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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood announces new project 'Horror vacui'

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has announced his latest musical project ‘Horror vacui’.

The news comes as part of the vastly diverse 2019 BBC Proms programmed, an event which will mark the 150th anniversary of founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s birth.

New music highlights include Radiohead’s Greenwood who will be curating a Late Night Prom. Greenwood’s show will be culminating in the world premiere of his ‘Horror vacui’.

According to a statement by the BBC, Greenwood’s new work “simulates electronic sound using 68 string instruments played acoustically.”

“Proms at… Battersea Arts Centre will showcase boundary-crossing and provocative composer-performers, featuring experiments at the cutting edge of music and technology with Jennifer Walshe, Crewsdon & Cevanne, and Oliver Coates,” the BBC explained. “Elsewhere, Martyn Brabbins presents a 21st-century companion to Elgar’s Enigma Variations 120 years on. Based on a new anonymously written theme, this work features variations by 14 living composers including Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Dai Fujikura and Judith Weir.”