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

Recent Activities:

Our Kings Place appearance in April was a big success and marked a major achievement for our cross-arts collaborative aims. Play (after Beckett) fused theatre and music in a trio of duos for musicians and actor. We are looking forward to performing this work again in the future and continuing our theatrical work this year. We are embarking on development work on Unborn in America generously funded by the Hinrichsen Foundation and are planning a sing through of new scenes over the summer. Our next big project is definitely the Emulsion Festival in May, where we are teaming up with jazz group Tangent. Explore the rest of our website for more details and keep in touch as we reveal more exciting projects.

Next Events

EMUSION III 28th and 29th of May @ Village Underground London Expect unusual programming, interesting use of space, fun and joy in experimentation. For this special 2-night event, ECM artists Food (saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen) will headline. Also performing are Clowes’ Tangent, Styles’ Ensemble Amorpha, contemporary vocal group Juice and Dan Nicholls’ Strobes+ByramArt (big beats/electrov-improv/integrated visuals). BOOK NOW

Live extract from Shorts_Amorpha, Trails, Filmmaker - Daniel Bisig, Composer - Philippe Kocher

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