Our partners at Revivalist just premiered this moody soundscape from Hidden Orchestra titled “Vorka”–which makes more sense if you know that it’s set to and inspired by found footage from Siberian-American filmmaker Slavko Vorkapic. Flip the descrip below and then hit the link at bottom to get the audiovisuals.
Electronic jazz collective Hidden Orchestra has continually brought their creative visions to new heights combining music, video, and various media to create not only a song, but a feeling, an ambience, and a story. With “Vorka,” things are no different. The group, made up of dueling percussionists Tim Lane and Jamie Graham as well as multi-instrumentalists Poppy Ackroyd and Joe Acheson, have made a career out of touring almost non-stop creating a diverse fan base that appreciates the group’s experimentally infectious attitude.Created using pre-existing footage from [Vorkapic]…the footage was projected onto various things then re-filmed and edited to synch with the tune. The tune was inspired by Acheson’s experience of working on a radio adaptation of a 1970′s Japanese sci-fi novel, and features a floating hook played on the musical saw by skilled cellist Su-a Lee. The outcome is dramatic, intriguing, and engaging.