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 original pieces of various styles of cutting-edge contemporary music, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn is becoming a recognized name in contemporary classical dozens of programs across various music scenes 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 extent for a repertoire of alternative intonation and experimental contemporary music.
As a leading ensemble, and one of few young specialized groups, in the performance of spectral/micro-interval 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-premier 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, Schauschpielhaus Hannover, Ostrava New Music Days Festival, MusicOlomouc Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Musiikkitalo Helsinki, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Acker Stadt Palast, ISCM World Music Days Festival, MIXTUR Festival Barcelona, Baltic Music Days Festival, reMusik Festival and concert series, KLANG Series Helsinki, CrossRoads Salzburg, PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival, Inner Sound New Arts Festival Bucharest, Tallinn Music Week, Resonanta Paris, AFEKT festival, Estonian Music Days and many other venues across Europe.
As of 2017 the ensemble is making 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 symposium by ensemble members and invited guests.
ENMT has given workshops, lectures masterclasses and participated in call for scores on Universität der Künste Berlin Berlin (UdK), reMusik festival composition masterclasses, Mozarteum University’s CrossRoad, ISCM World Music Days call for scores, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.