Virtual Garden Announced to Honour Krzysztof Penderecki
default, Krzysztof Penderecki in a garden, photo: Bartosz Barczyk, center, 2_penderecki_park_67_fot-bartosz_barczyk_iam.jpg
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is seeding a virtual, interactive garden inspired by the work of Krzysztof Penderecki. Penderecki’s Garden will attain full bloom on 23rd November, the composer’s birthday.
Gardening was one of Krzysztof Penderecki’s greatest passions. Through this project, we are paying tribute to him as a composer and a great humanist. It won’t be just another information database. PendereckisGarden.pl is going to be a virtual place of leisure, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the Polish composer, to play a music memory game, to compose their own mini-piece, or to listen to a live concert while sitting under a virtual tree.
Barbara Schabowska, Acting Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (AMI)
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It was a pleasure to hear about the idea of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to honour my late husband. His music is eternal, and through Penderecki’s Garden people from different countries will be able to continue to be inspired by his contribution to the world.
Penderecki’s Garden is to provide a comprehensive overview of the composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s legacy. The unexpected solutions applied in this digital garden hideaway will show just how inspiring and versatile Penderecki’s work is. Proof will come from artists commissioned by AMI to create music in memoriam of the maestro. Short sound, visual and audiovisual pieces will show the scale and significance of the cultural phenomenon of Penderecki’s music. Film, rock, jazz and electronic music are all areas in which references to Penderecki’s oeuvre can be found. The blooming landscape will also include works to which Penderecki contributed – lesser known, as they do not belong to the main current of his activity as an artist.
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A number of Polish musicians associated with Penderecki have confirmed their participation in the project, including Skalpel, Piotr Orzechowski (Pianohooligan), Paweł Romańczuk, Hania Rani and Robert Piotrowicz.
Starting on 20th May 2020, Penderecki’s Garden will be promoted through an online music memory game (MemoryPenderecki.pl) in which the player has to match paired excerpts of the maestro’s work. A preview of Penderecki’s Garden is available now at PendereckisGarden.pl.
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This project is part of an international cultural programme co-ordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute within the framework of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022.