“New Monticello”

New recording of the “old” Monticello thrown in for good measure.

Albumleaf 127: March 21-22, 2018 (Bologna)

I. Prelude — Albumleaf 127a: March 22


II. “New Monticello” — Albumleaf 127b: March 21


Here’s a new recording of the “old” Monticello (Albumleaf 16: June 8, 2010)


“Idea for a Barcarolle”

Albumleaf 126: March 14, 2018 (Bologna)


I’d say it’s beginning to look like spring, but the ‘leaves keep falling.

Albumleaf 125: March 9, 2018 (Bologna)


“Winter’s Idyll”

Don’t worry: it’s EZ listening, Salvage style. (Maybe the first ‘leaf without an accidental or modulation.)

Albumleaf 124: February 17, 2018 (Bologna)


“Urna biconica”

Be warned: it’s a quiet one. (It’s an urn, after all.)

Albumleaf 123: February 16, 2018 (Bologna)



“A Swim in the Underwater Light of Dreams”

Heard some neo-minimalist hooey a few weeks ago and thought, “Hell, I can do better than that.”

Albumleaf 122: February 9, 2018 (Bologna)


“Le donne di Ravensbrück”

Albumleaf 121: January 30, 2018 (Bologna)

The women of Ravensbrück tell about interminable days spent during the time of quarantine . . . shoveling sand dunes: in a circle, under the July sun, every deportee had to move the sand from her pile to that of her neighbor to the right, in a ring without purpose or end, so that the sand returned from where it came.

–Primo Levi, The Drowned and The Saved

“A Fleeting Vision”

Albumleaf 120: January 8, 2018 (Bologna)

“a silver streak showed in the looking glass”

Albumleaf 119: January 2, 2018 (Bologna)

The wind actually stirred the cloth on the chest of drawers, and let in a little light, so that the sharp edge of the chest of drawers was visible, running straight up, until a white shape bulged out; and a silver streak showed in the looking glass.

—Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

“Pulse Phase”

Albumleaf 118: November 8, 2017 (Bologna)