In this highly original CD, leading American choreographer Carolyn Carlson dedicates to her favourite water city a “suite” of lines of verse and poems read in the first person to the accompaniment of music by Venetian composer Paki Zennaro, with whom she has worked for over twenty years.

The short “Suite” is articulated in highly meaningful parts as it interweaves eclectic, rarefied and at times even cruel musical episodes with Carolyn Carlson’s “I poems”, engendering a state of passionate enchantment, constructed with graceful skill.

The idea for the Venetian Suite arose when the two artists met on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore during a master class and poetry event promoted by the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. The CD was made possible thanks to the contribution of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Accademia Teatrale Nico Pepe, Udine, and Matilde Tudori S.A., Mestre.