Category Archives: Little Vanishing Worlds

“Little Vanishing World 6 (Flowers We Are)”

Albumleaf 151: November 19, 2018 (Bologna) Homage to Kurtág Recurring throughout György Kurtág’s oeuvre is an eight-note melody which has lyrics, though to my knowledge they are never actually sung: “Flowers we are, frail flowers.”  Albumleaf 151 presents a variation of this melody.  Notes 1-5, 10-11, and 14 are Kurtág’s.  The others are mine.  

“Little Vanishing World 5 (Cloud Garden)”

Albumleaf 143: September 11, 2018 (Bologna) Because the world has been clamoring for more atonal miniatures, I’ve decided, after a seven-year hiatus, to return to my Little Vanishing World series.  Buon ascolto!  

“Little Vanishing World 4 (Draper Plate)”

Albumleaf 70: September 15, 2011 (Farmville) H-S might have been the site of the first photograph. But John William Draper‘s image didn’t last: only the indecipherable plates remain; one can see them in the College’s Esther Atkinson Museum. This brief piece tries to capture an image’s quick decay, attempts to reclaim it, the frustration, and […]

“Little Vanishing World III”

Albumleaf 42: October 26, 2010 (Farmville)

“Little Vanishing World II”

Albumleaf 33: September 14, 2010 (Farmville)

“Little Vanishing World I”

Albumleaf 32: September 7, 2010 (Farmville)