Field Instruments | Sculptural Sheet Music | Panoramic Scores | Music for Non-musicians
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.
are programmed in such a way that 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.”
In this same technique Tinnemans created virtual instruments from the vocalisations of the South Iceland Chamber Choir singers.
Killing Time, MATA festival NYC (2013)
for ensemble and field instruments on prepared knitting needles. Tinnemans’ first composition to use virtual field instruments with dedicated hardware.
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 a field recording ever could
Vogue gala dinner concert, New York
Vogue Knitting Live! booked ‘Killing Time’ for ensemble and field instruments on prepared knitting needles to be performed on their catwalk in 2016.
Trailer of Djúpalónssdóttir & Hellnarsson, taken from Jobina Tinnemans composer debut album Five Thoughts on Everything to be released on Bright Shiny Things
Kammerkór Sudurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) are, from left to right, Andrí Hilmarsson, Guðjón Stefánsson, Kristín Sigfusdóttir, Elín Gunnlaugsdóttir, Unnur Sigurðardóttir, Sígrun Steingrimsdóttir, Örlygur Ben, Jónas Helgason, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, accompanied by kittiwakes and directed by Hilmar Örn Agnarsson
Filmed by Jacob Tekiela / recorded by Jobina Tinnemans on location in Djúpalónssandur and Hellnar, Snaefellsness, Iceland
Sculptural Sheet Music
Jobina Tinnemans’ restless curiosity pushes at the edges: page turning, sports, virtual field instruments all have a place in her compositions.
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
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.
Music for Non-musicians
World New Music Days, Poland