Martian Gardens Episode 1137

Martian Gardens Episode 1137
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 22, 2023
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Hour 1

Galan Trio: Attempting to Conjure Joy (K. Steen)

Neuma Records/2023
piano: Petros Bouras; violin: Babis Karasavvidis; cello: Marina Kolovou; recorded at Antart Sounds, Athens, Greece, November 2021, April 2022; composer Ken Steen; composition year: 2021; time:15:16

George Crumb: An Idyll for the Misbegotten
Complete Crumb Edition Volume 17

Bridge Records/2015
flute: Rachel Rudich; percussion: David Colson, Paul Herrick, A.J. Matthews; text: Ssu-K’ung Shu; recorded at California State University Chico, November 18, 2002; composition year: 1986 (An Idyll for the Misbegotten — Images III); time: 11:41

Richard Cameron-Wolfe: Kyrie (Mantra) II
An Inventory of Damaged Goods

New Focus Recordings/2018
flute: Rachel Rudich: piano: Gayle Blankenburg; recorded at Dreamflower Studio, Bronxville, New York; composition year: 1984; time: 10:23

Craig Pepples: Nocturne
Open Space 53 (Hicks/Pepples)
Open Space/2022
piano: Yuji Takahashi; composition year: 2018; time: 6:52

Benjamin Boretz: Fantasy on an improvisation by Jim Randall
Open Space 40 — bab – jkr – erb

Open Space/2019
Bard Composer’s Ensemble (banjo: Hillary Hawke; mandolin: Joseph Brent; alto flute: T.J. Wible; English horn: Zachary Boening; violin: Scot Moore; cello: Eleanor Lee); recorded at Bard College; time: 5:41

Hour 2

Chris Brown: Iceberg (for William Winant)
Iconicities — 3 Pieces for Percussion and Live Electronics
New World Records/2011
crotales, glockenspiel, hi-hat: William Winant; computer-controlled analog electronics, digital delay: Chris Brown; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, 1989; composition year: 1985; time: 17:38

Andrew Byrne: Whispers and Cries — Song for Crotales
Striking & Whispers and Cries
Andrew Byrne’s Bandcamp/2013
percussion: Speak Percussion, director: Eugene Ughetti; vocals: Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; time: 5:23

Madelyn Byrne: Winter
Lesbian American Composers (various artists)
Composer’s Recordings, Inc./1998
electronics: Madelyn Byrne (sound source: bowed crotales, performers: Lisa Frisari, Malin Serner); realized at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center; text: Basho; composition year; 1997; time: 7:31

Brian Eno: more selections from The Drop
a. Hazard (2:15)
b. Back Clack (3:20)
c. Dear World (3:36)
The Drop
All Saints/1997
electronics: Brian Eno; total selections time: 8:51

Billy Martin: Heartstrings
a. Heartstrings I (1:32)
b. Heartstrings II (3:59)
c. Heartstrings III (2:18)
6 Pieces for Gamelan Slendro (various composers)
Ensemble 0 and Eklekto
Mode Records/2021
cello: Céline Flamen; flute: Júlia Gállego: gamelan: Alexandre Babel, Maximilen Dazas, Louis Delignon, Julien Garin, Stéphane Garin, Jeanne Larrouturou, Mark Lockett; recorded at Studio Ernest-Ansermet, Geneva, Switzerland, March 29, 2015; composition year: 2015; total time: 7:49

Hardo Budoyo Ensemble: Ladrang Asmarandana, manyura
Shadow Music of Java

Rounder Records/1996
gamelan: Hardo Budoyo Ensemble; recorded at the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., August 2, 1991; time: 4:01

Hour 3

Åke Parmerud: selections from Louder than Life
a. Largo (6:11)
b. Presto (4:43)
c. Coda (5:39)
Bruit Noir
empreintes DIGITALes/2022
(stereo electroacoustic music); realized at the composer’s studio, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2020-2021; premiered at the Echoes Around Me festival, Akademi der Bildenen Künste, Vienna, Austria; composition year: 2020-2021; total selections time: 16:38

John Bischoff: Five Segments #3

Artifact Recordings/2022
electronics: John Bischoff; recorded at the composer’s studio 1994-1995; time: 3:04

Philip Perkins: speelio
Flare — Solo Live Performances 2019-2022
Artifact Recordings/2022
all sounds: Philip Perkins; no details; time: 3:32

Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle 05
Domestic Jungle

tape music: Derek Bailey; cassette recordings made in the composer’s London apartment, 1990s; time: 3:01

Felix Werder: Oscussion (excerpt)
Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music–1930-1973 (various artists)
Shame File Music/2007
(for percussion and synthesizers); Australian Percussion Ensemble, director: John Seal; synthesizers: Felix Werder, Peter Mumme; recorded at the Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, March 1973; composition year: 1971; excerpt time: 5:18

The Vocal Constructivists: Sound Patterns (P. Oliveros)
Walking Still (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2014
(for mixed chorus); composer: Pauline Oliveros; vocals: The Vocal Constructivists, director: Jane Alden; recorded at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014; composition year: 1961; time: 3:58

John Cage: Living Room Music
a. To Begin (1:06)
b. Story (2:25)
c. Melody (3:10)
d. End (1:23)
The Works for Percussion 2
Mode Records/2012
(for percussion, household objects, recorder, and voices); Vocal Group Ars Nova; text (b.): Gertrude Stein, “The World is Round”; recorded at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois, University DeKalb, Illinois, June 2011; composition year: 1940; time: 8:00

Bonnie Whiting: …perishable structures that would be social events IV (E. Varèse)
Perishable Structures (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2020
percussion, voice: Bonnie Whiting; texts: Edgard Varèse; composition year: 2010; recorded at the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 2015; time: 3:37

Wormhole: (re)cycle(her)
Trummerflora — Rubble 1
(various artists)
percussion, voice: Marcos Fernandes; percussion, voice: Robert Montoya; percussion, voice, mix: Nathan Hubbard; recorded at The Space studio, January 20, 2003; time: 5:37

— FIN —

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