Martian Gardens Episode 1062

Martian Gardens Episode 1062
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 23, 2021
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Hour 1

Alvin Lucier: Two Circles
Two Circles

Mode Records/2016
(for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and pure wave oscillators); Alter Ego ensemble; recorded at Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden; composition year: 2012; time: 18:18

Happy 90th birthday, Alvin Lucier! (b. May 14, 1931, Nashua, New Hampshire)
See also, I Am Sitting in a Room

Paul Lansky: Springs

Bridge Records/2021
(for percussion); Sō Percussion (Erica Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting); recorded at the Lee Orchestral Rehearsal Room, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, March 27, 2019; composition year: 2016; time: 11:52

Quey Percussion Duo: Paper Covers Rock (A. Silverman)
soniChroma (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2019
(for percussion); Quey — Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious: percussion; recorded at Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth, December 2018, January 2019; composer: Adam Silverman; composition year: 2016; time: 7:06

Daniel Goode: Piano Sonata #2 (“Memories of Pre-Minimalism, 1959 and Now”)
AnnCela Express

New World Records/2021
piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, October 6, 2020; composition year: 2015; time: 8:21

Otto Luening:
a. She Walks in Beauty (2:20)
b. Wake the Serpent Not (1:51)
Songs of Otto Luening
Composer’s Recordings, Inc./2000
soprano: Judith Bettina; piano: James Goldsworthy; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, September 1999; composition years: a. 1951 (text: Byron); b. 1928 (text: Shelley); total selections time: 4:11

Hour 2

John Luther Adams: The Place Where You Go To Listen (Arctic Dreams, part 1)
Arctic Dreams
Cold Blue Music/2021
(for voices and string quartet); Synergy Vocals (soprano: Micaela Haslam; soprano: Amanda Morrison; alto: Heather Cairncross; bass: Simon Grant); violin: Robin Lorentz; viola: Ron Lawrence; cello: Michael Finckel; bass: Robert Black; voices recorded at the Almeida Opera, London; mixed and mastered in London, January 2021; composition year: 2021; time: 6:25

The Crossing: 80 (The Tower and the Garden, part 1)
The Tower and The Garden
Navona Records/2021
The Crossing vocal ensemble, director: Donald Nally; recorded at Morningstar Studios, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 2018; composer: Gregory Spears; text: Thomas Merton (80, from Cables to the Ace Or, Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding, 1968); composition year: 2018; selection time: 5:54

Anaïs Maviel: In the Garden
Resonant Bodies
(various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
voice, n’goni (Malian guitar): Anaïs Maviel; recorded at the Roulette Intermedium; time: 8:07

Robert Shallenberg: Lilacs
Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble (various composers)
Neuma Records/2021
NMCE recorded at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1967; composition year: 1966; text: Walt Whitman; time: 3:38

Elliott Carter: Warble for Lilac Time
Music of Elliott Carter Volume 9

Bridge Records/2013
soprano: Tony Arnold; Colorado College Festival Orchestra, conductor: Scott Yoo; recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2007; composition year: 1943; text: Walt Whitman; time: 6:49

Mark So: trio landscape
Part of Life
Open Space/2021
harp: Ursula Kwasnicka; piano: John Spradling; voice: Norma Tippet; recorded at Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; composition year: 2006; time: 6:00

David Dunn: Verdant (excerpt)
Neuma Records/2021
harmonic series music for sine waves, electric violins, processed environmental recordings, field recordings (New Mexico); composition/realization year: 2020; excerpt time: 10:00 (00:00–10:00 of 78:44)

Hour 3

Alex Christie: Mouthfeel
Music from SEAMUS Volume 29 (various artists)
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
New Focus Recordings/2020 (for download)
(for voice, modified megaphone, and lightbulbs); performance: Alex Christie; composition year: 2018; time: 3:59
for performance with visual element, click here

Paul Burnell: Orange Juice
Deep Wireless 4 — Radio Arts Compilation [various artists]
New Adventures In Sound Art/2007
electronics, samples, voice; Paul Burnell; time: 1:02

Annette Vande Gorne: Printemps
a. Jeux d’oiseaux (Bird Games) (2:55)
b. Jeux d’eau (Water Games) (2:24)
c. Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) (2:40)
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); composition year: 2016; total selection time: 6:54

Robert Scott Thompson: Light Fell Among Dark Branches
Somewherecold Records/2021
electronic music: RST; recorded at the Resonance Observatory, September-October, 2020; time: 6:06

Brian Eno: In Dark Trees
Another Green World

EG Editions/1987 (orig. Island LP/1975)
rhythm generator, percussion, electric guitar: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, Summer 1975; time: 2:29

Snowbeasts & Dead Voices on Air: Summer Storm Revisited
Dead Voices on Air & Snowbeasts

Mission Entertainment/2021
electronic music: Robert Galbraith, Elizabeth Virosa, Mark Spybey; produced in Providence, Rhode Island, and North Yorkshire, UK, 2020; time: 9:16

Biosphere: Hyperborea

All Saints/1997
electronics, voice, text: Geir Jenssen; recorded at Aurora Lydstudio, Tromsdalen, Norway; time: 5:46

Philip Perkins: Longing and Waiting
At the Other End of the Day — (Improvisations 2005 -2008)

Fun Music/2008
sounds, tapes, recordings: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 3:00

Brian Belet: selections from System of Shadows
I. Aurora Borealis (4:22)
II. Andromeda’s Dream (6:24)
Sufficient Trouble
Ravello Records/2017
(for trumpet, flugelhorn, and Kyma software); C trumpet, B-flat flugelhorn: Stephen Ruppenthal; recorded at Open Path Music, San Jose, California, April 2009; post-production at Ligo Studios, Scotts Valley, California, April 2016; composition year: 2007; total time: 10:46

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