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.
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
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!
Director: Ryan McDaniels
Movement 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 Representation
Production: Ryan McDaniels | Tobias Heinrichs | Valentine Bouquet | Anu Viheriäranta
Happy with the coverage for my new EP ‘Ithaca’ with Amon Tobin.
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Out now! My new record “Ithaca” with my pal Amon Tobin. Ithaca is a 20 year voyage in 20 minutes of music, it’s an exploration of melody, synthesised sound, and vocal and orchestral textures. We’re offering vinyl, artwork poster and digital lossless audio besides the usual streaming options, on bandcamp and on the VISION webstore. The amazing artwork is by Karol Khomatech with art direction from Nik Roos. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, and I hope you all enjoy the record! xT