Martian Gardens Episode 1037

Martian Gardens Episode 1037
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 18, 2020
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Thomas Meadowcroft: The Great Knot
Speak Percussion
Mode Records/2019
(for percussion trio); percussion: Eugene Ughetti; Leah Scholes; Matthias Schack-Arnott; recorded at Electric Dreams Studio, South Melbourne, Australia, January 19, 2012; composition year: 2011; time: 18:29

Jon Gibson: Visitations II
Visitations I & II/Thirties
New Tone Records/2006 (orig. Chatham Square Productions LP/1973)
bamboo flutes, bells, cymbls, gongs, claves, vocal drumming, synthesizer, processing: Jon Gibson; maracas: Tina Girouard; wood block: Richard Peck; ocean recordings: John Fullerman; recorded at Butterfly Studio, New York City and International Carnival of Experimental Sound, London, 1972; time: 20:44

In memory of Jon Gibson March 11, 1940 — October 12, 2020

George Crumb: An Idyll for the Misbegotten
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 17
Bridge Records/2015
flute: Rachel Rudich; percussion: David Colson, Paul Herrick, A.J. Matthews; text: Ssu-K’ung Shu; recorded at California State University Chico, November 18, 2002; composition year: 1986 (An Idyll for the Misbegotten — Images III); time: 11:43

Hour 2

Roger Reynolds: Imagining (FLiGHT, Part 1)
Roger Reynolds at 85, Vol. I
Mode Records/2020
(for string quartet); The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall, University of California San Diego; December 1, 2017; composition years: 2012-2016; selection time: 12:52

John Luther Adams: Rising (untouched, Part 1)
Lines Made by Walking
Cold Blue Music/2020
(for string quartet); (for string quartet); The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana, February 2020; composition year: 2016; selection time: 8:16

Eighth Blackbird: These Broken Wings, Part 2 (passacaille) (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; selection time time: 5:49

Pierre-Yves Artaud: Traits Suspendus (P. Méfano)
Contemporary Flute Music (various composers)
Neuma Records/1992
(for amplified contrabass flute); contrabass flute: Pierre-Yves Artaud; recorded at the Paris Conservatory, January 1991; composer: Paul Méfano; composition year: 1980; time: 4:20

In memory of Paul Méfano March 6, 1937 — September 15, 2020

Richard Carrick: Lanterne
New Focus Recordings/2020
(for bass flute); bass flute, vocalizations: Margaret Lancaster; recorded at Shames Studio, Berklee College of Music, Boston, March 18, 2019; composition year: 2018; time: 8:00 

Manuel Zurria: Carduelis (R. Mažulis)
Again & Again
ANTS Records/2020
(for 10 flutes); flutes: Manuel Zurria; recorded at MZ @ FUN’OM Studio, Rome; composer: Rytis Mažulis; composition year: 2018; time: 7:55

Remi Gassmann: Electronics (excerpt)
Electronic Music by Remi Gassmann and Oskar Sala
Westminster Gold/1970 (orig. Westminster LP/1961)
electronic music on tape by Remi Gassmann for the ballet “Electronics,” directed by George Balanchine; performed by the New York City Ballet; recorded at City Center, New York City, March 22, 1961; selection time: 5:00

Hour 3

Anthony Gatto: The Making of Americans, Part II
The Funeral of David Hersland 
a. If Anyone is Sad Enough (6:08)
b. Sharp Knives and Sharp Scissors (2:39)
c. Some Were Very Pleased (2:05)
d. Changing is Existing (4:38)

e. He Was Not One Who Had Been One Fighting (3:59)
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: 19:26

Robert Ashley: The Flying Serpent (Act I)
Foreign Experiences
Lovely Music, Ltd./2006
(for two voices and MIDI-generated orchestra); voices: Sam Ashley, Jacqueline Humbert; voices recorded by Gustavo Matamoros; synthesized orchestra recorded by Sam Ashley; MIDI-driven orchestra: Robert Ashley, Tom Hamilton; text: Tom Hamilton; background voices: Robert Ashley, Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Marghreta Cordero, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara, Amy X. Neuberg; background voices recorded by Tom Hamilton; composition year: 2006; time: 18:00

D. J. Sparr: With Every Gust of Wind (Four Haiku) 
I. With Every Gust of Wind (2:45)
II. Four Haiku (2:13)
III. Wild Piercing Voice (2:39)
IV. Clouds Will Separate Us (3:29)
Hard Metal Cantüs
Innova Recordings/2020
(for orchestra, tenor, and piano); Lubbock Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Eric Allen; tenor: Corbin DeSpain; piano: Wonkyung Kim-Sills; recorded at LakeRidge Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas; composition year: 2017; total time: 10:56

Daniel Koppelman: Voices — In Memoriam (J. Mobberley)
Escapement CD/DVD (various composers)
(for piano and electronics); piano: Daniel Koppelman; recorded at the Center for Music Engineering Technology,  Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February 2003; composer: James Mobberley; composition year: 2001; time: 6:34

— FIN —

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