Martian Gardens Episode 971

Martian Gardens Episode 971
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 10-11, 2019
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Hour 1

Eyeless in Gaza: Lights of April
Drumming the Beating Heart/Pale Hands I Loved So Well
Cherry Red/1996 (orig. LP/1982)
vocals, lyrics, instruments, electronics, noises: Peter Becker, Martyn Bates; time: 2:20

Sylvia Smith: A Flower (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
intoning voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1950; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; time: 3:26

Coil: The Last Rites of Spring
Gold is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders)
Threshold House/1987
electronics, tapes, samples: Peter Christopherson, John Balance; recorded at Steven Stapleton’s Bar Maldoror studio (location unknown); composer: Igor Stravinsky; composition years: 1911-1912; arrangement, distortions: Coil; time: 1:53

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: (excerpts from) The Rite of Spring
Dawn of the Cycads
The Complete Ace of Hearts Recordings 1983-1987
Cuneiform Records/2008
performed by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (Roger Miller, Erik Lindgren, Martin Swope, Rick Scott) with Michael Cohen (percussion); recorded at Downtown Sounds, Boston, 1983-1984; composer: Igor Stravinsky; composition years: 1911-1912; arr: BSOTM; time: 6:50

Lorenzo Ferrero: Primavera che non vi rincresca
Le Saisons (GMEB 1972 — IMEB 2002) (various artists)
electroacoustic music: Lorenzo Ferrero; realized at Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges, 1972; time: 18:02

Chaya Czernowin: Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (Maidenhair Fern) II
Adiantum Capillus-Veneris — Etudes in Fragility for Voice and Breath
mezzo-soprano, respiration (amplified): Inbal Hever; recorded at Kammermusiksaal, Köln, April 2016; composition year: 2015; selection time: 8:19

Pierre-Yves Artaud: Traits Suspendus (P. Méfano)
Contemporary Flute Music (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
(for amplified contrabass flute); contrabass flute: Pierre-Yves Artaud; recorded at the Paris Conservatory, January 1991; composer: Paul Méfano; composition year: 1980; time: 4:20

Karlheinz Stockhausen: selections from Kurzwellen, Page 2
a. Beginning of page event followed by instrumental quartet (0:44)
b. Radio followed by instrumental duo (2:03)

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: 2:47
*Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image

Hour 2

Kenneth Gaburo: Mouthpiece II
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
voice, text, tapes: Kenneth Gaburo; recorded at the Lewis Studio at the University of Iowa, Iowa City; composition year: 1992; time: 9:09

Ron Nagorcka: Dawn in the Wombat Forest
Atomic Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
violin: Liza Lim; clavichord, didgeridoo, electronics, field recordings: Ron Nagorcka; composition year: 1985; time: 11:41

Jon Forshee: Sigil
Verses from the Aethersphere — Speculative Music of John Forshee
Open Space/2018
piano: Joshua Charney; composition year: 2015; time: 15:00

Barton McLean: Magic at Xanadu (MAX)
Innova Recordings/2010
composed and performed by Barton McLean on his Composer’s Playpen software written in MAX language. recorded at the composer’s studio, Petersburg, New York, compostion year: 2008; time: 8:53

James Tenney: from Changes
a. Study #10 (2:06)
b. Study #11 (2:00)

Changes — 64 Studies for 6 Harps
New World Records/2018
harps: Alison Bjorkedal, Ellie Choate, Elizabeth Huston, Catherine Litaker, Amy Shulman, Ruriko Terada; conductor: Nicholas Deyoe; recorded at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, November 24-26, 2017; composition year: 1985; total selections time: 5:10

James Tenney: Harmonium No. 3
Postcard from Heaven
Music for Harp by Cage, Coates, Tcherepnin, & Tenney
New World Records/2015
harps: Susan Allen, Ellie Choate, Marilu Donovan; recorded at the California Institute of the Arts, July 1-2, 2014; composition year: 1980; time: 4:31

Hour 3

George Cacioppo: Mod 3
Advance of the Fungi
Mode Records/2006
(for flute, percussion, and contrabass); Ensemble 2e2m; Atelier de Musique Contemporaine du CNR (Regional Conservatory) de Versailles; composition year: 1963; time: 5:23

Haruka Fujii: For Lily (M. Ishii)
New Focus Recordings/2013
(for marimba and four percussions) Haruka Fujii, Masao Yamashita, Keiko Nishikawa, Rika Fujii, Matsuko Fujii; composer: Maki Ishii; composition year: 1988; time: 12:11

Susie Ibarra Trio: Trance No. 2
Songbird Suite
Tzadik Records/2002
drums, percussion: Susie Ibarra; programming: Ikue Mori; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York; time: 2:28

Bill Alves: Spectral Motion
The Terrain of Possibilities
Synclavier II music system: Bill Alves; composition year: 1988; time: 5:47

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
a. Fast (6:39)
b. Slow (3:16)
c. Fast (5:03)

Steve Reich/Third Coast Percussion
Çedille Records/2016
Third Coast Percussion (David Skidmore, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, Sean Connors); recorded at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, December 2014; composition year: 2009; total time: 14:58

Formosa Quartet: Four Taiwanese Folk Songs (Wei-Chieh)
a. Seaport Goodbye (3:24)
b. Hengchun Folksong (1:13)
c. Dark Sky (1:36)
d. Rain Night Flower (4:25)

From Hungary to Taiwan (various composers)
Bridge Records/2018
Formosa Quartet (violins: Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee; viola: Che Yen Chen; cello: Deborah Pae); recorded at Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, October, 2017; composer: Wei-Chieh Lin; composition year: 2016; total time: 10:38

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