Mike Silverton

Editor Mike Silverton contributed to the print bi-monthly Fanfare first as a columnist and later as a reviewer for about a dozen years before he proposed to Madrigal Audio Laboratories that they sponsor an Internet music review. Thus La Folia. (The sponsorship ended with Madrigal Labs’ demise. La Folia has since operated absent sponsorship or ads.) In addition to having contributed articles to Stereo Review, The Absolute Sound, and most recently, StereoTimes.com, Silverton produced poetry readings for Pacifica Radio (WBAI, KPFA, KPFK), WNYC and the New School for Social Research dogs’ lifetimes ago. His own poetry has appeared in anthologies compiled by the late William Cole, poetry mags, Harper’s and The Nation. More recently Silverton has shown his art at Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, Maine, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. A two-CD set, Analogue Smoque, Pogus 21029-2, features Silverton reading his texts to musical accompaniments by Tom Hamilton and Al Margolis. Silvertonresides with his wife Lee, an artist, in an 1842 town house on the coast of Maine (in which Jefferson Davis spent a night in 1854).

And What, Pray, of Opera, You Ask

Footsteps! And whilst I wonder, be it she, my visage encounters an amusing cream pie. The Gypsies are thunderstruck. Flat out astonished down to the ground.

And What, Pray, of Opera, You Ask

Footsteps! And whilst I wonder, be it she, my visage encounters an amusing cream pie. The Gypsies are thunderstruck. Flat out astonished down to the ground.

Random Noise 34

Once upon a recent time a husband and wife’s old front-loading washing machine began making alarming sounds.

Random Noise 34

Once upon a recent time a husband and wife’s old front-loading washing machine began making alarming sounds.

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…

Glidin’ ‘n’ Slidin’

I’m pleased to have made Herbie’s acquaintance.

Glidin’ ‘n’ Slidin’

I’m pleased to have made Herbie’s acquaintance.

SteinMusic’s H2

Living with a quartet of H2 Harmonizers, Magic Diamonds and Magic Stones has exposed this earth-anchored secularist to a large dose of heaven.

SteinMusic’s H2

Living with a quartet of H2 Harmonizers, Magic Diamonds and Magic Stones has exposed this earth-anchored secularist to a large dose of heaven.

Random Noise 30

Living with Voodoo

Random Noise 30

Living with Voodoo

Random Noise 29

Beginning in the mono era — my college years — my interest in good sound meandered along at a leisurely pace to where it’s become this ancient’s obsession.

Random Noise 29

Beginning in the mono era — my college years — my interest in good sound meandered along at a leisurely pace to where it’s become this ancient’s obsession.

Random Noise 28

To pose an obvious question: How do we judge greatness without mediocrities with which to compare?

Random Noise 28

To pose an obvious question: How do we judge greatness without mediocrities with which to compare?

The Enchanted Kielbasa

Words without Songs

The Enchanted Kielbasa

Words without Songs

Wilson Audio’s WATT / Puppy 8: Follow-Up

What a difference a room can make!

Wilson Audio’s WATT / Puppy 8: Follow-Up

What a difference a room can make!