FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES performances

 Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar.

Central / Caponier

are the titles of the two on-location panoramic scores I created for the Fort Process Festival, named after the locations they are situated in – the Central Gun Placement and the Caponier Tunnel of Fort Newhaven, East-Sussex, UK. Last Saturday, Sept 22, these pieces premiered.

Here are a few impressions.

Maria Marzaioli prepping the 42 meter long #panoramicscore #graphicscore ‘Central’ at Fort Process. #Hyperanalog looping in the central gun placement of Fort Newhaven. #inkandbrush #landscape size #composition.  Photos by Agata Urbaniak.

Jobina Tinnemans - prepping 'Central' - photo Agata Urbaniak

 

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Performing violinist Kev Nickells lending a hand and trying to make sense out of my slightly garbled instructions by means of random vocalisations and pointing at things.

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Agata Urbaniak made some great photos of the Fort Process festival, last Saturday. This is a photo of ‘Caponier’ #panoramicscore #graphicscore. It wraps around the corner. Approximately 28 metres long.

Jobina Tinnemans - 'Caponier' - photo Agata Urbaniak

 

 

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FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #6

The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar.

Work in progress.

Finished pieces ‘Central’ and ‘Caponier’ probably the only time they will be this ritualistically neatly folded. #premiere #panoramicscore #graphicscore this Saturday #Sept22 #FortProcess #Newhaven UK. #inkandbrush #nature #landscape size #composition #composer

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - Central and Caponier

 

UNDO. #controlZ #hyperanalog #electronics #panoramicscores#graphicscores #fortprocess #Sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - undo

 

Work in progress. Living it large at 388pt! No Sibelius or Finale in sight. #laptopfree#inkandbrush #panoramicscore #graphicscore #104metres #premiere #sept22#fortprocess

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - 388pt font

 

104 metres of #graphicscore #panoramicscore patiently waiting till #premiere this Saturday!!! #central #caponier #fortprocess #festival #newhaven #inkandbrush

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - 104metres

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FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #5

The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar.

Work in progress.

my job today painting #panoramicscores #graphicscores #minimalism#workinprogress #inkandbrush #hills #roomwithaview #composer

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - painting

 

Somehow I always end up stitching my scores? #workinprogress #panoramicscores#graphicscores #canvas #fabric #inkandbrush on grass #fortprocess #Sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - stitching

 

Today was a good day. Even though this line went absolutely rubbish  Done 24 metres. #painting #panoramicscore #graphicscore #workinprogress #fortprocess#sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - painting on wall

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FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #4

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - Garn Fawr detail

The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar.

If the weather is going to be as forecasted I’ll be painting 40 metres of graphic score tomorrow, scary stuff!!!! This detail of my scale model will be about 8 metres long… #panoramicscore #inkandbrush premiere #FortProcess #Sept22

 

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - Garn Fawr detail

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Fort Process – panoramic scores #3

The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition. I’ve been very much looking forward to starting working on it – it’s going to be much longer than last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar and wrapping through buildings of Fort Newhaven, starting today!

I’ve got the 40 metres of fabric! Plucked them out of the sky. #40metres#panoramicscore #graphicscore #workinprogress #inkandbrush #fortprocess#composer #premiere #Sept22

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FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #2

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - scale models

Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar.

Work in progress.

Cut and splice #newanalog #hyperanalog #realtape #reeltape #graphicscore#panoramicscore #modular #composition #fortprocess #sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - Panoramic scores - cut n splice

 

I. Cannot. Stop. #scalemodel #panoramicscore #graphicscore #fortprocess #sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - scale models

 

Somehow I can never find my metal rulers for cutting, but I always find my saw… 😂#andsoitbegins #panoramicscore #graphicscore #40metres #scalemodel #fortprocess#Sept22

Jobina Tinnemans - panoramic scores - saw

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Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars #4

I’m in the middle of developing a composition for choir for the opening of the renovated ‘Llwyn Celyn’ house by Landmark Trust. The sheer wealth of material about the place, landscape, history, language and nature gathered by research, by knowledgable commissioners, professionals, friends and colleagues is such a treat, I’ll be blogging little snippets to share the joy.

Llwyn Celyn is one of the finest surviving medieval hall houses in the heart of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons, which is being restored into it’s full glory by the Landmark Trust. Click on the links to read more.

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photo from a Gwenhwyseg glossary archived by Iolo Morgannwg

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Gwenhwyseg

is a nearly extinct Welsh dialect from the Gwent region, it was spoken in the area around Llwyn Celyn. We want to bring the sounds of the language back into the valley, just for a moment, as such the lyrics of both works from ‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars’ will be in Gwenhwyseg.

Artist Stefhan Caddick is the creative producer and sound sculptor of the Llwyn Celyn opening performance on October 5-6 and he has been visiting the Gwenhwyseg dialect as part of his research for this project. He found some great glossary examples archived by Iolo Morgannwg, which brought him to the umbrella title of the production ‘as a Raven knows of singing’, freely translated from ‘cywnefin Bran a chann’. The glossaries are held in the archive at St Fagan’s National Museum of History.

If you would like to hear what Gwenhwyseg sounds like, Elin Jones is one of the last remaining speakers and Llwyn Celyn’s poet-in-residence Clare Potter interviewed her http://www.walesartsreview.org/a-i-r-dewch-gyda-ni-come-with-us/

Clare Potter: “As our conversation draws to an end, Elin compares this language we share to the river—’changing, staying the same, flowing on, endlessly different but still the same river.’ And though it is lamentable that her way of expressing Welsh is coming to its end, it has nourished and allowed for a new wave of dialect. And, yes we speak our Welsh differently, but it is this, our one language that binds us.”

And it is this what deeply interests me on a personal level about ancient dialects and languages of Western Europe. My native language is Limburgs rather than Dutch, spoken on the borders of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It’s a severely endangered ancient oral language which receives little research or protection. Yet, there are some strong indicators of it influencing modern English language, for example. From working on projects like Llwyn Celyn, I’m learning about synchronisities with other languages and origins of sounds used, as well as a certain sense of humor or sarcasm, the language in between the words, genetic to their linguistic characteristics, to find more background about my own deeply rooted heritage.

“No matter if the river water is different, it touches the same stones.”

 

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