Turning Point Ensemble Presents RADIO REWRITE: The Music of Jonny Greenwood, Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen and Christopher Butterfield
Continuing to present unique works and surprising linkages, Turning Point Ensemble with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, is excited to present a genre-mashing concert of Canadian premieres and 20th century's composers.
Turning Point Ensemble is paying tribute to the work of Jonny Greenwood. 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.
Also highlighted is Olivier Messiaen; the French composer 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. This extraordinary major recent work by Steve Reich has never before been heard in Vancouver. Rounding out the evening is a world premiere by Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield for two ondes Martenot and ensemble.
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 such variety, virtuosity, and brilliance like this.
For 15 years, Turning Point Ensemble has been electrifying audiences with its performances. Composed of 16 musicians and conductor Owen Underhill, the group works to promote music from this and the last century and unite different art forms.