New Greenwood song by Radiohead for the Amandola organ

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– AMANDOLA, AUGUST 19 – Jonny Greenwood, guitarist of Radiohead, has composed a piece for the restored positive organ of the church of San Tommaso di Amandola. “Fanfara per Amandola”, this is the name of the piece, was performed yesterday by Greeenwood himself in 4 hands with Maurizio Maffezzoli, during an evening included in the RisorgiMarche program and co-produced by the festival that supports the resilience of the earthquake areas, together with the Municipality of Amandola, the Marche Region and the Arte Pro Arte Committee, an association founded by Greenwood, for years linked to the Fermo area (it has a house in the area), which financed the restoration of the ancient instrument. “Fanfara per Amandola” repeats some chords, with infinite variations, a way to put all the bellows of the organ back into motion.

It is not the first time that the Radiohead guitarist testifies in a tangible way the solidarity towards the earthquake-hit areas of the south of the Marche: in 2017 Radiohead gave an exclusive concert in Macerata to raise funds. “Another important page in the history of the Marche hinterland was written thanks to the collaboration between RisorgiMarche, the Municipality of Amandola, the Marche Region and associations such as the Arte Pro Arte committee and the Society of Mutual Aid Artisans – comments Giambattista Tofoni, director executive of the festival – Accepting the invitation of Arte Pro Arte, together with which we had already given shape to extraordinary events in the name of solidarity for the internal areas, was for us a sign of continuity with what we have carried out in recent years. the recovery of an organ of the eighteenth century, the authentic heritage of a city that still shows the wounds of the earthquake, fits into our vision of a culture capable of creating opportunities for encounter and promotion of the territory: this is what we continue to carry out with our concerts in villages and meadows, and this is what we will continue to do by supporting initiatives of profound historical and artistic importance “. (HANDLE).

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