International virtual supergroup coming to Preston

Posted on - 16th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Music, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Addictive TV - Orchestra of Samples
Addictive TV will perform Orchestra of Samples at The PPL

An event featuring a virtual supergroup of international musicians is coming to Preston city centre.


Orchestra of Samples will be performed at the PPL (People’s Production Lab) on Friday 27 July. It’s the latest project from British electronic duo Addictive TV.

The duo – Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler – filmed improvised recording sessions with over 200 musicians around the world. They then sampled their unique archive to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together on screen.

Featuring top musicians, a range of unusual instruments, and various genres, Orchestra of Samples was recorded across Europe and in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Senegal, Colombia, and the Himalayas. It was supported with funding from the Arts Council England, and was six years in the making.

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Addictive TV are best known for their dynamic audio/video performances and innovative use of video sampling. The Huffington Post has described Orchestra of Samples as a “thrilling live show”, while The Times said it’s “ingenious and compelling”.

Daniels said: “We began Orchestra of Samples with no preconceptions, just a curiosity to explore musical possibilities with the pop-up recording sessions being organised whenever we could. It’s about bringing people together, and creating something that you didn’t know you could.”

The venue, the PPL on Cannon Street, is Preston’s newest creative space, and is managed by They Eat Culture. It has a large indoor and outdoor event space where Addictive TV will perform Orchestra of Samples using projections, live musicians and sampling.

Prior to the concert, the duo will host a discussion session about their inspiration and experiences creating the project.

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The event takes place from 7pm to 11.30pm, with the last entry at 9.30pm. Tickets are available from Skiddle.

Will you be going to see Orchestra of Samples? Let us know in the comments below.

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