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Animo went to work!

5th June 2020

Like everybody else during this COVID parallel universe, we too had to double-think about whether we could, in fact, 'go to work' and we decided... we could!

Promo video is now live!

30th January 2020

Our promotional video is now live on social media and our website! We are very proud of the final cut and really grateful to all who helped make this dream a reality! A highly involved process for everyone who produced it but especially for Adam who has tirelessly been making changes following our continued feedback over the last 3 months.

Launch Videos on Instagram!

14th January 2020

If you didn't have the chance to come and see us at our official launch in Gloucester Blackfriars last October, you can see snippets of the video on Instagram.

Sound, camera, action!

17th November 2019

Animo's sound is created by Adam Bertenshaw who I call 'our sound chef'. In reality, Adam is the team and has gathered the most wonderful young media specialists to film, photograph and capture our sound.   This blog is dedicated to him. 

Open rehearsal leads to official Countdown

24th September 2019

Coach House Pianos were very welcoming on the 13th September. We had a brilliant open rehearsal; a tonic after days of intense practice. It also signals the start of our Countdown to our Official Promotional Launch on October 24th 2019... go Animo!


5th September 2019

Still a working title, Animo have completed their first recording! 

Thank you Adam; you did us proud!

It's the final Countdown!

28th August 2019

Animo's residential signals the start of the Countdown to our recording and our official launch 24th October 2019.

Animo's first composition commission is now a reality!

19th August 2019

Joseph Howard, our 'launch composer' has delivered the final draft of his commissioned composition. A very exciting moment for Animo.

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!

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! 

Which composer?

19th June 2019

It has been a wonderful experience to have so many composers approach us offering to write for Animo!

Animo Recording, 2nd - 3rd September

10th June 2019

September 2-3, 2019. ANIMO's inaugural CD recording sessions. Super excited!

ANIMO launch composer

7th June 2019

The first composition written specifically for ANIMO is under way

Animo Residential - 29th August - 1st September

3rd June 2019

The first ever ANIMO residential rehearsals, which is another way of saying "practise like hell" for 4 days (and nights) in a cottage in Portishead with our two dogs:
  • Sarah and Nellie (collie)
  • Yanna and Molly (doodle)
The dogs will keep the beat, remind us that snoozing and walks by the sea are imperative. 
We will bring our video cameras with us to record some of the hilarity and absurdity that usually takes place in rehearsals. We are so looking forward to this already!