Martian Gardens Episode 1113

Martian Gardens Episode 1113
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 10, 2022
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Hour 1

Tod Machover: Sparkler
…but not simpler…

Bridge Records/2011
(for orchestra and live electronics); Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paul Mann; recorded at Carl Nielsen Hall, Odense, Denmark, May 2009; composition year: 2001; time: 12:16

Barton McLean: Magic at Xanadu (MAX)

Innova Recordings/2010
composed and performed by Barton McLean on his Composer’s Playpen software written in MAX language. recorded at the composer’s studio, Petersburg, New York, composition year: 2008; time: 8:53

Dorota Czerner: Fireflies
Open Space 29 (Barkin, Czerner, Boretz)
Open Space/2012
voice, texts: Dorota Czerner; sound: Benjamin Boretz; composition year: 2012 time: 4:37

Michael Pisaro-Liu: Radiolarians 12
New World Records/2022
(for orchestra); Muzzix collective; recorded at La rose des vents, Villeneuve D’Ascq, France, July 2019; composition year: 2018; time: 7:55

Agnese Toniutti: selections from Exacerbated Subtlety Concert* (L. Dlugoszewski)
Subtle Matters
Neuma Records/2021
timbre piano: Agnese Toniutti; recorded in Italy, spring 2020; composer: Lucia Dlugoszewski; composition years: 1997, revised 2020; total selections time: 8:42
*full title: Exacerbated Subtlety Concert (Why Does a Woman Love a Man?)

Arcomusical: selections from Émigré and Exile (M. Ulery)
I. Mother Harp (6:48)
III. Bottomless (1:49)
Émigré and Exile
New Focus Recordings/2022
Arcomusical (Daniel Eastwood, Anthony Cable, Elena Ross, Ethan Martin, Raychel Taylor, Gregory Beyer), berimbau* (Brazilian musical bows); recorded at Arcomusical Studios, DeKalb, Illinois and Kiwi Audio, Batavia, Illinois; spring 2018; composer: Matt Ulery; time: 7:55
*from the Capoeira orchestral instruments

Hour 2

Bonnie Whiting: To the Earth (F. Rzewski)
Perishable Structures (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2021
(for speaking percussionist); voice, percussion: Bonnie Whiting; text: Homeric hymn, c. 500 BCE; recorded at the Green Center for Performing Arts, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana; composer: Frederic Rzewski; composition year: 1985; time: 10:00

The New Music Consort: Pulse (H. Cowell)
New World Records/1990
(for six percussionists); NMC: Joseph Grable, Kory Grossman, Michael Pugliese, Mark Rendon, William Trigg, Terri Weber, conductor: Claire Heldrich; recorded at Studio A, BMG Studios, New York City; composer: Henry Cowell; composition year: 1939; time: 4:00

Joseph Benzola: Disco Dancing at Studio 54
Greatest Dance Hits​!​!​!​!​!​!​!

Amanita Music/2019
music and instruments: Joseph Benzola; time: 6:31

John Cage: Third Construction
The Works for Percussion 2

Mode Records/2012
(for four percussionists and numerous percussion instruments and percussed objects); Third Coast Percussion (Owen Clayton Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore); recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb; June 2011; composition year: 1941; time: 10:17

Third Coast Percussion: selections from Perspective (JLin)
a. Fourth Perspective (3:47)
b. Dissonance (2:47)
Perspectives (various composers)
Çedille Records/2022
Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore) recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, May 2021; composer: JLin (Jerrilynn Patton); composition year: 2020; total selections time: 6:34

R. Weis: Vessel
Glass In Your Ear

R. Weis/2019
electroacoustic music (sound sources: broken glass, broken crockery), Machfive Sampling Software and Digital Performer: Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; time: 3:38

Sascia Pellegrini: Duet 3 (Sax)
5 Unsound Duets

The Repository/2022
saxophone sounds, electronics: Sascia Pellegrini; time: 8:10

Hour 3

Val Stephen: Music for an Imaginary TV Ballet

Shame File Music/2012
electronics, synthesizers: Val Stephen, M.D.; composition year: c. 1965; time: 14:22

Diane Labrosse: Black & white TV sets
Music for Objects on the Verge of Extinction

violin: Marie-Soleil Bélanger; flute, fake trumpet: Jean Derome; electric guitar: Bernard Falaise; clarinet: Lori Freedman; accordion: Diane Labrosse; viola: Jean René; percussion: Pierre Tanguay; with eight television sets; recorded at Studio 270, Montreal; time: 4:00

Anne La Berge: 800 Speakers

New World Records/2011
voice, flute, electronics: Anne La Berge; recorded at Studio VOLSAP, Amsterdam, summer 2009, composition years: 2001-2009; time: 3:51

Beatriz Ferreyra: Canto del Loco (Madman’s Song)

electroacoustic music: Beatriz Ferreyra; composition year: 1974; time: 12:27

Elsa Justel: Tapage Nocturne

empreintes DIGITALes/2015
(stereo fixed media); electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2015; premiered at Sala negra40, Buenos Aires, Argentina; time: 8:01

James Dashow: And the Sun (from Archimedes, Act II)
ArchimedesA Planetarium Opera
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; selection time: 9:33

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