Martian Gardens Episode 1096

Martian Gardens Episode 1096
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 18-19, 2022
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Hour 1

Ros Bandt: The Tears of Yerebatan Palace
Medusa Dreaming

Neuma Records/2021
(for water drips, percussion, flute call to water, water and glass lachrimae); recorded original glass and clay sculptures: Ros Bandt; Ros Bandt and The Medusa Ensemble: Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Natalia Mann, İzzet Kızıl; recorded live by TRT Turkish Radio in the Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern), May 8, 2010; time: 8:02

Thomas Meadowcroft: Plain Moving Landfill
Speak Percussion

Mode Records/2019
(for solo percussion); percussion: Eugene Ughetti; recorded at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, Australia; composition year: 2003; time: 12:59

George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
A cycle of songs on texts by García Lorca*
a. El niño busca su voz (3:59)
b. Dances of the Ancient Earth (2:30)
II. Me he perdido muchas veces por el mar (2:29)
III. ¿De donde vienes, amor, mi nino? (Dance of the Sacred Life-Cycle) (4:01)
a. Todas las tardes en Granada, todas las tardes se muere un nino (2:53)
b. Ghost Dance (2:08)
V. Se ha llenado de luces mi corazón de seda (7:08)
The Complete Crumb Edition Volume 9
Bridge Records/2005
soprano: Tony Arnold; oboe: Kathryn Dupuy Cooper; mandolin: David Starobin; musical saw: Dale Stuckenbruck; harp: Courtney Hershey Bress; piano: Susan Grace; percussion: John Kinzie, Mark Foster, William Hill; conductor: David Colson; texts: Federico García Lorca; composition year: 1970; total time: 25:08
*I. The little boy was looking for his voice/II. I have lost myself in the sea many times/III. From where do you come my love, my child?/IV. Each afternoon in Granada, a child dies each afternoon/V. My heart of silk is filled with lights

In memory of George Crumb (October 24, 1929 — February 6, 2022 )

Sylvia Smith: Forever and Sunsmell (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
voice: Christie Finn; Chinese tom-toms: Sylvia Smith; Ayano Kataoka: Chinese cymbal; text: e.e. cummings; recorded at the University of Baltimore County; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1942; time: 5:27

Hour 2

Benjamin Boretz: If I am a musical thinker
Music/ /Consciousness/ /Gender (Open Space 49)

Open Space/2022
computer music, text: Benjamin Boretz; reading: Elaine Barkin; composition year: 1994; selection time: 7:04

Elaine Barkin: Exploring the rigors of in between
ee2 — A Sound Album by Elaine Barkin

Open Space/2000
flute: Alice Macgonical; French horn: Louise MacGillivray; violin: Marcy Dicterow-Vaj, viola: Lynn Lusher Grants; cello: Erika Duke Kirkpatrick; conductor: Daniel Kessner; time: 2:56

UVA Percussion Ensemble: To Live To Be Free (M. Panetti)
Speed of Sound — UVA Music @ 100 (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2019
(for percussion, marimba, temple blocks); performers: I-Jen Fang, Julianna Lee, Mark Panetti; recorded at the Old Cabell Hall Auditorium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Fall 2016 – Spring 2018; composer: Mark Panetti; composition year: 2016; time: 9:10

Bo Nilsson: Quantitäten
Music for Merce 1952 – 2009 (various artists)
New World Records/2010
piano: David Tudor; recorded on tour with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1968; composer: Bo Nilsson; composition year: 1958; time: 12:31

John Aylward: Mercury
Celestial Forms and Stories

New Focus Recordings/2022
Klang Forum Wien (alto flute, bass flute: Vera Fischer; clarinet, bass clarinet: Olivier Vivares; violin: Sophie Schlafleitner; cello: Andreas Lindenbaum); recorded at Tonzauber Recording Studio, Vienna Concert House, Vienna, November 2020; composition year: 2014; time: 8:42

Jon Appleton: Chef D’oeuvre
The World Music Theater of Jon Appleton

musique concrète realized at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; composition year: 1967; time: 2:28

James Tenney: Collage Study #1 (“Blue Suede”)
Selected Works 1961-1969

New World Records/2003
sound collage: James Tenney; realized at the University of Illinois, 1961; time: 3:22

Philip Perkins: BEYRK
The Department of Strange Weather
Fun Music/2011
live sound collage: Philip Perkins; time: 4:37

Hour 3

R. Weis: selections from Victoriana
Installed Sound for Exhibitions

A mix of excerpts from five sound scores created for gallery/museum exhibitions
Wormhole World Bandcamp/2022
antique door sounds from R. Weis’ former residence, a Victorian house; premiered at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, 2009; total selections time: 6:44

Howard Shore: Midnight*
Collector’s Edition Vol. 1
Howe Records/2009
synthesizers, electronics: Howard Shore; composition year: 1985; time: 3:18
*incidental music for Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours

Wendy Carlos: Nocturnal Valse Triste (from “The Shining“*)
Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume One
East Side Digital/2005
synthesizers, processing: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind;  composition years: 1979-1980; time: 1:26
*composed for but not used in

Brian Eno: Little Fishes
Another Green World
EG Editions/1987 (orig. Island LP/1975)
piano, Farfisa organ: Brian Eno; recorded at Island Studios, London, summer 1975; time: 1:26

Scott Smallwood: Variations on a Door (No Sigh)
a. Door 1 (1:49)
b. Door 2 (3:04)
c. Door 3 (1:29)
Desert Winds
Deep Listening/2002
field recordings, processing: Scott Smallwood (sound source: restroom door at the International Computer Music Conference, August 2000, Berlin); composition year: 2000; time: 7:22

Elizabeth Hoffman: Cloud Patterns
Music from SEAMUS Volume 30 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2021
electroacoustic music realized at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2019; composition year/revision: 2019/2021; time: 9:23

Elizabeth Hoffman: Water Spirits
Intérieurs harmoniques

empreintes DIGITALes/2012
algorithmic processing of water sounds: Elizabeth Hoffman; realized at the composer’s studio in New York City, 2007-2011; premiered at the SEAMUS 2006 National Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, time: 10:41

Stéphane Borrel: Two Pieces from the Anthology of Laughter
a. Les Orientales (3:21)
b. Les Inspirés (3:47)
Borrell’s SoundCloud; electroacoustic music; composition year: c. 2019; total time: 7:07

Mary Simoni: Giggles
Simoni’s Spotify
; performers: Mary Simoni, Tim Flood, Kimberly Dolanski; Jeremy Edwards; composition year: 2011; time: 3:18

— FIN —

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