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 or The Shakes) to Ivor Novello nominated film scores (Life in a Day) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games and radio.
Born in 1972 and educated at Exeter University, Matthew Herbert may have overseen production duties for artists such as Roisin Murphy, Micachu, Merz, Hejira and Rowdy Superstar whilst re-mixing over 200 artists (ranging from Quincy Jones, REM and Serge Gainsbourg to Bjork and Mahler) but it is for the extraordinary range of his work as an artist and sound innovator that he is best known. 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. 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.