Artists

David Lang

David Lang is the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music for the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the vocal ensemble Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. According to The New Yorker, "…Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master." One of America's most honored composers, his recent works include reason to believe, for Trio Mediaeval and the Norvegian Radio Orchestra; death speaks, for Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Owen Pallett; writing on water for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by English filmmaker Peter Greenaway; and the difficulty of crossing a field, a fully staged opera for Kronos Quartet. Lang is co-founder of Bang on a Can with composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe; their BAM commissions have also included The New Yorkers (2003 Next Wave) and Lost Objects (2004 Next Wave).