Jonny Greenwood @ Big Ears 2014

In addition to headliners Steve Reich, Television, and John Cale, one of the big draws for this past weekend’s Big Ears Festival (which focuses primarily on experimental music) was Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood performing with the Wordless Music Orchestra. The set was recorded by a fan and you can hear some of it now. Two pieces, “Loop” (which was debuted last month in London) and “Self Portrait With Seven Fingers,” feature Greenwood playing, while “Detuned Septet” is a section of his score for P.T. Anderson’s There Will Be Blood performed by the Orchestra without Greenwood. Listen to all three below.

[Photo via Nashville Cream, who asked Greenwood when we can expect another Radiohead album. His answer: "Well we're meeting up at the end of the summer, and we'll make a plan. But, you know, we're a slow-moving animal, always have been."]

As previously reported, Greenwood will also score Anderson’s new film Inherent Vice, out at the end of this year.

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  1. If I wasn’t convinced before, Jonny Greenwood is a technical master. These songs are lengthy and complex, and I watched him cruise through them effortlessly without a mistake to be heard. Beautiful.

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