Regency Reflections: Ensemble Amorpha presents the exploration, deviancy and beauty of the Regency Era.
Handel House: 4th October, 6:15 - 7:45, including a talk by Michael Finnissy about The Molly House. Book here.
Ensemble Amorpha take over Handel House for one evening in October. Joined by the composer Michael Finnissy for a talk about and performance with Ensemble Amorpha of his very own, "The Molly House", which will take place in multiple rooms of Handel's former abode.
The Molly House - Finnissy
Slogan 1 – Styles
Stille Music - Schnittke
Viola Sonata - Ligeti
Premiere Performance: 9th of June 2011, 8pm, ICA, London, £5
In response to Pablo Bronsteins Sketches for Regency Living, Ensemble Amorpha fuse Regency period characteristics of exploration, deviancy and beauty into live contemporary and classical music. The programme includes performances of Slogan 1 (Styles) and The Big 5-0 (Hindson) these works come via the Regency-established Australian colonies performed under the gaze of Captain James Cook's statue located on the Mall. The Molly-House by Michael Finnissy (2004), which will weave throughout the concert creating a reoccurring sonic backdrop, echos the decadency that thrived during the Regency period; Judith Weirs Sketches from a Bagpipers Album (1984), based on the story of a bagpiper in Prince Charlies Jacobite army who was captured and executed by the English after a judge classified the bagpipes as a weapon; and Schuberts (Regency) String Trio D471.
Programme (beginning at 8pm):
The Molly House - Michael Finnissy
Slogan 1 – Luke Styles
The Molly House
The Big 5-0 – Matthew Hindson
Molly House –
Sketches from a Bagpiper’s Album – Judith Weir - 10mins
String Trio D.471 – Schubert
The Molly House
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
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