Guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood is again joining forces with the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) to present a special one-off performance featuring music from his catalogue of film scores as well as a showcase of new material by Greenwood, at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in East London, Sunday 23 February 2014.
Greenwood will appear alongside the LCO Soloists playing guitar, electronics and the Ondes Martenot. In addition to music by Greenwood, which includes cues from his scores for the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated films There Will Be Blood and The Master, and Japanese film Norwegian Wood based on the book by Haruki Murakami, the concert features works by J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell and contemporary British composer Edmund Finnis.
This performance will mark a continued creative relationship between the London Contemporary Orchestra and Jonny Greenwood. The LCO has been performing Greenwood’s orchestral works since 2008 and this concert, curated by Greenwood and the LCO’s Artistic Directors Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames, will be the second major collaboration between the composer and orchestra since the LCO performed and recorded the score for the lauded 2012 film The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.
Since 2003 Greenwood has become well known for his work as a film composer, and has scored five major films, including Bodysong, There Will Be Blood, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Norwegian Wood and The Master. In addition to his film music career, Greenwood is an in-demand composer of contemporary classical music and was the Composer-in-Association with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists in concert takes place Sunday 23 February 2014 at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SG. Tickets: www.lcorchestra.co.uk
Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists in concert
Sunday 23 February 2014
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, E1W
Performance at 7:30pm
Tickets: £28 (incl. booking fee) www.lcorchestra.co.uk