Tales for Faraway Friends
Saro Liotta Although born in Palermo, Sicily, guitarist/composer Saro Liotta began his musical journey in India. While studying sitar with Apurba Choudury, Saro asked his teacher: 'Maestro, how can I continue to learn without you?' Apurba answered: 'The music will teach you the music.' Saro then asked: 'And how can I find the music?' Apurba replied: 'Look for it with your eyes, not your ears, and you will find it.' Following the maestro's advice, Saro now performs throughout the world, using his hands to transport his audiences to realities he has seen through his eyes. Often called 'a poet on guitar,' Saro's compositions transcend place and time. Drawn from myriad international styles, Saro's melodies reflect a multitude of musical languages that tell stories of people, of places, of a rich life. Saro has recorded albums that run the gamut from fully orchestrated to solo guitar. His compositions have been recorded by renowned classical guitarist Nicolas De Angelis, among other artists. In addition, he has composed musical scores for United Nations documentaries, films, theater, and ballet. Currently touring in the American Northeast, Saro's latest CD is entitled Tales For Faraway Friends.