Austrian composer Klaus Lang’s compositions reflect a keen understanding of the musical canon, from early-17th-century composers like Frescobaldi to 20th-century experimentalists like John Cage and Morton Feldman. Catalyzed by history, his compositions conjure a strange and mesmerizing sound world that exists somewhere between the past and the present.

At the ICA, two highly acclaimed ensembles will interpret Lang’s music. The percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire will perform molten trees (2017), and members of the Boston-based sinfonietta Sound Icon will perform weisse aepfel (2009).


Co-presented with the Boston University Center for New Music.

Support for the ICA’s 2018–19 Performance Season is provided by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and Ellen Poss.