Ensemble TM+

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TM+  Orchestral ensemble for today's music

Since its first concert that took place in 1986 at Radio France under the baton of Laurent Cuniot, TM+ has made a name for itself as one of the first French ensembles dedicated to contemporary and classical repertoires. 

With a nucleus of 22 musicians, all remarkably versatile, TM+ has been developing a rigorous in-depth approach to the performance of works composed in the 20th and 21st centuries, with frequent incursions into a more distant past. Its goal is to foster a modern day ensemble that takes into account past-present relationships. It raises questions about the links between composer and musicians, and between the musicians themselves.

TM+ has devised an alternative project for music dissemination, in order to create a new framework for the encounter between the public and the music, with the composer in the role of mediator. TM+ has been increasing these music encounters by way of open-house commented rehearsals, concert-discussions and many cultural actions in school, hospitals, retired houses, jails… Being based in Nanterre (Paris suburbs) since 1996, TM+ conceived a very special link with the audience.

TM+ performs throughout France in top-notch venues and festivals geared to creation. Abroad, TM+ toured in Scandinavia, in the Netherlands, in Germany, in Switzerland, in Italy, in Greece, in Brazil, in Mexico, in the United States, in Bangladesh and in Scotland.

In 2016, the French Ministry of Culture decided to label TM+ with the title of "National and International Company" to encourage its artistic work in France and abroad.

TM+ is supported by the French Ministry of Culture / DRAC Ile-de-France, by the City of Nanterre, by the Ile-de-France Region and the Hauts-de-Seine Department. It also receives support from SACEM, SPEDIDAM, and Bureau Export. TM+ is based in Nanterre since 1996 and is in residency at Maison de la musique.