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- Posted on Nov 19th 2009 5:51AM by Richard Moore
It then emerged that Friedberger may well have been misinterpreted after confusing the aforementioned Harry Patch with Harry Partch, the experimental music composer. Instead of leaving it at that Friedberger then had a further dig at the Oxford band for no apparent reason -- and Beck too.
In a statement Friedberger tried to brush over his apparent error saying: "Matt has not heard the Radiohead song about Harry Patch, but if he did, he is sure he wouldn't like it. No doubt Radiohead fans can ignore his opinion of this matter and continue with their triumphant artistic interventions. Matt would have preferred to insult Beck but he is too afraid of Scientologists."
Beck, a confirmed follower of the controversial religion, has now posted his own musical tribute to Harry Partch on his website beck.com. The singer is yet to confirm whether or not the track -- a sound collage of sorts which clocks in at 10 minutes 30 seconds -- is a direct response to Friedberger's remarks.
The accompanying post on beck.com simply reads: "Here is the promised "Harry Partch" single. It's a tribute to the composer and his desire to make the body and music unified into what he termed 'Corporeality.' The song employs Partch's 43 tone scale, which expands conventional tonality into a broader variation of frequencies and resonances."