Jens L. Thomsen

Jens L. Thomsen

London, England

Jens L. Thomsen (BA, MSc) is the founder and leader of the experimental and innovative Faroese band ORKA known for their self-built  instruments and unique sound.

Jens has composed music for theatre, e.g. Det Færøsche Compagnie, as well as soundtracks for various award-winning short films by Rammatik and Heiðrik á Heygum. He has also composed and performed music for runway shows by fashion designer Barbara í Gongini and created sound installations for e.g. the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Besides having toured all over the world with a number of artists, Jens is credited on more than 100 album releases including releases by ORKAEivør, Hanus G. Johansen, Martha Wainwright, Sasha Siem and Travis.

Jens was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2009 and 2016. Jens has been awarded 1st prize on collaborative works at Stockholm Fringe, Liet International, and Prix Føroyar, and received the Student Achievement Award at University of West London.

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