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Gorgeous Music Video For Matthew Herbert’s “Titles” From ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Soundtrack [Exclusive]

Sebastián Lelio‘s “A Fantastic Woman” spent almost the entirety of last year turning heads. Debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival where it took home three prizes, and traveling the festival circuit from there, praise has rightly been showered on the movie’s lead star Daniela Vega, and the filmmaker, who adds another gem to his catalog. However, helping to weave “A Fantastic Woman” into a singular cinematic experience is the score by Matthew Herbert, and today we’ve pleased to exclusively debut the music video for the soundtrack cut, “Titles.”

Music fans might better know Herbert through his extensive electronic based discography.

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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
141 original scores just made the Oscar shortlist, meaning that we have no real idea which soundtracks will go on to be nominated for the actual Academy Award — “Phantom Thread” composer Jonny Greenwood looks poised to finally be recognized for his work, but might “Baywatch” be a spoiler? We simply don’t know, dear reader. We simply don’t know.

As you await the nominations — which will be announced on Tuesday, January 23 — treat yourself to this selection of tracks from the shortlist.

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Here are the 141 scores vying for an Oscar nod:

Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer

“All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld, composer

“All the Money in the World,” Daniel Pemberton, composer

“Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer

“Band Aid,” Lucius, composer

“Battle of the Sexes,
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Rosen on the Micachu-Produced ‘I’m Not Dancing’: One of the Best Dance Tracks of 2013

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Rosen on the Micachu-Produced ‘I’m Not Dancing’: One of the Best Dance Tracks of 2013
In 2009, a 21-year-old Englishwoman named Mica Levi released a debut LP, Jewellery, with her band Micachu & the Shapes. The album, co-produced by Levi and the electronica musician Matthew Herbert, was one of those that critics like to call “genre-defying,” although that term doesn’t do much to capture the exuberant weirdness of Levi’s sound. The songs on Jewellery are short, loud, and raggedy, so full of rhythmic bustle that you wonder at times if your headphones are going to burst and spill their innards down your ear canal. A song like “Lips,” which clocks in at just 81 seconds, plays like a demented skiffle band, turned loose on some busted old guitars; the beat in “Curly Teeth” sounds like what you’d come up with if you filled a duffel bag with a few dozen cats, a bunch of Casio keyboards, and a drum machine.Last year, Levi did it again,
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Matthew Herbert Talks Pig Noises, Libyan Bombs

Matthew Herbert Talks Pig Noises, Libyan Bombs
At this year's Mutek electronic music festival in Montreal, British producer Matthew Herbert will be bringing two very unique and unrelated live shows to Canadian audiences for the first time. The first is "One Pig," based on his 2011 album of the same name where the 41-year-old collected sounds while following a pig's short life from birth to dinner plate.

The other, "The End Of Silence," couldn't be more different. It's an entire album based on one five-second sample of a bomb exploding in war-torn Libya that he and three collaborators contorted and stretched using hacked golf video game controllers. He later found out that two people had perished in the explosion, which dramatically changed his perception of the project. "The End Of Silence" will be released on June 24.

Herbert will also perform a DJ set at Mutek, for the first time under his Wishmountain moniker, although during our Skype conversation
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Björk to release remix compilation bastards this November

Earlier this year, Björk launched an eight-part remix series surrounding her latest record, Biophilia. One track was released every two weeks on vinyl or CD, which sounded fun, but wasn’t really cost effective for penny-pinching fans of the Icelandic singer. Fortunately, this Nov. 19, the bulk of the reworked tracks will be available on one record. bastards will be issued as an LP, CD, and digitally, and will feature remixes from Matthew Herbert, Death Grips, Omar Souleyman, and more. While not all of the tracks made the record, Björk says she “spent some time editing together not ...
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Trailer trash

Three powerful UK film scores get a nod from the Ivor Novellos, while Hitchcock's restored silent movies are given modern musical accompaniment

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Why are the pop-based Ivor Novello awards nominating far more interesting film scores than any other awards body? Their three contenders for best original film score, announced last week, were: The First Grader, by Alex Heffes; We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood; and Life in a Day, by Harry Gregson-Williams and the great Matthew Herbert. These are inventive, creative and powerful modern film scores – far more vital, exciting and reflective of what's going on in film score composition in the UK at the moment than the usual boring nods for, say, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat.

Silent Hitch

Trash got a real treat last week, attending the launch of BFI Southbank's forthcoming Hitchcock season. The blockbuster event, designed to coincide with
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From Birth To Plate

In honor of this weekend's creepy festival, we've rustled up the creepiest track we know: an edit of the album "One Pig" by British sound artist Matthew Herbert. Herbert, who most recently contributed to the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's "Life In A Day," is known for his ingenious harnessing of natural sound. Each track in "One Pig" is built with sounds taken from a different phase in a single pig's life -- birth, nursing, adolescence, even the final disturbing smacks of happy customers eating the little guy. For the slaughter, which Herbert wasn't allowed to record, he used a "pig's blood organ," a makeshift system of pulleys and tubes full of pig's blood, to approximate the sound. "One Pig" is currently available on iTunes. Check out a radio edit of the full work below, from birth to plate.

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Matthew Herbert - One Pig (radio edit) by Chapple Davies
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Music: Music Review: Matthew Herbert: One Pig

For the past decade, Matthew Herbert has taken a different approach to record-making than most of his contemporaries. Instead of building songs from sounds created in studios, he looks for raw material in the natural world. Last year’s One Club, for instance, was created from sounds recorded over one night in a German nightclub. It’s a process that’s bound to be hit-or-miss, given its limitations; even if those tapes don’t uncover interesting sounds, he has to use them all the same. Herbert’s latest, One Pig, is about just that—the life of one pig. The ...
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‘Life in a Day’ Soundtrack Details

Emi Music will be releasing a soundtrack album for the documentary Life in a Day. The album includes the score from the movie composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and Matthew Herbert. The album is set to be released digitally on October 24, 2011 and will be available to download on Amazon. Check out audio clips from all tracks on the soundtrack after the jump. Life in a Day directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott was shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 24th, 2010. The movie has been released in theaters this summer and is coming out on BluRay and DVD on November 8. For more information, check out the official movie website.

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Here’s the album track list:

1. Dawn – Harry Gregson-Williams

2. Waking Up – Harry Gregson-Williams

3. Coffee – Matthew Herbert

4. A Day At A Time feat.
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Brandt Brauer Frick say you can get (slightly) jiggy with it

Meet the new face of German techno: an accoustic trio who've spurned the sequencers to play live – they'll even let you dance

The avatar on Brandt Brauer Frick's Facebook page is a drawing of serious young men in shirts and ties. It's a portrait of the artists as middle managers or It support, reminiscent of Kraftwerk in their Trans-Europe Express phase. When I first meet Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick at a Frankfurt design event, they turn out to be serious young guys in sports jackets, carefully unpacking their instruments to play interstitial music for the annual Designpreis – 50 separate awards and speeches that required short blasts of music while the grinning winners find their way through the 1,000-seater hall.

Later that night I see the trio in a grotty downtown firetrap, performing on a cramped club stage, showing the same degree of professionalism and commitment at four times the volume.
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Weekly Film Music Roundup (July 29, 2011)

Three new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Paul Dano and Sam Rockwell. The film’s music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score is now available to download on iTunes and will be released on CD on August 16. To check out the details of the album, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Also opening wide is the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, written by Dan Fogelman and starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei. Christophe Beck and Nick Urata composed the movie’s score. A soundtrack album featuring twelve songs from the film has been released on Watertower Music. To listen to audio clips and learn more about the soundtrack,
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‘Life in a Day’ is a winning portrait of humanity’s collective experience

Life In A Day

Edited by Joe Walker

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On July 24th 2010, over 80,000 people from all corners of the world submitted footage of their day to contribute toward an epic and unique documentary / film. Editor Joe Walker and his associates then had the incredibly unenviable task of wading through over 4.500 hours of material and trying to craft it into something not only watchable but worthy of the movie’s concept – to create the first ever honest worldwide time capsule of a single day on Earth.

That not only do they succeed but do so in such exemplary fashion is a minor miracle and a true triumph for the versatility of cinema.

From births to deaths, proposals to acrobatics, the impoverished to the wealthy, the tender to the wildly insane, all the way through to the sincere and intensely powerful final scene of admittance – Life in a Day is a
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Life in a Day — review

Mashed up from more than 4,500 hours of footage sent in by YouTube users, Kevin Macdonald's film creates a stylised collage of human life on earth, as lived and filmed on 24 July 2010.

Birth, love, food, ablutions, sports, weddings (it was a Saturday), and a little death are all skilfully woven together and set to music, beats and sounds by Matthew Herbert. The result is entirely enjoyable, as upbeat and happy as a pop video.

YouTubeDocumentaryPhilip French

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Life in a Day — review

Mashed up from more than 4,500 hours of footage sent in by YouTube users, Kevin Macdonald's film creates a stylised collage of human life on earth, as lived and filmed on 24 July 2010.

Birth, love, food, ablutions, sports, weddings (it was a Saturday), and a little death are all skilfully woven together and set to music, beats and sounds by Matthew Herbert. The result is entirely enjoyable, as upbeat and happy as a pop video.

YouTubeJason Solomons

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Life in a Day: Around the world in 80,000 clips

Life in a Day is a snapshot of the planet on a single day last year – compiled solely from videos shot by volunteers. Director Kevin Macdonald on how he turned a mountain of footage into a remarkable film

Kevin Macdonald will be answering your questions live next week. Post your poser here

What do you love? What do you fear? What's in your pocket? We're all fascinated by the way other people live their lives, how they cope with hardship and triumph, what they put in their home movies and family albums. So one day last summer, I asked ordinary people around the world to answer those three questions and spend a day filming their lives.

My aim was to create a whole movie from intimate moments – the extraordinary, the mundane, the preposterous – and thereby take the temperature of the planet on a single day, 24 July. Contributors would upload their films to YouTube,
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Review: Life In A Day

Life In A Day reminded me of the unique docu-art films of Godfrey Reggio. I have no problem calling this the Koyaanisqatsi for the twitter and YouTube generation. Produced by the brothers Scott, Ridley and Tony, Kevin McDonald orchestrated the final film from 5000 hours of user-submitted videos via YouTube, all of which were shot on the day of July 24, 2010.

The film ends with credits fitting of the film.s theme, giving directorial credit not only to Kevin McDonald, but also to each of the many contributors that made this Life In A Day possible. The film is a journey through a single day; a mosaic of many lives, each in a single isolated moment brought together for a unified purpose. Life In A Day highlights our differences, regardless of how foreign and unfamiliar, can bring us closer together.

One of the underlying themes on Life In A Day touches on
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[Sundance Review] Life in a Day

Head over to YouTube and you are most likely greeted with cats playing keyboards, testicles getting smashed, Justin Bieber music videos, adorable kids saying adorable things, and a variety of personal confessions. Executive producer Ridley Scott and co-director Kevin Macdonald have set out do something unique with the platform. On July 24th, 2010 they asked for anyone in the world to film part of their day and then submit the footage. They received 80,000 submissions from 192 countries, resulting in nearly 5,000 hours of content. For the past seven months Macdonald has been working with his team of twenty editors to create the film. It may seem like an impossible task to cull together all this crowd-sourced material from around the world and make something powerful, but this team delivers a deeply personal look at global life.

There are no title cards with names or countries, no silly animation inserts, and no fancy tricks.
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Blumenthal 'to make music from dead pig'

Blumenthal 'to make music from dead pig'
Heston Blumenthal is reportedly planning to help musician Matthew Herbert make a woodwind instrument out of the bones of a dead pig for his next album. Herbert announced that he will raise and slaughter the pig before the celebrity chef prepares it for consumption, after which the bones will be converted into an instrument, Fact magazine reports. The tool will then be used to record new LP One Pig. Herbert said: (more)
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Casting Announced For Judgment Day And Mrs Klein At Almedia

James Macdonald returns to the Almeida to direct the world premiere of Christopher Hampton's new version of Ödön von Horváth's Judgment Day. Judgment Day will run at the Almeida from 3 September - 17 October 2009, with press night on 10 September. Set designs are by Miriam Buether with costume design is by Moritz Junge, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Chris Shutt and music by Matthew Herbert.
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Photo Flash: Judgement Day Rehearsals At The Almedia

James Macdonald returns to the Almeida to direct the world premiere of Christopher Hampton's new version of Ödön von Horváth's Judgment Day. Judgment Day will run at the Almeida from 3 September - 17 October 2009, with press night on 10 September. Set designs are by Miriam Buether with costume design is by Moritz Junge, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Chris Shutt and music by Matthew Herbert.
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