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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Title Instrument Year Duration Publisher Recording
NORÐ – Soundscape for Royal Festival Hall 2017 Koda Sound installation
ORKA – Vað 2016 TUTL Studio album
Indre Serpytite – Black Site 2016 Koda Sound installation
Antero Hein & Tony Tran – Schismogenesis 2016 Koda Dance piece
Nina – Hun står i nordenvind 2016 Milik Studio album
Sasha Siem – Bird Burning 2016 Blue Plum Records Studio album
DFC – Operation: Valentine 2015 Koda Theatre piece
HULDA – Huldasound 2015 Tutl Studio album
Døgg – Nón 2015 Tutl Studio album
ORKA – Leipzig 2014 TUTL Studio album
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir – Fantastar 2014 Koda Theatre piece
Barbara í Gongini – SS15 2014 Koda Fashion show
Barbara í Gongini – AW14 2014 Koda Fashion show
Annika Ostwald & Ida Uvaas – Korp Korp 2014 Koda Theatre piece
Hamskifti 2013 Koda Performance
Andras Spang Olsen Trio ? Composition II 2013 Koda Trio
Barbara í Gongini – SS13 2013 Koda Fashion show
Barbara í Gongini – Museum Angewandte Kunst 2013 Koda Sound installation
DFC – Regn 2013 Koda Theatre piece
Allan Tausen – Unknown 2013 Tutl Studio album
Knút H. Eysturstein – On High 2013 Tutl Studio album
Marius Ziska – Recreation 2013 Tutl, Stargazer Records Studio album
ORKA – Føroyar 5.2 2012 Koda Sound installation
ORKA – Live at Trans Musicales 2012 Tutl Live album
Logos Robot Orchestra ? Kontrakt 2012 Koda Orchestra
DFC – Rain 2012 Koda Theatre piece
Koks 2012 Koda Sound installation
ORKA – Óró 2011 TUTL Studio Album
Barbara í Gongini – AW11 2011 Koda Fashion show
Barbara í Gongini – AW11 2011 Koda Short film
Rammatik – Amohr 2011 Koda Short film
Rammatik – Irra 2011 Koda Short film
I Vesterled 2011 Koda Theatre piece
DFC – En rejse udi Færø 2011 Koda Theatre piece
Barbara í Gongini – AW10 2010 Koda Fashion show
Rammatik – Magma 2010 Koda Short film
Eivør Pálsdóttir – Larva 2010 Tutl Studio album
T.O.S. – Til tann, ið oyru hevur 2010 Tutl Studio album
Power Oyster – Instant Classic No. 1: Male Dominance 2009 Tutl Studio album
Rammatik – Memotekið 2009 Koda Short film
Heðin Ziska Davidsen – Barr-In 2009 Koda Sound installation
ORKA – Livandi Oyða 2007 TUTL, Ici d’ailleurs Studio album
Clickhaze – EP 2002 Tutl, Cope EP
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