Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 August 2014

There Will Be Blood: Live

there will be blood

Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 August, 8pm
Roundhouse, London

By arrangement with Miramax and Park Circus Films, Roundhouse will be home to the world premiere screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the LCO, conducted by Hugh Brunt.

These live screenings will draw together an orchestra of over 50 musicians, including Jonny Greenwood himself, who will play the Ondes Martenot part. Although widely regarded as one of the most influential soundtracks in recent years, There Will Be Blood was famously ruled ineligible in the Best Original Score category at the 2008 Academy Awards due to its use of pre-existing material. The score features passages from Greenwood’s compositions Popcorn Superhet Receiver and Bodysong (the latter used in the track Convergence), as well as works by Arvo Pärt and Brahms. All these cues have been collated into one ‘performance edition’, offering a complete representation of the original film, shown in a striking new light.

LCO have been performing Greenwood’s compositions since 2008, and in 2012 recorded his score for The Master (Greenwood’s second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson). This project will build on the LCO’s five-year-history with the Roundhouse, which has included live screenings of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 2010, and a performance of Greenwood’s Doghouse at Reverb 2012.

Jonny Greenwood (ondes Martenot)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Tickets: £10 – £70
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Roundhouse Box Office: 0844 482 8008

Saturday 23 August 2014

Imogen Heap’s Reverb


Saturday 23 August, 8pm
Roundhouse, London

LCO perform a programme of work including pieces by Howard Skempton, Delia Derbyshire (pictured), Edmund Finnis, and Kaija Saariaho as part of Synaesthesia. In collaboration with ground-breaking visual artist Davide Quayola, audiences will also experience a new commission by multi-award-winning composer, sound designer, artist and audio specialist Nick Ryan that centers around the theme of synaesthesia. This performance will give audiences the opportunity to experience a live visual score through Nick’s unique computational software.

Synaesthesia is a medial condition often described as a “union of the senses”, whereby two or more of the five senses that are normally experienced separately are involuntarily and automatically joined together – some synaesthetes experience colour when they hear sounds.

Delia Derbyshire The Delian Mode (electronics)
Howard Skempton Lento
Nick Ryan Synaes (world premiere, Roundhouse commission)
Edmund Finnis Between Rain (world premiere, LCO commission)
Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen

Hugh Brunt (conductor)

Tickets: £22.50 – £35*
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Roundhouse Box Office: 0844 482 8008

*Including a voucher for £5 off the newly released, limited edition vinyl The Delian Mode – Delia Derbyshire from Silva Screen Records

Leon Michener will open the evening with Klavikon, which re-imagines electronic music without the use of conventional processes using an amplified piano. There will also be a special guest performance from the Norwegian Girls’ Choir who will perform the UK premiere of Ro-Uro. Written by composer Maja Ratjke, the piece focuses on war, peace, order and chaos through a collage of historic material and traditional Norwegian folk music and lullabies.

Finally, the evening will close with a new exclusive reworking of Natures by Mira Calix, Oliver Coates and Quayola.

London Contemporary Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music