Bernhard Lang

A New Turn in New Music: enters Turntablism!

Since the first time I heard Philip Jeck in the nineties I became fascinated by his art and music: end of the nineties I started to transcribe his pieces, embedding this transcriptions in the Difference/Repetition series, nowadays comprising some 30 pieces and several music theatre pieces; in DW8 I wrote a double concerto for 2 turntablists, in I Hate Mozart I used 2 turntablists as musicians, another one in Montezuma; at this time I decided to write a kind of hommage to Jeck in the form of an extended piece for the Alter Ego ensemble and Phil Jeck on turntables, based on the concept of reversal of roles.

Bernhard Lang, Wien 07.03.2015