Martian Gardens Episode 1112

Martian Gardens Episode 1112
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 2, 2022
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Hour 1

Dylan Ward: Tourmaline (A. Gardner)
Tourmaline (various composers)
Neuma Records/2022
(for saxophone and electronics); saxophone: Dylan Ward; Tourmaline recorded at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, August 2020, April 2021; composer: Alexandra Gardner; composition year: 2004; time: 9:41

Alexandra Gardner: Ayehli

Innova Recordings/2006
(for marimba and sampled sounds); marimba: Robert Armengol; recorded at the Institut Universitari de Audiovisual Phonos Foundation, Barcelona, Spain; composition year: 2002; time: 11:36

Steven Schick: Janissary Music (C. Wuorinen)
Weather Systems I — A Hard Rain (various composers)
Islandia Music Records/2022
(for solo percussion); percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of California San Diego; composer: Charles Wuorinen; composition year: 1966; time: 12:51

Drew Krause: The First of July

Capstone Records/2007
(for percussion ensemble); McCormick Percussion Ensemble, conductor: Robert McCormick; recorded at Springs Theatre, Tampa, Florida, April 1997; composition year: 1996; time: 5:12

Kate Soper: So Dawn Chromatically Descends to Day
The Understanding of All Things — Kate Soper featuring Sam Pluta

New Focus Recordings/2022
voice and piano: Kate Soper; text: Fred Lerdahl (Two Ways in Which Music Relates to the World); Robert Frost (Nothing Gold Can Stay); recorded at Sweeney Concert Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts; August 2021; time: 3:44

Karl Kohn: A Bar for Three
Encounters — Complete Works for Flute

Bridge Records/2022
(for flute, violin, and piano); flute: Rachel Rudich; violin: Andrew McIntosh; piano: Gayle Blankenburg; recorded at Mable Shaw Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, Claremont, California; composition year: 2016; time: 3:16

Elliott Carter: Three Poems of Robert Frost
a. Dust of Snow (1:22)
b. The Rose Family (1:29)
c. The Line Gang (2:00)
Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 1 — The Vocal Works (1975-1981)
Bridge Records/2005
(for baritone and orchestra); baritone: Patrick Masson; Speculum Musicale, conductor: David Starobin; texts: Robert Frost; composition years: 1942, orchestration: 1980; total time: 4:46

Hour 2

Robert Scott Thompson: Porcelain Sky
Repeated by Dreams

Aucourant Records/2014
electronics, computers: RST; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2014; time: 12:10

John Luther Adams: In the Rain
The Place We Began

Cold Blue Music/2009
(music for tape); found-sound tapes recorded in the 1970s by JLA; processing, mixing: JLA, Fairbanks, Alaska; time: 8:53

John Luther Adams: Catabatic Winds
Houses of the Wind

Cold Blue Music/2022
aeolian harp: John Luther Adams; composition years: 2021-2022; time: 10:33

Lou Cohen: Shape 09

Pogus Prodcutions/2013
computer music: Lou Cohen; composed for the Bohlen-Pierce Symposium, Boston, March 2010; time: 7:03

Kim Cascone: Black Metallic Cloud
Works 2000-2003

computer music: Kim Cascone; time: 2:12

Robert Normandeau: Figures de rhétorique

empreintes DIGITALes/2009 (orig. 1999)
(for piano and stereo fixed medium); piano: Jacques Drouin; electronic music on tape developed at Group de recherches musicales (GRM), Paris, Queens University, Belfast, 1994, and the composer’s studio, Montreal, 1997; premiered at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, May 23, 1998; time: 13:37

Hour 3

Benjamin Boretz: …The Sun Pours Molten Glass on the Fields…*
Benjamin Boretz 9×9 (various artists)
Music by and for the composer in celebration of his 81st birthday
Open Space/2015
(for piano); electronic realization by Benjamin Boretz; composition years: 2013-2014; time: 7:00
*for Bob Morris at 70; title from Malcolm Lowry, “Under the Volcano” novel, 1947

Richard Carr: Ice Caves
Landscapes and Formations

Neuma Records/2022
(string quartet); American Contemporary Music Ensemble (violins: Laura Lutzke, Ben Russell; viola: Caleb Burhans; cello: Clarice Jensen); recorded at Kilgore Sound, New York City, March 16, 2022; time: 4:40

Finola Merivale & Desdemona: The Language of the Mountains is Rain

New Focus Recordings/2022
(string quartet); members of the Desdemona ensemble (violins: Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Caroline Drexler; viola: Carrie Frey; cello: Julia Henderson); recorded at the Computer Music Center at Columbia University, New York City; October 2021; composition year: 2013; time: 7:18

Joseph Benzola: Kerouac, Gysin, and Burroughs
Portraits of the Dead Complete — 1995-2021

Amanita Music/2021 (orig. 2019)
percussion, samples, electronics: Joseph Benzola; time: 11:39

Brian Eno: Distributed Being
Nerve Net

Warner Bros./1992
piano: John Paul Jones; drums: Richard Bailey; conga: Isaac Osapanin; electric guitar: Robert Fripp; bass guitar, voice, organ, synthesizer, mix: Brian Eno; Nerve Net recorded at Ground Control (Los Angeles) Westside, Abbey Road, Eastcote, Sam Therapy (London); Wilderness (Woodbridge, UK); time: 6:10

Brion Gysin: Come to Free the Words
10+2:12 — American Text Sound Pieces
(various artists)
Other Minds/2003 (orig. OM LP/1975)
text, recitation, chalk, blackboard: Brion Gysin; composition year: 1962; time: 3:28

Val Stephen: Fireworks
Electronic Music (various artists)
electronics: Dr. Val Stephen; recorded in Melbourne, Australia, 1963; composition year: 1963; time: 2:00

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: Bales, Barrels, & Cones: Antebellum/Antibellum
electronic playback (fireworks and percussion samples): DBK; composition year: 2002; fireworks arranged and displayed by DBK, Roxbury, VT, 1986; time: 7:35

— FIN —

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