STEPHAN NOËL LANG
Pianist | Composer

Stephan Noel Lang is a Berlin-based pianist, composer and lyricist. His unique personal style creates transitions between postmodern art music and contemporary jazz, with a distinct use of artistic pauses and complex yet subtle harmonies.  As for his various other influences: "I believe that the creation of the new is merely the result of an individual processing of what already exists. This is as possible today as it was in the past. It is therefore a natural process for me to nurture my personal expression, while drawing from the most diverse sources of style."

Stephan Noel Lang began as an autodidact and later studied at the acclaimed Amsterdam University of Arts (Hilversum Conservatory) with Rob Madna, Karel Boehlee and Frans van Dalen. Since 1992 he has been living in Berlin as a freelance musician, where he also teaches piano, jazz piano, ensemble, theory and composition at municipal music schools. 

Over the years Stephan Noël Lang has worked as a pianist with numerous musicians from various fields, including Paul Weiling, Dirk Homuth, Özay FechtRainer WinchChristoph Anacker, Dotschy Reinhardt, Rainer Fox, Jason SeizerRobin Draganic, Andreas Spannagel, Jürgen Kupke, Marc Muellbauer, Nicolas ThysPapa Binne, Stefan Lienenkämper, Luten Petrowsky and Uschi Brüning

Another focus of his work is composition, examples of which are his trio CD  "Echoes" (Nagel Heyer Records 2033), the soundtrack for the TV production "Nelken für Sansibar" (NDR) and the multimedia production "Die Reise hinter das Licht" (NGBK). His salsa-inspired composition "Goodbye" was recorded on CD by the Japanese Akira Matsuo Trio ("Besame Mucho" - Terasima Records)

Stephan Noël Lang is also occasionally active as a stage musician, e. g. on the silent film classic "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" (on the occasion of the film anniversary at the original film location in Berlin-Weißensee), on the theatre monologue "Novecento" with Rainer Guldener (directed by Andreas Seyferth), or in the musical area (LP "Godspell", with Uwe Kröger, among others). 

As part of his teaching activities, he has created a comprehensive treatise on harmony with the title "Kompendium der Harmonie" (with numerous music examples from different epochs and genres) and a methodical piano school for beginners entitled "Tastentöne" (both previously unpublished).

 

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