Maria-Christina and the 7 pedals (UK)
Maria-Christina is an artist based in London. She won first prize in the National Harp Competition in Wales, and has recorded in the legendary BBC Maida Vale Sessions.The music of Maria-Christina & the 7 Pedals generally moves away from structure and form and the conventional way of playing the harp, pushing it to the fields of bass and guitar technique. The harp plugs in, connects to a looper, a wah-wah and a few other pedals, and plays Maria-Christina’s compositions. Everything is achieved using bows and inventive techniques, which strive to alter the romantic image the harp carries and give it a more modern feel. Presenting the modern potential of this other-wise classical instrument is also the subject of her undergoing thesis at London’s Trinity Laban University.