Saturday, August 3, 2013
Battfest 2013 Artist - Karina Vismara
From the rural town Balcarce, Argentina, Karina Vismara is an award winning songwriter, now based in Brighton.
Taking an interest in music at an early age, she began to teach herself piano, using a Beatles 'Rubber Soul' song book she found in the house. A local pianist saw her talent and offered her free lessons, unfortunately this tuition was cut short, when the tutor began to lose his vision. However her fascination with music continued, in-particular her love for the 'Beatles' and with help from her farther began to learn guitar. Dedicating her life to music, she developed her style, taking influence from both English 60's/70's rock 'n' roll, and Argentine musicians.
When 17 she travelled to Europe for the first time, this experience inspired her to start taking her songwriting more seriously. Two years later she moved to Liverpool to study at LIPA, and achieved a distinction in her diploma. She furthered her study in Guildford taking a degree in Sound Design at The Academy of Contemporary Music and won the ACM 2011 Songwriting Competition with her song 'Only You', chosen by Warner Chappell Music.
Her success is anything but casual, anyone who listens to her playing can attest. Her extraordinary guitar playing adopts a delicate finger-picking style held together by melodic bass lines and unconventional chord progressions, which blend perfectly with her angelic voice and memorable melodies. Her lyrics are deeply inspired by personal life experience, avoiding literal description, she depicts emotions everyone can relate to.