RADIOHEAD EXCITED BY ‘SPLIT’ DECISION

The guitarist gets excited about the forthcoming project...

RADIOHEAD’SJONNY GREENWOOD has revealed his excitement at the band’s future collaboration with Sigur Ros in a NEW YORK dance project.

As previously revealed in the NME, Radiohead and Icelandic superstars Sigur Ros are teaming up to write and perform a new musical score for legendary US dance choreographer Merce Cunningham in New York.

Both are set to play with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on their piece ‘Split Sides’, providing music for the new avant garde dance production at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music on October 14.

Greenwood said each band will perform 20 minutes of live music for the dance company; however the dancers “won’t have heard the music until they start”.

Greenwood said: “It is raising lots of interesting problems about what dance music is. We’re talking about the bands crossing from one to the other or sorting out a structure. It could be interesting. Maybe we’ll all kind of surprise each other and do the opposite kind of music that we’re known for.”

‘Split Sides’ will also be performed at the same venue on October 16-18 with dancers performing to pre-recorded music and live musicians attempting to perform the Radioheadand Sigur Ros creations.

“Musicians copying what we’re doing sounds bizarre to me, I feel for them! We only just know what we’re doing. I’m sure it will be easy for them, but it just might be a bit weird,” Greenwood told Billboard.com.

Dance legend Cunningham has collaborated with the likes of John Cage and filmmaker Charles Atlas. In 1990 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George Bush.

Radiohead are set to tour the UK during May in support of their forthcoming new album ‘Hail to the Thief’, which is due for release on June 9. The band headline the Glastonbury Festival on June 28.

Sigur Ros are set to release the untitled opening track from their latest album ‘( )’ on May 12. They are also due to perform at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. The group are tipped to appear on the Other Stage.