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Squarepusher announces “internationalist collaboration with sound makers” in response to EU Referendum

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2016


Squarepusher has launched a new remix project to create music in response to the recent referendum result in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. He has asked producers and musicians to rework a new piece of music – titled ‘MIDI Sans Frontières’ – which he has made available via his website.

“The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU has had appalling consequences”, says Squarepusher, aka Tom Jenkinson, on announcing the project. “It has amplified many divisions in society and in particular has helped to re-establish xenophobia as legitimate and acceptable. Witnessing this against the global backdrop of a resurgence of the far right, it’s essential that those who find these developments unacceptable make their thoughts known and take action”.

He continues: “This piece of music was written in the aftermath of the referendum and I present it as the basis of an internationalist collaboration with sound makers irrespective of what kind of music they make, where they live, their background, their age – all are invited to participate. It is not offered as a substitute for progressive political action but as a complement to it. I put it forward in defiance of the bigotry threatening the fragile connections that exist between us all. I hope it will be an opportunity to reaffirm some of those connections amidst a very disturbing situation”.

Find out more about the project and how you can get involved here.