Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2016-2017

Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2016-2017

Five composers have been invited to join us in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) from 24 to 27 November 2016  for the Tenso Days Amsterdam. During two sessions, they will work on (fragments of) a choral score with Ensemble Aedes, composer/conductor James Wood and composer Leo Samama.

Sessions  take place on

  • Friday 25 November 10:00 – 13:00 Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam (Studio 1)
  • Saturday 26 November 10:00 – 13:00 Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam (Studio 1)

button register smallThe sessions are open to the public, but on registration only:  Send an email to workshop@tensonetwork.eu, clearly mentioning your first and last name.

Two or three of the composers will be selected for a follow-up workshop in Mechelen in May 2017, where they will have the opportunity to work in more detail on a new composition for chamber choir. A jury consisting of artistic directors and conductors of Tenso choirs will finally award a commission to one composer, who will be asked to write a new work to be performed in the 2017/2018 season by Tenso choirs.

The Tenso Young Composers Workshop wants to help promising young composers to take the step to writing for choir. Rather than giving confirmation to those who have already shown their skills in writing choral music, we especially want to give encouragement and practical support to those who have not.

picture: James Wood coaching in Helsinki, August 2016 (c) Leo Samama