Krzysztof Penderecki


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Krzysztof Penderecki was born on November 23, 1933 in Debica, Podkarpackie, Poland. He is married to Elzbieta Solecka. They have one child. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Children of Men Soundtrack
(2006)
Twister Soundtrack
(1996)
The Shining Soundtrack
(1980)
Ready Player One Soundtrack
(2018)

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 2019 Show Kafka's Dudes (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to teach marshmallows to fly!? (2019) ... (writer: "To the Victims of Hiroshima")
 2018 Ready Player One (writer: "Polymorphia", "The Awakening of Jacob for Orchestra")
 2017 Black Mirror (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Metalhead (2017) ... (writer: "3 Pieces in Baroque Style: I. Aria", "The Dream of Jacob", "De Natura Sonoris No. 2", "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" - uncredited)
 2017 Martin and Katy Ride the Cyclone: Tooth For An Oyster Edit (Video short) (writer: "Polymorphia")
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Part 15 (2017) ... (writer: "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima")
- Part 11 (2017) ... (writer: "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima")
- Part 8 (2017) ... (writer: "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima")
 2016 Neruda (writer: "Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano", "Symphony N#3 - Passacaglia, Allegro Moderato", "De Natura Sonoris N#2")
 2013 Diogenes (Short) (writer: "Dimensions of time and silence", "Anaklasis", "Kosmogonia", "De natura sonoris no. 2", "De natura sonoris no. 1", "Polymorphia")
 2012 Radioman (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No.3: Passacaglia - Allegro Moderato")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "SYMPHONY NO. 3: PASSACAGLIA - ALLEGRO MODERATO" (1988), "FLUORESCENCES" (1961-62))
 2008 Psycho Analysis (Short) (writer: "Polymorphia")
 2008 Polyformia (Short) (music: "De natura sonoris 2")
 2007 Way Down Low (writer: "Psalmus")
 2007 Katyn (writer: "Polish Requiem For 4 Solo Voices, Choir And Orchestra", "Parts: Agnus Dei, Lux Aeterna, Chaconne", "Symphony No. 2, Part 1 - Moderato", "Symphony No. 3, Part 3 - Adagio, Part 4 - Passacaglia, Part 5 - Vivace", "Symphony No. 4, Part 1 - Adagio", "Violin Sonata No. 1, Part 2 - Andante", "Violin Sonata No. 2, Part 3 - Adagio", "Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1", "Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 2, Metamorphosen", "Concerto For Cello And Orchestra No. 2", "The Awakening Of Jacob")
 2006 Inland Empire (performer: "Fluorescences for Orchestra", "De Natura Sonoris II", "Polymorphia", "Als Jakob Erwachte", "De Natura Sonoris I", "Anaklasis für Streicher und Schlagzeug") / (writer: "Fluorescences for Orchestra", "De Natura Sonoris II", "Polymorphia", "Als Jakob Erwachte", "De Natura Sonoris I", "Anaklasis für Streicher und Schlagzeug")
 2006 Children of Men (performer: "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1959-1961)") / (writer: "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1959-1961)")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "Utrenja (Kanon Paschy)", "Polymorphia")
 2005 Bang Bang Orangutang ("Fluorescences") / (writer: "Kvartett, stråkar, nr 1")
 2000 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Franz Kafka (2000) ... (writer: "Metamorphosen")
 1996 Twister (writer: "De Natura Sonoris No. 1")
 1993 Fearless (writer: "POLYMORPHIA")
 1991 The People Under the Stairs (writer: "THRENODY TO THE VICTIMS OF HIROSHIMA FOR 52 STRING INSTRUMENTS" - as K. Penderecki)
 1990 Wild at Heart (writer: "Kosmogonia")
 1988 Testament (music: "Magnificat")
 1983 El Norte ("Cello Concerto", "De Natura Sonoris #2")
 1983 China Lake (Short) ("Magnificat") / (performer: "Magnificat")
 1981 Heavy Metal (writer: "Passachaglia")
 1980 The Shining (music: "Utrenja - Ewangelia" (uncredited), "Utrenja - Kanon Paschy", "De Natura Sonoris No. 1", "De Natura Sonoris No. 2", "Polymorphia", "Kanon for 52 String Orchestra and Tape" (uncredited)) / (performer: "The Awakening of Jakob" (uncredited), "Utrenja - Ewangelia" (uncredited), "Utrenja - Kanon Paschy", "De Natura Sonoris No. 1", "De Natura Sonoris No. 2", "Polymorphia") / (writer: "The Awakening of Jakob" - uncredited)
 1979 The Wanderers (music: "Anaklasis", "Fluorescences")
 1973 The Exorcist (writer: "Kanon For Orchestra and Tape", "Cello Concerto", "String Quartet (1960)", "Polymorphia", "The Devils of Loudon")
 1972 Young Goodman Brown (Short) (writer: "Uternja")
 1970 Ternos Caçadores (music: "Polymorphia")
 1969 Eika Katappa (music: "Stabat Mater" - uncredited)
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