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Ensemble Amorpha is a London based chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing contemporary music from around the world to the UK, in a variety of performance formats collaborating with artists in all fields.
"The polished young Ensemble Amorpha ... The ensemble gave clear and committed performances. Cellist Louise McMonagle’s playing was especially vivid, with its powerful combination of precision and intensity. ... Luke Styles’ Ripples of Como, for clarinet and string quartet. The moody, expressively dissonant and undulating first movement evoked something of early Schoenberg, as well as some of the autumnal quality of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet." Jonathan Russell, Bach Track, 8th October 2013
"Unborn in America, a brash and vibrant satire by Luke Styles (music) and Peter Cant (text), aimed at the anti-abortionists of the Tea Party right. Accompanied by a combo of oboe, cello and percussion, Jessica Walker stylishly incarnated one of the unborn as a slinky cabaret star...what we heard certainly had pizzazz." Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph 9.8.11
"On a quieter note I loved Ilona Jäntti's (and Luke Styles’s) Handspun, an aerialist performance piece set to a live cello solo. Eschewing the usual death-defying circus turns, Jäntti gave us dreamy lyricism, hanging from her rope like a drowsy spider and slowly circling in a golden light. While clearly born of the steeliest skill, the piece gave an impression of profound detachment and peace. I envied her." Luke Jennings, The Observer, Sunday 26 February 2012
We started off the Autumn with our own contribution to the Britten Centenary with Britten and the Mahlers, at the Austrian Cultural Forum, London. We were thrilled to be joined at this event by the author Paul Kildea who gave a great talk contextualising Britten, Alma and Gustav Mahler within a continental music making tradition. In October we premiered two new pieces at Kings Place as part of Swiss Connections and received a glowing review. We are now looking ahead to our Glyndebourne concert where we will be performing 2 world premieres and 2 contemporary works. We are into development of Unborn in America and will be performing Ziggy's Act in December. Explore the rest of our website for more details and keep in touch as we reveal more exciting projects.
Glyndebourne Encore Week 28th of November 2013, 5pm.
We are delighted to be performing at Glyndebourne as part of their encore week. We will be presenting our Emigrating Ideas project, which brings together contemporary music from Canada and the UK. The programme will include works by Thomas Adès, Christopher Mayo, Ana Sokolovic and the premiere of a new commission from Luke Styles. More info here.
Live extract from Shorts_Amorpha, Trails, Filmmaker - Daniel Bisig, Composer - Philippe Kocher
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