I’m off to Amsterdam 24th-26th November for the Tenso Network Europe Young Composers Workshop 2016-17, where I’ll be one of five composers working with Ensemble Aedes on fragments of a new choral work, alongside the TENSO Amsterdam Days 2016 ‘Visions & Memories | Tenso European Choir Festival’.

Tenso, the European Network for professional chamber choirs, organizes 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.