For years now, Daan Vandewalle has been one of Flanders’ most amazing new-music pianists. He’ll reinforce this reputation at Transit with a bear of a solo recital, playing two works by our featured composer Bernhard Lang: the monumantal DW12 ‘cellular automata’ and the world premiere of a new book of études. The combination of Vandewalle’s playing and Lang’s sizzling music guarantees a captivating experience.
Bernhard Lang DW12 ‘cellular automata’
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXVI Chopin 12 Etudes
Bernhard Lang studied at the Bruckner Konservatorium and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, among others with Hermann Markus Pressl and Georg Friedrich Haas. Since 1988 he’s teaching music theory, harmony and counterpoint in Graz, and since 2003 he has been appointed as a professor in composition. His work list include, alongside many compositions, several sound installations as well as music theater pieces such as his Theater of Repetitions (2003) and I hate Mozart (2006) in which he explores the ideas of difference/repetition. His work is performed at various important venues and festivals, such as the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, the Salzburger Festspiele and Donaueschingen.
Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as a specialist in contemporary music. Several composers, among which Frederik Rzewski and Alvin Curran, wrote music just for him. In this portrait recital, he’ll zoom in on the many facets of the multilayered work of central guest Bernhard Lang.