Greenwood Will Perform There Will Be Blood For First Time

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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will perform the score he composed for the making of the movie There Will Be Blood live for the first time on stage.

Seven years after the Oscar-winning movie was released, the London Contemporary Orchestra will play the whole score while the movie is screened. It will be joined by composer Greenwood at the city’s Roundhouse venue on August 6 and 7.

Greenwood will play the ondes Martenot at each show, accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra and conductor Ryan McAdams. According to a press release, the historic United Palace Theatre boasts “the second-largest movie screen in all of New York City.”

Only a month later, on September 19 and 20, the composer will take it to the stage at New York City’s United Palace Theater for his American debut, where the musician will perform with Wordless Music Orchestra.

There Will Be Blood marked his first collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson, a director, and they teamed up again for The Master in 2012.

The famous composer was recruited again for Anderson’s new movie, Inherent Vice, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio del Toro.

There Will Be Blood was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won two, but did not earn a Best Original Score nod for Greenwood’s contributions.

The selection committee claimed it was not “original” and deemed it ineligible because the Radiohead guitarist included music from his own oeuvre and elements of compositions by Johannes Brahms and Arvo Pärt.

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