Martian Gardens Episode 1091

Martian Gardens Episode 1091
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 8-9, 2022
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Hour 1

Michael Tilson Thomas: Island Music, Part Two — In the Clearing
American Gifts — For Marimba Duo (Thomas/Sessions/Fine/Brackett)
Bridge Records/2020
marimbas: Jack Van Geem, Nancy Zeltsman; recorded at the Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, January 2005; composition year: 2003; time: 13:52

Mary Lee Roberts: Winter Cranes
6 Compositions

Open Space/1997
(computer music) composition year: 1997; time: 7:51

Natasha Barrett: Altered States 1 — Coastal Waters
Altered States — Binaural Music for Headphones

Natasha Barrett’s Bandcamp/2021
voices: Nordic Voices ensemble; composition, mixing, mastering: Natasha Barrett; recorded at Rainbow Studios, Oslo; time: 6:56

Eleanor Hovda: Coastal Traces Tidepools 1
The Eleanor Hovda Collection

Innova Recordings/2012
grand piano innards: Eleanor Hovda; waterphone: Jack Vees; time: 10:58
originally released on Coastal Traces, O.O. Discs, 1997

Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans: Ce qu’entend le noyé*

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(stereo fixed medium); electroacoustic music realized at the Musique & Recherches’s Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio, Ohain, Belgium, April 2019; time: 10:59
*What the drowned man hears

Hour 2

Jackson Mac Low: Thanks
Open Secrets

XI Records/1993
(indeterminate vocal work, three superimposed performances, six voices); voices: Jackson Mac Low (Forties), Anne Tardos; texts: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos, Tibor Tardos (Girl Over the Eiffel Tower); Simone Signoret (Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be); WordPerfect magazine (March, 1993 issue); composition year: 1960; time: 9:54

Stephanie Lamprea: Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) (J. Eckardt)
Quaking Aspen — Stephanie Lamprea & William Bond
New Focus Recordings/2021
soprano: Stephanie Lamprea; recorded at the Record Co., Boston, summer 2021; composer: Jason Eckardt; composition year: 2021; time: 5:39

Meredith Monk: Travelers 4/Churchyard Entertainment
Book of Days

Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble; voices: Robert Een, Andrea Goodman, Meredith Monk, Nicky Paraiso, Naaz Hosseini, Ching Gonzalez, Johanna Arnold, Joan Barber, John Eppler, Timothy Sawyer; keyboard: Nurit Tilles; recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City, June 1989; time: 6:32

Thomas DeLio: and of “of”
Transparent Waves

Selected Compositions IV (1995-2021)
Neuma Records/2022
electroacoustic music: Thomas DeLio; text: P. Inman, “Jacob’s Ladder,” composition year: 2021; time: 10:35

Noah Creshevsky: Jacob’s Ladder*
Mutable Music/2003
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 1999; time: 7:52
*dedicated to Marco Oppedisano

Marco Oppedisano: Maisie’s Gift
Selected Works (1999-2017)

Acoustic, Electric, and Electroacoustic Music with Guitar
Marco’s Bandcamp/2021
spoken word samples, voice: Jillian Maisie Oppedisano; electric guitar, nylon string guitar, electric bass; spoken word, field recordings recorded at Yellowstone Municipal Park, Forest Hills, Queens, summer 2017; composition year: 2017; time: 1:47

Larry Polansky: Anna Canon
Four-Voice Canons

Cold Blue Music/2002
voice: Anna Diamond Polansky; computer software: Larry Polansky; realized at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; composition year: 1994; time: 4:04

Hour 3

Jerome Kitzke: The Redness of Blood
a. Breathing in (tutti)
b. Grandmother chord (1903-1994)
c. She stands indomitable, even now (tutti)
d. Mother chord (1920-2012) (tutti)
e. Mother loves the butterflies, they are her children too (trio)
f. Father chord (1923-2011) (tutti)
g. Father loves the words, they are his children (duo)
h. Sister chord (1949-1999) (tutti)
i. Regina takes the Holy Road, 3 December 1994 (tutti)
j. Sister loves the light (duo)
k. Brother chord, 1951 — (tutti)
l. Brother loves the slow dance, the long laugh (trio)
m. Sister chord, 1953 — (tutti)
n. Sister loves the giving (tutti)
o. Brother chord, 1955 — (tutti)
p. Brother loves the Circle (tutti)
q. Breathing out (tutti)
The Redness of Blood
New World Records/2021
clarinet, bass clarinet, speaking voice: Michael Lowenstern; piano, speaking voice, vocals, percussion: Margaret Kampmeier; percussion, speaking voices, vocals: Jude Traxler, Mike Perdue; additional vocals: Lisa Karrer, Matthew Hensrud; text: Jerome Kitzke; recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey, November 2015; additional vocals recorded at John Kilgore Sound, New York City, June 17, 2016; composition years: 1994-1995; time: 26:17

Karlheinz Stockhausen: selections from In the Sky I am Walking
Songs of the Native Americans
1. Opening Prayer of the Sun Dance (Chippewa) (4:19)
2. Peruvian Dance Song (Ayacucho) (4:30)
3. Plaint Against the Fog (Nootka) (5:19)
4. A Song By Nezahualcoyotl (Aztec) (4:16)
In the Sky I am Walking (Vox Nova/Stockhausen/Dusapin)
Mode Records/1998
Vox Nova (soprano: Valérie Chouanière; mezzo soprano: Isabelle Soccoja; tenor: Thierry Fouré; bass baritone, director: Nicholas Isherwood); recorded in Paris, France; composition year: 1972; total selections time: 21:06
details on Am Himmel Wandere Ich (In the Sky I am Walking)

Jorge Reyes: Body Song
Solar — A Music Travelogue
(various artists)
Soleilmoon Recordings/1997
vocals, body percussion, electronics, processing: Jorge Reyes; recorded at the composer’s studio, Mexico City; time: 8:13

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