Jonny Greenwood to Play ‘There Will Be Blood’ on Tour
Though he cut his teeth as the guitarist and keyboardist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood has been taking on the role of soundtrack composer for a number of years now. Last week, he announced plans to play his score for the 2007 Daniel Day-Lewis film There Will Be Blood for the first time at The Roundhouse in London, and word has just gotten out that he’ll do the same in New York City. Greenwood will play the electronic ondes Martenot to his score on September 19 and 20 at New York’s United Palace Theatre alongside a showing of the film—the first time that the score has been played in this way in North America. He’ll be accompanied by New York City’s own Wordless Music Orchestra and conducted by Ryan McAdams. Wanna go? Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event go on sale on May 14.
Jonathan Guy Richard Greenwood is best known for performing as Radiohead’s lead guitarist, but he also plays viola, harmonica, glockenspiel, ondes Martenot, banjo, and drums, along with assorted electronic sound samplings. Additionally, he writes the music software(!) frequently used by his band. Greenwood has composed soundtracks for films like 2003’s Bodysong; 2007’s There Will Be Blood; 2010’s Norwegian Wood; 2011’s We Need to Talk About Kevin; and 2012’s The Master. Though widely though of as a contender for an Academy Award for Original Music Score at that year’s Oscars, his soundtrack to There Will Be Blood was excluded on the grounds that it contained previously recorded pieces and not just tunes written specifically for the film.