Martian Gardens Episode 1018

Martian Gardens Episode 1018

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 3, 2020
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Hour 1

John Aylward:  selections from Angelus
I. What is Possible (8:55)
II. Angelus Novus (2:29)
III. Dream Images (3:54)

New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
Ecce Ensemble (voice: Nino Guo; flutes: Emi Ferguson; oboe: Hassan Anderson; clarinets: Barret Ham; violin: Pala Garcia; cello: Sam Budish; percussion: Sam Budish), conductor: Jean-Philippe Wurtz; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2019; text: I. Adrienne Rich; II. Walter Benjamin; III. Friedrich Nitetzsche, The Will to Power, §603; composition years: 2014-2019; total selections time: 11:24

Sarah Maria Sun: Got Lost, Part I (H. Lachenmann)
Modern Lied
Mode Records/2017
soprano: Sarah Maria Sun; piano: Jon Philip Schulze; texts: Friedrich Nietzsche (Die fröhliche Wissenschaft [The Gay Science], 1882); recorded at Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, February 2016; composer: Helmut Lachenmann; composition years: 2007-2008; excerpt time: 3:31

Lark Quartet: The Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground (A. Weesner)
I. Early Days (2:29)
II. Music in five pulses (how you broke my heart) (3:39)
III. Parenthetical blues (timing is everything) (1:19)
IV. A few questions for Arnold (2:32)
V. Parenthetical folk song (1:29)
VI. Music in five pulses (how we used to dance) (2:42)
VII. Lament (3:19)
VIII. Oh, to live in a world symphonic (7:15)

A Farewell Celebration (various artists)
Bridge Records/2019
(for clarinet and string quartet); clarinet: Romie de Guise-Langlois;  Lark Quartet (violins: Deborah Buck, Basia Danilow; viola: Kathryn Lockwood; cello: Carol Stinson); recorded at the Recital Hall of the Purchase College Conservatory, Purchase, New York, April 5, 2019; composer: Anna Weesner; composition year: 2018; total time: 24:23

Craig Pepples: String Quartet No. 1
Open Space 42 (Boretz/Pepples)
Open Space/2020
Mivos String Quartet (violins: Olivia De Prato, Maya Bennardo; viola: Victor Lowrie Tafoya; cello: Tyler J. Borden); recorded at Oktaven Audio; composition year: 2014; total time: 8:27

Hour 2

Roger Eno and Brian Eno: Obsidian
Mixing Colours
Deutsche Grammophon/2020
keyboards: Roger Eno; programming: Brian Eno; time: 5:06

Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke: Canon II (from the Tao of Physics)
Variations for Organ, Keyboard, and Processors
Multimood Records/1999
organ: Willem Tanke; recorded at the St. Willibrord Church and the Onze-Lieve-Wrour ten Hemelopneming Chuch, Maurik, The Netherlands; further variations and production: Vidna Obmana; Serenity Studio, 1998-1999; selection time: 5:00

Frances White: Walk through “Resonant Landscape” No. 2
Centre Bridge — Electroacoustic Works
Mode Records/2007
(electronic soundscape) sounds recorded in the woods and marshes around Princeton, New Jersey, 1990; sound treatments: Frances White, 1992; time: 9:55

Robert Scott Thompson: Suite Automatic
Belfast Imagined — Soundscapes
Aucorant Records/2012
electroacoustic music: RST (sound sources: urban and natural environs of Northern Ireland); time: 8:34

R. Weis: Shattering Light
Cassette Assembled — Scores for Dances — 1991-1993
tapes, samplers: Robert Weis; choreographed for seven dancers in modular dances; presented as part of “Movements Research at Judson Church,” New York City, 1991; time: 13:18

Noah Creshevsky: Ossi di morte
Mutable Music/2003
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1997; time: 11:28

Hour 3

Fred Frith: The Previous Evening, Part I (Homage to John Cage)
The Previous Evening
ReR Megacorp/1997
all instruments (except as specified), tape manipulations, voice: Fred Frith; clarinets: Christian Kaya; percussion: Heike Liss; voice: Bernd Weber; recorded at Studio Grodon, Munich, Spring 1993;  composition year: 1993; time: 19:20

Charles Dodge: Cascando –A realization of Samuel Beckett’s radio play
Charles Dodge — A Retrospective 1977–2009
New World Records/2010
Opener: John Nesci; Voice: computer synthesis based on a reading by Steven Gilborn; Music: computer synthesis based on the character Voice; composition year: 1977; time: 32:38

Philip Perkins: Salzburg Street
Choral Works and the Apsaras
Artifact Recordings/2005
environmental sounds and choir recorded in Salzburg, Austria, Christmas time; time: 2:39

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