Bryce Dessner is a renaissance man of contemporary classical composition. Known to most popular music fans as an indie rock guitarist, Dessner’s compositional talent can’t be confined to any singular category.
British band Radiohead appear to be gearing up for a new album. Various sources report the band's members as registering new companies, a trademark move they've previously employed ahead of albums or tours.
It was recently announced that Joanna Newsom would be working on some new material as a follow-up to 2010's "Have One on Me." The singer-songwriter said she was busy with the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film "Inherent Vice" — and you can see Newsom briefly in the latest trailer. In almost the blink of an eye, one can see Newsom on the porch of protagonist "Doc" Sportello's house. Also, she provided the voice over, providing the narrative and — much like a Thomas Pynchon novel — going meta at the end telling us to go see the movie. Recently, Newsom caught up with "Dazed Digital" and said that the film had caused her to put music on the backburner for the time being so she could lend her voiceover and acting skills to Anderson. We wish she could have provided some of the music but, lucky for us, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood ("There Will Be Blood," on which he also worked with Anderson) scored the film. He even included a cover of Radiohead's "Spooks" in the tracklist. The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and more, will be released in select cities Dec. 12 and will be available in most theaters Jan. 9.
Joanna Newsom has announced that she's working on some new material as a follow up to 2010's "Have One on Me," in an interview with Dazed Digital. The musician said that working on Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming "Inherent Vice" caused her to put music on the back burner for the time being.
The Colorado Symphony has ended its run of its invite-only "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series" concerts last month. To recap: The CSO now allows the partaking of marijuana and alcoholic drinks during their performances. To wit, the musicians themselves are no longer required to wear tuxedos. Fittingly for a regular pot smoker, the OC Weekly's Chris Walker posted their review of their end of summer Red Rocks performance a month late. To join in the festivities, proper, Walker first went shopping for edibles at a local dispensary: the Denver Wellness Center.
The Wordless Music Orchestra and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood collaborate for the live U.S. premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film, There Will Be Blood at the United Palace on September 19 and 20.
If David Lynch's Eraser were featured on any Film Studies class agenda, the professor would probably have some words about the ethereal soundtrack and the landscape it provided for the underground film. And now, that soundtrack is available September 16 for public consumption.
Following up on our report about Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on a piece entitled Water, we finally bring news of when you can hear the work. Live and in-person. A composition for strings, piano and a South Asian tambura-like instrument, Water will premiere in Dublin on October 2 as part of ACO’s European Tour, played alongside Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor “La poule,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70.
Highlights from next season's MusicNOW concerts include 'The Wind in High Places' by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, Jonny Greenwood’s 'Suite' from the movie 'There Will Be Blood', and the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s 'Postponeless Creature.'
It's become common knowledge that Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has become a score composer, most famously providing the musical landscape for Paul Anderson's 2008 There Will Be Blood.
March 20 will offer the Australian Chamber Orchestra Underground (ACOU) in a fantastic display of new sounds and swift arrangements ranging from Nirvana to Stravinsky, Nine Inch Nails to Paganini.
Alongside Béla Bartók's now classic 'Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta' and selections from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's first score for Paul Thomas Anderson, the concert features the U.S. premiere of another Classicalite favorite--National bro/Brooklyn composer Bryce Dessner's 'Lachrimae.'
No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.
The time, dear Classicalites, has come. Yes, Big Ears Festival 2014 has finally posted its daily line up.
Both groups have been, well, instrumental in creating a legacy that has managed to stay genuine and, for the most part, outside the mainstream. And now, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and The National's Bryce Dessner have announced a split release due for March 3 via Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Classic.