Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2010 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270842 - Directed by Anh Hung Tran based on the book by Haruki Murakami.

Greenwood confirmed that he is currently rehearsing/recording the score at the premiere of "Doghouse", his new piece for the BBC Concert Orchestra (he is still currently their composer-in-residence). Segments of the piece will form part of the basis for his Norwegian Wood score. Like the There Will Be Blood score, it will be conducted by Robert Ziegler.


Here's what he had to say about "Doghouse":
"I wrote this piece mostly in hotels and dressing rooms while touring with Radiohead. This was more practical than glamorous - lots of time sitting around indoors, lots of instruments about - and aside from picking up a few geographical working titles, I can't think that it had any effect where, on tour, it was written.

There's supposed to be a theme (or at least a source of inspiration) in music like this, but it's hard to pin down now as I write this. I was always mindful of who I was writing for - the orchestra, its players, its background in 'light music' and theme tunes, and its status as part of an institution. And that there had once been specific radio, dance and theatre orchestras as part of the BBC, as well as various regional variations. Perhaps this was also why it was important to me that the soloists should come from the orchestra itself, and the reason why we kept to the standard theatre orchestra line-up.

One conversation I had early on with Roger Wright (Controller, BBC Radio 3 and Director, BBC Proms) was about access to the BBC music library: I never got to go, but I imagined it being full of faded scores from radio themes of the 1950s, with parts missing and faded pages. (Most probably, it's just a tidy room in White City with little of that ephemeral stuff surviving.) Writing music in that style is, in any case, beyond me - and a pastiche of it would be wrong in all sorts of ways. Instead I took textural ideas inspired by the way the music would sound after being physically damaged, leaving the orchestra to play what's left."

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   stopvoleuse   (Member)

Well I guess he's not interested in winning an Oscar, considering it's a small, foreign film and he's once again using pre-existing music.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Norwegian Wood, that's my nickname! wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

Some lovely looking stills from the film: http://wildgrounds.com/index.php/2010/01/11/10-stills-from-norwegian-wood/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

I guess Grieg wasn't available.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Norwegian Wood, that's my nickname! wink

I was going to make that same joke! smile Good to know we all the same sense of humor around here... usually.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Vincent Gillioz   (Member)

Regarding the composers he worked with. It is interesting to note that Greenwood and Thiet Ton-That are "contemporary" composers, whereas Santaolalla is a much more conventional composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2010 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270842 - Directed by Anh Hung Tran based on the book by Haruki Murakami.


This is great news - Murakami is a favourite author (oh to be able to read him in the original Japanese!) and this is one of his more filmable books. Can't wait!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

'Doghouse' is several minutes away from premiering on radio 3. Also playing other film music and light music. Will be available on iPlayer to listen again for a week!

Farnon: Manhattan Playboy
Parker: Seascape
Badalamenti: Mysteries of Love (from Blue Velvet)
Angela Morley: A Canadian in Mayfair
Chaplin: Limelight
Waxman: Rebecca Suite
Jonny Greenwood: Doghouse (World Premiere, BBC Commission)
Geoffrey Toye: The Haunted Ballroom
Herrmann: Vertigo suite
BBC Concert Orchestra

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rd8y6

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

Thanks so much for that link - awsome stuff! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

The score is available to purchase here: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B00409HC3K/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP and will be released on November 10th. I don't know whether or not there will be a US/UK release.

There haven't been many reviews of the film, but most say that the score is beautiful and melancholy and quite unlike his score for There Will Be Blood.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2010 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

Received my copy. This is by far my favorite film score of the past few years. It's beautifully verdant but mournful, without ever veering into mawkishness or cliché. His more atonal sensibilities are still present, adding some sour and salt to the sweetness and Romanticism of some of the cues. Also just really love the textures and timbres he wrings from the orchestra. It's rather an unvarnished sound, never slick or nebulous and mushy. Really great stuff.

You can hear sound samples here: http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/3896414 (the track titles in English are Can songs, the Japanese ones are Greenwood's)

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2010 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

the score is nice... to bad it is so expensive.
the film is pretty lame.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2010 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I'm also loving this score. Greenwood delivered another absolutely beautiful contribution to the art of film scoring and it's a shame more people won't hear it.

I also feel this is one of the most beautiful scores written in the past few years. Track 14 is heartbreaking.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2010 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

There will be a purchase!

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2010 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

I'm also loving this score. Greenwood delivered another absolutely beautiful contribution to the art of film scoring and it's a shame more people won't hear it.

I also feel this is one of the most beautiful scores written in the past few years. Track 14 is heartbreaking.


Track 14 is my favorite as well! That bit near the end where it is lightly electronically manipulated at the climax is heartrendingly gorgeous.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2010 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)



Track 14 is my favorite as well! That bit near the end where it is lightly electronically manipulated at the climax is heartrendingly gorgeous.


My feelings exactly. When that "beep-boop" (all I can describe it as) comes in I wish so hard that the album had another hours worth of music on it. The Can songs are a great addition, but as a Can fan I already own those pieces. I also wish there was more music similar to the track 4, because the guitar work there is sublime. Really, though, I can't complain about the 30+ minutes of new music from Jonny Greenwood.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2010 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

There will be a purchase!

Michael, I hope you will not be disappointed and I hope this album drinks your milkshake. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2010 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Well I guess he's not interested in winning an Oscar, considering it's a small, foreign film and he's once again using pre-existing music.

I wouldn't be interested in winning an Oscar either.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2011 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

http://www.nme.com/news/radiohead/54628

For those who have been balking at the import price, it looks like there were be a European and US release of the score also with different artwork and probably improved liner notes.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.