graphic concept and design by Laboratorio Kos - Siracusa Italy

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CARO 0412

Compilation CD released by Carosello Records in 2003.
Featuring the single “Dolap” as Akdeniz. Dolap is a sequenced track with a mystical and groovy mood based on a poem by the turkish Sufi poet Pir Sultan Abdal.















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FR012

A project conceived and directed by Giorgio Calcara, released in 2005 for Fairy Lands.
Amongst the guest musicians are Gavino Murgia, Vincenzo Zitello e Raffaello Simeoni.
The album is a true sound alchemy where these musicians, using different languages, from different experiences, create a unique jam-sound that stems from improvisation and traditional poems in Turkish, Sicilian and English.
Featuring three songs written with Gerardo Greco:
YAKA (based upon a poem by the Turkish Sufi master Yunus Emre)
SUGNU VINUTU DI LUNTANA VIA (from a traditional Sicilian text)
OPEN SECRET (English translation of someJalaluddin Rumi’s fragments – Persian Sufi master).









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THS01

This is Thoni’s first solo album: featuring original and traditional songs, all based upon poems and lyrics coming from Mediterranean area plus Middle Eastern region (Sicily, Greece, Turkey, Iran). It is a neat piece of work, where pronunciation, instruments and texts choice are strongly managed although the whole album sound, patterns and vocals, finally comes as a personal interpretation, seemingly influenced by sequenced music. Free or modal structures appear to connect it to the Oriental musical environment. "Principia la Santa Passioni", "çiçek Yolu" e "Geçti Kervan" are conceived as dramatized music pieces , also from a visual point of view.

I ALAVO' 1'11" (trad. Sicilia)
II A LA NICUSIANA 9'27"
(Sorano-Siciliano) Nicusiana taksimi - A la Nicusiana
III PRINCIPIA LA SANTA PASSIONI 11'56"
(Sorano - Adorno - Siciliano) La Siminzina - Maria e lu Mastru - L'Acqua di lu Mari
IV MAHTAB 5'43" (trad. Iran)
V AI GENEAI PASAI 5'14" (trad Grecia)
VI CICEK YOLU 16'46"
(Sorano-Adorno) Dervis ile Ciçek - Ciçek Semasi - Dirig etme Dosta - Beraberlik - Son Selam VII GECTI KERVAN 10'05"
(trad. Turchia - Sorano - Adorno)Geçti kervan I - Udayan - Geçti kervan II




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XVIII EDITION

LKP718

Compilation released in 2007 on the occasion of the 18th edition of “Musicultura” award, featuring the 16 finalist songs.
Includes the single “Presa”. Here’s the selectors’ judegement:
“It is a fire that becomes a flame which constantly keeps alive the lamp of ethic and aesthetic contemplation without turning heavy, dry or academic.”












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THS02


Debut album re-edition, remixed and remastered. Featuring two previously unreleased songs, including the famous Sicilian folk song “Vitti ‘na Crozza” arranged here with saz by C.Siciliano and enhanced by audio speeches by Pippo Fava and Paolo Borsellino on the subject of mafia..

1 Alavò _ trad. Sicily 1’08”
2 Nicusiana taksimi _ 3’07”
3 A la nicusiana _ Sorano - Siciliano 6’23”
4 La siminzina _ trad. Sicily 4’14”
5 Maria e Lu Mastru _ Sorano - Adorno - Siciliano 4’21”
6 L’acqua di lu mari _ Sorano - Adorno 3’22”
7 Vitti ‘na crozza _ trad. Sicily 7’41”
8 Mahtab _ trad. Iran 5’42”
9 Ai geneai pasai _ trad. Greece 5’13”
10 Derviş ile çiçek _ Sorano - Adorno 3’13”
11 Çiçek seması _ Sorano - Adorno 3’ 17”
12 Diriğ etme dosta _ Sorano - Adorno 1’39”
13 Beraberlik _ Sorano - Adorno 4’49”
14 Son selam _ Sorano - Adorno 3’04”
15 Ben bu aşka _ trad. Turkey 4’47”





Films and short films soundtracks


OLTRE SELINUNTE

(2006) by Salvo Cuccia

ANIME VELOCI

(2006) by Pasquale Marrazzo

ISTANBALL

(2002) by Lakshen Sucameli


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Stage and theatre music and soundtracks


HELP THE CHILD WITHIN

(2009) by Thoni Sorano and Etienne Zerah

AUFBRUCH AUS TROJA - FUGA DA TROIA

(2009) by Manuela Naso

MALPELO E IQBAL

(2008) by Francesco Randazzo and Junio Ambrogio

AD ALTA VOCE

(2001) by Lucia Chiarla

MUSAFIR - STORIE DI EMIGRANTI

(1997) by Thoni Sorano

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