Orchestra of Samples
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Orchestra of Samples is our live project and album based on sampling recording sessions we’ve filmed with over 200 hundred musicians around the world, splicing them together to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together.

Exploring a new form of collaboration, we’ve spent years filming improvised recordings sessions with artists playing all manner of instruments around the world.  As well as drummers, guitarists, violinists, flutists and others, we filmed singers in Bhutan, musicians playing bagpipes made from whole goats, the futuristic sounds of the French Baschet instruments, Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, Motörhead original drummer Lucas Fox and Björk collaborator Henry Dagg - recording his Sharpsichord that he performed with on her Biophilia project.
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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 and filming in Istanbul !

March 2013.  Whilst recently in Istanbul, we gave a talk at Bahçeşehir University, who also arranged for us to film on their roof terrace with the amazing Tanbur player Korkutalp Bilgin.

Having studied and performed with the remaining great masters of Turkish maqam music, Korkutalp is regarded as one of the pioneering Tanbur players of the new generation.  Korky (as we nicknamed him!)  further developed the techniques he'd learned, adopting his electric guitar skills and re-exploring the lost style of the great Turkish composer Mesud Cemil, which involves resonating of the harmonics particular to the Tanbur.

His experimentions in playing various styles of music, from pop to folk and jazz has taken him to perform in all manner of situations, even high-up on a mountain at 2500 metres!  He's still studying his PhD in Musicology and Music Theory at ITU - Istanbul Technical University - and often plays in the traditional bands Mızıkçı Melodiler and Andan İçeri.

With huge thanks to Güven Çatak!

Working with the brilliant Ghetto club in Istanbul, Orkun brought us to Turkey in March 2013 to do a show, joining us on stage to drum live on a number of tracks. We've known Orkun for years, after first meeting him back in 2007 when we played a gig in Germany. 

An avid music collector, promoter, producer and musician, Orkun Tunç is the drummer for Rashit, the Turkish post-punk rock band who are considered to be the first major Turkish representative of punk rock.  Inspiring a number of bands and a whole new local scene in the late 1990s, Rashit played an important role in the development of modern urban music in Turkey.  Their fourth album İnsan neslinin Sonu was released at the end of 2012.  Orkun is also one half of the production duo and DJs Armageddon Turk with Taner Yurdunkulu, who've remixed artists from Rashit to Victoria Wilson James (from Soul II Soul).