Martian Gardens Episode 1111

Martian Gardens Episode 1111
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 24, 2022
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Hour 1

Ning Yu: selections from Rates of Extinction (W. Lu)
a. Rates of Extinction II (1:51)
b. Rates of Extinction III (1:53)
Of Being
New Focus Recordings/2020
piano: Ning Yu; composer: Wang Lu; composition year: 2017; Of Being recorded at  Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, 2018-2019; total selections time: 3:42

John McDonald: selections from At All Device
a. Poco “Harsh,” Poco “Nice,” Op. 455, No. 74 (1:05)
b. Digital Dance Fetish: An African Allegro, Op. 455, No. 118 (3:42)
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 years: a. 2010, b. 2011; total time: 4:48

Stephen Jaffe: Dance Around the Light (from Light Dances, Chamber Concerto No. 2)
The Music of Stephen Jaffe, Vol. 4
Bridge Records/2022
Da Capo Chamber Players (flute/piccolo: Patricia Spencer; clarinet/bass clarinet: Meighan Stoops; violin: Curtis Macomber; cello: Chris Gross; piano: Stephen Beck; percussion: Michael Lipsey); recorded at LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, May 17, 2017; composition years: 2009-2010; selection time: 8:26

Aleš Friedl: selections from Otročarije
a. Deževen dan (Rainy Day) (1:26)
b. Koracajoča stonaga (Walking Centipede) (1:14)
c. Ura baleta (The Ballet Hour) (2:09)
d. Mojter Jaka (Brother John) (1:56)
e. Na pašniku (In the Pasture) (3:29)
f. Rock ‘n Roll (2:23)
g. Damači muk (A House Cat) (1:12)
h. Skrivalnice (Hide & Seek) (1:00)
Otročarije — Scenes from Childhood
violin: Nadežda Tokareva; piano: Lovorka Nemeš Dular; recorded at the PianoRoom, Golnik, Upper Slovakia, 2020-2021; total selections time: 15:06

Alvin Singleton: Hallelujah Anyhow (String Quartet No. 4)
Four String Quartets
New World Records/2022
Momenta Quartet (violins: Emilie-Anne Gendron, Alex Shiozaki; viola: Stephanie Griffin; cello: Michael Haas); recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 2021; composition year: 2019; time: 19:14

Hour 2

Joseph Benzola: Angular Pygmy Squaredance in Bushwick*
Amanita Music/2015
music and instruments: Joseph Benzola; time: 6:06
*aka Drunken Hipster Pygmy Squaredance Trance in Bushwick

Third Coast Percussion: selections from Perspective (JLin)
a. Obscure (4:37)
b. Derivative (4:30)
Perspectives (various composers)
Çedille Records/2022
Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore) recorded at the Chicago Recording Company; May 2017; composer: JLin (Jerrilynn Patton) ; composition year: 2020; total selections time: 9:07

Quey Percussion Duo: Nian (from Impressions of Chinese Opera)
Innova Recordings/2019
percussion: Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious; recorded at Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota, Duluth; composer: Gene Koshinksi; composition year: 2012; total time: 3:35

Stephen Dembski: For Toy Piano
Milton Babbitt — A Composers’ Memorial (various artists)
Open Space/2012
toy piano: Ju-Ping Song; composition year: 2011; time: 2:58

John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano
I. 1:22
II. 1:33
III. 1:22
IV. 1:34
V. 1:04
The Piano Works 6
Mode Records/2005
toy piano: Martine Joste; Piano Works 6 recorded at Forum Culturel, Le Blanc-Mesnil, France, July 2003 and La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville, France, February 2, 2004; Suite for Toy Piano composition year: 1948; total time: 6:58

Tom Flaherty: Shepard’s Pi
Mixed Messages — Music for Humans and Electronics

New Focus Recordings/2022
(for toy piano and electronics); toy piano: Genevieve Feiwen Lee; recorded at Bridges Hall, Pomona College, Claremont, California; composition year: 2010; time: 9:26

Sascia Pellegrini: Duet 4 (Vibe)
5 Unsound Duets

The Repository/2022
vibraphone sounds, electronics: Sascia Pellegrini; time: 5:42

Selected Compositions 1991-2013

Neuma Records/2013
electronics: Thomas DeLio; composition year: 2007; time: 3:34

Philip Perkins: bbong
Yeah Machine

Live performances using recorded, made, found, purchased, and stolen sounds, 2016-2019
Artifact Recordings/2019
all sounds: Philip Perkins; assembled at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; total selections time: 2:25

Hour 3

Robert Normandeau: Le renard et la rose (The Fox and the Rose)
from the Cycle Onomatopées*
a. Babillage et rythme (Babbling and Rhythm) (4:02)
b. Nostalgie et timbre (Nostalgia and Tone) (2:39)
c. Colère et dynamique (Anger and Dynamics) (2:49)
d. Lassitude et espace (Weariness and Space) (2:04)
e. Sérénité et texture (Serenity and Texture) (3:20)
empreintes DIGITALes/1999
(stereo fixed medium); realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal; suite sourced from Normandeau’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s novella The Little Prince (1943), and the actors involved in the radio performance; premiered at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, September 6, 1995; composition year: 1995; time: 14:55
*Onomatopoeia Cycle

David Monacchi: Echoes of a Sonic Habitat
Eco-Acoustic Compositions

Electronic Music Foundation/2008
field recordings and processing: David Monacchi; original sounds recorded in Montefeltro, Italy, echoic effects and further sounds recorded at the Großer Wasserspeicher cisterns, Berlin; composition year: 2004; time: 11:05

Steve Heimbecker: Sunday MSM
Montreal Sound Matter/Montréal Matière Sonore
(various artists)
Pogus Productions/2006
electroacoustic music: Steve Heimbecker; composition year: 2006; time; 8:00

Jane Rigler/Curtis Bahn/Thomas Ciufo: Boundless

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: 11:12

Robert Scott Thompson: Inner Voices
Cosmic Fire — Electroacoustic Music

Aucourant Records/2008
electronics: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell Georgia; composition year: 1995; time: 3:42

— FIN —

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