The end of musical civilisation as we know it – says Tom Service. Epic hoax – or compelling and captivating – what do you think of a symphonic project that melds Brahms’s First Symphony with Radiohead’s OK Computer?
Readers, meet Steve Hackman. Steve Hackman meet the Guardian. For those of you who don’t know him, Hackman is the genius (or not … more on this later) who has fused Brahms’s First Symphony and Radiohead’s OK Computer. They’re both masterpieces in their own right – so together surely they would produce the Ultimate Mash-terpiece? Bradiohead? Radiohahms
And when you do you can weep at the breathtaking cultural violence done to both OK Computer and to the First Symphony – in one of the most remarkably cynically conceived musical projects I think I’ve ever heard.
(ed:..i don’t think he likes it..eh..?..)