The McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar Residency was created to continue the Office of the Dean of Special Program's rich artistic summer programming during the academic year, in classes, interactions with faculty and students, performances, readings, exhibitions, and other venues. The residency is designed to provide total immersion for both the artist and the Skidmore community. The artist teaches and sits in on classes and seminars, supervises students, consults with faculty, and of course demonstrates his/her talents. In addition, the residency benefits the Saratoga Springs community through outreach in the school district and partnerships with arts and non-profit organizations.
2014 Guest Resident: Composer David Lang
David Lang (b. 1957) is a New York-based composer who is active in many genres and media. His piece the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 and a Grammy Award in 2010. Lang is Musical America's 2013 Composer of the Year and recipient of Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer's Chair for 2013-2014. An active collaborator, he has worked closely with a diverse group of artists including Peter Greenaway, Benjamin Millepied, Susan Marshall, Darren Aronofsky, Ann Hamilton, and Mark Dion. Lang is co-Artistic Director of New York's Bang on a Can, which he founded in 1987 with composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, and he is Professor of Music Composition at the Yale School of Music.
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