Thursday, November 11, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Herbert Turns a Newspaper Into Performance Art

Matthew Herbert has made a career out of wacky sampling and thematic concepts. In addition to producing such left-field house classics as Around the House and Bodily Functions (my personal favorite), the man also dabbles in installation work and live and improvised electronic composition. Following two solid conceptual records from 2010 alone, Herbert's latest excursion involves a single, hour-long piece based on the September 25th edition of the Guardian UK newspaper to be performed at the Royal Albert Hall (via P4k News). Obviously I have no idea how this is gonna actually turn out, but based solely on the below behind the scenes/making-of/interview clip, Herbert certainly has high aspirations for the work. Feel inadequate and unoriginal after the cut:

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