Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Congratulations are due to Jonny Greenwood.

Radiohead's supreme guitar spastic is enjoying great success branching out into the more refined world of Port and Smoking Jackets.

For just over the past two years he's been the BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Residence and last week his composition 'Popcorn Superhet Reciever' was voted The Orchestral Commission of the year by Listeners of BBC Radio 3. (Full story here)

I've only had the chance to listen once (in a room with people watching Hollyoaks) and the impression I got was that this work requires a dark space, headphones and possibly some spliffage. Inspired by White Noise and trips in the car taken as a kid, when he would zone out to the sound of the engine.. Get ready for a journey...

Popcorn Superhet Reciever

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