Martian Gardens Episode 1003

Martian Gardens Episode 1003
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 5, 2020
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Hour 1

Robert Scott Thompson: The Widening Gyre
Messages from Maggie’s Garden
Aucourant Records/2019
clarinet: F. Gerard Errante; electronics: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 1999; time: 8:00

F. Gerard Errante: Yasashii Kazé (Gentle Wind) (D. Quin)
I. (2:30)
II. (2:34)
III. (2:33)
IV. (2:30)
V. (2:34)

Shadows of Ancient Dreams (various composers)
Ravello Records/2012 (orig. Capstone/1997)
clarinet: FGE; electronics, tapes: Douglas Quin; recorded at Chandler Recital Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; composer: Douglas Quin; composition year: 1993; total time: 12:41

David Gunn: Les Visions de Bellimar
The Third Highway
Vermont Virtuosi members (flutes: Laurel Anne Maurer; piano: Claire Black; viola: Tatiana Trono); recorded in Williston, Vermont; composition year: 2004, revised 2012; time: 12:31

Charles Amhirkhanian: A Rimsky Business (from Pianola: Pas de mains)
New World Records/2019
Kurzweil KS 2500 X synthesizer: Charles Amirkhanian; Imperial Bösendorfer grand piano, piano rolls (Rimsky-Korsakov, The Flight of the Bumblebee): Rex Lawson; recorded at Dulwich College, London; Arts Plural studio, El Cerrito, California; Bellagio ElectroAcoustic Studio (BEAMS), Bellagio, Italy; composition year: 1997; time: 4:43

Johanna Beyer: Bees
Sticky Melodies
New World Records/2008
piano: Peter Dumsday; recorded in Melbourne, Australia, November 2007; composition year: unknown (c. 1930s); time: 0:54

Rachmaninoff: The Flight of the Bumble Bee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
A Window In Time – Rachmaninoff Performs His Solo Piano Works
piano: Sergei Rachmaninoff (recorded on piano rolls by Rachmaninoff c. 1920s); digital processing program: Wayne Stahnke, recorded at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, Los Angeles, August 27, 1996; composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan); composition years: 1899-1900; time: 1:16

Poul Ruders: selections from Cembal d’ Amore, Second Book
a. Prologue (0:56)
b. Allemande (3:44)
c. Corrente I (2:24)
d. Corrente II (0:51)

Poul Ruders Edition Volume 15
Bridge Records/2019
Quattro Mani (harpsichord: Steven Beck; piano: Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Recital Hall, Colorado College, October 2016; composition year: 1986; total selections time: 8:00

Hour 2

Roger Doyle: selection from The Morning Show
a. You must be in (2:53)
b. Big Headline. Some outtakes. Some tunes (1:12)
c. President Hillary and the Sherpas (2:53)
d. Traffic. The more you do it. Frantic Yoyos (2:09)
e. Walter Ego’s Weekend  (4:13)

CD 4 — Earth at Full-Moon
William Monigold as Big Bob Mubarek (writer, performer; other writing/performing personnel: Tim Brady, Helen Bledsoe, Eoghan Nolan, Risteard Cooper, David Heap, Roger Doyle, Finn MacGinty, Peter Vollebregt; composition years: 1989-1999; recorded at various locations in the British Isles, Europe, and North America; total selection time: 13:19

Negativland: selections from Moribund Music of the ’70s (Part Two)
a. Off-air comments #1, Household Vocable, Wrong Cues, Is he stoned? Etc…(4:27)
b. News Headlines, More Wrong Cues, Top 10 countdown (6:15)

Moribund Music of the ’70s — Over the Edge Vol. 4
Seeland/2001 (orig. SST release/1990)
Don Joyce as Dick Vaughn; Negativland: Mark Hosler, David Wills, Peter Conheim, Jon Leidecker, Ian Allen, Don Joyce, Richard Lyons; recorded for the Negativland radio program Over the Edge, KPFA, Berekely; 1983-1990; total selections time: 10:42

Robert Ashley: Eagle Tearing Hearts Out of Chests (Act IV)
Foreign Experiences
Lovely Music, Ltd./2006
(for two voices and MIDI-generated orchestra); voices: Sam Ashley, Jacqueline Humbert; voices recorded by Gustavo Matamoros; synthesized orchestra recorded by Sam Ashley; MIDI-driven orchestra: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; text: Tom Hamilton; background voices: Robert Ashley, Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Marghreta Cordero, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara, Amy X. Neuberg; background voices recorded by Tom Hamilton; composition year: 2006; time: 18:00

Gann on Ashley

J.K. Randall: Three works for MIDI —
a. Across Lapland (2:53)
b. My Prayer for Bella (4:10)
c. The Persistence of Memory, for Giselle (3:15)

Open Space 39 (Boretz/Randall/Hicks)
Open Space/2019
MIDI-generated electronic music: J.K. Randall; composition years: c. 2009-2012; total time: 9:23

Hour 3

Lawrence Moss: Dreams by Day and Night
a. On Viewing a Waterfall (2:43)
b. On Drinking Wine (4:21)
c. On Hearing a Flute on a Spring Night (2:41)

New Dawn
Innova Recordings/2019
soprano: Danielle Talamantes; flute: Sarah Eckman McIver; percussion: Lee Hinkle; piano: Joel Ayau;  texts: Li Bai; recorded at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Recording Studio, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015-2018; composition year: 2014; total time: 9:39

Walter Zimmermann: Phran (from Ländler* Topographien)
Lokale Musick 1977-1981
Mode Records/2019
(for orchestra); Frankfurt Radio Sinfonie Orchester, conductor: Cristobal Halffter; recorded live at Hessischen Rundfunk, Frankfurt; March 28, 1981; composition years: 1977-1981; selection time: 12:58
*18th century Germanic folk dance

a•pe•ri•od•ic: Triadic Expansions (2) [K. Kumpf)
for a•pe•ri•od•ic
New Focus Recordings/2019 (for download)
violin, auxiliary instruments: Billie Howard; flute, auxiliary instruments: Eliza Bangert; bass clarinet, clarinet, auxiliary instruments: Jeff Kimmel; voice, auxiliary instruments: Kenn Kumpf; French horn, auxiliary instrument: Matthew Oliphant; piano, auxiliary instruments: Nomi Epstein; cello, auxiliary instruments: Nora Barton; voice, bassoon, auxiliary instruments: Robert Reinhart; composer: Kenn Kumpf; recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago; time: 11:54

Nikos Stavropoulos: Polychoron
empreintes DIGITALes/2019
(for fixed media 5.1 channels); realized at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK, summer 2007; premiered at Concert 12, ÉuCuE 26th Concert Series, Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University, Montreal, February 8, 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 9:21

Paul Lansky: selections from Threads
VI. Chorus II (2:26)
VII. Aria III (3:16)
VIII. Recitative III (2:12)
IX. Chorus III (3:17)

Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total selections time: 11:13

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