We've been working with animation studio 12foot6 on their project Get Well Soon. It's a series of gloriously injurious animated shorts which we're musically (and visually) stitching together to become one whole peice.
Click on the link for the project's own www.orchestraofsamples.com site, it includes full blog with all recording sessions with musicians, live shows and more. For info, we no longer update this blog you're reading...
Orchestra of Samples is our live project and album based on sampling recording sessions we’ve filmed with over 200 hundred musicians around the world, splicing them together to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together.
Exploring a new form of collaboration, we’ve spent years filming improvised recordings sessions with artists playing all manner of instruments around the world. As well as drummers, guitarists, violinists, flutists and others, we filmed singers in Bhutan, musicians playing bagpipes made from whole goats, the futuristic sounds of the French Baschet instruments, Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, Motörhead original drummer Lucas Fox and Björk collaborator Henry Dagg - recording his Sharpsichord that he performed with on her Biophilia project.
We've taken the project to France, Spain, Italy, around the UK and also Brazil, Colombia, Russia and Morocco. Events have included WOMAD world music festival, St Petersburg’s Cross Art Festival at the city’s Erarta Museum, Timitar in Agadir,Romaeuropa Festival at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, CenArt in Mexico City, London's Royal College of Art and Glasgow's famous Celtic Connections festival. Talks were also hosted by the Quai Branly Museum of World Cultures in Paris and the Apple Store in both London and in Paris.
"A glimpse into the very essence of music… Addictive TV have hit upon something very spcial with Orchestra of Samples”CULTURED VULTURES
"Ingenious and compelling”THE TIMES
“The show celebrates cultural commonalities in all their polysyllabic richness: otherwise wildly disparate sources interact with and complement one another in enthrallingly unexpected ways” THE QUIETUS
“Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live show” THE HUFFINGTON POST
"When faced with such a conceptual performance, many would wonder about the execution – and it was flawless ...a booming and clapping success" THE WEEKID
With major thanks to animators Fu at Dog & Rabbit and Stuart Fortune, producer Francoise Lamy, all the participating artists and all the partners - we couldn't have done it without you all !
Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK (November 2013) – Digital Weekender festival
Canal 93, Bobigny, France (December 2013)
Le Cube, Paris, France (January 2014)
Centoe Quatro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (February 2014)
Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France (March 2014)
Le Hangar, Ivry, France (April 2014)
Rich Mix, London, UK (May 2014) - Looking Outside my Window
Erarta Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (May 2014) - Cross Art Festival
Greenpeace Climax Dome, Glastonbury, UK (June 2014) – Glastonbury Festival