Listen to Thom Yorke’s first ever classical composition
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has performed his first ever broadcast of his debut classical composition, ‘Don’t Fear The Light’.
Yorke premiered his new three-section work, made for two pianos, electronics and one modular synthesizer, as part of BBC Radio 3’s new show Unclassified which is to be hosted by Elizabeth Alker on Sunday April 28th.
“Katia and Marielle suggested for a few years that I write some music for them,” Yorke told Unclassified. “Usually I would laugh and explain that I couldn’t read music, but in truth I was intrigued by the idea.
He added: “I realised writing for score or on a sequencer and modular gear are really not so far apart but the best part for me was watching the basics of what I’d written being brought to life by the sisters and their interpretation, making the notes theirs.”
Programme Schedule David Chalmin: Particule no 5 – Particule no 6 – (feat Thom Yorke vocals) Bryce Dessner: Haven Thom Yorke: Don’t Fear the Light Thom Yorke: Gawpers Thom Yorke: Suspirium David Chalmin: Distant Places Thom Yorke (vocals, electronics and modular synthesiser) Katia & Marielle Labeque (piano) Bryce Dessner (guitar) David Chalmin (guitar)