David's recent films for BBC Radio 3 include one of composer-producer Matthew Herbert destroying a string quartet...

In one of David's recent films for BBC Radio 3, we witness composer-producer Matthew Herbert destroying a string quartet...but with an expressed purpose!

The film is a 30 second version of Herbert's 30-minute piece, 'Requiem' in which classical instruments gradually degrade until samples of their destruction become the music itself.

'You used to need instruments to play music' says Herbert, 'but now you can play anything. It's like the shift in art from using pencil and paper to using a video camera'.

You can watch the remaining two films here, all directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan: 

http://theassemblyrooms.tv/videos/bbc-radio-3-alice-oswald

http://theassemblyrooms.tv/videos/bbc-radio-3-soweto-kinch