Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Radiohead Strikes A Chord With Classical Pianist

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to tickling the ivories, one Los Angeles classical pianist says the music of Radiohead tickles his fancy.

For the last two years, Christopher O’Riley has devoted much of his time to playing classically-inspired renditions of Radiohead – and it’s turned out to be a sound investment.

O’Riley is pleased that the band’s members have told him they’re “excited” about what he’s doing for their music but he also likes the reaction he’s getting from serious music fans, such as the Beethoven buff who called into a radio show to thank him for introducing him “ the music of Mr. Head.”

On April 12, O’Riley will release his second CD of Radiohead interpretations, Hold Me To This. Although he thinks trying to repeat himself is “...a terrible idea,” he admits he can’t help it because Radiohead songs are the music he appreciates most right now.

Other modern composers are also leaving a noteworthy mark on O’Riley, who is currently working on a classical album featuring songs by Good Will Hunting songwriter Elliot Smith.

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