THE SOUND OF STORY: MATTHEW HERBERT
AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING
18 NOVEMBER 2016
PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL
Matthew Herbert is a speaker at The Sound of Story 2016: three days of talks, screenings, masterclasses and workshops.
Matthew Herbert is a prolific and accomplished musician, artist, producer and writer. Under various guises he has created highly innovative work by turning an extraordinary palette of ordinary or so-called found sounds into electronic music. The much-celebrated Bodily Functions featured sounds generated from human hair, skin and internal bodily organs; for Plat Du Jour he sampled industrial chicken farms, while One Pig followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond.
Matthew’s work spans the arts, from Ivor Novello-nominated film scores (Life in a Day) to music for the theatre, TV, games and radio. He has remixed iconic artists including Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone, and worked closely over a number of years with such diverse acts as Björk and Dizzee Rascal. He has performed solo, as a DJ and with various musicians, including his own 18-piece big band, all around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Hollywood Bowl. 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 relaunching an online Museum of Sound and is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC, and is currently finishing his debut book, a written description of a record called The Music for the publisher Unbound, which will challenge how we think about music, sound and how we hear the world itself.
Matthew is a speaker at The Sound of Story: Symposium on 18 November.
Times: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Brighton Dome Studio, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG (registration 10.30am)
Tickets: £35 / £20 (concession)
ABOUT THE SOUND OF STORY
The Sound of Story takes place over three days 17, 18, 19 November 2016. It is a series of talks, masterclasses, screenings and workshops featuring a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals.
The Sound of Story is presented by Lighthouse, and supported by Creative Skillset ’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds and through the Skills Investment Fund. It takes place during Brighton’s annual film festival, CINECITY, and is sponsored by Goldcrest and AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound).
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