Martian Gardens Episode 1058

Martian Gardens Episode 1058
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 18, 2021
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Hour 1

The Crossing: A Child Said, What is the Grass (T. Tulev)
The Tower and the Garden (various artists)
Navona Records/2021
The Crossing vocal group, director: Donald Nally; recorded at Morningstar Studios, Norristown, Pennsylvania, October 2018; composer: Toivo Tulev; text: Walt Whitman; composition year: 2013; time: 15:25

The Gregg Smith Singers: I Have Heard… (D. Hindman)
Like Shining (various composers)
Living Music Foundation/2001
The Gregg Smith Singers, director: Gregg Smith; recorded at Canterbury Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama; composer: Dorothy Hindman; text: Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”; composition year: 1993; time: 5:06

Harry Partch: selections from Water! Water!
a. The opening prologue, and the second prologue, in which the instruments attack the producer (2:59)
b. Water criers and lead-in lines, O what could he do but pick her up? (Jazzmen) (4:04)
c. Water criers and lead-in lines, Witch for water (Witches); The Alderman’s fugue on Wanda the Water Witch (Jazzmen) (5:51)
The Harry Partch Collection Volume 3
New World Records/1997
Water! Water! An Intermission with Prologues and Epilogues, Gate 5 Ensemble Cast and Instrumentalists conducted by John Garvey; recorded at the University of Illinois, 1962; composition year: 1961; total selections time: 12:00

Henry Brant: Dialog in the Jungle
The Henry Brant Collection Volume 8

Innova Recordings/2008
The Modern Brass Ensemble and The Arioso Winds, conductor: Henry Brant; tenor: Frank Baker; text: Patricia Gorman Brant; recorded at Judson Hall, New York City, May 25, 1964; composition year: 1964; time: 7:32

Akropolis Reed Quintet: Inscriptions from the Book of the Dead* (S. Garrop)
Ghost Light
New Focus Recordings/2021
Akropolis Reed Quintet recorded at the First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan and Tempermill Studios, Ferndale, Michigan; composer: Stacy Garrop; composition year: 2018; time: 4:56
*from Rites for Afterlife

Hour 2

Annea Lockwood: Floating World, Part 2
Thousand Year Dreaming/Floating World

Pogus Productions/2007
field recordings — Shell Beach, Point Reyes, California, by Maggi Payne; Chimaya, New Mexico, by David Dunn; Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy, by Larry Austin; the New York Public Library reading room by Chris Mann; Swallow Hollow, Georgia, by Sorrel Hayes; oak tree branches, Sandia Crest, New Mexico, by Steve Peters; sonogram of jugular, Flathead Lake, Montana, by Ruth Anderson; Patarau Beach, New Zealand (microphone buried in gravel) by John Cousins; Gannets, Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, by Philip Dadson; Peebles Island, Mohawk River, New York, by Warren Burt; Canal Spillway, Delaware River, Pennsylvania, by Brenda Hutchinson; editing, composition: Annea Lockwood; composition year: 1999; selection time: 14:08

Annea Lockwood: Popina to Rasova
A Sound Map of the Danube

Lovely Music, Ltd./2008
field recordings (Danube River, from Popina, Bulgaria to Rasova, Romania): Annea Lockwood; composition years: 2001-2005; excerpt time: 11:26

Ruth Anderson: So What

Arc Light Editions/2020 (for download)
electroacoustic music: Ruth Anderson; composition year: 1971; time: 3:25

Nathaniel Haering: Medical Text p. 57
Music from SEAMUS 29 (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2020
fixed media: Nathaniel Haering; voice: Daniel Bayot; text: Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine Vol. 1 (1845); composition year: 2017; time: 8:03

David R. Mooney: Chasers
Facts About Air

Heavy Mental Music by David R. Mooney
(for fixed media); tapes recorded by David Mooney at the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia, and the Carnegie Public Library, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970; rules for library pages read by Mr. and Mrs. Mooney; composition year: 2004; time: 10:08

Francis Dhomont: Petit Souper Magazine (from Ami-Versaires)
Images Nomades

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
stereo fixed media was realized at the composer’s studio, Avignon, France, 2017; time: 3:23

John White: Sitcom Theme (from A Piece of My Mind)
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: 0:46

Hour 3

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Le Jardin de Jérôme
Mother Tongue

computer music composed and recorded at the Bourges Institute of Electroacoustic Music Studios, France; composition year: 2001; time: 111:50

Alexander Sigman: Le Jardin des Supplices*
VURT Cycle**
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
(for bass flute, violin, cello, and live electronics); performed by the Ensemble Phorminx; recorded at the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival, Daegu Music House, South Korea, June 26, 2014; composition year: 2013; time: 9:19
*inspiration: Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart; Octave Mirbeau‘s novel, The Torture Garden
**Inspiration: Jeff Noon

David Seidel: Involution 2 (Prometheus and Marwa in Centaur) (excerpt)
XI Records/2020
synthesizer, C-Sound, computers: David Seidel; recorded at the composer’s studio, Peterborough, New Hampshire; excerpt time: 12:00 (00:12:00 of 23:00)

Alvin Lucier: 947
Ever Present

Mode Records/2007
(for solo flute and playback) flute: Jacqueline Martelle; recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, April 29, 2002, composition year: 2001; time: 7:40

Annie Mahtani: Past LInks

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
8-channel fixed media (sounds sourced from the Black County Living Museum, Dudley, UK); realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK, premiered at the 25 Years of BEAST Festival, Birmingham; time: 11:58

— FIN —

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