Anna Calvi's orchestral manoeuvres

Anna Calvi's orchestral manoeuvres
 

Hyptnotised by the new goth"I developed as a guitarist by trying to make my guitar sound like other instruments," says Anna Calvi, the gothically inclined singer-songwriter who has been attracting excited attention since signing to the Domino label last year. She doesn't want her Fender Stratocaster to sound like a guitar, she says, she'd prefer it to sound like a Bechstein piano.
That pursuit of difference is clear in her live performances, where you can see her distinctive, circular playing style – half picking and half strumming – up close. She adopted the technique, she says,... read more

 
13 January 2011 in Art & Culture, Views: 2
Source: Guardian
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