Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and The London Sinfonietta are just one of the cross-genre partnerships performing together for the Ether Festival in London next March.
[r-zone1]Greenwood will perform as part of two nights hosted by contemporary classical outfit The London Sinfonietta, which has cultivated a starring role at the festival over the last two years, having already collaborated with Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, and Boards Of Canada.
The two concerts will feature new music penned by Greenwood and Thom Yorke, as well as pieces by pioneering classical composers Ligeti, Penderecki, and Messiaen – especially chosen by Greenwood as music that has inspired Radiohead.
Radiohead TV will also be screened throughout the night, featuring video, animations and music from the band’s ‘Hail To The Thief’ album, as well as some unreleased tracks.
[l-zone2]The fortnight-long festival aims to highlight the similar influence that have shaped different genres – from rock to classical to urban – and merge them in a series of experimental collaborations. A spokesman said: “The Ether Festival celebrates the work of artists opening up new worlds of live performance through experiments with new technologies.”
[r-zone3]Dizzee Rascal, Tony Allen, and Matmos are some of the other artists already confirmed. The complete line-up will be announced on Virtual Festivals soon. The Ether Festival takes place over a number of evenings between 15-28 March 2005 at London’s South Bank Centre.
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The line-up so far is:
• Dizzee Rascal plus Tony Allen
Tuesday 15 March, at 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall £17.50-£20
Saturday 19 March, at 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall £TBA
• The London Sinfonietta and Jonny Greenwood
with members of the Nazareth Orchestra and Lubna Salame
Sunday 27 and Monday 28 March, at 7.30pm, £15-£25