Martian Gardens Episode 1107

Martian Gardens Episode 1107
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 23-24, 2022
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Hour 1

William Bland: selections from Piano Sonata #17, in a minor
a. Allegretto (Capriccio) (5:58)
b. Allegrissimo (7:20)
Piano Sonatas
Bridge Records/2021
piano: Kevin Gorman; recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York, December 2020; composition year: 2007; total selections time: 13:18

Richard Carr:
a. Celestial Navigation (6:36)
b. Westside Docks (2:20)
Over the Ridge
Neuma Records/2021
(for string quartet) violins: Laura Lutzke, Richard Lipchik (a), Richard Carr (b); viola: Caleb Burhans; cello: Clarice Jensen; recorded at Blue Bridge Studios, Rosendale, New York; composition year: c. 2020; total selections time: 8:56

Bergamot Quartet: Esencia (T. León)
I. Agua de Florida (5:57)
II. Agua de Rosas (6:45)
III. Agua de Manantial (5:59)
In the Brink (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2022
(for string quartet); violins: Ledah Finck, Sarah Thomas; viola: Amy Tan; cello: Irène Han; recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York; composer: Tania León; composition year: 2009; total time: 19:41

Jon Luther Adams: selections from Arctic Dreams
a. One That Stays All Winter* (6:55)
b. Where the Waves Splash, Hitting Again and Again (1:53)
Arctic Dreams
Cold Blue Music/2021
(for voices and string quartet); Synergy Vocals (soprano: Micaela Haslam; soprano: Amanda Morrison; alto: Heather Cairncross; bass: Simon Grant); violin: Robin Lorentz; viola: Ron Lawrence; cello: Michael Finckel; bass: Robert Black; voices recorded at the Almeida Opera, London; mixed and mastered in London, January 2021; composition year: 2021; total selections time: 8:47
*misidentified as “River with No Willows” on announcement

Hour 2

James Dashow: selections from Archimedes, Act II
A Planetarium Opera
a. scene II — Mathematics II, Part 2 (3:40)
b. scene II — Chorus II, Then Archimedes (2:30)
c. scene II — Mathematics II, Part 3 (4:01)
Neuma Records/2021
baritone: Michael Kelly as Archimedes; tenor: Martin Bakari as Marcellus; bass: Adrian Rosas as Hieron; soprano: Jennifer Zetlan as Demiurge; tenor: Brian Giebler as Demiurge; soprano: Jennifer Zetlan as Slave Girl 1; mezzo soprano: Toby Newman as Slave Girl 2; child: Madeleine Albus; voice of the Prime Mover: Philip Kerr; Flauti dolci (recorders): Antonio Politano; chorus: Nicholas Isherwood, Brian Giebler, Toby Newman, Adrian Rosas, James Wright, Jennifer Zetlan; libretto: Cary Plotkin, Ted Weiss; electronic music, concept: James Dashow; composition years: 2000-2008; total selections time: 10:12

Nicolas Collins: Charlotte Aux Poires
Sound Without Pictures
electronics, voice: Nicolas Collins; text: Susan Tallman; composition year: 1997; time: 10:51

Negativland: Sycamore
Escape From Noise

SST Records/1987
(samples, noises, narrative); narrator: David Wills; time: 2:29

Robert Gross: A Deadly Combination*
(WAV file)
synthesizers; voice: Robert Gross; recorded at the composer’s studio, Anderson, Indiana, composition year: 2022; time: 10:00
*in response to the Tops Supermarket mass murder, Buffalo, New York, May 14, 2022

dj id m theftable: When I’m dead put me in the fountain at the Maine Mall
Clean Houses Exude Fear

id m theftable’s bandcamp/2018
turntable, samples, improvised vocals: dj id m theftable; recorded in Portland, Maine, 2014-2015; assembled at the composer’s studio, Portland, 2018; time: 6:15

Javier Garavaglia: Spaces: Suspended — Scattered (Version I)
(acousmatic music in 8.1 surround sound for High-Density Loudspeaker Array); computers, electronics: Javier Garavaglia; premiered at Cafe OTO, London, UK, January 28, 2018; time: 10:31

Hour 3

Nicolas Bernier: Liaisons mécaniques
Travaux mécaniques

empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(fixed media); realized at studios of the University of Montreal, and Musiques & Recherches, Belgium, December 2006 to April, 2007; premiered at Petit théâtre Mercelis in Brussels, April 27, 2007; time: 10:02

Morton Subotnick: Until Spring (Side Two)
Volume 2: Electronic Works

Mode Records/2004
Buchla Electronic Music Box: Morton Subotnick; recorded 1975, Mills College; time: 14:24

String Noise: selections from Field (L. Bunk)
I. 6:59
II. 6:31
Way (Mincek/Bunk/Lamb)
New Focus Recordings/2022
String Noise (violins: Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris); Way recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 4, 2017, June 16, 2019, September 9, 2021; composer: Lou Bunk; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 13:30

Michael Winter: a lot of tiles (trivial scan), parts 5 & 6*
a. a lot of tiles (trivial scan) part 5 — 2130311 (4:22)
b. a lot of tiles (trivial scan) part 6 — 2101000 (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

Benjamin Boretz: A Postcard for George Quasha at 70
Open Space 35 (Boretz/Pepples/Pelligrini)
Open Space/2017
vibraphone: Sascia Pellegrini; recorded in Hong Kong; composer: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 2012; time: 3:22

Benjamin Boretz: Suite for Sascia, Part I
Open Space 35 (Boretz/Pepples/Pelligrini)
Open Space/2017
vibraphone, piano: Sascia Pellegrini; recorded in Hong Kong; composer: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 2014 (from Three Holy Sonnets by John Donne); time: 2:26

— FIN —

One thought on “Martian Gardens Episode 1107

  1. Hello Max. Congratulations for your “Martian Gardens” program. It is a very important source of information about music.


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