325. Palma and Palmina in the 21st century
»Oh, Palma. I love your creations so much. Thank you for the music score!«
»Today the birds told me in the little garden that you wrote something to me. Are they right telling me?«
»Yes, Palma. I wrote you, but it seems that someone erased my message to you!«
Suddenly the Peony Gondola moved in the 21st century and both looked interested with wide open eyes and they saw themselves in the 21st century in Venice.
»Oh, Palma. Look. We are in Venice in the 21st century. Woooh! Look. You and me in Venice!«, Palmina said like a young girl.
Palma bites also soft on his lower lip on the side.
»Yes, You and Me. You and Me in Venice…«
Palmina puts her head on Palma’s side and Palma puts his strong arm around her.
And they saw now this:
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They are wondering about the way the people are dressed in the 21st century and about so much tourists there.
Palma il Giovane and Palmina Albina are going on the San Marco Place, side-by-side, hand in hand.
Both smiled and Palmina looked up to the big flat in the 2nd floor, which is left beside the building of the beautiful astronomic clock.
Palma observed this and smiled to Palmina.
»Who is now living in this flat, Palma?«, Palmina wanted to know.
»Hm, it is over 400 years ago. Maybe there is a museum…«
And Palmina touched Palma’s right arm and said: »Look, on the left side…«
»Oh…where is…?«, Palma said wondering.
»The little church? Where is it? We often met there in the 15th and 16th century to meet for a secret walk…«
»…Oh, really. They removed it in the last centuries…
But there are a few new churches which had been build. The Maria de la Salute between San Marco Place and the Island Giudecca! So beautiful!!!!
We have to have a little look to see which paintings are there, maybe some from me?«
picture 1 – Goldenn Heaven in the Basilica San Marco in Venice
»Oh, my painter. Whole Venice is full of your paintings…I am so proud of you. Let’s go now in the San Marco Cathedral with the golden heaven!«
And they turned now to the right side, they had a short look up to the old flat of Palma and they had a short look on the astronomical clock – Palma explained her how the clock works and how to read the time.
»Oh, Palma…I already know how to read this 24 hour clock and how it shows us the sun and the moon in the zodiac. I did not forget this although it is over 400 years ago…«
Both had to laugh and they turned again to the right side to go to the Basilica San Marco.
picture 2 – Venice, Basilica San Marco
After they looked like tourists the beautiful golden church they sat down on 2 chairs to have a short rest.
Palmina took her handy and showed Palma her Messenger chat protocol.
»Look, Palma. This I send to you during the last time as you send me your music score ‚Planets at the evening sky‘ for Pipa solo…«
Palma looked interested and observed that his messages did not appear on Palmina’s handy not even the sentence „…I hope you are well…“
„Look today I send you a smiley 🙂 …“
„Oh I did not get your smiley… 😦
But deep in my heard I felt that you send me a smile to my heart.“
„And Look, Palma: Here I recorded your music creation ‚Planets on the evening sky‘ on my I-Phone and a send it to you via facebook Messenger, Here do you see this?…“
„Yes, Palmina. Also this I did feel in my heart. And I never received your audio file. The Administrators blocked our communication.
So I played lonely on my mandolin the higher part of the Pipa solo…As I felt it in my heart if you would perform it for me….“
„Oh, now I understand. YOU played the Mandolin part on your Youtube-posting… But who played the Piano part and the Viola part? “
Palmina looked smiling into Palma’s eyes and Palma smiled also and there was it again: the golden light between their hearts which connects them so strong and over big distances.
„Palmina, I played the Piano part and I played the Viola part. I recorded them separately lonely playing…Multi-track-recording this is called…A lot of people are doing this on You-tube…“
Palmina seemed now to be very, very happy and she smiled like the rising sun at spring-time.
Palma could feel it: Palmina wants to jump in the high to express her luckiness.
„So you performed this for me, playing three different music instrument: Mandolin, Piano and Viola? “
„Yes, the same I made with my composition »L’Assunta« – I recorded both: Piano and Mandolin. Look here on Youtube I posted it. This was my first inspiration after you asked me to compose something new after the DGPA Conference in Luxemburg, years ago.
Listen to it – Did you ever get this video?“
And Palma send her via messenger this video-Link but on her I-Phone on facebook-Messenger there was no Message.
„Oh, really our communication is blocked and look they send you in your name a facebook-tumb-up-symbol…“
„Oh, really they are writing also textes in your name and in my name – this is FAKE-MESSSAGE. This is forbidden in the European Union. The Administrators would get punishment of 10 years of imprisonment if we make a report them creating FAKE-MESSAGE!“
„Oh, they are criminals – trying to isolate people from their normal communication and social environment… How we could stay in contact, Palma in the future? With Whatsapp? Wechat? Telegram? Signal?“
„Yes, yes we should use all this at the same time but, no more facebook Messenger – it does not work correctly since years. We should also have phone-calls. And try to send me your recorded audio-files via www.wetransfer.com “
„Oh, Wetransfer… A good Idea!“
„You can upload for free up any type of files up to 2 Gigabite (2GB = 2000 MB) you enter your e-mail address and mine: firstname.lastname@example.org ad select the files and click on upload“
„Yes ok, you gave me your mail-address years ago and you also did not get any e-mail from me??? – It was blocked isn,t it?“
“ Hm…Here is the Video of the first composition which you asked me to compose for you.¹)
Palmina took the headphones of Palma’s handy and listened.
Palmina smiled and observed the music score video on Palma’s handy.
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And as Palmina saw this Peony Gondola Vision she hugged Palma and gave him several cheek kissed.
And Palma could feel it and smiled lucky.
After that they saw this:
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Palmina looked up at the golden San Marco Church to the choir of the Organ on the left side:
„This Organ was build in the year 1972. I often played on her and gave concerts with own compositions often at the „Three holy Kings-Day“ at the 6th January every year. As I was young I studied also there at Master Maestro Micconi. I was his Master Student. He played the organ and conducted the Choir of San Marco for years there. Maybe he hoped that I will stay in Venice and move from Vienna to Venice…I composed a lot of music for the concerts there…“
Palmina has innocent light red cheeks and Palma looking up to the golden choir. She tries to imagine: Her Palma il Giovane, making music there on that Organ, build from the year 1972. How was the sound of these concerts. Palmina dreamed a little bit and Palma said:
„I made a few videos, photos, Minidisc-audio recordings of these concerts there from the 90ies and later. Since my childhood I gave concerts there with children orchestra of my mother at the La Pieta, every years. Venice is like my home city…“
„Oh, you gave concerts at the La Pieta – Ospedale de la Pieta at the Orphan Girls shelter, which was once the worlds most famous girls orchestra 400 and 300 years ago?“
„Yes, Palmina. You have been there also a music teacher at the talented girls orchestra and choir. I composed a lot of music for these orphan girls. I was like a father for them. They expected always new compositions from me…“
„Do you remember it?“
„Yes, Palma how can I forget such wonderful music social projects. If there had not been so much intrigues by this Cardinal Hell. He is now at prison…“
Palmina gave Palma a soft cheek kiss and Palma gave her also a shy cheek kiss.
„Come, let us take a Gondola and visit the Campo Bandiera e Moro. Let us see if there is still a baker’s shop and buy some fresh white, little, fine Palmina-breads – which are only available in Venice!“
Palma and Palmina took a Gondola and the Gondola took her Way along the big Promenade in the south-east direction where the sun is rising every morning very beautiful.
Palmina put her head on Palma’s left shoulder and took Palma’s hand and he could feel it and was lucky.
„…can you explain me once more: How did you record yourself playing Mandolin, Piano and Viola at the same audio recording – What is Multi-Track-Recording…Hmmm?“
Palma put his right arm around his innocent Pigeon and smiled.
„Look, First I recorded the whole Pipa solo ‚Planets at the evening sky‘ lonely on my Piano at home….“
Palmina smiled and put her head near to Palma’s heart to hear it beating, beating for her and listened like a Music Master Student.
She feel so secure sitting with Palma in the Gondola.
„…and after that I listen to my recording using the headphones.
During this I record myself with the Mandolin to have the same tempo like the Piano-track – the Master Track.
Then I listen again to the Piano part and I play the Viola part using the headphones. I also have to take the same tempo like my Piano recording.
So and after that I have synchronize these three tracks together to mix them to one audio file.
Later I make the video-recording and put the audio-track…“
She likes to hear him explaining something like a teacher.
She likes to hear his voice.
She smiled stronger and was lucky.
Palmina remembers now more and more their time of the 15th and 16th century.
¹) VIDEO: Maria L’Assunta by Gerald Spitzner (Piano and Mandolin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oITGAy7VQAE
Piano: Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner
Composed: Gerald Spitzner
(to be continued…)
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