Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart festival is a staple of New York's classical music summer programming. More than likely a contributing factor to the city's summer influx of residents, Mostly Mozart is celebrating 50 years of concerts this year with a unique commission from Pulitzer Prize-winning, Oscar-nominated classical giant David Lang.
At this year's Academy Awards gala, Ennio Morricone finally took home a gold statue for his contributions to Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." But, along with #OscarsSoWhite, Mr. David Lang also got snubbed out of a performance for his nominated Best Original Song.
When you tune into the Oscars this weekend, you won't see performances by two of the Best Original Song nominees. As it's been reported, performances from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and two-time Oscar nominee J. Ralph have been cut from the televised program.
Coming to Symphony Space this February is yMusic co-founder Nadia Sirota, in a much-anticipated four-night residency. From February 1-5, Ms. Sirota will be featured alongside Nico Muhly, Liam Byrne and David Lang, performing Donnacha Dennehy's Tessellatum, as well as works by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, The National's Bryce Dessner and more.
Oscar nominations have hit and to no one's surprise 'The Revenant' could be this year's top earner with 12 nominations in its corner. However the list also includes, more importantly, Ennio Morricone's score for 'The Hateful Eight,' John Williams' score for 'Star Wars' and Thomas Newman's score for 'Bridge of Spies' all contending for Best Original Score; and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" competing in the Best Original Song category.
With the 2016 Golden Globe nominees still buzzing from the news, the ceremony should be an intense contest as all those named have committed to their roles. On the music side, though, we see the top contenders in the business, with everyone from Ennio Morricone to David Lang to Daniel Pemberton representing.
The power of music in cinema is hard to determine, but for movies that require a score to be a part of the narrative, David Lang is your man. Having just done the music for the film Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Mr. Lang sat down with Slate to talk about what drove him to scoring and inspired him to compose.
Described as "post-Minimalist" New York-based composer David Lang has been celebrated by most critics. Now, Mr. Lang will contribute Paolo Sorrentino's feature film Youth, which stars Michael Caine, composing a score and the title piece "Simple Song #3." The film opens on December 4.
By way of the future comes the db Chronicle handbag by New York-based designer, Diana Boussard. The customizable décor includes an LCD screen that has been paired with the contemporary classical piece by David Lang, entitled "optimism," which is performed by Sō Percussion as the soundtrack.
New York new music collective, Bang on a Can, has produced yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Julia Wolfe. The revered artist won for her composition, 'Anthracite Fields.'
Violinist Hilary Hahn will present a solo recital at Symphony Center on April 12, featuring works by Bach, Schumann and Debussy, as well as selections from her Grammy Award-winning album 'In 27 Pieces.' Hahn released her newest album, 'Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 – Violin Concertos,' on March 31.
New details surrounding the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and music director Louis Langrée's groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and artistic director Bryce Dessner have been announced. This year’s festival will host works by Caroline Shaw, The National, Christopher Rouse, Daníel Bjarnason, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and more.
The L.A. Dance Project will perform to music by Bryce Dessner, David Lang and Gavin Bryars next week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. Choreography by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe, the evening will feature a performance of three prominent stage pieces: Reflections from 2013 with a visual concept by Barbara Kruger, Murder Ballades from 2013 with a visual concept by Sterling Ruby and 1993’s Quintett.
L.A.-based choreographer Daniel Ezralow will debut his new dance company, “Ezralow Dance,” with a commissioned, site-specific world premiere at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood on September 13
Last week, David Lang, Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer Chair, oversaw a brilliantly curated series of concerts he called Collected Stories. From April 22-29, his programming explored subjects commonly found in music--heroes, spirits, love/loss, travel, (post)folk.