Martian Gardens Episode 1124

Martian Gardens Episode 1124
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 3-4, 2022
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Hour 1

Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Stravinsky — Orpheus Chamber Ensemble/The Gregg Smith Singers/
Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Columbia Masterworks/1974
Columbia Symphony Winds and Brass, conductor: Robert Craft; composition years: 1920, revised 1947; time: 8:35

Jennifer Grim: Oxygen (J. Wolfe)
Through Broken Time (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2022
(for 12 flutes); flutes, piccolos, alto flute, bass flute: Jennifer Grim; recorded at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, January 2022; composer: Julia Wolfe; composition year: 2021; time: 15:28

Claire Chase: Density 21.5 (E. Varèse)
New Focus Recordings/2013
solo flute: Claire Chase; recorded at Oktaven Studio, Yonkers; composer: Edgard Varèse; composition year: 1936; time: 4:14

Henry Brant: Mass in Gregorian Chant for Multiple Flutes*
a. Introitus (2:41)
b. Gloria Patri (1:41)
c. Gradual (2:35)
d. Alleluja I (0:57)
e. Tractus (2:44)
f. Alleluja II (1:25)
g. Offertorium (1:30)
h. Communio (1:19)
Music for Massed Flutes
New World Records/2006
(for “as many flutists as possible,” one-fifth doubling on piccolo); performed by 20 flutists, conductor: Robert Aitken; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, April 8, 2004; premiered at the Holland Festival, Amsterdam, June 16, 1984, composition year: 1984; total time: 14:39
*aka “Mass for June 16,” sourced from the Graduale Romanum

Anne La Berge: Indeed

Frog Peak Music/1994
flute: Anne La Berge; recorded at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music), Amsterdam; composition year: 1984; time: 4:42

Hour 2

George Crumb: Night of the Four Moons
I. La luna está muerta, muerta… (2:33)
II. Cuando sale la luna (3:29)
III. Otro Adán oscuro está sonando… (2:50)
IV. ¡Huye luna, luna, luna! (8:26)
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 11
Bridge Records/2008
The Aeolian Chamber Players — alto flute/piccolo: Erich Graf; banjo: Lewis Kaplan; cello: Paul Tobias; percussion: Raymond DesRoches; mezzo soprano: Jan DeGaetani; texts: Federico Garcia Lorca (I. Dos lunas de la tarde; II. La luna asoma; III. Adam; IV. Romance de la luna); recorded 1974; composition year: 1969; total time: 17:28

Frank Denyer: Out of the Shattered Shadows I
Faint Traces — Chamber Works 1973-2001

Mode Records/2005
members of the Barton Workshop — flutes: Jos Zwaanenburg; spinet & harmonium: Catherine Laws; banjo: Alan Thomas; percussion: Damien Harron; recorded at Dartington Hall, UK, July 7, 2000; composition year: 1996; time: 13:43

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn: DTR (Downtown Raga)
Steel and Bamboo

O.O. Discs/1993
bansuri; harmonium (scruti box drone): Steve Gorn; flute: Robert Dick; recorded at NRS Studio, Hurley, New York, October 1992; time: 10:26

Linda Dusman: Magnificat I — Variations
i need no words

Neuma Records/2013
alto flute: Lisa Cella; bass clarinet: E. Michael Richards; marimba: Tom Goldstein; composition year: 2001; time: 8:50

Hour 3

R. Weis: Cempazúchitl* (Party with the Dead)

R. Weis/2022
samples sourced from the 2021 Dia de los Muertos celebration, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico; mastered at Mr. Smalls Studio, Pittsburgh; time: 17:09
*Mexican marigolds (Tagetes erecta) presented at Day of the Dead celebrations

Coil: Herald
Horse Rotorvator

Some Bizzare/1997 (orig. Force & Form LP/1986)
sound collage (Acapulco marching band, crowd noises): John Balance, Peter Christopherson; time: 1:03

Jorge Reyes: Macehual
The Flayed God

pre-Columbian style flute, percussion: Jorge Reyes; recorded at the composer’s studio, Mexico City, 1990, and the Timeroom, Tucson; time: 3:08

Annette Vande Gorne: Automne (Haïkus)
a. Jeux Mécaniques (4:36)
b. Jeux éxtendus, brouillard (2:53)
c. Jeux fragmentés, feuilles d’automne (2:30)
d. Jeux répétés (2:54)
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channel fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain, Belgium; premiered on October 25, 2020, during the Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium); total time: 13:00

Peter Kolman: Lentement mais pas trop (Slowly, but not too much)
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB]Automne CD (various artists)
electroacoustic music realized at the Experimental Music Studio, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), 1972; time: 10:00

Meredith Monk: Autumn Variation
Songs of Ascension

ECM Records/2011
violins: Todd Reynolds, Courtney Orlando; viola: Nadia Sirota; cello: Ha-Yang Kim; alto saxophone: Bohdan Hilash; percussion: John Hollenbeck; recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC, November 2009;

— FIN —

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