Helena Tulve (Composer)
Born: 28th April 1972, Tartu, Estonia
Helena Tulve is an Estonian composer.
Born in Tartu, she studied composition at the Tallinn Secondary Music School under Alo Põldmäe and from 1989–1992 at the Estonian Academy of Music with Erkki-Sven Tüür, being the latter’s sole student of composition thus far. In 1994 Tulve graduated with the Premier Prix from Jacques Charpentier’s composition class at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris. Between 1993 and 1996 she furthered her knowledge of Gregorian chant. She has also attended György Ligeti’s and Marco Stroppa’s summer courses.
Tulve belongs to the younger generation of Estonian composers who, in contrast to the neo-classicist tradition of rhythm-centeredness, create music which focuses on sound and sonority.
All Works: Tulve
- à travers for ensemble (1)
- abysses for flutes and ensemble (1)
- Arboles lloran por lluvia (1)
- cendres for ensemble (1)
- Extinction des choses vues (1)
- Kolm laulu (1)
- L'ombre derrière toi (Varjo takanasi) (1)
- L’Équinoxe de l’âme (1)
- Lijnen for voice and ensemble (1)
- nec ros, nec pluvia… for string quartet (1)
- North Wind, South Wind (1)
- Öö for saxophone quartet (1)
- Reyah hadas ’ala (1)
- silences/larmes (1)
- Silmaja (Beholder) (1)