A DIGITAL supergroup comprised of more than 200 musicians from around the world is to be screened at Chester's Storyhouse next month.

Music producing team Addictive TV presents its global project Orchestra of Samples at the city venue on July 28.

More than 200 musicians from 30 countries, who have never met, will be combined, sampled and reimagined by Addictive TV to create new music of unique fusions, crossing multiple styles and cultures.

Taking their latest audiovisual sampling extravaganza on the road, music producers Addictive TV bring their global Orchestra of Samples project to Chester.

Six years in the making, the duo of Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler filmed improvised recording sessions with musicians around the world, then sampled and spliced them together to create the whole project.

The result is a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together on screen.

Orchestra of Sample features top musicians in their field and documents a range of unusual localised instruments on recordings made in Brazil, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Colombia, across Europe and many other countries including Bhutan in the Himalayas.

Mr Daniels explained: "We began Orchestra of Samples with no preconceptions, just a curiosity to explore musical possibilities.

"It's about bringing people together, about creating something that you didn't know you could."

Joining them for this special one-off performance on this musical journey without borders will be Parisian fretless-guitar virtuoso Alejandro de Valera and the Iranian percussionist Arian Sadr from Manchester's award-winning Haymanot Tesfa Trio.

Orchestra of Samples grew out of Addictive TV's much-lauded live audiovisual shows. Mr Daniels and Mr Vidler (aka mashup king Go Home Productions) have been at the forefront of audio and video remixing for nearly two decades. For the use their visual element, Addictive TV were also twice voted #1 VJ in the world alongside the Top 100 DJ poll in DJ Mag and were the first artists sanctioned by a Hollywood studio to remix a film, with the Antonio Banderas 2006 movie Take the Lead.

Further info about 'Orchestra of Samples': www.orchestraofsamples.com


The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced £18. To book, visit www.storyhouse.com/event/addictive-tv-orchestra-samples.