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Jonny Greenwood to Join in Premiere "There Will Be Blood" Screenings with Live Score in London and New York

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    Jonny Greenwood to Join in Premiere "There Will Be Blood" Screenings with Live Score in London and New York

    Jonny Greenwood will join in on the debut screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Greenwood's score performed live: the world-premiere performances by the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt, at the Roundhouse in London, August 6 and 7; and the US premiere performances by the Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted by Ryan McAdams, at the United Palace Theatre in New York City, September 19 and 20. These live screenings will draw together an orchestra of over 50 musicians, including Greenwood himself, who will play the ondes Martenot part. Tickets for the London shows are on sale now at roundhouse.org.uk; tickets for the New York shows go on sale Wednesday, May 14, via wordlessmusic.org.

    Greenwood's hauntingly dramatic score for Anderson's epic film starring Daniel Day-Lewis is "one of the few film scores in recent years that can honestly own the sobriquet of landmark," says Newsday. The score features passages from Greenwood’s compositions Popcorn Superhet Receiver and Bodysong, as well as works by Arvo Pärt and Brahms. All these cues have been collated into one "performance edition," offering a complete representation of the original film, shown in a striking new light.

    Both orchestras performed selections from Greenwood's film scores to There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Norwegian Wood at events earlier this spring. The London Contemporary Orchestra have been performing Greenwood’s compositions since 2008, and in 2012 recorded his score for The Master, Greenwood’s second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson. The Wordless Music Orchestra gave the US premiere of Greenwood's Doghouse in 2011.

    Nonesuch Records released Greenwood's scores to There Will Be Blood (2007), Norwegian Wood (2011), and The Master (2012), as well as his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (2012), all of which are available in the Nonesuch Store.

    Jonny Greenwood will perform Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint at Barbican Hall on Sunday, May 18, and will join the BBC Concert Orchestra on ondes martenot to perform music from There Will Be Blood. The concert, in which the orchestra also performs Henry Górecki's Symphony No. 3 with soprano Jessica Rivera, is part of the Barbican's month-long celebration of Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary, Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records.

on May 6, 2014 - 1:37pm
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Jonny Greenwood will join in on the debut screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood with Greenwood's score performed live: with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Roundhouse in London, August 6 and 7, and the Wordless Music Orchestra at the United Palace Theatre in NYC, September 19 and 20. Greenwood will play the ondes Martenot part of the score. He performs Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint at Barbican Hall on May 18 as part of the Barbican's celebraton of Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary.

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Jonny Greenwood will join in on the debut screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Greenwood's score performed live: the world-premiere performances by the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt, at the Roundhouse in London, August 6 and 7; and the US premiere performances by the Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted by Ryan McAdams, at the United Palace Theatre in New York City, September 19 and 20. These live screenings will draw together an orchestra of over 50 musicians, including Greenwood himself, who will play the ondes Martenot part. Tickets for the London shows are on sale now at roundhouse.org.uk; tickets for the New York shows go on sale Wednesday, May 14, via wordlessmusic.org.

Greenwood's hauntingly dramatic score for Anderson's epic film starring Daniel Day-Lewis is "one of the few film scores in recent years that can honestly own the sobriquet of landmark," says Newsday. The score features passages from Greenwood’s compositions Popcorn Superhet Receiver and Bodysong, as well as works by Arvo Pärt and Brahms. All these cues have been collated into one "performance edition," offering a complete representation of the original film, shown in a striking new light.

Both orchestras performed selections from Greenwood's film scores to There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Norwegian Wood at events earlier this spring. The London Contemporary Orchestra have been performing Greenwood’s compositions since 2008, and in 2012 recorded his score for The Master, Greenwood’s second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson. The Wordless Music Orchestra gave the US premiere of Greenwood's Doghouse in 2011.

Nonesuch Records released Greenwood's scores to There Will Be Blood (2007), Norwegian Wood (2011), and The Master (2012), as well as his collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (2012), all of which are available in the Nonesuch Store.

Jonny Greenwood will perform Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint at Barbican Hall on Sunday, May 18, and will join the BBC Concert Orchestra on ondes martenot to perform music from There Will Be Blood. The concert, in which the orchestra also performs Henry Górecki's Symphony No. 3 with soprano Jessica Rivera, is part of the Barbican's month-long celebration of Nonesuch Records' 50th anniversary, Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records.

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