Tintin Patrone is a German-Filipino composer and sound-artist based in Hamburg, Germany. Her minimal sound work and long duration performances are essentially shaped by her studies in microtonality and music making animals like the chanting huskies from Yukon Territory, Canada or the Thai Elephant Orchestra from Northern Thailand. Her debut solo album called ‘Oswald Wiener Dog' focus on tuning, intonation and harmonic modulation. The work moves gradually through a series of long, sustained tones played by trombone and various modulation devices.

yellow dog blues (since 2017)

music and video project


studies on the emotional impact of music mainly concerned with the principled relationship between form and function in evolved animal signals. The songs and improvisational pieces rely on the perceptual effects of controlled tones to re- calibrate the listener’s relationship to natural sound.



The parallel project "SURUS” is especially based on studies of elephant communication and their grieving and mourning rituals and is named after the legendary war elephant from Hannibal's army. Believed to be the last of the 37 war elephants to survive the crossing of the Alps during Hannibal's war campaign, Surus eventually became the animal Hannibal rode into battle.


Elephants produce an own version of seductive bass tones, an infrasound rumble, often too low for the human ear to hear. It allows the animals to communicate over distances of up to six miles. The low-pitched elephant calls, on a frequency range below 20Hz, may seem to have little in common with human singing, but researchers have confirmed that both are produced in exactly the same way. From powerful roars to low-frequency rumbles, elephants use a variety of vocalizations to communicate. Their sounds and signals are essential cues for the survival of an elephant family.


All pieces from "SURUS” are mainly composed/conceptualized for up to 4 subwoofers and will therefore not function properly on headphones or laptop speakers


© Christina Köhler 2018