The much-lauded Penderecki/Greenwood project combines orchestral music by Jonny Greenwood with that of his hero, Krzysztof Penderecki (who conducts his own works). It launched in Poland in 2011, as part of the European Culture Congress, and has since been toured by AUKSO Chamber Orchestra to the UK and Poland (to an 80,000 crowd at Ope'nr Festival). It’s also recorded on the Nonesuch label. It’s just been toured to Italy too, with a date at Arco (Trentino) on 12 July, as part of the Contemporanea, Rassegna di Musica Nuova. The full-evening concert saw 50 strings perform beneath huge video screens amidst the stunning backdrop of a medieval fortress.
Meanwhile, Greenwood has recently completed a new orchestral work, commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It premieres in 2014.