Martian Gardens Episode 964

Martian Gardens Episode 964
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 4 & 6, 2019
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Hour 1

Maggi Payne: Arctic Winds
Arctic Winds
Innova Recordings/2010
electroacoustic music (sound sources: dry ice, ball bearings, drum heads), sound processing: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College; composition year: 2007; time: 9:51

Mark Bokowiec: Snæfellsnes
MPS Music & Video/2018
electroacoustic music (sounds sourced from geological locations in Iceland and Greece): Mark Bokowiec; realized at the composer’s Bodycoder System, University of Huddersfield, UK; time: 6:06

Phil Kline: On the Waterfront
Around the World in a Daze (radio promo)
electroacoustic music for four pitched/processed delays; time: 2:35

D.J. Sparr: Earthcaster Suite
a. Drips (2:21)
b. Bells (1:21)
c. Family (1:00)
d. Work (2:05)
e. Dance (1:57)

Electric Bands
Innova Recordings/2019
violins: Karen Strittmatter Galvin; percussion: Shawn Galvin; guitars, banjo, mandolin: D.J. Sparr; violas: Kimberly Sparr; cellos: Jake Wenger; double bass, Hammond organ: Mark Morton; recorded at Bunker Sound Productions, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Amusement Park Recordings Studio, Lubbock, Texas; for Minnow Media’s documentary, Earthcaster; total time: 8:44

Paul Elwood: Banjo Player (C. Wolff)
Émissions Transparents
Innova Recordings/2019
five-string banjo: Paul Elwood; recorded at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, September 9, 2017; composer: Christian Wolff; composition year: 2015; time: 7:58

Sergio Sorrentino: Another Possibility (C. Wolff)
American Music for Electric Guitar (various composers)
Mode Records/2018
electric guitar: Sergio Sorrentino; recorded in Vercelli, Italy, 2015-2017; composer: Christian Wolff; composition year: 2004; time: 14:04

Hour 2

Milton Babbitt: Vision and Prayer
Music of Milton Babbitt
(for soprano and Mark II RCA synthesizer; originally for soprano and piano) soprano: Bethany Beardslee; text: Dylan Thomas (1945);  recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1961; composition year: 1954, revised 1961; time: 14:31

Elaine Barkin: Xtet — Last Dance for Milton
Milton Babbitt — A Composer’s Memorial (various composers)
28 Compositions in Memoriam
Open Space/2012
digitally synthesized instruments: Elaine Barkin; composition year: 2011; time: 6:08

Christian Carey: For Milton
Milton Babbitt — A Composer’s Memorial (various composers)
28 Compositions in Memoriam
Open Space/2012
flute: John McMuretry; piano: Ashley Mack; composition year: 2011; time: 6:15

Milton Babbitt: Swan Song No. 1
Music of Milton Babbitt
Bridge Records/2003
Cygnus Ensemble (flute: Tara Helen O’Connor; oboe: Robert Ingliss; mandolin: William Anderson; guitar: Oren Fader; violin: Calvin Wiersma; cello: Susannah Chapman), conductor: Jeffrey Milarsky; recorded at KAS Studios, Astoria, New York, 2003; composition year: 2003; time: 11:00

In memory of Milton Babbitt (May 10, 1916 — January 29, 2011)

Jennifer Koh: Light and Matter (K. Saariaho)
Saariaho X Koh
Çedille Records/2018
violin: Jennifer Koh; cello: Anssi Karttunen; piano: Nicholas Hodges; recorded at Studio Ferber, Paris, November 25-26, 2017; composer: Kaija Saariaho; composition year: 2014; total time: 13:53

Hour 3

Michael Jon Fink: selections from Celesta
a. Call (1:31)
b. Cold Pastoral (2:32)
d. Bells (1:38)

Cold Blue Music/2018
celesta: Michael Jon Fink; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, September 28-29, 2018; time: 5:30

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Refrain
Complete Early Percussion Works
Mode Records/2014
vibraphone, Alpine bells: Steven Schick; piano and woodblocks: piano: James Avery; celesta, antique cymbals: Pavlos Antoniadis; recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego, October 2-4, 2008; composition year: 1959; time: 10:15

Robert Honstein: Bow Lines
An Economy of Means
New Focus Recordings/2018
vibraphone: Doug Perkins; recorded at Shirk Studios, Chicago, time: 4:24

Cecilia Lopez: Larga Distancia (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

Philip Perkins: selections from Drive Time
a. Rainy Third Street (0:41)
b. At Home and Away (3:44)

Drive Time
Body Double Records/2013 (orig. Fun Music release/1985)
tapes, arrangement, processing: Philip Perkins; recorded in San Francisco, 1980s; total selections time: 4:25

Alvin Curran: Red River Valley (trad.)
Endangered Species
New World Records/2018
Yamaha Disklavier computerized piano: Alvin Curran; recorded at Studio Fonorecord, Avezzano, Italy, January, 2018; composer: traditional, arr. Curran; composition year: c. 1879; time: 7:50

Martin Bartlett: Hexachords
Burning Water
soprano recorder, Buchla 400 computer-controlled synthesizer; recorded at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, March 6, 1986; composition years: 1984-1985; time: 11:43

— FIN —

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