Each month Rhythm Passport dips into the fascinating blog of ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV and their global music project Orchestra of Samples

Their acclaimed live AV show is a unique musical journey without borders, connecting cultures and bringing musicians and instruments together from around the world through sampling recording sessions with hundreds of musicians. For over a decade the group have filmed more than 300 performing artists in 30 countries, including in Senegal, Kazakhstan, China, Indonesia, Colombia, Brazil, India and many more, ingeniously sampling and splicing the samples together to create new music of extraordinary fusions.

We filmed musicians improvising on all manner of instruments” explains creative director Graham Daniels, “then, like a huge jigsaw puzzle, we look for samples that fit together, taking the instruments to a new musical space”.

Described by Cerys Matthews as “beautiful stuff, and a rather fascinating project” on her BBC 6 Music radio show, Orchestra of Samples has been called “ingenious and compelling” by The Times and “a glimpse into the very essence of music” by Cultured Vultures. This 60 second video explains it all!

Read our interview with Graham HERE

You can also follow them and see/listen to the releases from the project on links below.
Orchestra of Samples Website
Bandcamp
- Spotify
YouTube
- Soundcloud
- Facebook
Instagram

Featured Posts

Orchestra of Samples: <br>Florin Iordan (Romania)</br>

Orchestra of Samples:
Florin Iordan (Romania)

Each month we dip into the fascinating blog of ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV and their global music project Orchestra of Samples. Recording and sampling musicians around the world, creating extraordinary new music, this post is from one of the very first recording sessions, in a snowy Bucharest. FREEZING BUCHAREST, ROMANIA...
Orchestra of Samples: <br>Ahmed Bijdiguen (Morocco)</br>

Orchestra of Samples:
Ahmed Bijdiguen (Morocco)

Each month we dip into the fascinating blog of ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV and their global music project Orchestra of Samples. Recording and sampling musicians around the world, creating extraordinary new music, this post is from a session in the southern Moroccan desert with ribab player Ahmed Bijdiguen. RECORDING RIBAB...
Orchestra of Samples: <br>Nur Handayani (Indonesia)</br>

Orchestra of Samples:
Nur Handayani (Indonesia)

Each month we dip into the fascinating blog of ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV and their global music project Orchestra of Samples. Recording and sampling musicians around the world, creating extraordinary new music, this post takes us to Indonesia recording with traditional singer Nur Handayani. RECORDING IN SURAKARTA, INDONESIA This month...
Orchestra of Samples: <br>U Rajesh (India)</br>

Orchestra of Samples:
U Rajesh (India)

Each month we dip into the fascinating blog of ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV and their global music project Orchestra of Samples. Recording and sampling musicians around the world, creating extraordinary new music, this post takes us to India in early 2022 recording with mandolin superstar U Rajesh.  MANDOLIN IN SOUTHERN...