If you have read his Well Weathered Piano
, you know Ross Bolleter's poetry. In Average Human Heart
, inspired by Eduardo Galeano's The Book of Embraces
and Jorge Luis Borges's Ficciones
, Bolleter offers more than 100 vignettes (or "left hand stories") primarily on music and musical experience.
Ross Bolleter (born 1946 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is an Australian avantgarde composer and and improviser notable for his experimentation on old pianos that have been found after having been left exposed to the action of time and weather (he classifies his pianos into different categories: neglected, abandoned, weathered, decayed, ruined, devastated, decomposed, annihilated), thus acquiring novel and unexpected musical possibilities. His recordings are published by the Emanem and WARPS (World Association for Ruined Piano Studies) labels. In 2021, he released the great Total Piano on Thödol Records.