Turning Point Ensemble (Canada)
A genre-mashing tribute to Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's works, plus Steve Reich.
On top of being lead guitarist for one of the world’s greatest bands, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is an innovative and increasingly in-demand composer for concert and film. This genre-mashing concert has Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble paying tribute to his work. Also highlighted is one of last century’s most influential composers: Olivier Messiaen, whom Greenwood revered as a teenager. Both trailblazers are inspired by the ondes Martenot, an early-20th century proto-synthesizer, and its ghostly vibrations lend their music a haunting, delicate quality. Increasing the bounty of riches is contemporary master Steve Reich; the Ensemble plays his homage-variations on Radiohead’s music. Rounding out the evening is a world premiere by Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield.
Mesmerizing, hypnotic and wildly inventive, this is a show that redraws boundaries. Whether you’re a Radiohead fan, a contemporary classical fan or just an adventurous listener, TPE’s musical mélange is a thrilling experience. There are few shows that can boast a variety, a virtuosity, a brilliance like this.
The Turning Point players, under Owen Underhill’s direction, are magnificent.
—The Georgia Straight
950 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver
100 minutes, plus intermission
Single tickets: $34
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CONDUCTOR Owen Underhill SOLO ONDES MARTENOT Estelle Lemire, Geneviève Grenier SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver
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