De Tijd / Time (1981)
Text: Augustinus, Confessiones
Asko Ensemble & Schönberg Ensemble
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
Mirando il punto a cui tutti li tempi son presenti
The above line from Dante’s Divine Comedy can serve as a motto for the meaning of the whole work. The task was to compose a work which evokes the sound of a continuous present, an awareness of time standing still.
Louis Andriessen (1995)