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Nico Muhly | A Scream and An Outrage | 10 - 12 May


Co-founder and co-artistic director of New York's legendary music organization Bang on a Can, composer David Lang embodies the restless spirit of invention. Lang is at the same time deeply versed in the classical tradition and committed to music that resists categorisation, constantly creating new forms.

His catalogue is extensive, and his opera, orchestra, chamber and solo works are by turns ethereal, hypnotic, unsettling and very emotionally direct. Much of his work seeks to expand the definition of virtuosity in music-even the deceptively simple pieces can be fiendishly difficult to play and require incredible concentration by musicians and audiences alike.

David Lang was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the little match girl passion.

Hear his music...
man made (Session One)
death speaks (Session Six)