Thom Yorke has collaborated with audiovisual composer and computer programmer Tarik Barri for an intriguing new installation project at Berlin’s Institute for Sound and Music. According to Barri, the 360-degree sound installation’s intent was to feature “Yorke singing in my virtual ‘Versum’ universe.” Versum is the actual software invented by Barri. The exhibit was designed in the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Berlin, which also contains 6 screens and 54 speakers that wraps around the entire audience.
A clip of the “City Rats” installation can be seen above and according to the Vimeo description, the exhibit will officially make its public debut on April 21. More details on the piece can be found on the ISM website which also provides these further details on the piece: “Looped and distorted video fragments of Yorke’s singing are scattered all around, forming, moving, and changing patterns. Twitching and pulsating, they fill the space with unfamiliar sounds and sights.”
Meanwhile, you can also preview some new Radiohead tracks that were recently debuted at a Los Angeles show.