Matthew Bourne

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…… [more]

Newsletters (July 10th, 2014)

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Just a little note about the quasi-occasional newsletters I write from time to time. They’re a summary of things I’m doing/have done/am going to do/other news that might be of interest. You can subscribe to receive these by joining the mailing list HERE, or via the HOME page. Click … [more]

Bourne Davis Kane – full concert available on Vimeo (July 9th, 2014)

Recently added to Vimeo is a BDK concert from SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast), and was part of a colloquium at Queens University Belfast entitled, Translating Improvisation: Beyond Disciplines, Beyond Borders. It’s a slight departure from our normal performances – being under the auspices of an academic [more]

Two Projects for Glenn Armstrong: Sine qua non & Salomé (with Kit Downes) (July 7th, 2014)

Sine qua non – Serge Gainsbourg re-imagined

Out now on Coup Perdu records is the gorgeously-recorded, beautifully-packaged Sine qua non – Serge Gainsbourg re-imagined. Recorded at Abbey Road studios in 2013, SQN is a testament to producer/curator Glenn Armstrong’s aesthetic vision and ear for detail and quality. I was … [more]

Bourne Davis Kane: appearances & releases (June 28th, 2014)


Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst

Bourne Davis Kane have already premiered Piers Hellawell‘s Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst, as part of the 2014 New Music Biennial at the 2014 Belfast festival in March. The next performance of this collaborative commission will be at London Southbank Centre on July 6th (with a … [more]

Bourne Davis Kane to work with Piers Hellawell for New Music Biennial 2014 (June 21st, 2013)

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The PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial consists of twenty composers and commissioning organisations that have been selected to produce new musical work in 2014.

Working closely with Belfast-based composer (and longtime friend of the band) Piers HellawellBourne Davis Kane will workshop the material together, with each of us … [more]

Bourne and Chris Sharkey to support Marc Ribot solo show in March! (February 26th, 2013)


Bourne – along with guitar lothario, Christopher Sharkey will be playing before the wonderful Marc Ribot on March 14th at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. It’s been ten years since, under the guise of Distortion Trio, that Bourne, Sharkey and Dave Black played a set with Mr. Ribot … [more]

Billy Moon chosen for the ‘Northern Line’ Touring Scheme (February 21st, 2013)


Billy Moon has been chosen as one of twelve ‘ambassadors’ for the Northern Line touring scheme – a Jazz North initiative. There will be a showcase concert at The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on March 25th. This appearance will see Billy Moon in an intimate duo setting with Seaming To[more]

Impermanence Trio Album Launch (January 6th, 2013)


Happy New Year!

Just a brief announcement to say that Impermanence Trio (Bourne, Riaan Vosloo (bass) & Tim Giles (drums)) will be launching their debut album at The Vortex on Tuesady, 8th January.

The vinyl only release (download code included) is shared with Tricko (Tareco), featuring Kit Downes (piano), … [more]

Montauk Variations heads the list of Stewart Lee’s records of 2012 in The Sunday Times! (December 10th, 2012)


It is a great honour for me to have had Montauk Variations selected as one of Stewart Lee‘s records of the year in yesterday’s (09/12/12) Sunday Times Culture supplement.


Lee has already reviewed Montauk in The Times earlier this year:

Matthew Bourne is found in typically excitable [more]

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