The music of Austrian composer Bernhard Lang (b. 1957) is one of in-betweens. Stylistically, Lang's oeuvre occupies the space between a multitude of genres, ranging from contemporary composition and free improvisation to the wider realms of hip hop and DJ-culture. This, his latest, portrait album combines some of his piano pieces, performed by German pianist Wolfram Oettl. The centerpiece of the recording is Monadologie V: Seven Last Words of Hasan, a re-writing of Joseph Haydn's Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlsers am Kreuze, which creates an inspiring link from the 18th to the 21st century.