Sorana Santos

Musician and Writer

Website:

sorana.co

Journals from Sorana
Sorana is an award-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer who graduated with a first degree in Composition from the guildhall School of Music and Drama, with voice and piano second studies. She has won awards for work commissioned by The Millennium Commission, The Rose Theatre, Southbank, and for developing artists alongside Polydor and Sony BMG, as well as being a shortlisted finalist in The Philip Bates Prize.

Through having been a regular session singer at Northstar, Kingsize and Polydor and voiceover artist for X, Playstation and the BBC, Sorana replaced Florence Welch in her breakthrough band, Ashok, and has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Southbank, 93 Feet East, Cargo, and The Crystal Palace Bowl.

Her writing on the function of music and language in socio-economics has been featured in The Guardian, The Wire, Music Think Tank, Agenda Poetry Journal and former underground cult magazine, Dogma.

Lazy Gramophone Press have published and promoted Sorana's poetry and prose since 2006 and will be publishing her first book 'Books of Hours' in 2014 as part of a larger work that corresponds with the release of her fourth solo album 'Our Lady of Sorrows'.

"Wonderful and original writing, gave me goosebumps", Niraj Chag, "So evocative, moving, complex and haunting; sheer beauty." Olivia Fuchs, ENO "Took my breath away." Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing "The best piece I have ever read in my time at The Guildhall." Julian Philips, "Peerless" Tracy Keeling, The Rose Theatre "Sometimes a piece of music stops you in your tracks... I am well and truly stopped." Andy Boyd, Babyshables / Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Music from Sorana

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Words from Sorana
  • Article: Shostakovich and Socilaist Realism

    Written on 20/04/10

    Few events in political history have produced such fundamental cultural consequences as the October 1917 revolution. At that time, Russian music had become impoverished. Stravinsky went abroad,... read more

  • Article: On Lyric Writing, Part I

    Written on 20/04/10

    Let's clear this one up. Recently, a fan asked me where all the love songs, butterflies and flowers were in my lyrics. To save you from the answer he incurred I hereby inform you: As... read more

  • Poem: This Road

    Written on 20/04/10

    This Road I see her face when you make love to me and know youharbour silent affections, they show. I think of her when I can't keep you here and again when you conceal... read more

  • Poem: Fissures

    Written on 20/04/10

    Fissures When no such bitter mania did blaze, Nor barren need deliver me awake, Language on infinite thread fingers played, And there aroused your gaze. No heroines, no... read more

  • Poem: Moment's Notice

    Written on 20/04/10

    Moment's Notice* *(Apparently, a moment is defined as being three seconds long) The now is called the present Because it is a gift.... read more

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Title: Ruth
By: soranasantos
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Author: soranasantos

Title: Harbour of Refuge

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