A weekend in Berlin made me realize the Austrian composer wouldn’t have turned 27 in this city today.
The musicians of the band OMG Schubert in one of their more quiet moments Photo: Clara Borchmann
Schubert was a small, ugly gnome, manically creative, excessive in his emotional outbursts. At least that’s what Justus Wilcken, guitarist and singer of the band OMG Schubert, claims, who gave the final concert of their first tour at Berlin’s Kulturhaus ZK/U on April 12, 2019. Wilcken and pianist Konstantin Dupelius translate the old material into a darkly epic, equally manic now: The tall, not at all ugly opera singer and actor Wilcken lets us in on the inner lives of the narrative selves. Next to him, his colleague Dupelius bends over various digital and analog keyboard instruments with eyes widened with enthusiasm and makes us dance.