“Boschereccia n. 1 — Palazzo Hercolani”

Albumleaf 161: June 5, 2019 (Bologna)

The first boschereccia is a dim, echoy room whose frescoes spill unframed from wall to wall and up onto the ceiling.  We seem to be in a real forest, the wind carrying hints of horn calls from the distance.  A melody emerges from and subsides into the waves of sixteenth notes.  The twittering of birds accompanies the melody’s return.  The rhythm slows down; the dream fades; the texture becomes more clearly stratified.  We realize we have been all along in an indoor space, protected from the elements.