Jonny Greenwood's Suite from 'There Will Be Blood' for String Quartet Now Available
Jan. 01, 2021
A new Suite from 'There Will Be Blood' arranged for string quartet from Jonny Greenwood's acclaimed film score to 'There Will Be Blood' is now available from Faber Music. The movements of the Suite correspond to the soundtrack album: 1. Oil; 2. Future Markets; 3. HW/Hope of New Fields; 4. Detuned Orchestra (a version of the track 'There Will Be Blood'); 5. Prospectors Quartet.
Suite from 'There Will Be Blood' will be premiered in Israel by the Carmel Quartet this April and is available for performance by other ensembles thereafter.
Additionally, we would like to congratulate Jonny Greenwood on winning the Ivors Composer Award for Horror Vacui in the "Large Orchestral" category. Horror Vacui, for solo violin and 68 strings, was called the "most engaging premiere" of the 2019 BBC Proms. The composer notes:
"Horror vacui is the fear of empty space, usually in paintings. Children, and outsider artists generally, are liable to feel that a picture is unfinished if there’s any space left unfilled. For this music, I’ve focused on all the different ways there are to electronically create reverb and echoes, and translated them into the complexities of a string orchestra. Daniel Pioro’s solo violin treats the orchestra like a big reverb chamber, triggering resonances, echoes and granular-style stretching of time that emulates how artificial reverbs work. Reverbs that range from the early 20th century, with amplified resonating strings, though tape echoes and analogue delays, to today’s latest digital treatments that stretch and compress time."
(An exerpt from the world premiere of Jonny Greenwood's Horror vacui at the 2019 BBC Proms/
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Proms Youth Ensemble/Daniel Piero, violin/Hugh Brunt, conductor)
To learn more about Jonny Greenwood, visit fabermusic.com.
Suite from 'There Will Be Blood' (2007/arr. 2018)
for string quartet
Horror vacui (2019)
for solo violin and 68 strings (18.104.22.168.8)