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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.
"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
May was a busy month for Ensemble Amorpha as we presented our second Emulsion programme, containing a world premiere from Chris Mayo and a host of jazz and jazz inspired contemporary music. We are now looking ahead to our next gigs at Kings Place and Glyndebourne where we will be performing 3 world premieres and lots of new music. 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.
Swiss Connections, Kings Place October 6th 2013, 4pm.
Ensemble Amorpha present Swiss Connections, a concert showcasing the rich and diverse contemporary music of Switzerland, alongside a new Clarinet Quintet for our principle clarinetist Timothy Orpen by composer Luke Styles. Ensemble Amorpha's programme explores the works of living composers with contrasting musical outputs, from Holliger and Huber to Vassena and Kocher, from whom Ensemble Amorpha have commissioned a new work especially for this event.
Glyndebourne Encore Week 28th of November 2013.
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.
Upcoming Events: Kings Place, Nonclassical, BFI, Swiss Connections, Emigrating Ideas and many more. Stay tuned!
Live extract from Shorts_Amorpha, Trails, Filmmaker - Daniel Bisig, Composer - Philippe Kocher
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