Develop Your Creative Practice

Examples of my practice

Jobina Tinnemans Submission

 

My Proposed DYCP Multi-Media Releases are

  • Pilot (content needs research)
  • 1: themed around ensemble and choral works and their electronic counterparts
  • 2: themed around panoramic scores and their electronic counterparts
  • 3: themed around Page Turners and their electronic counterparts

 

 

Example Release 1

 

‘Fell’ for ensemble  performed on violin, viola, cello and harpsichord commissioned and premiered by the Nordic Affect ensemble in Mengi, Reykjavík, on May 24, 2018. More info here.

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‘Fell’ arranged for electronics performed and produced by Jobina Tinnemans

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Example of Choral work

Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars – In The Wings Through The Night’ is part of a choral set of works commissioned by The Landmark Trust, premiering on October 5 in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Wales. More info here.

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 Mock-up of ‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars – In The Wings Through The Night’

This digital mock-up is not the electronic arrangement. The instrumental digital version will sound in line with the electronic production of ‘Fell’ above.

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Example Release 2

 

Themed around the panoramic scoring technique I developed for a commission by the Lithuanian Composer’s Union last year. More info here.

Next panoramic score performance event will be at ‘Fort Process’ in Newhaven Fort on September 22, 2018. More info here.

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‘Imagiro Landmannalaugar’, premiered by ensemble Synaesthesis in Vilnius, August 2017

 

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Still from video of ‘Imagiro Landmannalaugar’, premiered by ensemble Synaesthesis in Vilnius, August 2017

 

‘Imagiro Largo’, premiered by ensemble Synaesthesis in Vilnius, August 2017

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Sketching in ink and brush in my studio. Bottom left showing red covered book, experimenting with page turning rustling.

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Example Release 3

 

The Page Turner works are closely related to natural soundscape works. Rustling sound textures of paper pages being turned are representing crashing sea waves on the shore, wind rusting leaves or walking through thick layers of fresh snow. More info here.

A theme of  immersive and detailed microtonal natural moving on to surreal sceneries will run through this release.

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Eleonor Sandresky premiering ‘Page Turner Étude Nr.1’ at Stony Point, NY, April 2018

 

 Mock-up of ‘Page Turner Étude Nr.3 – Intertidal: Winged Kelp’

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Page Turner Étude Nr.3 – Intertidal: Winged Kelp‘ has been performed by Eleonor Sandresky in Cafe Oto, London, July 2017. It’s a performative music composition that needs dedicated development time to transform it successfully into a media format that conveys the concept and music I’m expressing. Another example of a page turning piece below.

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‘Can-Y-Mor (Song Of The Sea)’ for piano, voice and digitally processed page turning

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Example of Software Instruments designed from Field Materials featured in my compositions

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The sounds performed by the prepared knitting needles of my MATA commission were software instruments I designed from field recordings of my beloved home at Pwll Deri on Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire.

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I also designed the custom-made interface, the NAEINI, and prepared knitting needles to perform the digital instruments with, pictured on the table below, a photo of the premiere performance of ‘Killing Time’ at MATA’13, New York.

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The long white knitted ‘scores’ were knitted by the very enthusiastic performing volunteers themselves who responded to our call on social media to perform on my concert. We had individuals coming to New York all the way from Montréal to Mexico-City. The call on social media we had to stop after a few hours, because we received too many offers. I only needed 5 knitters, but we ended up with 80 from which we selected 25 performing knitters.

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I chose knitting for the random trigger points: unlike an instrument where the length of string determines pitch, here the length of string determines the timing between stitches and therefore the timing of the music. More info here.

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Killing Time‘ premiere performance at MATA’13, with renowned pianist Vicky Chow as part of the performing ensemble. Watch video of the premiere below.

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Two excerpts below are example of  mentioned software instruments.

Arctic Terns on the Monks‘ is programmed from strong calls of ‘Arctic Terns’.

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Pwll Deri‘ features my more subtle ‘Wind’, ‘Paper’ and local ‘Pwll Deri Coastal Wildlife’ calls instruments. The later is a study in the use of natural timing – silence to listen out to the surrounding soundscape, with intervals of melody being the calls of the birds and seals.

 

 

 

Contemporary Classical Music with Prepared Knitting Needles on the Vogue NYC Gala Dinner Catwalk

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“We’ve never had anything like this before. I been wanting to work with Jobina for the last two years, I was so excited she was able to make it” – Gabrielle Ald, event manager Vogue Knitting NYC

Watch it in this video.

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Wildlife Calls For Choir

The ‘wildlife calls’ flocks of voices you hear in the electric poetry piece ‘Varesotto (Hinterland of Varèse)‘ below are by the South Icelandic Chamber Choir, Kammerkór Sudurlands. I recorded them making wildlife calls whilst sitting in the wild Icelandic landscape.

These field sounds are another example of software instruments I designed and programmed. I’m playing with a self-made interface made out of cream jars for the recording of ‘Varesotto’.

‘Varesotto (Hinterland of Varèse)’ was commissioned by Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven for the 60th anniversary of the ‘Poème Électronique’ by Varèse in the Philip Pavillion of the Paris World Exhibition in 1958.

 ‘Varesotto (Hinterland of Varèse)’

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Still of video artwork of Kammerkór Sudurlands singing wildlife calls on the Snaefellsness peninsula, made by Jakob Tekiela, for my Moving Classics commission. More here.

 

Example of Release Artwork in collaboration with a visual artist

Photo below is by photographer Bronwen Sharp, who has been providing many photos for the Globe Theatre posters in London.

I’m excited about how this amazing photo of me in the mountain of dolls is going to match contemporary classical music. It’s quite a step away from the more commonly applied formal minimalism. I hope it contributes to the genre-defying quality of the releases. Most likely to be used for Release 1 or 3.

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Thumbnail gallery of commissions mentioned in the proposal

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