Matthew Herbert
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Maverick musician Matthew Herbert brings a relentlessly inventive force to the Festival with his latest album, The Horse.

Matthew Herberts experimental new work, The Horse, uses an entire horses skeleton to create music " from flutes crafted from thigh bones to bows fashioned out of the hair and strings made from sinew. Partnering with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Herbert has created a piece of work that knows no bounds.

Throughout The Horse, Herbert races through history and draws references to ancient cave paintings from Spain and to Emily Wilding Davidsons fatal injury at Epsom in 1913. Described by The New York Times as being obsessed with the possibilities of using found sounds, Herberts latest album embodies this description to the fullest.

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