Matthew Herbert: The Recording at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Matthew Herbert: The Recording

In an age in which anyone can presume to be a composer and an unfathomable amount of music is produced every twenty-four hours, Matthew Herbert asks are we still connected to what we hear? The internationally acclaimed artist well-known for his uncompromising attitude towards music and its making invites the audience and special guests – musicians, theorists and politicians – to take part in a unique creative process. For seven days he and his band will be in residency in the Tischlerei, which will be turned into a functioning recording studio. Their goal: to compose, record, and mix an album from scratch in one week’s time.

The Recording – the process of recording as well as the final album itself – will be a unique collaboration with both the audience and the opera house. Together they will delve into the role music plays in our lives, both as entertainment and the often-dismissed idea of it as an agent for genuine social and political change and try to answer, in both a rhetorical and practical way, the increasingly relevant question: what can music do anymore?

The Tischlerei at Deutsche Oper Berlin will become an Open Space for listening, exchange and creation.Matthew Herbert is thinking about the following settings: a lecture, a bar, a playground, a pure academic exploration, an engineering master-class, a hacker meeting, a concert, and a nightclub. Matthew Herbert invites the audience to take an active part in this special creation and celebrate with him and his band when it is finished with The Recording Record-Release-Party.

19th September, 2014
DAY ONE is Tools Day

Further Information:


Ableton Amaury Groc
Native Instruments Tobias Thon
Music Pool Berlin Eric Eitel
Gewinner des Berlin Music Hackday Stephen Koller
Mastering Studio Calyx Andreas [LUPO] Lubich

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