Hyper Beatles

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Back in 1990 Pianist Aki Takahashi commissioned many of the world’s leading experimental music composers to re-interpret songs by The Beatles for her to perform on an album amusingly titled Hyper Beatles. Although for the most part the results are not too radical, I really love this rather belligerent and certainly irreverent take on When I’m 64 by Musica Elettronica Viva veteran Alvin Curran.
 

 
Bonus: A performance of Alvin Lucier’s Nothing Is Real which was originally composed for Hyper Beatles.

Posted by Brad Laner

 

 

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