Matmos – European Tour (Right Now)

Not sure exactly how we spaced on this one, but as always, the Matablog is to roster news what Tom Scholz is to Boston albums.  VERY LATE BUT WELL-INTENTIONED.    From


It may be a bit short to call a tour – a “tourette”, perhaps? – but our European friends will be happy to know that Matmos will be over there very soon for a few performances:

22 – Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse
23 – Bergen, NO @ Bergen International Festival
26 & 27 – London, UK @ Village Underground (see below for details)
29 – Verona, IT @ Interzona
30 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
31 – Foligno (Perugia), IT @ Young Jazz in Town Festival

1 – Zagreb, HR @ Kset Club
2 – Beograd (Belgrade), RS @ Rex

Hugh Brunt, Conductor
Supported by Sarah Nicolls and Micromattic
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May 2009, 8.00pm
Village Underground, Shoreditch

An adventurous collaboration between musical worlds is headlined by one of the giants of the electronic music scene, Matmos, performing with members of the LCO on material from Supreme Balloon arranged by the young composer Anna Meredith. In the hands of pianist Sarah Nicolls, that most familiar of instruments becomes augmented and reinvented for the 21st century, a bespoke contraption pushing at the boundaries of performance. LCO’s first commission of the season comes from Howard Quin and Micromattic, a thrilling audio-visual installation integrating live performance, electronic soundtracks and fractal animation.

Tickets available online or via Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891