Martian Gardens Episode 1004

Martian Gardens Episode 1004
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 12, 2020
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Hour 1

Musica Elettronica Viva: Stop the War (1st 1/2)
MEV 40
New World Records/2008
piano: Frederic Rzewski; VC3-Putney synthesizer, piccolo-trumpet, mbira thumb piano: Alvin Curran; trombone: Garrett List; percussion: Gregory Reeve; modular Moog synthesizer: Richard Teitelbaum; marimbaphone: Karl Berger; recorded at WBAI, New York City, December 31, 1972;  excerpt time: 22:25

In memory of Garrett List (September 10, 1943 – December 27, 2019)

Walter Zimmermann: Tophran (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: 11:01
*18th century Germanic folk dance

Enjott Schneider: Cri Muet (in Memoriam 13-11-2015)
Clair-Obscur — Colors of Saxophones
(for soprano saxophone, choir, and orchestra); soprano saxophone: Christopher Enzel; Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Vladimir Lande; recorded in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, summer 2018; composition year: 2016; time: 12:25

Ayman Fanous & Frances-Marie Uitti: Megrez
Mode Records/2019
bouzouki, classical guitar: Ayman Fanous; cello: Frances Uitti; recorded at Bias Studio, Springfield, Virginia, February 16, 2011; time: 4:04

Hour 2

Benjamin Boretz: Fantasy on an improvisation by Jim Randall
Open Space 40 — bab – jkr – erb
Open Space/2019
Bard Composer’s Ensemble (banjo: Hillary Hawke; mandolin: Joseph Brent; alto flute: T.J. Wible; English horn: Zachary Boening; violin: Scot Moore; cello: Eleanor Lee); recorded at Bard College; time: 5:41

J.K. Randall: ars antiqua — w/banjo
Ars Antiqua/A Garland of MIDI
Open Space/2008
digitally synthesized banjo sound: J.K. Randall; composition year: 2008; time: 3:39

Jane Rigler: Rewind
Neuma Records/2015
guitar, banjo, objects: Janet Feder; piano, farfisa organ, Nintendo video game device, keyboards; flute, electronics: Jane Rigler; percussion, electronics: Satoshi Takeishi; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, 2013-2014; time: 3:42

Helmut Lachenmann: Hauswand 4
Das Mädchen Mit Den Schwefelhölzern, Tokyo-Fassung 2000
ECM New Series/2005
SWR Sinfoniorchester, conductor: Sylvain Camberling; recorded at Konzerthaus Freiburg, July 2002; electronics realized at Experimentalstudio der Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung des WDR; time: 3:56

Luigi Nono: Orchestra and Piano Entry (from Como una ola de fuerza y luz)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; selection time: 4:20

Du Yun: Improvisation b — The Nāga
Dinosaur Scar
New Focus Recordings/2018
International Contemporary Ensemble, narrator, text: Du Yun, recorded at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2009; composition year: 2007; time: 2:28

Alistair MacDonald: Psychedelic Streams
Cabinets de curiosité
empreintes DIGITALes/2018
(stereo fixed media); realized at the Royal Scott Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), 2004; premiered at Standing Wave, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, for Reeling & Writhing Theatre Company, Glasgow, UK, October 7, 2004; time: 8:50

R. Weis: Floating Window
Glass In Your Ear
R. Weis/2019
electroacoustic music (sound sources: broken glass, broken crockery), Machfive Sampling Software and Digital Performer: Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; time: 3:38

Arthur Kreiger: Electronic Study, in Memoriam Vladimir Ussachevsky
Meeting Places
Albany Records/2003
(electronic tape); realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Columbia University; composition year: 1990; time: 6:29

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Computer Piece No. 1
Pioneers of Electronic Music (various artists)
New World Records/2006 (orig. CRI/1991)
(electronic tape); realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Columbia University; composition year: 1968; time: 3:42

Carey Nutman: Rough…Calm
Contrasts 3
MPS Music & Video/2019
electronic music: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK, time: 4:09

Hour 3

Mary Ellen Childs: selections from Wreck
a. First Wave (Part 1) (2:04)
b. First Wave (Part 2) (3:26)

Innova Recordings/2013
bass clarinet: Pat O’Keefe; violin: Laura Harada; cellos: Michelle Kinney, Jacqueline Ultan; percussion: Peter O’Gorman; recorded at Wild Sound Studio, Minneapolis, August – December, 2011; for Carl Fink’s Black Label Movement dance company; total selections time: 5:30

Kathleen Supové: Eye to Ivory (M.E. Childs)
Eye to Ivory (various composers)
Starkland/2019 (for download)
piano: Kathleen Supové; composer: Mary Ellen Childs; composition year: 2005; time: 15:19

Daniel Lippel: Detroit Rain Song Graffiti (S. Corbett)
Mirrored Spaces
New Focus Recordings/2019 (for download)
(for electric guitar); electric guitar: Daniel Lippel; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, November 19, 2011; composer: Sidney Corbett; composition year: 2014; time: 6:01

Heather O’Donnell: The Celestial Potato Fields (In memoriam Charles Ives) (S. Corbett)
Responses to Ives
Mode Records/2009
piano: Heather O’Donnell; recorded at Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln, January, 2008; composer: Sidney Corbett; composition year: 2004 (in memoriam Charles Ives); time: 10:07

Kudsi Erguner: Makam Ussak — Taksim
The Turkish Ney
Smithsonian Folkways/1990 (orig. UNESCO recording/1990)
ney: Makam Usshak; recorded at Antenna-Paris studio; composer: Kudsi Erguner; time: 2:18

Werner Durand: Panga
Schwingende Luftsäulen 2
Ants Records/2019
pan-ney, tenor saxophone, processing: Werner Durand; recorded in Berlin, Germany, 2016-2017; time: 13:27

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