A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the composer collaboration between Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O'Halloran, are set to release new album ‘Invisible Cities’ on the 26th February 2021. This is the score for the theatre production directed by Leo Warner and produced by the Manchester International Festival, Rambert, 59 Productions and Karl Sydow.
Premiering at the Manchester International Festival in July 2019, the duo 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 the music for the 90-minute multimedia stage show loosely inspired by Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel ‘Invisible Cities’.
Centered on the tense relationship between Kublai Khan, the ruler of a vast empire and explorer Marco Polo, it brings to life a series of fantastical places and disparate worlds through the medium of theatre, music, dance, design and visuals.
‘Invisible Cities’ was originally conceived as a touring project with its last performance in Brisbane, Australia before COVID-19 took hold.