soprano, tenor, baritone, bass; men's chorus; 2+pic.2.2(bcl).2+cbn/4.2[in C].2.0/timp/3 perc/strings
New York Philharmonic, de Doelen Concert Hall, Barbican Centre, l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Bruges, and Malmö Opera.
Cast: Ms, T, Bar, Bar/Ct; cl(bcl, cbcl, ssx)/perc/syn/egtr [all instruments and voices amplified]
Settembre Musica Festival and the city council of Turin, Italy, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival,Doelen Concert Hall in Holland,Internationale Koorbiënnale Haarlem,Berlin Philharmonic, and the London Symphony
Harold Rosenbaum and the New York Virtuoso Singers
SSAA chorus (or 8 solo women singers) playing simple percussion instruments
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
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David Lang is one of the most thoughtful composers working today. His music is consistently probing, emotionally urgent, strange, and beautiful. It is also getting simpler as the years roll on—a sign that the mind behind it is undergoing a kind of ritualistic purification. I’ve been obsessed with David’s music since I bought a recording by mail order of his piece cheating lying stealing when I was in high school, and I have written a piano piece called David Lang Needs a Hug…continue reading
40 solo voices, arranged in 8 groups of s,a,t,bar,b
The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia