Jobina Tinnemans is a British-based composer of Dutch origin. Her cross-discipline work is located at the nexus of contemporary classical and electronic music for ensemble, choir and solo artists. 

She studied classical piano from a young age, extending her electronic instrumentation gradually in pace with the technical innovations of our time. Tinnemans’ music-making is underpinned by her strong visual sense and traces of her background in Dutch design are often present in the development of new pieces. As well as learning about composition in design, she studied fashion and sound engineering and on graduating she was commissioned to create a sound art installation for the Dutch Rietveld Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale. 

In 2007, after a number of years living and working in Eindhoven, Amsterdam and London, she moved to a remote headland in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in order to concentrate on making music. This encounter with a landscape dominated by the rhythms of the weather, the seasons and the sea has been the inspiration for all her subsequent work.

Jobina’s work has been in international demand ever since the New York MATA festival commissioned Tinnemans for their 2013 edition; her work has also been premiered at the ISCM World New Music Days. Tinnemans’ work has been supported by many funding agencies, including the PRSF, Hinrichsen Foundation and Arts Council England. In 2020 her first album, Five Thoughts about Everything, was released on the New York-based label Bright Shiny Things and was widely reviewed and broadcast.

(photo taken on Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire, during At the Next Port of Call rehearsal)

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