Martian Gardens Episode 1000

Martian Gardens Episode 1000
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 7, 2019
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Hour 1

Benjamin Boretz: One on One
Open Space 39 — Boretz/Hicks/Randall
Open Space/2019 (for download)
(for clarinet); clarinet: Hideo Kikuchi; recorded at sonorium, Tokyo, February 2019; composition year: 2017; time: 14:09

Barney Childs: Music for Contrabass and Friend
Heaven to clear when day did close
New World Records/2016
contrabass: Bertram Turetzky; 1930s model silver clarinet: Philip Rehfeldt; recorded at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California, January 2001; composition year: 1964; time: 6:29

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights
Movement 1: Howling Bamboo (2:45)
Movement 2: Fragility (1:00)
Movement 3: Dark Echoes (2:38)
Movement 4: Meeting our ancestors’ eyes (5:08)

Bamboo Lights
Bridge Records/2014
(for chamber orchestra); The Callithumpian Consort, conductor: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, October 1, 2013; composition year: 2013; time: 11:30

Congratulation, Lei Liang!  Winner of the 2020 Grawemeyer Award.

Harrison Birtwistle: An Interrupted Endless Melody
I. (3:00)
II. (3:20)
III. (2:02)

The Woman and the Hare
Black Box Music/2002
(for oboe and piano); members of the Nash Ensemble (oboe: Garthe Hulse; piano: Ian Brown); recorded at Hear No Evil Studio, London; composition years: 1990-1994; time: 8:22

Horatiu Radulescu: Pre-Existing Soul of Then, op. 76
The Complete Cello Works
Mode Records/2019
(for two cellos); cellos: Catherine Marie Tunnell; recorded at Hardstudios, Winterthur, Switzerland; composition years: 1992, 2003; time: 9:23

Hour 2

Wendy Richman: Scelsi Frammenti (L. Bunk)
New Focus Recordings/2019 (for download)
viola, voice: Wendy Richman; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York; Spring 2017; composer: Lou Bunk; composition year: 2010; time: 11:40

Giacinto Scelsi: Rücke di Guck
a. Part 1 (2:28)
b. Part 2 (3:00)
c. Part 3 (3:17)

Music for High Winds — The Scelsi Edition, Volume 3
Mode Records/2002
piccolo: Clara Novakova; oboe: Cathy Milliken; recorded in Chatillon, France; composition year: 1957; total time: 8:45

Jeffrey Hass: Liaisons
Music from SEAMUS*, Volume 2 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2019 (orig. SEAMUS/1993) (for download)
for computer-generated tape, sound sources: oboe key clicks, oboe multiphonics; remastering: Scott A. Wyatt, University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios; composition year: 1991; time: 5:08
*SEAMUS: Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

Robert Scott Thompson: Of Loriot and Memory
Of Loriot and Memory EP
Aucourant Records/2019
electronics: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia, 2019; composition year: 2019; time: 14:38

Alicyn Warren: Something Else Again
a. Opening (1:36)
b. Quasi cadenza (1:12)
c. Aloft (1:23)
d. Swinglow (1:40)
e. Emerge/Merge Closing (4:50)

CDCM Computer Music Series, Volume 29 (various artists)
Music from the Virginia Center for Computer Music
Centaur Records/1999
(for piano and computer); piano: Martin Goldray; recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, July 1998; composition year: 1996; total time: 11:21

Hour 3

Jenny Olivia Johnson: Dollar Beers (Redondo Beach ’96)
Don’t Look Back
Innova Recordings/2015
vocals: Megan Schubert; flutes: Jessica Schmitz; clarinets: Eileen Mack; bassoon: Andrew Delcios; violin: Todd Reynolds; cellos: Peter Gregson, David Russell, Melinda Menzes; guitars: Lisa Liu; electric guitar, didgeridoo: Dan Kozak; pianos: Isabelle O’Connell, Eliko Akahori, Jake Penn Kozak; percussion: Jude Traxler; electronics, percussion, synthesizer, lyrics: Jenny Olivia Johnson; conductor: Nathaniel Berman; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York; time: 9:55

Ned Bouhallassa: Las Vegas (from Urban Cuts)
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
(for cello, drum kit, fixed media); cello: Delphine Measroch; drums: Christian Olsen; narrator, text: Fortner Anderson; realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2005; premiered on December 10, 2005 at the Akousma Festival, Espace GO, Montréal, December 10, 2005; composition year: 2005; selection time: 9:31

Heiner Goebbels: Il Y A Des Jours
Ländschaft mit entfernten Verwandten
ECM New Series/2007
(for ensemble and electronics); members of Ensemble Modern (flutes: Dietmar Wiesner; double bass: Hans-Joachim Tinnefeld; cello: Eva Böcker; clarinets: Roland Diry; percussion: Rainer Römer), conductor: Frank Ollu; recorded at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre, Paris; October 2004; composition year: 2002; time: 1:52

Jerry Hunt/Karen Finley: Song Drape 4 — Think of me while you’re fucking her
Song Drapes
Tzadik Records/1999
(for two channels of electronic music, vocals); composer: Jerry Hunt; vocals, text: Karen Finley; recorded at Avatar and Foothills studios, New York City, 1999; time: 4:51

Coil: Circles of Mania
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1997 (orig. Force & Form LP/1986)
vocals, lyrics: John Balance; instruments, processing: Peter Christopherson, John Balance, Stephen E. Thrower; brass arrangement: Clint Ruin (J.G. Thirlwell); recorded at Sam Therapy, Paradise, Livingstone, and Guerrilla studios, London, 1986; time: 5:01

Roger Doyle: Johnny’s Body 002 (part 1)
Babel — Delusional Architecture (CD 3)
Silverdoor/1999 (for download)
vocals, text: Olwen Fouere; keyboards, programming, electronics: Roger Doyle; Babel project recorded at various locations in Europe and North America; composition years: 1981-199; selection time: 8:26

Philip Glass: I Feel the Earth Move (from Trial 2/Prison)
Einstein on the Beach
Nonesuch/1993 (orig. Tomato LP set/1979)
voice: Lucinda Childs; soprano saxophone: Jon Gibson; bass clarinet: Andrew Sherman; text: Christopher Knowles; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1993; composition year: 1975; time: 4:10

Morton Feldman: Selections from Three Voices
a. Snow Falls (2:28)
b. Chords (2:16)

Three Voices for Joan La Barbara
New Albion Records/1989
voices: Joan La Barbara; text: Frank O’Hara (Wind, 1957), recorded in Los Angeles; composition year: 1982; total selections time: 2:44

— FIN —

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