Matthew Herbert´s Brexit Big Band – Water Music HKW 2018

What a blast!

We had the big pleasure to perform with the wonderful conductor Esmeralda Conde Ruiz as part of Matthew Herbert´s Brexit Big Band. The “water music festival” 2018 was underlined by the topic “Goodbey UK and thank you for the music!”

The soundtrack to separation: As a reaction to the UK’s approaching exit from the European Union, the British DJ, sound researcher, and producer Matthew Herbert set up the Brexit Big Band.

In its concerts, a mix of orchestral drama, disco, jazz, and a lot of fun, the troupe takes the stage with local musicians—at HKW with the Chor der Kulturen der Welt. In the turbulent but danceable performance cellos get set on fire and Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union gets set to music.