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  • richardmitnick 5:09 PM on October 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cantaloupe Music, , mystery sonatas   

    From Cantaloupe: “David Lang’s ‘mystery sonatas’” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.


    From From Cantaloupe

    ANNOUNCING: David Lang’s ‘mystery sonatas,’ out on October 19! Based on the famous pieces by Heinrich Ignaz von Biber, but with a modern twist. Commissioned for and performed by Augustin Hadelich, this album will be available on digital, CD, and LE 180g Vinyl 🤘

    pre-order: https://davidlangmusic.bandcamp.com/album/mystery-sonatas

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    David Lang, © Peter Serling

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  • richardmitnick 10:01 PM on October 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cantaloupe Music, Clouded Yellow remixed!, David Harrington, ,   

    From Cantaloupe Music: “Clouded Yellow remixed!” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.


    From Cantaloupe

    Michael Gordon’s team-up with Kronos Quartet gets the studio treatment from avant-jazz guitarist Bill Frisell
    and KQ’s own David Harrington

    Michael Gorgon © Peter Serling

    Kronos Quartet. Photo © Jay Blakesburg

    Bill Frisell by Paul Moore Courtesy of the artist

    David Harrington copyright 2010, Steven P. Marsh

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    Featuring the irrepressible Bill Frisell on multiple guitars, this remix of the title piece from Michael Gordon’s riveting collaboration with Kronos Quartet transports the music into jazz-inflected sonic dimensions with a distinctly ambient twist.

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    Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington, working in tandem with a cadre of up-and-coming producers from San Francisco’s Sunset Youth Services (Angelo Bishop, Mali Q and Joel Tarman), offers a futuristic, beat-driven take on the piece.

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    Cantaloupe Music is the record label created and launched in March 2001 by the three founders of New York’s legendary Bang on a Can organization—composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe—with Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Cantaloupe Music has made a massive impact in the new music community, and has been recognized by critics and fans worldwide for its edgy and adventurous sounds.

    Our goal is to provide a home for contemporary classical and post-classical music that is, in the words of Michael Gordon, “too funky for the academy.” Throughout its nearly 15-year history, Cantaloupe has repeatedly received Top Ten of the Year accolades from such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Guardian (UK), The Wire (UK), Newsday, Mojo magazine, Gramophone, Billboard, Stereophile and Time Out New York. Cantaloupe releases have also been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC, Pitchfork.tv and numerous outlets online, in print and over the airwaves.

     
  • richardmitnick 3:54 PM on September 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 'The Mile-Long Opera' Winds Its Way Up the High Line, ALL ARTS, , Cantaloupe Music,   

    From Cantaloupe Music via ALL ARTS: ” ‘The Mile-Long Opera’ Winds Its Way Up the High Line” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

    From Cantaloupe

    via

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    ALL ARTS

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    August 15, 2018
    Britt Stigler

    At 7 p.m. every night from October 3 to 7, a mega-chorus of 1,000 singers from 40 individual choirs around New York City will take to the High Line to perform The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 O’clock. Composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang, the “opera” is an immersive performance that invites audience members to walk (at their leisure) the length of the High Line, starting at Gansevoort Street and stretching the one and half miles up to West 34th Street, while performers sing micro-stories inspired by life in the city.

    David Lang, © Peter Serling

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    Singers rehearse “The Mile-Long Opera.” Photograph by Liz Ligon

    The project, conceived six years ago by architect Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), takes off from a simple question: What does 7 p.m. mean to New Yorkers? From there, the creative studio Peoplmovr sought to capture diverse stories from individuals across all five boroughs. Bits of these stories were then incorporated into the final libretto, written by poets Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine and transformed into a mosaic score by Lang.

    “Opera is about using music to add emotion to character,” said Lang at a press preview on Wednesday morning. He went on to explain that participants will experience this music in two ways throughout the performance: first as a generalized “buzz,” created by the cumulative voices of the choir, then as individual stories sang by the performers. The goal of this intimate experience is to eliminate the distance that some audience members might inherently feel toward opera or classical music. “I tried really hard not to make a scary piece,” said Lang, adding that he sees the project as a “wide invitation” to the public.

    While the community engagement aspect of the project looms large, the changing landscape around the High Line also informs the piece. “We’re actually using this as an opportunity to think hard about the present. And about the speedy transformation of the city,” said Diller about the conceptual framework behind the piece. “Of course, there are winners and losers in all of this, but ultimately this project is a celebration of New York. And we wanted to make a piece that was of New York, in New York, with real talent.”

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    Singers rehearse “The Mile-Long Opera.” Photograph by Matthew Johnson.

    Joining Lang and Diller, “The Mile-Long Opera” is co-directed by Lynsey Peisinger and led by Donald Nally. While the performances are free and open to the public, audience members must RSVP for tickets ahead of time.

    See the full article here .

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  • richardmitnick 8:32 AM on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cantaloupe Music, , Streaming + Download, The Unchanging Sea-by Michael Gordon & Bill Morrison   

    From Cantaloupe Music: “The Unchanging Sea” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

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    The Unchanging Sea
    by Michael Gordon & Bill Morrison

    Pre-order of The Unchanging Sea. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Available August 24 on CD+DVD and digital
    Preorder now on iTunes and Bandcamp

    See the full article here .

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    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
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  • richardmitnick 10:10 AM on August 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cantaloupe Music, Houston Ballet, Jacob's Pillow   

    From Cantaloupe Music: ” Houston Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow Aug 15 – Aug 18 

    From Cantaloupe Music the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

    WORLD PREMIERE

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    Houston Ballet. Photo: Amitava Sarkar

    Houston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in almost 40 years. Australian Artistic Director Stanton Welch has led the respected company since 2003, marking its evolution into a world-class troupe of 60 dancers that calls the largest professional dance facility in the United States home.

    Celebrating a wide range of classic and contemporary ballet, Houston Ballet brings a program featuring Welch’s Clear, an abstract work for seven men and one woman set to music composed by Bach; In Dreams by former Choreographic Associate Trey McIntyre; excerpts from Welch’s Sons de L’ame set to piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin, and Just a world premiere by Welch, commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, with a music score by one of America’s most-performed contemporary composers and co-founder of Bang on a Can, David Lang.

    See the full article here .


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    For great Jazz

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
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    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


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  • richardmitnick 9:51 AM on July 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Cantaloupe Music: “A magical performance of the Philip Glass etudes by Vicky Chow! at MASS MoCA” 

    From Cantaloupe Music the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

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    at MASS MoCA

    MASS MoCA by Jessica Rinaldi-Globe

    Vicky Chow by Kaitlin Jane – Cantaloupe Music

    Philip Glass by Timothy Judd

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    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


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  • richardmitnick 3:35 PM on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: "The World of David Lang", , Cantaloupe Music, , Sound Streams   

    From Cantaloupe Music via Sound Streams: “The World of David Lang” 

    From Cantaloupe Music the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

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    Sound Stream

    David Lang, © Peter Serling

    Sunday June 3, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

    Schedule
    Doors Open 3 p.m.
    Discussion and Performance 3:30 P.M.

    TICKETS
    Save a Seat – $PWYC: Reserve a regular seat with a donation of any amount, so that you aren’t left standing.
    General Admission – Free: Free as always! Seating is first come, first served.
    Register now

    No list of pieces to be performed has been included.

    “Music always sounds better with a drink in your hand.” —David Lang

    Grab a drink and join David Lang as we dig into this Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s unique sound world. Bring your adventurous spirit to our final Encounters of the season, Sunday, June 3, at the Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar.

    David Lang was the one-time enfant terrible of the new music community, beginning his career as a founding member of the ground-breaking Bang on a Can, (“the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music,” San Francisco Chronicle) and is still its artistic director. Lang is also one of the mentors for the Soundstreams’ 2018 Emerging Composer Workshop. He joins us, days ahead of the opening of his The Little Match Girl Passion at Crow’s Theatre, for a late afternoon discussion, Q&A and musical interlude.

    Adanya Dunn, soprano and Stephanie Chua, keyboard, will be performing various David Lang compositions.

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    Adanya Dunn. No image credit

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    Stephanie Chua. No image credit

    Related Events

    The Little Match Girl Passion June 6 & 7, 2018, 8:00 PM Crow’s Theatre, Toronto
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    (Cory Weaver)

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    For great Jazz

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
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  • richardmitnick 5:40 PM on April 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cantaloupe Music, , , , Ted Hearn   

    From Cantaloupe Music- Pulitzer Finalist: “Sound from the Bench, by Ted Hearne” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

    Recording released on March 24, 2017 by The Crossing, a five-movement cantata for chamber choir, electric guitar and percussion that raises oblique questions about the crosscurrents of power through excerpts from sources as diverse as Supreme Court rulings and ventriloquism textbooks.

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    Sound from the Bench
    By Ted Hearne

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    “Sound From the Bench” is a 35-minute cantata for chamber choir, two electric guitars and drums, with a libretto by Jena Osman. It was co-commissioned by Volti and The Crossing.

    why these texts?

    Sound From the Bench is a reaction to Jena Osman’s incredible book Corporate Relations, a collection of poems that follows the historical trajectory of corporate personhood in the United States. The five movements combine language taken from landmark Supreme Court Cases with words from ventriloquism textbooks.

    I was instantly drawn to Osman’s work because of its rich intertextuality: she appropriates a variety of texts from diverse sources and assembles them into a powerful bricolage. I strive toward a similar polyphony of oppositional voices and perspectives in my music, and to bring the chaotic forces of life into the work itself. It was this impulse, and the unabashedly political tone of Osman’s poetry, that made me want to set some part of “Corporate Relations” to music.

    why electric guitars?

    Sound From the Bench
    is built around the tension between the human voice and electric guitar. The electric guitar can sound like literally anything. Through circuitry, programming, and analog and digital manipulation, the pitches and rhythms a guitarist plays can be utterly transformed, erasing all human touch. It speaks through an amplifier and could easily drown out any voice. These cyborg-esque qualities contrast the human voice, both in its inescapable limitations and the complex differences found in every individual vocal timbre.

    what does “no mouth” mean?

    No mouth is Osman’s paraphrase of the central reasoning behind the majority in Bellotti v. First National Bank, the 1978 case upon which Citizens United is based: because corporations don’t have a literal mouth, they cannot literally speak, therefore advertising is their only available method of communication and must be considered speech (and is entitled to First Amendment protections as such).

    The phrase the very heart, also found in the second movement, is excerpted from Justice White’s dissent in this case: “It has long been recognized, however, that the special status of corporations has placed them in a position to control vast amounts of economic power which may, if not regulated, dominate not only the economy but the very heart of our democracy, the electoral process.”

    about the third movement

    The central movement sets words from the oral argument to Citizens United. My brain started firing when I realized this poem of Jena’s was a literal erasure of the Supreme Court document – every phrase appeared in order, and in a position approximating the horizontal spot it appeared on the page. When I printed out the full 83-page oral argument and blacked out every phrase that Jena hadn’t included, the remaining words jumped out at me and started to take on new meanings and inferences. That strange, new energy helped propel the decontextualized text into music.

    The time at which the phrases appear approximate and in some way preserve the place at which they appear in the original document. The music between Osman’s text, that which fills the “blank pages,” sometimes includes a quote from Thomas Tallis’s motet Loquebantur Variis Linguis (the text is: “The Apostles spoke in different tongues – Alleluia.”) Aside from loving this music, I liked the image of our Justices as apostles.

    “personhood”

    What could this word even mean when it is applied to non-human things? The courts have systematically granted constitutional rights to corporations since the Civil War – we concede that a corporation can “speak” even though it has no mouth – and these rights have come at the expense of both the private citizen and the government.

    a corporation is to a person as a person is to a machine

    friends of the court we know them as good and bad, they too are sheep
    and goats ventriloquizing the ghostly fiction

    a corporation is to a body as a body is to a puppet

    putting it in caricature, if there are natural persons then there are those
    who are not that, buying candidates. there are those who are strong on
    the ground and then weak in the air. weight shifts to the left leg while
    the propaganda arm extends.
    (Jena Osman, from Corporate Relations)

    • program notes by Ted Hearne, with passages after Eric Howerton’s review of Corporate Relations for The Volta Blog

    — from the composer’s website

    Biography

    Composer, singer and bandleader Ted Hearne (b.1982, Chicago) draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music’s full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works.

    The New York Times has praised Mr. Hearne for his “tough edge and wildness of spirit,” and “topical, politically sharp-edged works.” Pitchfork called Hearne’s work “some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory — from any genre.”

    Hearne’s newest theatrical work, The Source, sets text from the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs, along with words by Chelsea Manning (the U.S. Army private who leaked those classified documents to WikiLeaks), and was premiered to rave reviews last October at the BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn. The New York Times called The Source “a 21st Century masterpiece,” and included it on its list of the best classical vocal performances of 2014 and best albums of 2015, noting that the work “offers a fresh model of how opera and musical theater can tackle contemporary issues: not with documentary realism, but with ambiguity, obliquity, and even sheer confusion.” During the 2016-17 season, the original production of The Source (directed by Daniel Fish) was presented by both the LA Opera and San Francisco Opera.

    Hearne’s piece Katrina Ballads, another modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto, was awarded the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize in composition and was named one of the best classical albums of 2010 by Time Out Chicago and The Washington Post. A recent collaboration paired him with legendary musician Erykah Badu, for whom he wrote an evening-length work combining new music with arrangements of songs from her 2008 album New Amerykah: Part One.

    Law of Mosaics, Hearne’s 30-minute piece for string orchestra, will see performances this year by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. His album of the same name, with Andrew Norman and A Far Cry, was named one of The New Yorker’s notable albums of 2014 by Alex Ross.

    A charismatic vocalist, Hearne performs with Philip White as the vocal-electronics duo R WE WHO R WE, whose debut album (New Focus Recordings, 2013) was called “eminently, if weirdly, danceable and utterly gripping.” (Time Out Chicago). Two albums of vocal music, The Source and Outlanders, were recently released on New Amsterdam Records.

    Ted Hearne was awarded the 2014 New Voices Residency from Boosey and Hawkes, and recently joined the composition faculty at the University of Southern California. Recent and upcoming commissions include orchestral works for the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and A Far Cry, chamber works for eighth blackbird, Ensemble dal Niente and Alarm Will Sound, and vocal works for Volti, The Crossing and Roomful of Teeth.

    See the full article here .

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    For great Jazz

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    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 6:08 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cantaloupe Music, , , , , , , , , , , , , Writing on Water   

    From Cantaloupe Music: David Lang’s “writing on water” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

    David Lang

    Compiling four pieces for four different ensembles, David Lang’s “writing on water” is a free-flowing recording that presents several unusual and rarely revealed facets of the composer who is perhaps most well-known for his monumental choral works (the Pulitzer-winning “the little match girl passion” and the more recent epic “the national anthems”), as well as his poignant song cycles (“death speaks” and “love fail”).

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    “writing on water”

    From the struggle between dissonance and melody portrayed in “pierced” to the sweeping, oceanic scope of the title piece, the music defines a path that can be as serpentine as it is rigid (“forced march”) or as minimal as it is immense. Riveting performances by Alarm Will Sound, Real Quiet, Crash Ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, Synergy Vocals and more make writing on water an electrifying, free-spirited and rambunctious addition to the Cantaloupe catalog

    Alarm Will Sound

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    Real Quiet

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    Crash Ensemble

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    London Sinfonietta

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    Synergy Vocals: From left to right: Michael Dore, Andrew Busher, Amanda Morrison, Rachel Weston

    Pre-order:

    Bandcamp – bit.ly/2pLGfji
    iTunes: apple.co/2pLxOnt

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    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
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  • richardmitnick 11:24 AM on March 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: "the day", "world to come", , Cantaloupe Music, , , , , ,   

    From Cantaloupe: ” Maya Beiser and David Lang release new album ‘the day’ on Cantaloupe Music” 

    Cantaloupe Music is the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

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    Maya Beiser and David Lang released a new album, the day, on January 26, 2018 on Cantaloupe Music. The album features Lang’s new work for Maya, the day, paired with a new recording of his previous work for her, world to come.

    the day (2016) was composed as prequel to world to come (2003). Where world to come chronicles the journey of the soul after life, the day chronicles an individual’s time on earth preceding that journey. Lang’s world to come was written for Maya in response to the events of September 11 at the World Trade Center (which shares the initials of the title of the piece, WTC). The two works are meditations on two journeys: the day on the mortal journey, and world to come on the eternal, post-mortal journey of the soul that follows.

    Beiser and Lang were in New York City, and had just begun working on their collaboration for a large multitrack cello piece, when the horrific events of September 11, 2001 occurred. In world to come, Maya’s cello and her voice become separated from each other, and they struggle to reunite in a post-apocalyptic spiritual environment. world to come is a kind of prayer – introspective and highly personal. It is a meditation on hope and hopelessness, asking fundamental questions about the death and life of the soul.

    Fifteen years later, Beiser asked Lang to create a “prequel” to world to come. In the day, they wanted to start earlier in the journey, exploring the ways we might review our lives, as they are running away from us. Lang wondered what we might discover if we cataloged the moments in our lives that we remember best, that seem like highlights in our memory of them. He imagined asking 300 very different people the question, “What was the most important day in your life?”


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