Martian Gardens Episode 916

Martian Gardens Episode 916
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 10, 2018
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Hour 1

Martin Boykan: Sonata for Viola and Piano
a. Arioso (4:04)
b. Scherzo (3:22)
c. Prayer (4:49)

Rites of Passage — Chamber Music 1993 – 2012
Bridge Records/2017
viola: Mark Berger; piano: Yoko Hagino; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, May 17, 2015; composition year: 2012; total time: 12:15

Robert Cogan: Eight Poems of William Bronk, “Soul” version
a. Segment A (3:39)
b. Segment B (2:37)
c. Segment C (1:46)
d. Segment D (5:38)

Spins (various composers)
Neuma Records/2006
soprano: Elizabeth Keusch; piano: John Sakata; texts: William Bronk; composition year: 1998; time: 12:40

Anne LeBaron: selections from Crescent City, Act II
a. Erzulie Inhabits Deadly Belle (11:03)
b. Report from the Marassa Jumeaux (3:28)
c. The Catastrophe (9:34)

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: 23:00
*continued from Episode 915, Hour 2; to be concluded in Episode 917, Hour 2

George Hurd: All Falling Apart/The Great Magnet
Navigation Without Numbers
Innova Recordings/2016
prepared pianos, electronics: George Hurd; cello: Anton Estaniel; bass clarinet: Annie Phillips; recorded at Ear Relevant Studios, San Francisco; time: 2:44

Hour 2

Stephen Dembski: Moon in the Mirror — A Monodrama Opera
soprano: Hai-Ting Chinn (as Ren); piano: Vicky Chow (as Moon); music: Stephen Dembski; libretto: Zhang Er, Martine Bellen; recorded at Flushing Town Hall, September 13, 2015; time: 39:00

Luc Ferrari: Madame de Shanghai
Visages 2 – Après presque rien – Madame de Shanghai
Mode Records/2011
Scottish Flute Trio with tape realized at Ateliers UPIC/CCMIX (tape: Brigitte Robindoré and voice of Madame de Shanghai: Li Pi Ting; field recordings from the Asian commercial center of Paris (Avenue d’Ivry), featuring samples of Orson Welles from the film “The Lady of Shanghai” (1947); composition year: 1996; time: 15:22

Hour 3

J.K. Randall: Cleophila
Cleophila/The Fish/Svejk/Some Old Troubadour Songs
Open Space/1999
voice: Martha Elliott; text: Sir Philip Sidney (“The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia”); composition year: 1997; time: 7:27

Joan Heller: Lear’s Daughters (T. Stumpf)
To the Verge (various composers)
Neuma Records/1994
soprano: Joan Heller; piano, composer: Thomas Stumpf; text adapted from William Shakespeare (“King Lear”); composition year: 1990; recorded at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, January 1994; time: 17:13

John Luther Adams: Dream of the Canyon Wren
Canticles of the Holy Wind
Cantaloupe Music/2017
performed by The Crossing chamber choir, conductor: Donald Nally; percussion: Amy Garapic; recorded at St. Peter’s In The Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, September 15, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 6:28

Robert Black: Dragonfly Culvert — Evening
a. 3:10
b. 2:43
c. 3:21

Cantaloupe Music/2017
double bass: Robert Black; recorded outdoors around Moab Utah, August 2013; total time: 9:14

Georges Forget: Une île
Le dernier présent
empreintes DIGITALes/2015
electroacoustic music realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, UK, 2009; premiered at  L’Espace du son 2009: Carte blanche et concert portrait Georges Forget, Théâtre Marni, Brussels, Belgium, October 22, 2009; time: 8:50

Elainie Lillios: Toronto Island Contrasts
Deep Wireless 6 — Radio Art Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2009
electronics, sampling: Elainie Lillios; compositon year: 2008; time: 1:00

Elainie Lillios: Threads*
Entre Espaces (Between Spaces)
empreintes DIGITALes/2011
electroacoustic music realized at the electroacoustic Studios of The University of Birmingham, UK; premiered at the 19th EuCuE concert series at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University, Montreal, November 13, 1998; composition year: 1998; time: 4:50
*Included on the Taint Radio and Radio4All editions only

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