Martian Gardens Episode 1081

Martian Gardens Episode 1081
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 13, 2021
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Hour 1

John Cage: selections from Cheap Imitation
I. 7:58
II. 8:18
The Works for Piano II
Mode Records/2021
piano: Aki Takahashi; flute, piccolo: Margaret Lancaster; glockenspiel: David Shivley; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, July 2016; composition year: 1969; arr. Morton Feldman, 1980; selections time: 16:16

Erik Satie: Portrait de Socrate
Socrate + Melodies

Factory Classical/1990
(for small orchestra); Music Projects London, conductor: Richard Bernas; sopranos: Eileen Hulse, Patricia Rosario, Susan Bickley; recorded at All Saints Church, Petersham, London, summer 1990; composition year: 1918; selection time: 6:29

Borderlands Ensemble: Songs and Arias (V. Fine)
a. Love-Song (2:09)
b. Elizabethan Song (1:45)
c. Rupert’s Aria from the Opera “Unfulfilled” (1:47)
d. Arioso (2:34)
e. Duet (homage to Claude Debussy) (1:52)
f. Aria from the cantata “Leben O süßes schreckliches Leben” (1:12)
g. Canto Hondo (Deep Song) (2:550
The Space in Which to See
New Focus Recordings/2021
(for French horn, violin, and cello); Borderlands members — French horn: Johanna Lundy; cello: Robert Chamberlain; violin: Ellen Chamberlain; recorded at Crowder Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2019-2001; composer: Vivian Fine; composition year: 1990; total selections time: 17:00

Kitty Brazelton: selections from Ecclesiastes
a. Motet (7:05)
b. Bells (2:21)
Ecclesiastes — A Modern Oratorio 
Innova Recordings/2010
The Time Remaining Band (countertenor, mandolin, y bell: David Bryan; tenor, x bell: John Brauer;  baritone, z bell: Keith Borden; bass, c bell: Mark Lin; cello de bell, conducting: Matte Goeke; extended drum kit, concert bass drum, hammered dulcimer, e bells, small bells: Alex Vittum) laptop, drones, soundtracks, voice, conductor: Kitty Brazelton; Motet text: Eccles. 3:1-8, 15; recorded at Dreamland, West Hurley, New York; composition year: 2009; total selections time: 9:26

Hour 2

Henry Brant: Homeless People
The Henry Brant Collections Volume 9

Innova Recordings/2008
piano: Henry Brant; Onyx Quartet (violins: Anna Prestler, Phyllis Kamrin, viola: Kurt Rhode, cello: Leighton Fong); accordion: Richard Yaus; recorded at the Other Minds Festival, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco; November 11, 1997; composition year: 1993, rev. 1997); time: 25:44

Wesley Fuller: Four Phases for Three
Seven by Seven

Neuma Records/2021
(for flute, percussion, and computer); flute: Kim McCormick; percussion: Robert McCormick; recorded at Springs Theatre, Tampa, Florida; composition year: 1995; time: 9:03

Bernard Parmegiani: Strio
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: 7:31

Benjamin Boretz: …The Sun Pours Molten Glass on the Fields…*
Benjamin Boretz 9×9 (various artists)
Music by and for the composer in celebration of his 81st birthday
Open Space/2015
(for piano); electronic realization by Benjamin Boretz; composition years: 2013-2014; time: 7:00
*for Bob Morris at 70; title from Malcolm Lowry, “Under the Volcano” novel, 1947

Happy belated birthday, Benjamin Boretz! (b. October 3, 1934)

Hour 3

Chas Smith: Distance

Cold Blue Music/2021
performed with steel guitar and composer-developed instruments: JrBlue, Guitarzilla, Pez Eater, Bertoia, Lockheed, Que Lastas, Copper Box; recorded at TDS Studio 2, Grass Valley, California, 2020-2021; time: 15:05

Denis Smalley: Spectral Lands
Vues spectrales

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(fixed media 6 channels); electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studios, Febrezan, France, and London, 2010-2011, premiered at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Phipps Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK, November 23, 2011; time: 15:45

Robert Scott Thompson: Departing Landscape
Somewherecold Records/2021
electronic music: RST; recorded at the Resonance Observatory, September-October, 2020; time: 5:58

James Tenney: Maximusic
Postal Pieces

New World Records/2004
percussion: Tatiana Koleva; recorded at the Maria Minor Kerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2003; composition year: 1965; time: 7:20

Benjamin Boretz & Mary Roberts: excerpt from The Purposes and Politics of Engaging Strangers
a. An Introduction
b. Wait
c. Explore Contradictories
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Hopkins/Roberts)
Open Space/1994
“scoretexts,” “wordtexts”: Benjamin Boretz; performers: Benjamin Boretz, Mary Lee Roberts, John Peel, Penelope Hyde, the Barrytown Orchestra, the Goleta Anarchist Music Ensemble; recorded at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, December 4, 1991; total excerpts time: 12:00

— FIN —

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