|VENUE:||Multiple Kitchens and other Art’s Birthday venues|
|RADIO STATION:||via EBU|
Every birthday party starts and ends in the kitchen. This is where people gather for food, drinks and chats. For Art’s Birthday 2023, Matthew Herbert installs an international sound kitchen in the world wide web: Together with artists from different places and backgrounds, he will perform a radiophonic cooking show over IP. The technical interface is provided by Slovenian Radio’s B-AIR platform.
The participants of The Kitchen will be: alien productions (Martin Breindl, Norbert Math and Andrea Sodomka), Hayden Dean, Matthew Herbert, Hugh Jones, Eric Maltz, Samantha Simmons, Gregor Pirš, Kim Wichera.
Photo by Chris Plytas
Matthew Herbert is an award winning composer, producer and writer. His range of innovative works extends from numerous albums (including the much-celebrated Bodily Functions) to film scores for Oscar-winning movies (A Fantastic Woman) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games, radio, opera and installations. He is most known for working with sound, turning ordinary or so-called found sound into electronic music. His most celebrated work ONE PIG followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond and debuted at the Royal Opera House. He is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC and set up the Oram Awards, The Sound of The Year Awards and the Radiophonic Travel Agency. His debut play The Hush was performed at the National Theatre and his debut book called The Music was published in 2018. He has a PhD in composition entitled ‘Listen while you work’ about ethics and is an artistic researcher at Canterbury Christ Church University.