Martian Gardens Episode 1144

Martian Gardens Episode 1144
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 18, 2023
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Hour 1

John Bruce Yeh: Spirit for Solo Clarinet* (S. Ran)
Chicago Clarinet Classics (various composers)
Çedille Records/2023
clarinet: John Bruce Yeh; recorded in Chicago, winter 2022; composer: Shulamit Ran; composition year: 2017; time: 5:45
*in memory of Laura Flax

Shulamit Ran: East Wind
Music by Shulamit Ran

Bridge Records/1995
flute: Patricia Spencer; recorded at Bard College, December 1993; composition year: 1987; time: 5:11

John McDonald: Snowfall in Two Parts
a. Does Snow Fall the Same Way on the Piano?
b. October Snow on Gulf Road
States of Play (McDonald/Carl)
Bridge Records/2022
piano: John McDonald; recorded at Distler Hall, Tufts University, September 23, 2018; composition year: 2016; time: 5:12

Morton Feldman:
a. Snow Falls (2:24)
b. Whispers (2:28)
Three Voices for Joan
 La Barbara
New Albion Records/1989
voices: Joan La Barbara; text: Frank O’Hara (Wind, 1957), recorded in Los Angeles; composition year: 1982; total selections time: 4:52

Chris Brown: Sguardo

Artifact Recordings/2023
The Chromelodia Project (piano, electronics: Chris Brown; cello, voice: Theresa Wong; oboe: Kyle Bruckmann): text: Erika Dagnino (I Canti dell’ Occhio); recording at 25th St. Recordings, Oakland, September 2021; time: 9:26

Tremble Trove: Look Out
Tremble Trove

Artifact Recordings/2023
piano, electronics: Chris Brown; cello: Ben Davis; clarinet, bass clarinet: Matt Ingalls; drums: Marshall Trammell; recorded at 25th St. Recordings, Oakland, June 3, 2022; time: 4:31

Joane Hétu & Ensemble SuperMusique: Regarder la neige tomber (Watch the snow fall)
Récits de neige

Ambiances Magnetiques/2010
performed by Ensemble SuperMusique, recorded at Théâtre La Chapelle, Montreal, 2008; text: Miranda Nienson; time: 5:51

The Astra Choir: Dust of Snow (S. Wolpe)
Unsettled Choruses (various composers)
A Terrain of Humming and Phoneties 1930-1974
New World Records/2023
The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; text: Robert Frost; recorded at the Church of All Nations, Melbourne, Australia, November 8, 2022; composer: Stefan Wolpe; composition year: 1958; time: 2:21

Hour 2

Robert Gross: Variations on a Theme by Stefan Wolpe (Variations V-VII)
a. Variation V: Like a Baroque Fugue (1:43)
b. Variation VI: Skittishly (2:03)
c. Variation VII: Like a Baroque Prelude (2:39)
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: 6:37

Benjamin Boretz: The Memory of  All That
Holy Sonnet of John Donne for Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt — A Composers’ Memorial (various artists)
Open Space/2012
mezzo soprano: Megan Berti; piano: Zuzanna Szewcyk Kwon; text: John Donne: Holy Sonnet X (Death be not proud..); recorded at the Eastman School of Music, 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 12:38

Charles Ives: Emerson (Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-1860, Mvt. I)

Neuma Records/2023
piano: Phillip Bush; recorded at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, Columbia, August 2019; composition years: 1915; selection time: 16:32

Heather O’Donnell: Moderato (Four Transcriptions from Emerson, Part II)
Responses to Ives (various composers)
Mode Records/2009
piano: Heather O’Donnell; recorded at the German Radio Chamber Music Hall, Köln, 2007-2008; composer: Charles Ives; composition year: 1933; selection time: 3:47

Jean Eichelberger Ivey: Terminus
Music by Jean E. Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape
Smithsonian Folkways/1973
mezzo-soprano: Elaine Bonazzi; text: Ralph Waldo Emerson; electronic music on tape: Jean E. Ivey; realized at the Peabody Conservatory of Music; composition year: 1970; time 9:48 

Hour 3

Lei Liang: Hearing Landscapes I. High Mountain
Hearing Landscapes/Hearing Icescapes

New Focus Recordings/2023
electronics: Lei Liang; voice: Zhu Zhonglu (folk song trad.); inspired by the paintings of Huang Binhong; recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego; January 2022; composition year: 2015; time: 7:08

Mara Helmuth: Mountain Wind
Mara Helmuth–Sound Collaborations
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Centaur Records/2007
pipa: Ming Ke; flute: I-Yin Tu; alto flute: Carlos Velez; bassoon: James Massol; violin: Timothy O’Neil; cello: Kaylie Duncan; computer: Mara Helmuth; recorded at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2003; time: 7:25

Bun-Ching Lam: Run
Heidelberg Concerts

Mutable Music/2011
pipa: Min Xiao Fen; recorded in Heidelberg, Germany, 2009; composition year: 1993; time: 7:25  

Louis Dufort: Into the forest
Into the Forest

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for fixed medium); realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, 2020-2021; time: 9:52

Gerard Pape: excerpt from Héliophonie
Mode Records/2022
(for 8-channel tape); recorded at the composer’s studio, France, to mark the total eclipse of the sun in Greece, which occurred March 29, 2006; excerpt time: 11:30 (11:30 – 23:00 of 50:13)

Bobby Lombardi: Do You Love Me?
Music from SEAMUS,Vol. 5 (various artists)
The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
New Focus Recordings/2023 (orig. SEAMUS/1996)
electronic music on two-channel tape (sound source: two second electric guitar samples); composition year: 1996; time: 7:33

— FIN —

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