Poly (and 74 musicians)
The first single & music video from Thylacine’s upcoming electronic and symphonic project, “Thylacine and 74 musicians.”
“Poly is a track I originally composed on the Trans-Siberian Railway, based on a recording of Bulgarian polyphony.
As I didn’t have much equipment with me on the train, it’s constructed from fairly simple elements, including a very synthetic ‘false orchestral arrangement’ made with a small midi keyboard on the train. I’ve already had the opportunity to perform several different versions of it during my concerts, but I’ve always wanted to properly record the string parts with a real orchestra. When the project of doing a concert with a symphony orchestra emerged, it went straight to the top of the list of pieces to reinterpret.
For the video that accompanies it, I wanted to keep the idea of the journey, very present in the Transsiberian album, in its simplest version. Cécile Chabert, who directed the video, wrote a journey that moves between the different protagonists of her symphonic interpretation according to each moment of the track, and the result is a combination of just two similar sequence shots, filmed during the general rehearsal and the live show.” — Thylacine