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INDIVISIBLE

The composer and essayist Zé Miguel Wisnik launches ”Indivisível” (Indivisible) a double album, the fourth album of his career. Produced by Ale Siqueira, who has signed the recording production of artists like Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto and Omara Portuondo among others, the work presents 25 songs, all sung by Wisnik among authorial tracks, partnerships, versions and hits and it’s been available on stores since June/2011 by the label Circus.

Each one of the discs of the double “Indivisible” is dedicated to a primary instrument. The first album features the piano. Zé Miguel Wisnik builds the atmosphere with dense arrangements of the first 13 songs on the album. The second chooses the lightness and precision of the guitar that Arthur Nestrovski draws on the following 12 tracks.

Partnerships with names such as Chico Buarque, Jorge Mautner, Marcelo Jeneci, Guinga, Alice Ruiz, Tatit Luiz, Paulo Neves and Zé Tatit punctuate all the work. Opening the stellar collaboration, the title track “Indivisible”, music by Wisnik presents lyrics by the designer André Stolarski, author of a poem based on a Wisnik’s essays “Iluminações Profanas”, which brings a play on the words invisible, unspeakable and indivisible. To reinforce the idea of ​​the indivisibility, the graphic designer, Elaine Ramos brings the covers of the two albums, illustrated with original artwork by the composer’s initials “Z”, “M” and “W”, united by an invisible magnet, which metaphorically also groups all the tracks of two scoring moments on record.

 

ABOUT ZÉ MIGUEL WISNIK

Graduate in Languages, Master and PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of São Paulo, Wisnik studied classical piano and performed for the first time as a soloist of the Orquestra Municipal de São Paulo when he was 17, playing the No. 2 Concert by Camille Saint-Saëns. In 1968 participated at the University Festival on the defunct TV Tupi, with the song “Another Journey” sung by Alaíde Costa and later recorded by Ná Ozzetti.

Wisnik has recorded four albums: “José Miguel Wisnik” (2000; “São Paulo Rio” (2002), with participation of the singer Elza Soares, with whom he made a few shows in 2002, besides participating as artistic direction of her album “Do Coccyx até o Pescoço”;  ”Pérolas aos Poucos” (2003); and “Indivisível”(2011).

The composer, who regularly writes essays on music and literature, has published the following books: “O Coro dos Contrários – a Música em Torno da Semana de 22” (Duas Cidades, 1977), “O Nacional e o Popular na Cultura Brasileira” (Brasiliense, 1982), “O Som e o Sentido” (Companhia das Letras, 1989), “Sem Receita – Ensaios e Canções” (Publifolha, 2004), “Veneno Remédio: O Futebol e o Brasil” (Companhia das Letras, 2008) and “Machado Maxixe: O Caso Pestana” (Publifolha, 2008), and participated in collective books”  such as  “Os Sentidos da Paixão”, “O Olhar e Ética” (Companhia das Letras, 1987, 1988 e 1992) and “Livro de Partituras” (Gryphus, 2004).

In addition to his records, books, essays and lectures, Wisnik also makes music for films (“Terra Estrangeira”, by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas), theater (“As Boas”, “Hamlet” and “Mistérios Gozozos” for Teatro Oficina and “Pentesiléias”, by Daniela Thomas, directed by Beth Coelho) and dance. He made three soundtracks for the group Corpo, “Nazareth” (1995), “Parabelo” (1997), in partnership with Tom Zé, and “Onqotô” with Caetano Veloso (2005). He was also the musical director for the last work of Corpo in 2011.