Earlier this month, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood launched Octatonic, his very own record label dedicated to contemporary classical music. Over the weekend, the Oscar-nominated composer performed a special solo session live from BBC Radio 6’s Maida Vale studios.
Greenwood’s appearance consisted of three classical works, as Pitchfork points out. He started with a portion of his own “Miniatures from Water”, followed by his rendition of Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D Minor”. Closing the mini set was a “fast” version of his original arrangement “88 (No. 1)”, which Greenwood previously said he planned to release some day via Octatonic.
Stream the full Maida Vale session over on BBC Radio 6’s website (scroll to the 1:34:10 mark).
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