Tony Canto, “multiplied” between the arts
Tony Canto is one of the most eclectic names in our roster: born singer-songwriter, he’s an author, composer, arranger, really good guitarist. His guitar is strictly classical, and with it he mainly plays the melancholic melodies of brazilian music, of which he’s a huge fan.
A lover of silence, Tony makes music when he feels it’s “necessary”, when it’s “good”, not always. Similarly to how he doesn’t desperately search for collabs with the artists he works with as an author or arranger: he lets things go naturally.
Recently he has worked as a soundtrack composer, but his recent past is rich of songs and albums he has produced for big names of a certain “niche”, like Mannarino, Nina Zilli, Musica Nuda. He thinks it’s fundamental to valorize the artists, but not just that: he also tries to bring out the real essence of an artist, to remove all the artifacts.
As a singer-songwriter, Tony has recently published an album called Moltiplicato rich with brazilian influences, not the “pop” inflated ones, but those that really belong to south-american culture. Those in which, as he says, “danceability” is not given by the volume and power of the rhythmic section, but “by the sensuality of what you say, of how you say it, of the rhythm with which you say it”.
In questa intervista andiamo a conoscere meglio il mondo del nostro Tony Canto. La sua poliedricità artistica si riflette nelle numerose attività in campo musicale, da produttore, arrangiatore, compositore di colonne sonore, autore (Mannarino, Nina Zilli, Le Sorelle Marinetti, MUSICA NUDA) , fino alla carriera come cantautore, giunta -come ci racconta- solo in seguito ad una attenta riflessione etica.
Posted by Sugarmusic Publishing on Wednesday, 6 June 2018