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Jonny Greenwood


  • Barbican to Present "Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records" Marathon Weekend, May 17 & 18, 2014

    The Barbican's 2014 marathon weekend, May 17 and 18, will celebrate Nonesuch Records in the label's 50th anniversary year. Entitled Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, this curated weekend of events includes five concerts taking place in LSO St Luke's, Guildhall School's new Milton Court Concert Hall, and the Barbican Hall, with performances from Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Timo Andres, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney, and others performing works by Greenwood, Mehldau, Andres, Steve Reich, John Adams, Philip Glass, Frederic Rzewski, Henryk Górecki, Donnacha Dennehy, and more. Satellite events will include Kronos at 40 (May 13) and Jeremy Denk (May 24) with further events to be announced.

  • 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.

About Jonny Greenwood

Jonny Greenwood, while perhaps best known for his role as guitarist/multi-instrumentalist in the rock band Radiohead, reveals another musical personality much more at home in the classical world on his Nonesuch debut, as composer of the score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award–nominated film There Will Be Blood. The soundtrack album features performances by, among others, the BBC Concert Orchestra, where Greenwood was artist-in-residence.

Trained as violist, Greenwood had begun studies in music at Oxford University before leaving to concentrate full-time on touring and recording with Radiohead. Nonetheless, Greenwood has maintained a passion for classical music that began at least since his teens, particularly the work of French composer Olivier Messiaen. Since the early 2000s, and particularly in 2004 when he received his BBC appointment, Greenwood has slowly been building a body of work in the classical tradition, for groups ranging from string quartet to full orchestra. With There Will Be Blood, Greenwood offers the culmination of his work in the classical vein over recent years.

Latest Release

  • The Master [Soundtrack] [LP + CD]

    The Master [Soundtrack] [LP + CD]

    Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master comprises compositions by Greenwood—“rich and inventive” (The New Yorker)—along with recordings from the post–World War II era in which the film is set. Rolling Stone says the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." Soundtrack performers include The London Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. The LP includes 12 tracks on 140-gram vinyl and the full album on CD.

On Tour

  • May 18, 2014 – 07:30 pmBarbican Hall, London,
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