Bernhard Lang

Monadology XXVII ...Brahms Variations

Like most of the pieces in the series of Monadologies number XXVII uses footage from the archives, in the Brahms-Trio op.114.

Monadology XXVII uses Granular Analysis as the means of deconstructing the original score, implementing both cellular automata and granulators. The basic idea is the so called Virtual Remix, which means transferring the techniques of turntablism and of contemporary live electronics (looping, scratching) onto a musical score. The technique in itself was inspired by the cutting-techniques of experimental video artists as Raffael Montanez Ortiz and Martin Arnold.

The piece was inspired by and written for the Trio Catch.

Bernhard Lang, Vienna 221214