Martian Gardens Episode 1092

Martian Gardens Episode 1092
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 16, 2022
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Hour 1

Luciano Berio: O King
The Great Works for Voice

Mode Records/1995
Musician’s Accord — soprano: Christine Schadeberg; flute: Katherine Flanders Mukerji; clarinet: Sheldon Berkowitz; violin: Marshall Coid; cello: Ted Mook; piano: Margaret Kampmeier; conductor: Hayes Biggs; recorded at Sheppard Hall, City College of New York, April 3, 1995; composition year: 1968; time: 5:13

David Baker: Through This Vale of Tears
I. Thou Dost Lay Me in the Dust of Death (1:40)
II. If There Be Sorrow (1:14)
III. My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2:48)
IV. Parades to Hell (1:38)
V. Deliver My Soul (3:21)
VI. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (3:51)
VII. Now That He is Safely Dead (3:46)
(Works by T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Donal Fox, Olly Wilson)
New World Records/1992
tenor: Willie Brown; violins: Lynn Chang, Marylou Speaker Churchill; cello: Mark Churchill; piano: Vivian Taylor; texts: I. Psalm 22, II. Marie Evans, III. Psalm 22, IV. Solomon Edwards, V. Psalm 22, VI. traditional, VII. Carl Hines; recorded at the African American Meeting House, Boston, November 1991; composition year: 1986; total time: 18:37

(In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, 2022)

Steven Ricks: Young American Inventions REMIX
Young American Inventions

New Focus Recordings/2015
for solo piano and electronics; piano: Scott Holden; recorded at Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University, April 26, 2007; remixed 2014; time: 3:23

Peter Van Zandt Lane: The donning of masks (Scene I)
Hackpolitik — An electroacoustic ballet

Innova Recordings/2014
(for electroacoustic music and ensemble); Juventas New Music Ensemble; recorded at Fraser Studio, WGBH, Boston, 2014; time: 5:57

Eric Chasalow:
a. First Ghost (3:41)
b. Second Ghost (3:08)
Ghosts of our Former Selves
Suspicious Motives/2020
(for fixed media and live performance); voice, text: Eric Chasalow; excerpt time: 6:49 (from a one hour continuous performance)

Steven Ricks: Micro-Orbital (from Waves/Particles)
Young American Inventions

New Focus Recordings/2015
Canyonlands New Music Ensemble (flutes: Carlton Vickers; cello: Noriko Kishi; percussion: Jason Rabb), conductor: Morris Rosenzweig; recorded at de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University, May 8, 2008; selection time: 2:29

Craig Pepples: selections from String Quartet No. 4
The Cabinet of Curiosities
a. pigeonhole 1 (1:35)
b. pigeonhole 2 (1:37)
c. pigeonhole 3 (0:47)
Open Space 42 (Boretz/Pepples)
Open Space/2020
Mivos String Quartet (violins: Olivia De Prato, Maya Bennardo; viola: Victor Lowrie Tafoya; cello: Tyler J. Borden); recorded at Oktaven Audio; composition year: 2016; total selections time: 3:49

Hour 2

Ros Bandt: selections from Medusa Dreaming
a. Fish Dreaming (1:42)
b. Water Through Glass (4:44)
c. Water Dreaming (6:38)
Medusa Dreaming
Neuma Records/2021
Ros Bandt and The Medusa Ensemble: Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Natalia Mann, İzzet Kızıl; a. feed of the carp fish in the cistern; b. live hydrophonic clay and glass, harps, tarhu; c. psalteries, harps, Renaissance flute, words; recorded live by TRT Turkish Radio in the Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern), May 8, 2010; total selections time: 13:02

Louis Dufort: Into the Forest I’ve Seen Under
Into the Forest

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2020-2021; premiered at the L’élite numérique concert, at the Ultrasons Festival, Salle Claude-Champagne, January 11, 2018; time: 11:57

Forrest Fang: Receiving the Approaching Spirit

Cuneiform Records/1995
glass percussion, hichirki flute, Tibetan bell, violin, rainstick, cantaros (clay pots), Thai bells, synthesizer, bottle, Tibetan singing bowl; time: 4:19

Robert Scott Thompson: Elemental Folklore
Acousma — Electroacoustic Music

RST’s bandcamp/2001 (orig. Electronic Music Foundation)
electroacoustic music (sources: one violin note, viola harmonic, one cello note, flute sounds, bass drum, cymbals, gongs, castanets, prepared piano, SATB chorus, speech sounds); recorded at the composer’s studio; composition year: 1996; time: 15:11

Paul Lansky: Interlude
Things She Carried
Bridge Records/1997
NeXT and Silicon graphics computers: Paul Lansky; created at Princeton University, 1995-1996; time: 5:07

Hour 3

Frank Zappa and Ensemble Modern:
a. Times Beach II (7:31)
b. Times Beach III (4:26)
The Yellow Shark
Barking Pumpkin/1993
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Peter Rundel; arr. Ali N. Askin; recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, September, 1992; composition year: 1985; time: 11:45 (sans applause)

Dennis Báthory-KitszAlternative Ru(i)n
Malted Media Productions/2020
for strings, four horns, timpani (synthesized demo); composition year: 2020; time: 7:51

John McDonald: Three Parter, Op. 455, No. 102
At All Device

David Holzman plays piano music by John McDonald
Bridge Records/2020
piano: David Holzman; recorded at Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University, 2017; composition year: 2009; time: 3:45

Tyler Kline: music from Megasari Honggokusuma (Mega Hong)
a. Peach (1:25)
b. Granny Smith (1:21)
c. Durian (1:34)
Orchard — A Collection of 50 Short Solo Piano Pieces
Neuma Records/2021
piano: Tyler Kline; recorded at Barness Recital Hall, University of South Florida, Tampa; composer: Megasari Honggokusuma; total selections time: 4:20

Matthew Barber: selections from Interfaith Chapel
a. Vegetable (0:25)
b. Sun (1:14)
c. Icosahedron (0:08)
d. Phlegmatic (0:16)
e. Water (0:17)
f. Venus (1:00)
g. Animal (0:33)
h. Sphere (2:55)
i. Body (2:02)
j. Aether (0:28)
Perspectives of New Music CD2 (Barber/Bailey)
Open Space/2010
instrumentation: a. contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon; b. E-flat clarinet, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet; c. solo clarinet; d. oboe 2, bass clarinet; e. electronics; f. cello 1, cello 2, cello 3; g. contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon; h. solo clarinet; i. contrabassoon, oboe 1, oboe 2, oboe 3; j. electronics; performed by members of the Ossia New Music Ensemble, solo contrabass: Scott Worthington; recorded at the Interface Chapel, University of Rochester, presented by the Eastman Computer Music Center, March 27, 2008; composition year: 2008; total selections time: 9:24

Annea Lockwood:
a. Glass Bulb (0:47)
b. Glissandi (0:24)
c. Spinning Discs (1:46)
The Glass World

¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970)
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973;  total selections time: 3:00

John Cage: All sides of the small stone for Erik Satie*
TheWorks 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: 1978; total selections time: 4:24
*full title: All sides of the small stone for Erik Satie and (secretly given to Jim Tenney) as a koan

Erik Satie: selections from  Gymnopédies
a.  Gymnopédie No.1 (3:08)
b.  Gymnopédie No. 2 (2:30)
After the Rain…The Soft Sounds of Erik Satie
London Records/1996
piano: Pascal Rogé; recorded at Grabado en la Salle Wagram, Paris; March 1988; composition year: 1888; total time: 3:42

— FIN —

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