Dummy examine the significance of the acclaimed UK producer's use of sampling (the most recent example being an album constructed around a single 10-second recording of Libyan bombs being dropped in 2011.)
Here's a short Guardian film showing Matthew Herbert and the London Sinfonietta performing One Day at the Southbank Centre in London—a piece inspired by the September 25th, 2010 edition of the newspaper.
To mark the release of Matthew Herbert's contribution to the Recomposed series, long-time friend Patrick Pulsinger interviews the British maestro about absent birds, chords played out of coffins and a symphony about George Bush's farm.
"He found himself in London club, the toilet queue was miles. 'Take my hand,' she led him to the front—she had a little bag of smiles." Herbert croons a weekend narrative on "Leipzig", the smooth new single from his upcoming album, One One.
The famed producer will follow the animal from life to afterlife, and plans to turn the bones into a woodwind instrument. Says Herbert, "It is the artist's responsibility to make connections, no matter how absurd they are and where they lead us."