Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington
work being performed: simple song #3
Ensembles:  Seattle Symphony 
* World premiere
East Neuk Festival
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
work being performed: memorial ground

The title, ‘Memorial Ground’ has a double meaning. It refers to the battlefield itself, but a ‘ground’ in music is also a chord sequence that repeats over and over, on top of which you can add extra lines. Think of the ending of Hey Jude or Pachelbel’s Canon – they are both grounds.

David Lang’s ground will be a few minutes long and will repeat as needed, the way that hymns repeat. This will serve as a ‘bed’ for solos that will be sung or spoken over it. These solos are one place where every choir can bring their own choices to bear: David will provide melodies without words so each choir can choose and set words that reflect their own thoughts on the battle centenary. This could be a poem, a prayer, a roll call of the fallen from the local War Memorial; other texts such as letters, diaries or personal accounts.

The music is being written to be as accessible as possible to a wide ability range of singers, and performable by many different types of groups (e.g. all women or all men).

Friday, July 8, 2016

* World premiere
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
work being performed: make peace
Ensembles:  The Crossing 
Conductors:  Donald Nally 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stimmen Festival
Stadtkirche Lörrach
Lörrach, Germany
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  Ensemble Corund 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mostly Mozart Festival
Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center, New York, New York   map
work being performed: public domain
Conductors:  Simon Halsey 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016

* World premiere
Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: the loser

Friday, November 18, 2016

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  New Music New Mexico 
Soloists:  Lauren Breden 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Prototype Festival
New York, New York
work being performed: anatomy theater
Ensembles:  Prototype Festival 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

De Doelen
Jurriaanse Zaal
Rotterdam, Netherlands
works being performed: death speaks, cello

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grote Zaal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
works being performed: death speaks, cello
Ensembles:  DoelenEnsemble 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

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