In my first episode of Earworm, I speak with Warren Lain. He's a Radiohead fan who also happens to be an incredibly talented musician and music teacher. In December 2016 he uploaded a 38 minute video to YouTube about a Radiohead song that I deeply love, "Videotape." He had been thinking about the music theory behind this seemingly simple song for the better part of a decade. The reason? “Videotape”, a slow rhythmically monotonous song, is actually syncopated. I’m joined also by Erin Barra, a professor at Berklee College of Music, who helped Warren and I explain this musical illusion.
The ways in which Radiohead's music has challenged me as a musician and songwriter are unspeakable, but I try my best to put it in words in this video about this deeply embedded musical idea hiding in plain sight (hearing): hidden syncopation.
This is a subject worth many more videos and words, but for now, to view it through the lens of "Videotape" I hope excites and motivates you to get out there and really study and make more music.
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An official release of a full set live at Coachella - 21st April 2017 // Director—Kerry Asmussen
Daydreaming Desert Island Disk Ful Stop 15 Step Myxomatosis Lucky All I Need Pyramid Song Everything in Its Right Place Bloom Identikit My Iron Lung The Gloaming I Might Be Wrong Bodysnatchers Exit Music (for a Film) Reckoner
Encore: No Surprises Paranoid Android Fake Plastic Trees Lotus Flower Idioteque
Extras: Darnell Scott, Dana Castner, Midori Ishizuka, Fernanda Read, Marya Spence, Kerri Grinnage, Elsa Chiao, Lauren Cannon, Brian Berding, Brandon Burns, Taylor Nawrocki, Futoshi Tokuyama, Kia Carbone, Kaja Jean, Jacob Ireland, Roberto Balatbat, Alex Fogt, Charlie Flowers, Ty Flowers, Nico Teixeira, Brandon Stepanow, Ariana Martin, Jeff Youmans, Kat Hom, Bill Pierce, Kristin London & Oliver Clark.
I Promise is one of 3 previously unreleased tracks from the album OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 – 2017 - available to buy now at http://www.oknotok.co.uk
Directed by: Michał Marczak Produced by: Pulse Films Cinematography: Monika Lenczewska Android head designed and constructed by Hanson Robotics Executive Producer: Rik Green Service Co Producer: Tomek Morawski @ HAKA FILMS Producer: Anna Różalska @ MATCH&SPARK Production Designer: Mela Melak Art Director: Jakub Knapik Production Manager: Marek Skupień Production Coordinator: Oskar Pimlott, Agnieszka Krawczyńska Assistant Director: Krzysztof Bagiński, Łukasz Grudziński, Hanna Maciąg SFX Make Up: Ewa Drobiec Costumes: Małgorzata Karpiuk Steadicam Operator: Sebastian Stawowczyk Casting: Hanna Maciąg VFX and Grading: The Mill VFX Lead: Stefan Susemihl VFX Producer: Claire Meila Color Grading: Oisin O’Driscoll DIT: Fixa Film Editor: Nikodem Chabior Additional Editing: Piotr Starzyk, Dorota Wardęszkiewicz Android Operator/Animator: Vytas Krisciunas Android Creative Consultant: Stephan Bugaj Android Designer: David Hanson Android Animator: Zbigniew Czapla Stills Photographer: Anna Włoch
"No Surprises" - From "Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele"
-SONG- Performed by Amanda Palmer / Written by Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway)
-VIDEO- Director: Ron Eyal Animation: Marcos Sánchez Produced by: Robert Profusek, Ryan Heller, and Ryan Silbert Cinematography: Eleanor Burke Production Assistant: Nikita Liamzine A Toy Closet Films Production (toyclosetfilms.com) in association with Scissor Studios (scissorstudios.com)
-SONG- Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Mick Wordley at Mixmasters Studios in Adelaide, AU