Klaus Lang on Ilkley Moor

Following an intimate performance on Ilkley Moor, SPUR launch a new film made by Ollie Jenkins featuring Austrian composer and organist Klaus Lang, violist Barbara Konrad and a new work by Leeds-based composer Oliver Thurley. Lang is interested in the possibilities of sound in different landscape and spaces. In his work music is seen as a free and self standing acoustical object. In this way he is not using sound but sound is explored and given the opportunity to unfold its inherent richness. Only when sound is just sound it is perceivable as that which it really is: a temporal phenomenon – audible time. Lang sees time as the genuine material of a composer and at the same time also the fundamental content of music. In his view musical material is time perceived through sound, the object of music is the experience of time through listening. In other words, for Lang, music is time made audible.