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GOD 39

Bernhard Lang

Differenz/Wiederholung 2

Johannes Kalitzke - conducting

Salome Kammer - vocals
Risgar Koshnaw - vocals
Todd - vocals
Robert Lepenik - E-guitar
Dimitrios Polisoidis - E-viola

Klangforum Wien:

Antje Thierbach - oboe
Ernesto Molinari - clarinet
Gerald Preinfalk, saxophone
Benedikt Leitner - cello
Andreas Lindenbaum - cello
Uli Fussenegger, double bass
Marino Formenti - keyboard
lorian Müller, piano
Björn Wilker, percussion
Lukas Schiske, percussion

c Guy Fleming

GODrec continues with yet legendary Differenz/Wiederholung cycle 

of Bernhard Lang, this time with a piece considered by many 

as defining work not only in Lang's opus, but in the whole series.

Differenz/Wiederholung 2 (DW 2) brought worldwide recognition

for Lang and established him as one

of the most interesting and prolific composer of our time.

DW 2 is multimedia piece for amplified ensemble, three voices and video installation. 

While the music is filled with rocking and rolling anti-grooving sound slaps,

("scored free jazz") and crippled repetitions,

three vocalist (including rap) present texts from Gilles Deleuze,

William Burroughs and Christian Loidl, 

commenting usual repetitive human habits and it's nonsense. 


If Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is a milestone of avant-rock, 

then Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is the same for contemporary music -

ultimate 21st century agenda of repetitions that are soon going to be broken...

"The head is the organ of exchange 

but the heart is the amorous organ of repetition.

Gilles Deleuze