Saturday, August 01, 2009

Interstices: Christopher O'Riley Interview

This is definitely worth having a listen to: an interview (including performances) with pianist Christopher O'Riley exploring his "transcriptions" of rock and pop music.

O'Riley is certainly one of the most interesting and enterprising of pianists about. He hosts the enormously popular "From the Top" classical showcase for young talen on Public Radio and is one of the few classical musicians you might legitimately describe as having "cross-over" appeal to pop music lovers (his transcriptions  of Radiohead, Nirvana, and Nick Drake are phenom).

Link to Interview. 

His website (including blog and loads of rich media) is found here. Chris and noir... That sounds about right :)


Lily Kaiser said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning From the Top and Christopher O'Riley!
I'm an intern writing for the From the Top blog ( and I've been following your blog all summer. You write some really great stuff.
Keep it up, and thanks again for the From the Top shoutout. We're flattered :)


The Well Tempered Blog said...

Thanks for the kind words! I am very pleased to know you're enjoying my little spot on the information highway. I am a huge fan of From the Top and wish you and the team all the best.