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news from Tenso Network Europe 

September 2013


new website, new domain : www.tensonetwork.eu


The new season starts with the use of a new domain name 

www.tensonetwork.euWe also launch a new website, built in wordpress.  We will be happy to hear your ideas and suggestions!    

The old domain (www.tenso-vocal.eu) and email addresses will be forwarded for at least another twelve months - so time enough to update your bookmarks and address books.  

Tenso Days Marseille, 16-19 September 2013


The best vocal ensembles of Europe, premieres of new music, workshops on singing and composition, seminars and discussions, Maurice Ohana composition competion finals and more....


Participating: Musicatreize (FR), Nederlands Kamerkoor (NL), Coro Casa da Música (PT), Latvijas Radio Koris (LV)  

16 - 19 September 2013, Marseille

venues: MuCEM, Villa Mediterranée, Salle Musicatreize


more info

programme brochure  (FR/EN) (pdf)


Tenso Days Marseille 2013 are organized by Musicatreize in the framework of





   Eugene Birman receives the award
Tenso Young Composer Award 2013
goes to Eugene Birman


The Tenso Young Composers Workshop gives participants a chance to work closely with a professional chamber choir, so that they may enhance their knowledge of vocal techniques and the musical possibilities of "the choir as instrument". 


Three composers were invited for the second round of the workshop in Mechelen, in May of this year :

* Eugene Birman 1987 (LV/US - studies in EE/UK)
* Mátyás Wettl 1987 (HU - studies in NL)

* Jamie Man 1987 (UK - studies in NL)


The jury was impressed by the three candidates, who all three show immense promise and imagination in their work, and hopes to see and hear more of them in the near future. In awarding the prize to Eugene Birman, the jury wants to honour the composer that is expected to write not only the most interesting but also ultimately the most performable music. The new work will be taken on the repertoire by Tenso choirs in the season 2014/2015.

More information, recordings, jury report.... 
Tenso Young Composers Workshop is organized with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.  


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cd Latvijas Radio Koris with new music of 

Thoresen, Tulev, Viļums and more 


The Concrescence project, initiated by Lasse Thoresen (NO), has resulted in a new cd of the Latvijas Radio Koris. The main work on the cd is Thoresen's 'Mythes Étoilés'. Other Concrescence works are new pieces by Mārtiņs Viļums (LV) and Toivo Tulev (EE). 


The cd will be presented during Tenso Days Marseille 2013, where the Latvijas Radio Koris will perform the new works. More information on the Tenso News page


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


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