On May 6, artists Addictive TV are presenting their global music project ‘Orchestra of Samples’ at the European Humanities Conference with a performance followed by a Zoom discussion with all artists programmed at the event.
Also launching a series of singles, all created entirely from sampling musicians they recorded around the world, the artists have released the first title ‘Return of Django’.
With over 250 musicians from 30 countries now involved in ‘Orchestra of Samples’, the project shines a light on the world of instruments, many traditional, some rare and some newly invented. ‘Return of Django’ features the sounds of the gaita flute and cascabelillo recorded in Colombia, berimbau and pandeiro in Brazil, guitar, congas and other instruments recorded in Europe – notably the crotales with renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
The European Humanities Conference takes place May 5 - 7 and is a development of the 2017 World Humanities Conference, the 2021 edition will focus on societal concerns, from cultural identities and heritage to a world in transition. Supported by UNESCO-MOST, amongst others, the Humanities, Arts & Society magazine have curated the artistic programme with Portugal's Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
It’s free to attend the online lectures, round-tables, exhibitions and concerts, but you need to register – see link below.
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