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Jonny Greenwood and the Australian Chamber Orchestra collab on our first classical vinyl in 20 years

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Radiohead guitarist and songwriter Jonny Greenwood, in collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, will release a vinyl pressing of their 2014 performance Water.

After Radiohead’s Sydney tour back in 2013, Greenwood sat down with the ACO in their Sydney studio to create the 15 minute track.

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The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Jonny Greenwood will release the country’s first classical vinyl in over 20 years, a collaboration named Water.

The split LP will be pressed with Mozart’s iconic Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Night Music). Speaking of the pairing, ACO director Richard Tognetti had the following to say:

“We have chosen an outrageous combination of works that you would never consider pairing unless it were on an LP. So consider this a curated, deliberate juxtaposition… The notion of surprise is paramount in offering these wildly contrasting works.”

“But ‘a little night music’ is exactly what Jonny’s piece is. It’s something I would suggest you play once the sun sets, for its hypnotic drone-like structure presents something that really works best as daylight fades away…”

Watch a 2014 interview with Greenwood and Tognetti about the composition below:

Water / Night Music will be available November 10 through ABC Classics. 

Via NME.

October 25, 2017

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