Jobina Tinnemans

composer and performer at the nexus of electronic and contemporary classical music

‘Five Thoughts on Everything’ release early 2020!


“Such a gorgeous album – a pleasure to share it”

– Sarah Mohr Pietsch on Night Tracks, BBC Radio 3

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Jobina’s sound journey is extensive.

Moving on from traditional classical piano she started experimenting with samplers and noisy sound processing in the Dutch squat and DIY scene, being fortunate enough to live in Eindhoven, hometown of Philips Electronics. At the time, in the mid-nineties, analog was being replaced by digital and she fished many obsolete analog musical equipment out of skips. The electronics obsession expanded to heritage analog synthesisers and organs, tube valves and transistors, while equally being excited about the many digital innovations of the new century.

When Tinnemans moved to a rural isolated peninsula in Wales from the Netherlands in 2007, she became overwhelmed by the beauty of natural soundscapes, her new habitat, and soon electronic sounds made way for

rustling of leaves, wildlife calls and other outdoor sounds.  

Jobina was selected to compose a new work for the 2013 edition of New York’s MATA festival. She created Killing Time which in turn caught the attention of Vogue NYC. Her piece Shakespeare and Hedgeshear, involving two table tennis teams and hedge trimmers, represented the British section at the 2014 ISCM World New Music Days. Tinnemans’ work has been in international demand ever since. In 2018 she received the PRSF for Music Composer Award. 

New York-based Bright Shiny Things label will release her composer debut album Five Thoughts on Everything in 2020. This album celebrates a lifetime of exploration: her sound language is rich and idiosyncratic and she speaks it fluently.

Trailer of Djúpalónssdóttir & Hellnarsson, taken from Jobina Tinnemans composer debut album Five Thoughts on Everything

Latest News

Sound(e)scapes, framed Graphic Scores and Album release

by jobinatinnemans April 2, 2020

A little overview of my musical going-ons in these testing times are featured in my latest newsletter – read the online version here.

Be well and be safe everyone. X


My latest commission for the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

Framed Graphic Score Art Prints

I’m selling signed & framed museum-quality giclée reproductions of my graphic scores to help with lost income in these testing times. Go to my new store page.

Sheet Music