Martian Gardens Episode 942

Martian Gardens Episode 942
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 16-17, 2018
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Hour 1

John Cage: Two Pieces for Piano
I. 3 – 5- 2 (4:32)
II. 2 1⁄4 – 3 34  – 1 1⁄4 (6:02)

The Works for Piano 10
Mode Records/2018
piano: Thomas Schultz; recorded at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, November, 2013; composition year: 1946; time: 10:34

John Cage: The Seasons (selections)
a. Prelude III. Summer (5:51)
b. Preslude IV. Fall (3:49)

The Seasons
ECM Records/2000
toy piano: Margaret Leng Tan; American Composers Orchestra; conductor: Dennis Russell Davies; recorded at SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Theater A, January 1997; composition year: 1947; total time: 10:31

Morton Feldman: The Swallows of Salangan
We, Like Salangan Swallows… (various composers)
A Choral Gallery of Morton Feldman and his Contemporaries
New World Records/2018
(for wordless SATB chorus, 4 flutes, alto flute, 5 trumpets, 2 tubas, 2 pianos, 7 cellos); The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; recorded at the Carmelite Church, Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia, April 26, 2017; composition year: 1960; total time: 9:08

Somei Satoh: Birds in Warped Time II
Litania — Margaret Leng Tan Plays Somei Satoh
New Albion Records/1988 (orig. 1986)
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; violin: Frank Almond; recorded a SUNY, Purchase; August 1985; composition year: 1980; time: 11:03

John Luther Adams: The Dark Wind
Canticles of the Holy Wind
Cantaloupe Records/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: 5:46

Poul Ruders: New Rochelle Suite
I. Grand Opening (1:00)
II. Kafka (1:34)
III. Thanksgiving (1:15)
IV. Night Tango (2:26)
V. Stampede (1:45)

Occam’s Razor
Bridge Records/2018
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: Daniel Druckman; recorded at Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase State University, March 31, 2007; composition years: 2003/2006; time: 7:00

Ben Johnston: Burnt Kabob (from The Tavern)*
Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday in Just Intonation
MicroFest Records/2014
voice and microtonal guitar: John Schneider; texts: Rumi; composition year: 1998; total time: 3:13

Harry Partch: The Waterfall (from Three Intrusions)**
John Schneider/Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
voice, adapted guitar II: John Schneider; diamond marimba: Gene Sterling; text: Ella Young; recorded in Los Angeles, 1997; composition year: 1949; time: 1:12

*Not included on the WXOJ version
**WXOJ version only

Hour 2

Philip Perkins: Bug (from The Apsaras)
Choral Works & The Apsaras
Artifact Recordings/2005
all sounds recorded in Cambodia, 1995; mixed at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 4:05

Roger Doyle: Within her singchamber
Frail Things in Eternal Places
computers, electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Ellen Demos; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin, time: 4:01

Carey Nutman: Resurrection?
MPS Music & Video/2008
computers, synthesizers, digital delay systems: Carey Nutman; reader: Barry Lewis (text translated from Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, “Die Auferstehung,” used in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2); composition years: 2001/2001; software programmed at the University of Durham, UK; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; premiered at Elvet Methodist Church, Durham, UK, May 1, 2002; time: 10:32

Rick Baitz: Hall of Mirrors
Into Light
Innova Recordings/2018
(for percussion quartet and electronics); various percussion: Brian Shank, Christian Lundqvist, Jeremy Smith, Brian Shankar Adler; laptop: Rick Baitz; recorded at Rick Baitz Music, April 2015 and November 2016; composition year: 2015; time: 14:41

Third Coast Percussion: selections from Paddle to the Sea
a. The Locks (3:08)
b. Release (1:57)
c. The Lighthouse (2:54)

Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, December 2016; composition year: not listed; conceived of a s score for the film Paddle to the Sea; total selections time: 8:01

Kyle Gann: So Many Little Dyings
Custer and Sitting Bull
New World Records/2018
voice (sampled from a Folkways LP)/text: Kenneth Patchen; keyboard sampler: Kyle Gann; recorded in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1999; composition year: 1994; time: 6:55

John Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat (tracks 3 and 4)
The Lost Works
Mode Records/1996
(for actors, percussion, and sound effects);text: Kenneth Patchen; performed by Essential Music; directed by John Kennedy and Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, January 16-18, 1994; composition year: 1942; total selections time: 3:13

Hour 3

Leslie Ross: Evanescent Frequency
Drop by Drop, Suddenly
XI Records/2018
electronically filtered bassoon: Leslie Ross; time: 9:56

J.K. Randall: Shouldn’t We Talk? (Part II)
Open Space 19 (Randall/Boretz)
Open Space/2004
(for saxophone and percussion); performed by J.K. Randall; composition year: 2004; selection time: 4:32

J.K. Randall: selections from A Garland of MIDI — Intermezzo in MIDI
a. Special Music for Jack (0:57)
b. Remembrance of Things Past (3:45)

Ars Antiqua/A Garland of MIDI (Open Space 22)
Open Space/2006
computer music produced at Princeton University, composition year: 2003; total selections time: 4:42

Urban Cabaret: Galathea (A. Schoenberg)
Urban Cabaret (various composers)
Neuma Records/1993
soprano: Maria Tegzes; piano: Geoffrey Burleson; recorded at Little Center, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 1992; composer: Arnold Schoenberg; text: Frank Wedekind; composition year: 1901, from Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs); time: 3:33

Henry Cowell: Air and Scherzo
a. Air (5:36)
b. Scherzo (3:56)

Cowell & Grainger — Works for Saxophones
Mode Records/2016
alto saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; piano: Marcus Weibel; recorded at RBB (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg), Berlin, Germany, May 2003; composition year: 1961; time: 9:12

Nous Perçons Les Oreilles: Résonance
Un Idéal
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
alto saxophone, flutes, clavier, percussion, voice: Jean Derome; alto saxophone, voice, melodica: Joane Hétu; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, September 1, 2016; time: 5:25

Jon Diaz: Harmonic Prayer
The $100 Guitar Project (various artists)
Bridge Records/2012
The $100 guitar: Jon Diaz; composed for the Project; time: 2:56

Henry Cowell: Dynamic Motion
Piano Music
Smithsonian Folkways/1993
piano: Henry Cowell; composition year: 1916; time: 3:13

Peter Garland: Only the Moon… (Saigyō)
Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1)
Cold Blue Music/2018
gongs, tam-tam: William Winant; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, August 2017; composition year: 2016; time: 5:03

Brian Eno: Decentre
Nerve Net
Warner Bros./1992
moon piano: Brian Eno; time: 3:26

— FIN —

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