Jonny Greenwood Scores!

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Radiohead Multi-Instrumentalist Composes Score to Award-Winning British Documentary

(New York, NY) — Radiohead multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood’s score for award-winning British documentary “Bodysong” will be released in the U.S. on February 24th, 2004.

Toward the end of 2002, filmmaker Simon Pummell approached Greenwood to provide the score for his ambitious documentary about the experience of being human.  Greenwood, taking advantage of some time off from Radiohead, began to write and record the new material with Radiohead engineer Graeme Stewart at the band’s Oxford studio over six months.

Greenwood’s score effectively provides the narration in the dialogue-free film, which pieces together footage from various film libraries around the world spanning the past 100 years.  What results is a fascinating collage of images that create a panoramic view of the experience of being human, from life until death.  “Bodysong” recently won a BIFA (British Independent Film Award) for best British documentary feature.

The score is an affecting, multi-layered collection of music — acoustic and electronic — that features contributing musicians including the Emperor String Quartet, a jazz quartet led by fusion pioneer Gerard Presencer and Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood.

On “Bodysong,” Greenwood is given full reign to explore his most experimental leanings, fusing together a suite of instrumental vignettes which draw inspiration from the further reaches of the avant-garde — musique-concrete, minimalism and modern jazz among them.

The score opens with the fluttering strings and somber piano chords of “moon trills,” with swelling violins and twinkling bits of percussion setting the meditative mood.  Like some of Radiohead’s most recent work, the “Bodysong” score is nearly free of guitars, which make appearances in only two of its thirteen tracks.  But Greenwood delves even further away from his rock roots, be it the shimmering chords and found noises of “moon mall,” the polyrhythmic percussion torrent of “convergence,” the creaky strings and backward beats of “trench” or the frenzied free jazz of “splitter.”

The film will open in the U.K. on December 5th.  Plans are currently being made for the film’s U.S. release.  For more information visit

Jonny Greenwood’s “Bodysong” Track Listing

  1. moon trills
  2. moon mall
  3. trench
  4. iron swallow
  5. clockwork tin soldiers
  6. convergence
  7. nudnik headache
  8. peartree
  9. splitter
  10. bode radio/glass light/broken hearts
  11. 24 hour charleston
  12. milky drops from heaven
  13. tehellet

  1. mark says:

    i've got it on mp3 if you want it in the meantime. email me.

  2. James says:

    Mark, PLEASE send me bodysong on mp3, through aim or something. I'd appreciate it so much.

    Contact me on aim if you use it- searbh ceannairc

    if not email, please.

  3. Andrew says:

    please send me the bodysong on mp3 please through my email...thanks??

  4. coco says:

    BODYSONG MP3? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  5. Sasi says:

    Was up there riding this wenkeed from socal. Spent most of fri riding around looking for pow in the trees since the park got dumped on. Got to ride the park for a couple runs Sunday before I left. Wish I coulda stayed longer! Thumbs up to the park crew!Rich

  6. Vanessa says:

    Siiiiicccckkk park set up on painted horse Such fun stuff, you guys taollty dominated parkcity's jibs that are set up. I'm still wondering how to hit that huge 6 foot tall metal pipe thing on skis anyone have any ideas? I didn't see anyone ski it. also c-box to down was SICK, you should set that up again even when you have lots of other stuff up. I had some trouble getting speed to clear the jump, so I'm not sure if there's anything you guys can do to fix it or what all in all that was an amazing overnight park set up. Keep killing it park crew.

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