I had a chance to see the first big event of the European Culture Congress in Wrocław, i.e. Concert of Krzysztof Penderecki and Jonny Greenwood. Nobody exactly knew how the concert would be performed. It was like a battle. First the composition of Penderecki and next Greenwood’s answer. I must say, that compositions of the master were amazing and the sound as well as the performance of the orchestra and Penderecki himself were simply stunning. Although the same orchestra played compositions of Greenwood, there was lack of tension and “air”. (how to explain that!)
If anybody saw the performance, please share your feelings and observations.