Entropy Ensemble

Poster by Bizhan Khodabandeh

Featuring Performances by:
Entropy Ensemble
Nick Crider

August 8 · 7:30pm - 11:00pm
200 W. Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23220

According to the dictionary, entropy is defined as the loss of information in a transmitted message. Apply this definition to the contemporary music scene, and you have the motivation behind Entropy Ensemble.
Entropy Ensemble noticed this deterioration, and now strive to take today’s music back to its classical form—pre-lyrics, unnecessary instruments, and other overpowering noise.

To a sold out Sotille Theatre in April of 2009, Entropy Ensemble performed select Radiohead songs, including “There There” and “Paranoid Android”. The altered songs—the melody, harmony, and texture are exposed in a classical light—are part of the Radiohead Project, an attempt to strip down the popular band’s stylings in a hybrid chamber music setting.

Andrew Walker, the brains behind the Radiohead Project, is the ensemble’s pianist and principal arranger. Fellow arranger Julia Harlow, cellist Lonnie Root, violinist Javier Orman, bassist Ben Wells, flutist Kim Alford, and drummer Stuart White all join Walker in Entropy Ensemble’s quest to strip mainstream music.

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