Shardana’s music embodies the traditions, legends and mysteries of my island, of which I became aware in amazement only after I left and got to the continent.
Shardana – The “people of the islands that are in the midst”, described by Ramses II (stele of Tanis) in the second millennium BC as the rebels that no one ever knew how to fight, supposedly lived in Sardinia and left more traces of themselves there, an island rich in archeology and mystery.
The technique of the soundscape composition combined with the contemporary language made it possible to make the music talk about the legends and the hidden energy in the Tomb of the Giants of Sa Dom ‘e S’Orcu, about mysterious characters such as S’Accabadora, about the strong processional traditions in Mogoro, about the history of the land and of the Mediterranean people, paying tribute to the great singer Andrea Parodi and the mystical Domus de Janas with the echoing of the traditional Sardinian dance.
The “launeddas”, a very valuable and unexplored ancient instrument, stands out, among other instruments, in a very personal way, due to an accurate research on its tonal possibilities.
The applied methods were aimed at the exploitation of the contemporary music, the contamination of different musical languages and the enhancing of values of universal identification.