Martian Gardens Episode 1064

Martian Gardens Episode 1064
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 6, 2021
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Hour 1

Shawn E. Okpebholo: The Rain (from Two Black Churches)
Dreams of a New Day (various composers)
Songs by Black Composers
Çedille Records/2021
baritone: Will Liverman; piano: Paul Sanchez; text: Marcus Amaker; recorded at Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College, Indiana, July 2020; composition year: 2020; selection time: 6:01

Ahmet Adnan Saygun: Sonatina, Op. 15
I. Allegro (3:13)
II. Adagio Con Moto (3:10)
III. (Horon) Prestissimo (2:51)
To Anatolia — Selections from the Turkish Five (various composers)
Piano: Beyza Yazgan
Bridge Records/2021
piano: Beyza Yazgan; recorded at Skillman Music, Brooklyn, February 2020; composition year: 1931; total time: 9:14

Claude Debussy: Ondine — Scherzando
Préludes Books 1 & 2 —
piano: Haydée Schvartz
Mode Records/2020
piano: Haydée Schvartz; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, summer 2003; composition years: 1909-1913; time: 3:42

Peter Gilbert: The voice opens wide to forget that which you are singing
Burned into the Orange
New Focus Recordings/2021
(for string quartet); The Arditti String Quartet (violins: Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan; viola: Ralf Ehlers; cello: Lucas Fels; recorded at Keller Hall, Albuquerque; composition year: 2019; time: 9:57

John Luther Adams: Pointed Mountains Scattered All Around (Arctic Dreams, part 2)
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

Arditti String Quartet: Quartet No. 3, Mvt. I (C. Nancarrow)
Arditti 4 (various composers)
Arditti String Quartet (violin: Irvine Arditti, David Alberman; viola: Levine Andrade; cello: Rohan de Saram; recorded at the New York Academy of Arts and Sciences; composer: Conlon Nancarrow; composition year: 1987; selection time: 2:13

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen: Rise (A. Socolofsky)
Second Flight (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2021
(for alto saxophone and bowed piano); saxophone: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen; piano: Nicholas Shaneyfelt; composer: Annika Socolofsky; composition year: 2018; time: 8:49

Hour 2

Steven Naylor: Bitter Orchids
Lieux imaginaires

empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(electroacoustic music); sounds recorded at the marketplace in Chiang Mai, Thailand, realized at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK, 2000, time: 11:17

Ju Ri Seo: RoK
Measures of Change
(various artists)
School of Music, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign/2011
(for fixed media — inspired by sounds of Seoul, South Korea); composition year: 2010; time: 4:58

Joo Won Park: Func Step Mode
Music from SEAMUS Volume 30
(various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2021
(electronic music for for no-input mixer and drum machine); composition year: 2019; time: 5:47

Pamela Z: Typewriter
A Secret Code

Neuma Records/2021
BodySynth MIDI controller, text, recitation: Pamela Z; composition year: 1995; time: 2:36

Diane Labrosse: Le réveille-matin a tic-tac (Ticking Alarm Clocks)
Musique pour objets en voie de disparition
Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction
(for electric guitar and alarm clocks); electric guitar: Bernard Falaise; recorded at Studio 270 and Studio Le 2e, Montreal; time: 5:35

Maggi Payne: Lab Faucet
The Lab — 20th Anniversary (various artists)
The Lab art performance space, San Francisco
The Lab/2004
electroacoustic music: Maggi Payne; composition year: 2004; time: 2:21

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Goma arábica
Mother Tongue

electroacoustic music: E. Reck Miranda; recorded at the University of Edinburgh Electroacoustic Music Studios; orchestra: The Contemporary Music Group, conductor: Steve Davismoon; composition year: 1995; time: 7:22

Elsa Justel: Chi-Pa-Boo
Miniatures Concretes (various artists)

empreintes DIGITALes/1998
electroacoustic music: Elsa Justel; composition year: 1996; time: 3:00

Charles Amirkhanian: Pretty Pretty Macabre (from Loudspeakers)
New World Records/2019
sampled voice: Morton Feldman, recorded September 24, 1984 in an interview with Steve Cellum; Synclavier programmed at Henry Kaiser’s Studio, Oakland, California; composition years: 1988-1990; excerpt time: 7:34

Hour 3

Mark So: Though we haven’t read it, we know there is a script* (excerpt)
Part of Life
Open Space/2021
cassettes, readings (*readings 44): Mark So; text: Eileen Myles, “The End of New England,”; excerpt time: 15:00 (00:00-15:00 of 45:55)

Pauline Oliveros: Poem of Change
Lesbian American Composers (various artists)
Composers Recordings, Inc./1998
voice, accordion, text: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR), Akustich Kunst studio, 1990, WWII sounds from the WDR library; sample — Nat King Cole: These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (Maschwitz/Strachey); composition years: 1990-1992; time: 10:21

Thomas Delio:
a. Et Avant/Image (from Trois Visages) (7:43)
b. Spüren I (1:34)
c. Spüren II (1:40)
Selected Compositions III (1986-2017)
Neuma Records/2019
a. for flute and percussion ensemble; flute: George Pope; Akros Percussion Collective; text: Stéphane Mallarmé; recorded at Akron, Ohio; composition year: 2011; b., c. electroacoustic music, composition year: 2016; total selections time: 11:00

Livebatts!: Goldfish Chat Line

ANTS Records/2018
battery-driven keyboards, toys: John White; battery-driven keyboards, vocals: M.J. Coldiron; electric guitar, samples: Andrea Rocca; electrified flute: Nancy Ruffer; recorded at Baby Microbe Studio, 1990s, remastered 2018; time: 4:15

Vertical Squirrels: Falling from the Ground Up
Time of the Sign

Ambiances Magnetiques/2014
guitars, percussion, synthesizer: Daniel Fischilin; piano, melodica: Ajay Heble; bass, baritone saxophone, pedal steel guitar, percussion; Lewis Melville; percussion: Ted Warren; recorded in Ontario, Canada (Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton), June 2012; time: 5:46

Carey Nutman: Patricia Too
Contrasts 2

MPS Music & Video/2001
electronic music for graphic score; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; time: 3:24

Stuart Saunders Smith: selections from By Language Embellished I
a. Prologue (1:11)
b. Epilogue (0:43)
Music/Theater — New Dimensions (Smith/DeLio)
Centaur Records/2000
voice, percussion: Kristen Loree; director: John Bartlit; composition year: 2003; total selections time: 1:54

— FIN —

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