Martian Gardens Episode 1102

Martian Gardens Episode 1102
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 10, 2022
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Hour 1

Kate Soper and Sam Pluta: The Understanding of All Things
The Understanding of All Things

New Focus Recordings/2022
(for voice and fixed media); voice: Kate Soper; live electronics: Sam Pluta; text: Franz Kafka; recorded at Sweeney Concert Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 13-15, 2021; composition year: 2013, revised 2015; time: 7:53

Joseph Klein: Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka
a. Die Brücke (The Bridge) (7:53)
b. Der Geier (The Vulture) (5:27)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
Centaur Records/2012
(for narrator, mixed choir, and computer music); narrator: Jeffrey Snider; texts: Franz Kafka; soloists: Heidi Dietrich Klein, Patrick Grange, Jonathan Greer, Henry Gibbons, conductor: Joseph Klein; composition year: 2006; total time: 13:17

John Cage: Hymn and Variations (1st 1/2)
Choral Works I (Cage Edition 18)
Mode Records/1998
(for 12 amplified voices); Ars Nova Vocal Group; recorded at Vestkirken, Copenhagen, March 1997; composition year: 1979; excerpt time: 14:28

Juraj Kojš: Where You Are

Neuma Records/2021
Splinter Reeds (oboe: Kyle Bruckmann; B-flat clarinet: Bill Kalinkos; bass clarinet: Jeff Anderle; alto saxophone: David Wegehaupt; bassoon: Dana Jessen); narrator: Juraj Kojš; recorded at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Florida; composition year: 2019; time: 14:57

Hour 2

Lajaren Hiller: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
I. Allegro (7:05)
II. Larghetto (3:42)
III. Allegro molto vivace (4:52)
New World Records/2018
violin: Conrad Harris; piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, June 29-30, 2017; composition year: 1955; total time: 15:44

Lejaren Hiller: Strophe IV; Epilog to Strophe IV (from Computer Cantata)
A Total Matrix of Possibilities

New World Records/2008
soprano: Helen Hamm; University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players; conductor: Jack McKenzie; composition year: 1963; selection time: 3:16

David Rosenboom: On Being Invisible, Part 1*
Invisible Gold

Pogus Productions/2000
computers, software, design, processing: David Rosenboom; performance: David Rosenboom; assistants: William Stevens, Larry Polansky, Jacqueline Humbert; recorded at the Music Gallery, Toronto, February 12, 1977, composition years: 1976-1977; time: 23:47
*live electronic music involving extended musical interface with the human nervous system, article from the Leonardo Journal

PAN Project: The Bell Rings Deep Blue
PAN Project

Neuma Records/
gamin, piri: Ned Rothenberg; shakuhachi: Ying Chieh Wang; erhu: Jeff Roberts; janggu: Woonjung Sim; Pan Project recorded at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 2019; studioLOG, Seoul, South Korea, June 10, 2021; engineering: Jacob’s Well, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, littlelife music, New York City; time: 7:02

Hour 3

Annette Vande Gorne: Printemps
a. Jeux d’oiseaux (Bird Games) (2:55)
b. Jeux d’eau (Water Games) (2:24)
c. Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) (2:40)
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channel fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain, Belgium; premiered on October 25, 2020, during the Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium); composition year: 2016; total selection time: 6:54

Jorge Arriagada: Indio
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB] (various artists)
electroacoustic music realized at Groupe de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (plus tard Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges), France, 1972; time: 13:00

Craig Pepples: selections from Watercolors*
a. Frogs (3:11)
b. Geode (5:14)
Open Space 47 (Pelligrini/Pepples/Friedl/Hicks)

Open Space/2021
(for piano and electronics); piano: Julia Hsu; recorded at the Sonorium, Tokyo, February 2019; composition year: 2019; composition year: 2018; total selections time: 8:25
*for David Hicks

Steven Mackey: a matter of life and death

Open Space 4 (Mackey/Randall)
Open Space/1993
piano, amplified piano: Elizabeth DiFelice; composition year: 1987; time: 9:55

George Crumb: selections from Metamorphoses (Book II)
Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings) for amplified piano
a. From the Faraway, Nearby (Georgia O’Keefe) (2:36)
b. Easter (Marc Chagall) (3:32)
c. The Starry Night (Van Gogh) (5:26)
Complete Crumb Edition Vol. 20 — Metamorphoses, Books I & II
Bridge Records/2021
piano: Marcantonio Barone; recorded at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, June 2021; composition years: 2015-2017; total selections time: 11:34

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