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News |  14 Nov 2015 17:58 |  By RnMTeam

Jonny Greenwood, Rajasthan Express and Shye Ben Tzur's 'Junoon' available for streaming

MUMBAI: A project involving a British musician, an Israeli composer and a qawwali outfit from Rajasthan, may sound very ambitious and experimental at its best; but music really does not know boundaries, does it? Add to the mix the director of 'There Will Be Blood' - Paul Anderson, who documented the entire collaboration, titled 'Junoon'.

The documentary has been named after the musical album- involving Radiohead guitarist- Jonny Greenwood, renowned Israeli composer- Shye Ben Tzur and Rajasthan Express- a qawwali group from India.

‘Junoon’ the documentary, much like the album, is a brave attempt to explore the artistic experience musicians from different backgrounds and style bring into this collaboration. The documentary focuses on Greenwood's time in the eastern desert state of Rajasthan, and his musical quest of mixing different styles to produce a coming-of-age output.

‘Junoon’ was screened at New York Film Festival, and stands as the latest work in a list of collaborations with Anderson and Greenwood, and also includes Radiohead's producer- Nigel Godrich. The two have previously worked on several other projects including ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Inherent Vice’ and ‘The Master’.

Shye Ben Tzur, an Israeli poet/composer, studied qawwali in its traditional form before composing the style of music in his language- Hebrew.

The album is already available for online streaming, and physical copies will be released on 20 November 2015.