ABOUT KYPPSCHWINGER: 'Kyppschwinger' is the third track to Kypski’s EP 'Solidary Confinement', which is about being confined in a small space whilst working solidarily together on a musical piece. Meanwhile - the world is in a state of alarm. Every song on the EP has its own music video and was recorded live in one take using Kypski’s unique Syntablism setup. This enables him to communicate with the modular synthesizer by moving the turntable with one hand and repeated crossfader movement with the other.
ABOUT THE VIDEO: I wanted to go a darker route with this song. The turntable is performed more like a Cello; it gives it more of a melancholy feeling. I started talking to Joram van Loenen about how visuals could help the music come to life. Eventually, Joram came up with an idea, a storyboard for four videos. We agreed to have the whole EP be a visual trip through the complicated, anarchistic, the epidemic year 2020. You’ll notice visual references to COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, activism, lockdown, freedom. But also references to objects taken from my personal life, like skateboards.
BIO: Synthesizer + Turntablism = 'Syntablism'.
The art of using a turntable and mixer to create and/or manipulate sound with a modular synthesizer. Kypski's mission is to perfect his technique and introduce this unique musical style to a broader audience. Live sets are improvisational electronic beat excursions, with sounds and music created in the moment - literally 'from scratch'.
Because of this new and distinctive way of performing, Kypski has reinvented his art (and the turntable as his instrument).
The most recent example of this work is his new E.P. 'Solidary Confinement', which expresses the feeling of being confined whilst working together. Prepare to be amazed!