Watch Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood perform his NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’
Radiohead’s very own Jonny Greenwood is the brains behind NPR’s to latest edition of the popular online video series ‘Tiny Desk Concert‘.
Greenwood’s music was performed by Ensemble Signal, the group running through the guitarist’s classical pieces of music ‘Three Miniatures from Water’ and ’88 (No. 1)’.
“It’s good to see musicians in the raw, away from stage lighting and backing tracks—as if they’ve just stopped by an office to play over a lunch break, with desk-bound employees watching on,” Greenwood wrote as an introduction to the short performance.
He added: “The performances should expose flaws, but instead they tend to expose musicians being casually brilliant.”
You can see the performance, here:
In other Greenwood related news, the guitarist recently 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.”