The Sound 8 Orchestra is the project from the multi-instrumentalist Matthias Wyder.The music spans the genres of easy listening, low budget lounge music, retro-futuristic B-movie soundtracks und psychedelic electro sounds to create a sound that is somewhere between Lee Perry, Add N To X, Sun Ra und James Bond Soundtracks. Supported by a live drummer, Wyder’s keyboard sounds are played to a synchronised backdrop of found-footage films projected from three Super 8 projectors. This combines for an audio visual experience which is different for each concert.
The "Sound 8 Orchestra" has so far released three albums and two singles: “Golden Memories” (2007), “Nonstop Dancing” (2011), “Vinyl Single” (2013) all on Langusta Entertainment. "Stylophone "(2015) Flexidisc Postcard on Grand Marquis Phone. A new Album "Grooves from another Galaxy" is out April 2017.
Recent stage performances by Sound 8 Orchestra were at Moving Silence Festival (2012, Athens), Fusion Music Festival (2010/2013/2016,Lärz) and Brussels Holidays Festival (2013, Brussels), Werkleitz Festival (2013, Halle), Zytanien Open Air Festival (2013, Lehrte), Museums Nacht Basel (2014) Heimathafen Neuköln Berlin (2015) Weill Fest Dessau 2016, Simsalaboom Festival 2016, D-Oder Neisse Festival 21017, D-Rosalaub Passau 2017, D-Oderbruch OpenAir 2017and many other concerts and festivals.
Matthias Wyder : Korg ms10, Korg ms20, Home Organ, Hawaiien Guitar, Guitar,Stylophone, Laptob and Super 8 Films.
Rudi Fischerlehner : Drums and Percussion
Philip Theurer : Drums und Percussion
Fred Girardet : Super 8 projection
Mareike Hube : Super 8 projection
2017 Vinyl Album
"Grooves from another Galaxy"
2013 Vinyl Single "Casio Sound " "Jonny`s Theme"
2011 Vinyl Album "Nonstop Dancing"
2015 "Flexi Postcard"
2007 CD "Golden Memories"