In october 1979 Herbert Lang traveled to India. From 1980 to 1983 music-studies at the "Tamil Nadu Government College of Carnatic Music" in Madras/Chennai, Tamil Nadu. After finishing these studies he joined the University Madras/Chennai where he was a student from 1983 upto 1989. He received the grade "Bachelor of Arts / B.A. Indian Music" given through the University Madras/Chennai. During this period he held a scholarship from the "German Academic Exchange Service".

Later he continued his mridangam/drum - studies under the supervision of mridangam-virtuoso Padmashree Palghat R. Raghu. During this period he was recipient of a scholarship from the "Indian Council for Cultural Relations-ICCR".

In 1994 returning to Germany Herbert Lang became an employee of the "Brotfabrik Frankfurt / MuK - GmbH.", organising and presenting musicconcerts and festivalprograms.

Since 1997 working as independent musician and concerttour-promotor for indian musicians in Germany & Europe. Organising concerttours and accompanying indian musicians like: Dr. L.Subramaniam, PadmaShri K.V.Narayanaswami, PadmaShri Palghat R. Raghu, Sri T.V.Gopalkrishnan, Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Kadri Gopalnath, the violin-duo Mysore Brothers: Sri N.Nagaraj & Dr. N.Manjunath, Lalgudi Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Anoushka Shankar, Hariprasad Chaurasia and many other indian artists.

Summer 1999: collaboration with the "Kunstmuseum Bonn" on the occasion of bestowing the "Honorary Price for Film- and MediaMusic" on the indian sitarvirtuoso Pandit Ravi Shankar on 12. june 1999 in Bonn; organisation and presentation of the concert with Pandit Ravi Shankar on 24. july 1999 on the Museumscourt in Bonn.

30. sept. 2006: organising the opening event for the Sahitya Academy during the International Bookfair in Frankfurt in the presence of the Indian Ambassador to Germany, Mrs. Meera Shankar and the President of the Sahitya Academy, Prof Gopi Chand Narang. Honorary Guest of the evening was the indian poet Gulzar reading some of his poems.

Sept. 2006: ICCR and DIG/Indo-German Association present Mr. Lang with the Gisela Bonn Price for his outstanding contributions towards Indo-German relations especially in the field of cultural relations between the two countries.

January 2007: visiting India as guest of the ICCR. During a function at Azad Bhavan, New Delhi, Mr. Lang receives the plate of honor / Gisela Bonn Price from the President of the ICCR DR Karan Singh.

October 2007: organising the concert-event for radio Cologne/WDR at the Philharmonie Cologne. Indian musicians participating were Dhruba Gosh - Sarangi, Kala Ramnath - Violin and Pandit Jasraj - Vocal.

Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2009 concerttour in India for the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival with the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra and Dr. L. Subramaniam performing the compositions of Dr. Subramaniam for Orchestra and Indian Music Ensemble. Concerts in Hyderabad, Hampi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Trivandrum.

May 2009: organising and performing with Dr. L. Subramaniam at the prestigious Kronberg Violin Masterclasses & Concerts / A Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.

Concerts with Dr. Subramaniam and the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gewandhaus Concerthall in Leipzig and at the auditorium of the Hessische Rundfunk/Radio Frankfurt.

At present Herbert Lang lives in Mysore, Karnataka/India where he works as an associate professor at the Music-department of the University of Mysore. He researches and works on a manual to present the south-indian, carnatic rhythms in western notation to make them easier eccessible for non-indian musicians. This project is supported and funded through a fellowship from the "Indian Council for Cultural Relations - ICCR".

He is also active as a performing artist in Inda playing the kanjira and accompanying carnatic musicians like Dr. L.Subramaniam, the Mysore Brothers, Mysore Chandan Kumar; Kadri Gopalnath and many younger musicians during their concerts.

Numerous radio-recordings for different radiostations like Radio France Paris, WDR-Cologne, BR-Munich, SWR-Mainz, SWR-Baden Baden, HR-Frankfurt, Radio Multi-Kulti/RBB-Berlin.

Publication for the Musikhochschule Freiburg contributing to their compilation of essays on foreign musiccultures: Musik Anderer Kulturen.

Herbert Lang: Dem Klang zur Ehre - Tradition and Present Day of Classical Indian Music published by Gustav Bosse Verlag, Kassel.