Jonny Greenwood and Krzysztof Penderecki detail collaborative album


    jonny greenwood and krzysztof penderecki Jonny Greenwood and Krzysztof Penderecki detail collaborative album

    As previously reported, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has teamed up with avant-garde composer Krzysztof Penderecki for a collaborative album. As Pitchfork points out, the self-titled LP is now set for release on March 13th via Nonesuch Records.

    According to the label, the album consists of  two compostions by Penderecki dating from the early 1960s: “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima” and “Polymorphia (for 48 strings)”, the latter of which inspired one of Greenwood’s two contributions, “48 Responses to Polymorphia”The second piece by Greenwood, “Popcorn Superhet Receiver”, was inspired by Penderecki’s “Threnody”. (Greenwood incorporated material from “Popcorn Superhet Receiver” in his award-winning score for the 2008 film There Will Be Blood.)

    In support of the release, Penderecki and composer Marek Mos will lead a performance of the material by the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra at London’s Barbican Hall on March 22nd. The AUSKO Chamber Orchestra also performed on the album.


    Pre-orders are now ongoing at Nonesuch’s webstore. Below, you can find the tracklist, along with footage of Greenwood’s “48 Responses to Polymorphia”, as performed as last year’s European Culture Congress in Poland.

    Jonny Greenwood/Krzysztof Penderecki Tracklist:
    01. Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
    02. Popcorn Superhet Receiver: Part 1
    03. Popcorn Superhet Receiver: Part 2 A
    04. Popcorn Superhet Receiver: Part 2 B
    05. Popcorn Superhet Receiver: Part 3
    06. Polymorphia
    07. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Es ist Genug
    08. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Ranj
    09. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Overtones
    10. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Scan
    11. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Baton Sparks
    12. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Three Oak Leaves
    13. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Overhang
    14. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Bridge
    15. 48 Responses to Polymorphia: Pacay Tree

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