Posted in music | tour dates on August 13, 2007

Jonny Greenwood

Tickets went on sale Friday for the two "Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver" shows happening as part of the Wordless Music Series here in NYC.

Commissioned by the BBC in 2005, when Jonny Greenwood was named the BBC’s Composer-in-Residence, and premiered in November 2006 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London by the BBC Concert Orchestra, “Popcorn Superhet Receiver” is a 20-minute work inspired by the phenomenon of white noise and the music of Krzysztof Penderecki, György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen. For its U.S. premiere, the work has been revised by the composer and will be performed by a string orchestra comprising 18 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, and 4 double basses.

The Wordless Music Orchestra will be led by conductor Brad Lubman, known for his work conducting the Steve Reich Ensemble, and will feature a one-time gathering of 50 instrumentalists, who represent many of the brightest talents in New York’s classical and new-music community. They come from a diverse group of bands and ensembles who have drawn inspiration from the music of Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead throughout the group’s 15-year history, including members of Alarm Will Sound and So Percussion.

The shows are January 16th & 17th, 2008 @ The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in NYC.

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Comments (14)

Got mine, can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 3:17 PM

will Jonny even be playing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 3:35 PM

Wordless, not Worldless

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 3:40 PM

i would love to go to this

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Posted by Lae | August 13, 2007 5:03 PM

"i would love to go to this"

so go

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 5:11 PM

Yeah, he isn't going to be there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 7:09 PM

anon 5:11, i would but it is a week day and i am not going to be in the city or even that near to it...

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 8:42 PM

i hope people dont go in thinking its a radiohead show. take greenwood's name off the title and none of the same people would be attending.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 8:53 PM

Anon 7:09, does it say anywhere he won't be there? He isn't conducting and there are LOTS of players on the piece, but I do think that he will be there. The piece has been rearranged for this performance, and so, will not sound as it has sounded before.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2007 10:10 PM

I will be extremely upset if I don't hear an entire catalogue of Radiohead songs thrown in there. Give the people what they want. Rest assured knowing that I will voice my valued opinion on BV the moment this Radiohead orchestral show is over. Radiohead. Radiohead. Radiohead.

Posted by Radio McRadiohead | August 13, 2007 10:15 PM

according to what I have heard he will be there, as are most composers for important premieres of their works

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 11:08 AM

jonny will not come
i read he do not want to fly to much because of the global warming

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2008 11:38 AM

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