If titles like “Paranoid Android”, “Karma Police” og “Creep” give you chills of pleasure, then your next concert might as well be a classical one.
Oh yes, you got that right. A huge piano might not play that well with your favourite 90’s rockpoineers in Radiohead – at least in your mind. And not until you have heard Danish pianist Jacob Anderskov give these keys a very special treat.
The Central Library in Copenhagen is never afraid to lend their stage to musicians who like to challenge their audience.
So far I have listened to Jomi Massage’s ghost stories and Annika Aakjær’s ironic songs about adulthood. Once again I was carried away by the music, as Jacob Anderskov made his clear covers with a personal touch back to the late 90’s, where the world seemed much too colourful and black at the same time.
Anyway, a library is not a bad place to be caught in nostalgia. That is why I simply had to sneak up to the bookshelf to have a glimpse of the much beloved band’s history in paper. It is still there, fresh from memory.
Judging from the look of the audience, I was not the only one to take a trip down memory lane. Many of the people were well over their youth, even in the heydays of Radiohead some 20 years ago. But that just proves Radiohead to come out with a much grown up sound, even more when it is transformed into a piano.
During the concert Jacob Anderskov was deeply focused in his music, and no one from the audience dared to make as much as a tiny little sound to disturb him. All in the spirit of a true classical concert. A young woman was even taking her Saturday afternoon-nap with her head resting on her boyfriend’s shoulder. Eyes closed to feel the music better, I suppose.
The shrill light tones that comes with the dark dome thunder from the same piano, played by the same man is definitely a true piece of art, which demands its practice. This is a sheet from “Amnesiac”, which seems hard enough to me. However, I am not a musician, so who am I to judge?
Actually, Danish singer Niels Bagge, also known as Winnie Who, is a dedicated fan of Radiohead. He used to love the band so much that he taught himself to speak like lead singer Thom Yorke. I wonder what he would have got out of this different kind of Radiohead-concert?
Do you wonder what YOU would have got out of it? Well, the concert was a part of the Central Library’s “Impressions of …” – shows. If you are curious you can take part at Saturday the 29th of November, when the jazz pianist Søren Kjærgaard plays his ” Impressions of … Alice Coltraine “.