Martian Gardens Episode 1025

Martian Gardens Episode 1025

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 28, 2020
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Hour 1

Roger Reynolds: Summer Island
The Paris Pieces
Neuma Records/1996
(for oboe and computer-generated tape); oboe: Jacqueline Leclair; recorded at Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 30, 1995; composition year: 1984; time: 11:28

Ingram Marshall: Holy Ghosts
Dark Waters
New Albion Records/2001
oboe d’amore: Libby Van Cleve; live digital delay processing: Ingram Marshall; recorded at St. Casimir’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut, June 14-15, 1998; composition year: 1995; time: 10:33

Daniel Goode: Ländler Land
New World Records/2014
cellos: Michael Finckel, Pitnarry Shin, Alexandra MacKenzie; pianos: Joseph Kubera, Sarah Cahill; recorded at René Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, New York City, November 10, 2000; composition years: 1999-2000; time: 7:19

Walter Zimmermann: Topan (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

Otto Luening: Synthesis for Orchestra and Electronic Sound
Composers Recordings, Inc.
/2010 (org. LP/1966)
Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: David Van Vactor; electronic sounds synchronized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1960; time: 7:59

Frank Zappa: Uncle Meat
The Yellow Shark
Barking Pumpkin/1993
(for chamber orchestra); Ensemble Modern, conductor: Frank Zappa; recorded on the European tour, September 1992; composition year: 1970; time: 3:24

Hour 2

Christine Groult: Vertiges
La condition captive
Trace Label/2007
electroacoustic music; inspired by the novels of Alain Bron; composition year; 2005; time: 6:19

Elliott Lupp: Hinge
Music from SEAMUS Vol. 29 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020
(for bowed dulcimer and live electronics); composition year: 2018; time: 6:32

Scott Smallwood: Variations on a Door (No Sigh)
a. Door 1 (1:49)
b. Door 2 (3:04)
c. Door 3 (1:29)

Desert Winds
Deep Listening/2002
field recordings, processing: Scott Smallwood (sound source: restroom door at the International Computer Music Conference, August 2000, Berlin); composition year: 2000; time: 7:22

Thomas Bailey: Separation Anxiety
60 x 60 2006-2007 (various artists)
Vox Novus/2008
electroacoustic music; time: 1:00

Jerry Tabor: lemon; birch
Electro Acoustic Music VII (various artists)
Neuma Records/2006
computer music: Jerry Tabor; composition year: 2002; time: 5:57

Lula Romero: Die Wanderung, part 1
Ins Offene
(for solo instrument and live electronics); accordion: Nerea Rodríguez (Vertixe Sonora), live electronics: Lula Romero; recorded at German Radio Chamber Music Hall, Köln, June 2018; composition years: 2012, 2013; selection time: 5:33

Pauline Oliveros: River of Folk Dance/Rios Folkloricos
Deep Listening/1998
accordion, Expanded Instrument System (EIS): Pauline Oliveros; time: 2:37

Thomas DeLio: …Transients
Selected Compositions (1991-2013)
Neuma Records/2013
electronic music on tape; composition year: 2011; time: 3:40

Kenneth Gaburo: Lemon Drops
Tape Play
Pogus Productions/2000
harmonic tone generator: Kenneth Gaburo; recorded at the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios; composition year: 1965; time: 2:51

John Cage: excerpt from Voiceless Essay
Ghosts and Monsters [various artists]
Technology and Personality in Contemporary Music
Leonardo Music Journal CD series, Volume 8

Electronic Music Foundation/1998
for four computer-generated tapes with 18 computer-generated mesostics; source text: Henry David Thoreau, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” recorded for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Herbst Theater, San Francisco, November 21, 1986; composition year: 1986; excerpt time: 3:44

Ruth Anderson: I come out of your sleep (excerpt)
Arc Light Editions/2020 (for download)
text-sound, processing: Ruth Anderson; sound source: vowel sounds from Louise Bogan‘s poem Little Lobelia; composition year: 1979, revised 1997; excerpt time: 6:00

Hour 3

Eighth Blackbird: These Broken Wings, part 1 (D. Lang)
Singing in the Dead of Night (Lang/Wolfe/Gordon)
Çedille Records/2020
Eighth Blackbird (flutes, auxiliary piano, metals: Nathalie Joachim; clarinet, bass clarinet, auxiliary piano: Ken Thomson; violin, guitar, auxiliary piano, metals, sandpaper: Matt Albert; cello, harmonica, metals, sandpaper: Nick Photinos; percussion, accordion, metals, sandpaper: Matthew Duvall; piano, accordion, metals, sandpaper: Lisa Kaplan); recorded at the Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago; September-October, 2019; composer: David Lang; composition year: 2008; time: 3:36

Bang On A Can: City Walk
The Carbon Copy Building — A Comic Strip Opera
Cantaloupe Music/2006
electric guitar: John Benthal; percussion: David Cossin; Keyboards: Martin Goldray; woodwinds: Bohdan Hilash; vocal (delivery boy): Theo Bleckmann; composers: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe; text, drawings: Ben Katchor; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, August 2000; composition year: 1999; time: 5:39

Steven Mackey: First Crossing
Heavy Light
New World Records/2004
electric guitar: Steven Mackey; MOSIAC (flute: Zizi Mueller; cello: Michael Fincekl; piano: Emma Tahmizian; percussion: Daniel Druckman); recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University; December 2003; composition year: 2001; selection time: 4:36

Steven Mackey: A Matter of Life and Death III & IV
Open Space 4 (Mackey/Randall)
Open Space/1993
amplified piano: Steven Mackey; recorded May 1987, Princeton University; time: 3:00

Paula Matthusen: in absentia
Pieces for People
Innova Recordings/2015
(for violin, piano, glasses, and miniature electronics); violin: Todd Reynolds; piano: Yvonne Troxler; composition year: 2008; time: 4:08

Noah Creshevsky: Breathless*
Who — Electroacoustic Music
Centaur Records/2000
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1997; time: 5:08
*Dedicated to Ruth Anderson and Annea Lockwood

Paul Lansky: Notjustmoreidlechatter
More Than Idle Chatter
Bridge Records/1994
MicroVAX II computer, linear predictive coding (for speech), granular synthesis, stochastic techniques: Paul Lansky; created at Princeton University, 1988; time: 7:57

Philip Glass/Robert Wilson: Spaceship* (excerpt)
Philip Glass Introduced by Philip Glass
members of the Philip Glass Ensemble (flute: Jon Gibson; tenor saxophone: Richard Peck; bass clarinet: Andrew Sterman; solo violin: Gregory Fulkerson; solo soprano: Patricia Schuman; chorus: Kristin Norderval, Lisa Bielawa, Marion Beckenstein, Michele A. Eaton, Eric W. Lamp, Jeffrey Johnson, John Koch, Gregory Purnhagen, Jeff Kensmoe, Peter Stewart, Elsa Higby; Katie Geissinger, Margo Gezarilian Grib; conductor: Michael Riesman; recorded at the Looking Glass Studios, New York City, 1993; composition year: 1995; excerpt time: 7:14
*From Einstein on the Beach

David Behrman: Fishing for Compliments (excerpt)
Unforeseen Events
XI Records/1991
electronics: David Behrman; mutantrumpet: Ben Neill; composition year: 1990; excerpt time: 4:00

— FIN —

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