Last week, London’s iconic Roundhouse venue announced a new summer arts festival which will include the world premiere of a performance of Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s score from the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood.
Outside of his Radiohead duties, Greenwood has turned his hand to writing soundtracks and has struck up a fruitful working relationship with the There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.
His first score was for Bodysong in 2003 and he then went on to work with Anderson again after There Will Be Blood, on the soundtrack for The Master, starring the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Greenwood is also doing the music for the director’s next one, Inherent Vice (starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Benecio Del Toro).
Back to There Will Be Blood, on August 6th and 7th Jonny will be joined by The London Contemporary Orchestra at the iconic Camden venue to perform the soundtrack in full at a screening of the film.
I had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone about bringing this film score to the Roundhouse’s series…
Not so long ago Jonny revealed the Radiohead bandmates will regroup this summer to discuss their next album (YES!).
They have been pursuing solo projects like this one following the end of touring The King Of Limbs. Singer Thom Yorke toured with Atoms For Peace and has been taking some time off since that wrapped up.
Here’s part two of my interview with Jonny Greenwood and I couldn’t NOT mention the ‘R’ word…