Sculptural Sheet Music | Panoramic Scores | Field Instruments | Music for Non-musicians
Jobina Tinnemans’ restless curiosity pushes at the edges: page turning, knitting, sports, custom-built virtual instruments all have a place in her compositions.
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, was selected to represent the British section at the 2014 ISCM World New Music Days. Her work has been in international demand ever since. In 2018 she received the PRSF Composer Award.
Pembrokeshire | New York
Unlike an instrument where the length of string determines pitch, in Killing Time the length of string determines time between stitches and therefore the timing of the music.
Killing Time features performing knitters whose knitting action generates a timeless soundscape more lively and evocative than any field recording ever could.
The breathtaking natural environment of her new home in Pembrokeshire, Wales, created a deep impact on Jobina. For a decade she lived sustainably on a peninsula, growing vegetables and foraging for wild food, entirely cut off from city life, exposed to the elements and immersed in silence. The overwhelming impact of the land and sea and their micro-sonic textures are now the main musical influences in Tinnemans’ work.
After training as a classical pianist, Jobina Tinnemans studied design in Eindhoven, then lived intermittently in Amsterdam where she briefly studied fashion, before studying sound-engineering in London. In 2007 she moved to the remote south-west of Wales.
Vogue Knitting Live! gala dinner concert
In Jobina’s work the concepts of discipline and genre are always fluid and her practice embraces composition, visual arts, sound production, and site-specific work.
Music for Non-musicians
World New Music Days, Poland