First performance of Carvings on the 29th of September 2010

Madelene Berg is performing Carvings  – To rediscover the song the soul once sung. (Allan Pettersson) at the Barratt-Due Music Institute in Oslo. The subtitle refers to a letter the swedish composer Allan Pettersson (1911-80) wrote to the music critic and pianist Leif Aare (1933-) in 1968, when working on his second string orchestra concerto. The whole quote is: “The composition I´m working on is my own life, the blessed and cursed: To rediscover the song the soul once sung.” ”Det verk jag arbetar med är mitt eget liv, det välsignade, det förbannade: Att återfinna sången som själen sjöng en gång.”