ADDICTIVE TV : Orchestra of Samples
Local artists Addictive TV, creators of the installation that was projected on to Walthamstow Town Hall for the Waltham Forest Borough of Culture's opening weekend, bring their global ‘Orchestra of Samples’ project to St John's Music Hall.
In this groundbreaking work, over 200 musicians from 30 countries have been sampled, cut and combined to create new music of extraordinary fusions, crossing multiple styles and cultures.
Eight years in the making, the duo of Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler filmed improvised recording sessions with musicians around the world, then ingeniously sampled and spliced them together to create the whole project. The result is a digital supergroup of international artists who have never met but play together on-screen. A range of unusual localised instruments are documented on the recordings, which were made in Brazil, Egypt, China, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Colombia, across Europe and many other countries including Bhutan in the Himalayas!
Joining them for the night on this musical journey without borders, performing live will be fellow local artists Layil Barr on bass viol, percussionist Khaled Hakim on Persian daf and rapper Lemzi.
Watch this one minute video to find out more about Orchestra of Samples:
“Ingenious and compelling” THE TIMES
“A glimpse into the very essence of music” CULTURED VULTURES
Support on the night comes from singer songwriter Harry Pane.