‘Turning Point’ performed by Thys & Noordpool Orchestra

Release by Thys and Noordpool Orchestra
Orchestral version of ‘Turning Point’, taken from the Ithaca EP
Release date: February 5th, 2021 on VISION.

“This feels like coming home: an 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.

Reinout Douma and I have been discussing how to mix orchestra and electronics for years now, kind of unsatisfied with most attempts we’ve heard and seen: in most cases the orchestra and electronics were disconnected, or one of the elements would completely lose out versus the other. It was a matter of time before we tried to record something together with the Noordpool Orchestra, of which he’s the founder, artistic director and conductor.

We chose ‘Turning Point’ because the original gave us some wide open doors to bring the orchestra in, as well as some nice space to explore textures the orchestra could add to the original. I think the outcome speaks for itself!” – Thys

Arrangement by Erwin Hoorweg, Reinout Douma and Thijs de Vlieger
Recorded in Grand Theatre Groningen by Michiel Hoogenboezem
Original by Thys, Amon Tobin and Sleepnet
Mixed and mastered by Thijs de Vlieger
Video produced by http://sixteenbynine.nl​
Camera: Bert Alberts
Edit: Mathijs Olthoff