Martian Gardens Episode 1129

Martian Gardens Episode 1129
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
November 20, 2022
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Hour 1

Harry Partch: Had I not once a beautiful youth?
Even Wild Horses — Dance Music for an Absent Dreamer, Act II, Scene I (Conga)
Plectra and Percussion Dances
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble, director: John Schneider; Partch instruments: (ingredients may include — diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; time: 3:00

Elizabeth Brown: Atlantis

New World Records/2013
Theremin: Elizabeth Brown; amplified classical guitar: Benjamin Verdery; recorded at Westchester, New York, January 11, 2013; composition year: 2007; time: 6:52

Olivia De Prato: Noch Unbenannt (P. Stickney)
I, A.M. (various artists)
Artist Mother Project — New Works for Violin and Electronics
New World Records/2022
(for violin and Theremin); violin: Olivia De Prato; theremin: Pamelia Stickney; recorded in Vienna, April 21, 2021; composer: Pamelia Stickney; composition year: 2021; time: 7:29

David Byrne – Brian Eno: A Secret Life
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Sire Records/1987 (orig. vinyl/1981)
vocal samples: Samira Tewfik; electric guitar, electric bass, synthesizers, drums, percussion, other noises: David Byrne, Brian Eno; My Life in the Bush of Ghosts recorded in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, 1979-1980 time: 2:30

Walter Zimmerman: Das Irakische Alphabet (The Iraqi Alphabet)

Mode Records/2021
vocals, bass flute: Natalia Pschentschnikowa; bourdon tones: Stefan Bartling; text: Joachim Sartorius; recorded at Stefan Bartling’s studio, Helsinki; composition year: 2005; time: 12:30

Mahmut Bilki: Nay Taksim
The Music of Islam Volume 9
(various artists)
Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes
Celestial Harmonies/1997
solo flute (nay) improvisation: Mahmut Bilki; recorded at the Great Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul; time: 3:35

Ben Johnston: A Community of the Spirit (from The Tavern)
Ruminations – Settings of Rumi & Billie Holiday 
MicroFest Records/2014
voice, microtonal guitar: John Schneider; text: Rumi; composition year: 1998; time: 2:41

Charlie Parker Septet: Ornithology (Parker/Harris)
A Night in Tunisia/Ornithology
Dial Records/1946 (via MP3)
alto saxophone: Charlie “Bird” Parker; tenor saxophone: Lucky Thompson; trumpet: Miles Davis; bass: Vic McMillan; drums: Roy Porter; electric guitar: Arvin Garrison; piano: Dodo Mamarosa; director: Ross Russell; composers: Charlie Parker, Benny Harris; recorded at Radio Recordings, Hollywood, March 28, 1946; time: 3:00

Timuçin Şahin: Bird Watchers
Funk Poems for ‘Bird’
Panoramic Recordings/2022
7-string fretless electric guitar: Timuçin Şahin, with Flow State (piano: Cory Smythe; bass: Reggie Washington; drums: Sean Rickman); recorded at Hayyam Studios, Istanbul, January 2020; time: 4:02
*music inspired by Charlie Parker

Hour 2

David Rosenboom: Section II (symmetrical harmonies in chaotic orbits)
How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims (1967-71)

New World Records/2009
electronics, computer: David Rosenboom; recorded at Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, Disney Recital Hall Recording Studio, The Herb Alpert School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer’s studio, 2008-2009; time: 13:03

Richard Pinhas: selections from L’Ethique
a. The Western Wail, Part 2 (4:31)
b. L’Ethique, Part 4 (1:46)
Cuneiform Records/1992 (orig. Pulse Records/1982)
electric guitar, synthesizer: Richard Pinhas; Minimoog: Georges Grundblatt; recorded at Studio Ramsès, Paris, 1981; total selections time: 6:17

Ros Bandt and the Medusa Ensemble: 52 Steps to the Future of Water
Medusa Dreaming
Neuma Records/2021
international multi-lingual word submixes, hydrological recordings: Ros Bandt; harp, Samoan language: Natalia Mann; percussion, idiophones, Kurdish language: Izzet Kizil; electric guitarviol, live processing: Erdem Helvacıoğlu; recorded live by TRT Turkish Radio in the Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern), May 8, 2010; time: 5:54

Petar Klanac: Spe Salvi*
6 Pieces for Gamelan Slendro (various composers)
Ensemble 0 and Eklekto
Mode Records/2021
cello: Céline Flamen; flute: Júlia Gállego; percussion: Damien Darioli; gamelan: Alexandre Babel, Maximilian Dazas, Louis Delignon, Julien Garin, Stéphane Garin, Jeanne Larrouturou; Mark Lockett; recorded at Studio Ernest-Ansermet, Geneva, Switzerland, March 29, 2015; composition year: 2012; time: 7:54
*Spe Salvi (saved through hope), based on the Gregorian Chant Victimae Paschal Laudes

Benedictine Abbey Choir: Sequentia Victimae Paschal Laudes (trad.)
Gregorian Chant — Good Friday-Easter Sunday
Archiv Produktion/1983
Benedictine Abbey Choir of Münsterschwarzach, conductor: Pater Godehard Joppich, recorded at the Benedictine Abbey of Münsterschwarzach, Schwarzach am Main,Schwarzach am Main, Germany; Gregorian Chant: Good Friday-Easter Sunday recorded 1981-1982; Sequentia time: 1:55

Meredith Monk: Dawn
Book of Days

ECM New Series/1990
voices: Johanna Arnold, Joan Barber, Andrea Goodman, Naaz Hosseini, Meredith Monk, Robert Een, John Eppler, Ching Gonzalez, Nicky Paraiso, Timothy Sawyer; keboards: Nurit Tilles; recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City, June 1989; time: 3:18

Milton Babbitt: Pantun
Works for Treble Voice and Piano

New Focus Recordings/2022
soprano: Nina Berman; piano: Steve Beck; texts: Malay pantun, translated by John Hollander; Works for Treble Voice and Piano recorded at Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall, SUNY Buffalo, May 2015-April 2020; composition year: 2000; time: 3:37

Gordon Mumma: Gestures II, Section X
Music of David Tudor and Gordon Mumma

New World Records/2006
(for two pianos); pianos: Gordon Mumma, David Tudor; composition year: 1961; time: 0:23

Hour 3

Benjamin Boretz: I Have My House, I Have My Sound
Music/ /Consciousness/ /Gender (Open Space 49)
Open Space/2022
reader: Elaine Barkin; writer: Benjamin Boretz (Some Things I’ve Been Noticing, Some Things I’ve Been Doing, Some Things I Need To Think More About, May 1991); time: 3:03

Stuart Saunders Smith: California Driving
Wind in the Channel

O.O. Discs/1997
reader: Sylvia Saunders Smith; writer: Stuart Saunders Smith; recorded at Studio 508, University of Maryland Baltimore County; 1995; time: 8:17

Joan La Barbara: Autumn Signal
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
(vocal music on 8 channels of tape); extended vocals, electroacoustic vocals, respirations, Buchla synthesizer: Joan La Barbara; premiered at Metamusic Festival, Berlin, October 22, 1978; new 2017 stereo mix; time: 13:18

Andrew Deutsch: Trans-Parent Directory
Bode Sound Project
* (various artists)
Bode Archive-Institute for Electronic Arts/2005
Bode vocoder, processing: Andrew Deutsch; time: 9:00
*a revival of the sounds and ideas pioneered by Harald Bode (October 19, 1909 — January 15, 1987)

Triangular Bent: Don the Voyager
Triangular Bent
Triangular Bent Records/2016
Moog Minimoog Voyager: Don Preston; time: 7:17

Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans: Voyage-mirages

empreintes DIGITALes/2021
(stereo fixed medium); realized at Musiques & Recherches’s Métamorphoses d’Orphée, Ohain, Belgium, 2018; premiered at the ÉlectroBelge concert presented at Espace Senghor, Brussels, April 25, 2018; time: 7:56

— FIN —

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