If you missed Alan Howarth performing his soundtrack to Halloween last Halloween, here are some more chances to catch modern maestros performing their film scores alongside the movies they soundtracked.
There Will Be Blood with live score by Johnny Greenwood
Sept. 19 and 20, 4140 Broadway (at 175th Street), doors at 6:30pm, show at 8:00pm
You’ll definitely want to drink this milkshake. Jonny Greenwood, keyboardist and guitarist for Radiohead, will perform his hair-raising score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood along with 50+ members of the Wordless Music Orchestra. The tickets aren’t cheap (balcony seats are $49, orchestra seats will cost you $99) but the United Palace in Washington Heights, a onetime Loew’s “wonder theatre,” truly is wonderful. And the architectural marvel boasts one of the city’s biggest screens, at 50 feet.
Vampyr with live score by Black Lodge
Sept. 27 at noon, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, nr. Berry St.
This brunch-time installment of Nitehawk’s Live Sound Cinema series will feature Black Lodge performing a custom score for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s eery, classic horror flick, Vampyr. The band has given similar treatment to Metropolis and Heavy Metal in the past.
Palo Alto with live score by Dev Hynes
Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Pl
Even if Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” was kind of eh, the moody score was truly haunting, and the title track (above) was about as good as angsty anthems (angst-thems?) get. (Those Coppola kids definitely know how to program a soundtrack.) The man responsible for that, B+B favorite Dev Hynes, will be performing it live with the Wordless Music Orchestra at BRIC’s 230-seat ballroom. Tickets go on sale Aug. 19 at noon.