Martian Gardens Episode 1069

Martian Gardens Episode 1069
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 11, 2021
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Hour 1

Frederic Rzewski: selections from The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
a. Theme and Variations 1 (2:18)
b. Variation 5 (1:18)
c. Variation 10 (1:05)
d. Variation 15 (1:33)
e. Variation 20 (0:37)
f. Variation 25 (2:13)
g. Variation 30 (2:38)
h. Variation 35 (1:12)
i. Cadenza (4:31)
j. Theme (2:46)
The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Bridge Records/2012
piano: Ole Kiilerich; variations on the song “¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” (Sergio Ortega); recorded at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense, Denmark, May 2002; composition year: 1975; selections time: 22:00

In memory of Frederic Rzewski (April 13, 1938 — June 26, 2021)

Amnon Wolman & Rita Dove:
a. The Zeppelin Factory, Under the Viaduct, 1932 Compendium (5:57)
b. Aircraft, One Volume Missing, The Charm (5:12)
Thomas and Beulah

A music theater song cycle based on the poems of Rita Dove
Innova Recordings/2002
soprano: Cynthia Haymon; piano: Ursula Oppens; electronics: Amnon Wolman; recorded at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; composition year: c. 2001; selection time: 11:09

Yvar Mikhashoff: Suicide in an Airplane (L. Ornstein)
Panorama of American Piano Music
from Antheil to Zappa 1911 to 1991
Mode Records/2013
piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, 1991-1992; composer: Leo Ornstein; composition year: 1916; time: 4:42

Laurie Anderson: The Night Flight from Houston
The Ugly One with the Jewels

Warner Bros./1995
vocals, electronics: Laurie Anderson; text: “Stories From The Nerve Bible; recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London, 1994; time: 1:33

John Oliver:
selections time Flight 182 Meditations
a. The Archives — Exhibit: June 23, 1985 — detonation (1:35)
b. The Archives — from the archive, the weight (1) (3:10)
c. The Archives — Exhibit: When I dance a morning raga (1:41)
d. — And her redactions (0:56)
e. Trope 2 — Mourning: He runs down the corridor (1:06)
Flight 182 Meditations
voice, texts: Renée Sarojini Saklikar; computer processing: John Oliver; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 13:15

Hour 2

Jon Hassell: 

a. Chor Moiré (2:21)
b. Courage (3:38)
c. Dream Theory (5:15)
Dream Theory in Malaya
EG Records/1981
electronically filtered trumpet: Jon Hassell; drums: Brian Eno (b,c); bass guitar: Michael Brook (b,c); mix: Eno, Hassell; recorded at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, 1981; total selections time: 11:11

Talking Heads: Houses in Motion
Remain in Light

Sire Records/1984 (orig. Sire LP/1980)
featuring Jon Hassell, electronically filtered trumpet; recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, summer 1980; time: 4:30

Jon Hassell & Bluescreen: Personals
Dressing for Pleasure

Warner Bros./1994
scratches: DJ Grand Shogun KB; keyboard bass: Pete Scaturro; electric guitar: Joe Gore; voice: Leslie Winer; recorded at Multron Studios, San Francisco, 1993; time: 4:13

In memory of Jon
Hassell (March 22, 1937 — June 26, 2021)

Twisted Tutu: Touch Tone Tony
Play Nice

O.O. Discs/1999
(for voice and telephonic sounds); voice: Ben Rubin; recorded at EVBVD Music, New York City; composers: Eve Beglarian, Ben Rubin; composition year: 1994; time: 1:43

id m theft ablePlease Be a Dream
Well I Fell in Love With the Eye at the Bottom of the Well
Pogus Productions/2021
sound collage recorded and assembled 2015–2020; time: 8:52

Fred Frith: True Love
Snapshots, Postcards, Messages and Miniatures 1987-2001
ReR Megacorp/2003
instruments, sound effects, voice: Fred Frith; recorded at Noise, New York City, 1987; time: 2:56

Alex Wand: selections from 81 Tao Songs
a. #38 — Individual Heart (1:36)
b. #45 — True Power (1:17)
81 Tao Songs
Alex Wand/2021
a. synthesizer, voice: Alex Wand; translation: William Martin; b. classical guitar (OWT3), voice: Alex Wand; translation: Gia-fu Feng, Jane English; texts: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching total selections time: 2:53

Third Coast Percussion: Lover (D. Skidmore)
Archetypes — Music of Sergio & Clarice Assad
Çedille Records/2021
percussion: Third Coast Percussion recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, January 2020; composer: David Skidmore; composition year: 2009; selection time: 2:54

Aleš Friedl: Nokturno 7
Open Space 47 (various artists)
Open Space/2021
piano: Lovorka Nemeš Dular; recorded at the Grosuplje Music School, Slovenia, November 19, 2019; composition year: 3:31

Benjamin Boretz: Nocturne for String Orchestra (Concerto Grosso II)
Benjamin Boretz 9×9 (various artists)
Open Space/2019
digital realization: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 1955; time: 8:24

Hour 3

Ofer Pelz: Chinese Whispers

New Focus Recordings/2021
(for flute, clarinet, violin, prepared piano, and amplification); Meitar Ensemble, director: Amit Dolberg; recorded at Ogen Studio, Kibbutz HaOgen, Israel, December 2013; subsequently mixed in Montreal, 2015, 2021; composition year: 2013; time: 10:59

Juan J.G. Escudero: Camino de Alba (from Shapes of Inner Timespaces)
Shapes of Inner Timespaces

Neuma Records/2021
electroacoustic music realized at the Music Laboratory ECIS-CSIPM of the Autonomous University of Madrid; composition years: 2018-2020; selection time: 7:10

Cornelius CardewParagraph 1 (excerpt)
The Great Learning
Tone Glow Records/2021
The Montréal Scratch Orchestra, conductor: Dean Rosenthal; recorded live at Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, March 8, 1996; composition years: 1963-1966; Paragraph 1 excerpt time: 10:00 (10:00 — 20:00 of 28:16)

Gerard Pape: Deux Chimères I — El Desdichado
Lux Fugit

reciter: Michel de Maulne; text: Gerard de Nerval; soprano: Olga Krashenko; recorder: Robin Troman; flute: Erik Drischer; recorded in Paris, 2012; composition year: 2006; time: 8:19

Annette Vande Gorne: selections from Été
a. Jeux d’insectes lancinants [Nagging Insect Games] (2:45)
b. Voyage immobile [Motionless Journey] (1:24)
c. Danse folle des feux follets [Witty Dance of The Wisps] (1:55)

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
electroacoustic music realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2018-2019; premiered at Monaco électroacoustique 2019: Concert 3, Théâtre des variétés, Monaco, April 20, 2019; selection time: 6:04
*dedicated to Mario Mary

Kyle Gann: So Many Little Dyings
Custer and Sitting Bull

New World Records/2018
voice (sampled from a Folkways LP)/text: Kenneth Patchen; keyboard sampler: Kyle Gann; recorded in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1999; composition year: 1994; time: 6:55

John Cage: selections from The City Wears a Slouch Hat 
a. Opening Stroll (2:00)
b. Holdup (2:04)
The Lost Works
Mode Records/1996
(for actors, percussion, and sound effects);text: Kenneth Patchen; performed by Essential Music; directed by John Kennedy and Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, January 16-18, 1994; composition year: 1942; total selections time: 4:04

— FIN —

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