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David Lang (Composer & Librettist) received the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his piece the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the vocal ensemble Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. His work is regularly performed by major music, dance, opera and theatrical organizations throughout the world. Recent works include the concerto man made for the ensemble So Percussion and a consortium of orchestras, including the BBC Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; mountain for the Cincinnati Symphony; and death speaks, for Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Owen Pallett, at Carnegie Hall. In 2015 Lang composed the music for Paolo Sorrentino's film Youth, for which he received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice nominations, among others. Lang is 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.
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