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Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band | Go-Kart Mozart

Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band | © Marc Allan

Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band | © Marc Allan

The soundtrack to separation: As a reaction to Great Britain’s coming exit from the EU, the British DJ, sound researcher and producer Matthew Herbert set up the Brexit Big Band. In its concerts, between orchestral drama, disco, jazz, and a lot of fun, the troupe takes the stage with local musicians – at HKW including the Chor der Kulturen der Welt. In the turbulent but danceable concert cellos also get set on fire or Article 50 of the European Union Treaty gets set to music.

Go-Kart Mozart | © Promo

Go-Kart Mozart | © Promo

Go-Kart Mozart

An eye for detail: The passionate refuser Lawrence stands in line with other British songwriting mavericks such as Momus or Julian Cope—only that he is considered an undiscovered genius, since he started dodging big success over and over again in the 1980s with the indie band Felt. For 20 years now, Lawrence has been writing small meta-glampop pearls for his band Go-Kart Mozart, on topics such as cauliflower or tampon adverts. Behind the pop-dadaism Lawrence turns out to be a keen observer disguised as a charming-eccentric figure.