The intermittent loose collective VAPORI del CUORE saw its inception at the turn of 1993/94, uniting musicians and composers active in VENI ensemble, a contemporary music orchestra, who all shared an interest in interpreting graphic and other types of open scores. One of the collective’s main aspirations was to engage in interesting collaborations with prominent figures on the world improvised music scene, and this is exemplified by their recent triple-CD selection titled Themes and Variations, which will see its release at NEXT festival.