British audio/visual duo Addictive TV collected samples of musicians from around the world to create a collage of sound for their latest project
This is an orchestra of a different kind; featuring over 200 musicians from 20 countries, Orchestra of Samples is a unique collaboration of international artists spearheaded by DJs Graham Daniel and Mark Vidler, known together as Addictive TV. The duo were touring when they decided to set up impromptu recording sessions to sample local musicians and amass an archive of sound for their audio-visual performances.
Having toured the Orchestra of Samples project last year, they’re due to release the album Orchestra of Samples on June 2. It features a myriad of guests including sitar player Baluji Shrivastav, fiddle player Shona Mooney and Kounta Dieye on kora. Listen to ‘Hangman’ – the second track from the album – featuring hang player Daniel Salorio below.
You can read more about the project in the next issue of Songlines (June 2017 #128, on sale May 12), or watch an overview of the project below.