Martian Gardens Episode 1117

Martian Gardens Episode 1117
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 10, 2022
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Hour 1

Dylan Ward: Seven Steps (K. M. Florence)
Neuma Records/2022
saxophones: Dylan Ward; guitars, piano, electronics: Kenneth Michael Florence; Tourmaline recorded at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, August 2020, April 2021; composer: Kenneth Michael Florence; composition year: 2021; time: 12:26

Sheila Silver: Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Part I. War Approaching
Stony Brook Soundings Volume 2 (various artists)
Bridge Records/2010
pianos: Gilbert Kalish, Christina Dahl; percussion: Eduardo Leandro, Kevin Dufford; recorded at Stony Brook University Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts, October 23, 2008; composition years: 2005, 2007; time: 9:55

Loadbang: You See Where This is Going (E. Beglarian)
Plays Well With Others
New Focus Recordings/2021
Loadbang (baritone (voice): Jeffrey Gavett; trumpet: Andy Kovar; trombone: William Lang; bass clarinet: Adrian Sandi; conductor: Eduardo Leandro; Plays Well With Others recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, New York, February 28, 2020 and October 28-30, 2020; composer: Eve Beglarian; text: Brendan Constantine; composition year: 2019; time: 7:54

Sylvia Smith: A Flower (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
intoning voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1950; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; time: 3:26

J.K. Randall: Grow
Open Space 46 (Randall/Barkin/Boretz)

Open Space/2021
MIDI-generated music: J.K. Randall; composition year: 2011; time: 8:34

J.K. Randall: Across Lapland
Open Space 39 (Boretz/Randall/Hicks)
Open Space/2019
MIDI-generated electronic music: J.K. Randall; composition years: c. 2009-2012; total time: 1:53

Carter Scholz: Kaleidophon (Strict)
8 Pieces

Frog Peak Music/2000
computer music: Carter Scholz; time: 5:14

Hour 2

Juan Blanco: Musica para Danza
Nuestro Tiempo/Our Time

Innova Recordings/2013
sine-wave generator, tape dubbing: Juan Blanco; recorded in Cuba; composition year: 1961; time: 5:28

Adolfo Nuñez: La Cotorra y El Lorito que Hablan con Autonomía
Audios 2003-2021
Viajero Inmóvil Ex]p[rimental/2022
computer music: Adolfo Nuñez; composition year: 2013; time: 2:20

R. Weis: Parrot & Paperback, Part 3
Parrot & Paperback

R. Weis/2015
musique concrete sourced from Congo the African Grey Parrot and a paperback book (about the Congo jungle) dropping on the floor; time: 3:14

Gen Ken Montgomery: Birds & Machines (Machine Suite)
Birds + Machines 1980 – 1989

Pogus Productions/2010
noises, electronics, processing: Gen Ken Montgomery; recorded in New York City, 1989; time: 8:04

The Hub: Hub Renga
Wreckin’ Ball
Artifact Recordings/1994
The Hub computer network: Mark Trayle, Time Perkis, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Ramón Sender Barayón, Alvin Curran, Scot Gresham-Lancaster; readers: Kenneth Atchley, Ramón Sender Barayón, Barbara Golden (poets from The Well, San Francisco); live broadcast: KPFA-FM, Berkeley, September 7, 1989; time: 6:58

Joseph Benzola: Derek Bailey
Portraits of the Dead Complete 1995-2021

Amanita Music/2021
music and instruments: Joseph Benzola; time: 4:30

Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle 01
Domestic Jungle

tape music: Derek Bailey; cassette recordings made in the composer’s London apartment, 1990s; time: 1:54

If, Bwana: Jungle Horn
Radio Slaves

Monochrome Vision/2007 (orig. cassette Medicinal Tapes (France)
music and instruments: Al Margolis; recorded between 1984-1986; time: 2:24

Mike Swinchoski: Regeneration

Swinco Records/1999
programming, keyboards: Mike Swinchoski; Tomorrow recorded at Rhythm & Noise, Boston, October 1997-June 1998; time: 3:29

Ming Tsao: (Un)Cover
Pathology of Syntax

Mode Records/2009
Ensemble Ascolta (trumpet: Mark Schwind; trombone: Andrew Digby; cello: Eric Borgir; guitar: Hubert Steiner; percussion: Martin Homann, Boris Müller), conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer; recorded at the Donaueschingen Festival 2008, October 19, 2008; composition year: 2008; time: 9:09

Hour 3

Philip Corner: The Barcelona Cathedral, 1st
3 Pieces for Gamelan Ensemble
Gamelan Son of Lion plays Philip Corner
Alga Marghen/1999
members of Gamelan Son of Lion, conductor: Barbara Benary; recorded in New York City, 1978; time: 19:23

Gamelan Son of Lion:
a. Machine Shop (3:59)
b. D.N.A. (3:29)
The Complete Gamelan in the New World
Locust Music/2004 (orig. Folkways/1979-1982)
Gamelan Son of Lion performers (Xrstia Bemko, Barbara Benary, Elena Carey, Philip Corner, Frank Giasulla, Susan Gillingo, Daniel Goode, Susan Marlin, Dika Newlin, Denise Rightmire, Evan Schwartzman, James Walsh, Rosalie Winard); recorded live, location not listed; composers: a. Elena Carey, b. Dika Newlin; total selections time: 7:28

Wayne Vitale & Brian Baumbusch: Ellipses

New World Records/2017
Santa Cruz Contemporary Gamelan, director: Brian Baumbusch; composition year: 2015; time: 9:27

Steven Naylor: Automatopoiea — Study 1
Lieux imaginaires
empreintes DIGITALes/2012
(8-channel fixed media; sound source: mechanical toys); realized at the composer’s studio, Nova Scotia, and the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, UK; premiered at the Voyages sonores concerts, Birmingham, March 17, 2006; time: 9:34

Frank Pahl:
a. Drunken Disciple (1:45)
b. Automatic Marimba #1 (1:44)
Remove the Cork
a. prepared pianos: Frank Pahl; b. treadle-driven marimba: Frank Pahl; recorded at Private Studios, Wyandotte, Michigan; total selections time: 2:29

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