On Thursday, 26th February, production duo Addictive TV are bringing their unique brand of sampling to the Rich Mix Studios in Bethnal Green.
Formed at the hands of veteran audio/visual remixers Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler, Orchestra of Samples takes clips, videoed by the pair over the course of five years and globally sourced, and melds them together live.
An analogue accompaniment of Beatbox Collective’s Bass6, violin, BBC young musician of the year Shona Mooney and sitarist Baluji Shrivastav will offer a live, physical presence beneath the towering wall of pre-recorded video.
The conceptual inspiration for the project is one rooted in diversity. Alongside the competent, seemingly contrasting live task-force are a mixed platter of noises, melodies and rhythms, picked up from everyone from acoustic guitar players and hang drummers to flautists and a man hitting a spring with a stick.
The resultant effect, backed as it is with a small visual glimpses of whichever of the fifty countries the pair travelled to for the project, is one that implies a richness of culture and genre; brought together by a pair who have been at the forefront of live DVD turntable and AV mixer work throughout the entirety of their 10 year career.
So far Orchestra of Samples has been performed in France, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Morocca before it closed the RomeEurope festival last week. Thursday’s concert will be the first time Addictive TV have graced London since May, when they played the Looking Outside my Window festival. For £9 advance and £12 on the door, punters will not only be offered the broadest, most intricately crafted version of a live show that has won Addictive TV two DJ Mag best visual DJ awards, but accompaniment from veteran electronic experimentalist, Howie B.