Martian Gardens Episode 1148

Martian Gardens Episode 1148
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 16, 2023
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Hour 1

Charles Ives: The Alcotts (Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-1860, Mvt. III)

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: 6:08

Charles Ives: selections from 9 Songs
a. Down East (3:14)
b. Two Little Flowers (1:10)
c. Tom Sails Away (2:46)
d. The See’r (0:43)
e. Songs My Mother Taught Me (2:25)
f. The Side Show (0:26)
g. The White Gulls (2:39)
Ives – 9 Songs/Crumb – Apparition
Bridge Records/1987
mezzo-soprano: Jan DeGaetani; piano: Gilbert Kalish; composition years/texts: a. 1919/Charles Ives; b. 1921/Charles and Harmony Ives; c. 1917/Charles Ives; d. 1913, 1920/Charles Ives; e. 1895/Natalie McFarren; f. 1921/Charles Ives; g. 1921/Maurice Morris; recorded in 1982; total selections time: 13:34

Giacinto Scelsi: Uaxuctun, 2nd Movement
Uaxuctum — The Legend of the Mayan City which they themselves destroyed for religious reasons I-V
The Orchestral Works 2
Mode Records/2006
(for ondes Martenot, seven percussionists, timpanist, chorus, and 23 musicians); Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; conductor: Peter Rundel; Concentus Vocalis, director: Herbert Böck; recorded at the Festival ‘Wien Modern,’ Vienna Concert House, November 4, 2005; composition year: 1966; selection time: 3:59

Olivier Messiaen: Chant D’amour I — Modéré, Lourd (Turangalîla-Symphonie, Mvt. II)

Deutsche Grammophon/1991
(for ondes Martenot, solo piano, and large orchestra); Orchestre De L’Opéra Bastille, conductor: Myung-Whun Chung; ondes Martenot: Jeanne Loriod; piano: Yvonne Loriod; recorded at the Opéra de Paris-Bastille, October 1990; composition years: 1946-1948; selection time: 8:14

Sergei Prokofiev: selections from Scythian Suite
a. The Evil God and Dance of the Pagan Monsters (3:09)
b. Lolli’s Pursuit of the Evil God and Sunrise (4:50)
Scythian Suite/Suite from The Love for Three Oranges/Symphony No. 5
The London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Antal Dorati; recorded at the Watford Town Hall, Watford, UK, July 4, 1957; composition year: 1915; total selections time: 7:59

Astra Choir: Gesprochene Music (Spoken Music) (E. Toch)
I. O-a (2:41)
II. Ta-tam (1:54)
III. Fuge aus der Geographie (3:11)
Unsettled Choruses
A terrain of Humming and Phoneties 1930 – 1974
New World Records/2023
(for speaking chorus); recorded at the Church of All Nations, Melbourne, Australia, September 2022 (I & II); February 20, 2019 (III); composer: Ernst Toch; composition year: 1930; total time: 7:46

Hour 2

Sarah Peebles: Aqua Babble
Suspended in Amber

Innova Recordings/1996
ondes Martenot improvisation: Takashi Harada; music installation (70 paper cups, string, trash can lid, wire): Kazue Mizushima; electroacoustics (Boss SE50 processor, Sample Cell I, bells, noisemakers): Sarah Peebles; recorded at Kinshicho Studio, Tokyo, June 11, 1993; edited in Toronto, Fall 1995; composers: Harada, Mizushima, Peebles; composition year: 1993; time: 13:49

Susan Frykberg: C19420
Susan Frykberg’s Bandcamp/2020
electronics: Susan Frykberg; composition year: 2020; time: 6:27

In memory of Susan Frykberg (1954 – 2023)

Peter Batchelor: Kaleidoscope: Cycle — Pulse

Pogus Productions/2013
(computer music); realized at the composer’s studio and the Music, Technology and Innovation research center, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; composition year: 2013; time: 8:04

Ionel Petroi: Huit Danses Surprises
APNM Vol. 3 — Computer + Electronic Music
(various artists)
Association for the Promotion of New Music
New Focus Recordings/2023
DX7 synthesizer: Ionel Petroi; composition year: 1986; time: 10:02

Iannis Xenakis: Syrmos
Xenakis Edition 6 — Music for Strings

Mode Records/2005
(for 18 strings); Ensemble Resonanz, conductor: Johannes Kalitzke; Music for Strings recorded at Hamburg Musikhalle, Frankfurt Feste Burg Kirche, and Köln WDR Saal 2; composition year: 1959; time: 11:08

Hour 3

Dorota Czerner: Dunes
Open Space 24 — Works by Dorota Czerner and Elaine Barkin

Open Space/2009
voice, poem: Dorota Czerner; recorded in 2009; time: 8:25

Heather Stebbins: Ursa Major
Roots (Music by Christopher Chandler and Heather Stebbins)
New Focus Recordings/2023
(for saxophone, percussion, piano, and electronics); Switch~Ensemble (saxophones: Matt Evans; piano: Wei-Han Wu; percussion Megan Arns); recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, October 2021; composition year: 2017; time: 16:38

Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux: Constellation I

empreintes DIGITALes/2001
(for fixed medium); realized at the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges (GMEB — later IMEB), June 1981; premiered at the Synthèse concert at the Festival international de musique expérimentale de Bourges, June 9, 1982; time: 18:41

Alexander José: Todo Es Uno
Desde El Otro Lado
(various artists)
Electroacoustic Music from Latin America
O.O. Discs/1998
electroacoustic music (sound sources: signals from a pulsar 175 lightyears from Earth, collected from the Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico; sound realizations of amino acids from the human body); composition year: 1995; time: 8:50

— FIN —

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