Martian Gardens Episode 965

Martian Gardens Episode 965
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 14-15, 2019
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Hour 1

Tom Johnson: Eggs and Baskets
Correct Music
Populist Records/2012
(for clarinet, viola, and narration); clarinet: Brian Walsh; viola: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh; narration: Douglas Wadle; recorded at the home of Dr. William Rutherford, Mount Washington, California, 2012; composition year: 1987; time: 6:35

Elizabeth Hoffman: Red is the Rows
Milton Babbitt — A Composer’s Memorial [various artists]
28 Compositions to his memory
Open Space/2012
violins: Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris; recorded at the new music community center Exapno, Brooklyn, October 23, 2011; time: 11:38

Michael Byron: Fabric for String Noise, Part 2
Fabric for String Noise
Cold Blue Music/2019
String Noise (violins: Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim-Harris); recorded at Harvestworks Digital Media Center, New York City, May 12, 2018; composition year: 2018; time: 12:05

Daniel Koppelman: Psychic Driving (E. Lyon)
Escapement (DVD) (various composers)
(composer: Eric Lyon, for piano, MIDI controller, voice, and computer); computer sounds: Eric Lyon; piano, reader (text 1): D. Koppelman; computer-generated voice sample: text 1: Reverend Jim Jones; text 2: Secretary of State Madeline Albright; Shaker hymn: Paulina Bates, “Come to Zion,” performers unknown; composition year: 2000; time: 18:51

John Cage: A Valentine Out of Season
a. 1:38
b. 1:02
c. 1:07

Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2001-2002; composition year: 1944; time: 3:47

Hour 2

Christian Clozier: Le fait électrique — Dans trois mouvements
a. Un son (Verre cassé)
b. Deux oscillateurs (Synthèse)
c. Trois sons (Bois frotté)

Compendium International — Bourges 2005 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2005
electroacoustic music composed at Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), France, 2005; premiered at Festival Synthèse, June 10, 2005, time: 20:52

R. Weis: Vessel
Glass In Your Ear
R. Weis/2019
electroacoustic music (sound sources: broken glass, broken crockery), Machfive Sampling Software and Digital Performer: Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; time: 3:38

Peter Batchelor: Kaleidoscope — Arcade
Pogus Productions/2013
(computer music); realized at the composer’s studio and the Music, Technology and Innovation research center, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; composition year: 2013; time: 8:37

Christian Banasik: Glass Cutter
Deep Wireless 4 — Radio Arts Compilation (various artists)
New Adventures in Sound Art/2007
electroacoustic music (sound sources: crockery, tableware); recorded at the composer‘s studio, Duesseldorf, Germany; composition years: 2002-2003; time: 11:14

Du Yun: Vicissitudes Alone
Dinosaur Scar
New Focus Recordings/2018
(for guitar and processing); guitar: Dan Lippel; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, 2018; composition years: 2003, 2008; time: 6:29

Hour 3

Sarah Boothroyd: Sex and Death
sound collage: Sarah Boothroyd; composer’s description: “Three-minute spin on time-lapse phonography. Fragments, questions, and the banal. Life stories and other accidents.”; composition year: 2010; time: 3:00

Jennifer Reeves: The Money
State of the Union 2.001 (various artists)
samples (sources unknown), processing: Jennifer Reeves; time: 1:00

Skinny Puppy: Love
Mind–The Perpetual Intercourse
Capitol/1994 (orig. Nettwerk Records LP/1986)
electronics, synthesizers, samples (from The Legend of Hell House, 1973): Skinny Puppy; time: 1:43

Barnwave: Prancing
Why Record? (various artists)
Life in the Age of Digital Performance, curated by Click Nilson
(Leonardo Music Journal CD series 18)

computer music: Kevin Blechdom, Christopher Fleeger; recorded in San Francisco, January 2008; time: 3:56

The Hafler Trio: All Largely Propaganda
Bang! An Open Letter
The Grey Area of Mute/1994
samples, processing; Andrew M. McKenzie, Christopher R. Watson, Dr. Edward Moolenbeek, Martin Gunther; recorded at Robot Sounds Recordings, UK, August 8, 1982; time: 1:33</span?

Roger Doyle: Her Singtime Sung
Frail Things in Eternal Places
electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Ellen Demos; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin, composition year: 2015; time: 3:00

Tod Machover: selections from VALIS
a. First Narrative (3:52)
b. VALIS song (4:26)
c. Final Narrative (1:29)

An Opera by Tod Machover
Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick

Bridge Records/1988
narrator, conductor: Tod Machover; piano, keyboards: Emma Stephenson; percussion: Daniel Ciampolini; additional music software: Corte Lippe, Robert Rowe, Miller Puckette; produced at IRCAM Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and MIT, Cambridge; libretto: Tod Machover (from Philip K. Dick’s novel VALIS); recorded at the the Experimental Media Facility (The Cube); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1988; composition year: 1986; total selections time: 9:38

Roger Reynolds:
a. In the Dark (1:02)
b. Focus on a beam, emptied of thinking outward… (11:10)

Complete Works for Cello
Mode Records/2014
a. reading: James Merrill; b. cello: Alexis Descharmes; a. recorded at the University of California San Diego, September 2014; b. recorded at Salle Cortet, Paris, July 2014; total time: 12:12

David Rosenboom: In the Beginning IV: (Electronic)
In the Beginning
New World Records/2012
Buchla & Associates 300 Series Electric Music Box; recorded live at Mills College, Oakland, California, October 18, 1980; composition year: 1980; time: 12:09

— FIN —

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