New Video Uses Photos From 1880s Massachusetts College

Starting the new year with a few videos recently created including one using pictures from the 1880s from Tufts College (now Tufts University), a school near Boston, Massachusetts, found in a family photo album.

1880s Tufts College pic

student photo from Tufts College in Massachusetts circa 1880s

The music by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds features two instrumental standouts: “Len’s Hassle” and “Banshee,” written by Leonard Hochman and James K. Snow, Art Bearon, and Stefano Torossi, respectively.

Tufts College pics from 1880s

Several additional travel-themed videos using the music of Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds have also been added. In the works is a video documenting an ocean voyage by family members from America to Europe and Australia in the early 1900s.

Axum, Ethiopia

Gondar, Ethiopia



Trek in Nepal


Coming Soon – Interview with Vocalist/Composer Valeria Nicoletta

In conjunction with, an exclusive interview with Valeria Nicoletta will appear shortly. Here’s a pair of songs to introduce this talented vocalist-composer that are especially appropriate with the Orthodox holidays around the corner, “Miracolo Lourdes (The Miracle of Lourdes)” a selection of songs from Spiritual Experience, the 2001 album she made with Claudio Passavanti and Stefano Torossi:

and Nicoletta’s stirring interpretation of “La Passione di Cristo (The Passion of the Christ)” featuring several Valeria Nicoletta original compositions:

In addition, Valeria Nicoletta, Luca Proietti, and Stefano Torossi collaborated on 2011’s Vocal Emotions album on Deneb Records.

Valeria Nicoletta, Luca Proietti and Stefano Torossi - Vocal Emotions (2011) Deneb Records (DNB 704)

Luca Proietti, Valeria Nicoletta, and Stefano Torossi – Vocal Emotions (2011) Deneb Records