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Matthew Herbert
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Matthew Herbert is a prolific and accomplished musician, artist, producer and writer whose range of innovative works extends from numerous albums (including the much-celebrated ‹Bodily Functions›) to Ivor Novello nominated film scores (‹Life in a Day›) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games and radio. He has performed solo, as a DJ and with various musicians including his own 18 piece big band all round the world from the Sydney opera house, to the Hollywood Bowl and created installations, plays and opera. He has collaborated with notable artists, such as Bjork, Dizzee Rascal, Roisin Murphy, The Invisible, Micachu and Merz and released some of these works alongside others on his own label – Accidental Records. Notable collaborators have included chef Heston Blumenthal, playwrights Caryl Churchill and Duncan Macmillan, theatre director Lyndsey Turner, musician Arto Lindsay and writer Will Self but he is most known for working with sound, turning ordinary or so-called found sound into electronic music. His most celebrated work ‹ONE PIG› followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond. He is relaunching an online Museum of Sound and is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC. His debut play ‹The Hush› was performed at the National Theatre, his debut opera ‹The Crackle› at the Royal Opera House and he continues to work on projects for the screen as well as the stage. He is currently finishing his debut book called ‹The Music for the publisher Unbound›.