The Cinematic Orchestra

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About The Cinematic Orchestra

Led by Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith, UK nu-jazz ensemble The Cinematic Orchestra pairs classically trained musicians with synths and turntables. The group’s improvisational style involves sampling and manipulating live riffs in real time. • The band was formed when Swinscoe brought the musicians a collection of jazz samples to interpret. Swinscoe recorded the sessions and remixed them to create the 1999 debut album Motion. • Living up to their name, The Cinematic Orchestra have scored two films: Man with a Movie Camera (2003) and The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2009). • The Cinematic Orchestra’s heart-wrenching 2009 single “To Build a Home” has been heard in no fewer than 30 films, TV series, and advertisements.

HOMETOWN
London, England
FORMED
1997