Martian Gardens Episode 1143

Martian Gardens Episode 1143
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 11, 2023
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Hour 1

Harold Meltzer: Bride of the Island
a. Réveille (3:19)
b. Sugar Loaf (2:57)
c. Thistles (2:55)
d. Hay (5:21)
Songs and Structures
Bridge Records/2018
tenor: Paul Appleby; piano: Natalia Katyukova; texts: Ted Hughes; composition year: 2016; total time: 14:12

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: From the Grammar of Dreams (K. Saariaho)
I. (2:16)
II. (1:32)
III. (1:44)
IV. (1:47)
V. (1:34)
New Focus Recordings/2016
Quince CVE (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Kayleigh Butcher, Liz Pearse, Carrie Henneman Shaw); texts: Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar; Paralytic); recorded at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, January 2016; composer: Kaija Saariaho; composition year: 1988; total time: 8:53

Tom Johnson: selections from Counting to Seven
a. Japanese (1:17)
b. Georgian (3:06)
c. South Pacific (4:07)
Counting to Seven
New World Records/2021
voices and percussion: Ensemble Dedalus, featuring Tom Johnson; recorded at Laboratoires d’Aubervilles, France, August 2020; composition year: 2014; total selections time: 8:29

John Cage: selections from Sonatas and Interludes
a. Sonata I (2:52)
b. Sonata II (2:02)
c. Sonata III (2:12)
d. Sonata IV (2:07)
Sonatas and Interludes
Neuma Records/2023
prepared piano: Agnese Toniutti; recorded in Italy, 2021; composition years: 1946-1948; total selections time: 9:12

David Hicks: Composite Sketches, in four movements
a. 1:59
b. 1:52
c. 2:43
d. 3:14
Open Space 38 (Pellegrini, Hicks, Friedl)
Open Space/2019
violin: Matthew Woodward; viola: Scot Moore; cello: Andrew Borkowski; total time: 9:38

Hour 2

Tom Hamilton: Jamaica Center
Off-Hour Wait State

Tom Hamilton’s Bandcamp/2023 (orig. O.O. Discs/1996)
electronic environment: Tom Hamilton; The System (other Off-Hour Wait State musicians): alto saxophone: Roscoe Mitchell; shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; trombone: Peter Zummo; percussion: Jonathan Haas; vocals: Thomas Buckner; Jamaica Center time: 18:24

Ralph Samuelson: Three Songs of Shide (BC Lam)
The Universal Flute
Innova Recordings/2016
shakuhachi: Ralph Samuelson; kugo harp: Tomoko Sugwara; recorded at EastSide Sound, New York City, 2015; composer: Bun-Ching Lam; composition year: 2014; time: 6:26

Bun-Ching Lam: Lotosträume (Lotus Dream)
Conversations With My Soul

Navona Records/2021
baritone: Thomas Buckner; harp: Melanie Genin; text: Heinrich Heine; recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, May 9, 2018; time: 5:21

Gabriel Valverde: El Silencio ya no es el Silencio  

Mode Records/2001
(for harp); harp: Sofia Asunción Claro; recorded at DIEM Studio, Copenhagen, 1997; composition year: 1996; time: 6:33

Sofia Asunción Claro: Incrustations (L. Graugaard)
Sofia Asunción Claro, harp (various composers)
Centaur Records/1996
(for harp and electronics); harp: Sofia Asunción Claro; recorded at DIEM Studio, Aarhus, Denmark, 1994-1995; composer: Lars Graugaard; composition years: 1993, 1994, revised 1995; time: 11:57

Hour 3

Peter Garland: selections from The Basketweave Elegies
a. Very Quiet, Still (3:12)
b. Bright, Clear (2:49)
c. Lyric, Expressive (3:53)
The Basketweave Elegies
Cold Blue Music/2023
vibraphone: William Winant; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, August 11-12, 2022; total selections time: 9:54

Third Coast Percussion: Vibraphone Solo (P. Manoury)
The Book of Keyboards/Le Livre des Claviers
New Focus Recordings/2017
Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore), additional performers: Owen Clayton Condon, Gregory Beyer, Ross Karre; recorded at Northern Illinois Recital Hall, DeKalb, Illinois, January 2011; composer: Philippe Manoury; composition years: 1987-1988; selection time: 7:23

Alvin Lucier: Sizzles
Swing Bridge — Sizzles

Mode Records/2022
(for organ, various drums, and vibrating sounds); The Australia Art Orchestra (percussion preparation and placement: John Savage, Peter Knight, Austin Buckett; Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ: Austin Buckett); recorded at the Melbourne Town Hall, February 26th, 2017; composition year: 1997; time: 13:21

In memory of Alvin Lucier (May 14, 1931 — December 1, 2021)

Philip Mantione: Fabrics
Depth of Field

Scattered Music/2012
computer music: Philip Mantione; composition year: 2010; time: 8:42

Louis Dufort: Into the forest my wounded arms wide open
Into the Forest

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for fixed medium); realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2020-2021; time: 9:57

— FIN —

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