Martian Gardens Episode 917

Martian Gardens Episode 917
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 18, 2018
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Hour 1

Luciano Berio: O King
The Great Works for Voice
Mode Records/1995
Musician’s Accord — soprano: Christine Schadeberg; flute: Katherine Flanders Mukerji; clarinet: Sheldon Berkowitz; violin: Marshall Coid; cello: Ted Mook; piano: Margaret Kampmeier; conductor: Hayes Biggs; recorded at Sheppard Hall, City College of New York, April 3, 1995; composition year: 1968; time: 5:13

David Baker: Through This Vale of Tears
I. Thou Dost Lay Me in the Dust of Death (1:40)
II. If There Be Sorrow (1:14)
III. My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2:48)
IV. Parades to Hell (1:38)
V. Deliver My Soul (3:21)
VI. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (3:51)
VII. Now That He is Safely Dead (3:46)

(Works by T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Donal Fox, Olly Wilson)
New World Records/1992
tenor: Willie Brown; violins: Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill; cello: Mark Churchill; piano: Vivian Taylor; texts: I. Psalm 22, II. Marie Evans, III. Psalm 22, IV. Solomon Edwards, V. Psalm 22, VI. traditional, VII. Carl Hines; recorded at the African American Meeting House, Boston, November 1991; composition year: 1986; total time: 18:37

Selections for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King‘s birthday (January 15, 1929 — April 4, 1968)

Bun-Ching Lam: Six Phenomena
I. Phantasm (3:21)
II. Dream (3:32)
III. Bubbles (3:15)
IV. Shadow (3:52)
V. Dew (3:39)
VI. Lightning (1:29)

Heidelberg Concerts
Mutable Music/2011
piano: Dimitri Vassilakis; recorded at the Völkerkundemuseum der J.& E. von Portheim-Stiftung, Heidelberg, Germany; fall 2009; composition year: 1998; total time: 19:19

Harrison Birtwhistle: Duets for Storab
I. Vurlar (3:41)
II. Stark Pastoral (1:39)
III. Fanfare with Birds (1:35)
IV. White Pastoral (2:13)
V. From the Church of Lies (1:32)
VI. Crunluath (2:31)

The Woman and the Hare
Black Box/2002
(for flute duet); flutes: Philippa Davies, Helen Keen (members of the Nash Ensemble of London); recorded at Hear No Evil Studios, Fulham, London, May 2001; composition year: 1983; total time: 13:46

Hour 2

Lawrence Moss: Lifelines
Unseen Leaves
Electronic Music Foundation/2003
(for clarinet and electronics); clarinet: Esther Lamneck; recorded at Vecchio Mulino, Balbano/Lucca, Italy; July 2002; composition year: 1998; time: 7:46

Pierre-Yves Artaud: Traits Suspendus (P. Méfano)
Contemporary Flute Music (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
(for amplified contrabass flute); contrabass flute: Pierre-Yves Artaud; recorded at the Paris Conservatory, January 1991; composer: Paul Méfano; composition year: 1980; time: 4:20

Monique Jean: Low Memory #1
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(for fixed media); realized at Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio, Ohain, Belgium, 2000; premiered at the Hautes tensions concert of the festival Elektra, Usine C in Montreal, September 2, 2000; time: 9:49

Anne LeBaron: selections from Crescent City, Act II, conclusion*
a. Judgment at the Swamp (16:07)
b. Party at the End of the World (5:39)

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: 21:46
*continued from Episode 916, Hour 2

Paul Lansky: selections from Idle Fancies
III. Repetitive Stress (3:58)
IV. Tipped Scales (3:01)

Idle Fancies
Bridge Records/2015
marimba: Gwendolyn Dease; recorded at Abeshouse Productions, Pelham, New York; composition year: 2008; total time: 6:59

Hour 3

Thomas DeLio: m,nce
Selected Compositions II (1972 — 2015)
Neuma Records/2016
electronic music: Thomas DeLio; composition year: 1999; time: 2:06

Robert Scott Thompson: Sanctum
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
electroacoustic music: Robert Scott Thompson; percussion materials: Stuart Gerber; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2005; time: 15:09

Lee Noyes & J.C. Combs: Time Worn
Confessions of a Deviant Machine
Con-V Edition/2011
percussion, prepared piano, electronics, processing: Lee Noyes; electronics, piano, processing: J.C. Combs; recorded in Dunedin, Arizona, and Seattle, Washington, 2009-2011; time: 3:49

Bang On A Can All-Stars: Really Craft When You (C. Shaw)
More Field Recordings
Cantaloupe Music/2017
piano: Vicky Chow; clarinet: Ken Thomson; cello: Ashley Bathgate; percussion: David Cossin; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; double bass: Robert Black; Library of Congress recordings of quilters from North Carolina and Virginia discussing quilting, recorded in the 1970s; composer: Caroline Shaw; composition year: 2017; time: 6:48

Phillip Kent Bimstein: Just a Gift (from Larkin Gifford’s Harmonica)
Larkin Gifford’s Harmonica
voice, harmonica: Larkin Gifford; recorded at the Gifford home, Springdale, Utah; composition, processing: Phillip Kent Bimstein; composition year: 1993; time: 5:21

Bernadette Speach: Contessas & Cardsharks
Movement I from Telepathy: Poetry/Music Suite
Without Borders
Mode Records/1988
reciter, text: Thulani Davis; contrabass: Lindsey Horner; trombone: Jeffrey Hoyer; alto saxophone: Oliver Lake; piano: Myra Melford; guitar: Jeffrey Schanzer; conductor: Bernadette Speach; recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York City, 1987; composition year: 1987; time: 2:50

Langston Hughes: Railroad Avenue
The Dream Keeper
Mode Records/2017
intoning voice: Eric Mingus; Hammond organ: Scip Gallant; music director, arranger: Larry Simon; text: Langston Hughes; first published in FIRE!!, November 1926; recorded at Thundering Sky Studio, South Berwick, Maine, April 2012; total time: 2:33

Connie Beckley: No Messages
The Aquarium: Sonic Meditations on Life in the City
CRI/1997 (orig. 1995)
voice, text, electronics: Connie Beckley; recorded in New York City, 1995; total selections time: 4:50

Morton Feldman: Slow Waltz and Ending
Three Voices for Joan La Barbara
New Albion Records/1989
voices: Joan La Barbara; text: Frank O’Hara (“Wind”), recorded in Los Angeles; composition year: 1982; time: 6:21

— FIN —

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