Martian Gardens Episode 1146

Martian Gardens Episode 1146
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 1, 2023
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Hour 1

Laurie Anderson: Time to Go (for Diego)
Women in Electronic Music — 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/2006 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
violin, speaking voice: Laurie Anderson; guitar, organ: Scott Johnson; composition year: 1977; time: 2:58

Dora Ohrenstein: Confetti of Flesh (Johnson/Cortez)
Urban Diva
Composers Recordings, Inc./1993
soprano: Dora Ohrenstein; violin: Mary Rowell; piano, synthesizers: Philip Bush; marimba, drum set: Jason Cirker; recorded at The Looking Glass Studios, 1993; composer: Scott Johnson; composition year: 1989; text: Jayne Cortez (“I Am New York City“, 1973); time: 10:24

In memory of Scott Johnson (May 12, 1952 — March 24, 2023)

Michael Byron: Music of Steady Light I
Halcyon Days

Cold Blue Music/2023
marimbas, xylophones, glockenspiels, vibraphones: William Winant; recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California, January 2022; composition year: 1978 (Music of Steady Light I, II, III); selection time: 11:51

Steven Mackey: Heavy Light (from Heavy Light)
Heavy Light
New World Records/2004
electric guitar: Steven Mackey; MOSIAC — flute: Zizi Mueller; cello: Michael Finckel; piano: Emma Tahmizian; percussion: Daniel Druckman; recorded at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, December 2003; composition year: 2001; selection time: 9:23

Robert Fripp and Brian Eno: An Index of Metals (edit)*
Eno One – I & II (Vocal and Instrumental) (boxed set)
Virgin Records/1993
electric guitar: Robert Fripp; synthesizers, tape loops, piano; recorded in London, 1975; time: 7:13
*full 28:36 version appears on Evening Star (orig. Island Records/1975)

Robert Honstein: An Index of Possibility: Flow
Lost and Found

New Focus Recordings/2023
(for percussion trio); Tigue (percussion: Matt Evans, Amy Graphic; Carson Moody); recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York, 2014; composition year: 2013; selection time: 4:59

Lei Liang: Hearing Landscapes II. Mother Tongue
Hearing Landscapes/Hearing Icescapes

New Focus Recordings/2023
voice samples (source: Hou Baolin and Guo Qiru–Chinese comedians from the 1950s bantering), processing; recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego; January 2022; composition year: 2015; time: 3:08

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Goma arábica
Mother Tongue

(for electronics and orchestra); electroacoustic music: E. Reck Miranda; recorded at the University of Edinburgh Electroacoustic Music Studios; orchestra: The Contemporary Music Group, conductor: Steve Davismoon; composition year: 1995; time: 7:22

Hour 2

John Bruce Yeh: Sonata in One Movement for Clarinet and Piano (A. Tcherepnin)
Chicago Clarinet Classics (various composers)
Çedille Records/2023
clarinet: John Bruce Yeh piano: Patrick Gordon; recorded in Chicago, winter 2022; composer: Alexander Tcherepnin; composition year: 1939; time: 5:45

Ivan Tcherepnin: Grand Fire Music (from Flores Musicales)
Flores Musicales–Five Songs–Santur Live!
Composers Recordings, Inc./1995 (orig. 1982)
oboe: Peggy Pearson; violin: Wilma Smith; psaltery, organ, electronics: Ivan Tcherepnin; recorded at the Harvard Electronic Music Studio, fall 1981; composition year: 1980; selection time: 4:28

Robert Carl: selections from States of Play (Carl/McDonald)
a. From the Ground Up (3:28)
b. Surge (8:53)
States of Play
Bridge Records/2022
a. piano: Robert Carl; b. piano: Robert Carl; bass: Robert Black; recorded at Berkman Auditorium, West Hartford, Connecticut and Hartt Recording Studio, Hartford, Connecticut, a. February 21, 2006, b. December 21, 2005; composition years: a. 2002, b. 1987; total selections time: 12:21

Tremble Trove: Quartet Trios
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: 8:30

Jon Forshee: Pedo Mellon a Minno*
Verses from the Aethersphere
Speculative Music of Jon Forshee
Open Space/2019
(for solo percussion); percussion: Katherine Hutchings; recorded at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, composition year: 2004; time: 15:01
*from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sindarin language, “Speak, friend, and enter.”

Annea Lockwood: selections from The Glass World
a. Water Jars (1:32)
b. Wine Glass (1:42)
The Glass World
¿What Next? Recordings/1997 (original Tangent LP 1970)
glass objects played by Annea Lockwood from The Glass World concert series 1966-1973;  total selections time: 3:20

Hour 3

Paula Matthusen: The Days are Nouns
Pieces for People

Innova Recordings/2015
(for two amplified vibraphones, feedback, and soprano); vibraphones: Manta Percussion; soprano: Jamie Jordan; text: common table prayer in Norwegian (fragmented); recorded at Traxler Studios, New York City, and Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Church, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey; July 2013; composition year: 2013: time: 6:33

Friedrich Jaecker: Harry’s Dream, Part 1

Mode Records/2019
(for 33 tuned wine glasses); glass harmonica: Chamber Choir of the University of Cologne, text: Cicero, Somnium Scipionis; director: Michael Ostrzyga; recorded at Trinitatis-Kirche, Cologne, Germany, June 18, 2015; composition year: 2015; selection time: 13:22

Juraj Kojš: The Florida Orchid DNA Synthesizer and Sequencer Improvisation
Orchid Music*
Neuma Records/2022
MAX/MSP software programming, synthesizer, sequencer: Juraj Kojš; time: 9:48
*sound installation based on the DNA sequence of ten Florida native orchid species presented at the botanical gardens of Miami, 2020-2021

Annette Vande Gorne: Jour de’lan (Part 1) & Printemps
a. Jour de’lan (New Year’s Day) (4:39)
b. Jeux d’oiseaux (Bird Games) (2:55)
c. Jeux d’eau (Water Games) (2:24)
d. Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) (2:40)
empreintes DIGITALes/2020
(for 16-channel fixed media); realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain, Belgium; premiered on October 25, 2020, during the Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium); composition year: 2016; total selection time: 12:39

Tod Dockstader & David Lee Myers: Surge

ReR Megacorp/2005
ecological sound recordings, electronics, processing: Tod Dockstader, David Lee Myers; time: 5:05

Chris Watson: Starling Song
Outside the Circle of Fire

starlings recorded on the Isle of Coll, Western Isles, Scotland, with Sennheiser mkh 60/30 via SQN4s to Sony TCD-D3, May 1995; time: 1:14

— FIN —

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