British composer Jenni Pinnock’s music has been described as ‘refreshing’, ‘imaginative’ and ‘tantalizingly beautiful in smoothness and soul’. Quirky time signatures, soaring melodies and moments of quiet stillness can all be found within her music which has received performances both across the UK and around the world. She is passionate about music in all forms, and loves writing for and collaborating with artists and musicians – be they beginners, amateurs or seasoned professionals. Giving performers the artistic freedom to make the music their own is an important element of her work. Nature, science and stories are also key themes in her music.
Jenni studied at Kingston University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Notable recent projects include Cracked Voices (a song cycle and educational project in collaboration with Graham Palmer, funded by the Arts Council and PRSF), Illuminations for the Palace Band, Écoutez for the Bloomsbury Band and the sound design for Deception Island, an immersive installation set inside a replica Antarctic Hut created by Story Machine and Elizabeth Lewis Williams. Other recent projects she has undertaken include Snapshots (a collection of ten standalone musical theatre songs funded by the Arts Council), Six Elinor Wylie settings (a collection of settings of Wylie’s poetry) and Bells for Sirinu (funded by RVW Trust).
Alongside composing, Jenni teaches music and composition to all ages. She is also a mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Music Creator scheme.