Thoughtful Music for Troubled Times… 

▲What?

This site is the home base of Berlin-based composer/pianist tobias tinker, possibly the most fascinating musician you've never heard of... Watch the video below for a brief introduction to my work!
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So, what does 'Thoughtful Music for Troubled Times' sound like?

I’ve struggled for years to come up with a single genre that the various kinds of music I make might all fit into. Having given up on that, TMTT is my way of describing what I do… It comes in a few flavours (with lots of overlap between them):

piano

Improvised journeys, sometimes delicate and spacious, sometimes intense and powerful, always emotional. I've been playing piano for over 40 years... It's my deepest well - my 'mother tongue', as it were...

electronic

Intrigued with the creative possibilities of electronic music since childhood, I tend towards complex, evolving soundscapes as opposed to dancefloor beats. Rich, atmospheric, melodic, captivating...

soundtrack

Combining multi-instrumental performance (piano, flute, trumpet, french horn, percussion, guitar, bass...) with electronic textures, these hybrid pieces range from subtle and serene to elaborate and multi-faceted.

⚑ Who?

I’m tobias tinker, a Canadian-born, Berlin-based composer, pianist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. I make Thoughtful Music for Troubled Times… You can find out more about it, and about me, on this website. More importantly, you can download some of it for free, by signing up for my newsletter…

But this site isn’t just about me, it’s about you, and us, and how we can connect and engage with each other, and what you can expect to hear from me in the future… And that depends on you. I’m hoping the prospect of some free music – 15 tracks worth, and more to come – is worth your time and trust…

While you're here... here are some other ways to connect!

⚈ When?

Now, of course! Let's do this thing!
There’s no better time than right now to take a chance on some new music, especially since I’m not asking you to risk much – I just want you to give me the chance to try to leave you wanting more, and I’m hoping that a free 15-track sampler album might do the trick!
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If the video piqued your curiosity but you want to hear a bit more before you commit,  no problem: here are a few of the full-length tracks for you to check out:
(Rest assured, I will treat your data and your trust as sacred, never selling or sharing it with anyone, and never spamming you with anything unrelated… and of course you can unsubscribe at any time!) 

◢ Why?

  • Because it’s real music, made with artistry, passion, craft, and skills honed over decades of experience. I believe in it, and I want to make more of it; that seems to be what I’m here for…
  • Because I know that it’s moved and fascinated lots of people already (see below), and I have a feeling, if you’ve somehow found your way here, that it will move and fascinate you too!
  • Because I’m an independent, self-produced and self-funded artist who needs your support… and I’m prepared to work hard to earn it, delivering high-quality new music on a regular basis.
  • Because the music industry is broken, and the only way to fix it is to get involved and support artists you love… Be the change you want to hear in the world!

Customer reviews

(real ones, from CD Baby and other retail outlets…)

"How is it that one man can produce work like this and not be more well known? A unique combination of modern sounds and ethnic instrumentation making up a series of incredibly atmospheric pieces... If you want to be transported to another world, this is the place to start..."
"A true journey of music and spirit... Straight away, I was captivated... Tinker masterfully sculpts a journey through self... You can hear the many different influences in his music...It all combines to form a clear picture of serenity and an experience not felt by many in the West today. "
"This isn't just a piano and some drums or even typical relaxing meditation music, but the otherworldly music of the spheres..."

✦ How?

What's that? You're already so intrigued and inspired that you want to know how you can get involved, support and help me create and release more music? (in exchange, of course, for more exclusive tracks and personal connection - and of course boatloads of gratitude!)... I've got you covered! Choose your poison:

The Shop

Just buy it! Direct from the artist! Peruse my catalogue of albums, from the classic Broken Saints soundtrack series, to the Continuum solo piano series, to the soon-to-be-re-released Sound Fascination series, and various other projects and collections.

Crowdfunding

I've got a few projects in the works, including a new solo piano album, Painter/Piano. You can help me get those across the finish line, in exchange for advance purchase and other exclusive rewards! (Spoiler: I'll be trying some vinyl runs soon, if you lean that way ;^)

Subscriptions (coming soon)

Three platforms (Patreon, Artiscto, Bandcamp) that allow me, in exchange for small but regular payments, to provide exclusive content - new tracks, videos, works-in-progress, behind-the-scenes and so on. Each is structured a bit differently, so I've given you the option to choose...

Other platforms (coming soon)

Experimental, future-facing, next-gen platforms including Blockchain-powered, Stream-to-own and other models. Not for everyone, and some of them may fizzle rather than catch fire, but they are intriguing alternatives to traditional streaming...

... And that's it for the front page! I can't believe you made it all the way to the bottom! I feel like you deserve some kind of reward... I know, how about a free bonus track?
Anyway, whether you've signed up for the newsletter (and the 15 free tracks!) or not, I truly appreciate your time and interest. Please feel free to explore the site some more, via the links above or below... Thanks again and have a fascinating day!

P.S. in case you didn’t and are regretting it, but don’t feel like scrolling all the way back up there to find it, here’s the signup form again… 

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