Acclaimed and well-known Japanese writer Murakami Haruki’s novel ‘Norwegian Wood’ was made into a major motion picture last year and its score was written by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood who had been involved in scoring movies so this one was not a first for him. But it was the first thing of his that’s got performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. See the video below.
Greenwood has already leaved his artistic signature on films such as ‘Bodysong’ and Hollywood movie ‘There Will Be Blood’. This time, it seems as though that the score for Norwe
gian Wood was held in the frame of less experimental (less daring) contemporary classical music, unlike the music for ‘There Will Be Blood’ which was a haunting and challenging, yet beautiful listeners’ experience.
Greenwood’s main musical project Radiohead are currently lining up for a tour supporting their latest album ‘The King of Limbs’ and are going to release a remix compilation as well but the guitarist is also involved in another soundtrack work for the 2011 movie ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’.
Trailer for ‘Norwegian Wood’ can be played below:
UPDATE: the above performance is downloadable in FLAC or mp3 over HERE