Martian Gardens Episode 1042

Martian Gardens Episode 1042
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 6, 2020
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Hour 1

Noah Creshevsky:
a. Ossi di morte (11:28)
b. Born Again (5:10)
Mutable Music/2003
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition years: a 1997, b. 2003; total selections time: 16:38

In fond memory of my friend Noah Creshevsky (1945-2020)

Ruth Crawford Seeger: Sacco, Vanzetti (from 2 Ricercare)
Deutsche Grammophon/1997
soprano: Lucy Shelton; piano: Reinbert de Leeuw; text: H.T. Tsiang; recorded at Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February, 1996;  composition year: 1932; total selection time: 6:07

Larry Polansky: Sacco, Vanzetti
These Are the Generations
New World Records/2020
soprano: Sheila Willey; mandolin: Giacomo Fiore; mandola: Nelsen Hutchison; mandocello: Larry Polansky; guitar: Christopher Mallett; conductor: Emily Sinclair; recorded at the University of California Santa Cruz Recital Hall, June 19, 2019; composer: Ruth Crawford Seeger; text: H.T. Tsiang; composition year: 1932; arr. Larry Polansky, 1985, 2018; time: 6:07

Kenji Oh: Autumn Song (from 5 Miniatures for solo guitar)
1000 Rivers & Yoshitsune

Kenji Oh/2014
prepared guitar: Giacomo Fiore; recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, February 26, 2015; composition year: 2014; time: 2:13

Seth Joesel: Canon for Six Guitars (T. Johnson)
The Stroke that Kills (various composers)
New World Records/2008
guitars: Seth Josel; composer: Tom Johnson; composition year: 1998; time: 4:56

Converge: A Soundscape (excerpt)
Open Space/2019
keyboard synthesizer: Benjamin Boretz; guitar: Michael O’Brien; flute: Lenore Epstein; drums: John Leaman; Inter/Play sessions recorded at the Boretz house, Barrytown, New York, November 20, 1980; excerpt time: 13:00 (13:00 — 26:00 of 45:00)

Hour 2

Ekmeles: selections from Motorman Sextet (T. Brook)
a. Part 4 (4:27)
b. Part 5 (1:42)
c. Part 6 (4:23)
d. Part 7 (0:59)
e. Part 8 (2:52)
f. Part 9 (2:15)
A Howl, That Was Also a Prayer
New Focus Recordings/2020
Ekmeles vocal ensemble (soprano: Charlotte Mundy; mezzo-soprano: Elisa Sutherland; countertenor: Tim Keeler; tenor: Steven Bradshaw; bass: Steven Hrycelak; baritone, director: Jeffrey Gavett); recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, May 23-25, 2019; composer: Taylor Brook; composition year: 2011; text: David Ohle, Motorman; total selections time: 18:00

Olivier Messiaen:
a. La Colombe (The Dove) (2:12)
b. Le Loriot (The Golden Oriole) (8:44)
Bestiary on Ivory — Hsiang Tu, Piano (various composers)
Bridge Records/2020
piano: Hsiang Tu; recorded at Virginia Tech’s Recital Salon, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2020; a. composition year: 1929 (from Préludes pour piano); b. composition years: 1956-1958 (from Catalogue d’oiseaux); total selections time: 10:56

Claude Debussy: Poissons d’or (Goldfish)
Bestiary on Ivory — Hsiang Tu, Piano (various composers)
Bridge Records/2020
piano: Hsiang Tu; recorded at Virginia Tech’s Recital Salon, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2020; a. composition year: 1907 (from Images Book II); time: 4:13

Claude Debussy: Le sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir (Modéré)*
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; time: 4:01
*The sound and fragrances swirl through the evening air (moderate tempo)

Paul Lansky: Idle Chatter
More Than Idle Chatter

Bridge Records/1994
(for computer-processed voice); voice: Hannah McKay; software, mixing, processing: Paul Lansky; composition year: 1987; time: 9:26

Joseph L. Anderson: In Mosaic
Music from SEAMUS volume 3 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (orig. SEAMUS/1993) (for download)
(for computer-processed voice); software, mixing, processing: Joseph L. Anderson; recorded at the computer music studio of the University of Texas, Austin, 1992; composition year: 1992; time: 10:00

Hour 3

Thomas Meadowcroft: Plain Moving Landfill
Speak Percussion

Mode Records/2019
(for solo percussion); percussion: Eugene Ughetti; recorded at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, Australia; composition year: 2003; time: 12:59

Robert Scott Thompson: Gestures in the Eremocene (1st 1/2)
Gestures in the Eremocene
Aucourant Records/2020
electronic music: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; excerpt time: 13:00 (00:00-13:00 of 25:25)

Eric Chasalow: Ghosts Forever Falling
Ghosts of our Former Selves
Suspicious Motives/2020
(for fixed media and live performance); voice, text: Eric Chasalow; excerpt time: 7:27 (from a one hour continuous performance)

Ned Bouhalassa: Las Vegas (from Urban Cuts)
Gratte-cite (Cityscraper)

empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; cello: Delphine Measroch; drums: Christian Olsen; narrator, text: Fortner Anderson; realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal; premiered at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, November 19, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 9:33

Chris Brown: Branches (excerpt)
piano, computer: Chris Brown; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, August 13, 2016; composition year: 2000; excerpt time: 7:00 (30:00 — -37:10 of 37:10)

— FIN —

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