‘Thys presents Eccentric O’ launches my new label with a four track EP. I’m trying to be more expressive, more intimate, more vulnerable in my music. Besides exploring new technology and new techniques, on this record I’m also exploring the human voice and my personal voice. The four titles connect into a little poem. I’m exploring what kind of music I can make with HollyPlus, an AI trained to sing whatever audio material you feed it with my friend Holly Herndon’s voice. I look into different tuning systems, and different time signatures. I make 160/jungle, but I try to make it feel warm, safe and welcoming. I play piano in my living room, and you hear my phone receiving messages while I play. This is me. This is what I have to give to you.
Amon Tobin asked me some questions for Juno Daily. We discussed the monetary devaluation of recorded music, NFT’s, synth troubadours and “what music is for”. You can find the full interview here, you should read, it’s good!
We won the BUMA Award Best Original Composition Experience for ‘Biomimicry‘! The BUMA Music in Media Awards honours composers and producers in 12 different categories who have proved themselves in the previous year, with their compositions for music usage in the media. Thank you BUMA and the best team: Lavinia Meijer, Ryan McDaniels, Salvador Breed, Iris van Herpen, The National Ballet and Flapper Management.
Together with Reinout Douma I composed ‘ODE’, a commission for the 75th commemoration of Dutch Liberation Day. It was performed by the Noordpool Orchestra, with the beautiful voice of Nai Barghouti, Oene van Geel on viola, Setareh Nafisi on piano and a mixed choir.
Ithaca has finally arrived back home with this beautiful orchestral version of Turning Point. Thank you Noordpool Orkest for the beautiful sounds and thank you SixteenbyNine for the lovely registration video!
This feels like coming home: an official orchestral version of one of the tracks from the ‘Ithaca’ EP. An EP that was written with a lot of orchestral instruments, and with a sound-design/mixdown esthetic that almost has more in common with the dynamic sound of the orchestra than some of my and Amon’s music in other genres that are more focused on drums and impact. The Turning Point recording by Noorpool Orchestra is out today on VISION! You can also watch the beautiful corresponding video on self – titled here.
Mahnoor Kavian has given us a behind the scenes look in her lab in this making-of for the departure video. The making process is so cool to watch! And the result even better
Amon and I just released a new music video by Mahnoor Kavian. She made a beautiful stop motion and glass paint video. Complex mag is hosting the premiere. I’ve been watching it on loop, finding consolation and warmth in this. Hope it does the same for you! xT You can watch the video here.
Iris Van Herpen and Nationaal Ballet commissioned this short movie “Biomimicry”. Ryan McDaniels directed it, and I composed the music with some help from Salvador Breed and a harp part by the lovely Lavinia Meijer. Thanks to all involved, I’m so proud of this amazing team and this result! Credits: Director: Ryan McDanielsMovement Director: Juanjo Arqués Dancer: JingJing Mao Music: Thijs de Vlieger | Lavinia Meijer Sound Consultancy: Salvador Breed Art Direction: Ryan McDaniels Casting: Tobias Heinrichs Hair: Daan Kneppers | NCL Representation Make-Up: Suzanne Verberk | NCL RepresentationProduction: Ryan McDaniels | Tobias Heinrichs | Valentine Bouquet | Anu Viheriäranta
Happy with the coverage for my new EP ‘Ithaca’ with Amon Tobin. You can find all full articles below: EARMILK | Amon Tobin and Thys give nature its props on ‘Departure’ [VIDEO] COMPLEX: PREMIERE | Amon Tobin Partners with Dutch Composer Thys to Share ‘Departure’ Visuals BASSRUSH: INTERVIEW | Thys Breaks Down His New Ithaca EP With Amon Tobin SELF-TITLED: INTERVIEW | Thys & Amon Tobin Explain Their Experimental New EP CLASH | Thys, Amon Tobin Share Highly Textured Joint Track ‘Turning Point’ THIS SONG IS SICK | Thys of Noisia & Amon Tobin Create Expansive & Profound Sonic Journey in New ‘Ithaca’ EP MAGNETIC MAGAZINE | EP REVIEW: AMON TOBIN & THYS – ITHACA DUBIKS | Amon Tobin & Thys Announce ‘Ithaca’ EP, Listen to ‘Departure’ ELECTRIC BOUNCE | AMON TOBIN & NOISIA’S THYS ANNOUNCE EP & RELEASE ‘DEPARTURE’ YOUREDM | Amon Tobin & Noisia’s Thys Announce EP & Release ‘Departure’ WOLOLO SOUND | THYS Y AMON TOBIN LANZAN SU EP CONJUNTO ‘ITHACA’