From: Los Angeles, California. LA Opera: anatomy theater (2016, debut; world premiere); the loser (2019); the Digital Short let me come in (2021).
David Lang is one of America’s most honored and performed composers. His score for Paolo Sorrentino’s film Youth received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, among others. Other recent work includes man made, a concerto for solo percussion quartet and orchestra, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony; the large orchestra work mountain for the Cincinnati Symphony; the opera anatomy theater, written in collaboration with visual artist Mark Dion, at LA Opera; and the whisper opera for International Contemporary Ensemble, which premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. His most recent work at BAM was love fail, written for Anonymous 4, with stories by Lydia Davis and texts, music and stage direction by Mr. Lang.
In the words of The New Yorker, “With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.” Mr. Lang is a professor of music composition at the Yale School of Music and is co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music festival Bang on a Can, where his newest opera the loser premiered in 2016. (DavidLangMusic.com)