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Jonny Greenwood 

Best known as the lead guitarist of the hugely successful and influential band Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood (b.1973) is also an award-winning composer for both the concert hall and for film.

His compositions include 'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' (commissioned by the BBC whilst Greenwood was Composer-in-Residence to the BBC Concert Orchestra), 'smear' (premiered by the London Sinfonietta), '48 Responses to Polymorphia' (premiered in Poland as part of a joint concert with his idol, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki) and 'Water' (commissioned and recorded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra).
'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' won the BBC Radio 3 Listeners’ Award at the 2006 British Composer Awards, and sections of the score were later worked into Greenwood’s soundtrack for the Oscar-winning Paul Thomas Anderson film There Will Be Blood (2007).  Greenwood’s score went on to scoop the Best Film Score award at the 2007 Evening Standard British Film Awards, and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Composer by the Broadcast Film Critics Association of the USA. 

In 2018 Greenwood was nominated for an Oscar for his score to Anderson’s feature film, Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his final screen role.

Greenwood’s other film credits include Tran Anh Hung’s Norwegian Wood, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, Lynne Ramsay’s feature films We Need To Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here, and the Paul Thomas Anderson films The Master and Inherent Vice.

 

 




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