Blog
ILK debut album 'Y U'

ILK debut album ‘Y U’

Matthew has co-produced the debut album for London band ILK. Out now on Accidental Records. “At their first attempt ILK have created an artistic triumph sonically” The Line Of Best Fit 8/10 “Unusual art-pop stylings fuelled by jittery electronics” Clash Magazine “The combination of producer Matthew Herbert and London trio ILK may turn out to be the modern day equivalent...
New European Songbook - The Boat That Brought Me Here

New European Songbook – The Boat That Brought Me Here

Matthew has create a piece of music for the BBC’s New European Songbook entitled The Boat That Brought Me Here. The piece was born out of a collaboration with Iranian percussionist Arian Sadr who now lives in Manchester. The film maker Akinola ‘CrackStevens’ Davis then made a film to accompany the piece that represents the...
Fatherland - Album with Karl Hyde

Fatherland – Album with Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde and Matthew Herbert have announced the release of a new album called Fatherland (Original Music from the Stage Show). The album is made up of music based on extracts from the script for Fatherland, a play written in collaboration by Karl Hyde, playwright Simon Stephens and Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham which will premiere at Manchester...
Music for 'The Unknown' at The Royal Court

Music for ‘The Unknown’ at The Royal Court

Matthew has written the music for a new play The Unknown by EV Crowe. It is being performed at The Royal Court theatre’s new experimental design space The Site.
Music For A Busy City

Music For A Busy City

For 2017′s Manchester International Festival Matthew has joined 5 other composers in each creating a new piece of work using the sounds of the city… Music for a Busy City takes six leading composers out of the concert hall and into Manchester, making music for the spaces through which we pass every day. This pioneering project...
Brexit Big Band

Brexit Big Band

Following two acclaimed big band albums, Matthew Herbert announces a third in response to Brexit. This time though, it’s being put together differently. It is a two year collaborative project right across Europe celebrating artistic and musical collaboration and communities across national borders. The project will begin in England at the point at which the...
Benjamin Britten's DEATH IN VENICE - a new commentary

Benjamin Britten’s DEATH IN VENICE – a new commentary

Matthew has created a one off experimental response to Benjamin Brittens Opera ‘Death In Venice’ for the Deutsche Oper Berlin: DEATH IN VENICE is Benjamin Britten’s compositional legacy. In this adaptation of Thomas Mann’s eponymous novella, the English composer has penned a work comprising an old, wise view of 400 years of operatic history, the...
A Fantastic Woman  - a film by Sebastián Lelio

A Fantastic Woman – a film by Sebastián Lelio

Matthew has created the music for a new film by Sebastián Lelio called Una Mujer Fantastica (A Fantastic Woman). The world premiere is taking place on at the 67th Berlinale Sunday, February 12, 2017 in the Berlinale Palast. Other performances at the Berlinale are: 13:02:17 12:30 Zoo Palast 1 13:02:17 15:00 Friedrichstadtpalast 13:02:17 21:30 Odeon Cinema – Berlinale Goes Kiez 13:02:17...
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...