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Invisible Cities

by Eloisa Manera

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This work is a free adaptation of Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities". In Calvino's novel, the cities have female names and appear in a rigorous symmetric order.

The album is a journey through the eleven thematic groups which encompass the fifty-five cities. Six improvised duets intersect with five septets. This pattern evokes the structure of the novel, whereby each chapter opens and closes with an intimate dialogue between Marco Polo and the emperor Kublai Khan.

I am deeply grateful to the extraordinary musicians who contributed to this project with their art and humanity. I'm strongly thankful to Francesco Sinatora for his important help and friendship. This album is for my mother, Juanita. (E.M.)


released October 3, 2016

Eloisa Manera Ensemble

Eloisa Manera: violin, voice, compositions, arrangements
Gianluca Barbaro: recorders, ewi
Piero Bittolo Bon: alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet
Andrea Baronchelli: trombone
Pasquale Mirra: vibes
Danilo Gallo: double bass, electric bass
Ferdinando Faraò: drums
Roberto Zanisi cümbüş, cifteli, bouzuki, percussions, voice, objects (tracks 1,3,5,7,8,11)
Walter Buonanno "Bonnot": electronics (tracks 2,4)

Recorded by Piergiorgio Miotto at "Il Pollaio" in Ronco Biellese on April 17-18th, 2014
Mixed and Mastered by Carlo Cantini at Digitubestudio in Mantova.
Artwork by Emanuele Kabu Graphics by Laura Pison
Produced by Eloisa Manera and Aut Records in 2016




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