Accidental are a production team bringing innovation in sound and music to film, TV, theatre, products and events as well operating a family of record labels for over 20 years under the creative directorship of composer Matthew Herbert. Experts in bespoke creative concepts for music composition we have created scores for large scale international events including the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and the host pavilion at the World Expo. We have produced soundtracks for Oscar winning films (A Fantastic Woman) as well as companies including Lego and the BBC. Our recording artists include Micachu (Mica Levi), Enrico Rava, Roisin Murphy, Hejira, Merz and the Mercury Prize nominated The Invisible.
Our label Accidental Editions works with world leading cultural institutions to publish audio works derived from the visual arts having partnered with the likes of Royal Court theatre, Manchester International Festival and National Theatre Wales in the last year. Accidental also produce the annual Oram Awards on behalf of The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop which is now in its 4th year.
Our approach to music and sound always centers on the story that is being told. From building a drum kit from disused medical equipment for surgery based drama Temple for Sky TV to making music from the sounds of a haunted house for Lego’s Hidden Side series or recording someone swimming the English channel to soundtrack the Brexit process. Our professional network of musicians, sound recordists, studios, mix and mastering engineers allows us to offer a full service from creative concept to final delivery, ongoing partners include Abbey Road studios, mix engineer Pete Cobbin (Lord Of The Rings, London 2020 Olympics opening ceremony), mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Brian Eno) and London Contemporary Orchestra (Radiohead, There Will Be Blood).