Johnny Greenwood’s orchestral piece set to debut in NYC

Posted August 7th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 2 Comments

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.

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  • 1 Music briefing: Justice is served - Criticulture.com // Aug 8, 2007 at 1:24 am

    […] acclaimed orchestral work by Radiohead member Johnny Greenwood will get its US debut in January in New […]

  • 2 logan // Aug 8, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    here’s the rest of the classics-meet-indie Wordless Music schedule – concluding w/ bradley lubman (he teaches at eastman) conducting “popcorn…”

    2007-08 Wordless Music season (all events in New York City unless otherwise noted):

    09-14 Society for Ethical Culture: Do Make Say Think with the Electric Kompany
    09-20 Brooklyn Masonic Temple: Beirut with Fifth Veil
    09-24 Society for Ethical Culture: Beirut with Colleen, Katya Mihailova with Colin Jacobsen
    09-29 The Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN): Valgeir Sigurðsson with Nico Muhly
    10-05 Good Shepherd-Faith Church: Valgeir Sigurðsson with Nico Muhly, Sandro Perri
    11-09 Church of St. Paul the Apostle: Múm with Torngat, Jihyun Kim
    11-10 Society for Ethical Culture: Múm with Hauschka, Bing & Ruth, David Moore
    01-16 Church of St. Paul the Apostle: Wordless Music Orchestra led by conductor Brad Lubman, performing Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver, John Adams’ Christian Zeal & Activity, and Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic
    01-17 Church of St. Paul the Apostle: Wordless Music Orchestra led by conductor Brad Lubman, performing Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver, John Adams’ Christian Zeal & Activity, and Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic