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.
“Orchestra of Samples” is our new performance project, a concept based on sampling recording sessions we filmed with more than 150 musicians around the world, fusing all manner of styles and instruments.
Exploring new forms of collaboration, we’ve spent the last few years filming these improvised recordings sessions in over twenty countries, including percussionists in Brazil, Spain and Tunisia, drummers in Turkey and in Senegal in West Africa, singers in Bhutan, Japan and Mexico, flutists in Egypt, Morocco and Russia and a whole range of instruments in Europe, including the futuristic sounds of the French Baschet instruments and even acoustic drums from Motörhead's original drummer.
We then sampled this unique archive to create new visual music where audiences see the samples, creating a digital supergroup of international artists who never met! Click here to read about all the recording sessions and click on the gallery thumbnails to enlarge the photos. Here's the trailer, featuring clips from a few tracks...
In 2014, Addictive TV began performing Orchestra of Samples, taking the project to France, Spain, Italy, the UK and also Brazil, Russia and Morocco. Events included the Fira Mediterrània world music festival, St Petersburg’s Cross Art Festival at the city’s Erarta Museum and Timitar in Agadir, where they played to a crowd of 80,000! They performed the project at the opening gala event of Spain’s Abycine Film Festival and the closing night of Italy’s Romaeuropa Festival at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Arts. Presentation talks with short performances 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 special 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 above right - 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