Soft Machines. Two Abstract Machines
Bernhard Lang’s Monadologie XVIII “Moving Architecture”, which takes statelessness and emigration as its theme, was inspired by a spectacular building in the heart of New York – the Austrian Cultural Forum by Raimund Abraham –, by Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone and Rose Ausländer’s writings. After American singer Daisy Press and the Trio Amos from Vienna perform a new chamber music version of this work, Bernhard Lang discusses his compositions with Werner Grünzweig, head of the Academy’s music archive.
Version for voice, flute, accordion and cello,
with quotations from Rose Ausländer and Bob Dylan (2011/12/16)
Monadologie XXI "… for Franz II"
for flute, cello and quarter tone accordion (Schubert op.99) (2012)
Daisy Press, voice
Sylvie Lacroix, flute
Michael Moser, cello
Krassimir Sterev, accordion
Followed by a discussion with Bernhard Lang and Werner Grünzweig, Head of the Akademie’s music archive
Excerpts taken from the film diary "Scenes from the life of Raimund Abraham", documenting Abraham's work on the Austrian Cultural Forum, are shown at 5 pm. more