Bernhard Lang
SCHRIFT 1 for Solo Flute

This piece is the first in a series of solo pieces, all of them called 'Schrift-Stücke'.

Those pieces deal with the process of writing as a try on fixing memory, but not the memory as a generator of form and structure but as trace of the passing moment. The scripture becomes a trace ('Spur') of time along which the composer moves, discovering its way from moment to moment, at once forgetting and remembering by just following the occurrence of signs along the trace. Construction therewith becomes obsolete as ancient way of representation of a kind of personality structure I no longer am able to believe in. Perhaps it is another try in deconstructiong the composer by throwing away all kind of protective structure, all kind of legitimative code and context.

Bernhard Lang, 2004