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Martian Gardens Episode 940
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 29, 2018
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Hour 1

SET ONE
Bethany Beardslee: Waldesnacht (Schubert)
Bethany Beardslee Sings Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms
Bridge Records/2008
soprano: Bethany Beardslee; piano: Lois Shapiro; recorded at the Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, June 1984; composer: Franz Schubert; composition year: 1820; text: Friedrich von Schlegel; time: 6:58

Milton Babbitt: Vision and Prayer
Music of Milton Babbitt
CRI/1988
(for soprano and Mark II RCA synthesizer; originally for soprano and piano) soprano: Bethany Beardslee; text: DylanThomas (1945);  recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, 1961; composition year: 1954, revised 1961; time: 14:31

SET TWO
Kyle Gann: Scene 1 — Custer: “If I Were an Indian…”
Custer and Sitting Bull
New World Records/2018
voice, electronics: Kyle Gann; text: General George Armstrong Custer, “My Life on the Plains” (published 1874); recorded at M.C. Maguire Studios, Toronto, September 2007; composition years: 1995-1999; time: 8:41

Kyle Gann: Sunken City (in Memoriam New Orleans), Part 1. Before
The Minimalists (various artists)
Mode Records/2008
performed by Orkest De Volharding, conductor: Jussi Jaatinen; piano: Geoffrey Douglas Madge; recorded at MCO Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands, April 28-30, 2009; composition year: 2005; time: 7:46

Emanuele Arciuli: Earth-Preserving Chant (K. Gann)
Walk in Beauty (various composers)
Innova Records/2017
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; recorded at Keller Hall, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; March – August, 2016; composer: Kyle Gann; composition year: 2010

Hour 2

SET THREE
Brian Belet:
a. Sea Lion Mix (8:18)
b. Remembering Allen (1:01)
Sufficient Trouble
Compositions for Computer, Live Instruments, and Voice
Ravello Records/2017
a. (for sea lions, voices, and Kyma software); recorded at the Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, California, January 6, 2009; realized live at Left Edge Studio, Campbell, California, June 30, 2016; time: 8:18. b. voice, text: Brian Belet; recorded at Left Edge Studio, March 25, 2008; total time: 9:19

Allen Strange: Whispers ( from Sleeping Beauty)
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 18 (various artists)
the composer in the computer age iii
Centaur Records/1994
(for amplified violin and computer-generated sounds); violin: Pat Strange; recorded at CREAM (Center for Research in Electroacoustic Music); San Jose State University School of Music, November 1993; composition years: 1988-1992; time: 3:15

Matthew Burtner/MICE: World Radio Quilt
a. Cape Town, South Africa (1:06)
b. Chennai, India (2:18)
c. Shainghai, China (1:04)
d. Walvis Baia, Nambia (1:25)
e. Dakar, Senegal (1:11)
f. Casablanca, Morocco (1:02)
g. Gibralter, UK/Spain (1:19)
h. Cadiz, Spain (0:39)
MICE World Tour
Ecosono/2009
Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble directed by Matthew Burtner; composed of FM radio transmissions from around the world for live performance; total time: 9:48

SET FOUR
Philip Perkins: Metallo
At the Other End of the Day — (Improvisations 2005 -2008)
Fun Music/2008
sounds, tapes, recordings: Philip Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco; time: 10:13

Darren Copeland: Streams of Whispers
Perdu et retrouvé
empreintes DIGITALes/2006
electroacoustic music (sound source: whispered phonemes from the piece’s title) composed as a sound installation for the stairwell in Latvian House, Toronto; realized at the composer’s studio, 2002; premiered at the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 17, 2002; time (condensed version for CD): 12:20

SINGLE PLAY
Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; voice, guitar: Gary Heidt: composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

Hour 3

SET FIVE
Philip Mantione: Riverside Whistles and Bells (2nd 1/2)
Riverside Bells and Whistles
Pteroglyph/2015
(for bell ringing group, train whistles, and environmental sounds at Riverside, California); First Congregational Church of Riverside Carillon: Linda Corbitt, with the FCCR Handbell Choir; conductor, electronics, whistles and bells computer processing: Philip Mantione; recorded on Mission Inn Avenue and the roof of the Riverside Arts Museum, 2015; time: 22:30 (2nd 1/2 of 45:24)

SET SIX
John Cage: Branches
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
amplified plant materials: D’Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1976; time: 16:12

Robert Cogan: Utterances
Neuma New Music Series Volume 2 (various artists)
Neuma Records/1988
soprano: Joan Heller; texts: William Bronk; Chiang K’uei; Karl Jaspers, Franz Kafka, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, William Butler Yeats; composition year: not listed; time: 8:28

SET SEVEN
D.J. Firehorse: Shoebird
The Alternative Schubertiade (various artists)
CRI/1998
produced and recorded by D.J. Firehorse, New York City, 1998; time: 4:20

Laurie Anderson: Three Ghosts
Heart of a Dog
Nonesuch Records/2015
words, lyrics, music, performance: Laurie Anderson; recorded in New York City, 2015, time: 2:29

— FIN —

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