For the first time ever, Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine was performed LIVE in its entirety in front of an audience at the first annual Chamber Music Festival at the University of Redlands, hosted by ASTA!
I am so blessed to be a part of the new “Hill Street Quartet“, featuring violinist Irene Shiao, violist Rachel Fabulich, and cellist Anne Sherrill. We worked so hard on this piece – I was extremely privileged to have a group of really talented ladies willing to devote so much effort and time into it – and we were all just so excited to be able to make a fantastic presentation of it this past Saturday!
Now, for your enjoyment, for those of you who had to miss this performance, here’s the video from Saturday’s performance of Anima Mechanicae! This is as close to the “Director’s Cut” of this piece as it’s gotten so far… 😀
Just have to give a BIG shout-out to Anne (cello) and – very especially – Irene (second violin) for the AWESOME and challenging pizzicato work around the 6:00 mark! I love that the combination of the two distinct rhythmic groupings really came across! Woohoo! 🙂