Martian Gardens Episode 1060

Martian Gardens Episode 1060
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 9, 2021
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Hour 1

Joel Chadabe: Follow Me Softly
Computer Music Series Volume 34
(various artists)
The Composer in the Computer Age VII
Centaur Records/1997
(for percussion and Synclavier Digital Music System); percussion: Jan Williams; Synclavier: Joel Chadabe; recorded at the University of Buffalo, November 1984; composition year: 1984; time: 16:17

Benjamin Chadabe: Exodus of Sun
The Metaphysician’s Hammer

Electronic Music Foundation/2000
drums, percussion: Benjamin Chadabe; percussion, texts, recitation: Benjamin Hartlage; recorded at Murmur Music, New York City, October 1998; Bennington College, January 1997; time: 3:33

In memory of Joel Chadabe, December 12, 1938 — May 2, 2021

Harry Partch: selections from Water! Water!
a. Opening Epilogue (After Three Days of Rain), Ghosts, Undele, Oomph!
(The Indian Ghosts dance over Clarence’s body and play on liquor bottles) (2:56)
b. Water Criers. Intervening dialogue. We’ll sue you for a million!
(Her Honor and Jazzmen) (3:03)
c. Do-lo-do-lo — Doom! (Aldermen, Ladies, and Ghosts). Phobus bids farewell.
The Indian runners bring news. The final song and dance. Gone, man, gone!
(Whole Ensemble). With the descending moan of the siren, Phobus plunges
wildly into nothingness. (4:55)
d. Eighth epilogue — The Producer finally silences the instruments.
Final epilogue — “The highest goodness is like water.” (1:48)
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: 12:44

Guy Barash: selections from Wrong Ocean (String Quartet No. 1)
a. Brack (1:12)
b. Rush (0:48)
c. Torrent (0:49)
d. Dissolve (0:57)
e. Stream (0:49)
f. Counterstreams (0:47)
g. Feed (0:48)
h. Source (0:50)
Facts About Water
Innova Recordings/2014
violins: Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin; cello: Yves Dharamraj; recorded at EastSide Sound, New York City; composition year: 2012; total selections time: 7:01

Zeitgeist Ensemble: Swim! (B. Custer)
If Tigers Were Clouds (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2003
Zeitgeist recorded at Southern Theater, Minneapolis, September 20, 2002; composer: Beth Custer; time: 4:43

Third Coast Percussion: Magician (S. Assad)
Sergio & Clarice Assad
Çedille Records/2021
percussion: Third Coast Percussion; recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, January 2020; composer: Sergio Assad; time: 4:21

Hour 2

Bun Ching Lam: Lotosträume (Lotus Dream)
Conversations With My Soul

Navona Records/2021
baritone: Thomas Buckner; harp: Melanie Genin; text: Heinrich Heine; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, May 9, 2018; time: 5:21

Chinary Ung: Spiral XII — The Space Between Heaven and Earth (excerpt)
Chinary Ung Volume 4
Bridge Records/2019
orchestra and chorus of 40 performers conducted by Gil Rose; recorded at the University of California San Diego; composition year: 2008; excerpt time: second 10:00 of 39:11

Quey Percussion Duo: In the History of Man (B. Wahlund)
soniChroma (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2019
(for drumset and marimba); Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious: percussion; recorded at Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth, December 2018, January 2019; composer: Ben Wahlund; composition year: 2005; time: 6:50

Curtis Hughes: It Was Not Raining

New Focus Recordings/2021 (for download)
marimba: Matt Sharrock; recorded at WGBH, Fraser Studios, Boston, June 2019; time: 2:42

Judith Shatin: Akhmatova Songs
a. The Muse (3:05)
b. All is Plundered (4:06)
c. The Souls of All My Dear Ones (5:59)
Dreamtigers — Chamber Music by Judith Shatin
Innova Recordings/2004
Da Capo Chamber Players; soprano: Lucy Shelton; texts: Anna Akhmatova (a, b, c); recorded at the Recital Hall of the Conservatory of Music, Purchase College, January 16, 2002; composition year: 1982; time: 13:30

Lucy Shelton: Listen, My Heart (S. Botti)
Resonant Bodies (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
voice, percussion: Lucy Shelton; text: Rabindranath Tagore; recorded at Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn; composer: Susan Botti (from Bird Songs); time: 3:50

Karlheinz Stockhausen: selections from Kurzwellen, Page 1
a. Introduction shortwave radio quartet (1:20)
b. Introduction Instrumental quartet (1:40)
c. First “W” radio solo followed by instrumental quartet (2:31)
d. Radio followed by instrumental trio (1:54)
e. Instrumental duo (0:28)
Mode Records/2018
(for six players with shortwave radio receivers and live electronics); C.L.S.I. Ensemble* (piano: Jacqueline Mefano; shortwave radio, ring modulation, filtering: Lissa Meridan, Gerard Pape; synthesizer, live electronics: Michael Kinney; shortwave radio, live electronics: Martin Phelps, Rodolphe Bourette; viola: Olga Krashenko; Tibetan bowls, live electronics: Stefan Tiedje); conductor: Paul Mefano; recorded at GRM Studios, Radio France, Paris, January 2012; composition year: 1968; total selections time: 12:00
*Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image

Hour 3

Annette Vande Gorne: Au-delà du réel*
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channels of fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2013-2015; time 11:05
*Dedicated to Arsène Souffriau

Mark So: Two streams exchange imagination — walking words
Readings 54, for Manfred Werder & Kate Brown
Part of Life
Open Space/2021
cassettes, readings: Mark So; texts: Manfred Werder, et. al.; time: 21:15

Robert Moran: Buddha Goes to Bayreuth, Part I
Buddha Goes to Bayreuth

Neuma Records/2021 (for download)
KammerChor KlangsCala, Salzburg; countertenor: Stefan Görgner; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, conductor: Rupert Huber; tecorded at Kollegienkirche, Salzburg, Austria, May 16, 2014; composition years: 2011-2014; time: 23:34

— FIN –

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