Thom Yorke

UK

Unstinting genius

Thom Yorke will come to Sónar to further demonstrate why he is one of the most relevant artists of our time, performing in a live mix with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri. Over the years it has become apparent that Yorke's talent and his boundless artistic creativity goes far beyond Radiohead. His live shows are also perfectly attuned to his nature and reinforce his warranted aura as an untouchable figure. Yorke -who is a multi-instrumentalist as well as a superlative composer- will present a show in which audiovisual elements will play a defining role. Joining him on stage will be two incredible accomplices: Nigel Godrich, producer of practically all the albums he has participated on since 1997, and Tarik Barri, the renowned multidisciplinary artist who works in the fields of image programming and sound creation, and who performed a solo show ft. Lea Fabrikant at last year’s festival.

By now Yorke needs no introduction. Everyone is aware that he is the leader, voice and soul of Radiohead, the group that has managed to achieve popularity and global success while maintaining the quality and the principles with which it was founded, despite, on many occasions, taking artistic risks and working on more avant-garde material than typical bands of their standing. Yorke's solo work follows the same logic. The Oxford musician has released two solo albums: the excellent "The Eraser" (released in 2006) and "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes", 2014, released directly through the BitTorrent portal. He has also led the Atoms For Peace project, along with Flea, Joey Waronker and Nigel Godrich, among others, with whom he released the album "AMOK" in 2013. In reality, Yorke has never stopped creating, heading his groups and projects or partnering with numerous artists: he released an EP with Burial and Four Tet, collaborated with Björk on the song "Nattura", has lent his vocal services to tracks for the likes of Modeselektor and UNKLE, and has often been seen playing alongside figures such as Flying Lotus. In recent years he has offered very occasional and exclusive shows, both solo and in a duo formed with fellow Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood. He also recently composed the soundtrack for the remake of "Suspiria", the cult 1977 horror film by Italian director Dario Argento. All of which means he as a vast live repertoire from which to choose, in what will be his debut live show at Sónar. Not to be missed!