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Commissioning compositions - 'new music' project
31st July 2019
We are very lucky to have had such a brilliant response to an ad that went on Composing today. The ad reached many composers from all over the world. This has inspired us to start our 'new music' project from November 2019.Read more
This is why we love playing music!
19th July 2019
Bill Anderton, an accomplished string player and composer, runs a music gathering for friends and lovers of music of all ages and all levels. We were invited to come and see, hear, play, eat biscuits and drink tea and coffee.Read more
16th July 2019
It was Sarah's idea to graffiti our ANIMO logo: two white king size sheets from ASDA, box of graffiti spray paints, imagination, fun, two very happy musicians...Read more
And so it begins!
10th July 2019
Our launch story has officially begun. We've just had our first session with our launch composer Joe Howard. This is going to be good!Read more
Dymock Festival looking back
8th July 2019
A few days ago we received some video clips and photos from Dymock's 'Sounds at the Pound'.Read more
Joe and Animo and biomusic
23rd June 2019
Our first meeting with Joe Howard, our launch composer, is in July.
The idea is that we "organically" come up with any ideas that can be recorded and incorporated into our first ever Animo-commissioned composition. Very exciting!Read more
19th June 2019
It has been a wonderful experience to have so many composers approach us offering to write for Animo!Read more
Animo Recording, 2nd - 3rd September
10th June 2019
ANIMO launch composer
7th June 2019
The first composition written specifically for ANIMO is under wayRead more
The Launch - 24th October
3rd May 2019
ANIMO are preparing full steam ahead for their big Autumn launch event!
On October 24th ANIMO are performing in front of an audience of invited VIP guests at Blackfriars in Gloucester as their official promotional event.Read more
ANIMO is born - A bit of history
29th March 2019
In Spring 2018 Sarah and Yanna decided to play together as a serious venture rather than ad-hoc. At that point, Yanna, happily retired from teaching since 2016, is busy with a big home renovation project since October 2017 and Sarah is working all hours, playing with other ensembles, conducting, teaching, running marathons but both decide that they are ready for a new challenge!Read more