Martian Gardens Episode 972

Martian Gardens Episode 972
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 21, 2019
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Hour 1

Coil: Cathedral in Flames
Force & Form/1984
synthesizers, electronics, vocals: John Balance, Peter Christopherson; recorded at Aosis (sic.) Studios, Bar Maldoror Studio, London, 1984; time: 4:39

Morton Subotnick: selections from The Other Piano
a. Within (Remembering Morty) (3:34)
b. Lullaby (9:24)

Complete Piano Works — Subotnick Volume 4
Mode Records/2018
piano: SooJin Anjou; electronics: Morton Subotnick; recorded in New York City, May 2014; composition year: 2007; total selections time: 12:58

Music from SEAMUS, Volume 2 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2019 (orig. SEAMUS/1994)
piano: Richard Cass; electronics: James Mobberley; composition year: 1991; time: 5:33

Robert Scott Thompson: Chaos Magic
Gold Flowers Bloom Mercury Petals
Aucourant Records/2009
synthesizers, electronics: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 2:26

J.K. Randall: ars antiqua — clarinet
Ars Antiqua/A Garland of MIDI
Open Space/2008
digitally synthesized clarinet sound: J.K. Randall; composition year: 2008; time: 3:39

Marianne Gythfeldt: On the Go (R. Morris)
Only Human (various composers)
Electroacoustic Works for Clarinet
New Focus Recordings/2018
clarinet: Marianne Gythfeldt; recorded at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 2003; composer: Robert Morris; composition year: 1999; time: 16:42

Catherine Lamb: selections from Overlays Transparent/Opaque
a. #5 (1:28)
b. #3 (2:28)

Atmospheres Transparent/Opaque
New World Records/2019
Ensemble Dedalus, Didier Aschour; recorded at Center Pompidou, Metz, France; July 2018; composition year: 2013; total selections time: 3:56

Hour 2

Elliott Sharp: The Skeptic
The Velocity of Hue
solo acoustic guitar: Elliott Sharp; recorded at zOaR Studios, New York City, June 2003,  time: 4:20

Elliott Sharp: The Hidden Variable
Mode Records/2018
Veni Academy (bassoon: Bálint Fábry; marimba: Lenka Novosedlíková; viola: Peter Dvorský; double bass: Jaanus Siniväli; clarinets: Branislav Dugovič; violin: David Daniel;  synthesizer: Fero Király; synthesizer, electronics, objects: Daniel Matej; synthesizer, piano: Ivan Šiller), conductor: Marián Lejava; electroacoustic guitar: Elliott Sharp; recorded July 2015, Kasárne/Kulturpark, Košice, Slovakia; composition year: 2014; time: 12:27

Marco Oppedisano: Frozen Tears
Brooklyn College Electro-Acoustic 2000-2001 (various artists)
Electro-Acoustic Music Club/2001
electroacoustic electric guitar, samples: Marco Oppedisano; time: 3:51

Seth Josel: Greaseball (E. Lyon)
Long Distance (various composers)
(for electric guitar and tape); electric guitar: Seth Josel; recorded at Slavin Electronic Music Studio of New College, University of South Florida, Sarasota, March 24, 1994; composer: Eric Lyon; composition year: 1992; time: 6:52

Anne LeBaron: Mirage
1, 2, 4, 3
Innova Recordings/2010
amplified violin: Leroy Jenkins; electric harp, live electronics: Anne LeBaron;recorded at Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2002; time: 6:59

James Tenney: from Changes
a. Study #46 (2:00)
b. Study #47 (1:58)
c. Study #48 (2:24)

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: 6:22

Peter Garland: Spring View
“The Nation is Ruined but the Mountains and Rivers Remain” (after Tu Fu)
After the Wars
Cold Blue Music/2015
piano: Sarah Cahill; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, December 19, 2014; composition years: 2007-2008; time: 4:53

Larry Polansky: The Casten Variation
Artifact Recordings/2002
piano: Sarah Cahill; recorded live, mixed by Larry Polansky and Tom Erbe, 2000; composition years: 1993-1994; time: 3:37

J.K. Randall: ars antiqua — w/banjo
Ars Antiqua/A Garland of MIDI
Open Space/2008
digitally synthesized banjo sound: J.K. Randall; composition year: 2008; time: 3:39

Hour 3

David Liptak: Ancient Songs
I. The Stars (5:38)
II. Aiken Drum (2:26)
III. Ghosts and Shadows (1:56)
IV. Death Song (4:37)
V. The Wreckage of the Moon (6:49)

Music of David Liptak
Bridge Records/2005
baritone: William Sharp; Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble (flute, piccolo: Sue Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin; clarinet, bass clarinet: Katherine Matasy; violin: Cyrus Stevens; cello: Michael Curry; piano: Donald Berman; percussion: Craig McNutt), conductor: Scott Wheeler; texts: I. trad. Passamaquoddy culture, Maine; II. trad. Scottish nursery rhyme; III. trad. African Pygmy culture; IV. trad. Papago culture, American Southwest; V. James Wright, “Having Lost my Sons, I Confront the Wreckage of the Moon, Christmas, 1960;  recorded at Sonic Temple Studio, Roslindale, Massachusetts, April 16, 2004; composition year: 1992; total time: 21:26

Peter Thoegersen: Irrational Quartet
Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality
New World Records/2019
synthesizer: Peter Thoegersen; recorded at the composer’s studio, Ventura, California, June 28, 2018; composition year: 2018; time: 30:17

Tom Guralnick: Tone Farm
Broken Dances for Muted Pieces
¿What Next? Recordings/1995
tenor and soprano saxophones, electronics: Tom Guralnick; recorded at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, January 1994; time: 2:11

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