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Austrian composer Bernhard Lang speaks about his loop-aesthetics Event

Bernhard Lang
11:00 - 12:30
31 January 2014
Room 1079, Building 2 Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Austrian composer Bernhard Lang will speak about his work before the We Spoke performance of his 2004 work DW 16, Songbook at the Music @ 1pm concert in Turner Sims.

Bernhard Lang is an Austrian composer in the experimental scene, writing scores and working with electronics to create a myriad of innovative performances. He has maintained a steady output of performances and premieres with an eclectic variety of influences and is seen frequently collaborating with electronic musicians, DJs and video artists. Recent commissions and premieres include Monadologie IX, III. Streichquartett for the Arditti String Quartet, a 60-minute piece commission by Donaueschingen, Monadologie X 'alla turca' for player piano, an SWR commission, Monadologie XI '..for Anton' 2. Kammersinfonie for chamber orchestra from WDR. Lang has had many commissions in international festivals including Darmstadter Ferienkurse, Donaueschingen, Moskow Modern Festival, Biennale Hannover, Salzburger Festspiele, Wien Modern.

His presentation will begin with a presentation of experimental video processing and the concept of destructivism before he explains and demonstrates the development of his loop-aesthetics in works from 2007 till the present day.

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