“Bruno Duplant’s collaborations come in two forms. As a composer, he sends a letter that doubles as a score, and looks forward to hearing what the recipient makes of his missive. As a musician, he is a true drone whisperer, capable of coaxing endless variety from elongated organ chords. That’s exactly what he does to marvelous effect on Synchronicite, playing long tones that swell, loom and fade. Zuydervelt’s contrasting contributions are strikingly animalistic, ranging from throaty purrs to repetitive, cricket-like chirrups. How he made them is not clear, but the effect they have is to open the windows of Duplant’s virtual cathedral and let some wildlife in.”
Bill Meyer, The Wire, May 2022.
This music can smuggle you to a dark park at night or a frosty forest in the morning, providing both comfort and anxiety. You shift to another time zone and bite into the sounds. The sounds you hear, tremble like warm air above cold sand.
It may sound both comforting and ominously dystopian at the same time, but it always holds a mysterious freshness, like traces and echoes of something fleeting and barely noticeable…
Organ by Bruno Duplant
Electronics by Rutger Zuydervelt