Radiohead / Goldfrapp Classical Collaboration

New concert announced
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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Goldfrapp producer Will Gregory have teamed up for a one off concert.

Classical music remains a remote area for many fans. Seen as obtuse, stuffy and deeply middle class this view blocks out the ground breaking techniques, the technical excellence and provocative nature of many composers.

A new project brings together some hugely respected figures from rock and electronic music, focussing instead on classical pieces. The BBC Concert Orchestra is set to team up with Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood and more in a one off performance.

Taking place on October 6th, the one off concert features a mixture of established material and specially written compositions. Introduced by none other than Jarvis Cocker, the program mixes classical music with primitive electronica.

Early electronic instruments feature prominently, with the theremin, Mood and more making an appearance.

The BBC Concert Orchestra will perform material written by Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood, who is a noted fan of both classical music and electronica. The musician has crafted new pieces, including the recent work 'smear'.

A noted composer, Jonny Greenwood has worked extensively with the BBC Concert Orchestra before. Elsewhere, the programme includes the surreal soundtracks from Alfred Hitchcock’s film 'Spellbound', composed by Miklós Rózsa, as well as Bernard Herrmann’s score for the 1951 sci-fi epic 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'.

Other works on the program include the Will Gregory Mood Ensemble, featuring new material from the Goldfrapp producer. Meanwhile, a special performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra will see Kraftwerk's back catalogue re-cast as a classical piece.

Set to continue with two more concerts, the project aims to break down the barriers between classical music and modern electronica.

BBC Concert Orchestra play the following show:

October
6 London Queen Elizabeth Hall

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