On 29 March, the day the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, the Royal Court Theatre welcomes Matthew Herbert and the Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band to launch their album The State Between Us with two special live performances. The concerts will take place at 7.15pm and 9.30pm.
Made in collaboration with over a thousand musicians and singers from across the EU, The State Between Us
began as a reaction to the triggering of Article 50 and the dramatic shift in the national story that began in June 2016. The final product is an album that contemplates what it means to be British now.
Lyrics include words by British playwright Caryl Churchill, Percy Shelley, John Donne, various members of the public and the secretary general of UKIP. Its sixteen tracks reflect a journey on foot across Great Britain (and beyond) imagined in beautifully wmelodies carefully woven with site-specific recordings. The music poses one hugely significant question – Where’s Home?
– and leaves the listener with one resoundingly hopeful answer: You’re Welcome Here.
The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to support the participation of musicians from Germany.
7:15pm Royal Court Theatre
9:15pm Royal Court Theatre
Presented as part of Europe Actually