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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 third Emulsion Festival, curated jointly this year by Trish Clowes and Luke Styles, turned out to be more of a collage of original colours, when the second day of programming concluded at Village Underground last night...The way the Village Undergound space was imagined as an integral feature of the show vindicated that decision absolutely." ***** theartsdesk.com, Matthew Wright, 30th May 2014.
"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
Ensemble Amorpha, in association with OperaUpClose present, Unborn in America, a cabaret opera
composer / conductor: Luke Styles
librettist / director: Peter Cant
This taboo-busting musical satire gives full hysterical voice to America’s culture wars, re-imagining the Brecht-Weill song-cycle in the spirit of John Waters. Dark and melodic, borrowing from jazz and tribal rhythms, caustic humour and bold genre-hopping appeal.
Performances 29th, 30th, 31st of January and the 1st of February at the Vault Festival.
Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.