Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Scores Orchestral Piece

Inspired by Indian classical music...
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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is set to score an orchestral piece for an Australian ensemble.

Jonny Greenwood has never hid his orchestral ambitions. The guitarist has continually name-checked avant garde producers, while his own solo work has frequently diverted into this area.

Now the musician has unveiled his next project. The Radiohead guitarist is set to compose a piece inspired by Indian classical music, working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Set to be unveiled next year, Jonny Greenwood said of the project: "I’m so used to closely recorded sounds, it’s always a jolt to realise that the ‘in the room’ sound of an orchestra is a different animal from a recording".

Sparked by a workshop in Sydney, the piece took shape following a trip to India, with the guitarist commenting: "The space in Indian classical music and the textures were a big influence on the commission". (via FACT)

Titled 'Water', the piece is set to be performed at the following dates:

October
26 Melbourne Arts Centre
27 Melbourne Arts Centre
29 Perth (venue tbc)

November
1 Canberra (venue tbc)
2 Sydney Opera House

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