Jobina Tinnemans' project Sounds and Stories Live uses prepared knitting needles as instruments to create ambient site-specific compositions.
For the composition, the artist recorded soundscapes from local parks and forests which were post-produced to become 'instruments' of the live performance. In collaboration with singer Ilona Korhonen, a selection of Finnish runo songs was rehearsed. On stage, a ‘knitting orchestra’ of ladies from the community centre generated the score to the songs by knitting colourful fabrics with their prepared needles, each knitter activating a specific sound pattern.
The project was m-cult's special commission for the opening ceremony of the Maunula House on 4.2.2017.
Sounds and Stories Live
Jobina Tinnemans, composition, electronics
Solist, runo singing
Sound and light design
The residency project with Jobina Tinnemans was co-produced by m-cult in January/February 2017, in context of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, supported by the Creative Europe programme.