Torsdag 22 mars 2012 på 19:30
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
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Music by Jonny Greenwood and Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1960-61)
Jonny Greenwood Popcorn Superhet Receiver* (2005)
Krzysztof Penderecki Polymorphia (1961)
Jonny Greenwood 48 Responses to Polymorphia* (2011)
AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy
Krzysztof Penderecki conductor
Marek Mos conductor*
An iconic figure in the struggle for freedom behind the Iron Curtain from the 1960s until the fall of the Wall and a leading composer in the international landscape of avant-garde classical music, Krzysztof Penderecki makes his first Barbican appearance in over 12 years, for an outstanding collaboration featuring music by Radiohead guitarist and radical innovator Jonny Greenwood.
This special concert celebrates the strong influence Penderecki's music has had on Greenwood's compositional career, featuring two pieces from the Polish master's avant-garde period -Polymorphia and Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima - which inspired Greenwood to write the other two pieces performed tonight, Popcorn Superhet Receiver and 48 Responses to Polymorphia.
48 Responses to Polymorphia is a new piece that was performed for the very first time by the AUKSO Orchestra under Marek Mos during the European Culture Congress in Wroclaw on 9 September.
The compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki and Jonny Greenwood to be performed during the concert have been recorded and a Nonesuch CD will be released in March 2012.