A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the majestic collaborative project of Stars Of The Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran, have announced the release of a new album, Invisible Cities. Wiltzie and O’Halloran were commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Rambert, Brisbane Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, Sadler’s Wells, SMG Live, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) and Karl Sydowto to compose Invisible Cities as a 90-minute score for the multimedia theatre production inspired by Italo Calvino’s 1972 epic novel of the same name. Wiltzie commented on the process:
“Four months is not a lot of time to create 90 minutes of music for a production using classical theatre, dance, & high res video mapping on a stage the size of 2 football pitches. It was a pleasure to work with 59 Productions, unlike other producers, they left the micro-managing at home, and let us get on with it. Early on in discussions with director Leo Warner it was realised that the human voice would take a central role in the score as it was essentially the only instrument we could see evolving over 600 years with a storyline that would not have the listener screaming “its Zimmertime”…,”
Invisible Cities is set for release on February 26th through Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing and ahead of it A Winged Victory for the Sullen are enticing us with the first single, ‘Desires Are Already Memories’. Here it is.