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Klaus Lang — linea mundi.

According to Marshal McLuhan, the nature of the medium used to transmit a message is of greater importance than the message’s meaning or content. Our world is not just how we perceive it, it is precisely this: how we perceive it. Beethoven’s acoustic world as a composer gradually clouded and slowly vanished behind ever thicker wafts of mist. But simultaneously a new world came into being. The previous world metamorphed, or concentrated and condensed itself into a new shape: a thin line of lead.  

—Klaus Lang, 2019

 in Werke
13 November 2019
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Wien Modern Erste Bank Kompositionspreis UA UA

Wojtek Blecharz — K’an
Lisa Streich — Sai ballare?
Raphael Cendo — Furia
Milica Djordjević — Rdja
Rebecca Saunders — Sole
Klaus Lang — linea mundi. world premiere
Mirela Ivičević* — SWEET DREAMS world premiere

Alex Lipowski, percussion
conductor: Bas Wiegers

*Mirela Ivičević has been awarded the Erste Bank Composition Award 2019.

Klaus Lang on his new work linea mundi. The composition was commissioned by the Kölner Philharmonie (KölnMusik) within the context of the Non-Beethoven-Project for the year 2020.

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