Martian Gardens Episode 962

Martian Gardens Episode 962
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 17-18, 2019
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Hour 1

Christopher Trapani: The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky
New Focus Recordings/2018
piano: Marilyn Nonken; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 11, 2017; composition year: 2005; time: 4:10

George Crumb: The Blue Rider [Vasily Kandinsky]
Metamorphoses (Book I) — Ten Fantasy-Pieces After Celebrated Paintings, part 10
Metamorphoses (Book I)/Five Pieces for Piano
Mode Records/2018
amplified piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Donaueschingen Musiktage, Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen, October 21, 2017; composition years (Metamorphoses [Book I]): 2015-2017; time: 3:13

Elaine Barkin: Three Songs from “…the supple Suitor”
a. If I should die… (2:18)
b. The distance the dead have gone… (2:05)
c. Death is the supple Suitor… (2:30)

Open Space 34 — Elaine Barkin
Open Space/2016
texts: Emily Dickinson; MIDI instrumentation: a. vibraphone, piano, cello; b. vibraphone, oboe, piano/harpsichord; c. vibraphone, piccolo/alto flute, oboe, orchestral bells; composition years: 1979; total time: 6:53

Anthony De Mare: Nowth Upon Nacht (J. Cage)
Pianos and Voices (Monk/Cage)
Koch Records/1992
piano, voice: Anthony De Mare; recorded at Mastersound, Astoria, New York; March 1991; composition year: 1984; text: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); time: 0:49

Kate Soper: Cipher
I. Jenny Holzer, feat. Wittgenstein
II. Pietro Bembo, feat. Michael Drayton
III. Introducing Sigmund Freud
IV. Guido d’Arezzo presents Sarah Teasedale (feat. Jenny Holzer)

Ipsa Dixit
New World Records/2018
Wet Ink Ensemble (soprano: Kate Soper ; flute: Erin Lesser; percussion: Ian Antonio; violin: Josh Modney); texts: I. Holzer, interview in The Progressive, April 1993; Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; II. Drayton, An Ode Written in the Peak; III. Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams; IV. d’Arezzo, Micrologus; Teasedale, Moods; Holzer, ibid.;  recorded at EMPAC, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; composition years: 2010-2016; time: 13:48

D. J. Sparr: META444
Electric Bands
Innova Recordings/2019
violin: Hajnal Kármán Pivnick; piano: Brianna Matzke; electronics: D.J. Sparr; recorded at PianoForte Studios, Chicago; time: 7:44

Cecilia Lopez: Por elevación (from Red)
Red/Machinic Fantasies
XI Records/2018
compositions, computer, sound-producing machine: Cecilia Lopez; recorded at Harvestworks, New York City, October 2017; time: 5:47

Gen Ken Montgomery: Subliminal Clutter, Part 2
Birds + Machines 1980-1989
Pogus Productions/2010
sounds: Ken Montgomery, Anthony Keane; recorded in New York City, 1987; mastered at CHOP SHOP, Brooklyn, 2009; time: 9:41

Frank Zappa: What ever happened to All the fun in the world?
Sheik Yerbouti
Rykodisc/1995 (orig. Zappa Records double LP/1979)
electronics, samples: Frank Zappa (includes a sample from I Have Seen The Pleated Gazelle, from the 1971 200 Motels soundtrack; recorded at Pinewood Studios, London, winter, 1971); time: 0:32

Frank Zappa:
a. Original Duke of Prunes (instrumental) (1:17)
b. Opening Night Party at Studio Z (Collage) (1:34)

Mystery Disc
a. performed by Frank Zappa and The Mothers; b. snippets and remarks by Frank Zappa, Bob Narciso, Captain Beefheart, Laurie Stone, Motorhead Sherwood, Ray Collins; total selections time: 2:41

Hour 2

Charles Amirkhanian: Chu Lu Lu
Walking Tune
audio collage (snippets of French colonial, Cajun, and Native American musics); recorded at Henry Kaiser’s studio, Oakland, California; composition year: 1992; time: 0:49

Jorge Reyes Danza De Los Voladores
El Costumbre
Extreme Records/1993
Aztec ocarinas, Maya trumpets, clay pots, gong, tape loop, ambiance: Jorge Reyes; Voladores drum, flute: Porfirio; distorted guitar: Mick Franke; field recordings made at the pyramids of El Tajín, September, 1992; studio recordings at El Cuarto De Máquinas, Mexico City, September, 1992; time: 4:25

Ken Field: Takuskanskan
O.O. Discs/1996
sticks on juice cans, blown bottles: Ken Field; recorded in The Henge, Roswell, New Mexico, May 1995; time: 2:50

John Cage: Five
The Number Pieces 6
Mode Records/2012
(for unspecified instruments or voices); blown bottles: Essential Music (Judith Gordon, Maya Guniji, John Kennedy, Eric Kivnick; Charles Wood); recorded at Purchase College, Purchase, New York, 1993-1994; composition year: 1988; time: 5:00

Annea Lockwood:  Tuning Gong
The Glass World
¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (orig. Tangent LP 1970)
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973; total excerpts time: 1:27

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz: At 100
Malted Media/2012
fixed media using 100 notes from Fiazioli piano samples; for 60 x 60, composition year: 2012; time: 1:00

Douglas Quin: Ice Diver
Music from Nature — A Terra Nova Compilation (various artists)
Terra Nova/1997
(based on calls of the Common Loon); sampler, MIDI guitar controller, sound processing: Douglas Quin; flute, synthesizer; Gary Daum; time: 1:42

Noah Creshevsky: Winter
The Four Seasons
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; ingredients may include — clarinets: Sherman Friedland, Al Margolis; clarinet, alto sax: Alex Kontoravich; tenor and alto saxes: Audrey Betsy Welber; tenor sax: Tedross Avery; trumpet: Ben Holmes; trumpet voice: Susan Watts; trombone: Monique Buzzarte; drums: Ray Marchica, Gregg Mervine; voice: Tomomi Adachi, Jeremiah Crawly, Amy Denio, Beth Griffith, Kathy Hanson, Chris Mann, Maria Mannisto; guitars, voice: Gary Heidt; guitars, Rodney Jones, Marco Oppedisano; banjo: Rich Gross; violins: Maria Kimura, Amy Zakar; basses: Orin Buck, Lonnie Plaxico, Heather Chriscaden Versace; composition years: 1992–2013; master composition year: 2013; time: 11:25

Eric Chasalow: This Way Out
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Electroacoustic Music by Eric Chasalow
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Eric Chasalow (sound source: “cheesy” MIDI presets); record at Brandeis Electroacoustic Music Studios, 1991; time: 4:32

Guy Klucevsek: Attack Cat Polka (L. Vierk)
Polka from the Fringe (various composers)
accordion: Guy Klucevsek; vocal: Thomas Buckner; cello, vocal: Erik Friedlander; violin, vocal; Mary Rowell; music: Lois Vierk; lyrcs: Arthur Stidfole; arr. Lois Vierk, Guy Klucevsk; recorded at Baby Monster Studios, New York City, 1990-1991; time: 1:21

Yello: Pinball Cha Cha
Claro Que Si
Vertigo/1984 (org. Ralph Records LP/1981)
vocals: Dieter Meier; electronics, backing vocals, composition: Boris Blank; drums: Beat Ash; tapes: Carlos Peron; electric guitar: Chico Hablas; recorded at PowerPlay Studios, and Yello Studio, Zurich, Switzerland, 1981; time: 3:38

Paul Lansky: Tender Ladies (trad.)
Folk Images
Bridge Records/1995
computer music: Paul Lansky; aka. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies; arr. for software by Paul Lansky; time: 6:30

Laurie Anderson: Cunningham Stories — Merce Cunningham Phoned his Mother
The John Cage Tribute (various artists)
Koch International Classics/1993
voice, text, electronics: Laurie Anderson; time: 1:30

Robert Honstein: Filigree
An Economy of Means
New Focus Recordings/2018
vibraphone: Doug Perkins; recorded at Shirk Studios, Chicago, time: 2:00

Oregon: Chance/Choice (excerpts)
The John Cage Tribute (various artists)
Koch International Classics/1993
music: Oregon (synthesizers: Ralph Towner; oboe, bass clarinet, sopranino saxophone: Paul McCandless; contrabass: Glenn Moore); total excerpts time: 1:30

Hour 3

Robert Scott Thompson:
a. Hyloszoism (3:14)
b. Earthquake Weather (4:45)

Cosmic Fire
Aucourant Records/2008
electroacoustic music recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; total time: 8:59

Mark Bokowiec: A Barrow Full of Watt
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

The Hub: Hertz Donut
Boundary Layer
interactive computer music network group: John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, Phil Stone, Scott Gresham-Lancaster; composer: Phil Stone; recorded at KPFA, Berkeley, March 7, 1994; time: 2:57

Larry Polansky: Glass
Music for Tuned Glass
Hunter Coblentz/2018
performed, recorded, and engineered by Hunter Coblentz; composition years: 1978-1979; time: 17:00

Jane Rigler: Pulsar 2
Neuma Records/2015
bass flute, electronics, voice: Jane Rigler; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013-2014; time: 4:40

Philip Glass: Gradus
Three Pieces in the Shape of a Square
Bridge Records/2018
trumpet: Craig Morris; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 2013; composition year: 1968; arr. for trumpet by Craig Morris; time: 10:45

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn: Tongue and Groove
Steel and Bamboo
O.O. Discs/1993
A-flat wooden piccolo: Robert Dick; bansuri flute: Steve Gorn; recorded at NRS Studio, Hurley, New York, 1992, time: 1:36

— FIN —

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