This week's cover is quite extraordinary. It stands out not only because the artist behind it is a multifaceted talent, traversing both visual art and music, but also because for the first time, 'la Lettura' is showcasing a cover in a multimedia format. The artwork is enriched for those who purchase a special edition with a QR Code, featuring a unique and exclusive musical composition tied to the visual piece. The artwork and the accompanying audio are brought to life through blockchain technology. Franco Mussida (born in Milan, 1947), the most renowned founder of the iconic band Premiata Forneria Marconi, has crafted a piece that perfectly captures his exploration at the crossroads of sight and sound: it features a stylized human figure (essentially, a symbolic tuning fork) set against a blue backdrop, aptly titled 'Siamo ciò che sentiamo.' It portrays man as a being resonating in harmony with the surrounding universe. The musical piece, composed for baritone guitar and synthesizers and lasting 4 minutes and 45 seconds, resonates as a poignant and engaging secular prayer for these tumultuous times. Its title, 'Nuovi orizzonti del cuore,' illuminates its poetic power and its profound message of hope.
Gianluigi Colin, Art Director at Corriere della Sera