L’autre rivage


The other side, elsewhere, assumes the existence of two planes, of two spaces distinguished by their separation. Our perception of the world is tied to our experience and our imagination. But what lies beyond, across the frontiers? The continuation of a journey? Reality and fantasy become entangled. L’autre rivage (“The Other Shore”) is a study of resonance. Distant worlds are revealed side by side: the vibrations of two clearly distinct sound fields – one played by the left hand, the other by the right – interweave and clash. Each note blends with the next, until the movement of the string ceases naturally: the sounds, thus, in a sense, unfurl outside time. Their entwining expresses a tension and generates a form. They suggest obstinacy, the energy of life – and hope too. Their superposition creates harmonic fields, complex at times, that operate on memory and are part of the richness of sound of this body, an entire piano becomes resonant.

L’autre rivage was written for the pianist Cathy Krier and is dedicated to the memory of two music-lovers, Denise and Margrit.


Philharmonie Luxembourg and the European Concert Hall Organisation with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union


October 12, 2015
Bozar, Brussels

Cathy Krier


Cathy Krier

October 29, 2015
, London, UK
January 4, 2016
Philharmonie de Paris, France
January 16, 2016
The Sage, Gateshead, UK
January 26, 2016
Philharmonie Luxembourg
January 28, 2016
Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany
February 2, 2016
Palau de la musica, Barcelona, Spain
May 14, 2016
Casa da música, Porto, Portugal
June 16, 2016
Musikverein, Wien, Austria
June 20, 2016
Townhall, Birmingham, UK