Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Classical Video: Interview with Chris O'Riley

While pianist Chrisopher O'Riley was in San Antonio, he stopped by the Texas Public Radio studios to talk with host John Clare.
The two discussed many things, including From the Top, Radiohead and his upcoming performance with cellist Carter Brey for the Tuesday Music Club on October 20th.

(See the video in a larger window here)
Listen for the music and interview for Classical Spotlight on Thursday, October 16th on KPAC and KTXI.


Anonymous said...

I have tried to appreciate Radiohead. I really have. But I have formed the opinion that it takes far more musicianship for Mr. O'Riley to play their music than it did for Radiohead to compose it.

Nathan said...

If by musicianship you mean technical ability to play and, to some extent, arrange material, maybe I would agree.

But O'Riley's interpretations would not be as good as they are without the foundation of a good song, including its melody, chord changes, and harmony.