Austrian composer and organist Klaus Lang, joined by violist Barbara Konrad, will give an intimate performance on Ilkley Moor. The performance will include a premiere of new work by Leeds-based composer Oliver Thurley and the piece viola. harmonium for viola d’amore and harmonium.
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.
Klaus Lang and Barbara Konrad’s performance in Ilkley Moor will be filmed as part of a research project in association with the University of Leeds. They will also be performing at Cafe Oto, London on Sunday 29 November 2016.
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