tena palmer holy heart of me
tena palmer & T.I.N.T. is: Tena Palmer, Hilmar Jensson and Matthias Hemstock.
Tena Palmer is an award winning singer songwriter whose recordings range from modern jazz improv & Celtic music, to experimental, original roots and contemporary chamber jazz /pop styles.
“Palmer soars where angels fear to sing". – Mark Miller - The Toronto Globe and Mail
“the most creative vocalist in Canadian free improvisation” - Stuart Broomer Toronto Life Magazine
Guitarist, Hilmar Jensson has performed in 35 countries with his trio "TYFT", Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, Trevor Dunn's MadLove, Mogil, Outhouse, BMX and others.
Hilmar has recorded and/or performed with John Zorn, Tim Berne, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrisson, Trevor Dunn, Herb Robertson, Eyvind Kang, Marc Ducret Cuong Vu, Wadada Leo Smith, Arve Henriksen, Per Jörgensen, Anders Jormin and many others.
Matthias Hemstock is a specialist in electronic/ experimental music with drum set replaced by more abstract percussion sounds (amplified stones & sand and heavily processed sounds from cymbals and other traditional percussion instruments.) He has played with most leading Icelandic improvising musicians and frequently collaborates with European and American musicians including violist, Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell), NYC reed player, Andrew D´Angelo, bassist, Skuli Sverrisson (Laurie Anderson), Palmer and Jensson.
Matthias tours the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Japan. with Icelandic composer and keyboard player Johann Johannsson & various string quartets.
Tena Palmer – voice / compositions
Hilmar Jensson – guitars / electronics
Matthias Hemstock – percussion / electronics
Valdimar Kolbeinsson/ – el. bass
Johannes Asmundsson – el. bass Roland Bourgeois - cornet
Kjartan Valdemarsson – concertina
Omar Gudjonsson - tuba
Thora Greta Thorisdottir - harmony vocals Erin Donovan – bowed vibraphone
Tatu Kantomaa - accordion
Recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland by Matthias Hemstock at KYNJAHLJÓMAR
(kynja has a double meaning: gender/weird and hljómar means sound).
Additional recording, mixed and mastered by John D. S. Adams. at Stonehouse Sound, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cover art by Magnus Helgason