An amazing process of analysis, discovery, deconstruction and reconstruction led to Brahms V. Radiohead — a synthesis of Brahms' First Symphony (1882) and Radiohead's OK Computer (1997). All four movements of the Brahms and eight songs from the Radiohead album are featured. The envelope of what is possible and permissible is constantly pushed, with Radiohead songs being superimposed above Brahms' music, Radiohead's melodies being altered to coexist with Brahms' harmonies, the motives of one interjected into the other, and departures from the score left and right to accommodate journeys into a new compelling and captivating world that is at once both musics. Three vocalists sing the melodies of Radiohead, both in solo and harmony.
Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, and songwriter Steve Hackman is one the most innovative artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. He has conducted his own pop-classical fusion programs such as Brahms V. Radiohead, Beethoven V. Coldplay, Copland V. Bon Iver, Tchaikovsky V. Drake, Bartók V. Björk, and Mashupalooza with many symphony orchestras.
Bill Prokopow is a composer, pianist, vocalist, producer, mixing engineer and visual artist. In addition to composing, conducting and singing with orchestras across the country, he also and tours the nation with chiptune-rock band “I Fight Dragons.”
Philadelphia based, South African born Lipke moved to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in composition at The University of The Arts and has since gone on to become a critically acclaimed and sought after composer, performer, arranger, producer and educator.
Kéren Tayar began her musical theater career at age seven, performing on some of New York City’s most prominent stages. She graduated from the Berklee College of Music, and now enjoys collaborations with a variety of artists and producers and also tours and performs around the world.