Paranoid Android (from OK Computer)
Words and music by Thomas Yorke, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood, and Edward O'Brien / arr. Eric Gorfain
String Orchestra Conductor Score
As performed by Radiohead
The centerpiece of Radiohead’s OK Computer album, this work travels through several movements and weaves a sophisticated web of both torment and elation. A challenge for ensembles of all skill levels, this piece employs odd time signatures, col legno, snap pizzicato, and ponticello, in addition to other extended techniques that will provide a look at how the worlds of rock and classical music can collide with motivating results. An epic masterpiece of the rock genre finds a new home in this orchestral setting.