Bernhard Lang

Bernhard Lang

© Kai Bienert

Concert

The Cold Trip

Alongside Elfriede Jelinek’s literary take on Schubert’s “Winterreise” stands a completely new musical approach to the classic: For many years Bernhard Lang investigated the simulation of musical automatism in his series of works “Differenz/Wiederholung”. Using the methods he has devised, he has since embarked on a second series: the “Monadologie”. Lang speaks of “explosion” and “detonation” when recycling, reworking or over-writing historical music. In this case, with his looping, editing and sampling techniques he creates a palimpsest over the original sounds and structures of these romantic songs. Out of the “Winterreise” comes a meta-composition – “The Cold Trip”.

Bernhard Lang
Monadologie XXXII
The Cold Trip pt.1

for voice and four guitars (2014) WP
Commissioned in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, in co-production with ZKM Karlsruhe

Monadologie XXXII
The Cold Trip pt.2

for piano, laptop and voice (2014/2015) WP
Commissioned in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Arts Council England, The Hinrichsen Foundation and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Followed by
Juliet Fraser and Bernhard Lang
talk with Lydia Rilling (in English)

With the support of Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin

Österreichisches Kulturforum