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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
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.
We are now deep into our planning for gigs in London and around the UK in 2015. Our highlight for the start of the year will be our first ever cabaret chamber opera project, Unborn In America
Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.