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laurence osborn

Herbert Meets: Laurence Osborn

Herbert Meets: Laurence Osborn

It’s raining, it’s cold, it’s a Monday night and Herbert has bagged a warm corner table in Yumcha soho to meet composer Laurence Osborn.

For someone so young, Osborn has already produced a pretty impressive body of work + awards and so I will admit, Herbert was a bit nervous.

There wasn’t a need – Laurence is incredibly relaxed, warm and interesting and put Herbert at ease within minutes. So we sat down with our teas – L went for – Chilli Chilli Bang Bang tea and H for Tranquillity and discussed his upcoming project Ctrl – a 20 minute opera that will premiere on November 24th at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival where Osborn is also an International Showcase Artist this year. read more

5 best classical music playlists

Herbert Picks: 5 Best Classical Music Playlists

Herbert Picks: 5 Best Classical Music Playlists

Herbert has been asked countless times to suggest ‘good’ classical music playlists.

Your wish is my command. So here we go: 5 best classical music playlists that we’re listening to at Herbert HQ right now.  

  1. Headphone Commute Daily 

Curated by: The author behind the brilliant Headphone Commute

What to expect? 

Good and broad selection of modern classical & electronic music. Mellow, calming – perfect for bathtime. 

Follow Headphone Commute on Spotify here  read more

Borough New Music

Herbert Reviews: Borough New Music

Herbert Reviews: Borough New Music 

Ladies and gents, Herbert has found a gem.  

Are you ready? Ok:


Borough New Music | Follow here

What? Free (1 hour) lunchtime concerts every Tuesday 1pm showcasing contemporary classical music.  

9 ‘Series’ of music from October ’17 – June ’18   

122 composer | 49 performers | 37 premiers  

Fulll info on the 9 series here

Where? St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

Closest Tubes: Borough / London Bridge read more

Herbert Pods: Richard Melkonian

Herbert Pod: Richard Melkonian

Richard Melkonian is a London based composer, visual artist and producer. Full bio here.

Herbert was lucky enough to sit in on a workshop for Richard’s newest composition: ‘Canto for orchestra.’ 

After, Herbert sat down with the man himself to find out a little bit more about him, the piece, and why why WHY he likes classical music. 

….without any further ado: Herbert’s first pod.  

And here is the b-eauutiful and dark ‘Canto for orchestra’  read more

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