Need a gift for a gifted musician?
The SoundCloud Premium accounts also come as virtual gifts and it takes only two minutes to get one. Head over to our Gift page and check out the different Premium accounts starting at only €29 per year.
Ana Lola Roman is Performance Artist and Multi-Instrumentalist. She travels between Brooklyn, New York and Berlin, Germany. Originally from a very small town in Oklahoma She has been an accomplished pianist since age 6 and has since toured Europe & The USA. It is not easy to categorize Ana Lola Roman's music, but one could say it transports beyond the realm of the here and now. Ana invokes a feeling of walls crumbling, worlds forming, and futures turning. The atmospheres and intense grooves that Ana composes are generated by drum machines, pianos, bass guitar, and synthesizers which Ana programs herself.
In the summer of 2009 Ana traveled to Berlin’s Friedrichshain district and recorded her current project. Some will be surprised to know a few of her songs were created and recorded in the hidden landmark of TEUFELSBERG, an abandoned CIA station located outside of Berlin.
Aside from secret bunker recording spaces, Roman’s conceptual background leads her to work on projects with many different directors, photographers, and video artists. She can assume many roles and identities depending on the performance or the song. Roman is intensely visual and her songs read like soundtracks and sound like visual atmospheres.
In 2008 and 2009 she toured Germany and made a short film with Hamburg-based director, Sonke Held for Ana's song “Sparrow.” from "Pearls on the Hook." Later in 2008 she also toured the U.S. and appeared in numerous Music Festivals on the East Coast.
In September of 2009 Roman teamed up with Berlin-Based Video Installation Artist Daniela Gast to choreograph and co-compose a piece for Berlin’s elections and became her own “dance Installation” for ART FAIR BERLIN.
Roman has participated in the CMJ Music Festival in New York City. Her songs have been featured in the film Two Blue Wolves . She has appeared on WMFU, WNYC, and East Village radio, along with other radio stations around the United States including a live performance and interview on acclaimed NPR affiliate WUTC 88.1fm in Chattanooga TN. Television appearances include "The Ed Schrader Show" which airs in Baltimore, and Washington D.C. and other cable access
She is now currently finishing up her new album and hunting for some shoes and the best dark chocolate the world has to offer.