Martian Gardens Episode 1054

Martian Gardens Episode 1054
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 13, 2021
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Hour 1

Martin Boykan: Psalm 121
Rites of Passage — Chamber Music 1993-2012

Bridge Records/2017
mezzo soprano: Pamela Dellal; violins: Yohann Chendler, Amil Altshuler; viola: Mary Ruth Ray; cello: Joshua Gordon; recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, March 3, 2011; composition year: 1997; text: Psalm 121; time: 6:43

In memory of Martin Boykan (April 12, 1931 – March 6, 2021)

John Aylward:  The Wing

New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
Ecce Ensemble (voice: Nina Guo; flutes: Emi Ferguson; oboe: Hassan Anderson; clarinets: Barret Ham; violin: Pala Garcia; cello: Sam Popham; percussion: Sam Budish), conductor: Jean-Philippe Wurtz; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, June 2019; text: Plato, Phaedrus; composition years: 2014-2019; time: 3:34

Kate Soper: Poetics
Ipsa Dixit

New World Records/2018
Wet Ink Ensemble (soprano: Kate Soper; flute: Erin Lesser; percussion: Ian Antonio; violin: Josh Modney); texts: Aristotle (Poetics), Sophocles (Oedipus Rex); recorded at EMPAC, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; composition year: 2010-106; time: 15:41

Liza Stepanova: fardanceCLOSE (C. Czernowin)
E Pluribus Unum

Navona Records/2020
piano: Liza Stepanova; recorded at Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, 2019-2020; composer: Chaya Czernowin; composition year: 2012; time: 4:37

Chaya Czernowin: Six miniatures and a simultaneous song
Shu Hai Practices Javelin

Mode Records/2002
(for a trio: voice, viola, guitar; and a quartet: bass flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, cello); ELISION Ensemble, conductor: Simon Hewett; recorded at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2002; composition year: 1998; time: 11:30

Meredith Monk: Maybe 2

ECM New Series/2008
voices: Meridith Monk, Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Theo Bleckmann, Ching Gonzalez, Bohdan Hilash; bass drum: John Hollenbeck; bass clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January 2007; time: 3:07

Hour 2

Bun-Ching Lam: Five Songs from Cold Mountain
a. Clouds and Waters (4:020
b. The Metaphor of Life and Death (2:52)
c. When Happiness Comes By (2:46)
d. Body or No Body (3:42)
e. Cold Mountain (2:52)
Conversations With My Soul
Navona Records/2021
baritone: Thomas Buckner; flute: Barry Crawford; viola: Liuh Wen-Ting; harp: Melanie Genin; texts: Han Shan; recorded by Tom Hamilton at Systems II, Brooklyn, May 9, 2018; composition year: 2010; total time: 16:14

Robert Morris: selections from Cold Mountain Songs
a. Meeting at Cold Mountain (1:53)
b. Piano Interlude (0:33)
c. A Coat (1:16)
d. Today (1:55)
e. Piano Interlude (1:46)
Nature, Music, East, West
Open Space/2013
piano: Margaret Kampmeier; soprano: Deborah Norin-Kuehn; texts: Han Shan; total selections time: 7:22

Zack Browning: Unafraid
Soul Doctrine
Innova Recordings/2018
flute: Emilio Galante; alto saxophone: Pepito Ross; piano: Andrea Dindo; recorded at Metro Recording Studio, Lake Garda, Italy, 2017-2018; composition year: 2013; time: 12:51

Luigi Nono: Sarà dolce tacere
Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/2021
NMCE recorded at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1967; composition year: 1960; text: Cesare Pavese, La Terra e la Morta; time: 7:04

Luigi Nono: Lemuria (after Ovid)
from Guai ai gelidi mostri (Woe to icy monsters)
Luigi Nono 3
(for flute, clarinet, tuba, two contralto voices, viola, cello, double bass, and live electronic processing); directors: Roberto Cecconi, Luigi Nono; recorded at the West German Radio Studios, Cologne, October 23, 1983; text: Massimo Cacciari; composition year: 1983; excerpt time: 8:01

Werner Durand: Gegenwelle
Schwingende Luftsäulen

ANTS Records/2017
pan-ney, processing: Werner Durand; recorded in Berlin, Germany, 2016-2017; time: 2:55

Hour 3

Jack Van Geem & Nancy Zeltsman: Sonata No. 1 (R. Sessions)
a. Andante (2:13)
b. Allegro (5:31)
c. Andante; poco meno mosso; Tempo I (4:17)
d. Molto Vivace (6:09)
American Gifts — For Marimba Duo
Bridge Records/2020
(for piano, arr. for marimbas by Nancy Zeltsman); recorded at the Richard Ortner Rehearsal Hall, Boston Conservatory at Berklee College, May 30-31, 2018; composer: Roger Sessions; composition year: 1930; total time: 18:09

David Liptak: Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra
a. Dark and Mysterious (7:59)
b. Flowing, but not too fast (7:20)
c. Rapid and Light (6:15)
Innova Recordings/2019
piano: Eunmi Ko; McCormick Percussion Group, conductor: Robert McCormick; recorded at Springs Theater Recordings Studio, Tampa, Florida, April 8, 2018; composition year: 2018; total time: 21:34

James Caldwell: Deep Pocket Music
a. No. 11 (1:24)
b. No. 12 (0:42)
c. No. 13 (0:50)
d. No. 14 (1:48)
e. No. 15 (1:34)
f. No. 16 (0:42)
Pocket Music
concrète miniatures 1998-2020
Neuma Records/2021
noise-making objects, computer processing; James Caldwell; total time: 6:54

Steven Ricks: Percept Can Improv
Available Resonances

Comprovise Records/2012
found sounds, microphones, computers: Steven Ricks; time: 4:04

— FIN —

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