Ensemble Perpetuo joined forces with Ugly Duck for an evening of chamber music…with a twist.
Ensemble Perpetuo is a dynamic and versatile collective of musicians who perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary chamber music in new settings. Founded in 2013 by English oboist, James Turnbull, Ensemble Perpetuo aims to bring chamber music to new audiences through exciting collaborations and innovative repertoire choices.
In April 2015, Ensemble Perpretuo hosted an event in the Loft showcasing music influenced and inspired by Cityscapes from across the world. The evening featured music by Steve Reich, Haydn, Philip Glass, Luigi Boccherini, Copland and Nielsen performed by Perpetuo to a sell-out crowd.
In order to bring the music to life, and broaden the appeal of the show, Ensemle Perpetuo collborated with an array of creative practitioners. This included a special exhibition of photographs by the London Photo Festival. In addition, a number of artists came from the Ugly Duck extended family: a sculptural installation by Caroline Mackenzie, who collaborated with Ugly Duck for Conspire Presents ‘Home’, provided a fantastically eye-catching back-drop to the performance. Drawings by Tom Pearce who has created beautiful illustrations of Tanner Street, adorned the walls. Lastly choreography by Lucia Schweigert who created Kaleidoscopic in the Hub, gave additional vitality to one piece through contemporary dance.