The experimental producer, DJ and musician Matthew Herbert will perform at Musica nova on the 5th of February. His latest record The Music was released in 2016 – as a book.
“Somewhere buried in the last 100 years between the invention of the microphone, the tape machine, the sampler and the computer, music has undergone a formidable and profound revolution. Instead of making music with specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything (whether it is intrinsically musical or not). Why use a violin when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use the explosion of a bomb in Libya?
I would like this book then to be a kind of manifesto for sound that makes this shift explicit.”
Matthew Herbert will read experts from the book aloud at the concert.