* * * * * David Lang - Pierced * * * * *

2010-10-31 14:36:10 UTC
David Lang [ born 8 January 1957 in Los Angeles, California ] is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer. Together with Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, Lang co-founded Bang on a Can in 1987. His first recognition came from the BMI Foundation’s Student Composer Awards in 1980 and 1981. He was a major contributor to the string quartet music, performed by Kronos Quartet, in the film Requiem for a Dream (2000). In 1999 he collaborated with composers Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, and librettist/illustrator Ben Katchor, in the the “comic strip opera” The Carbon Copy Building. The production won an Obie Award for Best New American Production. In 2008 Lang won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his Little Match Girl Passion. Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson and taking its structure from the passions of Bach, the piece was written for Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier. “David Lang” is also the name of a character in a commonly cited vanishing hoax. In this story, first printed in Fate Magazine in 1953 by journalist Stuart Palmer, a man named “David Lang” was walking across a field on September 23, 1880 when he vanished mid-step and in full view of others. The article was later determined be a hoax inspired by a short story published in 1909 by Ambrose Bierce. In 1999, the composer David Lang based his opera “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field” on this Bierce story . [1] Lang holds degrees from Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and Yale University (DMA, 1989). His teachers have included Richard Hervig, Jacob Druckman, Hans Werner Henze, and Martin Bresnick. Lang’s music has been released on the Argo/Decca, BMG, Cantaloupe Music, Chandos, CRI, Point, and Sony Classical labels. His scores are published by Red Poppy Music (available from G. Schirmer, Inc.) ~~~~~~~~ ( Highlight of the day ~ Highlight of the week and not to miss. I have to say [ Keep Listenning ] as the sound builds up and get better and better by the minutes. AWESOME piece of work. GET IT WITHOUT THINGKING. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.Fm ] ). ~~~~~~~~ Artist - David Lang Album - Pierced [ * * * * * ] ~ [ A + ] Release Date - 2008 Genre - Instrumental, Avant-garde, Post-avantgarde, Experiemental, Contemporary-classic, Orchestral [ EXQUISITE ] Tracklist David Lang - Pierced [ Real Quiet ~ Gil Rose ] 1 Pierced 13:51 2 Heroin 10:57 3 Cheating, Lying, Stealing 10:42 4 How to Pray 9:55 5 Wed 5:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Lang - Pierced -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Lang - Heroin [ by lou reed arranged by david lang ] by Mog' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Oyaarss | Joe Acheson Quartet | Versa | La Part Maudite | Povarovo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Recommended for musicians:

      Freemake Audio Converter

The Great Long Distance by John D. Reedy

The Great Long Distance is an audible recollection of the first 12 months of a long distance relationship, including the highs and lows and moments in between. It is a journal without words, each of the 12 tracks representing each month respectively. Inspired by the format of NIN's "Ghosts I-IV", the album is a sonic tapestry of different moods and themes, with various recurring motifs and the subtle melding of synthesizer and samples; the result something not quite classical, ambient or electronic - rather, an eclectic blend of the three. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and later Ulver

READ MORE

Review of "Burial Songs" by Palehorse/Palerider

In order to excel in the independent music industry, an act has to define itself as especially unique with a sound quite unlike anything else in the community. This is a tall order, one that isn’t easily filled by acts entering variations of rock music due to the immense amount of bands flooding the scene right now. Palehorse/Palerider, a “doomgaze” trio from Denver, has released an EP entitled ‘Burial Songs’ that does a surprisingly superb job at separating itself from the pack. Let’s delve into it.

READ MORE

Review for "I Want to Stand Where the Sun Himself Shakes with Fear" by Voices from Deep Below

Even though the independent rock scene is quite inundated with new acts, there’s always a welcome place for an outfit that changes the formula enough to be consistently interesting and worth taking notice of. The New York-based alternative rock group Voices from Deep Below attempts to do just that, fusing together a variety of styles into a surprisingly coherent sound. Their new record, “I Want to Stand Where the Sun Himself Shakes with Fear”, is a five song album that navigates alt-rock, experimental, and borderline metal and progressive influences all at the same time.

READ MORE

 

© 2016 - The Sirens Sound