Friday, March 26, 2010

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood brings the music to "Norwegian Wood"

by Chris MaGee
I have to admit I'm getting old. I used to promise myself that I would never get to a point where I wasn't interested in new bands and music coming out, that I would never be that boring old fart that said "Aw, that's just crappy noise!" Well, that time has come... at least when it comes to pop music. One band that has carried over from my obsessive listening days, though, is Radiohead, so it was with great excitement that I read this piece of news over at Twitch this week.
Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist from the post-rock quintet, will be providing the soundtrack to a film that we've been pretty excited about here at the Pow-Wow - Tran Anh Hung's adaptation of Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" (read our previous coverage here. The story of the life and loves of a Tokyo university student starring Ken'ichi Matsuyama and Rinko Kikuchi... and now with music by Jonny Greenwood? What's not to get excited about?

Greenwood has actually worked with Tran Anh Hung before. Radiohead tag teamed with composer Gustavo Santaolalla for the soundtrack to the Vietnamese-French director's 2009 film "I Come with the Rain"; but Greenwood himself is no stranger to film composing. He was responsible for the pitch perfect mood encapsulating score for Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film "There Will Be Blood".

"Norwegian Wood" is due out in December.

1 comment:

Marc Saint-Cyr said...

AMAZING news! As a big fan of Radiohead, Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood and Murakami, I just got a whole lot more excited for this film.