In Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke, UK band Radiohead is home to two of the country's most accomplished and innovative musicians. Whilst Radiohead’s innovative brand of post-rock has seen them produce a string of critically acclaimed albums since their formation in 1985, the pair’s sidestep into the world of film scoring has seen a widening of their creative talents.
Greenwood, the classically trained, hugely talented multi-instrumentalist has been honing his craft there for some time now, having first scored the British documentary Bodysong back in 2003, before going on to forge spectacularly potent working relationships with directors Paul Thomas Anderson and Lynne Ramsay. 2018 saw the exciting emergence of the band’s front man Thom Yorke on to the scene, and whilst Yorke admitted he felt “purely amateur” next to Greenwood’s approach, his assured helming of the score for the Suspiria, proved, indisputably, it’s not all about Jonny when it comes to the art of film scoring.
In March we’ll be screening a selection of the pair's most celebrated work including Greenwood’s two collaborations with Lynne Ramsay evoking the eerie, bruised mood of her minimalist noir You Were Never Really Here (Sun 17 March) and his muted score for her exquisite adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestselling novel We Need to Talk About Kevin (Sun 3 March), as well as his two standout works for director Paul Thomas Anderson - the free-wheeling Inherent Vice (Sun 10 March) and his Oscar® nominated score for Phantom Thread. We’ll also revisit Yorke’s brilliantly eerie, nape-prickling Suspiria (Sun 24 March) soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino's 'cover version’ of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic.
Plus on Sun 21 April, orchestral duo Neil Leiter and Margaret Hermant, aka Echo Collective, will be recreating Radiohead's iconic album Amnesiac in the Colston Hall Foyer.
Previous screenings in this season
Please note: This event took place in March 2019 Inspired by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke’s celebrated excursion into the field of film scoring, join us in Watershed’s Café & Bar for a free, one-time only, show by one of Bristol’s pioneering AV performers DJ Cheeba, as he digs through Radiohead’s extended musical back catalogue accompanied by breathtaking synchronised visuals.