Having worked together on the Mechanika project ANIMA founder Chris Roe ran last year, Andrew got back in touch to enlist the innovative orchestra’s services for a new project. Occupying our primary recording studio and the adjacent live room, ANIMA and Mr Keeling spent a day recording for the latter’s upcoming album, bringing with them a whole host of instruments, including an impressive harp.
A collective of likeminded composers, musicians and animated filmmakers, ANIMA has a clearly defined mission statement. Setting out to “explore the profound relationship between music and film”, their unique approach allows audiences to experience orchestral composition and animation in a whole new light. Sometimes stirring or sombre, other times with an element of humour, the live performances seem captivating at the least.
Andrew Keeling on the other hand is a true veteran of the orchestral circuit. With a mammoth list of credits to his name, it’s safe to say that this guy knows a thing or two about composing and arranging. Back together after collaborating last year, we’re really looking forward to hearing how ANIMA will bring Andrew’s rousing and emotive compositions to life.