Martian Gardens Episode 1086

Martian Gardens Episode 1086
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 21, 2021
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Hour 1

George Crumb: selections from Metamorphoses (Book I)*
Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings) for amplified piano
a. Contes barbares (Paul Gaugin) (4:10)
b. Clowns at Night (Marc Chagall (3:59)
c. Nocturne Blue and Gold (Southampton Water) (James McNeil Whistler) (3:35
d. Perilous Night (Jasper Johns) (3:01)
Complete Crumb Edition Vol. 20 — Metamorphoses, Books I & II
Bridge Records/2021
piano: Marcantonio Barone; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, October 2019; composition years: 2015-2017; total selections time: 14:45
*presented out of sequence

John Cage: The Perilous Night
I. 2:26
II. 0:46
III. 4:31
IV. 1:07
V. 0:38
VI. 3:21
The Perilous Night/Four Walls
New Albion/1991
piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, November, 1990; composition year: 1944; time: 11:00

Jacob Greenberg: Seeding (N. Davis)
Bright Colors
Tundra Records/2021(via New Focus Recordings)
(for Harmonium and Electronics); harmonium: Jacob Greenberg; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York; composer: Nathan Davis; composition year: 2019; time: 13:24

Frank Denyer: Out of the Shattered Shadows I
Faint Traces — Chamber Works 1973-2001

Mode Records/2005
members of the Barton Workshop — flutes: Jos Zwaanenburg; spinet & harmonium: Catherine Laws; banjo: Alan Thomas; percussion: Damien Harron; recorded at Dartington Hall, UK, July 7, 2000; composition year: 1996; time: 13:43

Hour 2

David Hicks: Composite Sketches, in four movements
a. 1:59
b. 1:52
c. 2:43
d. 3:14
Open Space 38 (Pellegrini, Hicks, Friedl)
Open Space/2019
violin: Matthew Woodward; viola: Scot Moore; cello: Andrew Borkowski; total time: 9:38

Tianyi Wang: Dark Blessing
Drift, Volume 34
(various artists)
Navona Records/2020
violin: Maria Sampen; cello: Alistair McCrae; piano: Tanya Stambuk; recorded at Schneebeck Concert Hall, Tacoma, Washington, March 3, 2018; composition year: 2017; time: 6:21

John Luther Adams: Mourning Dove
Mode Records/2012
The Calithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, October 3, 2006; composition years: 1974-1979, 2006; time: 5:50

Chris Brown: Tennis Court, CNMAT, Berkeley (5:39)
Talking Drum
Pogus Productions/2005
field recordings: Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, UC Berkeley, California, by David Wessel; computer networking and programming: Chris Brown; time: 5:39

David Macbride: Percusion Park, Parts 1 & 2
a. Percussion Park — Swinging (3:55)
b. Percussion Park — Flowering (5:10)
A Special Light
Innova Recordings/2014
a. percussion: Benjamin Toth; b. percussion: Benjamin Toth, Michael Anderson; recorded at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, May 15, 2013; composition year: c. 2010; total selections time: 9:05

Chris Brown: Frogs in Irrigation Canals, Campuhan, Bali
Talking Drum

Pogus Productions/2005
field recordings: Bali, by Chris Brown; computer networking and programming: Chris Brown; time: 3:36

Agnese Toniutti: selections from Philip Corner
a. Small pieces of a Fluxus Reality (2:26)
b. A really lovely piece made for & by Agnese (3:14)
Subtle Matters
Neuma Records/2021
piano: Agnese Toniutti; recorded in Italy, Spring 2020; composer: Philip Corner; composition year: a. 2018; b. 2019; total time: 5:40

Philip Corner: Round Sound
Extreme Positions

New World Records/2007
multi-tracked trombone: Hilary Jeffrey; recorded at Het Bethanienklooster, Amsterdam, Spring 2006; composition year: 1963; time: 5:08

Hour 3

György Ligeti: Artikulation
Continuum/10 Stücke für Bläserquintett/Artikulation/Glissandi/2 Etüden/Volumina
electronic music made with sine wave, white noise, impulse generators, and audio filters; recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of West German Radio, Cologne, March 25, 1958; composition year: 1958; time: 3:50

Pauline Oliveros: Jar Piece
Reverberations — Tape & Electronic Music 1961 — 1970 boxed set
synthesizers, oscillators, tapes: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the University of Toronto, 1966; as the soundtrack for a light show by Lynn Lonidier at UC San Diego; time: 15:52

Jorge Antunes: Invocação em defesa da máquina
I. A máquina nao desumaniza a musica (2:35)
II. Reflexão (1:03)
III. A musica humaniza a máquina (5:13)
In Defense of the Machine
Pogus Productions/2013
(for four percussionists, four metronomes, and electronic sounds); Grupo de Percussão do instituto de Artes da UNESP (percussion: Adriano Letzel; Arturo Uribe; Bruno Cabrera; Catarina Percinio; Clenio Henrique; Rosangela Rhafaelle; Rubens Lopez; Sergio Couthino); recorded at Teatro Maria De Lourdes Sekeff of Art Institute, University of São Paulo; March 27, 2010; composition year: 1968; total time: 9:41

Patrick Ascione: Et puis l’oubli…
Figures de son

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(stereo fixed media); electroacoustic music realized at the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), Bourges, France; premiered at the Grand théâtre de la Maison de la culture de Bourges, Synthèse festival, Bourges, France, June 1998; time: 10:06

Johanna M. Beyer: Music of the Spheres
Women in Electronic Music — 1977
(various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2007 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for three electrical musical instruments, or strings, triangle and lion’s roar); The Electric Weasel Ensemble (music easel synthesizers: Allen Strange, Stephen Ruppnthal, David Morse; pulse control: Brenda Hutchinson; frequency shifting, mix: Brenda Hutchinson; triangle: Charles Amirkhanian; recorded by Robert Shumaker, 1750 Arch Studios, 1977; composition year: 1938; time: 5:59

Eliot Britton: Metatron 5 (2010) — Valkaratron

Ambiances Magnétiques/2016
Architek Percussion (percussion, drums, electronics: Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valliante), with guests on percussion and electronics: Zachary Hale, Christian Smith; recorded at MMR, McGill University, Montreal, February 14, 2014; time: 3:27

— FIN —

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