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Martian Gardens Episode 927
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
April 3, 2018
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Hour 1

SINGLE PLAY
Emanuele Arciuli: Testament of Atom (B. M. Davids)
Walk in Beauty (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2017
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; recorded at Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2016; composer: Brent MichaelDavids; composition year: 2008; time: 2:13

SET ONE
Haskell Small: NO (Lullaby of War, Part II)
Book of Hours
MSR Classics/2016
piano: Haskell Small; narrators: Robin Weigert, Martin Raynor; text: Joy Harjo; recorded at the United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Maryland, June 22, 2008; composition year: 2007; time: 5:15

Heiner Goebbels: selections from Landschaft mit Entfernten Verwandten, Part 2:
a. Krieg Der Städte (1:30)
b. Different Nations (2:05)
Landschaft mit Entfernten Verwandten [Landscape with Distant Relatives]
ECM Records/2007
voice: David Bennent; baritone: Georg Nigl; Ensemble Modern and Deutscher Kammerchor, conductor: Franck Ollu; text: Gertrude Stein, “Wars I Have Seen,” London, B.T. Batsford, 1945; recorded live at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, October, 2004; director: H. Goebbels; SWR Baden-Baden; composition year: 2004; total selections time: 3:35

Gloria Coates: selections from The Force for Peace in War
a. Recitative — BBC Weather Report (0:38)
b. Aria — The Flying Bombers (Ideas and Thoughts of Phyllis McGinley in 1942 (2:27)
Indian Sounds
New World Records/2002
soprano: Sigune von Osten; Musica-viva-ensemble Dresden, conductor: Jürgen Wirrmann; text: Gloria Coates (after Phyllis McGinley); recorded at the Munich Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Gasteig, February 27, 1992; composition year: 1973; total selections time: 3:05

Peter Garland: Spring View
“The Nation is Ruined but the Mountains and Rivers Remain” (after Tu Fu)
After the Wars
Cold Blue Music/2015
piano: Sarah Cahill; recorded at Architecture Studios, Los Angeles, December 19, 2014; composition years: 2007-2008; time: 4:53

Charles Wuorinen: The Formal Invitation
from “It Happens Like This,” Cantata for Four Singers and Twelve Players on Poems of James Tate
Charles Wuorinen, Vol. 3
Bridge Records/2017
soprano: Sharon Harms; alto: Laura Mercado-Wright; tenor: Steven Brennfleck; bass: Douglas Williams; The Group for Contemporary Music, conductor: Charles Wuorinen; text: James Tate; (Return of the White Donkeys: Poems; New York: ECCO, 2005) recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, composition year: 2010; selection time: 7:55

SET TWO
Julia Wolfe: The States [MP3]
Steel Hammers
Cantaloupe Music/2014
members of the Bang On A Can All-Stars (cello: Ashley Bathgate; percussion: David Cossin; sandsticks: BOACAS) vocals: Trio Mediaeval (Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum); text: Julia Wolfe (derived from the John Henry ballad); recorded at Dolan Music Recording Studios, New York University, November 2011/February 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 9:48

Steve Reich: Different Trains, Part 1 — America Before the War [MP3]
Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint (Reich/Metheny/Kronos Quartet)
Elektra-Nonesuch/1989
(for string quartet and tape); Kronos Quartet (violins: David Harrington, John Sherba; viola: Hank Dutt; cello: Jean Jeanrenaud); pre-recorded sounds sourced from train whistles, railroad sounds, Virginia (Reich’s governess), and Lawrence Davis (a Pullman porter); recorded at Russian Hill Recordings, San Francisco, summer 1988, composition year: 1988; selection time: 8:58

Meredith Monk: Eon
On Behalf of Nature
ECM/2016
vibraphone, marimba: John Hollenbeck; contrabass clarinet, contra alto clarinet, B-flat clarinet: Bohdan Hilash; French horn, keyboard: Allison Sniffin; recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, June 2015; time: 2:56

Hour 2

SET THREE
Airi Yoshioka: Al Airi Lepo Sviri (M. Paranosic) [MP3]
Stolen Gold (various composers)
Albany Records/2011
(for violin and electronics); violin: Airi Yoshioka; composer: Milica Paranosic; composition year: 2005; time: 6:49

John King: Nikriz — Qamun
Free Palestine
New World Records/2017
Oud: John King; The Secret Quartet (violins: Cornelius Dufalo, Jennifer Choi; viola: Ljova Zhurbin, cello: Yves Dharamraj); composition years: 2013, 2014; time: 6:05

Eric Moe: Obey Your Thirst
Harmonic Constellations (various composers)
Works for Violin & Electronics
New World Records/2016
violin: Mari Kimura; recorded May 2014, Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York; composition year: 2014; time: 9:26

SET FOUR
David Tudor: Anima Pepsi (excerpt)
The Art of David Tudor 1963 — 1992
New World Records/2013
electronic music installation designer, engineer, performer: David Tudor; recorded in the Pepsi Pavilion, Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan, 1970; excerpt time: first 10 minutes of 23:37

Joan La Barbara: CYCLONE (excerpt)
The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara
Mode Records/2017
voices, percussion, phase shift modules: Joan La Barbara; ARP 2600 synthesizer, steel guitar, percussion: Bruce Ditmas; original tape recorded at Downtown Sound, New York City, April 27, 1977; new remix by Paul Geluso and Brian Brandt supervised by Joan La Barbara, Harvestworks Studios, New York City, 2015–2017; composition years: 1976-1977; excerpt: third 10 minutes of 30:39

SET FIVE
Malcolm Goldstein: Spring
The Seasons — Vermont
XI Records/1998
double bass: Robert Black; wood flutes, electric guitar, percussion: Mark Steven Woods; oboe, English horn, ocarina: Joseph Celli; violin: Malcolm Goldstein; saxophones, vibraphones: Tom Guralnick; vibraphone, percussion: Brian Johnson; vocalizing, accordion: Kenneth Karpowicz; recorded at Real Art Ways, Hartford, February 26, 1983; composition year: 1980-1982;  time: 7:30

Sylvia Smith: The Year Begins to be Ripe (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
intoning voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; composer: John Cage; text: Henry David Thoreau, “Journal” (“A Flock of Shore Larks,” 1859; Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1900)composition year: 1970; a/b recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008; time: 0:56

John Cage: Forever and Sunsmell, Part 5
Singing Through — Vocal Compositions by John Cage
New Albion Records/1990
vocals: Joan La Barbara;text: e.e. cummings, Poem 26 from “50 Poems,” (New York: Universal Library / Grosset & Dunlap: 1940); recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1942; time: 0:55

Hour 3

SET SIX
John Cage: Forever and Sunsmell, Part 1
Singing Through — Vocal Compositions by John Cage
New Albion Records/1990
vocals: Joan La Barbara;text: e.e. cummings, Poem 26 from “50 Poems,” (New York: Universal Library / Grosset & Dunlap: 1940); recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1942; time: 1:00

Sylvia Smith: A Flower (J. Cage)
The Year Begins to be Ripe
11 West Records/2008
intoning voice: Christie Finn; closed piano: Sylvia Smith; composer: John Cage; composition year: 1950; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; time: 3:26

SINGLE PLAY
Wendy Carlos: Spring
Sonic Seasonings
Eastside Digital/1998 (orig. Columbia double LP/1972)
synthesizers, electronics, tapes: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind; composition years: 1971, 1972; time: 22:24

SET SEVEN
Francis Dhomont: Un autre printemps
Jalons
empreintes DIGITALes/2003
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s Studio, Avignon, France, 2000; for Uli Aumüller’s film Mein Kino für die Ohren (My Cinema for the Ears), telecast March 14, 2001, in Europe; concert premier at the Rien à voir (10) concert series, Montreal, December 15, 2001; time: 6:09

Françoise Barrière: Java Rosa (Printemps des saisons)
Le Saisons (GMEB 1972 — IMEB 2002) (various artists)
IMEB/2003
electroacoustic music: Françoise Barrière; realized at Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges, 1972; time: 17:40

Christopher Shultis: Gesturing Hands
An Illusion of Desire
Neuma Records/2016
theremin: Christopher Shultis; composition year: 1992; time: 7:35

— FIN —

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