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Orchestra of Samples
Click on the link for the project's own website at www.orchestraofsamples.com, that includes the blog, detailing sessions with every musician recorded.

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.
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UNITED KINGDOM

  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   

FRANCE

  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   

SPAIN

  Livika   Luis Ortega   

BRAZIL

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

JAPAN

  Marcellus Nealy   Coppé   

ROMANIA

  Trei Parale   Calin Torsan   

MEXICO

  Munazul   Humberto Alvarez   César Juarez   Héctor Vega Delo   Mariachi   

TUNISIA

  Seifeddine Helal   Hamdi Makhlouf   Zouhheir Gouja   

TURKEY

  Korkutalo Bilgin   Orkun Tunc   

SENEGAL

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

MAURITANIA

  Demba Fakourou   

MALI

  Oumar Kouyaté   

ALGERIA

  Djmawi Africa   

ISRAEL

  Nir Yaniv   Aram Drevekenin   Ira Bareli   Tal Segev   

ITALY

  Mos   

EGYPT

  Mohammed Antar   

MOROCCO

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

RUSSIA

  Ilya Baramia   Zmitser Holzman   Konstantin Chalykh   Sergey Balalaev   

KAZAKHSTAN

  Aldaspan   

INDIAN OCEAN

  Bo Houss   Maya Kamaty
Recording at the Baschet Brothers studio
It's not often you get the chance to meet actual inventors of musical instruments, so we headed off to France to visit the Baschet studio, just south of Paris.  The famous Baschet Brothers, François and Bernard both now in their nineties, pioneered a completely new way of combining sculpture and sound in the early 1950s.  François was the musician and sculptor while Bernard was an engineer, and together they worked on creating both original installations and inventing new musical instruments.
Their most known instrument is probably the Cristal Baschet, made from glass rods and played with wet fingers - creating sound in the same way as when you run your finger round the top of a wine glass.  It's been used by artists including Daft Punk, Jean-Michel Jarre and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz).

We met with Bernard Baschet and filmed the very versatile musician Francesco Russo, who manages the studio and who played nearly every instrument for us.  We also recorded a session with Catherine Brisset, a Cristal Baschet specialist who's developed her own technique and a repertoire of experimental compositions. For their live shows, they both usually mix the Cristal Baschet with electronics... fascinating!
The brothers also set-up an "educational instrumentarium", exposing youngsters to musical concepts.  In fact we also filmed in a local primary school which owned a great collection of Baschet cones, so were able to film enthusiastic kids doing short improvisations!

Massive thanks to Christophe (Cité de la Musique) for the introduction and to Canal93 for organising the school workshop.