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There Will Be Blood

Part of Classical Season 2016/17

Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning film is accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood's score, originally commissioned by the Roundhouse. A masterwork of dramatic tension, instrumental experimentation and musical bricolage – it integrates work by Arvo Pärt and Brahms.

The soundtrack is realised in a special performance edition by the London Contemporary Orchestra, with Jonny Greenwood himself performing on the ondes martenot.

The LCO has been performing Greenwood's compositions since 2008. In 2012 the orchestra recorded his score for Anderson's The Master. Dedicated to the promotion of new music and cross-disciplinary collaboration, the LCO has worked with Secret Cinema, Vivienne Westwood, members of Arcade Fire, United Visual Artists, Ron Arad, Mike Figgis, Conrad Shawcross, Jimmy Page and Foals, and opened 2014's Meltdown, curated by James Lavelle.

Paul Thomas Anderson has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and is the director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Inherent Vice.

'Sparse and at times just plain peculiar – but in a brilliantly original way. It's magnificent.' ***** (The Independent)

Part of Southbank Centre's Film Scores Live


Galya Bisengalieva, violin
Hugh Brunt, conductor
Jonny Greenwood, ondes martenot
London Contemporary Orchestra
Oliver Coates, cello


Jonny Greenwood: There will be Blood - film score


Royal Festival Hall
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