langston Hughes; first published September 15, 1945, Chicago Defender; time: 1:42

Evan Ziporyn: Tsmindao Ghmerto
Bang On A Can Classics
Cantaloupe Music/2002
bass clarinet: Evan Ziporyn; recorded at the Hit Factory, New York City, October 1995; composition year: 1994; time: 4:00

Mary Simoni: Doxology
Alternating Currents [various artists]
Electronic Music from the University of Michigan
Centaur Records/2000
electronic music, processing: Mary Simoni; Gregorian chant: Dennis Keller, St. Mary’s Parish, Pickney, Michigan; recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998; time: 4:17

Phil Kline: Hear My Prayer
John The Revelator — A Mass for Six Voices
Cantaloupe Music/2008
Lionheart vocal group; Ethel string quartet; recorded at the Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields, Greenwich Village, August 2007; text: Psalm 102; arr. Phil Kline; time: 2:42

Haissmavourk Choir: Hyer mer (The Lord’s Prayer) (trad.)
The Music of Armenia, Volume One, Sacred Choral Music
Celestial Harmonies/1995
Haissmavourk Choir, conductor: Mihran Ghazelian; recorded at the Geghard Monastery, Kotayk province, Armenia; time: 2:42

Peter Garland: Night Song (from Blessingway)
The Birthday Party
New World Records/2017
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, July 29 — June 1, 2016; composition years: 2011-2012; selection time: 8:07

Gordon Mumma: Perspective 1 (from 3 Perspectives)
Music for Solo Piano (1960-2001)
New World Records/2008
piano: Daan Vandewalle; recorded at German Radio, Frankfurt, May 2007; composition years: 1966-1996; time: 0:44

Hour 3

David Rosenboom: HMBIPRHLOTP Section IV (Life)
How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims
New World Records/2009
cellos: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick; G and C piccolos, E-flat adn B-flat contrabass clarinets, soprillo and sopranino saxophones, 1.4 shukhachi: Vinny Golia; field recordings of wild life in Central Park: David Rosenboom; studio recordings made at Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio the Disney Recital Hall Recording Studio at The Herb Alpert School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, and David Rosenboom’s studio, 2008-2009; original composition years: 1969-1971; time: 9:04

Darren Copeland: Maritime Vision
A Storm of Drones — The Sombient Trilogy (various artists)
electroacoustic music from the “Night Camera Concert, recorded at the Western Front, Vancouver, BC, 1993; time (“Storm of Drones” version): 5:39

Carey Nutman: Atmospheres
MPS Music & Video/2008
computer, synthesizers: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; composition year: 2006; time: 4:32

Barry Truax: Pacific Fanfare
Cambridge Street Records/2001
electroacoustic music comprised of ten sound signals from Vancouver harbor, Vancouver, BC; composition year: 1996; time: 2:57

Hans Fjellestad: Free Throw Prophet
Red Sauce Baby
woodwinds: Jason Robinson, Ellen Weller; church organ: Hans Fjellestad; percussion: Marcos Fernandes, Kristen Cheadle; bagpipes (“Scotland the Brave,” 1844): “The Wizard”; basketball game recorded at the Zion Building, San Diego, 1999; time: 10:16

Charles Amirkhanian: Gold and Spirit
Walking Tune
sports noises, electronics, chants, voices: Charles Amirkhaninan, written for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics; time: 10:15

Philip Mantione: Dialtones and Strings
Compilation for Max CD-R
Philip Mantione/2011
dialtones, samples: Philip Mantione; composition year: 2009; time: 9:10

— FIN —

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