Martian Gardens Episode 1139

Martian Gardens Episode 1139
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 7-9, 2023
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Hour 1

Valerie Coleman: Shotgun Houses
I. ShotGun Houses (5:21)
II. Grand Ave. (5:38)
III. Rome 1960 (6:35)
American Stories (various composers)
Çedille Records/2022
Pacifica Quartet (violins: Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman; viola: Mark Holloway; cello: Brandon Vamos); clarinet: Anthony McGill; recorded at the Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, September 2021; composer: Valerie Coleman; composition year: 2019; time: 17:43

Brian Belet: Fantasia: Nocturne
Inviting Worlds
(various artists)
Navona Records/2022
(for violin, flugelhorn, and string orchestra); Janáček Philharmonic, conductor: Jan Kučera; violin: Jakub Černohorský; flugelhorn: Roman Buchal; recorded at the Ostrava House of Culture, Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 7, 2021; composition year: 2020; time: 11:02

Martin Bresnick: Fantasia for Willie Dixon
My Twentieth Century

New World Records/2005
Povera Players (piano: Lisa Moore; bass clarinet: Meighan Stoops; drum set: John Ferrari; vibraphone: Jason Treuting; keyboards: Marija Ilic; guitar: Mark Stewart; violin: Jeannine Wynton); recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University School of Music, September 24, 2003; composition year: 2001; time: 9:19

Richard Beaudoin: You Know I’m Yours (After Monk)
Digital Memory and the Archive

New Focus Recordings/2023
cello: Neil Heyde; recorded at Hastoe Village Hall, Hastoe, Hertfordshire, UK, November 2021; composition year: 2015, inspired by Thelonious Monk’s Body and Soul (1962); time: 4:53

Joseph Benzola: Thelonious Monk
Portraits of the Dead Complete — 1995-2022

Amanita Music/2022
piano: Joseph Benzola; time: 6:03

Hour 2

Joseph Bertolozzi: Tower Music/Musique de la Tour
Tower Music
Bertelozzi Playst the Eiffel Tower
Innova Recordings/2016
percussive samples from the Eiffel Tower, Sound Library of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France; electronic processing: Joseph Bertelozzi, with assistance from Peter Emminger, Paul Kozel, Joe Popp, Jeff Gertin, Kyle Griffin, Robert Bellach, Franc Palaia, Joseph Redwood-Martinez; composition year: 2014; time: 10:53

Judith Shatin: House Music*
JKR Pass 3 — Music for Jim Randall‘s 75th Birthday [various artists]
Open Space/2007
sound source: sculptor Emilie Brzezinsky carving tree trunks; digital processing: Judith Shatin; composition year: 2004; time: 3:08
*aka Homemade Music

David Hicks: selections from Seven Sequences
IV. 3:07
V. 1:51
Open Space CD 53 (Hicks/Pepples)
Open Space/2022
computer music: David Hicks; composition years: 1990s; total selections time: 4:58

Erik Nyström: Cataract

empreintes DIGITALes/2014
(8-channel fixed medium); realized at the Electroacoustic Studio of City University London, 2010; premiered at the Exploring the Acousmatic Fabric of Space, City University London, November 2, 2010; time: 13:33

Paul Lansky: selections from Textures
I. Striations (3:52)
II. Loose Ends (3:28)
III. Soft Substrates (3:35)
IV. Slither (3:28)
V. Granite (4:15)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for two pianists and two percussionists); piano 1: Thomas Rosenkranz; piano 2: Michael Sheppard; percussion 1: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 2: Gwendolyn Burgett; recorded at Clonick Hall and Recording Studio, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, October 9, 2013; composition years: 2012-2013; total excerpts time: 17:43

Hour 3

Katharina Rosenberger: selections from Tempi Agitati
a. Inaugurazione della Spazio (7:38)
b. Vive Faville Fragments (0:11)
c. Recitativo 1: Oggi, spinto dal solo desiderio… (1:01)
d. Recitativo 2: Un compagno di vaggio (1:43)
e. O Sonno (4:00)
Tempi Agitati
Mode Records/2022
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (high soprano: Johanna Zimmer; soprano: Susanne Leitz-Lorey; mezzo soprano: Truike van der Poel; tenor: Martin Nagy; baritone: Guillermo Anzorena; bass: Andreas Fischer); recorded at Stadtkirche Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, October 2016; texts: a. Ludovico Ariosto: Orlando Furioso XVI; b. Francesco Petrarch: Canzionere CCLVIII; c, d. Francesco Petrarca: Familiaris IV; e. Giovanni della Casa: O Sonno; original sonnet settings: Adrian Willaert, Cipriano de Rore; contemporary arrangements, composition: Katharina Rosenberger; composition year: 2016; total selections time: 14:33

Stefania de Kenessey: In Her Words
a. Alone (Kayleigh) (3:37)
b. All Together (Kristin) (3:35)
c. With You (Hana) (4:06)
d. On Our Own (Caitlyn) (4:59)
In Her Words
Neuma Records/2022
electronic music Stefania de Kenessey; voices and texts: the above-listed women; composition year: 2021; time: 16:18

Rodney Waschka II: Help Me Remember
a. Looking (4:09)
b. Listening (8:09)
c. Dancing (6:26)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 14 (various artists)
The Virtuoso in the Computer Age IV
Centaur Records/1993
voice, texts, computer music system: Rodney Waschka; recorded at Dallas Sound Lab, December 1992; composition year: 1990: total time: 18:44

John White:
a. Singles Bar (4:25)
b. Nintentions I (1:22)
c. Nintentions 2 (1:05)
Electric Music
ANTS Records/2021
music composed and performed by John White, 1980-1995, London; cassettes restored and remastered at Baby Microbe Studios, 2019-2020; total time: 6:52

— FIN —

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