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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...

matthew speaking with john fulljames at SohoCreate

matthew’s speaking alongside john fulljames from the royal opera house at SohoCreate this thursday june 5th in london. details here: https://sohocreate.co.uk/sessions/embracing-the-new/
matthew plays the british library sound archive for boiler room

matthew plays the british library sound archive for boiler room

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, broken one to the most...
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 and the chirp app enabled...
matthew speaking at the TATE

matthew speaking at the TATE

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talks-and-lectures/if-you-had-year-change-something-what-would-you-do matthew is at the TATE today to talk about what he would change given a year.