Thys (Thijs de Vlieger, 1982) is a composer, performing musician, and producer from Groningen, The Netherlands. He has initiated and composed music for interdisciplinary performances and written for various ensembles of musicians.
Besides his solo work, De Vlieger is a member of the critically acclaimed electronic music production trio Noisia, with whom he also scored for major game titles.
Thys | Noisia | Production | Label | Education
BUMA Award Biomimicry
BUMA Award Best Original Composition Experience
Commission for the 75th commemoration of Dutch Liberation Day
Orchestral version of Ithaca’s Turning Point. Performed by Noordpool Orchestra
EP with Amon Tobin
Music composition with Lavinia Meijer for shortfilm Iris van Herpen & The Dutch National Ballet
Charlatan’ – Single by Thys & Two Fingers
Get Me Some (Remixed)
Thys remix of TOKiMONSTA’s ‘Get Me Some’
Berry Patch: Blended
Machinedrum & Holly – Goji (Thys remix)
Drum programming, sound design and mixing for Michel van der Aa’s album ‘Time Falling’
‘Gouden Viooltje’ award
Classical music award from the North Netherlands Orchestra
Commission by NNO
Commission by North Netherlands Orchestra to compose a piece for orchestra, solo cello, and synthesizers, to be performed in February 2020.
Debut Solo album
Music From Sleeping Beauty Dreams: a studio version of the music from the contemporary dance performance “Sleeping Beauty Dreams”
Sound design, drum programming and mixing for Michel van der Aa’s interactive VR installation “Eight”.
Studio recording, and live audiovisual performance of a piece for string quartet and electronics. Crowdfunded.
Tunnel of Love
Music for a multimedia surround installation in New York’s Museum of Sex by Dutch artist/designer Bart Hess.
De Toren van Babel
A score for a short theatre and dance performance by Dijanne Italianer on location in a repurposed water tower for Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival.
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Electronic score for a mixed media (video, live generated graphics, live motion tracking) dance performance featuring renowned prima ballerina Diana Vishneva as principal soloist and 3D models by Bjork collaborator Tobias Gremmler. Shows in New York City and St Petersburg’s Marinsky Theatre, and many more.
Tetris, Mon Amour
An electronic score for three live percussionists in an interdisciplinary dance and live music performance by Club Guy & Roni. Performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Israel. Score released in an edited studio version with one track accompanied by a music video by Lex Vesseur.
Release of Noisia album “Outer Edges” and touring the accompanying interdisciplinary performance.
An electronic/acoustic score for three live musicians in an interdisciplinary dance/live music/theatre performance by renowned contemporary dance ensemble Club Guy & Roni. Toured The Netherlands, Belgium and France, and music festivals such as Lowlands.
NNO in the Club
Two collaborative projects with symphony orchestra NNO: scoring for a wind quintet (without electronics) and composing for a live string quartet with electronic music.
Member of critically acclaimed electronic music production trio Noisia.
Released two artist albums: Split The Atom and Outer Edges, and countless EP’s and singles.
Remixes for The Prodigy, Amon Tobin, Katy Perry, Skrillex, deadmau5, Pendulum, Robbie Williams, and many more.
Played major festivals all around the world: Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Stereosonic Australia, and every relevant music festival in EU: Glastonbury, Sonar, Lowlands, Exit, etc.
Wrote scores for major game titles DmC Devil May Cry, and Motorstorm: Apocalypse.
Pop production and writing for Kraantje Pappie (platinum record), Korn, Alexis Jordan, Bridget Kelly, Mija, Hadouken, and Tasha Baxter.
2005-Now Musical (co-)director for Noisia owned record labels Vision and Division.
Born Groningen, 2 juni 1982
1994 – 2001 Praedinius Gymnasium
2001 – 2006 RUG University, Faculty of Philosophy