Jonny Greenwood is quickly becoming one of the finest names in the film world due to his composition on recent scores like There Will Be Blood, The Master, You Were Never Really Here and Phantom Thread, not to mention his infamous work with Radiohead. Today he has released not only the single most ambitious pieces of music ever, but one of the best social experiments and meta-art compositions since LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner hit the consciousness.
88 (no.1) (Piano Solo) is a 2015 piece crafted by Greenwood available for the first time to the public. Greenwood doing a classical composition isn’t what’s groundbreaking here, the fact you will not find this on any streaming service or physical format besides a PDF or piece of paper is what makes this amazing.
Released as sheet music through Faber Music, 88 (no.1) is a contemporary take on slow and fast movements designed for the well-trained piano aficionado. This is not the first time Greenwood has worked with Faber Music – notable sheet music published by them include Radiohead’s Pablo Honey and A Moon Shaped Pool – but this does mark the first time sheet music has been released without a track.
New piano music on paper out today. It’s inspired by Glen Gould, and by the glorious mechanics of the thing. https://t.co/4SRUHR8Ytl @kat_tinker (who played this version first) @JRhodesPianist (the only other pianist I follow) pic.twitter.com/74OFYFuoHK
— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) July 10, 2018
Written during his time composing the score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, 88 (no.1) was inspired by Glenn Gould, who was also the influence for what he was doing with the Phantom Thread score.
So shine up that ivory and head over to http://www.fabermusicstore.com/88-No1-0571522262.aspx to start playing this new contemporary masterpiece for yourself.