Orchestra of Samples
Click on the link for the project's own site, it includes much more than here, with a full blog of all recording sessions, live shows and more (for info, we no longer update this blog here).

Orchestra of Samples is our live project and album based on sampling recording sessions we’ve spent many years filming with hundreds of musicians worldwide improvising on all manner of instruments, splicing them together to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met.
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  Wang Chung   Henry Dagg   Lætitia Sadier   The Beatbox Collective   Inner Vision Orchestra   Baluji Shrivastav   Bruno Zamborlin   Hamilton Yarns   Alistair Anderson   Shona Mooney   Matt Seattle   Callum Younger   Amy Leach   Rachel Cross   Brian Martin   Kuljit Bhamra   Bongosan   My Real Name Is Starship   Chris Birkett   


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Canal 93 recording session #4
CHRISTOPHE ROSENBERG: Christophe is the Mediatech and New Technologies Coordinator at the Cité de la Musique - the group of institutions dedicated to music and situated in La Villette in Paris.  Himself a fantastic sax and flute player and a great connoisseur of world music, his flexible and versatile style has lead him to create film soundtracks and of course collaborate with an incredible range of different musicians, artists and poets.  His current collaboration is with Japanese Koto player Etsuko Chida.

ETSUKO CHIDA:  Yes! Finally we get to record a Koto, the beautiful long Japanese zither instrument!  It was wonderful to record Etsuko Chida from Sapporo, who starting playing aged 5 - following the rigorous teachings of three of the greatest Koto players from Japan's Yamada School of Music.  During the 18th century the school added narrative singing to it's Koto playing style, privileging the use of the instrument in traditional Japanese music rather than the Shamisen 3-stringed lute, which was dominant at the time. Etsuko has performed in Japan and across Europe and in 2002 released Chants Courtois, an album of traditional Japanese songs.
JOHN MATTHEWS: An American in Paris and a lover of bluegrass country music, John plays fiddle and banjo with the band The Old Timey Messenger.  Playing mostly in the French capital, often with other Paris-based artist friends, including Brad Scott and Stephen Harrison (who we co-incidentally recorded in a previous session!). His band are known for performing extremely long sets, as they once did at a festival in Ireland for 7 hours!
BRAD SCOTT:  Long-time collaborator with well-known French singer-songwriter Arthur H, the pair, in the late 1980’s, put together a show for a three night booking in a small Paris venue, which turned into a residency and cemented their reputation for presenting shows blending humour and music.  Brad's worked on many of Arthur H’s albums including the Adieu Tristessse and Pour Madame X, and has worked with artists including Bashung and Jacques Higelin.  He recently started his own project The Serge Gainsbourg Experience, taking an energetic ride through Gainsbourg’s repertoire - more here and here. For our recording session, he played the rather uncommon and amazing Resonator Ukulele!

MOULOUD CHOUTRI: Mouloud Choutri is the recording engineer at Canal 93, the Paris venue in the suburb of Bobigny who are a partner in this project.  Mouloud is also a keen bass player and has collaborated with many musicians, including Modou Gaye, the son of the great Senegalise Sufi Master!  Having recorded so many other artists for Orchestra of Samples, Mouloud just had to pick up the bass and join the project himself!