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Addictive TV: Orchestra of Samples
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm£9 – £12
St John’s Music Hall and Lake of Stars have joined forces to present Addictive TV, with their groundbreaking global ‘Orchestra of Samples’ project. Featuring over 200 musicians from 30 countries who have been sampled, cut and combined to create new music of extraordinary fusions, crossing multiple styles and cultures.
Eight years in the making, ‘Orchestra of Samples’ features top musicians in their field and documents a range of unusual localised instruments on recordings made in Brazil, Egypt, China, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Colombia and many other countries including Bhutan in the Himalayas! The duo behind it, 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 super-group of international artists who never met but play together on-screen.
Joining them live for the night will be Layil Barr on bass viol, percussionist Khaled Hakim on Persian daf and rapper Lemzi.
“Ingenious and compelling” THE TIMES