Martian Gardens Episode 987

Martian Gardens Episode 987
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 21-22, 2019
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Hour 1

Laurie Spiegel: Remembering Home
60 x 60 — 2006/2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
electric banjo, signal processing: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 2006; time: 1:00

Carey Nutman: Chips that Pass in the Night
Contrasts 3
MPS New Music & Video/2019
computer music: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; composition year: 2019; time: 9:25

Lou Cohen: Homage to Cage
Pogus Prodcutions/2013
computer music: Lou Cohen; composed for the Bohlen-Pierce Symposium, Boston, March 2010; time: 8:43

Dimitri Voudoris: ΑΛΘ=Φ (excerpt)
Pogus Productions/2010
TTS (text-to-speech synthesis) with computer-assisted processing for 24-speaker interactive robot ensemble ΘΩΡΑΞ a designed space for live performance; composition years: 2005–2008; excerpt time: 10:00

Sophie Delafontaine: Creux-de-Van
Accord Ouvert
empreintes DIGITALes/2019
(for fixed media); realized at the composer’s studio, Brussels, Belgium, 2014; premiered at ÉlectroBelge at Espace Senghor concert, Brussels; time: 11:56

Alvin Curran: A Foggy Day (In London Town)
Endangered Species (various composers)
New World Records/2018
Yamaha Disklavier computerized piano: Alvin Curran; composers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin; arr. Alvin Curran; composition year: 1937; time: 7:04

Nick Didkovsky: Meat
Hallways — Eleven Musicians and HMSL (various artists)
Frog Peak Music/1993
electric guitar, software: Nick Didkovsky; time: 4:15

Larry Polansky: The World’s Longest Melody — Piano Study #5
Hallways — Eleven Musicians and HMSL (various artists)
Frog Peak Music/1993
piano: Larry Polansky; recorded at the Bregman Electroacoustic Music Studio, Dartmouth College; time: 2:16

Hour 2

Andrew Conklin: Field Reports
I. Russian Hymn
II. Granny Does Your Dog Bite

Field Reports
New Focus Recordings/2019
voices: Lynn Kiang, Valerie Madamba, Tina Šćepanović; bass: Kurt Kotheimer; percussion: Russell Greenberg, Sam Ospovat; recorded at Figure 8 Studios, Brooklyn, winter 2016; composers: trad./Andrew Conklin; field recordings: Library of Congress collection “California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties,” Sidney Robertson Cowell, Works Progress Administration, 1938; selection time: 5:33

Howard Shore: 9 PM*
Collector’s Edition Vol. 1
Howe Records/2009
synthesizers, electronics: Howard Shore; composition year: 1985; time: 3:18
*incidental music for Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours

Eric Chasalow: This Way Out
Are You Radioactive, Pal?
Electroacoustic Music by Eric Chasalow
Suspicious Motives Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Eric Chasalow (sound source: “cheesy” MIDI presets); record at Brandeis Electroacoustic Music Studios, 1991; time: 4:32

Paula Matthusen: Limerence
Pieces for People
Innova Recordings/2015
(for soloist, electronics, processing); banjo: James Moore; recorded at Soft Landing Studios, Brooklyn, composition year: 2008; time: 6:14

Emmanuel Nunes: Musivus, Section 1
(for orchestra in four groups); WDR Sinfonieorchester, conductor: Emilio Pomàrico; recorded at Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Köln, premiered at Philharmonie Köln, March 31, 2001; composition year: 1998, revised 2001; selection time: 11:14

Henri Pousseur: Trois visages de Liège, part 3 — Forges
Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-1972
Sub Rosa/2016
electronic music/musique concrete on tape; composition year: 1961; selection time: 8:55

TriAngular Bent: Set 1B
TriAngular Bent
TriAngular Bent Records/2016
computer, electronics, gong: Don Preston; bent circuits: Jeff Boynton; computer, electronics: Philip Mantione; recorded at the California Institute for the Arts-Inland Empire, San Bernardino; time: 13:01

Hour 3

Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus (Measure 290 to Measure 557)
For Bunita Marcus
Mode Records/2019
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Teldex Studio, Berlin, Germany, October 2007; composition year: 1985; excerpt time: 10:07

Fred Lerdahl: Three Diatonic Studies
I. Chasing Goldberg* (2:02)
II. Cyclic Descent (3:41)
III. Scalar Rhythms (2:31)

Fred Lerdahl Volume Four
Bridge Records/2013
piano: Mirka Vitiala; recorded at Carl Nielsen Hall, Odense Koncerthaus, Odense, Denmark, May 2012; composition years: 2004 – 2009; total time: 8:19
*based on J.S. Bach’s “Aria,” Goldberg Variations (1741)

Andrew Imbrie: Short Story
New Music Series Volume 3 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1993
piano: Leslie Amper; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, November 1990; composition year: 1982; time: 10:30

John Cage: Swinging
The Works for Piano 10
Mode Records/2018
piano: Thomas Schultz; recorded at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, March 2014; composition year: 1989; time: 0:57

György Kurtág: In Nomine — all’ongherese (Damjanich emlékmű)
Zwiegespräche (Holliger/Kurtág)
ECM New Series/2019
English horn: Heinz Holliger; Schweizer Radio DRS Studio Zürich; composition year: 2001; time: 4:58

Elaine Barkin: “…out of the air…”
Open Space 34 — Elaine R. Barkin
Open Space/2018
(for basset horn, 4-track tape, and graphic score); basset horn (alto clarinet in F): Georgina Dobrée; composition year: 1988; time: 8:51

Joseph Celli: Extended Oboe (E. Schwartz)
Organic Oboe
O.O. Discs/1991 (orig. LP/1978)
(for oboe and electronic tape); oboe: Joseph Celli; composer: Elliott Schwartz; composition year: 1973; time: 9:24

— FIN —

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