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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…  
Music for Gundog - Royal Court London

Music for Gundog – Royal Court London

Matthew has written the music for a new play ‘Gundog’ that has just opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London which The Guardian describe as “a compelling, unforgiving glimpse into rural life, and one in which there is not a single fluffy, gambolling lamb in sight” read the full review here. More info and...
The Politics of Listening at The British Library

The Politics of Listening at The British Library

Exploring the ethical front lines of sound. Matthew Herbert is joined by guests to explore the ethical front lines of sound. What is it acceptable to record and listen to? With live music and recordings, including some made in Manhattan on 11 September 2001. Part of a Season of Sound, celebrating the Library’s sound archive. More...
Brexit Big Band in Brussels

Brexit Big Band in Brussels

Matthew brings the Brexit Big Band project to the very heart of the EU on Saturday 20th Jan for the closing concert of the 2018 Brussels Jazz Festival at Flagey. Tickets
A Fantastic Woman - Soundtrack Album

A Fantastic Woman – Soundtrack Album

The Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award shortlisted film ‘A Fantastic Woman’ from director Sebastian Lello is a getting an album release for the original soundtrack composed by Matthew Herbert. The album is released January 5th on Milan Records. More information via Pitchfork