Homage to Radiohead (featuring favourite chord and wrongly placed things) (2013)

for harp and guitar

duration: 5:00

Premiered by Eleanor Turner and Alan, Sentmenat Harp Festival, Catalonia, Spain, July 2013

Additional Performances: Duo Modarp

Score/parts: please contact info@alanthomas-guitar.com

Programme Note

The subtitle of my Homage to Radiohead (“featuring favourite chord and wrongly placed things”) hints at two noteworthy aspects of the work. The first is that the piece draws on the Radiohead song “Everything in its Right Place” for its musical material, admittedly in a quite abstracted and “wrongly placed” way. The “favourite chord” in question is made up of that song’s first four notes, and is a sonority that has fascinated and delighted me for many years; needless to say, it is used extensively in my Homage.