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The Don and Judy McCormack Endowed
Visiting Artist-Scholar Residency

Fall 2014

David Lang
Photo © 2009 Peter Serling

David Lang, Composer

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 pm

Composer and Conductor in Conversation

David Lang, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and co-curator of the exhibition I was a double, in discussion with David Alan Miller, Grammy-winning music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Lang is the 2014-15 Don and Judy McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar.

The event will take place in the exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum. Admission is free and open to the public.

Calendar of Fall Events

The public is invited to the following events related to the I was a double exhibition:

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.

Hear more of David Lang's compositions in his co-curated multimedia exhibit, I was a double, featured at Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum from July 5th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015.