OK Composer: The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

OK Composer: The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

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Please note: this season finished in March 2019

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

Phantom Thread  15   The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

Phantom Thread
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
Jonny Greenwood’s insinuating and impressive soundtrack brought a much deserved Oscar® nomination for Best Original Score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s perverse psychological fable of unchecked ego and unhinged desire, featuring an impeccable performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.

Suspiria  18  PS The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

Suspiria
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
Thom Yorke delivers a brilliantly eerie, nape-prickling soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino's (Call Me By Your Name) 'cover version’ of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic in this delicious, dark - and feminist - reimagining.

You Were Never Really Here  15   The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

You Were Never Really Here
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
Diverse and dissonant, Jonny Greenwood’s beat heavy score evokes an eerie, bruised mood in this brilliantly executed minimalist noir starring Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings, from director Lynne Ramsay.

Inherent Vice  15   The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

Inherent Vice
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
Following their collaborations on There Will Be Blood and The Master, Jonny Greenwood penned a lighter-hearted, more free-wheeling soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s wild adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s cult novel - a groovy, funny mystery set in 1970 drug-fuelled Los Angeles, during the dying days of free love.

We Need to Talk About Kevin  15   The Scores of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
Jonny Greenwood mixed blues and pop numbers with his muted score for Lynne Ramsay’s exquisite adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestselling novel about a mother left shattered in the wake of her teenage son’s tragic act of rebellion.