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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