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'Speaker' a new installation piece for Eufonia Festival

‘Speaker’ a new installation piece for Eufonia Festival

Matthew has created a new work entitled ‘Speaker’. The installation piece is being premiered at Eufonia Festival in Berlin: Speaker An Adam’s T5V monitor wants to talk to you about itself. A new installation by matthew herbert  
Music for documentary film The Cave

Music for documentary film The Cave

Matthew has written the music for a new documentary film The Cave from Oscar nominated director Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo): For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their...
Music for new Sky original TV show Temple

Music for new Sky original TV show Temple

Matthew has composed the music for a new Sky original TV series Temple starring Mark Strong, Carice van Houten and Daniel Mays. Episode one airs on Sky One on Sept 13th with the entire series streamable on the same day.
World Of Sound - BBC Radio 4

World Of Sound – BBC Radio 4

The World Health Organisation has described noise pollution as an ‘underestimated threat’. At the same time we are entering an exciting era where sound is being used to unlock new frontiers, from art and music to data services and medicine. In Matthew Herbert’s World of Sound, the pioneering composer and director of the New Radiophonic...
Gloria Bell - film soundtrack

Gloria Bell – film soundtrack

Matthew has composed the soundtrack for the new film from Sebastian Lelio ‘Gloria Bell’ starring Julianne Moore. The soundtrack is released on 8th March. Listen Here
The State Between Us - Brexit Big Band album details

The State Between Us – Brexit Big Band album details

The State Between Us is an album that contemplates what it means to be British in 2018. Its sixteen tracks reflect a journey on foot across Great Britain (and beyond) imagined in beautifully elegiac melodies carefully woven with site-specific recordings. World War II planes in flight rub against a Ford Fiesta being broken down into...
Countdown to March 29th

Countdown to March 29th

“What brought the audience cheering to its feet at the end… was the metaphor for human solidarity presented by all those joyous musicians” the Telegraph, 4/5 “A more gloomy, depressed, bleak attitude than his own could scarcely be imagined.”  Melanie Phillips, the Times www.brexitbigband.eu The Brexit Big Band is the controversial, ever-evolving musical collaboration created...
Brexit Big Band recording stage complete

Brexit Big Band recording stage complete

Matthew launched the Brexit Big Band project on 29th March 2017, the same day that Theresa May triggered article 50 giving the UK a two year countdown to the day it is due to leave the EU. Since then then project has involved over a thousand contributors including musicians and singers from across Europe at...
Brexit Big Band at Romaeuropa

Brexit Big Band at Romaeuropa

Matthew brings the Brexit Big Band to Rome for the final recording session of the project which will involve rehearsing and recording with a band of local musicians and a choir. The band will then perform a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on Sunday 25th November. More information and tickets    
The Music: a novel through sound

The Music: a novel through sound

Matthew’s latest album, which is in fact a book is available now. In the last hundred years – between the invention of the microphone and the computer – music has undergone a profound revolution. No longer confined to specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything. Why use a guitar when you...
New production of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder

New production of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder

Matthew is undertaking a series of workshops in Luzern, Switzerland to create a new production of Gustav Mahler’s song cycle ‘Kindertotenlieder’ alongside director Benedikt Von Peter. More information and tickets.    
Brexit Big Band on 2nd Anniversary of the vote

Brexit Big Band on 2nd Anniversary of the vote

“What brought the audience cheering to its feet at the end… was the metaphor for human solidarity presented by all those joyous musicians” the Telegraph, 4/5 “A more gloomy, depressed, bleak attitude than his own could scarcely be imagined.”  Melanie Phillips, the Times www.brexitbigband.eu The Brexit Big Band is the controversial, ever-evolving musical collaboration created...