Nordic Affect ensemble Iceland

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Nordic Affect ensemble rehearsing at Mengi, Reykjavík – photo J Tinnemans

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Fell / Sylt – premieres by Nordic Affect

‘Fell’ – with my head in the clouds… – and ‘Sylt’ – …with my body in the sea – are two new works for strings and harpsichord I’ve been writing for the Nordic Affect ensemble which will be part of a new release I’m working on, supported the PRSF The Composer’s Fund.

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Fell / Sylt – UK premieres on BBC Radio 3

BBC R3 Exposure in collaboration with South Coast-based Lost Property arts collective recorded the UK premieres of these two works at the DeLaWarr Pavilion in Bexhill, July 2018, presented by Verity Sharp.

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posted December 13, 2018

‘Fell’ video

No urgent deadlines over the holidays leave me some time to continue working on a video for ‘Fell’. Kristín Gunnlaugsdottír is a painter I very much admire and I had the greatest honour to move and dance in between her paintings while Kristín was filming.

Combined with footage of the mountains, ‘Fell’ might give us a glimpse of what’s hidden to us deep inside those marvellously uncompromising mountains…

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paintings and photo by Kristín Gunnlaugsdottír

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Reykjadalur Iceland, May 2018 – photo Jobina Tinnemans

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posted JULY 30, 2018

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posted JULY 26, 2018

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‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’ UK premieres

BBC R3 Exposure, in collaboration with arts collective Lost Property, are recording the UK premieres of Fell/ Sylt, which I will be performing with my brand new ensemble!

Additionally, I’ll be performing several works on solo piano, electronics and voice.

Please join us if you can! It’s a free event as part of the BBC Exposure series and on top of that – the DeLaWarr Pavilion is an amazing space, right on the Bexhill beach. Triple win.

More info here https://www.dlwp.com/event/bbc-radio-3-exposure/

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Been doing an AMAZING photo shoot with Kristin Gunnlaugsdottir in between her super awesome SuperBlack paintings. Feeling so intensely inspired and honoured rolling trough art. #love #life #friendship #spirit #energy #music #art #inspiration#composer

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Nordic Affect concert @Mengi, May 24

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The Nordic Affect ensemble is very proud to première two new works by the endlessly surprising composer Jobina Tinnemans on May 24th at Mengi, Reykjavík. Her fearless approach to writing music makes her one of the hottest commissioned composers on the international New Music scene over the last few years.

With the premièring works ‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’ Jobina manages to capture her out-of-bounds feral music style onto conventional printed sheets of music paper, yet in such way its liveliness is still jumping off the pages.

According to Tinnemans ‘Fell’ is a sensual piece, singing the song  shifting tectonic plates, weather, snow and ice have carved out for us on the mountains slopes. But to us it’s also a delightfully bizarre mixture of pop, medieval and baroque music!

From the steep altitudes of the fell, the mountains, ’Sylt’ dives into a delicate vast plane of finely tuned sediments that tickle the senses and make you feel alive.

Further programmed on this night is a tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson, which will be the Icelandic premiere of his ‘A wheel slowly rolling out of itself’ he composed for Nordic Affect, works by Estonian composer Helena Tulve and Georg Kári Vilmarsson. Plus improvisations based on field recordings and photographs by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir.

Tickets and info Mengi or on Facebook event page

‘Decades ago the Sugarcubes proved to the rest of the world that Icelandic rock was its own original creation – now Nordic Affect promises to do the same for the country’s new-music community.’ – The Chicago Reader

‘Been listening to Jobina Tinnemans music, it’s a really big discovery to me’John Grant on BBC Radio 6

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PREMIERE MAY 24 – ‘FELL’ AND ‘SYLT’

NEW WORKS ‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’! – with my head in the #mountains and my body in the #sea. The silty softness of ‘Sylt’ #music #premiere by the Nordic Affect #ensemble at Mengi in #reykjavik #iceland on May 24! …so excited to hear it coming to life!… #contemporary #classicalmusic #newmusic #composer #nature #inspiration

TICKETS AND INFO MENGI OR ON FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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NEW WORKS ‘FELL’ AND ‘SYLT’

With my head in the mountains and my body in the sea!

Very much looking forward to hearing my new works ‘Fell’ and Sylt’, for strings and harpsichord, performed by Nordic Affect í Mengi in Reykjavík on May 24th. I’m told it’s “a strange mix of pop, medieval and baroque music.

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posted MAY 10, 2018

NEW WORK ‘FELL’

With my head in the #mountains…

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posted MAY 10, 2018

NEW WORK ‘FELL’

With my head in the #mountains…

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NEW WORK ‘FELL’

With my head in the #mountains…

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NEW WORK ‘FELL’

With my head in the #mountains. New work #FELL. How the friction of tectonic plates, the weather, snow and ice carved out their song for us on the mountain slopes. #iceland #husafell #húsafell #composer #inspiration. PRS Foundation#thecomposersfund international collaborations Nordic Affect í Mengi premiere in Mengi

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This project is kindly supported by the PRSF for Music The Composer’s Fund.

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