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Composer: Styles, Luke (b. 1982)

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Year of birth1982
NationalityAustralia
Period20th century
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Sound and fury: Luke Styles' Macbeth

Ed Ballard (Macbeth) © Robert Workman
Luke Styles' all-male Macbeth for Glyndebourne, with a libretto lifted straight from Shakespeare by Ted Huffman, explores the bloody tragedy afresh – with a defiantly cool ending. 
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Ensemble Amorpha presents a program of new Swiss works at Kings Place

The current state of contemporary classical composition is a bit muddled. There are a wide variety of styles and approaches out there, and no consensus on where the cutting edge is to be found. Ensembles dedicated to performing new music must find a way to make sense of it all.
***11
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