Ecstatic goat feast.

"The Great Famine" Lecture Series
Part Three: A Mass of Rottenness

This lecture discusses the specifics of the potato blight during the famine years 1845 through 1847, including the origin of the blight, the spread of the blight, the science of the blight fungus, the effects on the Irish peasants, how Irish society essentially collapsed in 1846 and 1847, how contemporary scientists failed to understand or solve the blight crisis, why the farmers failed to plant new crops in 1847, parliament’s reaction to the blight, and the emotional damage inflicted on the Irish peasantry.

Based heavily on the research and writing of Cecil Woodham-Smith.

Created by Jonathan Senigaglia

Some improvisations on a Sunday afternoon.

A moment of calm before a busy work week.

This prelude is from a piece called “Quiquern”. It tells the story of an Eskimo boy and his puppy who fight for survival during an unforgiving Arctic winter.

The cover art is by Jenna Trost.

Also, the sheet music looks much clearer if you watch it in HD.

I entered this piece into the Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble Composition Contest. The piece is called “Abracat Lincoln”, and it’s for piano, clarinet, and two percussionists.

A new song by my friend Evan Owen.  What a guy.  Enjoy!

"Golden Oldies"

Here’s a new song.  It’s a bit rough, but I like it. Enjoy!

"Hotel California" Vancouver, New Year’s Eve 2013

Happy New Year to all our friends and family in California!
Love, Adventure Cat
Vancouver, Canada 12-31-13

"10,000 Hours"

A new song.  Enjoy!

My Melodica and Me

Ep. 1 - Cooking

A little tune for a Wednesday afternoon.

Music by Jonathan Senigaglia.
Lyrics (mostly) by Mary Oliver.

Mary Oliver’s poem “Questions You Might Ask” said something that I’ve been trying to put into words for a long time.  Here are the lyrics:

VERSE 1
Is the soul a solid thing, like iron?
Or is it tender and breakable,
Like the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl?

VERSE 2
Who has one, and who does not?
I keep looking around me.
The face of the moose is sad as the face of Jesus Christ.

CHORUS
The swan opens her white wings slowly.
In the fall, the black bear carries leaves.
The child is growing in her mother.
Yes, one question leads to another.

VERSE 3
Does it have a shape?
Like the iceberg or the eye of a hummingbird?
Or does it have one lung, like the snake?

CHORUS
The swan opens her white wings slowly.
In the fall, the black bear carries leaves.
The child is growing in her mother.
Yes, one question leads to another.

The Painted Bird no.3


Music by Jonathan Senigaglia

Artwork by lots of people

42 State Signs (with homemade Banjo Kazooie music)

Adventure Cat has officially pioneered 42 states, and here’s the proof! We’ll get those last 8 somehow…

This music was composed by Grant Kirkhope for Banjo Kazooie.  I arranged it and played all the parts on keyboard and melodica (and snaps).

My nephew Azzy is the most adorable human on the planet.


Music by Jonathan Senigaglia