Martian Gardens Episode 1095

Martian Gardens Episode 1095
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 10-11, 2022
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Hour 1

George Crumb: Sun and Shadow
(Spanish Songbook II)
A cycle of five songs on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
I. Lazy River (Corriente Lenta) [3:53}
II. The Fly (Mosca) [2:29}
III. The Interrupted Concert (El Concertieto Interrumpido) [2:33]
IV. Dance of the Moon in Santiago (Danza da Lua en Santiago) [2:33]
V. Farewell (Despedida) [3:15}
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 16
Bridge Records/2014
soprano: Ann Crumb; amplified piano: Marcantonio Barone; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca; recorded at Swarthmore College, July 2013; composition year: 2009; total time: 15:24

In memory of George Crumb (October 24, 1929 — February 6, 2022 )
and Ann Crumb (May 25, 1950 – October 31, 2019)

Haskell Small: Diary of a Stroke — The Adventures of Herb and Pete
a. Stroke Fatigue
b. Herb and Pete
c. Stroke Fatigue
d. Rehab
e. Stroke Fatigue
f. Dance of the Neurons
g. Stroke Fatigue
h. An Unbearable Loss; Hope
MP3 of Diary of a Stroke
piano: Haskell Small; composition year: 2021; total time: 13:47

Julia Den Boer: Reminiscence (A. Thorvaldsdottir)
New Focus Recordings/2021
piano: Julia Den Boar; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, October 2020; composer; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; composition year: 2017; time: 8:43

Juraj Kojš: selections from Face Forward, Hawaii
a. At the Sunrise (2:56)
b. Through the Gentle Rain (3:08)
c. Roosters (3:56)
d. Rainforest Birds (2:32)
Neuma Records/2021
clarinet: Eric Umble; piano: Adam Marks; electronics: Juraj Kojš; recorded at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami; composition year: 2018; total selections time: 11:32

Hour 2

Benjamin Boretz: GenderMusic
Music/ /Consciousness/ /Gender (Open Space 49)

Open Space/2022
computer music, text, voice: Benjamin Boretz; GenderMusic incorporates Boretz’s Kivapiece (1991); GenderMusic composition year: 1994; MCG selection time: 10:15

Forrest Fang: Gender Lament

Cuneiform Records/1995
Balinese gendèr: I Wayan Sujana; sampler, kempluk (Balinese flat gong): Forrest Fang; recorded at the Hangar, Richmond, California; composers: Sujana, Fang; time: 3:42

Joan La Barbara: ShamanSong (excerpt)
New World Records/1998
voice, percussion, computer, electronic keyboard, synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; hand drums, doumbek, tar: Polly Tapia Ferber; cello: Erika Duke Kirkpatrick; gendèr: Kristina Melcher; recorded on location at Diablo Canyon and Sante Fe, New Mexico, studio recordings: Kledgit Sound, Cerrillos, New Mexico, Looking Glass Studio, New York City (1991), Metamusic Studios, Los Angeles (1998); composition years: 1991, revised 1998; excerpt time: 7:46

John Cage: The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist

Mode Records/2017
percussion, voice: Bonnie Whiting; recorded at Theater A, University of California San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 1942; text: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake); time: 2:52

Allen Otte and John Cage:
Connecting Egypt To Madison Through Columbus Ohio, Cage, And The History Of The American Labor Movement*
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
voice, prepared piano, and frame drums: Allen Otte; texts (in mesostic form): Du Fu, John Cage, The Ohio Council of the Conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops, Aldo Leopold, State Sen. Carl Otte (D-WI, father of Allen Otte), protest chants, anonymous voices of the American Labor Movement; recorded at Theater A, University of California, San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 7:18
*Incorporates music from Cage’s “Music for Marcel Duchamp” (1947), and Variations II (1961)

Jane Rigler/Curtis Bahn/Thomas Ciufo: Calm

Immersive Electroacoustic Music
Neuma Records/2022
improvised electroacoustic music: Rigler, Bahn, Ciufo; recorded live at McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, April 12, 2019; time: 9:15

Roxanne Turcotte: Tango déconstruit (Deconstructed Tango)

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(for multi-channel fixed medium); realized at Studio Séducson, Montreal; premiered at the concert La Grande Nuit 2021; incorporates a 1985 piece by Québécois mime artist Claude St-Denis, Mime Machine via FM synthesizer; time: 3:23

Hour 3

R. Weis: Our Cells Ourselves Our Homes
a. 3:15
b. 3:49
c. 2:05
d. 3:05
Installed — Sound for Exhibitions
A mix of excerpts from five sound scores created for gallery/museum exhibitions
Wormhole World Bandcamp/2022
tape music: R. Weis; from an installation of Paul Ludick‘s art furniture on the theme of electromagnetism and mutation; premiere: Art et Industrie Gallery, New York City, 1990; total selections time: 12:14

David Mooney: Olbum’s Furniture
Facts About Air

Heavy Mental Music by David R. Mooney
Opaque Melodies/2009
tape music: David Mooney, includes fragments of a television commercial for Olbum’s furniture store, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, c. 1960s; time: 7:33

Tim Brady: Uncertain Impact
Actions Speak Louder (3 Album Set)

Red Shift Bandcamp/2021
(For virtual electric guitar quartet using cell phones and click tracks); electric guitars: Tim Brady, Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duchesne, François Brunet-Turcotte; composition year: 2020; time: 7:18

Nels Cline: Seared Beard
The $100 Guitar Project
(various artists)
Bridge Records/2013
electric guitar: Nels Cline, for the $100 Guitar Project; time: 1:28

Larry Polansky: Epitaph (Four Voice Canon #21) (tmfg) (stereo version)
The Theory of Impossible Melody

New World Records/2009
fretless electric guitars, MEAP software: Larry Polansky; recorded at Mills College Center for Contemporary Music, winter 1990; time: 4:10

Andrew Cyrille Quartet: Kaddish
The Declaration of Musical Independence

ECM Records/2016
guitar: Bill Frisell; recorded at Brooklyn Recordings, July 2014; composer: Bill Frisell; time: 5:10

Michael Winter: a lot of tiles (trivial scan), parts 3 & 4*
a. 2232001 (4:22)
b. 1323200 (4:22)
Counterfeiting in Colonial Connecticut/a lot of tiles (trivial scan)
In honor and memory of George Floyd
XI Records/2022
computer: Michael Winter; bass, noises: Elliott Simpson; baritone saxophone: Omar López; time: 8:44
*notes on this piece

— FIN —

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