Martian Gardens Episode 1150

Martian Gardens Episode 1150
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 7, 2023
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Hour 1

Seth Parker Woods: The Race: 1915 (N. Joachim)
Difficult Grace (various composers)
Çedille Records/2023
(for cello, voice, and electronics); cello, voice: Seth Parker Woods; text: The Chicago Defender, 1915; recorded at the Chicago Recording Company, September, 2022; composer: Nathalie Joachim; composition year: 2019; time: 7:05

Michael Vincent Waller: Lines

piano: R. Andrew Lee; cello: Seth Parker Woods; recorded at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; August 2016; composition year: 2016; time: 9:39

Glen Whitehead: Dreaming at a Distance
Pale Blue

Neuma Records/2023
trumpet: Glen Whitehead; field recordings: Glen Whitehead, Kauai, Hawaii; time: 6:29

John Oliver: Ocean Spirits 2
Warfire Welfare
John Oliver’s Bandcamp/2023
synthesizers, electronics: John Oliver; composition year: 2023; time: 5:51

Allen Otte and John Cage:
Connecting Egypt To Madison Through Columbus Ohio, Cage, And The History Of The American Labor Movement*
The Works for Percussion 4 — Music for Speaking Percussionist
Mode Records/2017
voice, prepared piano, and frame drums: Allen Otte; texts (in mesostic form): Du Fu, John Cage, The Ohio Council of the Conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops, Aldo Leopold, State Sen. Carl Otte (D-WI, father of Allen Otte), protest chants, anonymous voices of the American Labor Movement; recorded at Theater A, University of California, San Diego, May 2011; composition year: 2011; time: 7:18
*Incorporates music from Cage’s “Music for Marcel Duchamp” (1947), and Variations II (1961)

Vaster Than Empires: Astral Crosswind
Three Days

New Focus Recordings/2021
violin, baritone violin: Erica Dicker; percussion, amplified sound boards, shortwave radio; synthesizers, guitar: Paul Schuette; excerpt time: 10:12

Hour 2

Neil Rolnick: Plays Well With Others

Innova Recordings/2006
(for violin, bass clarinet, keyboard, electronic percussion, computer); written for and performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble’s Electro-Acoustic Band; sampled voices: Tom Ritter, Michele Ragusa; text: Neil Rolnick; recorded at the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; composition year: 2006; time: 13:25

The Chromelodia Project: 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: 5:03

Katharina Rosenberger: La Caccia/Tutto ‘l di piango Fragments
Tempi Agitati
Mode Records/2022
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (high soprano: Johanna Zimmer; soprano: Susanne Leitz-Lorey; mezzo soprano: Truike van der Poel; tenor: Martin Nagy; baritone: Guillermo Anzorena; bass: Andreas Fischer); text: Cipriano de Rore; recorded at Stadtkirche Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, October 2016; composition year: 2016; time: 5:19

The Astra Choir: Three Madrigals (P. Glanville-Hicks)
I. The night is the color of a woman’s arm (2:03)
II. Not all the knives of the lamp-posts (1:35)
III. Rationalists! wearing square hats (1:58)
Unsettled Choruses (various composers)
A terrain of Humming and Phoneties 1930 – 1974
New World Records/2023
(for 4-part choir); The Astra Choir, conductor: John McCaughey; recorded at the Church of All Nations, Melbourne, Australia, October 28, 2022; texts: Wallace Stevens, Six Significant Landscapes; composer: Peggy Glanville-Hicks; composition year: 1955; total time: 5:36

John Melby: Two Stevens Songs
I. A Postcard from the Volcano (4:24)
II. Domination of Black (4:55)
International Electronic Music (various composers)
Composer’s Recordings, Inc./1976
soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson; computer-synthesized tape: John Melby; texts: Wallace Stevens (I. 1923; II. 1916); composition year: 1975; realized at the Digital Recording Laboratory, University of Illinois, and Godfrey Winham Laboratory, Princeton University; total time: 9:18

Scotto: Reframed
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
cello: Agnus Klein; piano: Ann Marie Scotto; recorded in Tampa, March 29, 2014; composition year: 2014; time: 2:13

Cynthia Folio: Lilacs!
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
flute: Cynthia Folio; composition year: 2014; time: 2:54

Hour 3

Peter Garland: Bold, emphatic
The Basketweave Elegies
Cold Blue Music/2023
vibraphone: William Winant; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, August 11-12, 2022; total selections time: 6:02

Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 10

Bridge Records/2000
(for guitar and electronic sounds); guitar: David Starobin; composition year: 1992; time: 9:25

Stefania de Kenessey: Lead Me Alone
In Her Words

Neuma Records/2022
electronics: Stefania de Kenessey; composition year: 2020; time: 12:35

Ned Bouhalassa: Las Vegas (from Urban Cuts)
Gratte-cité (Skyscraper)

empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; cello: Delphine Measroch; drums: Christian Olsen; narrator, text: Fortner Anderson; realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal; premiered at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, November 19, 2005; composition year: 2005; time: 9:33

Weba and the Harry Knows Quartet:
a. Humans Making Love as Gods, Part 1, Intro (1:36)
b. Humans Making Love as Gods, Part 2, Fear of Gurus (7:10)
Humans Making Love as Gods
Weba Garretson’s Bandcamp/2013 (orig. Territory of Art CD#3/1992)
actors: Tina Preston, Irene Cagen Forrest, Dan O’Connor, Martin Kersels, John Gleck, Weba Garretson; percussion: Amy Knoles; standup bass: Dave Black, guitar, sequencers, digital instruments; writers/composers: Steve Stewart, Weba Garretson, Mark Wheaton; recorded at Theta Sound Studios, Burbank, California; total selections time: 8:46

Polly Moller: Cold Blood
60 x 60 — 2004-2005
(various artists)
Vox Novus/2006
voice, text, flute, electronics: Polly Moller; composition year: 2005; time: 1:00

— FIN —

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