Martian Gardens Episode 957

Martian Gardens Episode 957
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 7, 2018
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Hour 1

Mark Bokowiec: Through a Mirror Speak Light Faded Characters
MPS Music & Video/2018
electroacoustic music (sound sourced from geological locations in Iceland and Greece): Mark Bokowiec; realized at the composer’s Bodycoder System, University of Huddersfield, UK; time: 11:14

Mark Bokowiec: Shattered Archetype
Route — Electronic Dance Theater*
MPS Music & Video/2001
electroacoustic music (sounds sourced from geological locations in the Yorkshire Pennines, peat bogs, and stream beds); realized at the composer’s studio, University of Huddersfield, UK; time: 4:01
*Released under the name Mark Alexander Bromwich

Douglas Doherty: On the Toon In the Toon On the Tyne
On the Edge of Chaos
MPS Music & Video/2011
electroacoustic music (sounds sourced from the city centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne); recorded at the composer’s studio; composition year: 1997; time: 3:00

Dr. Ox: Myelin
Dr. Ox
Cycling ’74/2008
cello: Tanja Orning; computer: Natasha Barrett; recorded at NoTAM, Oslo, Norway; time: 3:30

Robert Scott Thompson: Clopen
Acousmatique Records/2018
synthesizers, computers: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2018; time: 7:14

Thomas Clark: The Fourth Angel
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia

Centaur Records/2012
computer music: Thomas Clark; composition year: 2007; time: 10:53

Jonty Harrison: Free Fall (from ReCycle)
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
electroacoustic music composed at Elektronisches Studio Basel (ESB), Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland; revised at Studio Métamorphoses d’Orphée of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium; premiered at the 13th International Acousmatic Festival L’Espace du Son, Brussels; October 20, 2006; composition year: 2006; time: 7:54

a. Ancestral Echo  (2:21)
b. The Undiscovered Tribe (1:10)

Numinous Island
Silent Records/1995
electronic music: Susumu Yokota, DJ Ray Castle; recorded at Yokota’s studio, Tokyo, summer 1994; time: 2:21

Hour 2

Jennifer Koh: Tocar (K. Saariaho)
Saariaho X Koh
Çedille Records/2018
violin: Jennifer Koh; piano: Nicholas Hodges; recorded at Studios Ferber, Paris, November, 2017; composer: Kaija Saariaho; composition year: 2010; composition year: 2010; time: 6:51

International Contemporary Ensemble: Ajö (K. Saariaho)
Abandoned Time (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2008
ICE members (flute: Claire Chase; guitar: Dan Lippel; soprano: Tony Arnold); recorded at Sweeney Auditorium, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 14, 2007; composer: Kaija Saariaho; text: Solveig von Schoultz; composition years: 1982, revised 1986; time: 10:33

Meredith Monk: Harvest
On Behalf of Nature
voices: Meredith Monk, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Sidney Chen, Bruce Rameker, Allison Sniffin; horanava, Burmese whistles, Sulittu: Bohdan Hilash; percussion, prepared marimba: John Hollenbeck; piano, keyboard: Allison Sniffin; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; time: 3:18

Ursula Mamlok: Concert Piece for 4
I. Capricious (2:01)
II. Very Calm (4:29)
III. In High Spirits (2:45)

Music of Ursula Mamlok, Volume 4
Bridge Records/2013
Ensemble MusikFabrik (flute: Helen Bledsoe; oboe: Peter Veale; viola: Axel Porath; percussion: Dirk Rothbrust; recorded at Deutschlandfunk, Köln, 2010; composition year: 1964; total time: 9:25

Ralph Shapey: Movement III (from Three for Six)
Radical Traditionalism
New World Records/2007
New York New Music Ensemble (flute: Jayn Rosenfeld; clarinet: Laura Flax; percussion: Daniel Druckman; piano: Alan Feinberg; violin: Cyrus Stevens; cello: Eric Bartlett), conductor: Robert Black; recorded at the Meyerhoff Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklandville, Maryland, January 25, 1981; composition year: 1979; selection time: 2:50

Robert Black: The Green World Freezes (Mvt. III from Three Pieces for Violin and Piano)
The Art of Robert Black*
Bridge Records/1995
violin: Gregory Fulkerson; piano: Charles Abramovic; recorded at Master Sounds, Astoria, New York, May 1995; composition year: 1992; selection time: 2:50
*Robert Black: conductor, composer (1950-1993)

Ursula Mamlok: How Cool the Green Hay Smells (Part V from Haiku Settings)
Music of Ursula Mamlok Vol. 1
Bridge Records/2009
soprano: Tony Arnold; flute: Claire Chase; text: Ransetsu; recorded at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, August 22, 2007; composition year: 1967; total time: 2:59

Robert Black: Evening in Dragonfly Culvert*
I. 2:58
II. 2:49
III. 3:40

Cantaloupe Music/2017
double bass: Robert Black; recorded outdoors around Moab Utah, August 2013; time: 8:14
*Robert Black: bassist, composer (b. 1956)

Christian Wolff: Look She Said, Part I
Look She Said (Complete Works for Bass)
Mode Records/2002
double bass, voice: Robert Black; recorded at Millard Auditorium, Hartt School, University of Hartford; January 4, 2000; composition year: 1991; time: 2:10

Hour 3

Sergio Sorrentino: Mare Undarum (E. Sharp)
Dream — American Music for Electric Guitar (various composers)
Mode Records/2018
electric guitar: Sergio Sorrentino; recorded in Vercelli, Italy, 2015-2017; composer: Elliott Sharp; composition year: 2013; time: 8:01

Elliott Sharp: Venus & Jupiter
New World Records/2016
Either/Or (viola: Stephanie Griffin; alto flute: Margaret Lancaster; trombone: Chris McIntyre; bass clarinet: Joshua Rubin; marimba: David Shively; cello: Alex Waterman; piano, conductor: Richard Carrick; electroacoustic guitar, conductor: Elliott Sharp; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, September 1, 2015; composition year: 2012; time: 11:45

Jin Hi Kim: Saturn’s Moons
O.O. Discs/2001
electric komungo: Jin Hi Kim; recorded at The Kitchen, New York City, 2000, for the Dong Dong Touching the Moon multi-media series; composition year: 2000; time: 4:58

Tom Hamilton and Bruce Eisenbeil: Mars Fell on Alabama
Shadow Machine
Pogus Productions/2009
Nord modoular synthesizer: Tom Hamilton; electric guitar: Bruce Eisenbeil; recorded at the Pickle Factory, New York City, 2008, time: 4:09

Larry Polansky: Movement for Andréa Smith (My Funny Valentine)
Simple Harmonic Motion — Works for Instruments in Just Intonation
Artifact Recordings/1994
(for string quartet); violins, violas: Ron Erickson; written for choreographer Andréa Smith (Toronto), 1978; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, by Tom Erbe, December 1992; My Funny Valentine, Rogers & Hart, 1937; time: 4:00

Elaine Barkin: Baude Cordier/Jacob de Senleches*
Open Space 34 — Elaine R. Barkin
Open Space/2016
MIDI orchestration (descant recorder, violin, cor anglais, triangle, maracas, voice, vibraphone, French horn, banjo, electric bass, harp, cello, contrabass); time: 3:48
*From Ars Nova Motet & Ars Subtilior Ballades; composition year: 2008; source material from Baude Cordier, (c. 1380-1440) and Jacob de Senleches (fl. 1382-1395); 

Philip Perkins: Noy Noy
Choral Works & The Apsaras — Sound works by Philip Perkins
Artifact Recordings/2005
field recordings, processing: Philip Perkins; mixed at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 6:51

John Cage: Rozart Mix
An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music/first a-chronology 1921-2001 (various artists)
Sub Rosa/2002
music on tape for 12 tape recorders and 88 tape loops (sound sources: radio broadcasts); Anthology version performed and directed by Ensemble Musica Negativa and Rainer Riehn, Berlin, 1972); premiered by John Cage and Alvin Lucier at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, May 1965; time: indeterminate; Anthology recording length: 7:18

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