Hell Cello

Update: 9/11/17

She did it! Aniela successfully played cello for 27 hours and raised over $10,000 for Sweet Relief! We’d like to congratulate her on this accomplishment, it was incredible to witness such musical tenacity. All proceeds will be used to continue helping musicians in need. We have future plans to sit down with Aniela to talk about her journey to Hell Cello, and how she made it through 27 hours of playing cello!

You can watch the recorded stream of all 27 hours HERE!

Original Post:

Aniela Perry will be attempting to best the world record for marathon cello playing, which currently stands at 26 hours!

Hell Cello is a stunt of ridiculous musical proportions to raise money for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND IN PERSON! Check out the live stream and info at hellcello.com

Sept 9-10 at CalArts. Spread the word, watch the stream, come visit but most importantly: DONATE!

Aniela Marie Perry has been performing and teaching as a cross-genre multi-instrumentalist and composer in the Los Angeles area since 2000. In addition to being a classically trained cellist, Ms. Perry has extensive experience as an improviser, touring rock cellist and bassist. Her diverse repertoire has allowed her the opportunity to work with and learn from a fascinating and likewise diverse group of musicians and composers such as Vinny Golia, John Zorn, Carol Kaye, Morton Subotnick, James Tenney, rock groups Cursive, Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Dumb Numbers and Silversun Pickups, Ulrich Krieger, Rohan de Saram, Lawrence Lesser, members of the California E.A.R. Unit and more. She has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre and STEIM in Amsterdam. Aniela has also had the great pleasure of being a featured performer in such famous locations as the Fillmore in San Francisco, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park and Webster Hall in New York City. Most of all, Aniela enjoys working in the studios around Los Angeles, for film, television and theater, helping to realize new works for diverse audiences around the world.


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