Martian Gardens Episode 998

Martian Gardens Episode 998
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 19 & 21, 2019
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Hour 1

Jon Rose: selections from the Hyperstring Project
a. Hammer Horror (1:40)
b. Spikes (1:49)
c. Broken Bones (1:28)

The Hyperstring Project — New Dynamic of Rogue Counterpoint
ReR Megacorp/1999
interactive bow, MIDI bow, whipolin, strings, digital Steim, space violins, virtual violin: Jon Rose; total time: 8:02

Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements
a. Furtive Movements I (2:32)
b. Furtive Movements II (2:11)
c. Furtive Movements III (4:56)
d. Furtive Movements IV (3:42)

Hazy Heart Pump
New Focus Recordings/2019 (for download)
(for cello and percussion); cello: Ashley Bathgate; percussion: John Witrout; composition year: 2015; total time: 13:31

Robert Carl: Chamber Concerto for Guitar and 10 Instruments
The Calm Bee in the Busy Hive —
I. Building the Hive (8:00)
II. Songs, Dances, and Laments of the Hive (8:16)

The Geography of Loss
New World Records/2016  (for download)
solo guitar: Christopher Ladd; guitar 2: Don Hartington; vibraphone: Michael Anderson; flute: Michelle Stockman; clarinet: Brian Nekoloff; trumpet: Jess Turner; harp: Haley Hewitt; piano: Cihan Yucel; violin: Gwyneth Haydock; viola: Laura Krentzman; cello: Haeyoon Shin; conductor: Matthew Aubin; recorded at the Hartt School, Hartford, January 19, 2011; composition years: 2009, 2010; total time: 16:16

Robert Carl: Splectra, Part 2
Cold Blue Music/2019
(for harp and digital processing); harp: Alison Bjorkedal; recorded to Architecture Studios, July 2019; composition year: 2019; time: 6:33

David Behrman: Statement Against the War
My Dear Siegfried
XI Records/2005
speaker: Thomas Buckner; text: Siegfried Sassoon (“Statement Against the War,” July 1917); shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; trombone: Peter Zummo; keyboards, electronics: David Behrman; engineering, special effects: Tom Hamilton; recorded in 2003, composition years: 1979-2002; time: 6:51

Laurie Anderson:
a. Phosphenes (0:48)
b. The Cloud (2:12)

Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch Records/2015
words, lyrics, music, performance: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015, time: 3:00

Hour 2

Meredith Monk:
a. Cloud Code (3:31)
b. Autumn Variation (2:48)

Songs of Ascension
ECM New Series/2011
a. voices: Meredith Monk, Bruce Rameker, Katie Geissinger, Ching Gonzelez, Peter Sciscioli; shruti boxes: Allison Sniffin; violin: Todd Reynolds String Quartet (violins: Courtney Orlando, Todd Reynolds; viola: Nadia Sirota; cello: Ha-Yang Kim); b. Todd Reynolds String Quartet; alto saxophone: Bohdan Hilash; percussion: John Hollenbeck;  recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November 2009; total selections time: 6:19

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; new 2017 stereo mix; time: 13:18

George Crumb: Yesteryear*
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
mezzo-soprano: Tony Arnold; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: David Nelson; percussion: William Kerrigan; recorded at Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, June 2016; composition years: 2005, revised 2013; time: 10:59
*inspired by François Villon’s “Ballade des dames du temps jadis,” first stanza, last line —
“Mais où sont les neiges d’antan?”

Belated Happy 90th birthday, George Crumb!

David Crumb: Primordial Fantasy
Red Desert
Bridge Records/2015
(for solo piano and chamber ensemble); solo piano: Marcantonio Barone; oboe: Melissa Peña; clarinet: Louis DeMartino; horn: Lydia Van Dreel; harp: Laura Zaerr; percussion: Sean Wagoner; percussion: Plus Cheung; viola: Kathryn Lucktenberg; cello: Steven Pologe; bass: Tyler Abbott; conductor: Robert Ponto; recorded at Beall Hall, University of Oregon School of Music and Dance; October 27, 2013; composition year: 2002; time: 8:38

Kathleen Supové: Rama Broom (N. Didkovsky)
Eye to Ivory (various composers)
Starkland/2019 (for download)
piano: Kathleen Supové; composer: Nick Didkovsky; text: Kathleen Supové; composition year: 2000; time: 12:25

Hour 3

Péter Eötvös: Mese (Fairytale, abridged version)
Hungarian Electronic Music (various artists)
Creel Pone/2005 (orig. Hungarton LP/1979)
electroacoustic music: Péter Eötvös; recorded at WDR Studios, Köln, 1968; composition year: 1968; time: 12:25

Valerio Murat: Coppi*
Prix Trivium et Magisterium, Bourges 2006 (various artists)
Cultures électroniques XIX
Mnémosyne musique média/2006
(for string quartet, tape, live electronics, voice); Zephyr Quartet (violins: Belinda Gehlert, Emily Tuloch; viola: Jason Thomas; cello: Hilary Kleinig); voice: Giovanni Battista Fontana; text: Antonio Poce; composition year: 2006; time: 6:40
*in re: Fausto Coppi

Sophie Delafontaine: Respire marche pars va-t-en*
Accord ouvert
empreintes DIGITALes/2019
(for stereo fixed media); realized at the composer’s studio, Brussels, 2013; premiered at the ÉlectroBelge concert, Espace Senghor, Brussels; March 27, 2013; time: 9:48
*Breathe walk leave go away (Blaise Cendrars)

Mark Bokowiec: In the Cabinet Protozoa
MPS Music & Video/2018
electroacoustic music (sound sourced from geological locations in Iceland and Greece): Mark Bokowiec; realized at the composer’s Bodycoder System, University of Huddersfield, UK; time: 6:06

Brian Eno: Dawn, Marshland
Music for Films, Volume 2
Editions EG/1983
synthesizers, tapes, electronics, processing: Brian Eno, Roger Eno; recorded at Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Ontario; time: 3:14

David Monacchi: Fragments of Extinction
Eco-Acoustic Compositions
Electronic Music Foundation/2008
electronics, field recordings: David Monacchi; 8-channel sound installation recorded on the Jauperi River, Brazil, 2002; extract time: 10:06

— FIN —

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