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  • April 23, 2018

    Shye Ben-Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, currently touring Latin America as special guests of Radiohead, performing songs from their album Junun, will join Radiohead on its North American tour this summer. The tour starts with two sold-out nights at Chicago's United Center, followed by four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City; two nights each in Montreal and Toronto; shows in Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh; and two nights each in Boston and Philadelphia. The Times of London called Junun "essential listening."

     

  • April 20, 2018

    The soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, Phantom Thread, featuring Jonny Greenwood's Academy Award–nominated score, is now available on vinyl, following its CD and digital release earlier this year. The special vinyl edition includes the album on two 140-gram LPs and a 24-page booklet of Greenwood's score. IndieWire calls the score "a masterpiece," naming it the year's best, and one of the century's best as well. Look inside the vinyl package here.

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  • Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood's Golden Globe–nominated score to Paul Thomas Anderson's new feature film, Phantom Thread, digitally on January 12, 2018; the CD will be available February 9 and the vinyl LP will be available on April 21 to correspond with Record Store Day. Phantom Thread is set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, where renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

    With Phantom Thread, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis. The film's soundtrack includes eighteen compositions by Greenwood. It was recorded in London with a sixty-member string orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler and is featured more prominently in the film than any of Greenwood's scores have been before. In addition to the Golden Globe nomination, the Phantom Thread soundtrack's many other accolades to date include the Best Score prizes from film critics' associations in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. Phantom Thread is available to preorder from the Nonesuch Store, along with an instant download of the album track "House of Woodcock."

    The composer spoke to Variety about the process of creating a score that reflected the film's romance and glamour: "We talked a lot about '50s music, what was popularly heard then as well as what was being written and recorded. Nelson Riddle and Glenn Gould's Bach recordings were the main references. I was interested in the kind of jazz records that toyed with incorporating big string sections; Ben Webster made some good ones." Greenwood continues, "The smaller groups, and solo players, work like close-ups [and] not necessarily to accompany [a] visual, but rather, to focus your attention on and make you feel directly engaged with the characters. The bigger orchestral things often worked best for drawing you back to see the bigger situation."

    Anderson and Greenwood's previous collaborations include the soundtrack for Academy Award–winning There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), and Inherent Vice (2014), all released by Nonesuch. Indiewire says of their collaboration: "Paul Thomas Anderson fans are well accustomed to how instrumental Jonny Greenwood's music is to the auteur's body of work. Whether it's the foreboding strings in There Will Be Blood or the discordant percussion in The Master, Greenwood's original scores expertly capture Anderson's tones. This fact is especially true in Phantom Thread, which marks the fourth collaboration between Anderson and Greenwood."

    Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood is also a highly respected composer. In addition to the Anderson film soundtracks, Nonesuch also released his score for Norwegian Wood, his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and his performance of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint. Most recently, the label released Junun—a collaboration between Greenwood, composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, and a group of Indian musicians called the Rajasthan Express that was recorded in the fifteenth-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. Paul Thomas Anderson came along to document the sessions. The resulting impressionistic film, also entitled Junun, debuted at the New York Film Festival, before screening at several other international festivals.

    Nonesuch also released the soundtrack for Anderson's 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).

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Wed, Apr 25
Bogotá
Parque Simón Bolívar
Wed, Apr 25
Bogotá
Parque Simón Bolívar
Fri, Jul 6
Chicago, IL
United Center
Fri, Jul 6
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Jul 7
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Jul 7
Chicago, IL
United Center
Tue, Jul 10
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Tue, Jul 10
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wed, Jul 11
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wed, Jul 11
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
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New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
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New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat, Jul 14
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat, Jul 14
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Mon, Jul 16
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Mon, Jul 16
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Tue, Jul 17
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Tue, Jul 17
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Thu, Jul 19
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Thu, Jul 19
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
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Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood's score to Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread, after their earlier collaborations There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice. Nonesuch also released his score for Norwegian Wood; his album with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki; Junun, his album with Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express; and his recording of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint.

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Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood's Golden Globe–nominated score to Paul Thomas Anderson's new feature film, Phantom Thread, digitally on January 12, 2018; the CD will be available February 9 and the vinyl LP will be available on April 21 to correspond with Record Store Day. Phantom Thread is set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, where renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

With Phantom Thread, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis. The film's soundtrack includes eighteen compositions by Greenwood. It was recorded in London with a sixty-member string orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler and is featured more prominently in the film than any of Greenwood's scores have been before. In addition to the Golden Globe nomination, the Phantom Thread soundtrack's many other accolades to date include the Best Score prizes from film critics' associations in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. Phantom Thread is available to preorder from the Nonesuch Store, along with an instant download of the album track "House of Woodcock."

The composer spoke to Variety about the process of creating a score that reflected the film's romance and glamour: "We talked a lot about '50s music, what was popularly heard then as well as what was being written and recorded. Nelson Riddle and Glenn Gould's Bach recordings were the main references. I was interested in the kind of jazz records that toyed with incorporating big string sections; Ben Webster made some good ones." Greenwood continues, "The smaller groups, and solo players, work like close-ups [and] not necessarily to accompany [a] visual, but rather, to focus your attention on and make you feel directly engaged with the characters. The bigger orchestral things often worked best for drawing you back to see the bigger situation."

Anderson and Greenwood's previous collaborations include the soundtrack for Academy Award–winning There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), and Inherent Vice (2014), all released by Nonesuch. Indiewire says of their collaboration: "Paul Thomas Anderson fans are well accustomed to how instrumental Jonny Greenwood's music is to the auteur's body of work. Whether it's the foreboding strings in There Will Be Blood or the discordant percussion in The Master, Greenwood's original scores expertly capture Anderson's tones. This fact is especially true in Phantom Thread, which marks the fourth collaboration between Anderson and Greenwood."

Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood is also a highly respected composer. In addition to the Anderson film soundtracks, Nonesuch also released his score for Norwegian Wood, his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and his performance of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint. Most recently, the label released Junun—a collaboration between Greenwood, composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, and a group of Indian musicians called the Rajasthan Express that was recorded in the fifteenth-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. Paul Thomas Anderson came along to document the sessions. The resulting impressionistic film, also entitled Junun, debuted at the New York Film Festival, before screening at several other international festivals.

Nonesuch also released the soundtrack for Anderson's 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).

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Tour

Wed, Apr 25
Bogotá
Parque Simón Bolívar
Wed, Apr 25
Bogotá
Parque Simón Bolívar
Fri, Jul 6
Chicago, IL
United Center
Fri, Jul 6
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Jul 7
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Jul 7
Chicago, IL
United Center
Tue, Jul 10
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Tue, Jul 10
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wed, Jul 11
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wed, Jul 11
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Fri, Jul 13
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Fri, Jul 13
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat, Jul 14
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat, Jul 14
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Mon, Jul 16
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Mon, Jul 16
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Tue, Jul 17
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Tue, Jul 17
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Thu, Jul 19
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Thu, Jul 19
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
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