Martian Gardens Episode 1035

Martian Gardens Episode 1035
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 4, 2020
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John Cage: selections from Solo Obbligato Accompaniment 
a. Invention No. 1 (0:53)
b. Invention No. 2 (0:24)
c. Invention No. 3 (1:33)
The Number Pieces 4
Mode Records/2007
recorders: Trio Dolce (Christine Brelowski, Geesche Geddert, Dorothea Winter); recorded at Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 1988; composition years: 1933-1934 (arr. for recorders 1987, Trio Dolce); total selections time: 2:49
Full title: Solo Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon, and Six
Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo
For any three or more instruments accompanying the range: G below middle C to G one and one and a half octaves above middle C

Jon Forshee: Desiderata
Verses from the Aethersphere
Open Space/2019
(for brass trio); horn: Zara Rivera; trombone: Matt Barbier; tuba: Luke Storm; composition year: 2013; time: 5:56

Aaron Tindall: Freely steady (D. Wilson)
Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble, Part I
Transformations (various composers)
Bridge Records/2016
tuba: Aaron Tindall; Ithaca College Wind Ensemble; recorded at Ford Hall, Ithaca College, New York; composer: Dana Wilson; composition year: 2013; selection time: 5:41

Aaron Tindall: The Peacocks (J. Rowles)
Yellowbird (Rowles/Bolling/Tackett)
Bridge Records/2020
tuba: Aaron Tindall; piano: Shelly Berg; recorded at Weeks Recording Studio, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, May 30, 2018; composer: Jimmy Rowles; composition year: 1975; time: 6:46

Manuel Zurria: Bagatelles (H. Skempton)
a. Bagatelle 1 (1:04)
b. Bagatelle 2 (1:22)
Again & Again
ANTS Records/2020
(for flute); flute: Manuel Zurria; recorded at MZ @FUN’OM Studio, Rome; composer: Howard Skempton; composition years: a. 1985, b. 2019; total time: 2:26

Howard Skempton: Emerson Songs
a. Music (2:04)
b. Brahma (1:40)
c. Pan (1:36)
d. Xenophanes (2:41)
Bolt from the Blue — Music for Pianos and Voices
Mode Records/2010
(for four voices); EXAUDI choir, director: James Weeks; recorded at Silas Chalk Farm, London, recorded September 26, 2007; texts: Ralph Waldo Emerson; composition year: 2003; total time: 8:09

Sylvia Smith:
a. Xylophone Poem No. 1 — Went Forth (S.S. Smith) (1:42)
b. Thinking About Anne Sexton (S.S. Smith) (3:48)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2009
a. xylophone, speaking voice: Sylvia Smith; b. vibraphone: Ayano Kataoka; speaking voice: Sylvia Smith; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composer (music/text): Stuart Saunders Smith; composition year: a. 1999; b. 2000; total time: 4:40

Eric Chasalow: The Fury of Beautiful Bones (from The Furies)
Over the Edge
New World Records/1993
(for soprano and computer music); soprano: Christine Schadeberg; realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; texts: Anne Sexton; composition year: 1984; time: 4:03

Ziad Moukazel: Questions of Worry
Anthology of Lebanese Electroacoustic Music (various artists)
Unexplained Sounds Group/2018
electronic, electroacoustic music: Ziad Moukazel; time: 9:06

Hour 2

Noah Creshevsky: Orchestral Variations
Hyperrealist Music, 2011-2015
EM Records/2015
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2013; time: 10:11

Adam Silverman: Credit is the History of Words Without History
The Frog Peak Collaborations Project* (various artists)
Frog Peak/1998
computer music: Adam Silverman; time: 1:39
*composer-contributed pieces based on a 66-second soundfile of a text by Chris Mann; contribution period: September 11, 1996 — December 1, 1996; curator: Larry Polansky

Pamela Z: Pop Titles ‘You’
A Delay is Better
(for voice and electronic processing); voice: Pamela Z; composition year: 1986; time: 3:09

Linda Dusman: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
voice: Wendy Salkind; percussion: Tom Goldstein; text: Gertrude Stein, 1922; composition year: 2010; time: 15:05

Anthony Gatto: The Making of Americans, Part I
a. What is a Normal American? (4:11)
b. Family Living Can Be Existing (2:40)
c. Ballet of Repetitions (3:47)
The Making of Americans — A Radio Opera
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
cast — Anna Dagmar as child Martha Redfern; Pamela Stein as Julia Dehning; Rachel Calloway as Julia Dehning’s mother; Elizabeth Munn as adult Martha Redfern; David Echelard as David Hersland; Michael Mueller as Alfred Hersland; Bradley Greenwald as Old Man; musicians –The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); Zeitgeist ensemble (percussion: Heather Barringer, Patrick Cudd; bass clarinet: Patrick O’Keefe; piano: Shannon Wettstein), conductor: David Pinkard; text: adapted from Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans; recorded in Minneapolis; composition year: c. 2008; total selections time: 11:38

John Luther Adams: Along the Ridges (Lines Made by Walking, Part II)
Lines Made by Walking
Cold Blue Music/2020
(for string quartet); The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at the Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana, February 2020; composition year: 2019; selection time: 10:10

Hour 3

Eleanor Hovda: Shenai Sky
The Eleanor Hovda Collection
Innova Recordings/2012 (orig. released on Coastal Traces, O.O. Discs/1997)
shehnai: Libby Van Cleve; composition year: 1991; time: 1:50

Richard Carrick: Sandstone(s)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
(for Korean string instruments*, flute, violin, cello); members of the New York New Music Ensemble and the Gugak Contemporary Orchestra, conductor: Eduardo Leandro; recorded at the Pacific Rim Festival, University of California Santa Cruz Recital Hall; October 17, 2017; composition year: 2017; time: 5:59
*Haegeum, Ajaeng, Kayageum

Evan Ziporyn: Frog’s Eye
Frog’s Eye
Cantaloupe Music/2008
(for orchestra); Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP); conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Jordan Hall, Boston, May 24, 2004; composition year: 2002; time: 12:47

Pacifica Quartet: Blitz (Voices, Part I) (J. Higdon)
Contemporary Voices
Çedille Records/2020
Pacifica Quartet (violins: Simin Gantara, Austin Hartman; viola: Mark Holloway; cello: Brandon Vamos); recorded Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, December 2019; composer: Jennifer Higdon; composition year: 1993; total time: 6:13

Larry Polansky: Corner Cows (from Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa)
These Are the Generations
New World Records/2020
violin: Kate Steinberg; cello: Vanessa Ruotolo; recorded at the University of California Santa Cruz Recital Hall; February 2020; composition year: 2019; selection time: 6:56

Robert Een: Riding Herd
Mystery Dances
percussion: Hearn Gadbois; accordion: Carter Burwell; voice: Nina Mankin, Timothy Hill; time: 3:28

Quatuor Bozzini: Allegreto scorrevole (Trip, Part 1) (C. Butterfield)
violin: Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung; viola: Stephanie Bozzini; cello: Isabelle Bozzini; recorded at Cammac Music Centre, Lac MacDonald, Quebec, May 2016; composer: Christopher Butterfield; composition year: 2008; selection time: 2:22

Robert Scott Thompson: Gaia Chant
Aucourant Records/2020
(for clarinet and synthesizer); clarinet: Nick Demos; synthesizer: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia, 1998; composition year: 1998; time: 6:16

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