See a theatre performance by Matthew Herbert this summer

'The Hush' will take place at a new venue from the National Theatre and promises to be "part-gig, part-play, part-installation".


Experimental sound musician Matthew Herbert is lending his touch to a theatre production next month. The Hush is the name of a new project that will take place at The Shed, a temporary venue set up by the National Theatre, between July 17th and August 3rd, and will see Herbert will work with director Ben Power alongside actors and foley artists to create a found soundscape for the performance.

The National Theatre describe it as somewhere between a gig, a play, and an installation, and according to its press release promises to explore the relationship between power and sound, with no two performances being the same. It’s the first time that Herbert has worked on a theatre project.

For more information and tickets, head to The Shed at the National Theatre’s website.

Matthew Herbert released a new album named ‘The End Of Silence’ earlier this week, which was reviewed for Dummy by Steph Kretowicz. That record also formed the basis of an essay by music theorist Adam Harper, which can be read here.