Matthew Bourne

Fresh Yorkshire Aires – Pledge Campaign Launched (February 4th, 2016)

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The pledge campaign for Fresh Yorkshire Aires has a now been launched! The project continues to advance, and we (myself, Jacob Thompson-Bell and Philip Thomas)are now working with three Yorkshire-based composers: Katie English, Jez Riley French, and Nigel Morgan. You can find further details about the … [more]

moogmemory on BBC Radio 6 Music (January 14th, 2016)

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Well, I’m very pleased that Daniziel was featured on 6 Music Recommends, with Mary Anne Hobbs yesterday evening. That, and it’s an honour to have followed on from David Bowie in the proceedings, too.


As IF…


Listen to the full programme, here.… [more]

moogmemory: London BFI Southbank Show Announced (January 8th, 2016)


I’m pleased to announce that the London date of the moogmemory tour will be at BFI Southbank, on March 5th, as part of their Sonic Cinema series. In the meantime, stay tuned for more news – and don’t forget; you can download a FREE track from the album, Daniziel[more]

RADIOLAND at Jumbo Records: Instore Q&A & Live Performance (January 5th, 2016)


To mark the arrival of Radioland in record shops across the land, I’ll be doing an instore Q&A about the album, and a little tour/demo of my synthesiser set up at Jumbo Records on January 15th.

Jumbo Records is a Leeds institution – a proper independent record shop that, along … [more]

MOOGMEMORY – Album Release & Tour Dates Announced (December 9th, 2015)


It’s been a long time coming but, that ‘difficult’ second album, moogmemory, is finally due for release on The Leaf Label, available from March 4th, 2016.

It is, quite possibly, the World’s first album to have been performed and recorded solely on a Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM) synthesiser. … [more]

RADIOLAND – Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity Revisited: Album Release (December 1st, 2015)


At last, Radioland, the project with which I toured together with Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt earlier this year, is now available for download via Bandcamp – also made available via other digital music services on December 4th.

In addition to the downloadable format, you can also pre-order the … [more]

Fresh Yorkshire Aires – Notation (November 24th, 2015)


There have been some interesting submissions for The Fresh Yorkshire Aires project, curated by composer Jacob Thompson-Bell. There’s a little blog post I’ve written about playing from notation, along with a reminder that contributions are welcome – and there’s still plenty of time to submit your ideas for inclusion … [more]

Fresh Yorkshire Aires (October 9th, 2015)

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Fresh Yorkshire Aires is a brand new project collecting together graphic scores and visual representations of sound by artists and composers based in West Yorkshire. Devised by composer Jacob Thompson-Bell, it will involve work by the aforementioned; with myself, and fellow pianist Philip Thomas, interpreting the material in … [more]

Canals: The Making of a Nation (August 26th, 2015)

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This Friday, the first episode in a new six-part series about the canals will begin on BBC1. Although it is not the first time I’ve worked on music for film and television, this is the first time that myself and fellow colleague, Sam Hobbs, have collaborated in a substantial BBC … [more]

CAPSULE – concerts in Newcastle-Manchester-London (May 16th, 2015)


CAPSULE, is an intimate little chamber project featuring myself, Tam de Villiers (guitar) and Jean-Brice Godet (clarinets). We rehearsed together in Airedale and in Paris, wrote a few nice tunes, and now we’re going to play them in:


17 The Bridge Newcastle 

18 Cross Street Unitarian Chapel Manchester[more]

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