The Prepared Sardinian Guitar

Giovanni Scanu, older guitar player in sardinia, plays Paolo Angeli's guitar
Pat Metheny plays Paolo's instrument before he make 2 twins guitars
Paolo Angeli

From this ‘fighting meeting’ between extra-cultivated avant-garde and popular tradition, between 1993 and 1996, came Paolo Angeli's Sardinian prepared-guitar: an orchestra-instrument with 18 cords, an hybrid between guitar, baritone, violoncello and drums, gifted with hammers, pedals, some propellers at variable speed. With this singular instrument, Paolo elaborates, improvises and composes unclassifiable music, suspended between free jazz, folk noise and minimal pop.

article submitted by:Emanuela Porceddu, Angeli Manuche Productions Scp