About this Artist
David Lang is one of the most highly esteemed and performed American composers writing today. He was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music for the little match girl passion, a rewriting of the libretto to Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, and the recording of the piece was also awarded a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Lang has also been the recipient of the Rome Prize, Le Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and Musical America's 2013 Composer of the Year. Lang's simple song #3, written as part of his score for Paolo Sorrentino's acclaimed film Youth, received many award nominations in 2016, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe. In addition to his work as a composer, Lang is Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music and co-founder and co-artistic director of New York's legendary music collective Bang on a Can. His music is published by Red Poppy Music (ASCAP) and is distributed worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc.