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   


  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   


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  Marcellus Nealy   Coppé   


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  Munazul   Humberto Alvarez   César Juarez   Héctor Vega Delo   Mariachi   


  Seifeddine Helal   Hamdi Makhlouf   Zouhheir Gouja   


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


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  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 in Epinal and the Vosges Mountains!
November 2013 and while on a project in Epinal, France, we took the chance to head up the snowy roads of the Vosges Mountains to find Christophe Toussaint, a musician who builds and plays a rather unusual traditional French instrument called the Epinette de Vosges.  A beautiful sounding kind of harp, he’s built more than 3000 of them by hand and his workshop, like a magical emporium, was full of half-built instruments, strange-shaped tools and a huge collection of original Epinettes, some dating back to the 18th century!

The AV project we were filming in Epinal is for the forthcoming venue Souris Verte being built in the city centre.  Still a building site, the project involved us working with a great bunch of musicians, filming over two freezing days in the almost completed structure where, as it happened, all the artists also wanted be part of Orchestra of Samples, so we took the opportunity to record some great improvised sessions.
The artists included Dioday and Chaplin - two great local rappers from Shake Down Baby Rec, nimble fingered guitarist Robin Boucher, from the French heavy metal band Days of Crisis and two talented members of French indie-pop band Coco Business Plan - their guitarist/singer Julien Bouchard and percussionist Ottavia Simonin on her glockenspiel - the band recently released their debut album ‘Hold On’.

Vincent Hermon is the fantastic drummer with rock band (The) Silent Days.  As well as a drum session, we filmed him (in Stomp-like style) playing 'the building' - drumming on walls and open pipe work, even scaffold towers!  Joining him for both sessions was experimental artist Romain Hantz aka Erachehcare, who’s also drummer with the post-hardcore noise rockers Le Commander Keen.  And from traditional music to electronic trance projects, insanely talented multi-percussionist Cyril Lecoq, plays everything from congas and balafons to the UFO shaped Hang drum and a beautifully crafted didgeridoo he bought in Australia.  He’s also one half of the exotic duo Yakch'e with singer Aurélie Jung, who we also recorded, singing in a way that made the hairs on the back of our necks stand up!