David Lang

David Lang is the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music for The Little Match Girl Passion. The Little Match Girl Passion was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier.

One of America’s most performed and honored composers, David Lang's recent works include Writing On Water for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by English filmmaker Peter Greenaway; The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, a fully staged opera for the Kronos Quartet, staged by Carey Perloff and the American Conservatory Theater; Loud Love Songs, a concerto for the percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and the oratorio Shelter, with co-composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, at the Next Wave Festival of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, staged by Ridge Theater and featuring the Norwegian vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval.

Lang is co-founder and co-artistic director of New York's legendary music festival, Bang on a Can.

David Lang appears in the following:

David Lang Hosts 'The Dissonant Show'

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that explores how the breakthroughs of musical abstraction in the years 1910 to 1925 have found renewed voice in the music of today. Music of Julia Wolfe, Arnold Schoenberg and Glenn Branca.

Comment

David Lang Hosts 'The Consonant Show'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that teases apart the threads of contemporary music that took inspiration from breakthroughs of 1910-1925. Part One, "The Consonant Show," streams Mar. 6 at 7 pm on Q2 Music.

Comment

Listen: Debussy, Reich and Lang at MoMA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Q2 Music recently presented a live webcast of the sold-out show, "Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich," from the Museum of Modern Art.

Comment

Eight Days of Steve: David Lang

Thursday, December 10, 2009

One of my high-school jobs was as a stock boy in a classical music record store. A perk of this job was that I got great discounts on records and I would buy anything that caught my attention. One day around 1973 I noticed a Columbia Records release with a violin in a rainstorm on the cover. It was a recording of two recent pieces - Violin Phase and It's Gonna Rain. I bought it.

Read More

Comment

David Lang Explains Bach Connection

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

WNYC's John Schaefer talks to the composer about his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece "Little Match Girl Passion" and the story that influenced him.

Comment

Lang's Passion Makes U.S. Choral Debut

Monday, November 09, 2009

It’s part Bach, part Hans Christian Andersen and whole lot of New York. The New York Virtuoso Singers performed the choral version of the composer's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion Sunday night at The Greene Space.

Comments [1]

David Lang, Match Girl Passion and Coffee Mugs

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I am getting very excited about the American premiere of the chorus version of my piece The Little Match Girl Passion, which takes place  in The Greene Space and live on WNYC and Q2 with John Schaefer this Sunday night.

Read More

Comments [3]