Residency at Metal, Liverpool

Residency at Metal, Liverpool

Matthew begins a week long residency at the Metal arts centre in Liverpool on 14th Dec to compose and discuss his next project ‘Nude’.  ‘Nude’ will reimagine the formal and conceptual frameworks of ‘the nude’ in art and society, exploring its contemporary aesthetic, philosophical and ethical landscapes. The week will...
The Unknown - a radio play to mark the anniversary of the reunification of Germany

The Unknown – a radio play to mark the anniversary of the reunification of Germany

The division of Germany begins and ends in the ether. Immediately after the Second World War, the Allies took over the broadcasting authority in their respective spheres of influence, but radio waves know no borders. Matthew Herbert has composed the music for a new radio play to mark the 25th...
The Music - an album that is a book

The Music – an album that is a book

Matthew Herbert is pleased to announce that his next record after The Shakes will in fact be a book. The book/record is called The Music. You may have heard him talking about the book in the press but finally it is ready to launch. The book is a description of a...
David Byrne's Meltdown, Latitude and Glastonbury

David Byrne’s Meltdown, Latitude and Glastonbury

The new HERBERT Live show is part of this years Meltdown Festival curated by David Byrne. The show will be at The Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 23rd June. More information and ticket can be found here. The live show has also been booked for Latitude and Glastonbury festivals...
Notes To The New Government with The London Sinfonietta

Notes To The New Government with The London Sinfonietta

The weekend after polling day, The London Sinfonietta perform two sets of newly commissioned songs. Co-curated by the London Sinfonietta with Matthew Herbert and the Royal Philharmonic Society, 16 composers consider the society before them – and the future they hope to influence and help create. From songs of protest to...
Premiere of new Herbert Live show at Convergence Festival

Premiere of new Herbert Live show at Convergence Festival

The show takes place on 17th March and will be a celebration of Herbert’s house music affiliations and will feature music from his forthcoming album The Shakes as well as some of his best-loved work from the bodily functions era. Singers include Ade Omotayo (Kindness, Amy Winehouse) and Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne (Hejira, Eric Lau)...
Talk at Future Fest

Talk at Future Fest

Sat 14th March Matthew will be talking at Future Fest about the online virtual country of unlimited immigration – Country X. Future Fest features an array of thought provoking conversations and speakers this year including Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Jon Ronson and the Green’s Natalie Bennett to name but a...
new album as HERBERT signed to caroline international

new album as HERBERT signed to caroline international

matthew’s new album, The ShAKES under the alias HERBERT, is signed to caroline international http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/caroline-international-signs-matthew-herbert/061038
New score for first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI

New score for first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI

Matthew Herbert has created a new soundtrack for the first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI. Matthew Herbert, composer said: A Message from Mars has such a unique visual language, from acting to camera angles, that it has required a different approach to the soundtrack. So many conventions we...
the recording

the recording

  from the 18th september matthew herbert and his band will take up residence in a specially designed studio in the carpentry of the deutsche opera berlin. their goal: to compose, record and mix an album from scratch within a week. we will invite the public and special guests –...
new piece by matthew premiere's friday in oxford

new piece by matthew premiere’s friday in oxford

the debut of matthew’s piece called 20 pianos is at oxford contemporary music festival this friday. it is part of the prs new music biennial and is a piece made out of 20 pianos from around the world, from a prison piano to the queen mother’s piano, from a forgotten,...
matthew on BBC radio 3 talking about his studio

matthew on BBC radio 3 talking about his studio

matthew is a guest on hear and now on saturday 9th may talking about the studio space he works in.  more details, and listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p01ws36l
the crackle, matthew's opera opens on saturday

the crackle, matthew’s opera opens on saturday

matthew’s debut opera inspired by the faust myth opens on saturday april 5th at the linbury theatre, royal opera house, covent garden. it features an amazing giant musical instrument built by andy cavortora, a graduate of MIT media lab. audience members will also be invited to leave their phones on...
'The End Of Silence' - conversation with Sebastian Meyer

‘The End Of Silence’ – conversation with Sebastian Meyer

Transcript of a skype conversation between Matthew Herbert and the war photographer  Sebastian Meyer who made the 5 second recording that made up the album ‘The End Of Silence’. This is the image that Sebastian took at the same time the recording was made… MH One of the things that...
hejira album released

hejira album released

the debut album by hejira, produced by matthew herbert is out now on accidental records. The debut album from London four piece Hejira is out now and available on CD, double 12” vinyl and digital formats. The Matthew Herbert produced album ‘Prayer Before Birth’ plays out like an ensemble-piece, a...
matthew herbert quartet UK premiere at London Jazz Festival

matthew herbert quartet UK premiere at London Jazz Festival

matthew herbert and his quartet will present the uk live premiere of their acclaimed album ‘The End of Silence’ at the london jazz festival on november 22nd. more info here: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/matthew-herbert-78722
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Residency at Metal, Liverpool

Residency at Metal, Liverpool

Matthew begins a week long residency at the Metal arts centre in Liverpool on 14th Dec to compose and discuss his next project ‘Nude’.  ‘Nude’ will reimagine the formal and conceptual frameworks of ‘the nude’ in art and society, exploring its contemporary aesthetic, philosophical and ethical landscapes. The week will comprise a series of dinner...
Turner Contemporary Talk

Turner Contemporary Talk

Matthew talks about his work at Turner Contemporary in Margate as part of the Oscillate event series organised in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University.   Tickets are available
The Unknown - a radio play to mark the anniversary of the reunification of Germany

The Unknown – a radio play to mark the anniversary of the reunification of Germany

The division of Germany begins and ends in the ether. Immediately after the Second World War, the Allies took over the broadcasting authority in their respective spheres of influence, but radio waves know no borders. Matthew Herbert has composed the music for a new radio play to mark the 25th anniversary of the reunification of...
The Music - an album that is a book

The Music – an album that is a book

Matthew Herbert is pleased to announce that his next record after The Shakes will in fact be a book. The book/record is called The Music. You may have heard him talking about the book in the press but finally it is ready to launch. The book is a description of a record that he will never...
David Byrne's Meltdown, Latitude and Glastonbury

David Byrne’s Meltdown, Latitude and Glastonbury

The new HERBERT Live show is part of this years Meltdown Festival curated by David Byrne. The show will be at The Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 23rd June. More information and ticket can be found here. The live show has also been booked for Latitude and Glastonbury festivals as well as the new...
Notes To The New Government with The London Sinfonietta

Notes To The New Government with The London Sinfonietta

The weekend after polling day, The London Sinfonietta perform two sets of newly commissioned songs. Co-curated by the London Sinfonietta with Matthew Herbert and the Royal Philharmonic Society, 16 composers consider the society before them – and the future they hope to influence and help create. From songs of protest to songs of hope, music has...
Premiere of new Herbert Live show at Convergence Festival

Premiere of new Herbert Live show at Convergence Festival

The show takes place on 17th March and will be a celebration of Herbert’s house music affiliations and will feature music from his forthcoming album The Shakes as well as some of his best-loved work from the bodily functions era. Singers include Ade Omotayo (Kindness, Amy Winehouse) and Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne (Hejira, Eric Lau) and the show will further...
Talk at Future Fest

Talk at Future Fest

Sat 14th March Matthew will be talking at Future Fest about the online virtual country of unlimited immigration – Country X. Future Fest features an array of thought provoking conversations and speakers this year including Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Jon Ronson and the Green’s Natalie Bennett to name but a few. More information and full...
new album as HERBERT signed to caroline international

new album as HERBERT signed to caroline international

matthew’s new album, The ShAKES under the alias HERBERT, is signed to caroline international http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/caroline-international-signs-matthew-herbert/061038
New score for first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI

New score for first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI

Matthew Herbert has created a new soundtrack for the first ever British sci-fi film for the BFI. Matthew Herbert, composer said: A Message from Mars has such a unique visual language, from acting to camera angles, that it has required a different approach to the soundtrack. So many conventions we associate with sound and music...
'11th' premiered at présences electroniques, genève

’11th’ premiered at présences electroniques, genève

On friday 21st Nov a new piece ’11th’ was premiered at Présences Electroniques in Genève at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices venue that sits above the river in the city. The piece was performed on the Acousmonium, a 60 speaker sound system designed in the 70s  with loudspeakers of different sizes and shapes arranged with...
the recording

the recording

  from the 18th september matthew herbert and his band will take up residence in a specially designed studio in the carpentry of the deutsche opera berlin. their goal: to compose, record and mix an album from scratch within a week. we will invite the public and special guests – musicians , theorists and politicians...