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.” . Jobina Tinnemans isContinue reading “New works ‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’”

Sjórinn Shanty for Choir

I do love making artwork for my #music if I get the chance. #sjórinn #shantyfor #choir with a #seafarers #seashanty work rhythm. #reykjavik #hull#composer #composition #storytelling #faded #ink #stamps and #scribbly #fonts . .

Listen to Imagiro Largo music here

. Rugged wild landscapes with their hills and mountains read like music to me. The Icelandic use the work ‘fjallasyn’ to describe a distant view, especially in clear weather and from a point where you can see a big part of a highland area – a panorama with many peaks. There are two IMAGIRO worksContinue reading “Listen to Imagiro Largo music here”

Watch IMAGIRO LANDMANNALAUGAR here

I’m extremely proud to present this video to you – thank you Ensemble Synaesthesis for the spellbinding performance! Rugged wild landscapes with their hills and mountains read like music to me. The Icelandic use the work ‘fjallasyn’ to describe a distant view, especially in clear weather and from a point where you can see aContinue reading “Watch IMAGIRO LANDMANNALAUGAR here”

IMAGIRO premieres were sensational!

 . Happy about how #IMAGIRO ‘Largo’ and ‘Landmannalaugar’ worked out. If I get the chance will be writing more in this line. It has been such a physical, intuitive and ungiving mathematical process, a very interesting challenge to match these contrasting qualities. Thank you so much for commissioning Egidija Medeksaite, the Lithuanian Composers Union and Sound and Music and Contemporary Music EnsembleContinue reading “IMAGIRO premieres were sensational!”

IMAGIRO premiering tomorrow

Hear hear! 7pm August 14 in the Black Hall of the Printing House in Vilnius. . Trying out the panoramic score in Vilnius Library during rehearsal. #IMAGIRO .  

IMAGIRO #4 ink and brush

The next stage…. First test of #panoramicscore #graphicscore. I need a bigger brush. Another few metres to go #IMAGIRO @soundandmusic #DARresidency #newmusic pic.twitter.com/ekRqSfrcgD — jobinatinnemans (@jobinatinnemans) August 6, 2017 ..

IMAGIRO #3 stages of development

‘IMAGIRO’ is a composition for ensemble and panoramic score, unfolding its music from a single landscape size movement into a sound sculpture like origami, whilst pacing the musicians through the concert space in a slow-motion ceremonial choreography of imaginary Olympian sprinters. For those interested, let me talk you through the many various stages of creating this work. I guessContinue reading “IMAGIRO #3 stages of development”

IMAGIRO #2 painting

I have been looking forward to painting my graphic landscape #panoramicscore for months! This is the first sketch, still a bit blocky. #IMAGIRO will be premiered by Ensemble Synaesthesis in Vilnius, Lithuania, on August 14. Commissioned for the DAR Residency, in collaboration with AiR Krems and Sound And Music. . .

‘IMAGIRO’ #1 doing the maths

Full of beans finishing my new piece #IMAGIRO. A #panoramicscore! So excited and full of wonder how this is going work visually. Unfolding music and players through the concert space in a time-lapse rally. In theory it works really simple… #brainworkout #Vilnius #premiere14aug #ensembleSynaesthesis . .

DAR Lithuania commission

Rugged wild landscapes with their hills and mountains read like music to me. The Icelandic use the work ‘fjallasyn’ to describe a distant view, especially in clear weather and from a point where you can see a big part of a highland area – a panorama with many peaks.  Last year I spent quite someContinue reading “DAR Lithuania commission”

Performing at John Grant’s music festival Hull’17

Very delighted to announce I’ll be performing solo at a very special event, organised for the arts festivities around Hull UK City of Culture ’17. John Grant’s Atlantic Flux: Sounds from the Smoky Bay is a 4-day music festival and I’ll be playing on April 29th. More details to follow.

Á – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #5

Next week Saturday, Cycle Festival, Iceland will feature a performance of a collection of six new works of mine titled ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’. The South Iceland Chamber Choir will be singing alongside their own echoes diffused over multiple speakers and their filmed counterparts in various fictional landscapes. These echoes navigate through space, history and fiction. Ááááááááá It beginsContinue reading “Á – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #5”

Djúpalónsdóttir & Hellnarsson – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #3

Cycle Festival, Iceland will feature a concert of six new works of mine bundled in the title ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’. The South Iceland Chamber Choir will be singing alongside their own echoes diffused over multiple speakers as if you’re standing in various fictional landscapes. These echoes navigate through space, history and fiction. The initial concept for thisContinue reading “Djúpalónsdóttir & Hellnarsson – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #3”

Iceland R&D visit January

MOVING CLASSICS COMMISSION FOR KAMMERKÓR SUÐURLANDS Day 1 – Tuesday 26.01.2016 MEETING HILMAR, BJÖRG AND THORUNN Arrived late afternoon in Reykjavik BSI station by plane and then coach, about 16:15, to be picked up by my fabulous hosts Hilmar Örn Agnarsson and Björg Þórhallsdóttir by car to bring me to my AirBnB stay at Fossegata 11. It’s a wonderful apartmentContinue reading “Iceland R&D visit January”