Tenso: FINAL Call for young composers!

 Sign up for workshops lead by James Wood!

The development of new choral repertoire is one of Tenso’s primary missions. In the coming years,
the network will organize a series of workshops under the direction of composer/conductor James
Wood and with the participation of professional choirs, to stimulate young composers to write for
chamber choir. Using (fragments of) a score as starting point, the goal of the workshops is to make
room for a significant contribution from all participants and to explore various elements such as
dramatic effects, vocal range and colour, text setting, and other compositional tools.
2010/2011 Workshops: the choir as instrument

Six young composers will be invited to come to the 2010 Tenso Days in Oslo (part of Ultima Festival).
During two sessions, they will work on small fragments of a choral score with the Latvijas Radio Koris,
composer/conductor James Wood and conductor Kaspars Putniņš. Two or three of the composers
will be selected for a follow-up workshop to take place in the spring of 2011 (date and location tba),
where they will have the opportunity to work in more detail on a new composition for chamber
choir. A jury consisting of the artistic directors and conductors of the Tenso network choirs will finally
award a commission to one composer, who will be asked to write a new work to be performed in the
2011/2012 season by several Tenso choirs.

For more information, dowload the pdf below.

Tenso Application

 

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