Radiohead guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Johnny Greenwood composed Popcorn Superhet Receiver in 2004 when he was the BBC Concert Orchestra’s Composer in Residence. The piece was nominated for the BBC British Composer Award and “inspired by radio static and the extended, dissonant chords of Polish Composer Penderecki’s Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima.” Its US debut will be in January at St. Paul the Apostle in New York City and will be backed by a 34-piece orchestra. Orchestral radio static and dissonant chords. Sounds catchy.
Johnny Greenwood’s orchestral piece set to debut in NYC
Posted August 7th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 2 Comments