Martian Gardens Episode 958

Martian Gardens Episode 958
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 14-15, 2018
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Hour 1

Henry Brant: 1955. Eleven Hurricanes. Atlantic Coast
Autumn Hurricanes
A Spatial Cantata For Widely Separated Vocal And Instrumental Groups
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 5

Innova Recordings/2006
musicians of Stetson University, chief conductor: Henry Brant; recorded at
Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University, Deland Florida, April 26, 1986; composition year: 1986; time: 7:21

Kathleen Supové: Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind, Parts 3 & 4 (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; selections time: 11:50
*Brief explanation of the title in this review.

“Blue” Gene Tyranny: Meditation — Nothing’s Changed, Everything’s Changed
Take Your Time
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
(realization for electromagnetically stimulated piano); performance: BGT, recorded by Tom Hamilton at Systems 2, Brooklyn; composition years: 1961/2002; time: 9:17

Alvin Curran: As Time Goes By (H. Hupfeld)
Endangered Species (various composers)
New World Records/2018
Yamaha Disklavier computerized piano: Alvin Curran; composer: Herman Hupfeld; arr. Alvin Curran; composition year: 1931; time: 13:33

Happy 80th birthday, Alvin Curran! (b. December 13, 1938)

George Crumb: The Perilous Night (Jasper Johns)
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

Rory Cowal: a song that will linger (D. Mahler)
Clusters — American Piano Explorations (various composers)
New World Records/2018
piano: Rory Cowal; recorded at Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2017-2018; composer: David Mahler; composition year: 2011; time: 3:28

Gloria Cheng: Children’s Crusade (H. Meltzer)
Garlands for Steven Stucky (various composers)
Bridge Records/2018
piano: Gloria Cheng; recorded at the Ostin Music Center, UCLA, Herb Alpert School of Music; November 19-20, 2017; composer: Harold Meltzer; composition year: 2017; time: 2:07

Hour 2

Mark Bokowiec: Hveragerði
MPS Music & Video/2018
electroacoustic music (sound source: geological recordings from Hveragerði, Iceland); composed and recorded at Bodycoder, Huddersfield, UK; time: 4:53

Richard Pinhas: Iceland, Part 3
Cuneiform Records/1992 (orig. Polydor LP/1979)
synthesizers, electric guitar: Richard Pinhas; recorded at Heldon and Ramsès Studios, Paris, 1979; remixed by Roger Roche, Davout Studios, Paris; time: 7:46

Natasha Barrett: Sub Terra Cycle: Kongsberg Silver Mines
Bouteilles de Klein
empreintes DIGITALes/2010
electroacoustic music on 4 / 6 / 8-track tape; recorded on the miner’s train in the disused tunnels of Kongsberg Silver Mines, Buskerud County, Norway; composition years: 2007-2008; time: 7:16

Simon Wetham: Mongolia Water on Metal
60 x 60 2006-2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
electroacoustic music (sound source: meltwater striking metal cladding, bow and arrow factory, Dulaankhaan, Mongolia); time: 1:00

Robert Scott Thompson: Real Lines in the Complex Plane
Acousmatique Records/2018
synthesizers, computers: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2018; time: 12:08

Forrest Fang: A Shadow & His Son
The Blind Messenger
Cuneiform Records/1997
sampler, hichiriki (double reed Japanese flute), saron (Javanese metallophone), valiha (Malagasy tube zither), mbira shakers; recorded 1994-1996, The Hanger, Richmond, California; time: 2:26

Roger Doyle: The Idea and its Shadow
Passades — Volume 2 (2002-2005)
BV Haast/2005
electronics music: Roger Doyle; text, voice: Kevin O’Connell; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin; time: 4:56

Dalia Raudonikytė-With: Ventus
New Focus Recordings/2017
alto saxophone: Rolf-Erik Nystrøm; electronics: Dalia R. With; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City; composition year: 2002; time: 12:52

Hour 3

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Epilogue
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: 9:48

Kate Soper: The Crito
I. The Dream of Achilles (3:45)
II. The Crito (10:30)

Ipsa Dixit
New World Records/2018
Wet Ink Ensemble (soprano: Kate Soper (voice of Socrates); flute: Erin Lesser; percussion: Ian Antonio ( (voice of Crito); violin: Josh Modney); texts: Robert Duncan (I); Plato (II) (abr. Kate Soper);  recorded at EMPAC, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; composition year: 2010-2011; time: 14:14

Steven Schick: Watershed I (R. Reynolds)
Drumming in the Dark (various composers)
Neuma Recordings/2000
percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California, San Diego, 1997-1998, composer: Roger Reynolds; composition year: 1995; time: 28:01

— FIN —

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