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Steve Reich Announces Details of His Radiohead Inspired Piece

March 2013 in London

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As previously announced, on March 5, 2013 classical composer Steve Reich will premiere a new piece in London, inspired by Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place” and “Jigsaw Falling Into Place.” Called “Radio Rewrite,” the composition was inspired by a meeting between Reich and Jonny Greenwood last year in Poland.

In an interview with The Quietus, Reich praised Radiohead, saying, “It’s absolutely brilliant songwriting. I saw a black and white video of them rehearsing ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ and what struck me was not only that it was a beautiful song, but that the band are so committed. There’s no showbiz, just musicians communicating very directly. There’s no fudging that. In both those songs, the chord sequences are very interesting. These are beautiful tunes and I can’t improve on them, so I’ve written my own piece.”

He also reveals that the piece is nearly finished, noting that it’s not all a rock composition, but will include flute, clarinet, two vibraphones, two pianos, string quartet, and one electric bass. “If you didn’t know the original material, rock and roll wouldn’t cross your mind,” says Reich. He goes on to note, “Sometimes something comes to the surface which reminds you very clearly… of [Radiohead].”




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Sinead@Designer Dresses
July 5th 2012

I have heard quite alot about this composition and I can’t wait to hear it. I have been a fan of both Radiohead and Steve Reich for a number of years. Kid A is one of my favorite albums.Where and when can I hear this?

September 11th 2013

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