The SCA's Owen Underhill and Turning Point Ensemble, for which Underhill is both the Artistic Director and conductor, are 'main stage' performers at this year's PuSh Festival, presenting a concert of music by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood on January 19 & 20 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Also on the bill are works by the French composer Olivier Messiaen, a favorite of Greenwood's. Like Messiaen, Greenwood is a fan and proponent of the ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument invented by Maurice Martenot in 1928 that's known for its beautiful, somewhat delicate and spooky sound. Suitably, Turning Point Ensemble will be augmented by two ondes Martenots for the occasion. To complete the evening, the Ensemble will also be performing Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite, which was inspired by Radiohead's music, as well as a world premiere by Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield.
Photo: Jason Evans.