Martian Gardens Episode 956

Martian Gardens Episode 956
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 29-30, 2018
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Hour 1

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: from Act III from Erzsébet
a. Act III – Scene 2 – The Trial (2:11)
b. Act III – The Prayer (5:44)
c. Act III – Scene 3 – Conviction (Thurzo’s Triumph) (2:51)

Erzsébet — A Monodrama (The Blood Countess Saga)
vocals: Lisa Jablow, as Erzsébet; Vermont Contemporary Ensemble, director: Steven Klimowski; recorded at the Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; October 2011; composition years: 1987-2011; total selections time: 10:45

Eliot Britton: Metatron 5 (2010) — Valkaratron
Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
Architek Percussion (percussion, drums, electronics: Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valliante), with guests on percussion and electronics: Zachary Hale, Christian Smith; recorded at MMR, McGill University, Montreal, February 14, 2014; time: 3:27

The Disguises: The Metal and The Flower
Songs & Dances from The Muted Note
Based poems by P.K. Page
Ambiances Magnetiques/2015
voice: Susanna Hood; trombone: Scott Thomson; alto saxophone: Yves Charouest; bass: Nicolas Caloia; drums: Pierre Tanguay; texts: P.K. Page; Recorded at Hotel2Tango, Montreal, January 2015; time: 5:44

Kathleen Supové: Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind, Parts 1 & 2 (A. Gosfield)
The Debussy Effect (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2016
piano: Kathleen Supové; recorded at Hagman Hall, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury; composer: Annie Gosfield; composition year: 2011; time: 9:39
*Brief explanation of the title in this review.

Annie Gosfield: Nickolaievski Soldat
Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; percussion: Jim Pugliese, Christine Bard; recorded at Harvestworks Studio, New York City, winter 1997, composition year: 1994; time: 6:56

George Crumb: Wheatfield with Crows (Vincent Van Gogh)
Metamorphoses (Book I)/Five Pieces for Piano
Mode Records/2018
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Donaueschingen Musiktage, Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen, October 21, 2017; composition years (Metamorphoses [Book I]): 2015-2017; time: 4:56

George Crumb: Softly and Tenderly
from Voices from the Heartland (American Songbook VII)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; Orchestra 2001(amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: Bredna Weckerly, Greg Giannascoli, David Nelson, William Kerrigan), conductor: James Freeman; hymn: Will L. Thompson (1880); recorded at Swarthmore College, October 12-14, 2012; composition year: 2010; time: 8:28

Hour 2

Mathew Rosenblum: Falling
I. Falling (0:00)*
II. A Dream of Being Drawn (4:48)
III. Flying (7:20)
IV. The Glitter of Water (10:20)
V. Her Clothes Ascending Into Cloud (12:15)
VI. Nine Farms (13:29)
VII. Forty Nights (from  the darkness of heaven) (14:12)
VIII. Female Signs of the Moon ((15:45)
IX. There Are the Waters of Life (16:31)
X. The Secret of Falling Unharmed (18:05)
XI. A Cloud She Could Not Pass Through (19:17)

Lament/Witches’ Sabbath
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for soprano, mixed ensemble, and pre-recorded sound); soprano: Lindsay Kesselman; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, conductor: Kevin Noe; text: James Dickey, Falling (read by the poet on an LP record); recorded at Heid Studios, Pittsburgh, July 12-13, 2017; composition year: 2013; total time: 23:40
*(starting time indices)

Dean Drummond: Different  Drums for Different Strokes
Newband Play Microtonal Works
Mode Records/1994
percussion, digital drums, digital synthesizer: Dominic Donato; recorded at Cove City Sound Studio, Glen Cove, New York, January 26, 1991; composition year: 1988; time: 11:06

Steven Ricks: Haiku
Mild Violence
Bridge Records/2008
tam tams, Tibetan prayer bowls: Dominic Donato; number-counter: Junko Donato; inspirational haiku:* Takahama Kyoshi; recorded at Purchase College, SUNY, Harrison, New York, September, 2006; composition year: 2006; time: 9:16
*Above the Chorus,
Listen! A single cricket
Rings a golden bell

Elaine Barkin:
a. TIS (2:00)
b. Vos Pastores (P. de Vitry) (3:52)

Open Space 34 — Elaine Barkin
Open Space/2018
a. MIDI percussion, vibraphones, chimes, Steinway grand piano, honky-tonk piano; composition year: 2004; b. MIDI orchestration (oboe, voice, Balinese pemade, suwir, gong kajar, jegog, percussion, cello, harp); composer: Philippe de Vitry, arr. Barkin; composition year: 2008 (original PdV motet date unknown); total time: 5:52

Elaine Barkin:
a. Rhapsody (1:19)
b. Octopus (0:30)

Open Space 16 — Barkin/Carlé/Exley/Helmuth
Open Space/2004
a. flute, piccolo: Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin; alto flute: Susan Gall; clarinet: Ian Greitzer; from Three Rhapsodies; composition year: 1986; b. soprano: Maurita Phillips Thornburgh; harp: Susan Allen; from Four Songs; composition year: 1995; total selections time: 1:49

Gordon Mumma: á Linda Burman-Hall
from Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia
Music for Solo Piano (1960-2001)
New World Records/2008
piano: Daan Vandewalle; recorded at the hr-Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Frankfurt, May 2007; composition year: 1978; time: 0:07

Hour 3

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; new 2017 stereo mix; time: 13:18

Alquimia: Erasing Personal History
Manifestations V (various artists)
Awefull Records/1993
vocals, electronics, processing: Alquimia; time: 5:26

Jane Rigler: Rewind
Neuma Records/2015
guitar, banjo, objects: Janet Feder; piano, farfisa organ, Nintendo video game device, keyboards; flute, electronics: Jane Rigler; percussion, electronics: Satoshi Takeishi; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013-2014; time: 3:42

Kyle Gann: Scenario
Custer and Sitting Bull
New World Records/2018
voice: Martha Herr; electronics: Kyle Gann; text: J.S. Perelman; recorded at Bard College, October 6, 2012, composition years: 2003-2004; time: 17:05

Roger Doyle: Dark Scenery
Frail Things in Eternal Places
electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Carolyn Cahill; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin, composition year: 2015; time: 4:27

Anla Courtis, Fukuoka Rinji, & Masami Kawaguchi: Los Glóbulos Necios
Ramen en los Parlantes
guitar, piano, kalimba, violin, percussion, processing: Anla Courtis, Fukuoka Rinji, Kawaguchi Masami; recorded in Tokyo, January 2015; time: 2:37

Carey Nutman: Aagula Beta
MPS Music & Video/2009
synthesizers, computers: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; time: 1:56

Mollusk: Evolution of the Snail’s Brain, Part 5
The Foundry/2001
synthesizers, electronics: Jonathan Hughes; recorded at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab; Oakland, California, 2000-2001; time: 2:34

Ricardo Dal Farra: Words through the Worlds
The Frog Peak Collaborations Project* (various artists)
Frog Peak/1998
computer music: Ricardo Dal Farra;
*composer-contributed pieces based on a 66-second soundfile of a text by Chris Mann; contribution period: September 11, 1996 — December 1, 1996; curator: Larry Polansky; time: 1:08

— FIN —

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