Martian Gardens Episode 1076

Martian Gardens Episode 1076
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
September 5, 2021
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Hour 1

John Cage: Perpetual Tango
Cage/Feldman–Works for Piano II

Mode Records/2021
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, July 2016; composition year: 1984; time: 2:51

Annea Lockwood: Amazonia Dreaming
Tiger Balm/Amazonia Dreaming/Immersion
Black Truffle/2017
snare drum, objects, vocals: Dominic Donato; composition year: 1987; time: 4:37

Michael Compitello: Heart.throb (N. Young)
Unsnared Drum
New Focus Recordings/2021
(for snare drum, transducer, and live electronics); snare drum: Michael Compitello; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, February 2021; composer: Nina C. Young; composition year: 2019; time: 11:30

John Luther Adams: Thunder
The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies

Cantaloupe Music/2006
percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; 2002-2003; composition year: 2002; time: 8:41

David Liptak: Cassiopeia (from Constellations)
Innova Recordings/2019
piano: Eunmi Ko; recorded a Barness Hall, University of South Florida, Tampa; December 2017; composition year: 2010; selection time: 3:54

George Crumb: Delta Orionis (from Celestial Mechanics)
The Complete Crumb Edition, Volume 18
Bridge Records/2017
amplified pianos: Quattro Mani (Steven Beck, Susan Grace); recorded at Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 25, 2016; composition years: 1979; revised in 2012; selection time: 7:16

Stuart Saunders Smith: Wind in the Channel
Wind in the Channel

O.O. Discs/1997
tenor recorder, voice, percussion: Julia Whybron; recorded at Studio 508, University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1994; time: 5:03

Frank Ferko: Tired Old Nun
Organ Music by Frank Ferko and Leo Sowerby

Çedille Records/2021
organ: David Schrader; recorded at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 2019; composition year: 1996; time: 6:09

Hour 2

John Forshee: Apokatastasis (2nd 1/2)
Open Space 48 (Forshee/Boretz)
Open Space/2021
(for ten instruments and computer-generated sounds); flute: Paul Nagem; clarinet: Sergei Vassiliev; bass clarinet: Ian Buckspan; horn: Sarah Ford; trombone: Andrew Freidrichs; percussion: Staci Toma Cotten; piano: Kelly Zuercher; violin: Martha Muehleisen; cello: Amy Kolb; contrabass: Marc Neihof; computer: John Forshee, conductor: Colin McAllister; composition year: unlisted; excerpt time: 11:30

Bernard Parmegiani: Strilento
Stries — For 3 Synthesizers and Tape

Mode Records/2021
synthesizers: Collette Broeckaert, Sebastian Berweck; Martin Lorenz; recorded at Hertz-Lab ZKM, Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; composition year: 1980; time: 17:26

Albert Mayr: Il Treno Di Cage
Suono Ambiente

ANTS Records/2001
sounds and interviews recorded 1978, Harpo’s Bazaar, Bologna, Italy; time: 11:23

First five minutes of the above concurrent with the first five minutes of the below…

John Cage: Fontanta Mix & Solo for Voice 2
Fontana Mix

Hat Art/1993
flute and voice: Eberhard Blum; recorded at Sender Freies, Berlin, November 1992; composition years: 1958 (Fontana Mix), 1960 (Solo for Voice 2); excerpt time: 5:00

Philip Blackburn: Habanera (excerpt)
Habanera — A Soundwalk Through Old Havana, Cuba

Innova Recordings/2004
field recordings: Philip Blackburn; time: 11:30

Hour 3

Elzbieta Sikora: Rouge d’été (Red Summer)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB]
(various artists)
electroacoustic music on tape: Elzbieta Sikora; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France; composition year: 2002; time: 10:28

Jean-François Primeau: Fin de l’été (End of Summer)
Jardin le soir

Kohlenstoff Records/2019
electronic music: Jean-François Primeau; recorded at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2018; composition year: 2018; time: 8:06

Robert Scott Thompson: Remnant

Aucourant Records/2007 (orig. 1995)
electronics music: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 6:31

Robert Normandeau: Figures de rhétorique

empreintes DIGITALes/1999
(for piano and stereo fixed media); piano: Jacques Drouin; tape sounds realized at GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales), Paris, 1994, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland, and the composer’s studio, Montreal, 1997; premiered by Jacques Drouin, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, May 23, 1998; time: 13:37

Ken Field: Transcendental

Neuma Records/2021
saxophones, live looping: Ken Field; production: Erdem Helvacıoğlu; editing, mastering: Andy Pinkham, Revolution Sound Studio, Charlestown, Massachusetts; time: 7:39

See also — Ken Field’s program The New Edge from WMBR 88.5 FM, M.I.T.

Larry Polansky: Computer Voice Canon #3
The Theory of Impossible Melody

New World Records/2009
for digitally processed sounds; composition year: 1975; time: 1:46

James Tenney: Collage Study #1 (“Blue Suede”)
Selected Works 1961-1969

New World Records/2003
sound collage: James Tenney; realized at the University of Illinois, 1961; time: 3:22

— FIN —

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