Music without Borders; local musicians to collaborate with Addictive TV
It’s undeniable that folk music has returned to the mainstream in recent years, with artists like Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons becoming household names. And genre-crossover is cited as one of the main reasons for the upsurge, as contemporary folk acts successfully bridge the transition between folk, jazz, classical and even pop and hip hop.
It stands to reason then, that popular electronic duo Addictive TV have chosen to come to Northumberland to work with some acclaimed folk musicians as part of their audio/video project 'Orchestra of Samples'.
Sampling and remixing their way round the planet, the globe-trotting duo have performed everywhere from the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Shanghai and now bring their latest show to Berwick, incorporating samples of Northumbrian and Scottish Borders musicians many of whom graduated from Newcastle University's Institute for Creative Arts Practice.
Addictive TV alongside a number of specialist folk musicians will perform live at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival on 19 September.
> Read more about the musicians involved
> Buy your tickets for Orchestra of Samples
> Take a look at the Addictive TV blog