Martian Gardens Episode 1087

Martian Gardens Episode 1087
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
December 5, 2021
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Hour 1

Alvin Lucier: Music for Piano with Slow Sweep Pure Wave Oscillators
Still Lives
Lovely Music, Ltd./2001
piano: Marilyn Nonken; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn; mastering: Tom Hamilton; composition year: 1992; time: 16:31

In memory of Alvin Lucier (May 14, 1931 — December 2, 2021)

George Crumb: selections from Metamorphoses (Book I)
Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings) for amplified piano
a. The Persistence of Memory (Dali) (3:45)
b. The Blue Rider (Kandinsky) (2:53)
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: 6:42

John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp
The Works for Piano 4

Mode Records/2002
prepared piano: Margaret Leng Tan; recorded at Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, April 4, 1999; composition year: 1947; time: 5:45

Morton Feldman: selected Jackson Pollock pieces
a. Music for Jackson Pollock (2:33)
b. Signature (0:12)
c. Jackson Pollock Speaks (2:33)
d. Jackson Pollock Paints (1:40)
First Recordings 1950s — Feldman Edition 2
Mode Records/1999
The Turfan Ensemble; a. for two cellos (cellos: Helmut Menzler, Michael Sterling); a. b., c., d. voice: Jackson Pollock, Feldman’s soundtrack for Jackson Pollock 51 (1951); performer: Daniel Stern; total selections time: 6:00

Frank Ferko: Symphonie brève
I. Andante (3:17)
II. Very fast, lightly (6:06)
III. Chorale (3:08)
Organ Music by Frank Ferko & Leo Sowerby
organ: David Schrader; recorded at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 2019; composition year: 1987; total time: 12:31

Hour 2

Frederic Rzewski: Which Side Are You On?
Which Side Are You On? (Lisa Moore, piano and voice)
Cantaloupe Music/2003
piano: Lisa Moore; recorded at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut, January 2003; mixed at Fred Plaut Recording Studio, Yale University; composer: Frederic Rzewski, orig. Florence Reece; composition years: 1978-1979 (suite: North American Ballads); time: 11:53

Christian Wolff: Exercises Out of Songs 3* (String Quartet Exercises Out of Songs, mvt. 3)
3 String Quartets
New World Records/2021
Quatuor Bozzini (violins: Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung; viola: Stéphanie Bozzini; cello: Isabelle Bozzini); recorded at Église St-Joseph de Rivière-Des-Prairies, Montreal, February 2021; composition years: 1974-1975; time: 12:29
*based on Which Side Are You On?

Elaine Barkin: Violin Duo
Open Space 24 (Barkin/Czerner)

Open Space/2009
(for two violins), MIDI realization: David Frank Long, 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 9:13

Adam Roberts: Bell Threads
Bell Threads

New Focus Recordings/2021
viola: Hannah Levinson; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, 2020-2021; composition year: 2009; time: 7:12

Pamela Z: Syrinx
A Secret Code

Neuma Records/2021
voice, birdsongs, processing, mixing: Pamela Z; originally presented as part of Charlie Morrow’s SoundCube installation, The Kitchen, New York City; composition year: 2003; time: 6:13

Charlie Morrow: Central Park 2007

XI Records/2011
sound source: Cornell Ornithological Lab; engineered by Charlie Morrow in Barton, Vermont; time: 3:20

Hour 3

Roxanne Turcotte: L’appel (dissidence) (from Les oiseaux de Nias)
empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(for 5 wind instruments, 25 birdcalls, 31 channels fixed media); birdcalls, ocarinas, shakuhachi, sulings, processing: Michel Dubeau; birdcalls, percussion: Julien Grégoire; birdcalls, flute, piccolo, didgeridoo: Claire Marchand; birdcalls, bassoon, Tayau long, processing: Sonia Paço-Rocchia; birdcalls, piccolo, sulings: Guy Pelletier; game calls: Serge Arcuri, Marie Anne Bérard, Elisabeth Cathy, Alain Chartier; Ana Dall’Ara-Majek, Martin Doyon, Chantal Dumas, Dustin Finer, Odile Gruet, Mark Hyland, Alain Lalonde, Julie-Ann Lepage, Chantal Levert, Jiaxin, Isabelle Paradis, Marie Pelletier; Simon-Émile Pelletier, Hélène Perrault, Estelle Schorpp, Arthur Turcotte, Chantal Turcotte, Élise Turcotte, Roxanne Turcotte, Bin Zhang; guitar-game call: Martin Doyon; recorded at Turcotte’s Studio Séducson, Montreal, 2017-19, revised 2020; premiered at at the concert D’un espace à l’autre presented at the Satosphère of the Société des arts technologiques (SAT), part of the Montréal / Nouvelles musiques (MNM) festival, February 26, 2019; selection time: 12:04

Matthew Burtner: Fern
Portals of Distortion

Innova Recordings/1999
computer-generated sound: Matthew Burtner; composition year: 1997; time: 8:42

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
(vocal music on 8 channels of tape); extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; new 2017 stereo mix; time: 13:18

Albert Mayr: La Environmental Music (excerpt)
Suono Ambiente
ANTS Records/2001
sound samples: Max Eastley; excerpt time: 8:52

Roger Doyle: Chantry
Frail Things In Eternal Places

electronic music: Roger Doyle; voice: Tuula Voutilainenen; recorded at the composer’s studio, Trinity College, Dublin, composition year: 2015; time: 3:23

Philip Mantione: selections from Fourteen
a. Track 14 (3:00)
b. Track 1 (2:37)

Scattered Music/2003
computer music, field recordings: Philip Mantione; time: 5:37

— FIN —

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