A vinyl as a notebook, a notebook as a vinyl. Music, texts, illustrations and graphics come together, created by 20 different artists from around the world who specialize in practices as diverse as dance, film, electronic music, jazz, song-writing, poetry, illustration and visual art.
A Moleskine notebook, a 7" vinyl and an online repository form Canzoni Invisibili/Invisible Songs; a wide-reaching project conceived by Alessandro Cremonesi (La Crus) and Lagash (Marlene Kuntz) to celebrate the Italian writer Italo Calvino. 10 novels have been reimagined, taking his interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to heart through free interpretations and responses.
Music by Ellen Allien, Jeet Thayil, Lagash and Cremonesi is contained in a record held within the cover of the notebook - listen to the teaser track embedded above. With a special gold silkscreen and custom cut cover, the notebook becomes a record holder. Inside lie 60 pages filled with poems, illustrations, texts and artworks by illustrator Tamara Ferioli, artist Masbedo and ambient curator The Sight Below to name a few. All of them are brought together through the beautiful graphic direction of Thomas Gangnet. Thus the original ideas and interpretations of some of the most exciting creative minds active today are contained in audio and visual form.
[Left - Right: Ellen Allien | Masbedo | Lullatone]
Blank space is purposefully left among the pages for the continuation of free interpretations to facilitate an on-going creative dialogue that can then be submitted through the online portal. An open project, the online space acts as a construction site of ideas, interpretations and possible collaborations.
Eroding traditional hierarchies of artistic practice, Canzoni Invisibili strives towards the creation of new hybrid artistic formations that live beyond the constraints of analog, digital, audio and visual.