Martian Gardens Episode 1047

Martian Gardens Episode 1047
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 17, 2021
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Hour 1

Laurie Anderson: Another Day in America
vocals, percussion, violin, keyboards, essay: Laurie Anderson; viola: Eyvind Kang; percussion, drums: Ben Wittman; bass: Skúli Sverrisson; background vocals: Antony; recorded in New York City, 2010; time: 11:24

Werner Durand: Pearldivers
Schwingende Luftsäulen
ANTS Records/2021
Pan-Ney, digital delays: Werner Durand; talking drum: Marika Falk; recorded in Berlin, 1999; time: 11:10

Henri Pousseur: Vers l’ile du mont pourpre*
I. 4:01
II. 4:01
Works for Flute
Mode Records/2019
flute: Roberto Fabbriciani; recorded in Florence, 2014; composition year: 1984; total time: 8:02
*Towards the island of the purple mountain

Yuji Takahashi: Dream Butterfly for Julia
Open Space 43 — Pepples/Takahashi
Open Space/2020
piano: Julia Hsu; recorded at the Sonorium, Tokyo, February 16, 2019; composition year: 2017; time: 7:14

Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing, Part III
And The Butterflies Begin to Sing

New World Records/1997
(for string quartet, bass, MIDI keyboard, and computer); The Amernet String Quartet (violins: Kyoko Kashiwagi, Marcia Littey de Arias; viola: Malcolm Johnston; cello: Javier Arias-Flores; double bass: Bleda Elibal; keyboard: Gloria Cheng; recorded at Corbett Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio; composition year: 1988; time: 6:38

Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Women in Electronic Music 1977
(various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2006 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for electronics and phonograph record); recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1965; time: 8:00

Hour 2

John White: Russian Tea Room (from The Assignment)
Electric Music

Music composed and performed in London, 1980 — 1995
ANTS Records/2021
cassettes restored and remastered by Andrea Rocca at Baby Microbe Studios, London, 2019-2020; time: 6:44

The Electric Music Collective: Conceptual Study (C. Bailey)

EMC: Timothy Polashek, Douglas Geers, Fernando Gomez-Evelson, Jun Mizumachi, Marcus Bittencourt, Christopher Bailey; composition year: 1999; time: 8:39

Christopher Bailey: Retreat
Rain Infinity

New Focus Recordings/2021 (for download)
(for two udderbots, two pianos, harpsichord, viola, two kalimbas, pedal steel guitar, assorted non-pitch percussion, electronics); electronic version realized by Christopher Bailey; composition years: 2016 — 2020; time: 15:26

Marcus Alessi Bittencourt: Vignette 3
Go Go Go (various artists)
Music from the Computer Music Center of Columbia University
Columbia University/2000
computer-generated music: Marcus Bittencourt; composition years: 1999 — 2000; time: 3:17

Elsa Justel: Marelle ou Les instants de la vie*

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(electroacoustic music on 16 channels); realized at Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2017; premiered at the concert ÉlectroBelge at Espace Senghor, Brussels, March 29, 2017; time: 12:06
*Hopscotch, or moments in life

Elsa Justel: Du libe tu?

empreintes DIGITALes/2009
realized at the composer’s studio in Paris; premiered in 1996 during the Tombeau de Pierre Schaeffer concert at the Synthèse Festival in Bourges, France; composition year: 1996; time: 2:14

Hour 3

Ronald Perera: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
I. Incisivo (4:26)
II. Adagio cantabile e sostenuto, ‘The Symphony’ (7:41)
III. Scorrevole (5:11)
New England Trios (Piston/Bernstein/Perera)
Bridge Records/2020
violin: Joel Pitchon; cello: Marie-Volcy Pelletier; piano: Yu-Mei Wei; recorded at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, January 2019; composition year: 2002; total time: 17:18

Ronald Perera: Sky Above Clouds (from Visions)
Crossing the Meridian
Composers Recordings, Inc./1998
Jane Bryden, Karen Smith Anderson: soprano; Boston Musica Viva, conductor: Richard Pittman; recorded at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, October 1997; composition year: 1992; text: Susan Sniveley; selection time: 3:54

David Baker: Through This Vale of Tears
I. Thou Dost Lay Me in the Dust of Death (1:40)
II. If There Be Sorrow (1:14)
III. My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2:48)
IV. Parades to Hell (1:38)
V. Deliver My Soul (3:21)
VI. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (3:51)
VII. Now That He is Safely Dead (3:46)
(Works by T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Donal Fox, Olly Wilson)
New World Records/1992
tenor: Willie Brown; violins: Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill; cello: Mark Churchill; piano: Vivian Taylor; texts: I. Psalm 22, II. Marie Evans, III. Psalm 22, IV. Solomon Edwards, V. Psalm 22, VI. traditional, VII. Carl Hines; recorded at the African American Meeting House, Boston, November 1991; composition year: 1986; total time: 18:37

(In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2021)

Heiner Goebbels: selections from Black on White*
a. That Corpse (4:53)
b. Toccata for Teapot & Piccolo (4:15)
Black on White
BMG Classics/1997
Ensemble Modern, director: Peter Rundel; recorded at TAT im Depot, Frankfurt, October 1996; composition year: 1996; a. Text: T.S. Eliot, “The Wasteland”; total selections time: 8:08

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