Martian Gardens Episode 1056

Martian Gardens Episode 1056
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 28, 2021
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Hour 1

Stuart Saunders Smith: Palm Sunday
I. 7:46
II. 3:58
III. 2:35
IV. 6:54
Palm Sunday
New World Records/2019
piano: Kyle Adam Blair; recorded at the Conrad Prebys Hall, University of California San Diego, May 16-17, 2016; composition year: 2012; total time: 21:13

John Cage: And the Earth Shall Bear Again
The Works for Piano 8

The Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at the Hessischer Rundfunk Sendesall, Frankfurt, 2001-2002; composition year: 1942; time: 3:25

Sylvia Smith: The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe (various composers)
11 West Records/2008
voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; recorded at the University of Baltimore County, Maryland; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1942, text: James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake,” total time: 2:32

Julia Bullock and Milena Gligić: She is Asleep (J. Cage)
Resonant Bodies (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
voice: Julia Bullock; piano: Milena Gligić; recorded at Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn; composer: John Cage: composition year: 1943; time: 5:53

Gina Biver: Near the Pyrenées
For electroacoustic chamber ensemble, voice and spoken word
Neuma Records/2021
recitation: Gina Biver; The Fuse Ensemble; text: Colette Inez; composition year: 2018; time: 2:00

John Luther Adams: Wood Thrush
Mode Records/2012
The Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston; recorded October 3, 2006; composition years: 1974-1979, revised 2006; time: 4:35 

Olivier Messiaen: La grive musicienne (Song Thrush)*
Complete Works for Piano Volume 1 — Birdsong
Centaur Records/2001
piano: Paul S. Kim; recorded January 2001, Patrych Sound, New York City, composition year: 1985; time: 2:39
*from Petites Esquisses D’Oiseaux (Little Sketches of Birds) 

Cantoría Hong Kong: Quotation of Queries (C. Hing Yan)
a. Prelude (1:53)
b. The Hermit (1:52)
c. Huanyi’s Three Farewell Tunes (2:03)
d. Who Says That Dongpo is Old (2:53)
e. Ignore the Encumbrance (5:08)*
Quotation of Queries (various composers)
Choral encounters of Hong Kong, China, and the Far West
Navona Records/2020
(for six amplified voices and amplified piano); Cantoría Hong Kong, conductor: John Winzburg; piano: Chan Yan Yi Crystal; texts: Su Dongpo (aka. Su Shi); recorded at Studio 28, Bangkok, June 2018; composer: Chan Hing Yan; composition years: 1999-2000; total time: 13:49
*podcast only

Hour 2

Sergio Sorrentino: Electric Counterpoint III (Fast) (S. Reich)
Electric (various composers)
RMN Music, Ltd./2020
electric guitar: Sergio Sorrentino; composer: Steve Reich; composition year: 1987; time: 4:28

Quey Percussion Duo: Electric Amaranth (from soniChroma) (G. Koshinski)
soniChroma (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2019
(concerto for percussion duo and orchestra); percussion: Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious; The Schwob Philharmonic, conductor: Paul Hostetter; recoded at Legacy Hall, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, December 2018, composer: Gene Koshinksi; composition year: 2016; selection time: 5:30

Mendi + Keith Obadike: The Pink of Stealth
Crosstalk — American Speech Music (various artists)
Bridge Records/2008
vocals: Mendi Obadike; Keith Obadike: guitar, bass, drums, ubo aka (thumb piano),synthesizers, treatments; time: 6:16

R. Weis: String of Beads
Glass In Your Ear

R. Weis/2019
electroacoustic music (sound sources: broken glass, broken crockery), Machfive Sampling Software and Digital Performer: Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; time: 3:38

James Caldwell: More Pocket Music
a. No. 8 (1:26)
b. No. 9 (0:36)
c. No. 7 (2:04)
d. No. 10 (0:59)
Pocket Music
concrète miniatures 1998-2020
Neuma Records/2021
noise-making objects, computer processing; James Caldwell; total time: 5:05

Francis Dhomont: Machin de Machine
Images Nomads

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 8 channels of fixed media); recorded at the composer’s studio, Avignon, France, 2012; time: 8:40

Conlon Nancarrow: Study No. 3e
The Complete Studies for Player Piano, Volume One

1750 Arch/1977
player piano rolls: Conlon Nancarrow; recorded at the composer’s studio, Mexico City, 1977; time: 2:11

Philip Perkins: selections from Drive Time
a. Mechanical Piano Parade (2:45)
b. At the Machine (1:15)
Drive Time
Body Double Records/2013 (orig. Fun Music release/1985)
instruments (Casio synthesizer, electronics, guitars, folk instruments, 1907 player piano, recorded in an antique store in Soho, New York City); arrangements, tapes: Philip Perkins; recorded in San Francisco, 1980s; total selections time: 10:45

Peter Zummo and Tom Hamilton: Steaming the Envelope
Slybersonic Tromosome

Tom Hamilton’s Bandcamp/2021 (orig. Penumbra Music/1999)
trombone, valve trombone, didjeridu, irrigation hose, mouthpiece extender, superfunnel, beat thing (sic.): Peter Zummo; synthesizer, electronics, beat thing (sic.); time: 4:11

Tom Hamilton: BBQ Ten
Local Customs
Mutable Music/2009
flute: Jaqueline Martel; clarinets: Richard Cohen; trombone: James Martin; contrabass: Terry Kippenburger; percussion: Rich O’Donnell; electronic harmony generator; recorded at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; time: 5:01

Hour 3

Margaret Bonds: Three Dream Portraits
I. Minstrel Man (2:01)
II. Dream Variation (2:07)
III. I, Too (1:39
Dreams of a New Day
Songs by Black Composers
Çedille Records/2021
baritone: Will Liverman; piano: Paul Sanchez; texts: Langston Hughes (Minstrel Man, Dream Variation, I Too) recorded at Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College, Indiana, July 2020; composition year: 1959; total time: 5:52

Darius Milhaud: Two Love Poems
a. Love, my heart longs day and night (2:21)
b. Peace, my heart (3:26)
English Songs à la française (various composers)
Bridge Records/2020
baritone: Tyler Duncan; piano: Erika Switzer; texts: Rabindranath Tagore, Love, Peace; recorded at Sosnoff Theater, Fischer Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Red Hook, New York, January 2020; composition year: 1915; total time: 5:47

Benjamin Boretz: I Say
Open Space 44 (Pepples, Pellegrini, Takahashi, Boretz)
Open Space/2021
piano: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 1990; time: 5:16

Zack Browning: Flute Soldier
Soul Doctrine
Innova Recordings/2018
flute: Emilio Galante; piano: Andrea Dindo; recorded at Metro Recording Studio, Lake Garda, Italy, 2017-2018; composition year: 2006; time: 8:29

Claire Chase: Piece in the Shape of a Square (P. Glass)
New Focus Recordings/2013 (for download)
(for two flutes) flutes: Claire Chase; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers; composer: Philip Glass; composition year: 1967; time: 12:46

John White: Breakfast at the Academy of Martial Arts
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

Arthur Kreiger: Theme and Variations
Electronic Works (Kreiger/Matthews/Tanenbaum)
Composers Recordings, Inc./1982
electroacoustic music: Arthur Kreiger; realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center; composition year: 1977; time: 9:16

— FIN —

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