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Fatherland

Fatherland

Fatherland – a bold new theatre show created by Scott Graham from Frantic Assembly, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and playwright Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns in the heart of the country, Fatherland is a survey of life in England’s towns today....
Concerts with Enrico Rava & Giovanni Guidi

Concerts with Enrico Rava & Giovanni Guidi

A tour of Italy and a date in London are coming up for the trio of Matthew Herbert, Enrico Rava and Giovanni Guidi: 11 Nov – Matthew Herbert, Enrico Rave & Giovanni Guidi – Reggio Emilia, Italy 12 Nov - Matthew Herbert, Enrico Rave & Giovanni Guidi – Morrovalle, Italy 13 Nov - Matthew Herbert, Enrico Rave...
Requiem for BBC Radio 3

Requiem for BBC Radio 3

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 Matthew’s piece Requiem deconstructs Beethoven along with the instruments of a traditional string quartet. Matthew says: ‘for some time, i’ve been trying to make sense of why we’re not clearer about the recent revolution in music. we used to need musical instruments but now we can make music out of...
PalazzoReale - Installation for Alcantara

PalazzoReale – Installation for Alcantara

As part of an exhibition at the PalazzoReale in Milan Matthew has produced a talking chair that when you sit on it, it tells you how it was made by the voices of the people that made it as well as playing sounds from the factory where it was made. Click HERE for more information...
S a r a s a r a - co production

S a r a s a r a – co production

Matthew has co produced and mixed the debut album from S a r a s a r a. The record entitled Amorfati will be released by One Little Indian. You can read more and listen to some of the album via The Guardian HERE  
A NUDE - Live premiere at The Roundhouse - 10th August

A NUDE – Live premiere at The Roundhouse – 10th August

Ivor Novello nominated DJ and musician Matthew Herbert brings Matthew Herbert presents A NUDE to the Roundhouse as part of a series of immersive gigs in and around Ron Arad’s 360° installation, Curtain Call. The piece will see Matthew collaborate with a renowned choreographer and will feature a group of dancers. This brand new piece is based around Herbert’s new album...
Neue Meister - New composition and performance

Neue Meister – New composition and performance

On 20th June 2016 Matthew will perform a new composition alongside the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. The new work is for orchestra, electronics, water, money and whistles on the theme of crossing borders. Tickets and more information available here.
New Album: A NUDE - the perfect body

New Album: A NUDE – the perfect body

Matthew Herbert has announced details of an extraordinary new solo project inspired by the human body. The nude has been a primary form of expression for visual art for centuries. However there has never been a musical nude in its purest form. For The Nude (The Perfect Body), Matthew Herbert has recorded the sounds of...
Hear What You Eat - Whitstable Biennale 2016

Hear What You Eat – Whitstable Biennale 2016

On Sunday 12th June Matthew will host a special dinner as part of Whitstable Biennale. Tickets are available now. Whitstable based musician and composer Matthew Herbert is writing a book titledThe Music (published by Unbound, in partnership with Whitstable Biennale, 2016), about the formidable and profound revolution in music that is “somewhere buried in the last 100...
UK entry for The New Shakespeare Songbook

UK entry for The New Shakespeare Songbook

The BBC have commissioned Matthew to write the UK entry for the European Broadcasting Union’s ‘New Shakespeare Songbook’ which has been created as part of the 400 year Shakespeare birthday celebrations. The piece is entitled ‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow’ and takes the text from Act 5 of Macbeth. The piece features the vocals of...
'Chorus' installation for the Wellcome Collections new exhibition 'This Is A Voice'

‘Chorus’ installation for the Wellcome Collections new exhibition ‘This Is A Voice’

Matthew has created a new installation piece for the This Is A Voice exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. ‘Chorus’ asks visitors to sing a single note to add to a chorus of voices, forming an ever-expanding sound installation that plays in the exhibition and on the Wellcome Collection website. The exhibition runs 14 April 2016...
Edible Sound: DJ Experiment at the Science Gallery

Edible Sound: DJ Experiment at the Science Gallery

Through a series of experiments, Herbert has created audio recordings of ingredients widely-used in processed food, etching them, via laser-cutting technology, onto various consumable items. The outcome is an assortment of edible records that will be played on the night. The audience will be invited to reflect on the foods that informed their creation and...