Track ListingClick tracks with speaker icon to listen
|4||Eat Him By His Own Light||3:36|
|6||There Will Be Blood||2:08|
|9||HW / Hope of New Fields||2:29|
|10||Stranded the Line||2:20|
|12||Bonus Download: HW / Hope of New Fields (Orchestral Version)||2:32|
|13||Bonus Download: Prospectors Quartet (Orchestral Version)||2:57|
|14||Bonus Download: De-Tuned Quartet||4:32|
News & Reviews
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Steve Reich Named Artist in Residence at Big Ears Festival 2014; Jonny Greenwood to Perform "Electric Counterpoint"
Steve Reich has been named the Artist in Residence at the 2014 Big Ears Festival, which will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 28–30, 2014. The composer will be in attendance, as Ensemble Signal will perform his groundbreaking 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians, along with his new Radio Rewrite, inspired by two songs from Radiohead. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will perform Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, and So Percussion will perform his 1971 classic Drumming. Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, December 6, at noon.
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Year's Best Album Lists from Uncut, Mojo, Paste Include The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Jonny Greenwood, Punch Brothers
There's still more than a month to go before 2012 comes to a close, but already the music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut, Mojo, and Paste have all published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases: the latest from The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Jonny Greenwood, Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and much more.
About this Album
Buy There Will Be Blood at the new Nonesuch Store and get three exclusive bonus MP3s.
“Jonny Greenwood’s musical compositions almost become another character in the film. Think Bernard Herrmann and Taxi Driver, another portrait of a twisted soul, with sound effects and music to match.” —VarietyNonesuch released guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood’s instrumental score to Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film There Will Be Blood on December 18, 2007. An adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, the movie, which will be released by Paramount Vantage on December 26, stars Daniel Day-Lewis in what The Hollywood Reporter has called a “powerhouse performance.” The publication went on to say that Greenwood’s score is “captivating … greatly contributing to the sense that tectonic forces lie beneath the drama.” The music is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler, the Emperor Quartet, Caroline Dale (cello), and Michael Dussek (piano).
Greenwood’s score is indicative of his current collaborations with the BBC Concert Orchestra as composer-in-residence, rather than his rock compositions. The score incorporates material from an earlier orchestral piece he created in that position, Popcorn Superhet Receiver, which will have its U.S. concert premiere in January when Greenwood appears as part of the Wordless Music Series in New York City.“I saw some fairly long sections of the film, read the script, and just wrote loads of music. I tried to write to the scenery, and the story rather than specific ‘themes’ for characters. It’s not really the kind of narrative that would suit that. It was all about the underlying menace in the film, the greed, and that against the fucked-up, oppressive religious mood—and this kid in the middle of it all,” says Greenwood. “Only a couple of the parts were written for specific scenes—I was happier writing lots of music for the film/story, and having PTA [the film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson] fit some of it to the film.” Nonesuch released the soundtrack for Anderson’s last film, Punch-Drunk Love—a smart pop score by composer/producer Jon Brion—in 2002. Anderson’s other previous films—all of which have been highly praised—include Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999). There Will Be Blood is a stark period piece filmed on arid Texas plains.
BBC Concert Orchestra, Robert Ziegler, conductor (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)
Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin (3, 4)
Fiona Bonds, viola (3, 4)
Emperor Quartet (7, 9-11): Martin Burgess, Clare Hayes, violin; Fiona Bonds viola; William Schofield, cello
Produced by Graeme Stewart
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen
Music Editor: Paul Rabjohns
Recorded at Abbey Road by Simon Rhodes
Assistant Engineer: Lewis Jones
Additional score recorded, mixed, and engineered by Graeme Stewart at Hook End Manor
Album Artwork: Shin Katan
Photography: Robert Elswitt