INTERNSHIP IN FRANCE
Sanjida Akter at music ensemble TM+
27 mai au 07 juillet 2019
Maison de la musique de Nanterre
In the frame of the partnership between Alliance française Chittagong and the musical ensemble TM+, Sanjida Akter, student in Delf B1 participated to an internship dedicated to stage managment and workshops at school at the Maison de la musique, in Nanterre, a city closed to Paris.
My experience in Paris
‘The City of Lights’, ‘The City of Romance’, ‘The Culinary Capital of the World’, all these are just names Paris, France is known by. My first visit to Paris was a remarkable experience, which I will never forget because first time I was out of my country and living alone without my family. It was a great feeling to arrive in Paris and see the city of lights – a modern city with a very deep sense of history. I will never forget when I was first passing the canals and seeing the monuments. It was like a huge open-air museum. It was love at first sight. I visited Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Palace of Versailles, The Arc De Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Hôtel de Ville and so many places. During this time, I was doing an internship with TM+ at Nanterre. I worked in the social media of TM+ about the concert “Bal Passé”, translate Bengali journal to French language and learn French. I visited workshop in school, college and handicap centre. This workshop was about describe the concert. The concert was so amazing with lights, contemporary and electronic music. The concert was held at Maison de la musique Nanterre with Ircam and TM+. It was a great experience with TM+. I’m so thankful to Alliance Française Chittagong, Director of AFC Selvam Thorez, General Manager of TM+ Sandrine Piq and the TM+ team.
Sanjida Akter, July 2019
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.