Jonny Greenwood to Perform His There Will Be Blood Score on UK Tour
Film nerds and Radiohead fans in the UK will have a rare chance to see Jonny Greenwood’s dense orchestral score for There Will Be Blood performed live next year, when the London Contemporary Orchestra will perform a series of concerts alongside screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 film.
Greenwood will accompany the orchestra on Ondes Martenot, the early electronic instrument that has become virtually synonymous with his work, thanks to its placement in the Blood score and Radiohead songs like “How to Disappear Completely.” The LCO has collaborated with the band before, performing Greenwood’s string and choral arrangements on A Moon Shaped Pool, one of SPIN’s favorite albums of 2016.
Greenwood and the LCO will perform There Will Be Blood in London on January 30, Birmingham February 5, Brighton February 6, and Bristol February 7. For more information, head to the LCO’s website. Hear Greenwood’s bracing percussion arrangement in the film’s classic oil rig explosion scene below.