Jobina Tinnemans

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

review by @stickingittou on Instagram

‘Five Thoughts on Everything’ out now!

get it here brightshiny.ninja/jobina, bandcamp.com/jobina or head over to Spotify, Apple music, or any of your preferred platforms to give it a listen!

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

– Sara Mohr Pietsch on Night Tracks, BBC Radio 3

follow release updates here

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.

Latest News

Today is the day!

by jobinatinnemans May 1, 2020

Bright Shiny Things have released my first full album
Five Thoughts about Everything.
You can get it here: https://www.brightshiny.ninja/jobina

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

by jobinatinnemans Apr 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

Framed Graphic Score Art Prints

by jobinatinnemans Mrch 30, 2020

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.


by jobinatinnemans Feb 7, 2020

-postponed till Summer 2021-

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

Gramophony, for four prepared gramophone players, dedicated vinyl and ensemble.