April 18, 2014

Friday night live at Transistor: Ana Munteanu and Bed Rest. Sound by Jon Monteverde.

Ana Munteanu was born in 1987 in Chisinau, Moldova. She considers herself a "simple" singer, and employs a method of vocal expression, inspired from folklore, jazz and classical music. Ana has studied both the piano and the guitar. Between 2007 and 2010 she participated at youth festivals in the country, as interpreter of folklore and jazz music. The music she plays is elementary, lucid and full of lyricism and elegance.

For this Transistor show, Ana performed Portuguese fado, French, South American and Balkan music.

Steven Fletcher says this about the duo Bed Rest: "These two musicians, Katherine Trimble and Tomas Feijo, are not only skilled song stylists, they are adept composers, as comfortable on their respective strings as they are with digital software. Both are prolific solo artists and their outputs are fueled by extremes of musical interest. Often within the span of a single composition, Trimble's rich cello tones move from gestures evocative of myriad reference points, classical here, rural Americana there, to dense, layered, visceral explorations of friction and timbre. Feijo oscillates between unwieldy, assertive, meandering, emotive tirades one is tempted to think of as 'post-folk,' and time-stretch sample-based deconstructions of popular music under the pseudonym, The Reverend Dr. James Doctor. Together, they seem to focus one another, highlighting their overlapping idiosyncrasies. What you get with Bed Rest is puzzle-box songs, songs that yield more the deeper you listen."

For their Transistor set, Bed Rest performed with guitar, mandolin, banjo and cello.

Visit Bed Rest on Soundcloud.

Also available: a previous Bed Rest Transistor performance from May 24, 2013.

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