Martian Gardens Episode 960

Martian Gardens Episode 960
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 6, 2019
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Hour 1

Jennifer Koh: Cloud Trio (K. Saariaho)
I. Calmo, meditato (2:32)
II. Sempre dolce, ma energico, sempre a tempo (3:22)
III. Sempre energico (2:33)
IV. Tranquilo ma sempre molto espressivo (5:01)

Saariaho X Koh
Çedille Records/2018
violin: Jennifer Koh; cello: Wilhelmina Smith; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, December 11, 2016; composer: Kaija Saariaho; composition year: 2009; total time: 13:30

Michael Hersch: Images from a Closed Ward I
Images from a Closed Ward
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for string quartet); The FLUX Quartet (violin: Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris; viola: Max Mandel; cello: Felix Fan); recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, September 30, 2017; composition year: 2010; selection time: 7:13

Mark Bokowiec: In the Cabinet of Protozoa
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: 6:06

Sergio Claros and Oscar Garcia: Es Zas
Desde El Otro Lado — Electroacoustic Music from Latin America (various artists)
O. O. Discs/1998
electroacoustic music for Octophonic Sound System (OSS); recorded at Pro Audio, La Paz, Bolivia; composition year: 1993; time: 10:29

Karlheinz Stockhausen: selections from Kurzwellen, Page 1
a. Introduction Shortwave Radio Quartet (1:20)
b. Introduction Instrumental Quartet (1:40)
c. First “W” Radio Solo followed by Instrumental Quartet (2:31)

Mode Records/2018
(for six players with shortwave radio receivers and live electronics); C.L.S.I. Ensemble* (piano: Jacqueline Mefano; shortwave radio, ring modulation, filtering: Lissa Meridan, Gerard Pape; synthesizer, live electronics: Michael Kinney; shortwave radio, live electronics: Martin Phelps, Rodolphe Bourette; viola: Olga Krashenko; Tibetan bowls, live electronics: Stefan Tiedje); conductor: Paul Mefano; recorded at GRM Studios, Radio France, Paris, January 2012; composition year: 1968; total selections time: 5:31
*Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image

NOTUS: Hor che’l ciel é la terra* (C. Baker)
Of Radiance & Refraction (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2018
(for 24-voice chorus and four percussionists); NOTUS contemporary vocal ensemble, director: Dominick DiOrio; percussion: John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, James Cromer, Andrew Riley;  recorded at the University of Indiana Bloomington; composer: Claude Baker; composition year: 2014; text: Petrarch, Sonnet CXXXI; time: 7:16
*Based on Claudio Monteverdi, Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (1638)

Hour 2

Larry Austin: ¡Rompido!
a. Granite Harp (9:16)
b. Thunderstone (9:03)
c. Stelemusic (6:00)

CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 24 (various artists)
The Composer in the Computer Age VII
Centaur Records/1997
(computer music on tape); sound sources from Jesús Bautista Moroles sculptures; recorded at Fred Jones Museum, Norman, Oklahoma; Morales Studio, Rockport, Texas; Davis-McLean Gallery, Houston, Texas; assembled at the composer’s studio (“gaLarry”), Denton, Texas; composition year: 1993; total time: 24:07

In fond memory of Larry Austin (September 12, 1930 — December 30, 2018)

Larry Austin: Djuro’s Tree
Octo Mixes
Electronic Music Foundation/2001
(octophonic computer music on tape); interview voices: Alexandra Kurepa Waschka, André Waschka; tree and wind sounds: the BBC Sound Effects Library, squeaking wooden chair: Jonty Harrison home, Edgbaston, UK; processed at the University of Birmingham Electroacoustic Music Studios, summer 1997; completed at gaLarry, Denton, Texas, summer 1997; recorded at North Carolina State University, October 7, 1997; time: 12:22

Rodney Waschka II: selections from Saint Ambrose
a. After the War (1:45)
b. Interlude #3 (2:56)

Saint Ambrose
Capstone Records/2002
(for actor, saxophone, and computer music); actor, saxophone: Steven Duke; recorded in Dallas, Texas, 2001; text: Saint Ambrose (Borik Press); composition years: 1998-2000; total selections time: 4:41

Dary John Mizelle: Samadhi 
CDCM Computer Music Series, Volume 37 (various artists)
Centaur Records/2008
(for digital synthesizer and minicomputer); realized at the Hybrid Studio, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College; premiered at the International Computer Music Festival, Northwester University, Chicago, 1978; composition year: 1978; time: 5:00/12:30

Hour 3

Dary John Mizelle: Samadhi (continued)
CDCM Computer Music Series, Volume 37 (various artists)
Centaur Records/2008
(for digital synthesizer and minicomputer); realized at the Hybrid Studio, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College; premiered at the International Computer Music Festival, Northwester University, Chicago, 1978; composition year: 1978; time: 7:30/12:30

Matthias Truniger: Spins
Spins (various artists)
Neuma Records/2006
viola: Carol Rodland; composition year: 2004; time: 3:51

Charles Wuorinen: Spinoff
Works for Violin and Piano (1969-1983)
Bridge Records/1988
violin: Benjamin Hudson; piano: Garrick Ohlsson; contrabass: Donald Palma*; congas: Joseph Passaro*; recorded November 12, 1984, at Vanguard Studios, New York City; composition year: 1983; time: 6:30
*members of Speculum Musicae

Eric Moe: The Teeth of the Sea
Strange Exclaiming Music
conga drums: Michael Lipsey; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, April 22, 2007; composition year: 2003; time: 3:35

Third Coast Percussion: The Lighthouse and the Cabin
Paddle to the Sea
Çedille Records/2018
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, December 2016; composition year: not listed; conceived of as a score for the film Paddle to the Sea; total selections time: 4:23

Bang On A Can All-Stars: Fields (A. Thorvaldsdottir)
More Field Recordings (various composers)
Cantaloupe Music/2017
The Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; double bass: Robert Black; percussion: David Cossin; bass clarinet: Ken Thomson; electric guitar: Mark Stewart; piano: Vicky Chow); composer: Anna Thorvaldsdottir; composition year: 2016; recorded at Water Music Recorders, Hoboken, New Jersey; time: 5:41

Laurie Anderson: Time to Go (for Diego)
Women in Electronic Music — 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2006 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
violin, speaking voice: Laurie Anderson; guitar, organ: Scott Johnson; composition year: 1977; time: 2:58

Emma Carlé: Go Go Gadget Arms
Open Space 16 (various artists)
Open Space/2004
violins: Chris Van der Zee, Anna Broadbent, Eleanor Ryan; bonang barung Javanese gongs: Jo Hilder; composition year: 1999; time: 4:40

Annea Lockwood: In Full Bloom (Part 2)
Thousand Year Dreaming/Floating World
Pogus Productions/2007
conch shell, trombone, didjeridu: Art Baron; oboe, English horn: Libby Van Cleve; didjeridu: Jon Gibson; voice: Annea Lockwood; clarinet, contrabass clarinet: J.D. Parran; tam-tam, clapping sticks: Michael Pugliese; conch shell, frame drums, pod rattle, tam-tam: N. Scott Robinson; didjeridu, waterphone: John Snyder; tam-tam, stones: Charles Wood; trombone, didjeridu: Peter Zummo; composition year: 1990; time: 6:52

David Tudor: Rainforest (1968) (excerpt)
David Tudor & Gordon Mumma
New World Records/2006
electronic instruments developed, built, and played by David Tudor; performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Teatro Novo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30, 1968; composition year: 1968; excerpt time: 5:00

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