Martian Gardens Episode 1142

Martian Gardens Episode 1142
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 4, 2023
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Hour 1

Robert Gross: Variations on a Theme by Stefan Wolpe (Theme, 1-3)
a. Theme: Stately (0:57)
b. Variation 1: Frenetically (2:14)
c. Variation 2: Easily (4:21)
d. Variation 3: Savagely (1:20)
Variations on a Theme by Stefan Wolpe and Other Selected Piano Works
Navona Records/2023
piano: Koeun Grace Lee; recorded at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, July 12, 2022; composer: Stefan Wolpe/Robert Gross; composition year: 2022; total selections time: 7:53

Stefan Wolpe: Tango
Compositions for piano 1920-1952

Bridge Records/2002
piano: David Holzman; Compositions for Piano recorded at Sonic Temple, Roslindale, Massachusetts, October 2000 – July 2001; composition year: 1927; time: 3:30

Charles Wuorinen: The Haroun Piano Book
I. Zembla, Zenda, Xanadu (1:34)
II. Haroun (3:04)
III. Mr. Sengupta (0:33)
IV. Rashid (A) (2:00)
V. Rashid (B) (1:42)
VI. Strophic Finale (3:39)
Charles Wuorinen — A Tribute
Music by Wuorinen & J.S. Bach
Bridge Records/2022
piano: Steven Beck; recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, autumn 2020; composition year: 2009 (music drawn from Wuorinen’s 2001 opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories, inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novella); total time: 10:32

William Duckworth: selections from The Time Curve Preludes
I. 2:20
II. 2:06
III. 2:12
IV. 1:54
The Time Curve Preludes
Neuma Records/2023
piano: Emmanuele Arciuli; recorded at Digressione Studios, Molfetta, Italy, December 2022; composition years: 1977-1978; total selections time: 8:30

Stephanie Lamprea: Récitation 9 (G. Aperghis)
14 Récitations
New Focus Recordings/2023
soprano: Stephanie Lamprea; 14 Récitations recorded at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, December 2021 – May 2022; composer: Georges Aperghis; composition years: 1977-1978; time: 8:20

Chaya Czernowin: Action Sketches, No 1 — Breathe

countertenor: Kai Wessel; baritone: Jeffrey Gavett; cello: Michael Nicolas; percussion: Nathan Davis; tenor saxophone: Ryan Muncy; recorded at Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York City, October 14, 2014; composition year: 2014; time: 1:53

Fünf: Girl in the Vague
La règle

Ambiances Magnétiques/2014
electronics, receivers, amplifiers, devices: Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H. Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton; recorded in Montreal, 2011-2014; time: 2:00

Hour 2

Hilda Paredes: Espacios Intemporales
SIGMA Project (various composers)
New Mexican Music for Saxophone Quartet
Mode Records/2022
SIGMA Project (soprano saxophone: Andrés Gomis; alto saxophone: Ángel Soria; tenor saxophone: Alberto Chaves; bass saxophone: Josetxo Silguero); recorded at the Auditorium of the Profesional Música Rafael Frühbeck, Burgos, Spain, February 2022; composition years: 2012-2013; time: 17:30

Olivia De Prato: Fire in the Dark (J. Baker)
I, A.M. (various artists)
Artist Mother Project — New Works for Violin and Electronics
New World Records/2022
violin: Olivia De Prato; recorded in Vienna, September 3, 2021; composer: Jen Baker; composition year: 2020; time: 8:07

Jonathan Fitzgerald: Until it Blazes (E. Beglarian)
Luminescence (various composers)
New Focus Recordings/2023
electric guitar: Jonathan Fitzgerald; Luminescence recorded at the University of Western Australia, February – July 2022; composer: Eve Beglarian; composition year: 2001; time: 6:03

Toychestra: High Flame
The Lab — 20th Anniversary
(various artists)
The Lab/2008
violin, washboard, woodblock, words, vocals: Lexa Walsh; vocals, organ, kalimba, words: Angela Coon; golden cup accordion: Shari Robertson; melodica: Corey Weinstein; recoded at the Lab, San Francisco; composition year: 2002; time: 3:54

Frank Pahl: Fireman’s Dance (trad. arr. Pahl)
Remove the Cork
euphonium, tenor banjo, upright bass: Frank Pahl; five-string harp: Eugene Chadbourne; drums: Doug Gourlay; harmonica, recorder: Marko Novachicoff; time: 1:52

The Hub: Electric Rags III
Wreckin’ Ball

Artifact Recordings/1994
live computer network: Mark Trayle, Phil Stone, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis; guest artist: Alvin Curran; composers: The Hub, Alvin Curran; recorded in Berlin, May 27, 1993; time: 7:53

Alvin Curran: Out of Nowhere (J. Green, E. Heyman; arr. Curran)
Endangered Species
New World Records/2018
Yamaha Disklavier: Alvin Curran; recorded at Studio Fonorecord, Avezzano, Italy, January 2018; composers: Johnny Green and Edward Heyman; arr. Alvin Curran; composition year: 1931; time: 3:48

Hour 3

Michael Byron: Drifting Music
Halcyon Days

Cold Blue Music/2023
tubular bells: William Winant; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, June 2022; composition year: 1972; time: 6:17

Kitty Brazelton: selections from Ecclesiastes
a. Bells (2:21)
b. Bells and Words (2:26)
Ecclesiastes — A Modern Oratorio 
Innova Recordings/2010
The Time Remaining Band (countertenor, mandolin: David Bryan; tenor, x-bell: John Brauer, baritone, z-bell: Keith Borden; bass, c-bell: Mark Lin; cello, d-bell, conducting: Matt Goekelaptop; drums, percussion, bells: Alex Vittum; drone & soundtracks, voice, conductor: Kitty Bralelton); text (Bells and Words): Kitty Brazelton, Eccles. 3:9-15;  recorded at Dreamland studios, West Hurley, New York; composition years: 2004–2010; total selections time: 4:47

Gerard Pape: excerpt from Héliophonie
Mode Records/2022
(for 8-channel tape); recorded at the composer’s studio, France, to mark the total eclipse on the sun in Greece, which occurred March 29, 2006; excerpt time: 11:30 (00:00 – 11:30 of 50:13)

Paul Koonce: Hothouse
Music from SEAMUS, Vol. 5
(various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2023 (orig. SEAMUS/1996)
(for 2-channel tape); composition year: 1996; time: 8:34

Carey Nutman: Atmospheres

MPS Music & Video/2008
computer, synthesizers: Carey Nutman; recorded at the composer’s studio, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK; composition year: 2006; time: 4:32

Daniel Leduc: Troposphère
a. Stratus (4:19)
b. Cumulonimbus (3:44)
c. Altocumulus (3:37)
d. Cirrus (3:34)
Le voyage d’hiver
empreintes DIGITALes/1999
(for stereo fixed medium); realized at the composer’s studio, spring 1997; premiered at the concert Haute Tension, Montreal; total time: 15:35

— FIN —

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