Martian Gardens Episode 1032

Martian Gardens Episode 1032

Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 30, 2020
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Hour 1

Craig Pepples: Monkeys at Play
In Memoriam Paul Zukofsky (various composers)
Musical Observations, Inc./2020
(for two pianos); piano: Aaron Likness, Andrew Zhou; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, August 2019; composition year: 2013; time: 19:00

Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts (‘Tis a Gift to be Simple)
American Gifts — For Marimba Duo (various composers)
Bridge Records/2020
marimbas: Jack Van Geem, Nancy Zeltsman; composition year: 1848; arr. Penny Rodriguez; recorded at Richard Ortner Recital Hall, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, May 2018; time: 2:14

Lyle Mays: Mindwalk
Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba (various artists)
Bridge Records/2009
marimba: Nancy Zelsman; recorded at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2009, St. Lawrence University Conservatory, Appleton, Wisconsin, July 3, 2009; composition year: 2009; time: 5:59

Gunther Schuller: Three Small Adventures
Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba (various artists)
Bridge Records/2009
marimba: Jack Van Geem; recorded at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2009, St. Lawrence University Conservatory, Appleton, Wisconsin, July 3, 2009; composition year: ?; time: 4:02

Carrie Rose: Gesto (H. Brün)
Books of Flutes
11 West Records/2008
(for piccolo and piano); piccolo: Carrie Rose; piano: Thomas Moore; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008; composer: Herbert Brün; composition year: 1965; time: 3:40

Jane Rigler:
a. Pulsar 1 (2:56)
b. Multiversed (1:35)

Neuma Records/2015
piccolo: Jane Rigler; recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado; 2013-2014; total time: 4:31

Larry Polansky: Glockentood II
These Are the Generations
New World Records/2020
glockenspiel, vocal: Chris Clarino; text: Grace Paley; recorded at Conrad Prebys Music Center, University of California San Diego, November 5, 2019; composition years: 2004, 2019; time: 1:38

Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin: Duo No. 7
voices: Katt Atchley, Ron Heglin; recorded in Berkeley, sound designer: Philip Perkins; California, January 16, 2018; time: 3:53

Philip Perkins: m2
Yeah Machine
Live performances using recorded, made, found, purchased, and stolen sounds, 2016-2019
Artifact Recordings/2019
all sounds: Philip Perkins; total selections time: 1:59

Hour 2

Anthony Gatto: Wise Blood Scene 3
a. The Church Without Christ needs a new Jesus (4:23)
b. Onnie Jay Holy (10:46)

Wise Blood
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
David Echelard as Onnie Jay Holy; Jason Paul Andrews as Enoch Emery; Martin Bakari as Haze Motes; Holly Hansen as Sabbath Lily Hawks; Michael Sommers as the potato-peeling machine hawker; Brian Major as Asa Hawks; The Adam Meckler Orchestra, conductor: David Bloom (trumpets, flugelhorns: Adam Meckler, Tom Krochock, cameron Kinghorn; trombone: Nick Syman; bass trombone: Jenn Werner; euphonium: Eric Ebeling; tuba: Nelson Devereaux; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone: David Hirsch; alto saxophone: Gus Sandberg; tenor saxophone: Angela Hirsch; baritone saxophone and piccolo: Kameron Markworth; bass: Steven Hobert; piano and accordion: Erik Barsness; percussion: Reid Kruger); libretto adapted from Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood; recorded in Minneapolis; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 15:26

Mark Applebaum: The Bible Without God (Parts 1-2)
a. Part 1 (3:28)
b. Part 2 (2:30)

The Bible Without God
Innova Recordings/2006
Mouseketier*, live electronics: M. Applebaum, additional performers: Applebaum’s Stanford John Cage seminar students, performed March 12, 2005, White Plaza, Stanford University, with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in residence; total selections time: 5:58
*Mouseketier Praxis 

Musicians of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event, 12/14/04
Music for Merce 1952–2009 (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
laptop, violin, psalter: David Behrman; electric guitar, live electronics: John King; laptop: George Lewis; excerpt from December 14, 2004, performance, New York City; time: 3:54

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4, “March No. 2”
The Works for Percussion I
Mode Records/2011
(for 12 radios, first version); CCM Percussion Ensemble, conductor: James Culley; recorded at Werner Concert Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2006; composition year: 1942; time: 4:26

John Cage: A Chant With Claps
The Lost Works — Premiere Recordings by Essential Music
Mode Records/1996
chant: John Kennedy; claps: Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York, January 1995; text: John Cage; composition year: 1940; time: 1:00

John Cage: A Flower
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
voice, percussion: Bonnie Whiting; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 1950; time: 3:40

Bonnie Whiting: To the Earth (F. Rzewski)
Perishable Structures
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
percussion, voice: Bonnie Whiting; composer: Frederic Rzewski; composition year: 2010; text: Anonymous, Hymn 30: To the Earth, Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica;  recorded at the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 2015; time: 10:00

Hour 3

Manuel Zurria: Dance No. 2 (P. Glass)
Again & Again
ANTS Records/2020
(for flutes, field recordings, and toy percussion); all instruments: Manuel Zurria; recorded at MZ @FUN’OM Studio, Rome; composer: Philip Glass (orig. for organ); composition year: 1979; arr. Zurria; time: 16:02

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: The Avenue
Navigation — The OMD B-Sides
Virgin Records/2001 (orig. Locomotion 12″/1984)
vocals, whistling: Andy McCluskey; synthesizers: Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey; piano: Paul Humphreys; sample source: Andrei Tarkovsky, “Stalker,”; recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, 1983; time: 4:12

The Legendary Pink Dots:
a. Encore une fois (5:02)
b. Wildlife Estate (5:01)

Malachai — Shadow Weaver, Part 2
Play It Again Sam/1993
electronics, exotic devices: Steven Stapleton; vocals, keyboards: Edward Ka Spel; brass, flute: Niels Van Hoornblower; guitar, drums: Martijn De Kleer; keyboards, exotic devices: The Silverman; bass: Ryan Moore; recorded in Nijmegen, The Netherlands; total time: 10:03

Frank Pahl: Columbus on Guadeloupe
Transforms — The Nerve Events Project (various artists)
Cuneiform Records/1993
brass instruments, guitar, electronics: Frank Pahl; time: 2:04

Frank Pahl: Universal Soldier (B. Sainte-Marie)
Songs of War and Peace Redux
Frank Pahl/2020
vocals, guitar, other instruments: Frank Pahl; composer: Buffy Sainte-Marie; composition year: c. 1964; arr. Pahl; time: 5:27

Ben Johnston: A Children’s Game (from The Tavern)
Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday in Just Intonation
MicroFest Records/2014
voice and microtonal guitar: John Schneider; text: Rumi; composition year: 1998; time: 6:43

Dorota Czerner: Caves
Open Space 24 — Dorota Czerner/Elaine Barkin
Open Space/2009
voice,  text: Dorota Czerner; sound: Benjamin Boretz; recorded in 2009; time: 6:03

Lawler & Fadoul:
a. The Hedonic Treadmill 4 (0:32)
b. The Sweet Shop (0:51)

Clickable — The Art of Persuasion 
href=””>PARMA Recordings/2019
a. voice: Zara Lawler; voice, marimba: Paul Fadoul; composer: Lewis Spratlan, arr. Fadoul; b. banjo, voice: Zara Lawler; candy shaker, voice: Paul Fadoul; composer, lyrics: Ralph Farris; total time: 1:15

— FIN —

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