Haruki Murakami Adaptation to be Scored by Radiohead Member

By Jason Boog Comment

nwm23.jpgThe music blogosphere has been buzzing all day with the news that Radiohead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood is writing the score for a film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel Norwegian Wood.

Music writer Adam Bowie attended a performance of “Doghouse,” the piece that will “inform” the soundtrack for the Japanese film. Here’s more from the post: “we heard the 20 minute or so piece which I felt was somewhat different to the other pieces we’d heard … This is more challenging fare. Indeed it seems that this piece will inform the soundtrack to a forthcoming Japanese film, Norwegian Wood, based on the novel by Murakami.”

If you are like this GalleyCat editor, you blurted out, “Wait a minute! What Norwegian Wood adaptation?” Spinner has more details on that: “Directed and scripted by Anh Hung Tran, Norwegian Wood is due for release in Japan in December 2010.”

Most recently, Greenwood wrote the critically acclaimed score for the film, There Will Be Blood. According to the post, “Doghouse” will air on BBC Radio’s Afternoon on 3 program on March 19th. Follow this link to read about an earlier Greenwood performance on that program.