Matthew Bourne

‘Radioland’ audio preview: TRANSISTOR & RADIOACTIVITY (February 25th, 2015)

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Two preview tracks from the upcoming Radioland Tour have been uploaded onto the Sound UK Soundcloud page for you to enjoy: a Memorymoog/Minimoog duet of Transistor and the more beat-driven Radioactivity. You might like to compare them to the original versions… They’re from the rehearsal ‘showreel’ we’ve put together … [more]

Radioland – Rehearsal Photo Blog (February 23rd, 2015)


New stuff on blog giving a little bit of insight into the rehearsal process ahead of the forthcoming Radioland tour in a few weeks. The blog features the excellent photography of Sarah Mason to whet your appetite for the shows and, especially for the geek inside of you (we’ve all … [more]

On Tour: Radioland – Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ Revisited (February 16th, 2015)


Touring this March, a new project with fellow musician Franck Vigroux, and installation artist Antoine Schmitt; honouring the 40th anniversary of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album, by reworking the material, bringing our own sensibilities to bear on Kraftwerk’s aktivität.

So, if you’d like to see/hear some classic tunes reworked, … [more]

Performing live to projection of F.W. Murnau’s, ‘Last Laugh’ (October 23rd, 2014)

Last Laugh

It’s always a challenge and pleasure to perform live to projection – and I’m particularly looking forward to this one. I’ve been concentrating on recording a solo synthesizer album for The Leaf Label so, some of those ideas are bound to pop up, where appropriate… Have a look at the … [more]

Everything Everything: Chaos to Order at Central Library, Manchester (October 23rd, 2014)

Chaos to Order

Myself and Christophe de Bézenac will be installing ourselves in Manchester’s newly-refurbished Central Library on November 10 – as part of Everything Everything‘s Chaos to Order residency. We’ll be combining analogue synthesizers, saxhophone and sound processing via Pure Data – along with visual elements that will be screened and … [more]

One Way to Osaka – latest film music with Dan Berridge (October 8th, 2014)

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This is a lovely short film by Ben & Joe Dempsey (and takes me back to my own visit to Japan some years ago). Lots of piano/cello (and violin – from Tom Sidebottom) and vocals from David Harks. You can view the audio playlist at Dan Berridge’s Soundcloud [more]

//Bourne/Berridge/Bourne// – Mini-Album now Available! (September 15th, 2014)

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At long last, this collaborative endeavour between myself and long-term musical friend, Dan Berridge – is available for download. You can also listen to the tracks here. Recorded in a few different locations over a period of months, this collection of tracks is just another stepping stone on … [more]

‘One Way to Osaka’ – latest film score work with Dan Berridge (August 29th, 2014)

Thought I’d share this – it’s from the soundtrack to Ben & Joe Dempsey’s forthcoming short film, One Way to Osaka. Apart from being some of the first cello and piano recorded at home in the cowshed, this cue also features the excellent and mellifluous vocal of David Harks. You … [more]

Sneak preview of new synthesizer track(s): #8, live at Lamplight Social (August 29th, 2014)

Here’s a little preview of a new synthesizer track done on the wonderful LAMM Memorymoog, #8, in development for the forthcoming Bourne Synthesizer Show record for The Leaf Label – captured on film at the very first Lamplight Social night in Leeds. It’s a great night of creative music … [more]

Berridge/Bourne – Adidas Football Advert (July 24th, 2014)

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Very pleased to see that some piano/synth work done a while back has made it here. The opening texture is taken from a remix of Dan Berridge‘s, Better Left Unsaid. Nice when things come round full circle… And, just for good measure, here’s a longer version of the … [more]

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