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Addictive TV: Orchestra of Samples

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‘Orchestra of Samples’ – by artist collective Addictive TV featuring special guests.

Described as “ingenious and compelling” by The Times and “beautiful stuff and a fascinating project” by Cerys Matthews on her BBC Radio 6 show, Orchestra of Samples is a musical journey without borders.

For over a decade the artists behind the project filmed improvised sessions with hundreds of musicians around the world, then ingeniously sampled and spliced them together to create new music of extraordinary fusions.

Bringing this special one-off live performance of ‘Orchestra of Samples’ to the Norwich Playhouse, the ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV conclude a residency with Norwich School, working with a number of incredibly talented music students for the show.

From Senegal and Kazakhstan to Colombia, India, China and many more, immerse yourself in mesmerising rhythmic dialogues with live musicians on stage and sampled musicians on screen, and discover instruments you never knew existed!

Important information

Ticket prices: £19

Running time: Approximately 75 minutes with no interval

Friends – 5% Off
Ambassadors, Supporters, Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% Off
U25s – £13




“The show celebrates cultural commonalities in all their polysyllabic richness: otherwise wildly disparate sources interact with and complement one another in enthrallingly unexpected ways”
The Quietus

“Amazingly wonderful and exceptionally clever. There was so much depth to each track…   the amount of time and effort to put this all together is unfathomable”
Grapevine Magazine

“As a massive sonic collage that manages to simultaneously celebrate differences and commonality, then if anything deserves – for the size of what it attempts to encompass – the repurposed term ‘world music’, then Orchestra of Samples does.”
Northern Sky Magazine

“Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live show”
The Huffington Post

“A glimpse into the very essence of music, Addictive TV have hit upon something very special with Orchestra of Samples”
Cultured Vultures


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