Martian Gardens Episode 1053

Martian Gardens Episode 1053
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 7, 2021
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Hour 1

Joseph Waters: The Populist Manifesto
Music of Joseph Waters

North Pacific Music/2000
(for soprano and mixed chamber ensemble); soprano: Brenda Baker; accordion: Gernot Blume; saxophone: Tom Bergeron; cello: John Hubbard; percussion: Julie Spencer; text: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “The Populist Manifesto” (1976); composition years: 1984, 1999; time: 15:43

In memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 — February 22, 2021)

The Crossing: selections from Voyages (R. Convery)
I. 3:19
II. 3:12
III. 4:02
Innova Recordings/2019
The Crossing vocal ensemble, director: Donald Nally; recorded at the High Point, St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Malvern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 15-16, 2018; composer: Robert Convery; texts: Hart Crane; composition year: 1994; total selections time: 10:33

Elliott Carter: Voyage
Music of Elliott Carter, Volume 9
Bridge Records/2013
soprano: Tony Arnold; text: Hart Crane; Colorado College Festival Orchestra, conductor: Scott Yoo; recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, June 2007; composition year: 1943; time: 5:12

Mel Powell: Events for Tape Recorder
Music for Electronic and Older Instruments (Luening, Ussachevsky, Powell)
Composers Recordings, Inc./1968 (CD transfer via New World Records/2011)
(for magnetic tape and voices) voices: Mildred Dummock, Lee Bowman, Martha Scott; text: Hart Crane; composition year: 1963; time: 6:56

John Eaton: Songs for R.P.B.
First Performances
Electronic Music Foundation/2007
soprano: Michiko Hirayama; pianos: Richard Trythall, J. Eaton; Syn-Ket: John Eaton; texts: Hart Crane, “Repose of Rivers,” “The Return,” R.P. Blackmur, “Mirage,”; recorded at the American Academy in Rome, 1965; composition year: 1964; time: 12:55

Hour 2

Pamela Z: Badagada
A Delay is Better

(for voice, digital delay, and electronic processing); voice: Pamela Z; composition year: 1988; time: 3:41

Pamela: Z: Quatre Couches/Badagada
Resonant Bodies (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2021
(for voice, digital delay, gesture-controlled MIDI device, and electronic processing); voice: Pamela Z; recorded at the Resonant Bodies Festival, New York City, 2018; time: 9:13

Depeche Mode: Fpmip
Strangelove CD maxi-single
Sire Records/1992 (orig. Mute single/1987)
electronics, synthesizers, sampling: Martin Gore, Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan; recorded in London and Paris, 1987; time: 5:24

Leonie Klein: Gathering (J. J. Fischer)
I. Energetic and Rhythmical (3:45)
II. Noisy and Mechanical (2:22)
III. Free and Spacious (5:03)
Gathering Thunders
Wergo/2018 (for download)
(for prepared and extended vibraphone); vibraphone: Leonie Klein; recorded at SWR Studio, Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 2018; composer: Johannes Julius Fischer; composition year: 2018; total selections time: 11:10

Robert Scott Thompson: A View from Waterfoot to the Northeast
Belfast Imagined — Soundscapes
Aucorant Records/2012
electroacoustic music: RST (sound sources: urban and natural environs of Northern Ireland); time: 17:07

Roger Doyle: selections from The Entertainment and Leisure Pursuits show
a. What do you want? My name is Tim. The Dead Zone (2:52)
b. We don’t do yesterday. Eleanora Lark. (0:52)
c. Tx Ffemme. Lady Jane Digby (1:04)
d. The proposal. (2:55)
Babel — CD 5 — Leisure Pursuits
DJ (performer/writer): Myra Davies; Tx Ffemme: Owen Fouere; keyboards, programming, sampling: Roger Doyle; composition years: 1989-1999; recorded at various locations in the British Isles, Europe, and North America; total selections time: 7:02

Hour 3

Warren Burt: The Slowly Gathering Soliloquy
Cellular Etudes 2012-2013

Scarlet Aardvark Records/2013
computers, samplers, samples: Warren Burt; time: 5:05

John White: Nintentions 2
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: 1:22

Richard Bone: Elusia, I can see!
Electroshock Presents — Electroacoustic Music Volume 3
Electroshock Records/1999 (Elusia for download)
electroacoustic music: Richard Bone; composition year: 1997; time: 6:56

Annette Vande Gorne: Jeux étendus, brouillard (from Haikus — Autumne)
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channel fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain, Belgium; premiered on October 25, 2020, during the Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium). selection time: 2:54

Drew Whiting: For the Fallen (J. Shatin)
In Lights Starkly Different (various artists)
Innova Recordings/2020
(for soprano saxophone and electronics); saxophone: Drew Whiting; recorded at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, June 14, 2019; composer: Judith Shatin; composition years: 2012, 2016; time: 7:10

Ulrich Krieger: before/QUAKE
[Urban Dreamings]

Mode Records/2015
(for cello, piano, and percussion) California E.A.R. Unit (cello: Erika Duke-KirkPatric; piano: Vicky Ray; percussion: Amy Knoles); recorded at RBB Berlin, Kleiner Sendesaal, Germany, 2006; composition year: 2005; time: 5:35

Juan Escudero: Objeto Pulsante VI (from Shapes of Inner Timespaces)
Shapes of Inner Timespaces

Neuma Records/2021
electroacoustic music realized at the Music Laboratory ECIS-CSIPM of the Autonomous University of Madrid; composition years: 2018-2020; selection time: 6:56

Yuji Takahashi: Encounter Crossroad Labyrinth
Open Space 44 — Pepples/Pellegrini/Takahashi/Boretz

Open Space/2021
piano: Julia Hsu; recorded at the Sonorium, Tokyo, February 6, 2019; composition year: 2018; time: 6:30

Charles Amirkhanian:
a. Chaos of the Moderns (Presto) (4:24)
b. Passagio Di Coltivadori (1:07)

New World Records/2019
(for Kurzweil KS 2500 X synthesizer, piano rolls, electronics); realized by Charles Amirkhanian at Arts Plural Studio, El Cerrito, California and Bellagio ElectroAcoustic Music Studio, Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy; composition years: 1997–2000; selection time: 5:31

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