By Philip Cosores
Jonny Greenwood has interests beyond being in the most beloved rock band of our time, Radiohead. He scores films, for one. And, he collaborates with some heavy-hitters on the classical performance circuit.
Recently, Greenwood and the Australian Chamber Orchestra collaborated for a new piece titled “Water,” which will be performed on tour as a debut for the non-recorded work. So far there are only a scattered few dates, starting with Oct. 2 in Dublin, and then brought to London on Oct. 4, and Birmingham on Oct. 5.
Pitchfork reports that it will be played alongside material from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Haydn and will also be performed in Melbourne on Oct. 26.
No U.S. dates for the piece have been announced.
Both Greenwood and the ACO have nothing but the highest of praises for each other, with ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti noting, “I believe he’s the first celebrated pop musician who has been able to straddle the world of classical music. In terms of the cross-fertilisation of ideas, it’s a great time to be a musician.”
Meanwhile, another member of Radiohead, Phil Selway, is prepping a solo record — and today he revealed a music video for the song “Coming Up for Air.”
The song comes from Selway’s Weatherhouse, out Oct. 7.
The band reportedly plans to get back together and record their ninth album this September.