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 session with Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier
An inspirational and innovative musical force to so many, including ourselves, Stereolab’s front woman Laetitia Sadier was a natural choice to approach to be part of Orchestra of Samples and working with her was a joy.
Originally from France, Laetitia formed the now cult band Stereolab in 1990 with British experimental rock artist Tim Gane – who she also owns Duophonic Records with.  As well as singer/songwriter for the group, she also played keyboards, percusions, guitar and even trombone.  The band's acclaimed 1993 album Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements on American label Elektra Records was their breakthrough, their first major label release, and their 1996 album Emperor Tomato Ketchup was also a hit.  Swept up in the whole britpop movement of the 90’s, it’s well documented that Stereolab’s sound was influential to bands like Blur, and in recognition of that particular instance, Laetitia sang (in French) on the Blur hit To The End from their Parklife album.

Over the years, she’s also collaborated with numerous other artists including Mouse on MarsThe High Llamas and Tortoise, formed her own side-project Monade – releasing 3 albums - and now these days performs under her own name.  In recent years, she’s released three solo albums on Drag City Records – in 2010 The Trip and in 2012 Silencio, then in 2014, her latest Something Shines.
Oddly enough, with Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s love of unusual instruments, for his stage musical Monkey: Journey to the West he famously used the rare Cristal Baschet, which we also recorded for Orchestra of Samples and coincidently use heavily in the track Laetitia sings on for the project…