Virtual ‘Penderecki garden’ to bloom on composer’s birthday in celebration of his works

A video preview with text reads: “This autumn enter the gates of a place inspired by an outstanding composer and conductor.” pendereckigarden.pl

A new interactive website celebrating the work of composer Krzysztof Penderecki has been launched.

The site known as Penderecki’s Garden will provide a place for music lovers to unwind with an interactive tour of his virtual garden.

 As well as broadening their knowledge of the Polish composer visitors to the site will be able to sit under a virtual tree whilst listening to a free music concert.pendereckigarden.pl

Visitors to the site will also be able to enjoy the music of Pendercki who died on 29th March this year.

Currently the website only plays a video preview with text that reads: “This autumn enter the gates of a place inspired by an outstanding composer and conductor. Watch it grow until it finally blooms on the day of his birth 23rd November. Welcome to Penderecki’s Garden.”

Penderecki composed four operas, eight symphonies and numerous other pieces during his lifetime, winning a variety of awards and accolades for his work.Tytus Żmijewski/PAP

The website will include new short songs, audio and visual projects from a variety of genres that were inspired by the composer and visitors will have the chance to create their own musical compositions.

As well as broadening their knowledge of the Polish composer visitors to the site will be able to sit under a virtual tree whilst listening to a free music concert.

Penderecki composed four operas, eight symphonies and numerous other pieces during his lifetime, winning a variety of awards and accolades for his work.

The video says: “Watch it grow until it finally blooms on the day of his birth 23rd November. Welcome to Penderecki’s Garden.”pendereckigarden.pl

His work maybe familiar to movie lovers as a number of his pieces were used in films such as  The Exorcist , The Shining, Children of Men, Katyn by Andrzej Wajda and Shutter Island  directed by Martin Scorsese.

“His music is eternal, and through the Penderecki Garden people from different countries will still be able be inspired by his contribution to the world,” Elżbieta Penderecka, his wife, said of the project.

The project is part of the international cultural program coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.