Instrumentation: soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, cello, double bass, electric guitar, percussion, piano
Duration: 7 minutes
World Premiere: February 22, 2014. Wild Rumpus. Berkeley, CA
Originally appearing on Radiohead’s 2007 album In Rainbows, I was attracted to this song’s rich harmony, hypnotic polyrhythms, and seamless form that slowly builds throughout the piece. Because of these qualities, the song seemed particularly adaptable for performance by a contemporary classical music ensemble.