ENSEMBLE FOR NEW MUSIC TALLINN
Since its establishment in 2012, the Ensemble for New Music Tallinn aimed to bring about fresh, non-conformist and newly perceived music to a new generation of audience.
Today, one of the leading groups of contemporary music in the Baltic and Nordic region, the ensemble is made of a core of principal members, main musicians, and a larger body of collaborators or guest artists to form a flexibly modular format.
With a growing number of commissioned pieces and specially written compositions, a repertoire of over a hundred pieces, and several dozens of original programs covering various genera and styles of cutting-edge contemporary music, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn is becoming a recognised name in contemporary classical music scene across Europe.
Having a focal point of expertise on various intonation systems, has developed ENMT into a specialized unit to execute just the kind of microtonal intricacies and technical gymnastics required for micro-interval music and to a larger extend for repertoire of alternative intonation and experimental contemporary music.
As one of the few young ensembles specialised in the performance of spectral/microinterval music, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn is in the perfect position to promote new views beyond the boundaries of established intonation systems or microtonal music.
We are proud to have been responsible for commissioning and world premiere performances by composers including Georg Friedrich Haas, Klaus Lang, Dror Feiler, Dimitri Kourliandsky, Gérard Pape, Yair Klartag, William Dougherty, Samuel Cedillo, Vladimir Rannev, Helena Tulve, Toivo Tulev, Marc Sabat, Arash Yazdani, Brice Catherin, and many others.
ENMT has had performances and collaborations with, among others, Musikprotokoll Graz, Ostrava New Music Days, MusicOlomouc Festival, Warsaw Autumn, Musiikkitalo in Helsinki, Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, Acker Stadt Palast, ISCM World Music Days Festival, MIXTUR in Barcelona, Baltic Music Days Festival, reMusik Festival and concert series, KLANG Series in Helsinki, CrossRoads in Salzburg, PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival, Inner Sound New Arts Festival in Bucharest, Tallinn Music Week, Resonanta in Paris, AFEKT, Estonian Music Days, and many other venues across Europe.
Since 2017, the ensemble has organised its own annual festival of intonation-based music, titled Sound Plasma Festival for alternative intonations, in Berlin and Tallinn. The festival includes several performances, lectures, masterclasses, and symposia by ensemble members and invited guests.
ENMT has given workshops, lectures masterclasses and participated in call for scores at the Berlin University of the Arts, reMusik festival composition masterclasses, Mozarteum’s CrossRoad, ISCM World Music Days call for scores, and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.