Portishead’s Beth Gibbons has announced a new album with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Their rendition of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)—conducted by Krysztof Penderecki—took place in 2014 at the National Opera Grand Theater in Warsaw. Audio and film from the performance is out March 20 via Domino. Watch a trailer for the performance below, and check out the interactive website.
Górecki composed the three-movement symphony in 1976. Penderecki, who has previously collaborated with Jonny Greenwood and Aphex Twin, came to mainstream prominence when his music was used in The Shining and The Exorcist. The National Audiovisual Institute of Poland produced the new record.
Gibbons’ last LP with Portishead was 2008’s Third; they’ve since released a cover of ABBA’s “SOS.” In 2002, Gibbons released the album Out of Season with Rustin Man.
Read about Portishead’s “Only You” in “The 10 Best Music Videos of 1998.”
Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs):
01 I. Lento — Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile
02 II. Lento e largo — Tranquillissimo
03 III. Lento — Cantabile-semplice