Martian Gardens Episode 1073

Martian Gardens Episode 1073
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 15, 2021
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Hour 1

Eric Lyon: selections from Giga Concerto
a. Verrat (Brahms) (3:48)
b. Giga Concerto VI (7:23)
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: a. Johannes Brahms (Fünf Lieder, Op. 105), arr. Lyon; b. Eric Lyon composition years: 2021 (Lyon); 1886-1888 (Brahms); total selections time: 11:11

Gina BiverFish Dinner with Oysters
For electroacoustic chamber ensemble, voice and spoken word
Neuma Records/2021
recitation: Gina Biver; The Fuse Ensemble; text: Colette Inez; composition year: 2018; time: 2:11

Kitty Brazelton: Fishy Wishy (Schubert/Brazelton)
The Alternative Schubertiade (various artists)
soprano: Renée Santer, mezzo soprano: Dafna Naphtali, alto: Kitty Brazelton; piano: Jed Distler; vibraphone: Danny Tunik; recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City, October 11, 1998; composers: Franz Shchubert; arr. Kitty Brazelton, derived from Schubert’s “Trout Quintet,” 1st Movement — Allegro vivace (A major); composition years: 1819 (Schubert); 1997 (Brazelton); time: 6:41

Paul Lansky: Four’s Company
a. Slow Train (4:50)
b. Pseudo Pavanne (4:03)
c. Harmonicity (4:14)
d. Vivaldiana (5:45)
Angles (Lansky Vol. 17)
Bridge Records/2021
Curtis Institute Guitar Quartet (guitar 1: Hao Yang; Guitar 2: Kaiieng Chan; guitar 3: Alan Liu; guitar 4: John Marcel Williams); recorded at Westchester Studios, New Rochelle, New York, April 2019; composition year: 2018; total time: 18:53

Quince Ensemble: selections from Love Fail (D. Lang)
a. he was and she was (8:09)
b. break #1 (0:39)
c. Dureth (1:16)
David Lang — Love Fail
Innova Recordings/2020
Quince Ensemble (soprano, glockenspiel: Amanda DeBoer Bartlett; mezzo-soprano, conch shell, concert ball drum: Kayleigh Butcher; soprano, ratchet, woodblock: Liz Pearse; soprano, sizzle cymbal: Carrie Henneman Shaw); recorded at Wild Sound Studio, Minneapolis, summer 2019; composer: David Lang; composition year: 2012; texts: David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner); total selections time: 10:04

Hour 2

David Hicks: Penumbrae, Part V
Open Space 47 (Pellegrini, Pepples, Friedl, Hicks, Boretz)
Open Space/2021
(for piano and electronics); piano: Julia Hsu; recorded at the Sonorium, Tokyo, February 2019; composition year: 2016; total selections time: 5:49
*for Mario Davidovsky

Yves Daoust: Impromptu

empreintes DIGITALes/2001
(piano, synthesizer, fixed media); piano: Jacques Drouin; synthesizer (Roland JV-80): Lorraine Vaillancourt; electronics: Yves Daoust; recorded at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 1994; remixed: 1995; materials sourced from Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Opus 66 (1834); time: 16:19

Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together
Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski)

Eighth Blackbird ensemble; arr. Matt Albert; narrator: Matt Albert; text: Letter from Attica (Sam Melville, d. September 13, 1971); composition year: 1971; time: 18:51

Walter Zimmermann: Der Tanz & der Schmerz
Lokale Musik 1977-1981
Mode Records/2019
(for 13 instruments); Beginner Pool, conductor: Walter Zimmermann; recorded in Frankfurt, Theater am Turm, winter 1982; text: Martin Buber; time: 8:14

Hour 3

Arie Shapira: We Are Heading, Hiroshima, Towards the Rising Sun
Selected Compositions 1971 — 1995
Arie Shapira/1996
(for actor/singer, chamber orchestra, and fixed media); narrator/singer: Gil Alon; text: Robert Penn Warren, “New Dawn,” Hebrew translation: Moshe Dor; Ensemble Neue Pegnitzschaefer von Nürnberg, conductor: Jeffrey Burns; recorded at the Akademie Der Künste , Berlin, November 1993; composition year: 1987; time: 23:29

Kyle Gann: Scenario
Custer and Sitting Bull
New World Records/2018
voice: Martha Herr; electronics: Kyle Gann; text: J.S. Perelman; recorded at Bard College, October 6, 2012, composition years: 2003-2004; time: 17:05

Harry Partch: selections from The Bewitched
a. Scene 10 (7:44)
b. Epilogue (2:12)
The Bewitched — A Ballet Satire
Neuma Records/2021
The Harry Partch Ensemble, director: Danlee Mitchell; recorded at Für Augen und Öhren, Berlin Festival, Academy of Arts, Berlin, West Germany, 1980; composition years: 1952-1955; total selections time: 9:55

— FIN —

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