The cobalt blue electric harp startles the eye. Sophisticated melodies dance around time and rhythm. The music moves from Latin to the blues, the ache of a song to the unabashed joy of a tune. It’s not the kind of harping that people expect, but the unexpected is exactly what Amelia Romano delivers on her aptly-titled debut album, New Perspectives.
“I like to use the harp to make a statement sonically, texturally, and visually,” Romano explains. “I love weaving strands of different cultures into my lyrics, compositions and arrangements as a response to experiences and people that inspire me. Part of the joy of playing is confounding the stereotype most people have of the harp as a very ethereal instrument,” says Romano.
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