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David Lang

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David Lang offers often been categorized like a post-minimalist, but his design is usually deeper and more technical than that term might suggest: though he offers broadened minimalist techniques like additional post-minimalists, he offers employed a number of disparate elements in his compositions, including rock and roll and Bachian compositional forms. Lang received a Pulitzer Reward for his choral structure THE TINY Match Stick Lady Enthusiasm (2007), a function officially modeled on Bach’s St. Matthew Enthusiasm but made up of music so extremely man or woman who some critics indicated astonishment at how exactly to categorize or explain its imaginative personality. Lang’s music can appear harmonically and rhythmically static, with apparently little happening, as in How exactly to Pray (2002) and Males (2001), both items being section of a visible/musical work known as Elevated. However his admirers will assert there’s much profundity under the surface area of his music, and several critics will agree. Lang in addition has collaborated with additional composers on huge functions, as he do with Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon around the Carbon Duplicate Building (1999), a so-called comic-strip opera, that was granted the Village Tone of voice OBIE Honor in 2000. Lang’s functions have been released on a number of brands, including BMG, Cantaloupe, Chandos, Decca, among others. Lang was created in LA, California, on January 8, 1957. He analyzed music at Stanford, University or college of Iowa, and Yale. His set of educators is amazing: Jacob Druckman, Hans Werner Henze, and Martin Bresnick are simply three of the very most prominent. In 1980 and 1981, Lang received college student composer awards from your BMI Basis. He relocated to NY and gradually obtained acknowledgement. In 1987 he co-founded Bang on the Can with Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, a business promoting fresh and eclectic music, frequently offered in marathon concerts. In 1999, Lang drew see for his opera THE ISSUE of Crossing a Field, a function whose libretto was influenced by an Ambrose Bierce brief tale. The piece was obtained for and premiered from the Kronos Quartet, with vocal soloists. Lang continuing drawing see in the brand new hundred years with functions like Hair (2004), for piano and orchestra. The majority of his bigger works came because the result of essential commissions, like the Little Match Stay Girl Passion, that was a co-commission with the Carnegie Company as well as the Perth Movie theater and Concert Hall. Since 2008, Lang continues to be teaching structure at Yale University or college Music School.

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Full Name David Lang
Profession Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Yale School of Music, University of Iowa, Stanford University, Yale University
Nationality American
Children Thea Lang, Judah Lang, Ike Lang
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Music, David di Donatello for Best Music, David di Donatello for Best Original Song, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Obie Award for Best Production
Music Groups Bang on a Can
Music Songs Simple Song #3, This Was Written by Hand, Cheating, Lying, Stealing, Just, The Passing Measures, How To Pray, My Very Empty Mouth, Sweet Air, Wood Symphony, Stick Figure, death speaks: you will return, No. 1. You will return, Are You Experienced?: Dance, Mick's Dream, Spartan Arcs, Are You Experienced?: On hearing the siren's song, The Anvil Chorus, Little Eye, Are You Experienced?: On being hit on the head, death speaks: i hear you, Short Fall, Face So Pale, No. 3. Mist is rising, Are You Experienced?: Drop, Are You Experienced?: On hearing the voice of God, I Want to Live, death speaks: i am walking, the so-called laws of nature: part III, Sunray, Is the Wind, Illumination Rounds, Nur Mut
Albums death speaks, The Carbon Copy Building, Are You Experienced?, Shelter, Pierced / Heroin / Cheating, Lying, Stealing / How to Pray / Wed, Elevated, The Passing Measures, Exaucé Salt, Nur Mut!, Un Tesoro, Child, Sinfonia, (Untitled)
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
Movies Youth, The Woodmans, (Untitled), Amelia, Back to the Soil


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1 Founder of the "Bang On A Can" festival.
2 Classical composer.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Youth 2015/I
Stop 2013/V Short
Independent Lens 2011 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Labyrinth Within 2010 TV Short
The Woodmans 2010 Documentary
(Untitled) 2009
Amelia 2003 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms 2016 TV Series arrangement - 1 episode
Amelia 2003 TV Movie music arranger
Requiem for a Dream 2000 arranger

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Youth 2015/I writer: "Simple Song #3", "Just After Song of Songs"
La grande bellezza 2013 writer: "I Lie", "World to Come IV"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 David David di Donatello Awards Best Music (Migliore Musicista) Youth (2015)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Youth (2015)
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Youth (2015)
2016 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Film Music or Score Youth (2015)
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Youth (2015)
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Youth (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Youth (2015)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Song Youth (2015)


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