John Matthias, Jay Auborn, Stanley Donwood and Mat Consume
BROADMEAD: The Soundtrack to the Film of the Place
Conveying a bleakly elegiac beauty, the film is a series of ‘moving photographs’, accompanied by deadpan narration and a beautifully sad score written and performed by John Matthias and Jay Auborn.
“I’ve never been to Broadmead, but I’ve seen the film. I’ve heard its plangent score by John Matthias and Jay Auborn. It makes me feel sad in the way the obituary section of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards makes me sad. Or Johann Johannson’s music. Or coastal erosion. Or all news stories about the environment. Or references to ‘tech giants’, ‘uncanny valleys’, a ‘European Super League’”. John Matthias is a musician and composer who has released six albums via Accidental, Ninja Tune, Nonclassical, Village Green and Sony. He has collaborated with many artists including Radiohead and Coldcut and has had his music remixed by many artists including Thom Yorke, Matthew Herbert and Prince Jammy.