Radiohead’s lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has been abundantly busy recently. Jonny will be performing his Grammy-nominated ‘There Will Be Blood’ score for the first time in the U.S. with London Contemporary Orchestra, as well as occupied with Radiohead on recording band’s next album starting in September.
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English multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood is best known as lead guitarist for the band Radiohead. Greenwood is also an established composer and has written soundtracks for the films Bodysong, Norwegian Wood, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Master. He has also worked as a composer for the BBC, during which time he composed smear, Piano for Children and Popcorn Superhet Receiver.
In 2007 Greenwood worked with director Paul Thomas Anderson, whom also directed The Master, to score his film There Will Be Blood. The resulting score contains a segment of Popcorn Superhet Receiver as well as music by Arvo Pärt, and Brahms. It won Greenwood the Best Film Score at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in 2007 and a Critics’ Choice Award. Greenwood also worked on Anderson’s movie Inherent Vice. which is due out in late 2014.
Greenwood will be performing the film score live with over fifty members of the Wordless Music Orchestra during a screening of There Will Be Blood at the United Palace Theatre. It will be conducted by Ryan McAdams. Greenwood will play the ondes martenot, an instrument he’s used both as a member of Radiohead as well as as a solo artist.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Jonny Greenwood at United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
Time: 7:00 PM
Age Restriction: 21+
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The New Classical
It’s not too often that rock musicians delve into the realm of classical music, but The National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood do just that on their new split EP, St. Carolyn by the Sea / Suite from “There Will Be Blood,” out this week on Deutsche Grammophon. Both musicians have composition chops—Dessner has worked with the Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass and released his solo compositional debut Aheym in 2013, and Greenwood has composed scores for several films in addition to There Will Be Blood, including Norwegian Wood in 2010 and, more recently, The Master in 2012. Read more…
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Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood Announce Split Classical Album St. Carolyn by the Sea / Suite from There Will Be Blood for March 2014 Release
Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood are going classical. Actually, to be accurate, the two notable indie-rock guitarists (The National and Radiohead, respectively) are returning to their classical roots with a split album featuring their own orchestral works. Most intriguing.
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