Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Thom Yorke - Minimalist Dream House

An exclusive first play of Radiohead frontman's first ever classical composition - Don't Fear The Light. Elizabeth Alker presents.

This edition of Unclassified is an exclusive first play of Thom Yorke from Radiohead's first ever classical composition, a three-part work for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer called Don't Fear The Light. This is a recording of the live premiere in Paris.

Alongside this piece we'll also hear (for the first time on the radio) Thom's live premiere of his brand new solo track Gawpers, and a performance by him of the song Suspirium, taken from his recent soundtrack for the film Suspiria.

All these recordings were made during a live show at the Philharmonie de Paris, which was part of a concert called Minimalist Dream House, devised by sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque. As well as Thom's piece, the new classical work, Haven, by The National’s Bryce Dessner plus new pieces by French composer and producer David Chalmin were performed. We'll also get to hear those in this episode.

Special thanks to the Philharmonie de Paris.

Programme

David Chalmin: Particule no 5 – Particule no 6 - (feat Thom Yorke vocals)
Bryce Dessner: Haven
Thom Yorke: Don’t Fear the Light
Thom Yorke: Gawpers
Thom Yorke: Suspirium
David Chalmin: Distant Places

Thom Yorke (vocals, electronics and modular synthesiser)
Katia & Marielle Labeque (piano)
Bryce Dessner (guitar)
David Chalmin (guitar)

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thom Yorke

    Suspirium

    Performer: Thom Yorke.
    • Music for the Luca Guadagnino film - Suspiria.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 3.
  • David Chalmin

    Particle 5

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Performer: David Chalmin. Performer: Bryce Dessner.
  • David Chalmin

    Particle 6

    Performer: Bryce Dessner. Singer: Thom Yorke.
  • David Chalmin

    Distant Places

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Performer: David Chalmin. Performer: Bryce Dessner.
  • Bryce Dessner

    Haven

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Performer: David Chalmin. Performer: Bryce Dessner.
  • Thom Yorke

    Don't Fear The Light

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
  • Thom Yorke

    Gawpers

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Singer: Thom Yorke.
  • Thom Yorke

    Suspirium

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Performer: David Chalmin. Performer: Bryce Dessner. Singer: Thom Yorke.

Broadcast

What is unclassified music?

What is unclassified music?

Elizabeth Alker introduces five of her favourite 'unclassifiable' pieces of music.