syncronArts/// and Emotional Rescue celebrates this true multi-cultural project that takes elements of Afro, Balearic, Dub, Indian, Jazz, Soul, and a touch of Pop in a global fusion.

I.N.O. is a music mashup collective created in 1984 by Ulrich Hornberg and  Wolfgang Sperner.
At the same time, they also have started their own record company and the music publishing company Ausfahrt,
which later morphed into syncronArts Berlin.
The nucleus of the band also included Richard Strange (voc) and Ramesh Shotham (perc).
For their Albums and live performances, the orchestra invited musicians from all over the world.


Retrospective /// International Noise Orchestra


→ Emotional Rescue / Juno Rec.
ERC  092 093 094 095


Founded when Berlin based musician Ulrich Hornberg mixed a newly acquired Commodore 64 with visiting Algerian drummer Jol Allouche’s tablas – “old culture meets new technology” – the fundamentals were laid. Simple, maybe naïve, with a curiosity to combine and inspire.

“The means of production must belong to the workers”, investing in a studio, label and publishing house allowed INO the adventure to record what they wanted, a project via “gästes“, taking their influences and culture, in a melting pot of eastern melodies, african percussion, jazz, soul, dub, and pop – an “orchestra“ not of size, but of different playing styles and idiosyncratic interpretations.


Chrissy McGee – Vocals
Bush Brothers – Sounds
Catherine Jauniaux – Vocals
Gemini 1 – Guitar and Programming
Gemini 2 – Keyboard and Programming
Glynnis Thomas – Vocals
Gudrun Ohm – Vocals
H. Null – Vocals
Jauk Armal – Drums
Joël Allouche – Drums and Tablas
Mohammed Ilyas – Voice
P. Naresh – Veena
R. A. Rajagopal – Percussion
Rama Mani – Vocals and Konnakol
Ramesh Shotham – Drums, Konnakol and Percussion
Asha Bhosle – Vocals
Shailendra Singh – Vocals
Richard Strange Vocals
Robin Wills – Fuzz Guitar
Shikisha – Vocals
T. A. S. Mani – Percussion
T. N. Shashikumar – Percussion
Thomas Kretschmann – Drums
Ulli Khan – Moog
Ulrich Hornberg – Keyboards and Piano
Wolfgang Sperner – Guitars
Wogan Sperñes – Electronics, Guitar and Oud
Wolli Thümmler – sax


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