Le città invisibili
Sergio Rubini

Milano Marittima, Palazzo dei Congressi | 14 June 2023 | at 9:30 PM

Il Trebbo in musica 2.3

Tribute to Italo Calvino on the centenary of his birth (1923-1985)
Le città invisibili
with Sergio Rubini

Michele Fazio piano

concept and artistic coordination Elena Marazzita
adaptation Cosimo Damiano Damato


with the contribution of Cooperativa Bagnini Cervia

We will never know exactly what the relationship is between Kublai Khan’s maps and the cities bearing women’s names described by Marco Polo: the narrative unfolds precisely in the impossible reconciliation of the secret reasons of the narrator’s voice and the inscrutable ones of the listener. And what we learn about these cities always brings us back to the labyrinthine essence of each place and the ambiguity of each story. Thus, among the “invisible cities” there are some where it is not clear whether an object is a thing or a sign, some where the enthusiasm for novelty is threatened by dangerous piles of rubbish from a past life, some that were left unfinished and some that are already in ruins. Sergio Rubini takes on the task of unravelling this dialogue, carving a path through Calvino’s cities, supported by the jazzy echoes of Michele Fazio’s piano.

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