Thanks to everyone who attended the premiere of Cracked Objects and the second performance of Cracked Voices last Thursday (28th Sept) at Royston Methodist Church! For more pictures see the Cracked Voices blog.
On Tuesday 18th September Jenni’s piece ‘The blessing of the road-born child’ was workshopped as part of a BASCA workshop with the BBC Singers. Thanks to BASCA for choosing the piece to be one of six workshopped. Thanks also to the wonderful BBC Singers for bringing the music (alongside that of the other composers involved)… Read more
We’re delighted to announce that the rescheduled performance of Cracked Voices (including the premiere of Cracked Objects) will be on Thursday 27th September 2018 at 7.30pm at Royston Methodist Church, Royston. The performance will now take place as part of Royston Arts Festival, and all money raised will still go to the MindEd Trust. If… Read more
Two of my pieces – Allegretto (solo piano) and Quintago (piano duet) will be performed in this year’s Piano Project 2018 concert in association with EPTA Essex and Colchester New Music. This unique concert (and project!) is an important one as students premiere new contemporary piano pieces from beginners up to about grade 5 in… Read more
On 12th October 2018, Jenni will be performing a selection of her works at Reflections on Nature: An evening with composer Jenni Pinnock. The evening forms part of the Chapel Arts Season 2018, where performers take to the unique venue of of the Chapel on the Bridge in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. Jenni will be performing… Read more
Do writers write from beginning to end, or do they create their work in bits here and there before stringing it all together? Composing wise, I definitely tend to be the latter. You have to go where the inspiration takes you. Sometimes that can be the climatic point of the piece, sometimes a snippet of… Read more
The premiere of Cracked Voices took place on Saturday 10th March. Thanks to the performers Miles Horner, Donna Lennard, Sue Pettitt and Ralph Woodward for bringing our song cycle to life! For a more detailed write up please head to the Cracked Voices post.
For the past year, Jenni has been working in collaboration with writer Graham Palmer on the new song cycle Cracked Voices. Based on original research, Cracked Voices explores forgotten characters and folklore from South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire. The premiere of the hour long is being held on Saturday 10th March at the Music Recital… Read more
I’m delighted to announce that my carol Christmas Bells, a setting of the text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow features on a new album released by Prima Facie Records entitled ‘The Silver Stars at Play’. The album is a collection of contemporary carols, all world premiere recordings, and nearly all written by living composers. They are… Read more
The text is written. The dots are on the page. The rehearsals all completed, the performers walk on stage.. As Cracked Voices has progressed, Graham and I have shared snippets of our processes with you. From the beginnings of Graham’s research into a piece from me musing on inspiration and scales, we’ve given you an… Read more