L(oo)ping is a story that began with great trepidation and an initial polite refusal and may
have never have been told. Even for Rone, who’s used to making bold moves, the orchestra
had always seemed a step too far.
‘Motion’ laid the groundwork for L(oo)ping, a journey in which Romain Allender (who
worked The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and The Shape of Water by Guillermo
del Toro amongst others) acted as a creative translator for Rone. Leafing through Rone’s
repertoire he selected the tracks that would better lend themselves for symphonic
The eleven pieces chosen each mark a different stage in Rone’s trajectory, from one of his
first-ever productions, ‘Bora’, born in a studio flat in Paris in 2008 when he was still a
student, all the way to the soundtrack composed for the 2022 short-film, ‘Ghosts’, written by
Spike Jonze, directed and performed by (LA)HORDE. L(oo)ping isn’t just an orchestral retelling of Rone’s work, however. New life has been breathed into the music through
Allender’s arrangements as well as Rone’s own interaction with the Orchestre National de
Lyon and conductor Dirk Brossé.
There’s a rich dramaturgy to the music, but not once does the acoustic trample on the
electronic nor vice-versa. Rather, L(oo)ping manages to achieve an elegant and playful tightrope balance between both voices that keeps listeners hooked on suspense and surprise.