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 100 musicians around the world, fusing all manner of styles and instruments.
Wanting to explore new forms of collaboration, we’ve spent the last few years filming these improvised recordings sessions with musicians 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 in Mexico, flutists in Egypt and in Israel 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, to create a kind of virtual international supergroup of artists who never met, but where the audiences see the samples. Click here to go to the blog and read about all the recording sessions and click on any of the thumbnails in the galleries to open the photos.
Here's the trailer, featuring clips from a few tracks...
With major thanks to animator Stuart Fortune, producer Francoise Lamy, all the participating artists and all the partners below - we couldn't have done it without you all !