Zigzag panoramic sketches

Made myself a few zigzag #sketchbooks for new #panoramicscore #graphicscore works …very pleased! Same technique, new approach #blankpages #panorama #composer #composition #releases #studiolife #composerlife

ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #6

I’ve been commissioned to compose works for choir for Stefhan Caddick’s openings event of the renovated ‘Llwyn Celyn’ house by Landmark Trust, on October 5 and 6. 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 beContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #6”

ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #5

I’ve been commissioned to compose works for choir for Stefhan Caddick’s openings event of the renovated ‘Llwyn Celyn’ house by Landmark Trust, on October 5 and 6. 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 beContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #5”

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 andContinue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES performances”

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 sizeContinue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #6”

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   Somehow I always end up stitching my scores? #workinprogress #panoramicscores#graphicscores #canvas #fabric #inkandbrush on grass #fortprocess #Sept22Continue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #5”

FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #4

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…Continue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #4”

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 40Continue reading “Fort Process – panoramic scores #3”

FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #2

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   I. Cannot. Stop. #scalemodel #panoramicscore #graphicscore #fortprocess #sept22   Somehow I can never find my metal rulers forContinue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #2”

FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #1

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. #bigskies #pastelles #black #silhouettes #panorama #Pembrokeshire. Rugged rocks eating the photo #nature #inspiration #graphicscore#panoramicscore #newmusic work #composer #Sept22 #fortprocess . . .

‘ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS’ #3

I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF COMPOSING 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 NUGGETS TO SHARE THEContinue reading “‘ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS’ #3”

‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars’ #1

Balmy quiet Summer evening. My studio is still very warm from the daytime. The French doors are open. I can hear crickets. I’m working on a choral piece ‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars‘ for Stefhan Caddick and The Landmark Trust. Right now life is good, these are the moments sprinkled with goldContinue reading “‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars’ #1”

Next Panoramic Score piece, Sept 22

I’m extremely thrilled to introduce to you my next gigantic Panoramic Score production. This time situated on an incredible on-location setting at the Fort Process Festival in Newhaven, UK. Photos below show the buildings and structures where I’m going to compose the panoramic scores for. The sheet music will wrap itself through the spaces. The echoingContinue reading “Next Panoramic Score piece, Sept 22”

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’”

How everything is connected – continued

As a follow up to yesterday’s post: in current issue of Cambridge University Tempo magazine, Christopher Fox published an inclusive composer’s profile about my work and how various approaches relate to one another. Read how I’ve been running experiments for over a decade. In this same journal David Kim-Boyle sheds a light on my panoramic scores in hisContinue reading “How everything is connected – continued”

Page Turners and how everything is connected

Here is a blog about one of my current works in progress. Most of my compositions are inter-connected and via sports, crafts and field recordings I’ve entered a sonic universe where all ingredients are formulated to such abstraction it becomes hard to recognise their origins. I thought it might be interesting to take you onContinue reading “Page Turners and how everything is connected”

PRSF The Composers’ Fund Award

I’m very honoured to announce that I’ve received the highly competitive and prestigious PRSF The Composers’ Fund recognition for my work. The award will be used for spending time in my studio working on a release, on continuing the panoramic score compositions and my series of rethinking sheet music. Also included is a new work for the much hailed Nordic Affect ensembleContinue reading “PRSF The Composers’ Fund Award”

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 . .

Folk Stories Native Soundscapes

Earlier this year I was in Helsinki for an M-cult commission about folk stories and their native soundscapes. It’s part of a larger project I’m working on in collaboration with several universities throughout Europe mapping this out per region. Sounds and Stories Live concert was for storytelling and manipulated fieldrecordings, performed by means of preparedContinue reading “Folk Stories Native Soundscapes”

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 . .