We're thrilled to be collaborating with producer and composer Matthew Herbert as part of The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band project at The Barbican.
A typically ambitious collaborative journey and an ‘extended farewell party’, Herbert is encouraging the public to participate in an evolving project which started when Article 50 was triggered and will culminate in an album release on the day the UK leaves the EU. The concert on October 23rd features a showcase of some of the music created so far as well as works from his previous big band incarnations, adding guest musicians from the UK and Europe, singers and choir - that'll be us then!
As a DJ and producer in the late-90s, Herbert sampled organic sounds generated by everyday objects into dance remixes and original tracks. He’s taken that spirit with him in his two big band projects, bringing together leading Jazz artists and creating music responsive to the political landscape.
You can book tickets via the Barbican online box office.