Category Archives: Albumleaves

“Beautiful Games”

Albumleaf 171: October 15, 2020 (Bologna)

“Letting the Beast Out and Putting Him Back In Again”

Albumleaf 170: October 15, 2020 (Bologna)

“The Bird at Pilate’s Basin”

Albumleaf 169: July 6, 2020 (Bologna) So, below is a rough recording of this Albumleaf that I wrote over the summer. Since then, I’ve revised and rerecorded it for a very exciting project that I expect to be announcing in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the recording below does give a sense of the final version. […]

“Taccio”

Albumleaf 168: April 20, 2020 (Bologna) The title means “I’m quiet.”

“Phrases from a Warm Weekend in Quarantine”

Albumleaf 167: April 12, 2020 (Bologna)

“Battuta dalla Quarantena”

Albumleaf 166: April 2, 2020 (Bologna) TEN YEARS AGO today, I posted my first Albumleaf.  The original goal was to write three ‘leaves every two weeks.  I came close in 2010, but shortly thereafter production slowed due to parenting and other musical projects.  From 2014, there’s only a single ‘leaf; in 2016, there were none.  […]

“Dall’orto se ne vien”

Albumleaf 165: March 24, 2020 (Bologna) “Back from the orchard he comes.” After Filippo Azzaiolo (d. 1570)

“Nebbia / Torre dell’Orologio”

Albumleaf 164: February 11, 2020 (Bologna)

“Boschereccia n. 3 — Il Museo della Musica”

Albumleaf 163: October 18, 2019 (Bologna) The third boschereccia resembles the first in its wildness, but it is a well-lit room, where we have not lost our bearings.  We contemplate quietly a pair of horns and harps in a display case.  The sounds of these instruments mingle in our mind with the opening phrases of […]

“Boschereccia n. 2 — Palazzo d’Accursio”

Albumleaf 162: October 10, 2019 (Bologna) This boschereccia is a more civilized room, with symmetrical, framed frescoes and a much less reverberant acoustic.  Perhaps a social gathering is underway, the music blending with the small-group conversations scattered around the room.  The homophonic texture continues from the first movement’s conclusion; repeated notes evoke the play of […]