Martian Gardens Episode 915

Martian Gardens Episode 915
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 4-6, 2018
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Hour 1

Charles Ives: December
The Light That is Felt
New World Records/2008
soprano: Susan Narucki; piano: Donald Berman; text: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1861), based on Folgóre da San Gimignano’s “Dicembre,” composition year: 1920; time: 1:12

Abed Azrié: selections from Venessia
a. Anadyoméne (3:35)
b. Signora grande (2:11)
c. Varda parona (1:59)

Venessia — Chanté en Venetian
L’Empreinte Digitale ‎/2000
vocals: Abed Azrié, Christiane Legrand; lyrics: Andrea Zanzotto*; keyboards: Lydia Domancich; keyboards, accordion: Benoît Urbain; vibraphone, marimba, percussion: Michèle Claude; recorded at Le Studio De Chennevières, Île de France, Paris; 2000; composition year: 1999; total selections time: 7:45
*published in “Peasant’s Wake for Fellini’s ‘Casanova‘ and Other Poems,” University of Illinois Press, 1997

Shirish Korde: selections from Rasa
a. We Murder Ourselves (3:28)
b. The Day is No More (1:57)
Neuma Records/1994
soprano: Maria Tegzes; flutes: Jean DeMart; piano: Geoff Burleson; computer-generated tape: Shirish Korde; libretto: Lynn Kremer Babcock, Shirish Korde; director: Lynn Kremer Babcock; composition year: 1991; total selections time: 5:25

John Oliver:  Flight 182 Meditations
a. Exhibit: June 23 1985 — Detonations (from The Archives) (1:35)
b. Exhibit: The censor that is Time inserts this Sutra (2:46)
c. Ghost Sutra (1:55)

Flight 182 Meditations
voice, texts: Renee Sarojini Saklikar; computer, processing: John Oliver; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 6:15

Julia Wolfe: Some Say
Steel Hammers
Cantaloupe Music/2014
members of the Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; percussion: David Cossin; sandsticks: BOACAS) vocals: Trio Mediaeval (Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum); text: Julia Wolfe (derived from the John Henry ballad); recorded at Dolan Music Recording Studios, New York University, November 2011/February 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 9:48

Depeche Mode: Fpmip
Strangelove CD maxi-single
Sire Records/1992 (orig. Mute single/1987)
electronics, synthesizers, sampling: Martin Gore, Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan; recorded in London and Paris, 1987; time: 5:24

Elliott Carter: Saëta (from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani)
The Music of Elliott Carter Volume Four
Bridge Records/2001
timpani: Daniel Druckman; recorded at the American Academy of Arts And Letters, New York City, December 2000/January 2001; composition year: 1950; time: 5:03

Sarah Maria Sun/Jan Philip Schulze: Due Melodie (S. Sciarrino)
a. 2:42
b. 3:30

Modern Lied (various composers)
Mode Records/2017
soprano: Sarah Maria Sun; piano: Jan Philip Schulze; recorded at Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany, February 2016; composer: Salvatore Sciarrino; composition year: 1978; text: Giambattista Marino (“Occhi Stellanti/Occhi Stillanti”); time: 6:17

Hour 2

Quattro Mani: Re-Structures (T. Machover)
Re-Structures (various composers)
Bridge Records/2017
(for two pianos and live electronics); Quattro Mani (pianos: Steven Beck, Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Recital Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August/October 2016; composer: Tod Machover; composition year: 2015; time: 11:56

Tod Machover: Famine
Bridge Records/1990
(for four amplified voices and computer-generated tape); Electric Phoenix (soprano: Judith Rees, mezzo-soprano: Mary King, tenor: Daryl Brunswick, bass: Terry Edwards); text: Rose Moss; recorded at October Sound, London, January, 1987; composition years: 1985-1986; time: 13:35

Anne LeBaron: selections from Crescent City, Act I & Act II
a. Homesick Woman’s Aria (Act I) (5:18)
b. Carrefour on the Move (Act I) (3:37)
c. Marie and Baron Samedi (Act II) (5:58)
d. Samedi and the Cop (Act II) (5:24)

Crescent City — A Hyperopera
Innova Recordings/2014
music and electronics: Anne LeBaron; director: Yuval Sharon; conductor: Marc Lowenstein; libretto: Doug Kearney; composition year: 2012; recorded at Atwater Crossing, Los Angeles, May 26-27, 2012; total selections time: 20:00
*continued from Episode 913, Hour 2; to be continued in Episode 916, Hour 2

Pierre Boulez: selections from Messagequisse
a. Très lent (3:03)
b. Très rapide (1:58)

Sur Incises/Messagequisse/Anthèmes
Deutsche Grammophon/2000
(for cello solo and six cellos); cellos: Ensemble Intercontemporain; soloist: Jean-Guihen Queyras; recorded at Cité de la musique, Salle de concerts, Paris, October 1999; composition years: 1976-1977; total selections time: 5:01

Hour 3

Carey Nutman: Green Noise 14
Rivers Run Through It
MPS Music & Video/2016
electronic music: Carey Nutman; time: 3:33

Larry Kucharz: Mendelssohn Blue No. 2
Unit 28 — Blue Motion
International Audiochrome/1999
electronic music: Larry Kucharz; composition year: 1991; time: 6:26

Robert Scott Thompson: Aviary (Homage to Alwin Nikolais)
Folio Volume One
Aucourant Records/2011
(electroacoustic music); recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year; 2011; time: 5:13

Alwin Nikolais: Aviary — Dance 1
Electronic Dance Music
synthesizers, electronics: Alwin Nikolais; composition year: 1978; time: 2:49

Steve Layton & ImprovFriday: Crossing the Bar
Strange Neighborhoods
mash-ups: Steve Layton; time: 5:26

Pauline Oliveros: Jar Piece
Reverberations — Tape & Electronic Music 1961 — 1970 boxed set
synthesizers, oscillators, tapes: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the University of Toronto, 1966; as the soundtrack for a light show by Lynn Lonidier at UC San Diego; time: 15:52

Asmus Tietchens: See You
Das Digitale Vertrauen (various artists)
voice: Kit Hu; processing: Asmus Tietchens; recorded at Audioplex Studios, Hamburg, Germany; used in the film Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999); time: 4:22

Forrest Fang: Chaos Gamelan
electronics, algorithms: Forrest Fang; recorded at the Hangar, Richmond, California, time: 4:30

Z’ev: selections from Opus 3
a. Gongs (Act 3) (5:03)
b. Fallen Titans (Act 5) (2:57)

Opus 3
percussion: Z’ev; recorded at De Duif Church, Amsterdam, April 20, 1990; total selections time: 8:00

In memory of Z’ev (Stefan Joel Weisser) February 8, 1951 — December 16, 2017

— FIN —

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