To raise money for the Sweet Relief, Aniela Perry will be attempting to best the world record for marathon cello playing, which currently stands at 26 hours!
Hell Cello was inspired by a similar charitable event attempted by Josh Tate called “Hell Walk.” To help raise money, Josh walked around a 100-foot circle for 24 hours straight. The event raised $25,000 for Children’s Hope Chest. Josh has done two additional Hell Walks, with each one raising over $50,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Project Angel Food. Aniela chose Sweet Relief as her cause for Hell Cello because she believes “it’s important for artists to support each other, especially as appreciation for the arts dwindles.”
The event will be held at CalArts on September 9th and 10th. 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.
You can RSVP on the Facebook event page HERE.