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Radiohead contributing to score for Edward Norton movie Stone

on October 01, 2010, 9:40am

Jonny Greenwood‘s musical contribution to There Will Be Blood was unconscionably snubbed for an Academy Award in 2008. And while it looks like he won’t be eligible this year either, we will still have a chance to hear some of his and Thom Yorke‘s film scoring ideas. According to a recent interview with Edward Norton in Variety, Yorke and Greenwood contributed music to John O’Brien’s film score to the upcoming movie Stone.

“I’m friends with the guys in Radiohead,” said Norton, “and Jonny Greenwood met me in London a while back when John (Curran, the director) and I were developing the script.

“So given the spiritual ties in this film, I started talking to him about this idea: ‘What would you use to record this divine-like tuning sound?’ And he and Thom (Yorke) had been playing a lot of weird ambient stuff at the time and so, amazingly, they just unloaded tons and tons of files to us of these sound experiments that they had been doing. We just listened to them in awe until John (Curran) eventually got John O’Brien to come in and see what he could make of it.”

No word yet on the specifics of the soundtrack, or whether or not the score will feature specific tracks or whether there will just be Radiohead-esque ideas thrown into the score. And unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as if there is a soundtrack available for purchase as of yet.

So if you want to hear their work in Stone, which also stars Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich, catch it when it hits theaters October 8th.

And in case you were grabbing some peaches from your Y2k shelter and got locked in or something the other week, Radiohead announced they have  finished recorded a “group of songs.” Read all about it, including Colin Greenwood’s mini-dissertation on the future of music distribution, here.

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