Martian Gardens Episode 1067

Martian Gardens Episode 1067
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 27, 2021
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Hour 1

Alan Shulman: Behind Your Radial Dial (excerpt)
The Tattooed Stranger

Historic Soundtrack Recordings (1946-1950)
Bridge Records/2021
NBC Symphony Orchestra for RKO Pathé Documentary; composition year: 1948; time: 1:21

George Crumb: Mundus Canis (A Dog’s World)
a. Tammy, Elegantly, Somewhat Freely (2:45)
b. Fritzi, Furioso (1:13)
c. Heidel, Languido, un poco misterioso (2:37)
d. Emma-Jean, Coquettish, poco animato, grazioso (1:31)
e. Yoda, Prestissimo possibile (1:32)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 3
George Crumb’s 70th Birthday Album
Bridge Records/1999
guitar: David Starobin; percussion: George Crumb; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, October 1998; total selections time: 9:41

John Browne: selections from The Suppliant Women
a. Parados (3:46)
b. Ode 2 (5:50)
Quotation of Queries (various artists)
Choral Encounters of Hong Kong, China, and the Distant West
Navona Records/2020
Cantoría Hong Kong, conductor: John Winzenburg; percussion: Ben Burton; aulos: Callum Armstrong; Egyptian herald: John Winzenburg; text: Aeschylus; recorded at Studio 28, Bangkok, June 2018; composition year: 2017; total excerpts time: 9:36

Eric Lyon: selections from Giga Concerto
a. Klage (1:19)
b. Giga Concerto IV (5:21)
c. Giga Concerto V (4:49)
Giga Concerto
New Focus Recordings/2021
Sting Noise (violins: Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim-Harris); drums: Greg Saunier; International Contemporary Ensemble, conductor: Nicholas DeMaison; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, September 7-8, 2019; composers: b., c. Eric Lyon; a. Johannes Brahms (Fünf Lieder, Op. 105), arr. Lyon; composition years: 2021 (Lyon); 1886-1888 (Brahms); total selections time: 10:28

Elizabeth Hoffman: Red is the Rows
Milton Babbitt — A Composer’s Memorial [various artists]
28 Compositions to his memory
Open Space/2012
String Noise (violins: Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris); recorded at the new music community center Exapno, Brooklyn, October 23, 2011; time: 11:38

Claude Debussy: Les Tierces AlternéesModérément animé
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: 3:33

Hour 2

Pamela Z: A Piece of π
A Secret Code

Neuma Records/2021
voice: Pamela Z; for recitation of the first 200 digits of pi; composed and recorded during the artist’s residence at McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 2012; time: 4:06

Tom Johnson: selections from Counting to Seven
a. Irish Gaelic (2:20)
b. Tajik (or Tadjik) (5:11)
c. Amerindian* (3:59)
Counting to Seven
New World Records/2021
voices and percussion: Ensemble Dedalus, featuring Tom Johnson; recorded at Laboratoires d’Aubervilles, France, August 2020; composition year: 2014; total selections time: 11:30
*Johnson chose twenty languages from the A section of over 2000 indigenous languages of the Americas —
Abenaki, Abenski, Achagua, Achumwi, Adai, Aguacatec, Akawaio, Alabama, Algonkin, Allentiac, Amuesha, Apache, Aracaju, Arapaho, Arawak, Arikara, Atakapa, Athabaskan, Aymara, Ayoreo, Aztec (Nahuatl)

Philip Glass: Knee 1 (excerpt)
Einstein on the Beach (Glass/Wilson)
keyboard: Michael Riesman; chorus (counting solfège), spoken texts: Lucinda Childs, Sheryl Sutton; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, 1993; texts: Christopher Knowles; composition year: 1975; excerpt time: 4:30

African Head Charge: Elastic Dance*
Great Vintage Vol. I

mouth harp: Adrian “Crocodile” Sherwood; percussion: Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah; drums: Style Scott; bass: Keith “Lizard” Logan; guitar: Crucial Tony; recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, 1981; time: 4:00
*originally released on My Life in a Hole in the Ground (On-U-Sound/1981)

Third Coast Percussion: Jester (C. Assad)
Archetypes — Music of Sergio & Clarice Assad
Çedille Records/2021
(for mouth harp, slide whistle, duck call, and percussion); Third Coast Percussion recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, January 2020; composition year: 2019; selection time: 2:54

Kenneth Gaburo: The Wasting of Lucrecetzia
Gaburo Conducts the New Music Choral Ensemble
(various composers)
New Music Choral Ensemble, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana,
conducted by Kenneth Gaburo, performs 20th Century Choral Music,
Live in Concert, 1967

Neuma Records/2021
tape collage, mixing: Kenneth Gaburo; composition year: 1964; time: 3:53

Frank Zappa: Little Beige Sambo
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention

Barking Pumpkin/1985
Synclavier: Frank Zappa; recorded at Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, Los Angeles, 1981-1985; time: 3:02

Amy Denio: Northampton (2816/957)
Corona Sonora

Spoot Music/2021
voice(s), lyrics: Amy Denio; recorded at Spacious Spoot Studios, Seattle, 2020; time: 2:18

Beth Anderson: I Can’t Stand It
Peachy Keen-O
Pogus Productions/2003
voice, protestations: Beth Anderson; percussion: Wharton Tiers; composition year: 1976; time: 2:01

Philip Perkins: Water4
It Gets the Corners — Still alive in the studio 2014-2016

Fun Music/2016
found sounds, fixed media: Philip Perkins; recorded in the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 2:38

Hour 3

Friedrich Jaecker: Harry’s Dream, Part 2

Mode Records/2019
(for 33 tuned wine glasses); glass harmonica: Chamber Choir of the University of Cologne, text: Cicero, Somnium Scipionis; director: Michael Ostrzyga; recorded at Trinitatis-Kirche, Cologne, Germany, June 18, 2015; composition year: 2015; selection time: 7:39

Annea Lockwood: Wine Glass
The Glass World

¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970)
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973;  selection time: 1:42

The Crossing: selections from Voyages, Cantata No. 2, Opus 41 (B. C. S. Boyle)
I. Avowal — Bind us in time (2:10)
II. Seascape — Above the fresh ruffles of the surf (4:36)
III. Pairings — And yet this great wink of eternity (3:40)
Voyages — Benjamin C.S. Boyle and Robert Convery
Innova Recordings/2019
The Crossing vocal ensemble, conductor: Donald Nally; recorded at the High Point, St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania, June 2018; composer: Benjamin C.S. Boyle; text: Hart Crane; composition year: 2018; total selections time: 10:26

Peter Garland: Three Dawns, movement 2
Three Dawns and Bush Radio Calling
Cold Blue Music/2021
piano: Ron Squibbs; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 2019; total selections time: 12:16

Robert Scott Thompson: Underland New Dawn
Somewherecold Records/2021
electronic music: RST; recorded at the Resonance Observatory, September-October, 2020; time: 13:55

Loren Nerell: Dream of Sarons
The Gong Prophet

Steve Roach’s Bandcamp/2021
electronic music: Loren Nerell; time: 7:07

— FIN —

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