Sound Matters episode 25
A Novel Sound
“It’s a description of the next record that I will never make,” so relates influential UK based composer, DJ and artist Matthew Herbert, telling us about his new book, The Music. True to his eclectic back catalogue of creative work his new novel is not just any novel – it’s a novel made exclusively of the description of sounds: “It’s supposed to exist in other people’s heads… I like the idea of personal interpretation,” explains Herbert. And if there’s one thing our intrepid podcast about all things audible (and beyond) loves, it’s personal interpretation. For this edition of Bang & Olufsen’s Sound Matters podcast, we present a version of this novel in sound, with the assistance of tonmeister Mads Lundegaard and Herbert himself.