Martian Gardens Episode 1080

Martian Gardens Episode 1080
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 5, 2021
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Hour 1

John Cage: Cheap Imitation, Mvt. III
Works for Piano II — Cage/Feldman
Cheap Imitation and other works
Mode Records/2021
piano: Aki Takahashi; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, July 2016; composition year: 1969; total selections time: 17:33

Erik Satie: Ogives 4
The Complete Solo Piano Music
[boxed set]
Decca–Universal International Music/2016
piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet; composition year: 1889; 3:21

Lark Quartet: String Quartet No. 6 (J. Harbison)
I. Lontano (4:33)
II. Canto sospeso (6:16)
III. Soggetti cavati (2:40)
IV. Conclusioni Provvisorie (5:23)
A Farewell Celebration (various composers)
Bridge Records/2019
(for two string quartets); Lark Quartet (violins: Deborah Buck, Basia Danilow; viola: Kathryn Lockwood; cello: Carol Stinson/original Lark Quartet: violins: Kay Stern, Robin Mayforth; viola: Anna Kruger; cello: Laura Sewell); recorded at the Recital Hall of the Conservatory of Purchase College, Purchase, New York, December 20, 2018; composer: John Harbison; composition year: 2016; total time: 18:52

Evan Ziporyn: Drill
Frog’s Eye

Cantaloupe Music/2005
bass clarinet: Evan Ziporyn; Boston Modern Orchestra Project Wind Ensemble, conductor: Gil Rose; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, April 15, 2006; composition year: 2001; time: 11:15

Hour 2

J.K. Randall: Three works for MIDI
a. Across Lapland (2:53)
b. My Prayer for Bella (4:10)
c. The Persistence of Memory, for Giselle (3:15)
Open Space 39 (Boretz/Randall/Hicks)
Open Space/2019
MIDI-generated electronic music: J.K. Randall; composition years: c. 2009-2012; total time: 9:23

Stuart Saunders Smith: Links
The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays

New World Records/2009
vibraphone: Masako Kunimoto; composition year: 1974; time: 3:28

Benjamin Boretz: Fantasy on an improvisation by Jim Randall
Open Space 40 — bab – jkr – erb

Open Space/2019
Bard Composer’s Ensemble (banjo: Hillary Hawke; mandolin: Joseph Brent; alto flute: T.J. Wible; English horn: Zachary Boening; violin: Scot Moore; cello: Eleanor Lee); recorded at Bard College; time: 5:41

Philip Perkins: Wethe
Yeah Machine

Live performances using recorded, made, found, purchased, and stolen sounds, 2016-2019
Artifact Recordings/2019
all sounds: Philip Perkins; assembled at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; total selections time: 2:23

Leo Sowerby: Toccata
Organ Music by Frank Ferko & Leo Sowerby
Çedille Records/2021
organ: David Schrader; recorded at St. Ita’s Catholic Church, Chicago; August 2020; composition year: 1941; time: 7:59

Philip Glass: King, Part 3 (Satyagraha, Act III)
Glass Organ Works

organ: Donald Joyce; recorded on the Anton Heiller Memorial Organ, Southern College and Collegedale Church of the Seventh Day Adventists, Collegedale, Tennessee, April 1993; composition year: 1979 (the Satyagraha opera); time: 9:25

Christian Ritter: Sonatina in D Minor
Organs in Hanse Towns (various artists)
Radio Nederland/1992
organ: Ewald Koolman; composition year: c. 1695; time: 4:38

The Crossing: Seascape — Above the fresh ruffles of the surf
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; selection time: 1:47

Hour 3

Joan La Barbara: October Music — Star Showers and Extraterrestrials
Voice is the Original Instrument — Early Works
Lovely Music, Ltd./2003
voices, tapes: Joan La Barbara; premiered at The American Center for Students and Artists, Paris, France, October 1980; time: 14:16

Lyn Goeringer: Waterside
Music from SEAMUS, Volume 30 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2021
(fixed media); composition year: 2020; time: 5:23

Patrick Ascione: Danse de l’aube
Figures de son

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(8-channels fixed media); realized at the Ina-GRM studios, Paris, 2002-2002; premiered at the Ina-GRM’s Cycle acousmatique, Radio France, June 15, 2002; time: 18:21

James Tenney: Fabric for Che
Selected Works 1961-1969
New World Records/2003
(for tape); realized at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; tape generated at Bell Labs; composition year: 1967; time: 9:50

Laurie Spiegel: Pentachrome
The Expanding Universe

Unseen Worlds/2012 (orig. Philo/1980)
computer music: Laurie Spiegel; composition year: 1974; time: 6:51

— FIN —

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