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Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

The newly opened Oxo Collection Gallery in Barga Vecchia commissioned an event based on literature, art and music all centered around one small book - Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

The book “Le Città Invisibili” – Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. It is framed as a conversation between the aging and busy emperor Kublai Khan, who constantly has merchants coming to describe the state of his expanding and vast empire, […]

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Andrea Guzzoletti opens Barga Jazz Festival 2015 with “Invisible Cities”

Andrea Guzzoletti opens Barga Jazz Festival 2015 with “Invisible Cities”

A milestone in the Festival’s three-decade story

Andrea Guzzoletti is a key member of his generation’s musical brain trust, along with Barga Jazz Festival director Alessandro Rizzardi and former Barga Jazz club president Simone Venturi. All of them are principal figures in a remarkable array of bands and combos. Each is an acknowledged master of his preferred instruments, Rizzardi on the sax […]

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Some reflections on Invisible Cities

Some reflections on Invisible Cities

Andrea Guzzoletti’s tour of “Invisible Cities” borrows its title and its thematic structure from the brilliant prose-poem of the late Italo Calvino, Italy’s most imaginative 20th century writer. Le Citta Invisibli, published in 1972, was ostensibly an account of Marco Polo’s “conversations” with Kublai Khan – descriptions of the Mongol Empire’s far-flung capitals by a […]

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Andrea Guzzoletti – Invisible Cities released

Andrea Guzzoletti – Invisible Cities, the music project that has been gradually evolving for the past three years finally moves into its finished state as this morning it was released to the public on line on itunes and Amazon and will be available in record shops later on this month. The record is dedicated to […]