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Jonny Greenwood debuts new piece Horror vacui for BBC Proms: Stream

on September 11, 2019, 12:03pm

On Tuesday night, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood presented a new piece of music called Horror vacui. The hour-long orchestral performance took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of BBC’s Proms series. The piece “simulates electronic sound using 68 string instruments played acoustically.”

Listen to a replay of the full performance on BBC’s website.

Update: Greenwood has launched his own record label, Octatonic, dedicated to contemporary classical music releases.

In related news, Greenwood’s bandmate Thom Yorke appeared on Shaun Keaveny’s BBC 6 Radio program on Wednesday. Yorke spoke about his new solo album, Anima, and forthcoming US tour, as well as the making of the album’s companion film, becoming an elder statesman in music, and what he admires most about Billie Eilish. You can replay the conversation here (scroll to the 1:40:00 mark).