Citta di Vitti: Italian Film Music by Phillip Greenlief at Red Hill Books
music on sundays at Red Hill Books from 3 to 5
"During November and December 2006, Phillip Greenlief composed around 40 melodic fragments while watching the films L'Avventura, L'Eclisse, and Deserto Rosso, all films by Michelangelo Antonioni, featuring Monica Vitti.
With the sound turned off at the time Greenlief imagined that he was writing his own soundtrack for the films.
Film music by various Italian film composers from the 1960's (Giovanni Fusco, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota). Films by Antonioni, Fellini, Leone, De Sica, Bertolucci, Visconti, Rossellini, Olmi.
Inspiration courtesy of Moms Greenlief, Bartok, Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Jon Raskin, Herb Alpert, Angelo Badalamente, John Zorn, Bernard Hermann, Graham Connah, Migs, Paolo Angeli, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Peter Sellers, Dumbo the Elephant, James Joyce, Cocina Italiana, molto espresso, scrabble tournaments, more...
Phillip Greenlief: alto saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa: contrabass
Jason Levis: drums"