Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, alongside Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as well as Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support comes from special guest Oliver Coates.
This combination of Yorke and Godrich's sounds and Barri’s stunning visuals has generated praise the world over, with Uproxx raving, "Youtube clips of the performance can’t do justice to just how breathtaking and engrossing it all was... Yorke’s commitment to his solo material might be exactly what he wanted, allowing him to blow audiences away with a fully-realized, immersive, and often breathtaking show,” and Variety commenting, "One of the show’s many highlights was visual collaborator Tarik Barri’s gorgeous visuals that accompanied Yorke and Godrich’s heady sounds.”
In broad string strokes, British cellist and producer Oliver Coates has contributed to the recordings of Radiohead, collaborated on composition with Laurie Spiegel and John Luther Adams, and performed as an improviser with Dean Blunt and Micachu. His in-depth understanding of and relationship with classical cello is met with his exploration and pleasure in electronic audio and synthesis.
Variously, Coates has received the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award and has been commissioned for film music by visual artist Lawrence Lek, recorded with composer Jonny Greenwood on the scores for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Phantom Thread and collaborated with musician Mica Levi on the 2016 album Remain Calm. He has also played live with Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Jonny Greenwood, Actress and Genesis P-Orridge.