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News from Tenso Network Europe

October 2012

seminars and workshop for composers

Stockholm, 11 & 12 October 2012

download the programme of Tenso's workshops and seminars during Nordic Music Days here (pdf)


or visit the website


Fredrik Malmberg
tycwFive young composers selected for workshop

The jury has selected five young composers to come to Stockholm. During two sessions, they will work on (fragments of) a choral score with the Eric Ericson Kammarkör, composer/conductor James Wood, composer Hans Koolmees and conductor Fredrik Malmberg.

  • Eugene Birman 1987 (LV / US ) (studies in EE / UK)
  • Mathias Coppens 1988 (BE - studies in FR )
  • Jamie Man 1987 (UK - studies in NL)
  • Mátyás Wettl 1987 (HU - studies in NL)
  • Chris Williams 1986 (AUS - studies in UK)

Thursday 11 October 2012 17:00 - 20:00 hrs

Friday 12 October 2012 16:00 - 19:00 hrs
Kulturfyren, Slupskjulsvägen 26 A, Stockholm



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sem1Thursday 11 October 2012 10:00 - 13:00 hrs



Live electronics have created new sounds and new aesthetics in instrumental music, but in vocal and especially choral music, there still seem to be many directions to explore. The panelists will show a selection of their work, to start the discussion with the audience about theory and practice of electronic vocal music.


with : Anna Einarsson (SE) · Carl Unander-Scharin (SE) · Sten Sandell (SE)


sem2Friday 12 October 2012 10:00 - 13:00 hrs



Europe has a great tradition in choral music. We look at contemporary compositions from all over Europe along various dimensions, to find differences and similarities. 


with : Karin Rehnqvist (SE) · Helena Tulve (EE) · Laurent Durupt (FR) · Jesper Nordin (SE)

moderator Jacinta Wetzer (NL)




All sessions take place at Kulturfyren, Slupskjulsvägen 26 A, Stockholm 

Registration for seminars and workshops (no costs involved):

email to workshop@tenso-vocal.eu


Programme, times and venues may be subject to change. 


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Nordic Music Days programme



Nordic Music Days is a festival for new Nordic music that was founded in 1888 and had its origins in existing musical collaboration. It is one of the oldest and best respected festivals for contemporary classical music in the world. The festival is unique in the respect that it is arranged by the composers themselves. This year's festival takes place in Stockholm from 10 to 13 October, curated by Catharina Backman.


For the complete festival programme, see www.nordicmusicdays.org






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Palau de la Música Catalana

Save the date: 

next Tenso Professionals Meeting

Barcelona, 4-6 April 2013


The annual meeting for professionals in the field of music will focus on the interaction of the professional choirs with amateur choirs: looking at successful examples, working on contemporary repertoire and vocal techniques with singers and conductors. The TPM will take place in the spectacular Palau de la Música Catalana, built a century ago to celebrate choral singing. 



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Tenso Days Mechelen -  17 & 18 May 2013

mechelen hoort stemmen

Festival van Vlaanderen / Mechelen hoort stemmen will organize editions of Tenso Days in 2013 and further. The first edition will take place on Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May 2013. 

  • Cor de Cambra de Palau de la Música
  • Cappella Amsterdam
  • Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
In addition to a full concert programme, the choirs will participate in workshops and seminars. Premieres of new work from Laurent Durupt (FR), Joachim Brackx (BE) and others.


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Meesters & Gezellen

concert series Meesters & Gezellen

Tenso choirs Nederlands Kamerkoor and Cappella Amsterdam participate in the Meesters & Gezellen concert series under conductor Kaspars Putniņs, next week in the Netherlands. Masters & Apprentices was designed to train young professional singers in ensemble singing, coached by four experienced colleagues. The concerts are part of the festive jubileum series of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, celebrating its 75th birthday this month.



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The activities of Tenso Network Europe are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. 



Tenso Young Composers Workshop is organized with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.


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