If you’ve been keeping up with the music news these past few days, you might have read that Aphex Twin and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood were hanging out together in Wroclaw, Poland this past weekend. While they were there, they met with composer Krzysztof Penderecki, known best for his 1960 composition Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima.
They then all proceeded to hit the stage together Friday and Saturday night for some absolutely rad reinterpretations of Penderecki’s material with the assistance of an orchestra. They performed some of his original work, too, though the video that has surfaced of the event focuses on Greenwood and Aphex Twin’s new takes on the composer’s famous works.
For example, you have Greenwood’s “48 Responses to Polymorphia,” which he premiered at the Polish event and was a reworking of Pendericki’s “Polymorphia.” Aphex Twin did the same, though he named his composition “Polymorphia Reloaded.”
You can watch the videos below.
Jonny Greenwood: “48 Responses to Polymorphia”
Aphex Twin: “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima”
Aphex Twin: “Polymorphia Reloaded”