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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood 88 (no.1)

Jonny Greenwood released the single most ambitious pieces of music ever and one of the best social experiments and meta-art compositions since LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner hit the consciousness.

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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.

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.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Robert

    July 11, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Beck’s ‘doing this first’…
    That was more of an art book but yeah I guess I should have taken that into consideration and added that reference.
    I don’t look at that as releasing sheet music so much as an art book with some tab in it though. I feel like that’s different imo at least
    -Robert

  2. o

    July 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Oh honey.
    Are you really saying that no one else has released sheet music before?

    Oh honey.

    • Robert Lalonde

      July 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      O…
      Classical artists still went out and performed it, something of which doesn’t seem to be the case as of yet for this.
      There wasn’t some performance attached to this as per. Beethoven or other classical acts. And to straight up write it and forget it and make other people interpret it is ambitious for today’s climate. You can disagree with this all you want but there’s still people who are gonna disagree with your POV. Just because something was the norm at one time doesn’t mean it’s not ambitious during another. You really think in the mindless self indulgent society we live in who get hand fed everything, this sort of thing isn’t ambitious?? Because if you don’t great that’s your prerogative but in the current state of the music industry right now this is meta art and ambitious… and as the point of all this, it’s all up for interpretation so I appreciate your feedback. This was a stunt one that I felt was funny and important in a day of streaming and ITunes dying and vinyl sells up. For a contemporary artist this is groundbreaking. Because again unlike Beck this was truly up for interpretation.

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