Talking Head’s co-founder David Byrne is curating a live music and film event at The Southbank Centre in London this August. Byrne has often brought sound and cinema together – he acted in, and directed films, creating the stage design and choreography of Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense as well as writing music for films including Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Last Emperor, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. At this year’s Meltdown Festival, Byrne presents a specially curated programme of live film that will bring acclaimed film scores to life in the Royal Festival Hall.
There Will Be Blood, the Academy Award-winning film by Paul Thomas Anderson will screen with a live performance of Jonny Greenwood’s score by the London Contemporary Orchestra. The screening will bring together an orchestra of over 50 musicians including Radiohead’s Greenwood who will play the Ondes Martenot, one of the oldest electronic musical instruments. The score features passages from Greenwood’s compositions Popcorn Superhet Receiver and Bodysong, as well as works by Arvo Pärt and Brahms. The Planet Of The Apes will also be screened with a live orchestral accompaniment, along with a full programme of musicians, dance and theatre.
By Harry Seymour
There Will Be Blood – Live
Wednesday 19 August 2015
Royal Festival Hall
Meltdown Festival, 17-30 August 2015, Southbank Centre, London
Visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/meltdown for more information