Colin Benders


among others. His debut album The Hermit Sessions, in which he played all the parts, was released in 2009. He went on tour with Kyteman's HipHop Orchestra. The orchestra's name was later changed to The Kyteman Orchestra, which was also the name of his second album. Benders and his orchestra played several times at the Oerol festival, North Sea Jazz, Lowlands and Pinkpop. The orchestra won the 2009 Buma Cultuur Pop Award. Benders has played and toured with Relax, Krezip, Voicst, Wouter Hamel, C-mon & Kypski and Sting, among others. He released the album Kytecrash with Eric Vloeimans in 2011. In 2014 he opened Kytopia, in the former Tivoli building in Utrecht. Since then he has been his own name and has worked from this studio, which he shares with like-minded people, on a new oeuvre centred on the modular synthesiser. His website streams long nocturnal jam sessions. He has performed at various dance festivals, together with T. Raumschmiere among others. Currently he is working on his Electro Symphonic Orchestra, an orchestra consisting solely of synthesisers, with which he will perform at the Holland Festival Proms for the first time.