"Extraordinary. A magical atmosphere from the first note!"

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An Afternoon with Animo ft Julian Jones

Sunday 7th November 2021 at Sheffield Courtyard Cafe Bar

This event is organised by Lynne Robertson and Lynne's Live Lounge  For tickets please call Lynne on 07931528388 Lynne says:   "I am utterly delighted to bring something completely different to the lovely members of Lynne's Live Lounge, and very much hope that you will attend this concert as I believe it will be very special indeed...

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Animo is a Contemporary Classical flute and piano duo that perform soulful timeless music

Animo = spirit, mind, emotion, intent, feelings

Sarah and Yanna launched Animo in Gloucester Blackfriars in October 2019. Since October 2019, we have created the most ambitious five-year 'new music project' commissioning composers worldwide to write music specifically for us. 

Animo are all about performing soulful music with a myriad influences which means that since June 2020 Animo is officially 'Declassified'. Our performance style is inclusive, open, fun and laid back. We thrive in creating a connection with our audiences.

During the pandemic, Animo went to work, started new projects, performed a weekly 'Tuesday live at 12:45' live-stream from our home studio, recorded our 2nd album 'ANIMO two' from which the first releases are due in June 2021, opened our online merch shop at Bandcamp, recorded our new music video and short film at St George's Bristol, and we are now in the final stages of our composition commissions. 

Our first live performance on July 15th became a livestream due to Covid restrictions and it was the restart of our post-lockdown calendar. 

We are proud to have been chosen for a residency and to take part in the Festival of New at Snape Maltings in September 2021. This is the beginning of a new collaboration with Supriya Nagarajan.

ANIMO are part of KORES Trio and FOUR all of which have the same ethos and ideals: of playing and listening to music without barriers or labels.

ANIMO can tailor music to suit all audiences and ages. For samples of programmes and our repertoire, please have a look at the Performance webpage

We would be delighted to offer one of our exciting programmes for your venue or special event. To get in touch click on the buttons below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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"Remarkable! So moving...I can't wait to hear more and follow you on this incredible journey! Beautiful evening. Thank you!"

AA

"Thank you all for such a lovely evening yesterday. What a splendid venue, beautifully decorated and the range of music was superb. We particularly liked the Bartok and the Andy Scott piece. VM 24th October 2019 "

VM

"It was a wonderful evening and I was completely bowled over by your talent and passion for the composers you celebrated."

EL

"Absolutely Amazing! "

R and L

"What a wonderful evening. It was special hearing beautiful unusual music in this setting. Thank you so much for inviting me."

RC

"...The beauty of the building, however, was then surpassed once you and Sarah started playing. You are the most wonderful duo and it was the most exciting evening, to listen to such unique music which was played to such a high standard. Every piece was elevating and enthralling to listen to. Thank you too for the delicious canapes and warming glass of mulled wine. The whole evening was a joy to be at, totally inspiring. Thank you very much once again."

M

"'A' and I were blown away by the versatility of Animo. The pieces were very atmospheric and made even more so by the surroundings. I'm not a great fan of contemporary music but I loved the pieces you played which weren't, as I would say, too off the wall! You make a great duo and look forward to hearing more from you both."

JR

"Thank you for an amazing evening. You have transported me to a place where today and its problems do not exist. "

B

"Extraordinary. A magical atmosphere from the first note!"

J

"The evening was amazing! Your music was like nothing that I’ve ever heard before and I really did feel like I was transported to a different space when I was listening to some of your pieces."

JT

From the blog

Festival of NEW Britten-Pears Arts Snape Maltings

16th September 2021

It was a fantastic, deeply immersive week for PRANASA: Animo+ Supriya Nagarajan with Duncan Chapman. All I can say is 'wow'!

It was also the first time that Sarah and I improvised freely, live, on stage. 


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