Matthew Bourne

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]

Impermanence Trio at Cheltenham Jazz Festival – TODAY (May 2nd, 2015)

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TODAY, as part of the Cheltenham Jazz FestivalImpermanence Trio will play at Cheltenham Ladies College – but with a technological twist and some audience participation…

Curious?! Read on…

Impermanence Trio teamed up with Professor Jonty Stockdale of the University of West London last year, to conduct a series … [more]

Radioland in GLASGOW (April 18th, 2015)


For those of you who missed the Radioland tour last month, and fancy a trip to what is, arguably, one of the best cities on the planet; we’re playing another show at Platform Glasgow as part of the Outskirts Festival on Saturday April 25. We were lucky enough to have … [more]

‘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)

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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]

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