After a series of celebrated concerts in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Munich and Cologne, The Notwist and The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra will be playing a very unique show at the Union Chapel in London on the 12th December.
This combination of a 20-piece orchestra with a 5-piece band from Bavaria holds a lot more promise than the typical "Rock meets Classical" set up. Instead, old and new Notwist songs are elaborated upon to form extremely complex orchestral arrangements that are sometimes moody and often happily insane.
The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra make music in their very own galaxy - a similar one to which Raymond Scott, Sun Ra or Bach and Beethoven must have once passed by.
These evenings celebrate a new interpretation and elaboration of the Notwistian songbook, which due to the obvious logistical reasons involved can only take place on a few very special occasions.
Last year, The Notwist released their album "The Devil, You and Me" on City Slang, for which the The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Glatzel, contributed important orchestral arrangements. The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra released their first album "Take Off" in May, on Notwist's own label, Alien Transistor. Over the last two years the Munich based documentary filmmaker, Jörg Adolph, filmed the coming together of these two ensembles on stage and off. The DVD of the film "Music, No Music" will be available in stores from December, right on time for the tour.
Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday 11 Sept at 10am.
For further information please vist the Arctic Circle at: http://www.jointhecircle.net/
The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra: http://www.myspace.com/andromedameo
Here is a youtube clip of a past performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkt8PmJf8U
The Notwist with The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra at the Union Chapel, London on 12th Dec.
Produced by the Arctic Circle