Nordic Affect ensemble Iceland

I’m very happy to introduce you to my new works ‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’ 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. This project is kindly supported by the good people of the PRS for Music Foundation. All info below.

The programme for the evening is fab, with a special tribute to Jóhan Jóhansson, who left us far too soon in person, yet his music is here to stay.

Fell, Sylt - artwork - JobinaTinnemans.. copy

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


Jobina Tinnemans is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Composers’ Fund




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