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Reworks proudly presents Matthew Herbert, a pioneering, multifaceted and highly productive artist.
Tireless, innovative, sampling wizard, trained pianist, producer and writer, Matthew Herbert is one of the most versatile and prolific artists of our time. Recording and producing under various aliases, he is behind 26 albums, dozens of singles and collaborations with names like Serge Gainsbourg, Quincy Jones, R.E.M, Bjork, Roisin Murphy, Moloko, Roy Ayers and others.
He has a wide range of innovative projects, from numerous albums to music for movies, theater, television and radio. He shaped the British approach to the Minimalism using his aesthetics, while designing its connection with House. Sometimes as a DJ, sometimes with major orchestras – including his Big Band consisting of 18 instruments – he travels all over the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Hollywood Bowl.
After two successful albums with his band, Herbert, is currently working on the next one that is a response to the British government and Brexit. It is a two year collaborative project right across Europe celebrating artistic and musical collaboration and communities across national borders. The album will be released in 2019 the same moment that Britain leaves the EU and includes sounds that anyone can upload online through the Brexit Sound Swap application. The purpose is to hear at the same time the sound contribution of up to 1000 people.
Herbert makes music from objects, instruments, custom made hardware, and even food. Bodily Functions’ album is included in the list of the best and most important albums in the history of electronic music.
One of the most important geniuses of recent decades is added to the line up of Reworks 2018.
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