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Wordless Music: Popcorn Superhet Receiver

As reported earlier, Jonny Greenwood’s classical piece ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’ will have it’s US live premiere next week in New York City.

Conductor Brad Lubman  will lead a 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra  in a program of contemporary music exploring the subjects of religion, technology, and modernity. The concerts will include John Adams’ Christian Zeal and Activity (1973), for chamber ensemble and tape; Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), for orchestra and tapes; and the U.S. premiere of Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver (2006) for string orchestra, parts of which can now be heard in the score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s extraordinary new film There Will Be Blood.

There are still tickets avaialable for the shows, which will take place on January 16 & 17 at St. Paul the Apostle in New York. Get your tickets over at the Wordless website.


  • Where was it in the movie? Great film by the way.

    And WOO! I already have my tickets for the 17th. Anyone else going?

  • wish i was in nyc for this…

  • Will Jonny be there?

  • Jonny won’t be there… he said in some article that he couldn’t “rationalize” a trip that far considering the environmental impact for such a short engagement.

  • i wish i could go, i wish jonny would be there…but oh well….

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