Martian Gardens Episode 1038

Martian Gardens Episode 1038
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 29, 2020
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Hour 1

Claude Debussy: selections from Préludes Books 1 & 2 
a. Le vent dans la plaine: Animé  (The Wind in the Plain) (2:34)
b. La fille aux cheveux de lin: Très calme et doucement expressif
(The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) (3:12)
c. Feuilles mortes: Lent et mélancolique (Dead Leaves) (4:12)
Préludes Books 1 & 2 — Haydée Schvartz
Mode Records/2020
piano: Haydée Schvartz; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, summer 2003; composition years: 1909-1913; total selections time: 10:00

Haydée Schvartz: 
Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka (a -f) (A. Pärt)
a. 1:10
b. 1:04)
c. 0:57
d. 0:29
e. 0:21
f. 0:33
g. Für Alina (A. Pärt)
New Piano Music from Europe and the Americas (various composers)
Mode Records/1993
piano: Haydée Schvartz; recorded at Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, January 1992; composer: Avo Pärt; composition year: 1990; time: 6:21

Haskell Small: selections from Visions of Childhood
a. Haunted House (1:59)
b. Frolicking (1:10)
c. Look at Me! (0:49)
d. Roller Coaster (1:13)
e. Lullaby (3:09)
The Rothko Room — Journeys in Silence
MSR Classics/2014
piano: Haskell Small; recorded at the Westmoreland Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland; composition year: 2011; total selections time: 8:12

Robert Morris: selections from Cold Mountain Songs

a. Climbing Cold Mountain (1:20)
b. No One Up There (2:59)
c. A Critic (1:11)
d. Piano Interlude (1:48)
e. The Bird of Five Colors (1:50)
f. The World is Space (3:19)
Nature, Music, East, West
Open Space/2013
piano: Margaret Kampmeier; soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; total selections time: 11:07

George Crumb: Softly and Tenderly (from Voices from the Heartland*)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2015
soprano: Ann Crumb; baritone: Patrick Mason; Orchestra 2001 (amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; percussion: Brenda Weckerly, Greg Giannascoli, David Nelson, William Kerrigan; conductor: James Freeman; composer, lyrics: Will Lamartine Thompson,1880, arr. George Crumb; composition year: 2010; selection time: 8:28
*Voices from the Heartland, American Songbook VII — A cycle of hymns, spirituals, folk songs, and American Indian Chants

Hour 2

Linda Dusman: Becoming Becoming Gertrude
Music/Text II [various artists]
Capstone Records/2001
two-channel analogue tape; readers: Susan McCully, Phil Maki; text: Gertrude Stein from “The Making of Americans”; recorded at WINC Studios, West Newton, Massachusetts, composition year: 2000;  time: 12:29

Anthony Gatto: The Making of Americans, Part IV

History of a Family’s Progress
a. Family Living Can Go On Existing (1:57)
b. Anyone Has Come to be a Dead One (6:16)
c. Some Are Not Believing (6:11)

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: 14:35

David Mahler: selections from the Day Creek Piano Works*
b. Chorale (0:24)
c. Proximate Sounds (3:47)
d. Chorale (0:20)
e. Distant Sounds (3:59)
Only Music Can Save Me Now
New World Records/2010
voices: Julie Hanify; David Mahler, Nurit Tilles; piano: Nurit Tilles; chorale excerpted from “Songs and Ballads for People, VIII. God Speed the Plough!,” Rev. John Mason Neale, published 1843, arr. David Mahler; Day Creek Piano Music, composition year: 1995; total selections time: 7:30
*Day Creek Piano Works and The Teams Are Waiting in the Field

Gerald Eckert: Absence — traces éloignées

Mode Records/2020
(for four piccolos and two percussionists); Ensemble Reflexion K (piccolos: Beatrix Wagner; Rebecca Lenton, percussions: Johannes Fischer), conductor: Gerald Eckert; recrorded at St. Nicolaikirche,  Eckernförde, Germany, November 9, 2017; composition year: 2007; time: 12:04

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

Hour 3

Joan La Barbara: October Music — Star Showers and Extraterrestrials
Voice is the Original Instrument — Early Works
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
voices, tapes: Joan La Barbara; premiered at The American Center for Students and Artists, Paris, France, October 1980; time: 14:16

Jon Gibson: Relative Calm (Rising)

Relative Calm
New World Records/2016
wind instruments, autoharp, keyboards, ambient recordings: Jon Gibson; keyboards: Joseph Kubera; percussion: David Van Tieghem; recorded at Big Apple Recording Studio, New York City, 1980-1981; composition years: 1980, 1981; time: 16:58

Philip Perkins: BYYRK
The Department of Strange Weather
Fun Music/2011
live sound collage: Philip Perkins; time: 4:37

Alistair MacDonald: Wunderkammer*
Cabinets de curiosité
empreintes DIGITALes/2018
(for two-channel fixed media); electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 2010; premiered at the Sound Festival, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, November 13, 2010; time: 11:06
*inspired by the exotic specimen collections of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

David Mooney: 
a. Tapeworm Trap (0:28)
b. The Circassian Chicken Dispute (3:58)
Rhythmiconic Sections
Arizona University Recordings/2002
computer music: (virtual rhythmiconic environment) David Mooney; time: 5:08

— FIN —

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