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Jonny Greenwood

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (1985 – present)

Jonny Greenwood (born 5 November 1971) is the lead guitarist in the British band Radiohead from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England. He also plays piano, organ, viola, synths, Glockenspiel, harmonica and the Ondes Martenot, among a host of other devices used to enhance the soundscape of many Radiohead songs.
Years active: since 1985.

He also uses modular synthesizers, a Korg Kaoss Pad, and a laptop (for voice clips/modulation) on newer tracks. Jonny also uses a Rhodes Seventy Three piano, a prominent feature during the OK Computer era. Jonny is one of the most prominent users of the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument with a keyboard and slide. He uses Ondes Martenot on the soundtrack to the film Bodysong, as well as in Radiohead, and mainly around the Kid A / Amnesiac era, on songs such as ‘Pyramid Song’ and ‘How to Disappear Completely’.

Apart from his work with Radiohead, Greenwood is also a composer, and has produced several classical works, some inspired by Polish composer Penderecki, as part of his tenure as the BBC’s composer-in-residence. He also composed the soundtracks to the films Bodysong (2003), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Norwegian Wood (2010). Some of his more recent scores include We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and a return to working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, in his latest film The Master (2012).

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  • black-berberis

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    12 Apr 6:11pm Reply
  • Snusmumrikass

    I just love this music. Isn't it too dreamy?

    2 Apr 4:45pm Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Genius.

    10 Mar 10:37pm Reply
  • dansemacabre103

    The Inherent Vice score is Greenwood's best yet. The inclusion of voice snippets from the film on the official soundtrack makes the whole experience even more immersive.

    4 Mar 11:38am Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Greenwood's Soundtracks > Radiohead

    25 Jan 4:12pm Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    I've never really been a fan of Radiohead but Jonny Greenwood is an incredibly talented composer.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pinkiiiFR

    Inherent Vice Soundtrack = Masterpiece !!!

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LostScore

    His scores to PTA' films are barely exceeding 30 minute mark, yet he delivers so much more than other film composers (who work in the film score industry far longer than Jonny) in their hour-long tedious bombastic scores. I guess it's not good to the Academy's taste.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • karlabranda1

    HERE'S JONNY!!!!!! [2]

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • xGUSTXVOx

    I just came to say that I still love you

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • xardover

    Is Jonny doing soundtrack for new PTA film?

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • xGUSTXVOx

    I still love you

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • EdwardSatchell

    Great film scores

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • xGUSTXVOx

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    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • nevershoutn

    godlike

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • erfatherani

    The Greatest Treasure

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • aline4away

    que coisa de outro mundo! eita sensibilidade

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • miserific

    HERE'S JONNY!!!!!!

    15 Jan 2014 Reply
  • sprdnglkwngs

    I wish he would release the score he did for We Need to Talk About Kevin. It's very different from his others, kind of electronic, not very orchestral. Very good stuff.

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Lordmarth

    Alethia is perfect theme

    28 May 2013 Reply
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