Mixed Ensemble

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 20 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 (Philharmonie de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France in Paris, Musica in Strasbourg, Les Musiques in Marseille, BiME in Lyon …). Abroad, TM+ toured in Scandinavia (Nordic music days in Helsinki, Viitasaari Festival, Klang festival in Copenhagen), in Scotland (Sound Festival), in the Netherlands (Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ), in Germany (Konzerthaus in Berlin), in Switzerland (Festival Archipel in Geneva), in Italy (Nuova Consonanza in Roma), in Greece (Institut Français in Athens, Megaron in Thessalonique), in spain (Mixtur Festival) in Brazil (Porto Alegre, Campinas, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), in Mexico (Festival de Morelia, Sala Nezahualcoyotl de Mexico), in the United States (Institut Français in New York, Hear Now Festival in Los Angeles), in Bangladesh and in India.

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, Institut Français and Bureau Export. TM+ is based in Nanterre since 1996 and is in residency at Maison de la musique.