October 13, 2020

This is one of eight acoustic postcards blending music, sounds of place and people, and images to immerse you for a moment in the world of white truffles and Alba.

Filippo Cosentino found inspiration in his homeland for each song, drawing from his experience as a musician, composer, and producer. His sounds evoke the spirit of the subject of each postcard and demonstrate his unique talent in venturing with music to different areas, in some ways like a truffle dog, looking for the treasure.

Photos by Bruno Murialdo stir dreaming. Much is said in his images about the lands and people of the Piedmont. They provoke contemplation. Each postcard has music that speaks to that postcard’s subject. A phrase from the book, The Treasures of Alba (to be published by Pegasus Books) completes the experience.

Paesaggio: The atmosphere of the music captures the melancholy and expansiveness of the quietude of the lands of the Piedmont. Airy in ways that the symphonies of Jean Silbelius are. The photo beginning the postcard speaks to the rainstorms needed in late summer and the fall for truffles to “fruit” and grow. The sounds of the earth being worked underpin the music, suggesting the rituals of farming.

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