Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

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The International Match and Fuse Festival London has built its reputation and become what some would call “a continental flavour in the art of the East End”. Created in 2011, the Match and Fuse Festivals have imported over 35 bands/ensembles from over 12 European countries to the UK, and exported high quality British artistry abroad. It was the first time a Swiss band had participated in the Festival. Schnellertollermeier played music without compromise, music halfway between free improvisation, hardcore jazz and brute rock in a style which defies genre boundaries with instrumental power. Their presence added value to the Festival and the programme of the evening, including British and Norwegian bands, created an international musical dialogue in front of an international audience. The band established relations with the other musicians performing that evening, thereby leading to possible future collaboration and opportunities. For the Swiss Cultural Fund UK, collaborating with the Festival was a rich experience which fulfilled its goals, not only to promote fresh talent in the UK but also to create links between our two countries.