love fail (arr. for women's chorus) (2012) 60'

Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)
SSAA chorus (or 8 solo women singers) playing simple percussion instruments
Commissioner: 

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Wake Forest University / Secrest Artists Series, and Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa

First Performer: 

Lorelei Ensemble; Isabella Gardner Museum; January 10, 2016

love fail may be performed as a staged version or a concert version.

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Instruments:  Percussion   Voice 
Ensembles:  Anonymous 4