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Radiohead members record Ed Norton film soundtrack

By | Published on Tuesday 5 October 2010

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have recorded music for Ed Norton’s forthcoming film ‘Stone’. Directed by John Curran, Norton co-stars in the prison drama with Robert De Niro.

The actor explained that Yorke and Greenwood took little convincing to contribute to the project, telling a Variety-hosted Q&A last week: “I’m friends with the guys in Radiohead, and Johnny Greenwood met me in London a while back. 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 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”.

The music was then cut up and synced with the film by composer John O’Brien. Norton said: “[Curran and I] just listened to them in awe until John eventually got John O’Brien to come in and see what he could make of it”.

The film is due for release in the US this week.