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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...
Premiere for new AV piece at Splice Festival 2018

Premiere for new AV piece at Splice Festival 2018

In a new audio-visual project in response to Brexit, pioneering electronic musician Matthew Herbert presents an exclusive commission for Splice in collaboration with media artist Christopher Thomas Allen (The Light Surgeons). The performance will examine the things we will lose as a result of Brexit and it’s impact, by exploring the themes of scale and...
'Disobedience' US release & trailer

‘Disobedience’ US release & trailer

Matthew has created the music for the new film ‘Disobedience’ from director Sebastian Lelio to continue their partnership following the oscar winning ‘A Fantastic Woman’ earlier this year. Disobedience has already been released in the US and will be released in UK and Europe later this year.
Cosmo Sheldrake debut album

Cosmo Sheldrake debut album

Matthew worked with multi-instrumentalist and sound explorer Cosmo Sheldrake on the creation of his debut album. Watch the video for ‘Wriggle’…
Response piece to Andreas Gursky’s 'Untitled XIII' with London Sinfonietta

Response piece to Andreas Gursky’s ‘Untitled XIII’ with London Sinfonietta

Experience the work of Andreas Gursky from a new perspective, with live music by producer, writer and pioneering electronic musician Matthew Herbert. His latest London Sinfonietta commission more, more, moreresponds to Gursky’s Untitled XIII (2002), a fascinating and un-nerving photograph of a landfill site in Chimalhuacán, Mexico City. A comment on endless consumerism, more, more, more will be made from the...
A Fantastic Woman wins best foreign language film at Oscars 2018

A Fantastic Woman wins best foreign language film at Oscars 2018

The Chilean film directed by Sebastian Lelio for which Matthew Herbert composed the music has won the Oscar for best foreign language film at 2018′s awards ceremony. More…