Anima Brass is a dynamic quintet of musicians dedicated to contemporary brass chamber music. With an active focus on expanding the repertoire, especially from composers that are traditionally underrepresented in classical music, future performances include premieres of works written specifically for the ensemble, often exploring newly broken ground for brass music.
The quintet is committed to presenting concerts in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. By contributing to local DIY music scenes, and academic music spaces alike, Anima hopes to authentically connect diverse audiences with new brass music. Collaborations with composers and local artists, both musical and non-musical, are at the heart of this work.
Anima Brass was the 2016 Aspen Music Festival and School Fellowship Brass Quintet, where they studied extensively with the American Brass Quintet. In April 2017, they were the runners-up for the prestigious Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. Currently, they are working closely with composers on new music, including Kali Malone’s new works for brass in meantone temperament. For a list of recently commissioned music by Anima Brass, please visit the “New Works” page here. www.animabrass.com
Anima Brass is:
Wyeth Aleksei, trumpet
Luke Spence, trumpet
Austin Sposato, horn
Nicolas Gonzalez, trombone
Jahi Alexander, bass trombone