Martian Gardens – 12/31/2014

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Webcast date: December 31, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

Linda Dusman: O Star Spangled Stripes
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo (piano: Paul Hoffmann; percussion: Tom Goldstein); composition year: 2004 (parodies referred: “The Stars and Stripes Forever” [J.P. Sousa, 1897], “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” [Patrick Gilmore, 1863], “You’re a Grand Old Flag” [George M. Cohan, 1906], “The Star Spangled Banner” [John Stafford Smith, 1780; Francis Scott Key, 1814]); time: 8:46

The Legendary Pink Dots: So Gallantly Screaming
Play It Again Sam/1985
rock band, violins, tape collage (LPD); text, voice: Edward Ka Spel; time: 11:11

The Residents: The Stars and Stripes Forever (J.P. Sousa)
The American Composers Series, Volume II
The Stars and Hank Forever
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Ralph Records LP/1986)
composer John Philip Sousa; synthesizers, percussion: The Residents; published 1897; time: 3:10

Mathew Rosenblum: The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata)
a. Kam
b. The Runaway Universe
c. Caitlin Looked Up at the Sky
d. Interlude
e. Market Fundamentalists
f. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Heavens
g. Last Contact
h. The Big Rip (instrumental)
i. The Big Rip (continued)
j. Kam
Circadian Rhythms
New World Records/2012
Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet with drum machine and numerous samples; (texts: a,j. Paul Celan: “Engführung”; b. Donald Goldsmith: “The Runaway Universe”; c,g, i. Stephen Baxter: “Last Contact”; e. Internet chat; f. Book of Isiah); recorded at SWR Studios, Freiberg, Germany, July 3, 2010; composition year: 2009; time: 19:08

Annette Vande Gorn: Giocoso (from Vox Alia)
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized from 1992-2000 at the Metamorphoses d’Orphee studo, Ohain, Belgium with sound material obtained from the SYTER and MARS systems of the INA-GRM studios, Paris; composition year: 1992; movement time: 5:04

Elizabeth Anderson: Mouvement 1 (from Les forges de l’invisble)
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized in 2002-2003 at the multichannel electroacoustic studio of City University London, and the Studio Akousma of the Academy of Soignies, Belgium; premiered February 25, 2003, at the Electroacoustic Concert at City University London; sound material developed at Centre de création musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris, 2000; movement time: 7:43

Morton Subotnick: Butterfly No. 3
Volume 3 — Electronic Works
Until Spring: Revisited; 4 Butterflies
Mode Records/2011
composition for 4-Channel tape (original mix 1973; new mix 2011); time: 7:21

Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
The Wanderer
Important Records/2007 (orig. Lovely Music, Ltd. LP/1984)
harmonium: Heloise Gold; accordion: Julia Haines; concertina: Linda Montano; bandoneon: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at “Lovely Music Live,” Marymount Manhattan Theatre, January 27, 1983; composition year: 1975; time: 14:00

John Luther Adams: Above Sunset Pass (from The Wind in High Places)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Oktaven Audio Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; composition year: 2011; time: 7:25

Aki Onda: The Sun Clings to the Earth and There is No Darkness
Cassette Memories Volume 3 — South of the Border
Important Records/2012
field recordings, tape collage: Aki Onda; recorded at Fotòfono and mixed at the composer’s home, Brooklyn, New York, 2009-2011; time: 10:28

Coil: Herald
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1986
for tape collage; marching band, Acapulco, Mexico; time: 1:03

Ron Nagorcka: Modulations
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
(for tape, synthesizers, live electronics, and modulated tape outtakes); composition years: 1974, 1983, 2012 (original composition commissioned for the Melbourne Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1974); time: 6:01

Zoviet France: Palace of Ignitions
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
sounds, instruments, processing: Robin Storey; recorded in Newcastle, UK, April 1987; time: 2:12

Beequeen: The Centipede Song
Port Out Starboard Home
Important Records/2011
voice: Olga Wallis; sounds, treatments: Frans de Waard; instruments, treatments, voice: Freek Kinkelaar; recorded in Holland; time: 3:28

Roger Reynolds: Sanctuary (excerpt)
Mode Records/2011
percussion: red fish blue fish, directed by Steven Schick; recorded at the National Art Gallery, Washington D.C., with live electronics, recorded in 2007, additional processing at the University of California San Diego, 2008-2009; composition years: 2003-2008; excerpt time: 15:54

Steven Schick: Six Japanese Gardens (K. Saariaho)
a. Tenju-an Garden of Nanzen-ji Temple (3:08)
b. Many Pleasures (Garden of the Kinkaku-ji) (1:16)
c. Dry Mountain Stream (3:06)
d. Rock Garden of Garden of Ryoan-ji (2:17)
e. Moss Garden of the Saiho-ji (1:33)
f. Stone Bridges (2:55)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Kaija Saariaho; solo percussion: Steven Schick; composition year: 1995; time: 19:00

Paul Lansky: from Threads
a. Chorus III (3:17)
b. Choral Prelude (Aria IV) (4:34)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total excerpts time: 7:52

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