Jonny Greenwood is set to perform a new piece at the 2019 BBC proms on September 10th. The piece is titled ‘Horror vacui’ and its performance will feature 68 acoustic string instruments simulating the sounds of electronic music.
Greenwood has curated the ‘Late Night Prom’ event which will feature two other of his compositions, ‘Three Miniatures from Water – No. 3′ and ’88 (No. 1)’, as well as works from other composers such as Steve Reich, Biber and Krzysztof Penderecki.
The technically skilled Radiohead guitarist has written a number of film scores for the work of acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson. He has scored lauded films such as ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘The Master’, and most recently ‘Phantom Thread’, for which Greenwood’s score was Oscar nominated.
In other Radiohead news, the band’s second guitarist Ed O’Brien told NME that the Oxford alternative rock pioneers met up in January to discuss their next move. He had this to say, “we’ve got some stuff, possibly, that we were talking about”, about the band’s future material.
O’Brien is set to release his first solo record this October, while Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s frontman, recently premiered a new song entitled ‘Gawpers’ which he debuted while performing in a series of special live shows with Minimalist Dream House.
More information on Greenwood’s Proms performance can be found here, and Yorke’s live debut of ‘Gawpers’ can be seen below.