Lang Bernhard

Stage works
Orchestra works
Ensemble works
Choir works
Chamber music



STAGE WORKS



ParZeFool-Der Tumbe Thor (2016)
Music theater for voices, choir, ensemble and 2 Jazz musicians  
after Richard Wagner‘s Parsifal
Duration: 200‘

Der Golem (2014)
after Gustav Meyrinck. 
Music theater for big orchestra, choir and voices
Duration: 100‘

Monadologie XXIV 'The Stoned Guest' (2013)
Short opera for 3 voices, flute, clarinet, cello, accordion, percussion
Duration: 15‘

Der Reigen (2012)
Music theater for 5 voices and 23 instruments
for 5 voices and 23 instruments

Der Alte vom Berge (2007)
Music theater for 6 voices and amplified ensemble
Duration: 90‘

ODIO MOZART / I HATE MOZART (2006)
Music theater in two acts

Haydn bricht auf: Sieben Tage, die die Welt verändern
for flute, clarinet, horn, cello, soprano, and countertenor and singing puppet player

Montezuma Fallender Adler 
Music theater after texts from Christian Loidl.



ORCHESTRA WORKS



Monadologie XXV '10 Paintings' (2013)
after paintings by Lisa-Abbott-Canfield for big orchestra
Duration: 10‘

Monadologie XIII 'The Saucy Maid'
(2011)
for 2 orchestral groups, tuned a quarter tone apart (after Anton Bruckners 'Linzer Symphony - Das Kecke Beserl')
Duration: 60‘

Monadologie I
(2007)
for E-zither and big orchestra

DW 14 (2004)
for saxophone, Jazz trio and orchestra loops
Duration: 40‘

DW 17 'Doubles/Schatten II'
(2004)
for E-viola, E-cello and surround orchestra
Duration: 40‘
 
DW 11 'orchestra loops #2' (2003)
for orchestra
Duration: 26‘

DW 8 (2003)
for orchestra and 2 turntablists
Duration: 28‘

DW 7 (2002)
for big orchestra and loop-generator
Duration: 22‘

Hommage à Martin Arnold 2 (1996)
for big orchestra
Duration: 10‘

Felder (1994)
for string orchestra : 1. Felder ... in Vorübergehen 2. Feld - Studie
Duration: 10‘

La Bas à S.
(1993)
for low pitched orchestra, two solo tenor saxophones and solo viola
Duration: 10‘

Kohelet (1987)
for choir, orchestra and soloists
Duration: 28‘

Deformazioni della Notte (1986)
Concert for recorders, string orchestra and percussion
Duration: 16‘



ENSEMBLE WORKS



DW23c (2016)
for bass clarinet, bass oboe, violin, cello, sampler, synth, piano, E-guitar
Duration: 25‘

Monadologie XXVIII 'Seven-Two' (2015)
for string quintet, harp and guitar, after Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7
Duration: 5‘

Monadologie XXXI 'For Franz III' (2015)
for zither and string quintet, after Schubert C Major quintet
Duration: 25‘

DW 23b .... Loops for Dr. X
(2014)
for clarinets, E-flute , cello + pickup, electric guitar, keyboard and laptop, double bass
Duration: 25‘

DW 23 ..... Loops for Dr. X
(2013)
for clarinets, violin + pickup, cello + pickup, electric guitar, keyboard and laptop
Duration: 25‘
 
DW 24  '...loops for Al Jourgensen' (2013)
for saxophone and ensemble
Duration: 17‘

Monadologie XIVa Puccini-Variationen: 'Butterfly-Overtüre'
(2011)
Duration: 9‘

Monadologie XIVb Puccini-Variationen: 'Im weiten Weltall fühlt sich der Yankee heimisch' (2011)
Duration: 15‘

Hermetica V 'Fremde Sprachen'
(2011)
for bass clarinet and 7 voices
Duration: 30‘

Monadologie XVII 'SheWAsOne'
(2011)
for Fl, Kl, Ob, Fg, Hrn, Tp, Synth, Perc, 4-1-1-1
Duration: 10‘

TablesAreTurned (2010)
for turntable and amplified ensemble after a song from Amon Düül 2
Duration: 60‘

Monadologie XI 'for Anton' (2010)
Chamber symphony no. 2
Duration: 30‘

Monadologie XII (2010)
for Tp, Sax, clar, Accordion  , Piano, string bass + 2 Perc
Duration: 40‘

Monadologie VII 'Kammersinfonie'
(2009)
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 30‘

Monadologie VIII: Robotika II (2009)
for Big Band
Duration: 24‘

Monadologie VI IN NOMINE
(2008)
for flute, clarinet, string trio and percussion
Duration: 5‘

DW 13 'the lotos pond' (2003)
for 2 ensembles
Duration: 22‘

DW 9 'Puppe/Tulpe'
(2003)
for voices and 8 instruments, after texts from P. C. Loidl
Duration: 26‘
 
DW 5 (2000)
for 14 instruments and playback tape
Duration: 14‘

Differenz/Wiederholung 2 (1999)
for amplified chamber ensemble and 3 Voices
Duration: 49‘

Schrift/Bild/Schrift (1998)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion and liveamplification
Duration: 23‘

Icht I (1994)
for mezzo soprano and 8 instruments
Duration: 22‘

Brüche (1992)
for clarinet, string quartet and prepared piano
Duration: 21‘



CHOIR WORKS



Sisyphos-Fragmente (2015)
7 pieces for big choir after a text from Homer
Duration: 50‘

Hermetica IV 'O Dolorosa Gioia'
(2011)
for double choir and 2 organs tuned a quarter tone apart
Duration: 30‘

Hermetica II (2010)
for mixed choir
Duration: 4‘

Hermetica III
(2010)
for mixed choir
Duration: 7‘

DW 20 'con complicatione', Hermetica I (2008)
for boys’ choir
Duration: 5‘

DW 20 'facile', Hermetica I
(2008)
for boys’ choir
Duration: 5‘

Sonett 1 (1990)
for mixed choir
Duration: 5‘

Sonett 2
(1990)
for mixed choir
Duration: 5‘
 
7 Stücke 
for big choir after a text from Horner
Duration: 50‘



CHAMBER MUSIC



DW27 Loops for Gerry (2016)
for saxophone and piano
Duration: 35‘

Intermezzo Nr. 1 (2015)
for piano solo
Duration: 10‘

Intermezzo Nr. 2 (2015)
for piano solo
Duration: 7‘

Intermezzo Nr. 3 (2015)
for piano solo
Duration: 5‘

DW 25 '..more Loops for U.' (2014)
for double bass solo
Duration: 15‘

Monadologie XXIX 'London in the Rain'
(2014)
for flute, recorder, harp and cembalo
Duration: 17‘

Monadologie XXXII 'The Cold Trip' pt. I
(2014)
for four guitars and voice, after Schubert’s Winterreise
Duration: 30‘

Monadologie XXX 'Hammer'
(2014)
for piano forte, after Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata
Duration: 20‘

Monadologie XXXII 'The Cold Trip' pt. II (2014)
for piano, laptop and voices, after Schubert’s Winterreise
Duration: 30‘

Monadologie XXVI '...for Pauline and Conrad' (2013)
for 2 violins tuned a quarter tone apart, after materials from Paganini and Bach
Duration: 18‘

Monadologie XXVII 'Brahms-Variationen'
(2013)
for clarinet, cello and piano

Monadologie XXVIII 'Seven'
(2013)
for flute, violin, cello, keyboard and piano after Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7
Duration: 24‘
 
Songbook 2
(2013)
for baritone and piano after texts from Dieter Sperl and Christian Loidl
Duration: 18‘

Songbook 3 for Soprano and Piano
(2013)
for soprano and piano, after texts from the West-Östlichen Divan
Duration: 20‘

Monadologie XX '...for Franz I' (2012)
for piano trio (after op.100)
Duration: 20‘

Monadologie XXI '...for Franz II'
(2012)
for flute, cello and quarter-tone accordion (after op. 99)
Duration: 15‘

Monadologie XXII 'SolEtude for Re'  by PurcelLang
(2012)
for countertenor solo

Monadologie XVI 'Solfeggio'
(2011)
for flute solo
Duration: 5‘

Schrift 5 für Stimme Solo
(2011)
for voice solo, after texts from Christian Loidl
Duration: 10‘

Monadologie IX
(2010)
String quartet no. 3
Duration: 60‘

DW 21 '...and we just keep on pretending...'
(2010)
for flute and percussion
Duration: 20‘

DW 22 'Winterlicht' (2010)
for bass flute and string bass
Duration: 25‘

Monadologie X 'alla turca'
(2010)
for piano player
Duration: 5’30

Standards-Project Preview: 'MyFunnyV'
(2010)
for bass clarinet and playback tape
Duration: 8‘

Monadologie V 'Seven Last Words of Hasan' (2008)
for piano solo
Duration: 30‘
 
Monadologie IV
(2008)
for 3 drummers
Duration: 15‘

DW 4d (2007)
for viola, trombone, piano and loop-generator

DW 6c (2006)
for E-guitar, E-bass, drum set and loop-generator

DW 12 'cellular automata'
(2003)
for piano solo
Duration: 28‘

DW 15 'Songs/Preludes'
(2003)
for zither and mezzo soprano
Duration: 26‘

Differenz/Wiederholung 1.2 (DW 1.2)
(2002)
for flute, tenor saxophone and Piano
Duration: 24‘

DW 10a
(2002)
for E-zither and loopgenerator
Duration: 16‘

DW 10b
(2002)
for Koto, voice and loopgenerator
Duration: 16‘

DW 6a (2002)
for E-viola/E-violin and loopgenerator
Duration: 17‘

Epilog (2002)
for voice and accordion after texts from Primo Levi

loops from the 4th district'
(2002)
for string bass and CD playback 
Duration: 16‘

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: Morendo Bearbeitung
(2002)
for E-bass-flute and playback tape
Duration: 10‘

Differenz/Wiederholung 6b (letter code#2) (2001)
for E-guitar and loopgenerator
Duration: 30‘
 
Differenz/Wiederholung 3 (2000)
for flute, cello and accordion  
Duration: 24‘

Differenz/Wiederholung 4.1 (letter code#1) (2000)
for trombone, E-viola and piano
Duration: 20‘

Differenz/Wiederholung 1
(1998)
for flute, cello and piano
Duration: 25‘

Schrift 1.2  (Neufassung  von 'Schrift 1') (1998)
for flute
Duration: 11‘

Schrift/Fragment 4 (1998)
for trumpet, horn and trombone
Duration: 2‘

Schrift 3 (1997)
for accordion  solo
Duration: 12‘

60 FOR G. (1996)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 60‘

Schrift 1 (1996)
for flute solo
Duration: 10‘

Schrift 2 (1996)
for cello solo
Duration: 14‘

Versuch über das Vergessen 2 (1995)
for violin, E -guitar and live-electronic
Duration: 34‘

Küstenlinien
(1992)
for two pianos and percussion
Duration: 16‘

2.Streichequartett 'Kleine Welten' (1991)
Duration: 26‘

Quartett (1991)
for flute solo
Duration: 21‘
 
Modern Monsters 12 kleine Stücke (1990)
for cello and piano
Duration: 12‘

Zwischen Morgen und Mittenacht (1989)
for piano and string quartet
Duration: 17‘

Relief (1988)
for flute, viola and harp
Duration: 14‘

Romanze (1988)
for piano
Duration: 6‘

Stele (1988)
for 2 pianos tuned a quarter tone apart
Duration: 12‘

Zeitmasken (1986)
for string quartet 
Duration: 24‘

Necronomicon (1985)
for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Duration: 7‘

Neue Tänze (1985)
for violin and piano
Duration: 10‘

Born on 24th of February 1957 in Linz, Austria, Lang finished highschool and piano studies at the Bruckner Konservatorium and moved to Graz to study jazz piano, arranging and classical piano.
There he also studied philosophy and German philology.

Between 1977 and 1981 he worked with various Jazzbands, the most important of which was the 'Erich Zann Septett'.
After having finished his piano studies he began studying composition with Polish composer Andrej Dobrowolsky, who introduced him to the techniques of new music. He also studied with Hermann Markus Pressl who taught him counterpoint and introduced him to the work of Josef Matthias Hauer.
Since 1988 he has been teaching music theory, harmony and counterpoint at the University of Music and dramatic Arts in Graz, and since 2003, has hold a professorship in composition there.
In Graz, he also met Gösta Neuwirth who was to become one of his main influences, and who instructed him in composition for many years outside of the university setting.
Georg Friedrich Haas introduced him to microtonal music and in 1988, commissioned a quartertone piece for the Musikprotokoll festival.

Since then his pieces have been performed at the Steirische Herbst Festival, at the Moscow Alternativa Festival and the Moscow Modern Festival, Biennale Hannover, Tage Absoluter Musik Allentsteig I and II, Klangarten I and IV, Resistance Fluctuation Los Angeles, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Salzburger Festspiele, Wien Modern, Donaueschingen, Witten and many others.

In 1998 he was a guest lecturer in Peter Weibels Media class in Vienna.
In 2006 he was featured artist of the Wien Modern Festival in Vienna.
At the Institute for Electronic Music Graz he developed the Loop-Generator and the Visual Loop Generator with Winfried Ritsch and Thomas Musil.
He has various sound installations in his list of works, among them 'Schwarze Bänder' Musica Viva 2005.

Since 2003 there have been a number of collaborations with various choreographers: Xavier Le Roy, Christine Gaigg and Willi Dorner.

His main interest since 1999 is music theater, derived from his interpretation of the ideas of difference/repetition: 'Theater of Repetitions' 2003, 'I hate Mozart' 2006, 'The Old Man from the Mountain' 2007.

He also performs live as an improviser both solo and in duos.

He currently lives in Vienna.


Photo: Harald Hoffmann
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