Martian Gardens Episode 979

Martian Gardens Episode 979
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 17-18, 2019
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Hour 1

NOTUS: Stravinsky Refracted
A musical setting of Amy Lowell’s poem Stravinsky’s Three Pieces ‘Grotesques’ for string quartet
Of Radiance & Refraction (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2018
soprano: Tabitha Burchett; countertenor: Michael Linert; tenor: Christopher Sokolowski; baritone: Erik Krohg; percussion: Marco Schirripa, Andrew Riley; organ: Brent Te Velde; violin: Ji Euen Hwang, Aviva Hakanoglu; viola: Haojian Wang; cello: Magdalena Sas; text Amy Lowell; composition year: 2015; recorded at the University of Indiana, Bloomington; time: 13:37

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture & Chorus — “The Black Cloud Rises”
from Eisenstein‘s Ivan the Terrible (1944)
Prokofiev Goes to the Movies
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor: Riccardo Muti; Ambrosian Singers, chorus master: John McCarthy, baritone: Anotoly Mokrenko; text: Vladimir Lugovskoy; composition years: 1942-1945; recorded in London; selection time: 3:21

Peter Gabriel: selections from Passion
a. Of these, hope (4:05)
b. Lazarus Raised (0:36)

Passion — Music for Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ
Geffen-Real World/1989
a. bass, percussion, flute whistle, Prophet 5 synthesizer: Peter Gabriel; talking drum: Massamba Dlop; double violin: Shankar; guitar: David Rhodes; arghul drone: Mustafa Abdel Aziz; b. Kurdish duduk, tenbur (players unknown); guitar: David Rhodes; sampled piano: Peter Gabriel; a. composer: Peter Gabriel; b. traditional Kurdish, Peter Gabriel; recorded at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, UK, 1988-1989; total selections time: 4:41

Steffen Schleiermacher: Das Tosen des Saunenden Echos
Ensemble Musikfabrik, conductor: Jean Deroyer; recorded at recorded at WDR Broadcasting, Wallrafplatz, Köln; August 22, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 14:25

Arnold Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, conductor: Hans Zender; Chor Der Frankfurter Singakademier, director: Theo Mölich; spoken voice: Roland Hermann; text: Schoenberg; recorded at Saarländische Rundfunk, Kongresshalle Saarbrücken, January 1977; composition year: 1947; time: 7:28

Lawrence Moss: Voyagers
New Dawn
Innova Recordings/2019
Composer’s Choir, conductor: Daniel Shaw; texts: Walt Whitman (Sail out for Good, Eidólon Yacht!; One Thought Ever at the Fore); recorded at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Recording Studio, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015-2018; composition year: 2018; time: 4:34

Hour 2

Edgar Guzmán: Apnea
New Focus Recordings/2011
acoustic guitar, fixed media: Edgar Guzmán; recorded at Querétaro, Mexico, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 7:59

Cesar Bolaños: Intensidad y Altura
Tensions at the Vanguard —
New Music from Peru (1948-1979) [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2012
magnetic tape: Cesar Bolaños; recorded at the Electronic Music Laboratory (CLAEM) at the Institute for Higher Studies in Music of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1964; composition year: 1964; time: 5:02

Leslie Stuck: Convolution
Cycling ’74/2003
for fixed media; recorded at IRCAM studios, Paris, samples: shō (Tanami Töno); violins (Barber Kummer, Stefan Latzko); viola (Frederike Latzko); cello (Marc Francoux); composition year: 1995; time: 9:11

Philip Perkins: Towel
At the Other End of the Day — Improvisations 2005 — 2008
Fun Music/2008
tapes, noises, electronics: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 4:46

Asmus Tietchens: How I Learned to Breathe (FT+ 2/1)
Crouton Music/2003
electroacoustic music derived from sounds by John Mueller; recorded at Audiplex Studios, Hamburg; time: 4:08

John Bischoff: Local Color
Audio Combine
New World Records/2012
electroacoustic music: John Bischoff; recorded by Philip Perkins at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, January 5, 2010/May 2, 2011; time: 11:47

Ruth Lomon:
a. Running with the Wolves (from Shadowing) [2:42)
b. Sweet Sixteen (poem) [1:58]

Ruth Lomon at 80
Neuma Records/2011
a. violin: Mark Latham; viola: Noralee Walker; cello: Sandi-Jo Malmon; piano: Eileen Hutchens; inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estes; composition year: 1995; b. speaker: Alexandra Borrie; text: Vera Weislitzova; composition year: 2003; a, b recorded at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, November 14, 2010; total selections time: 4:40

Hour 3

Steve Reich Sextet
I. Fast (10:59)
II. Moderate (4:13)
III. Slow (2:36)
IV. Moderate (3:11)
V. Fast (6:01)

Sextet – Double Sextet
Mode Records/2018
Ekkozone (vibraphone: Matthias Reumert; vibraphone, marimba, synthesizer: David Hildebrandt; marimba, bass drum, crotales, piano: Morten Friis; piano, synthesizer: Oscar Micaelsson; piano, synthesizer: Alexander Mckenzie); recorded at the Black Diamond, Copenhagen, September 15, 2016; composition year: 1984; total time: 27:00

Jon Forshee: Desiderata
Verses from the Aethersphere
Open Space/2019
(for brass trio); horn: Zara Rivera; trombone: Matt Barbier; tuba: Luke Storm; composition year: 2013; time: 5:56

Philip Glass: selections from Melodies
a. #1 (2:41)
b. #2 (1:41)
c. #3 (2:39)
d. #4 (1:41)

Three Pieces in the Shape of a Square
Bridge Records/2018
trumpet: Craig Morris; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 2013; composition year: 1995; arr. for trumpet: Keith Morris; total selections time: 8:43

Elliott Carter: Retracing III
Music of Elliott Carter, Volume 8
16 Compositions 2002-2009
Bridge Records/2010
trumpet: Jon Nelson; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, September 22, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 1:57

Adolfo Núñez: Cambio de Saxo
Music of Adolfo Núñez
Adolfo Núñez/2004
(for saxophone and tape); saxophone: Daniel Kientzy; recorded at the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea; composition year: 1989; time: 6:24

Joane Hétu: Jamais Froid — II Neige
Récits de Neige
Ensemble SuperMusique; voice: Hétu; text: Gilles Derome; recorded at Théâtre La Chapelle, winter, 2008; time: 2:25

— FIN —

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