FIVE THOUGHTS ON EVERYTHING
FOR YOUR GRAMMY® CONSIDERATION
Best Instrumental Contemporary
Five Thoughts on Everything questions whether an experience of life that is centred on human nature is the best one. Perhaps we would do better to remember that we are no more than the equals of everything around us, from the stardust that made us to the grass between our toes. If we don’t understand ourselves and our fellow creatures, perhaps it’s not because we’re lost in translation, but simply because we aren’t listening.
Jobina Tinnemansestablishes a musical biotope in which acoustic ecology, science fiction, minimalism, couture virtual instruments and orchestration peacefully coexist.
“…perched somewhere between seriously entertaining and entertainingly serious”
”Tinnemans organizes her music so that the two sides acknowledge their togetherness gracefully, without ever crossing into each other’s sphere.”
”…these miniatures are loaded with musical event, plenty to engage ears and brain.”
— PHILIP CLARK, THE WIRE (SEPTEMBER 2020)
“Being a physical recording only, Five Thoughts on Everything might seem to offer a less audacious outlet for Tinnemans’ artistic expression. Yet while the material offered is purely aural, the five adventurous pieces, world premieres all, are hardly wanting for boldness.”
— TEXTURA (JUNE 2020)
“She’s a brilliant avant-garde composer…”
— ADAM WALTON, BBC SOUNDS (MAY 2020)
“This is a fine, succinct, gently intelligent collection of compositions, visiting plenty of stops on electronic music’s map, but resolutely settling a town all of its own.”
— KEV NICKELLS, FREQ (JULY 2020)
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