Martian Gardens Episode 1140

Martian Gardens Episode 1140
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
February 16-19, 2023
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Hour 1

Michael Byron: Music of Every Night
Halcyon Days

Cold Blue Music/2023
(for maracas and marimbas); percussion: William Winant; recorded at Architecture studios, Los Angeles, June 2022; composition year: 1974; time: 9:18

Alan Licht: Muhammed Ali & The Crickets
A New York Minute

XI Records/2003
tape collage: Alan Licht; edited at Quakebasket, New York City, by Alan Licht and Tim Barnes, 2001; time: 6:51

Musci-Venosta: Keep Tree Funeral March
A Noise, A Sound

ReR Megacorp/1992
harmonicas, vocals: Roberto Zanesi; sound engineering, vocals: Marco Vecchi; monkeys, jaguars, and clarinets recorded in Amazônia, Brazil; recorded and mixed at FX Studios, Milan, Italy, 1991-1992; time: 2:51

Walter Zimmermann: Numbers

Mode Records/2022
KNM Ensemble (mezzo-soprano: Tehila Nini Goldstien; alto flute: Rebecca Lenton; oboe d’amore: Gudrun Reschke; basset horn: Theo Nabicht; violin: Ekkehard Windrich; viola: Kirstin Maria Pientka; cello: Cosima Gerhardt; dulcimer: Alexandre Babel); text: Robert Creeley (in collaboration with Robert Indiana); recorded at St. Elisabeth Kirche, Berlin, June 22, 2013; composition year: 2000; time: 14:54

Elaine Barkin: “…out of the air…”
Open Space 34 — Elaine R. Barkin

Open Space/2018
(for basset horn, 4-track tape, and graphic score); basset horn (alto clarinet in F): Georgina Dobrée; composition year: 1988; time: 8:51

Christopher Cerrone: Why Was I Born Between Mirrors?
The Air Suspended

New Focus Recordings/2022
(for flute or soprano sax, doubling bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion); Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; recording locations: Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Charleston, Greensboro, Paris, and Seattle, 2020; composition year: 2019; time: 7:18

Hour 2

Elliott Carter: Poems of Louis Zukofsky
I. Tall and Singularly Dark (3:14)
II. Alba (1952) (1:23)
III. Finally a Valentine (0:45)
IV. O Sleep (1:56)
V. The Rains (0:47)
VI. Rune (0:57)
VII. Strange (0:47)
VIII. Daisy (0:49)
XI. You Who Were Made for this Music (3:04)
Music of Elliott Carter Volume Eight — 16 Compositions — 2002-2009
Bridge Records/2010
soprano: Lucy Shelton; clarinet: Charles Neidich; texts: Louis Zukofsky; recorded at Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, New York City, October 9, 2009; composition year: 2008; time: 13:44

Judith Shatin: Akhmatova Songs
a. The Muse (3:05)
b. All is Plundered (4:06)
c. The Souls of All My Dear Ones (5:59)
Dreamtigers — Chamber Music by Judith Shatin
Innova Recordings/2004
Da Capo Chamber Players; soprano: Lucy Shelton; texts: Anna Akhmatova (abc); recorded at the Recital Hall of the Conservatory of Music, Purchase College, January 16, 2002; composition year: 1982; time: 13:30

Lisa Bielawa: Wait
The Lay of The Love

Innova Recordings/2015
piano: Evelyne Luest; drone: Adam Abeshouse; voice: Lisa Bielawa; text: Aleksandr Pushkin (Eugene Onegin), recorded at the Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase, 2007; composition year: 2002; time: 7:31

John Cage: A Valentine Out of Season
a. 1:38
b. 1:02
c. 1:07
Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano
Mode Records/2007
prepared piano: Philipp Vandré; recorded at Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 2001-2002; composition year: 1944; time: 3:47

Larry Polansky: Movement for Andréa Smith (My Funny Valentine)
Simple Harmonic Motion — Works for Instruments in Just Intonation

Artifact Recordings/1994
(for string quartet); violins, violas: Ron Erickson; written for choreographer Andréa Smith (Toronto), 1978; recorded at Mills College, Oakland, California, by Tom Erbe, December 1992; My Funny Valentine, Rogers & Hart, 1937; time: 4:00

Daniel Goode: OomPAH
Anncela Expres

New World Records/2021
piano: Joseph Kubera; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 6, 2020; composition years: 2002, revised 2007; time: 6:27

Hour 3

Mark Wingate: Welcome to Medicare!mar
Music from SEAMUS, Vol. 21
(various artists)
The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
New Focus Recordings/2023 (orig. SEAMUS/2012)
electronics: Mark Wingate; composition year: 2007; time: 12:23

Kraftwerk: The Telephone Call
Electric Cafe

synthesizers, electronics: Florian Schneider, Ralf Hutter, Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Flur; recorded at KlingKlang Studios, Dusseldorf; time: 8:03

Twisted Tutu: Touchtone Tony
Play Nice

O.O. Discs/1999
telephony, processing: Eve Beglarian, Ben Rubin; phone message: Touchtone Tony, the Hotline Homeboy; composition year: 1994; time: 1:43

Elsa Justel: Mâts

empreintes DIGITALes/2002
electroacoustic music on stereo tape (sound sources: Andean erkencho, African rainstick, Chinese bamboo and percussion instruments), realized in the studio of the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), Paris, 1999; premiered at the Salle Olivier Messiaen of the Maison de Radio France, Paris, February 1999, commissioned by the French State Music Office and Ina-GRM, composition year: 1999; time: 10:57

Craig Pepples: Batik
Open Space 51 (Hicks/Pepples)

Open Space/2022
synthesizers: Craig Pepples; software design: David Hicks; composition year: 1992; time: 5:32

Philip Perkins: What
Flare — Solo Live Performances 2019-2022
Artifact Recordings/2022
all sounds: Philip Perkins; no details; time: 4:17

Juraj Kojs: selections from Orchid Music
a. Epidendrum magnoliae (3:12)
b. Encyclia tampensis (3:37)
Orchid Music
Neuma Records/2022
(sound installation based on the DNA sequence of ten Florida native orchid species); mapped sounds: a. clay pot samples; b. custom-designed synthesizers, TR-909 drum machine; presented at the botanical gardens of Miami, 2020-2021; total time: 6:49
a. Green Fly Orchid; b. Florida Butterfly Orchid

— FIN —

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