Krzysztof Penderecki -- Polymorphia

Happy Halloween, everyone! Everyone talks about 'creepy' music they hear, stuff with little squeaks and ambient hums, but this composition that was written in 1961 by Polish composer Krzystof Penderecki truly stretches the mind for the surreal and terrifying. Yes, it's a more popular piece of his but it's one of my favorites. Sadly, I cannot find the artist information for this piece. If anyone knows of it, could they tell me so I can properly attribute them? Thanks!

Please, turn off all the lights and turn up the stereo (or your headphones) and try not to get too scared!

Happy Halloween,
AnAmericanComposer

Evan Bennet

P.S., if you're a composer nut like me I suggest you read more about his work here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymorphia

75 komentarze:

FoxxCop
FoxxCop:
I never though of it as terrifying, to me Polymorphia is the perfect representation of the sounds of nature. The pizzicato and percussion could represent the sound of rain and hail. The ascent and descending pitch of the strings at the beginning could represent the sound of a strong wind. It’s extremely clever and unique!
suppohkram
suppohkram:
the C Major chord at the end hits different now 😔 RIP Penderecki
NM
NM:
Jonny describes this perfectly. It isn't terrifying, only strange.
Jessica Hanley
Jessica Hanley:
I'm listening to this in broad daylight with every light on in my apartment. It's the only way!
littlekiwinelson
littlekiwinelson:
Sometimes it sounds like torn and screeching instruments, sometimes like swarms of scuttling spiders. And then there’s the silence. The sound of silence. Pending, waiting, papery grey and ponderous.
Aiaiai but this is a powerful listen.
Warlock Warrior
Warlock Warrior:
Rest In Peace, Krzysztof Penderecki. You will always be remembered.😞😔
P. Tero Dactyl
P. Tero Dactyl:
11:04 This part in this particular recording was used in the soundtrack for "Ready Player One" during "The Shining" parody sequence.
Ben Rice
Ben Rice:
This is the perfect soundtrack to the modern age. You can also hear the influence over Jonny Greenwood's There Will Be Blood score.
Eloelo350
Eloelo350:
RIP... One of the greatest of all
Lenaya
Lenaya:
This is such a scary piece of music. The best way I can describe how it makes me feel is this:

Imagine you're alone and wandering around somewhere you KNOW you're supposed to be alone. Imagine somewhere you'd be terrified to be. (Whatever your worst fear is.) Then picture getting this creeping sensation that something is behind you but you're far too scared to look behind you so you walk faster but the feeling doesn't go away. In fact the idea that you're not alone begins to grow in your mind and it becomes simply impossible to ignore. Your mind races with horrific images of your worst nightmare walking right behind you. You can almost feel it's breath on your neck. Panic strikes and you begin to run as fast as you can though you know it's keeping up with you. Any moment you're sure you'll be grabbed and come face to face with your worst nightmare. Your heart races, tears streak down your face, panicked screams erupt from your chest as you run uselessly away from the thing chasing you. Then you reach the end of the path and you're blocked in.
You HAVE to turn around. You slowly start to turn SURE that you'll see the thing inches from your face. But it's not there. It's only you. You sigh and let out a shaky laugh as you start to walk back the way you came. You get a few steps forward before you see something at the end of the hallway you just ran down peek out at you. Then...it rushes at you. And you're forced to watch it scuttling towards you with it's horrific eyes and smile fixated on you.
Dementional
Dementional:
Gorgeous, you can feel the textures floating around you like warm bath water. Then suddenly you see your reflection. You slip under.. and well you heard the end..
Gérard Begni
Gérard Begni:
Polymorphia dates from the period "avant-garde". Hearing and looking at the score makes impenetrable the reason why he switched to a rather conventional form of neoromantism. It is much more strange for me than the neoclassicism and the "returns to" of Stravinski.
Bernabé García Sánchez
Bernabé García Sánchez:
He even himself said that he came back to a more "traditional" music. He said that he pushed too much the instruments. But it's curious. Maybe If I was him I would combine few of these lessons with his new music. Maybe he did. For example, when I heard Utrenia or Passion St. Luke.
Michael O'Shea McGoldrick
Michael O'Shea McGoldrick:
If you own all the cool records in existence, you will still be able to hold this in one hand and say "singularity!" and Basil Kirchin...
György Gonda
György Gonda:
Magnificent !!!
ETERE RADIOASCOLTO
ETERE RADIOASCOLTO:
Musica contemporanea, avanguardia...tutto bello, riposante, senza necessariamente essere emozionante.
Amo l'ascolto 'acritico'.
Dean Overlie
Dean Overlie:
Obviously a waltz.
Felipe Campos
Felipe Campos:
great work
Alessandro
Alessandro:
Straordinario 😎
Siddhant Barua
Siddhant Barua:
Hauntingly beautiful..
archangel
archangel:
the c major at the end couldnt be more perfect
badger ironsight kara
badger ironsight kara:
this helps when i cant breathe half way through a panic attack.. they're coming for us all..
Official Xverzusz
Official Xverzusz:
The music equivalent of being locked inside a completely pitch black room entirely alone
Vincent O'Donnell
Vincent O'Donnell:
I.just love it. I cried like.a.baby
A
A:
Spoczywaj w pokoju ❤️
Pierluigi Piccolo Raso
Pierluigi Piccolo Raso:
Hey! Where can I find a free version of this sheet music in PDF?
markus renvall
markus renvall:
Ispiroivaa soitantaa ja hauskaa nuotinnusta.
Based
Based:
“As soon as possible?… *As SoOn As PoSsIbLe?!”*
TheAuralab
TheAuralab:
❤️
Eduardo Marques
Eduardo Marques:
The performers are the National Philharmonic Orchestra
EMANUEL ! Music for Concert, Film and Video-Game
EMANUEL ! Music for Concert, Film and Video-Game:
Maybe the people from Slayer will finally like classical music now.
RODRIGO ODÓN SALCEDO CISNEROS
RODRIGO ODÓN SALCEDO CISNEROS:
RIP maestro
Evo
Evo:
This is such a banger
Jan-Martin Ulvåg
Jan-Martin Ulvåg:
when music is describing instead of expressing
Marco Martinez
Marco Martinez:
Rip Maestro
Bob Martin
Bob Martin:
Like putting a slasher film after watching "La La Land"!
허민
허민:
20세기 - [4. 음향음악]

펜데레츠키 - [폴리모르피아]

[음향음악] (1960) : 음을 [총체적으로 파악]하고 음의 [다양한 결합]을 통해 [음색을 강조]하는 새로운 경향

[펜데레츠키] : 폴란드 출신 , [다양한 클러스터 기법]과 [글리산도 기법]으로 음향음악을 전개
ironyslab
ironyslab:
this so cool but so scary
r juttemeijer
r juttemeijer:
Entartete Musik!
Lidiya Ivannikova
Lidiya Ivannikova:
Goosebumps anyone?
manco82
manco82:
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Skar800
Skar800:
Sometimes I want to reach sanity, but then...6:17
EMANUEL ! Music for Concert, Film and Video-Game
EMANUEL ! Music for Concert, Film and Video-Game:
He killed the composition with the final sound. The pause was great
Pranav Rajesh and the Great Piano Repertoire
Pranav Rajesh and the Great Piano Repertoire:
Epic
EpreTroll
EpreTroll:
Sounds like tornado incoming
Stranger Things Horror Fanbase
Stranger Things Horror Fanbase:
Wendy.... you’ve got a big surprise coming to you!!! You’re not going anywhere!!!
PrivateSchemers1
PrivateSchemers1:
All movie references and no artistic discourse makes this a dull comment section.
Sandro Potter
Sandro Potter:
ALL OF THIS TO FINISH WITH A C MAJOR. AS SAID SCHOENBERG:
"There was still a lot to say abou C MAJOR"
Bob Martin
Bob Martin:
The scariest point of this song can be found on 10:10!
Roberto Tifi
Roberto Tifi:
The house is haunted (by the echo of your last goodbye)...
Yağız Arslan
Yağız Arslan:
head banging to this f... metal
ooky spooky boi
ooky spooky boi:
It sounds like little scattering animals and strange machine clicks
Hakeem Khater
Hakeem Khater:
all my senses stoped working for 12 min
George Frederico Clark
George Frederico Clark:
sound only sound
beautiful sound...

good, bad and strange feelings in an noisy urban life...
death0intj
death0intj:
mozart is spinning in his grave
Felipe Campos
Felipe Campos:
a pity his abandoning his avant garde
QubiChau
QubiChau:
A Pole here, it's Krzysztof, just a typo! :)
Kacper Piasecki
Kacper Piasecki:
nice
S H
S H:
펜데레츠키 - 폴리모르피아
Teresa Kojder
Teresa Kojder:
Szkoda 😦😦😟😟
1
1:
10:35~,11:36~
Swole Chihuahua
Swole Chihuahua:
bruh that geico ad be jumpscaring me
Cheon Jun Yong
Cheon Jun Yong:
5:16
George Streicher
George Streicher:
Wendy...DARLING...
TheGrassGuy
TheGrassGuy:
Like Xenakis
Transgender Marxist
Transgender Marxist:
5:54
Leopold Bloom
Leopold Bloom:
Requiescat In Pace
brorsen-metcalf
brorsen-metcalf:
like
Mathis 900
Mathis 900:
Wendy, i'm Home
CÆsar
CÆsar:
Jonny brought me here
Dott. Ruggiero Punzi
Dott. Ruggiero Punzi:
All atonal and no structure makes Jack a dull boy
Kathan Prajapati
Kathan Prajapati:
Let's just agree that everyone is here because of 'The Shining' or 'Ready Player One'
The Great Pianist
The Great Pianist:
a
SkeleMusic
SkeleMusic:
so its just 48 string orchestra members making random noises?
nizf5f
nizf5f:
Sounds horrible