Monday, August 06, 2007

Jonny Greenwood - Wordless Music - Jan 16,17 '08

The Yeti has dropped a bomb today. So big, I've cut/pasted the whole post:

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will be coming to the States to showcase his piece "Popcorn Superhet Receiver" as part of the 2007-2008 Wordless Music Series. Full Schedule Here. Supposedly this piece is pretty fantastic - so much that it won Radio 3 Listeners' Award at the 2006 BBC British Composer Awards. Wikipedia, the internet's bastion of veracity says, "The piece was inspired by radio static and the extended, dissonant chords of Polish composer Penderecki's 'Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima'." Pitchfork, the internet's bane of opinion says, "As a classical know-nothing, I would be a fool to try to describe the 18-minute-plus piece other than to say that, like a lot of things Radiohead does, it's both pretty and a little creepy."

Tickets are on sale for most of the Wordless shows, but not this one yet.

Jan. 16, 2008 & Jan. 17, 2008
Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver
The Wordless Music Orchestra
Brad Lubman, Conductor

Just Pretend has more about the piece and a link to a download.


AWESOME.

So...the big ? is...how does this fit in with all the upcoming LP7 hoopala?

Update: Tix on sale Friday at Noon. $29.99

1 Comments:

At 8/06/2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

Drool...

Thanks for the heads up.

-Doug

 

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