Joseph Tate, author of the forthcoming book ‘Music and Art of Radiohead’, will be lecturing on Radiohead at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR on April 6 as part of the Craft of Writing Series. The lecture will be held in the Memorial Union’s Joyce Powell Leadership Center from 5-6:30PM and is free and open to the public. An abstract: “Into Radiohead, or How to Disappear Completely in Music, Art and Politics”
This multimedia lecture is part of an on-going investigation of the music and art of Radiohead, a five-member English music group. The presentation outlines the project’s beginning and explores how one thread was followed through the labyrinth of influences and allusions in the band’s songs, cover art, videos and web sites. Together, these influences and allusions are read as an elaborate response to and critique of the twenty-first century’s commercial and political pressures. During the lecture, we will lose ourselves several places in the maze Radiohead has constructed—high places, low places including but not limited to: New Orleans funeral-march jazz, Cy Twombly’s art, Shakespeare’s Pericles, Jenny Holzer’s sloganeering, early and late twentieth-century electronic music (from the ondes martenot to Brian Eno), Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dante’s hell, urban myths, Greek mythology, George Orwell’s 1984, current American politics, The Smiths, Anselm Kiefer’s charred landscapes, Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings, and the BBC Shipping Forecast.
Radiohead news on this day..
- Radiohead live in St. Louis – Live Report – 2012
- Stanley Donwood’s ‘Printed Papers’ in Brighton – 2009
- Japanese release of Thom Yorke remixes – 2008
- ‘All we are saying’ documentary airs on Showtime – 2006
- Thom: Radiohead back to work – 2005
- The songs that saved your life – 2004
- The Section String Quartet to perform OKC live – 2004
- …hold on – 2002
- Thom’s Diary – 2000