Radiohead lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has curated an entire evening of classical performances for BBC Proms.
Last night, Greenwood curated a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which included selections from his own repertoire in addition to Steve Reich’s Pulse, Heinrich Biber’s Passacaglia, and Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sinfonietta. Greenwood even wrapped up the night with a premiere of a brand new composition called Horror vacui, which featured violinist Daniel Pioro and 68 strings players.
Jonny Greenwood premiering his deliciously evil-sounding Horror Vacui at late-night #Proms (conductor rousing unnerving sounds out of orchestra like he was possessed), alongside stunning pieces by Penderecki and Reich. Loved seats behind stage. WOULD RECOGNISE THAT HAIR ANYWHERE. pic.twitter.com/ZRliMbspNn
— Michael MacLennan (@m_maclennan) September 11, 2019
Stream the performances in full here.