The video was directed by Albert Sala and produced by Village Green. ‘Spreadsheet Blues’ was recorded with John Matthias performing on piano, violin and guitar, with all of his vocal performances being recorded live alongside the guitar parts.
John Matthias is a musician, composer and physicist. In 2008, he won the PRS Foundation New Music Award (The ‘Turner Prize’ for music) with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan for the development of a huge sonic installation across the UK entitled ‘The Fragmented Orchestra’. John is Associate Professor in Sonic Arts at Plymouth University and is co-director of the Art and Sound research group in the School of Art and Media. He has collaborated with many recording artists including Radiohead and Coldcut and has performed extensively across the world including at the Wordless Music Series in New York, The Pompidou Centre in Paris and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. He has recently collaborated with artist, Stanley Donwood in San Francisco, the Rambert Dance Company with Nick Ryan in London and Andrew Prior and Company Chameleon in their new contemporary dance-theatre work, ‘Eden’ which had its London Premiere in November 2013 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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(Written on March 11, 2014 )