Music

Artist-in-Residence David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “ the public domain ,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “ symphony for a broken...
Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times reviews Artist-in-Residence David Lang 's "The Whisper Opera," which opened at the N.Y.U. Skirball Center last week. Tommasini writes, "Mr. Lang’s aim in this 65-minute piece, he explains in a program note, was to write something...
Former Artist-in-Residence Sebastian Currier has been recognized by classical music critics and writers at the New York Times for his recent work "Re-Formation," which was written on commission from the Minnesota Orchestra in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Read...
Artist-in-Residence David Lang 's "Symphony for a Broken Orchestra," which debuted Sunday, December 3, at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, was written as part of a project of the same name to repair more than 1,000 damaged instruments that had been doomed to...
Artist-in-Residence David Lang discussed the power of political music and what makes it successful with Joshua Barone of the New York Times, saying, "It’s very hard to have a kind of music that changes someone’s mind without really noticing it. A really incredible...
In response to issues with funding for a Philadelphia school system's music program, Artist-in-Residence David Lang has been commissioned by Temple University's art gallery to create "Symphony for a Broken Orchestra," a symphony comprised predominantly of public school students playing broken instruments. Of...
W. Anthony Sheppard , Member in the School of Historical Studies (2011–12), has received the H. Colin Slim Award for his article “Puccini and the Music Boxes,” which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association in spring 2015. Based upon work...
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study, has announced the performers for the 2016­–17 Edward T. Cone Concert Series . Titled “The Pattern Makers , Lang’s first season as Artist-in-Residence will present a range of vibrant ensembles and soloists.
A rehearsal for David Lang’s “the public domain” in the gymnasium of Baruch College in Manhattan. The work received its premiere on Saturday at Lincoln Center.
The New York Times explores the preparation and inspiration behind Artist-in-Residence David Lang's new piece, "the public domain." With 1,000 singers and 25 conductors taking part in the choral piece, Lang adds that the work explores what people gain by coming together. “That...
The New Yorker examines Artist-in-Residence David Lang’s new piece, “The Public Domain.”