Martian Gardens Episode 1008

Martian Gardens Episode 1008
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 10, 2020
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Hour 1

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

David Hicks: Composite Sketches, in four movements
a. 1:59
b. 1:52
c. 2:43
d. 3:14

Open Space 38 — Pellegrini/Hicks/Friedl
Open Space/2019
violin: Matthew Woodard; viola: Scot Moore; cello: Andrew Borkowski; time: 9:48

Richard Carrick: “á cause du soleil” Flow Trio
The Flow Cycle for Strings
New World Records/2011
Either/Or (violin: Kuan-chang Lu; viola: Dov Scheindlin; cello: Eric Bartlett); recorded at the Roulette Intermedium, New York City, April 2, 2010; composition year: 2009; time: 11:23

Richard Carrick: Winter Guitars
Stone Guitars
New Focus Recordings/2014
electric guitars: Richard Carrick; recorded at the composer’s studio; composition year: 2014; selection time: 9:12

Anla Courtis/Mesami Kawaguchi/Rinji Fukuoka: Los Melanesios Que Vuelven
Ramen in Los Parlantes
Purfiva-Pataphysique Records/2018
electric guitars, piano, kalimba, violin, percussion: Courtis, Kawaguchi, Fukuoka; recorded in Tokyo, January 2015; time: 3:31

Giacomo Fiore: All in Twilight I
Colors (various composers)
Giacomo Fiore/2011
guitar: Giacomo Fiore; recorded in San Francisco, March 2011; composer: Tōru Takemitsu; composition year: 1998; selection time: 3:11

David Tanenbaum: Great American Guitar Solo (C. Curtis-Smith)
Great American Guitar Solo (various composers)
Nuema Records/1993
guitar: David Tanenbaum; recorded at Northeastern Digital Recordings, Southboro, Massachusetts, January 1993; composer: Curtis Curtis-Smith; composition year: 1982; time: 7:29

John Schneider/Just Strings: Serenado por Gitaro (L. Harrison)
Just Guitars
Bridge Records/2003
guitar: John Schneider; recorded at BRAT Productions, Studio 34, Woodland Hills, California, 2000-2001; composer: Lou Harrison; composition year: 1952; time: 1:49

Hour 2

Lansing McLoskey: The Dog in Dogma (Zealot Canticles X)
Zealot Canticles — An Oratorio for Tolerance
Innova Recordings/2018
The Crossing choral ensemble, director: Donald Nally; texts, commentary: Wole Soyinka; recorded St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, March 17-18, 2017; composition year: 2016; selection time: 2:13

George Crumb: Yoda, Prestissimo possibile  (from Mundus Canis: A Dog’s World)
Complete Crumb Edition 3 — 70th Birthday Album
Bridge Records/1999
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: George Crumb; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, October 1998; composition year: 1998; selection time: 1:32

R. Weis: Dog Choir
Dog Choir CD-R
R. Weis/2003
dog noises recorded by Robert Weis; processing: Robert Weis; premiered at the Pour L’Amour des Chiens,” Mona Bismarck Foundations, Paris, summer 2003; time: 3:03

Laurie Anderson: Walk the Dog*
Big Science — 2007 Reissue
Nonesuch Records/2007 (orig. Warner Bros. LP/1982)
vocals, violin, woodblocks: Laurie Anderson; drums: David Sharpe; flute, saxopphone, walkie-talkie, soprano whistle: Perry Hoberman; dog sounds: Brandy the dog;  Vocoder, Farfisa organ, tenor whistle: Roma Baran; recorded at The Lobby, New York City, 1981; time: 5:51
*first release: O Superman 7″ (One Ten Records/1981)

Dean Rosenthal: Duntara, Newfoundland, Canada
Editions Wandelweiser Records/2020
stones-into-water percussion: Gayle Young, Reinhard Reitzenstein; recorded at Duntara, Newfoundland, time: 1:56

Natasha Barrett: Wet and Gusty (Displaced:Replaced II)
empreintes DIGITALes/2001
field recordings gathered in western Norway; composed at the Natasha Barrett’s studio, Oslo, 2001; time: 1:42

Elizabeth Hoffman: Water Spirits
Intérieurs harmoniques
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
algorithmic processing of water sounds: Elizabeth Hoffman; realized at the composer’s studio in New York City, 2007-2011; premiered at the SEAMUS 2006 National Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, time: 10:41

Eleanor Hovda: Glosses/Glacier
Coastal Traces*
O.O. Discs/1997
electric bass with superball mallet: Jack Vees; composition year: 1991; time: 6:34
*reissued in The Eleanor Hovda Collection (Innova/2012)

Livebatts!: Waldes Rauchen
ANTS Records/2018
battery-driven keyboards, toys: John White; battery-driven keyboards, vocals: M.J. Coldiron; electric guitar, samples: Andrea Rocca; electrified flute: Nancy Ruffer; recorded at Baby Microbe Studio, 1990s, remastered 2018; time: 9:30

The Scratch Orchestra:
Pilgrimage from scattered scattered points on the surface
of the body to the brain, the inner ear, the heart, and the stomach

Not Necessarily “English” Music (various artists)
Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 11, 2001
Electronic Music Foundation/2002
The Scratch Orchestra; recorded in London, 1970; performance excerpt: 7:16

Hour 3

Haskell Small: selections from Pictures At An Exhibition (M. Mussorgsky)
a. Promenade (attacca) (1:37)
b. The Gnome (3:01)
c. Promenade (attacca) (1:08)
d. The Old Castle (4:58)

Renoir’s Feast (Small/Mussorgsky)
Museum Music/2006
piano: Haskell Small; recorded at Westmoreland Congregational Church, Bethesda, Maryland, July 2005; composer: Modest Mussorgsky; composition year: 1874; total selections time: 10:43

Francis Poulenc: Thème varié
Thème (1:18) —
I. Joyeuse (0:18)
II. Noble (1:00)
III. Pastorale (1:10)
IV. Sarcastique (0:30)
V. Mélancolique (0:54)
VI. Ironique (0:37)
VII. Elégique (1:29)
VIII. Volubile (0:36)
IX. Fantastique (0:29)
X. Sybilline (0:45)
XI. Finale (2:09)

Music for Piano (1918 – 1959)
Bridge Records/2015
piano: Aleck Karis; recorded at the Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, December 2014; composition year: 1951; total time: 11:15

Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Guanglingsan
Silvergrass & Other Orchestral Works
New World Records/2020
(for zheng and Chinese orchestra); Hsin-Fang Hsu: Zheng soloist; Little Giant Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Chih-Sheng Chen; recorded at National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei, August 2017; composition year: 2014; time: 11:31

Ingram Marshall: Now Canons (from Evensongs)
New Albion Records/1996
(for string quartet); Maia Quartet (violins: Tricia Park, Zoran Jakovcic; viola: Elizabeth Oakes; cello: Hannah Holman); recorded at SUNY Purchase, February 1996; composition year: 1992; selection time: 2:47

Bun-Ching Lam: selections from Omi Hakkei
I. Night Rain at Karasaki (2:41)
II. Awazu on a Fine Breezy Day (2:21)
III. Wild Geese Descending in Katata (2:31)

Heidelberg Concerts
Mutable Music/2011
flute: Angelika Bender; Dizi, xiao: Wolfgang Wendel; viola: Mariette Leners; erhu: Zhang Zhengfang; zheng: Xu Fengxia; harp: Isabelle Courret; conductor: BCL; recordded at the Portheim Palace of Heidelberg, Germany, October 26, 2009; composition year: 2000; total selections time: 7:33

China National Symphony Orchestra: Traditional Chinese Music
Shadow Magic — Motion Picture Soundtrack
Mode Records/2001
China National Symphony Orchestra, recorded June, 1999; time: 2:26

— FIN —

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