Improvisations on The Ledge

By Salt Muse Inc.

In "Improvisations on the Ledge," award-winning composer-pianist Peter Saltzman searches for universal truths by stumbling upon them—both with words and music. The basic premise is simple: he improvises on the piano, then talks about what the music tells him. Then makes music about what the talking tells him. Then...well, it goes on like this. Droll, funny, dramatic, musical, short.

  1. 1.
    Rearview Mirror
    39:59
  2. 2.
    Planned Chance
    19:21
  3. 3.
    The End of Melody, Part 1
    53:15
  4. 4.
    The (Un)Quantifiable Mystery of Music
    37:44
  5. 5.
    Maximal Minimalism: Me v. Philip Glass
    34:31
  6. 6.
    Everything's Related to Everything Else (Again)
    24:07
  7. 7.
    The Seinfeld Episode...Or How to Make Music Out of Nothing
    15:39
  8. 8.
    S2-E1: CoVidious Improvisations on Covert Thoughts
    30:17
  1. 9.
    Season Two Trailer/Teaser
    2:27
  2. 10.
    #28: A Variation on Theme and Variations
    33:52
  3. 11.
    "#27: What Not to Think About When Improvising-Featuring Jean-Michel Pilc"
    1:13:37
  4. 12.
    "#26: The Improvised Sonata"
    39:57
  5. 13.
    IOTL Short #7: Mid-Afternoon Nocturne
    6:16
  6. 14.
    IOTL Short #6: And A Plane Flew By
    8:33
  7. 15.
    #25: "Improvisations with Play-by-Play Analysis"
    37:08
  8. 16.
    #24: Venting in Two-Part Inventions
    35:40
  9. 17.
    IOTL Short #5: Just the Piano, Ma'am
    15:32
  10. 18.
    IOTL Short #4: Fake News!
    5:25
  11. 19.
    #23: Originality vs. Perfection—Pick Your Poison
    29:53
  12. 20.
    "#22-Improvising Classical Music: Is That a Thing?"
    38:32
  13. 21.
    IOTL Shorts #3: Organized Chaos/Disorganized Structure
    5:16
  14. 22.
    #21: A Minimal Take on Minimalism
    14:32
  15. 23.
    #20: Giant Steps, Small Thinking
    26:35
  16. 24.
    IOTL Shorts #2: Monday, July 29, 2019
    4:06
  17. 25.
    IOTL Shorts #1: Saturday, July 27, 2019
    3:37
  18. 26.
    "#19—Free Will, Free Improvisation: Are they Real?"
    32:08
  19. 27.
    "#18: Nocturne out of Context"
    16:52
  20. 28.
    #17: The Bottle Episode
    19:40
  21. 29.
    #16: Patriotica from the Left
    14:47
  22. 30.
    #15: Avant-Garde for Wimps (Like Me)
    14:12
  23. 31.
    #14: Sad Movie Theme Gone Bad
    19:15
  24. 32.
    #13: The Avant Garde Jazz for Dummies Episode
    13:53
  25. 33.
    Episode #12: The Emperor Has New Clothes
    16:50
  26. 34.
    Episode #11: Art ± Technology = Art
    9:55
  27. 35.
    Episode #10: This is A Blues?
    12:44
  28. 36.
    Episode #9: Not What I Intended
    11:32
  29. 37.
    #8: Everything is Related to Everything Else...and so what
    11:03
  30. 38.
    #7-Fear of Musical Simplicity, Part #0
    10:08
  31. 39.
    #6: Fear of Musical Complexity, Part 1
    8:25
  32. 40.
    #0: Trailer (show overview)
    0:58
  33. 41.
    #5: Inappropriate Chords For Church - 4-28-19
    7:10
  34. 42.
    #4: Appropriately Appropriating
    13:00
  35. 43.
    #3: Game Winning Shot (or Not)
    6:04

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