Jorrit Tamminga studied Music and Technology at HKU
and took his Sonology Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Tamminga teaches sound design and sound synthesis at
HKU Music and Technology and composition at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. He
is also a guest teacher of electronic music at the Royal Conservatoire of
Antwerp. In addition, he gives various masterclasses and summer courses in electronic
music composition and live electronics.
Jorrit is researching how sound can be described in
words and how these words can be linked to audio descriptors. Using existing
libraries in combination with software he has written himself, he is searching
for links between different description domains.
Tamminga composes music for various instruments and ensembles, often in combination with electronics. He also makes music theatre productions, often in combination with film and live electronics.
As an improvising musician, he regularly performs with various musicians, playing live electronics.
Jorrit programmes live electronics for composers,
music theatre performances, orchestras and ensembles.
What he has experienced in his work is reflected in
his lessons in the form of projects, working groups and assignments. He uses
sound description in his own composition process, as well as in consultation
with other composers and artists. In group lessons, Tamminga and his colleagues
investigate sound description in the various areas of music technology, such as
music production and sound design.
Jorrit operates in the classical and new music scenes
in the Netherlands and Belgium, where he works as a composer and music
technologist and sits on a number of boards.
His publications are mainly in the form of compositions, performances, film music and code.
live electronics, sound synthesis, music theatre, algorithmic composition, spectralism, audio analysis and machine listening