Mark Andre / Anton Webern / Arnold Schoenberg / Frédéric Pattar Anton Webern /Arnold Schoenberg / Mark Andre / Frédéric Pattar


The painter Anselm Kiefer chose ‘‘Boundaries’’ as the theme for the Auditorium du Louvre’s series of concerts and lectures. The musical styles of the featured composers are characterised by their freedom from formal limitations. In Webern’s and Schönberg’s early works, the boundary lies between expressiveness and formalization. Andre’s score is a metaphor for the link between the existential and the metaphysical. And Pattar’s Outlyer – a work inspired by Jim Harrison’s poem – explores the distance between what is seen and what is not seen, including a dialogue between a  flutist backstage and a violinist onstage.