Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Radiohead songs get classical interpretation

Two of Radiohead’s songs are to be transformed into classical pieces of music.
Radiohead's music turned into classical symphonies
A composer is currently busy in the recording studio reworking two Radiohead songs into classical compositions.

Steve Reich, a pioneering minimalist musician, is to create symphonic versions of Everything in its Right Place and Jigsaw Falling into Place.

The new works will get their debut in March and be performed by 13 members of the London Sinfonietta.

This amazing project came about after Mr Reich met the experimental group in Poland. It was an important union.

Andrew Burke, chief executive of the London Sinfonietta, told the Guardian that it was the first time Mr Reich had met the band, which resulted in them discussing various musical concepts and ideas at length.

"I don't think Steve will be quoting these songs directly – I don't think that's his style," said Mr Burke.

"How he uses the songs as a starting point for what he does is going to be part of the excitement. But ultimately I'm most excited by the fact that we've got a new work by Steve Reich."

In 2010, the minimalist-influenced Mr Reich was described by the Guardian's music critic Andrew Clements as one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history".

Posted by LBADNFCR-2133-ID-801277789-ADNFCR Posted on 30 Jan 2012 10:16 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31
thumbnail

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06