Jobina Tinnemans music-making is underpinned by her strong visual sense and traces of her background in Dutch design are often present in her work or its development. Subscribe to the newsletter to hear about new projects.
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Field instruments are software instruments made from field recordings that are programmed in such a way they function similar to a natural sound, they are not a static ‘phrase’ or ‘tape loop’. The tree will keep rustling, the same, while always slightly different. The blackbird will keep singing, or not, as they do. The wind will keep its mercurial texture.
Following in the same technique, I’ve created choral field instruments from vocalisations made by the South Iceland Chamber Choir singers.
Sculptural sheet music is a strand in my work that explores what is ’sheet music’, as well as what is a ‘page’ and what is ‘turning‘.
These pieces cross-pollinate composition with design teasing the concert etiquette of managing sheet music. We see the pages of the score being turned but we don’t want to hear them; we annotate a page, but not fold it.
My sculptural sheet music compositions integrate the universe of sonic possibilities I have experienced in electronic music into a much older format, characters printed on paper, a medium that has lasted for centuries.
Music for Non-musicians are works with non-musicians who create sounds or rhythms as a bi-product of the action that cause them, such as a queue of gymnasts doing their run-jump-crashmat-landing drill.
The activities themselves aren’t about sound and can be produced by anyone from within this discipline. I have introduced such parts into my compositions as a source of timed randomness.