Jobina Tinnemans is the South Iceland Chamber Choir's current Composer in Residence as part of the Moving Classics project, which is partially funded by Creative Europe. Her commissioned piece for the choir will be premiered at Cycle Music and Art Festival in Kopavogur, Iceland in October 2016.
Tinnemans is a contemporary composer working in crossover disciplines of electronics, classical music and contemporary art. She incorporates analogue and digital, lo-fi and high-end techniques as well as non-musicians and ancient crafts. All possible ways to express the sounds she hears in nature, from the smallest micro-texture of rustling grasses to the dramatic sounds of the weather.
Page turning, knitters, hedge trimmers, kung fu and Shakespeare all have featured in her compositions. She was selected out of more than 600 submissions to compose contemporary classical composition with electronics for the 2013 edition of the MATA festival in New York, founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky and Lisa Bielawa, resulting in the innovative piece Killing Time. Jobina’s highly acclaimed piece ‘Shakespeare and Hedgeshear’, involving two table tennis teams and hedge trimmers, was selected to represent the British section of the ISCM World Music Days 2014 in Poland. Her newest triptych of pieces Turner Piece/ Apartment House/ Metro , commissioned by Sound And Music for the Apartment House ensemble, ingeniously feature the sound of the paper scores being turned as an integral part of the music, adding to and enriching the sounds of classical instruments and electronics.
BLATNOVA, Jobina’s electronic indie music alter ego, has taken her on tours of disused municipal buildings and abandoned office blocks across Europe – the post-modern cavernous spaces of her chosen locations perfectly mirroring the haunting qualities of her voice and music. Space and place are very important recurring themes throughout Tinnemans’ work and these experiences increasingly echo back in her contemporary classical compositions..
Jobina has worked with some of the most highly regarded innovators and institutions in music, radio and research; her independent radio productions and music have been broadcast by the likes of the BBC and ABC. She was invited to join former employees from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop together with a group of contemporary musicians and producers to curate a new exhibition celebrating the work of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram at the Science Museum in London ‘Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music’..