Orchestra of Samples
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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   


  Lamine Sow   Mohamed Beldjoudi   Theo Hakola   Cyril Atef   Lucas Fox   Milk Coffee and Sugar   Baschet Brothers   Francesco Russo   Catherine Brisset   Christophe Rosenberg   Etsuko Chida   Ommm   Sarah Olivier   Stephen Harrison   Alejandro de Valera   D de Kabal   Djeli Moussa Conde   Nëggus   Kungabram   Khalil Chekir   Mouloud Choutri   Brad Scott   John Matthews   Gatha   Lyse   Erwan Keravec   Guénolé Keravec   Ivonig Le Mestre   Mathieu Sérot   Magali Le Sciellour   Marie Wambergue   Patrick Oustric   Christian Conejero   Bruno Bim   Hubert Sciota   Arnaud Lalanne   Julien Boinot   Nicolas da Bass   Aleksandar Djordjevic   Serge Delmas   Rémi Stengel   Christophe Toussaint   Shake Down Baby   Coco Business Plan   (The) Silent Days   Erachehcare   Yakch'e   Day of Crisis   


  Livika   Luis Ortega   


  Mazinho Quevedo   Antonio Candido   Andréa dos Santos   Marina Mara   Patubatê   Samba de Responsa   


  Marcellus Nealy   Coppé   


  Trei Parale   Calin Torsan   


  Munazul   Humberto Alvarez   César Juarez   Héctor Vega Delo   Mariachi   


  Seifeddine Helal   Hamdi Makhlouf   Zouhheir Gouja   


  Korkutalo Bilgin   Orkun Tunc   


  Baye Fall Ndem   Abdoul Mbaye   Pape Mass   Massamba Diop   Matador   I-Science   Matar Diagne   


  Demba Fakourou   


  Oumar Kouyaté   


  Djmawi Africa   


  Nir Yaniv   Aram Drevekenin   Ira Bareli   Tal Segev   




  Mohammed Antar   


  Oussama Belmamoune   Issam Benkari   Idlasmad Houssaine   Hassan Bendaoud   Qamoum Mehdi   Said Baba   SiSimo   


  Ilya Baramia   Zmitser Holzman   Konstantin Chalykh   Sergey Balalaev   




  Bo Houss   Maya Kamaty
Recording with Inner Vision in London!
After filming musicians in more than 25 countries, we’re now recording sessions on home turf!  So headed to Islington in London to spend the day with some of the amazing Inner Vision Orchestra, whose members are all blind!  The brain child of blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav, he’s brought together musicians from around the world, with the aim of proving that music really does have the power to transform lives - especially for people without sight, as sound is their way of interacting with the world. The orchestra play everything from Western classical to Indian and world music, some members even played at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony.

Baluji Shrivastav is an incredible instrumentalist, certainly one of India’s finest. London's Evening Standard called him “sitarist to the stars” as he’s recorded with acts like Massive AttackMadnessDoves and played alongside Stevie WonderChris Martin from Coldplay and jazz saxophonist Andy Shepherd.  He also composes for film, dance, theatre and original works for Western orchestras and Indian ensembles and has released several albums with his own group Jazz-Orient.
Next was Rikki Jodelko, who’s been playing guitar since he was a kid.  He’s a member of the award-winning creative arts company Heart ‘n’ Soul, who work with people with disabilities, and Rikki’s performed internationally with them, including the far east.  He’s also in soul/funk band Metropolis, touring and playing in venues like London's Ronnie Scott's jazz club.  Speaking several languages, he also presents his own web show on Aculco Radio, jamming with guests and interviewing in Spanish!

On clarinet was Abi Baker, a graduate of the Royal College of Music whose preferred weapon of choice is actually piano.  In 2007 Abbi won the Muzio Clementi Award, the international piano competition, for her work in the area of keyboard instruments, as she also plays harpsichord and clavichord!  Lastly, we recorded some beautiful piano improvisations with Victoria Oruwari, who’s actually the singer.  She’s a professional soprano and choir director and her many awards include The Paul Simm Opera Prize and The Newman Thomas Commonwealth Award – she’s even performed at Kensington Palace in front of HRH the Duchess of Gloucester!

With MASSIVE thanks to Linda Shanovitch and the whole orchestra team!