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  • richardmitnick 5:09 PM on October 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , David Lang, 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 9:43 AM on September 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Cantaloupe via Joe Hisaishi: “Dream Casts” 

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


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    Joe Hisaishi(Photo courtesy of Studio Ghibli)

    Joe Hisaishi

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    Program

    David Lang:Increase

    David Lang:New piece for cello, vocal and chamber ensemble (Japanese premiere)

    Philip Glass/Recomposed by Joe Hisasishi:Two Pages

    Joe Hisaishi:New piece for chamber orchestra (World premiere)

    NEW YORK
    2018.11.11 (sun) Carnegie Hall – Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall
    Starting time and ticket information will be announced soon.

    TOKYO
    2018.11.21(wed)/11.22(thu)Yomiuri otemachi hall
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    2nd Young Composer’s Competition

    which produced by Joe Hisaishi
    is now recruiting the new original composition from
    young composers.
    A Selected piece would be performed by leading
    musicians in the concert as a world premiere.

    Click Here For More Info

    Joe Hisaishi

    Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Producer
    Joe Hisaishi was born in Nagano, Japan in 1950. He started to show his interest in minimal music when he was a student at Kunitachi College of Music, and started his career as a modern music composer. Presentation of “MKWAJU” in 1981 and the release of his first album “Information”(1982) was the kickoff of his career as a solo artist. Since his debut, he has released nearly 40 solo albums, including “Minima_Rhythm”series(2009/2015/2017), “Melodyphony”(2010) and “The End of the World”(2016). Starting with “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984), Hisaishi has produced music for 10 Hayao Miyazaki films, including “My Neighbor Totoro”(1988) and “The Wind Rises”(2013). He also composed the music for “HANA-BI”(1998) directed by Takeshi Kitano, “Departures”(2008) directed by Yojiro Takita, “Villain”(2010) directed by Sang-il Lee, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”(2013) directed by Isao Takahata, “The Little House”(2014) and “What a Wonderful Family!”series(2016/2017/2018) directed by Yoji Yamada. He has collaborated on the music production of nearly 80 films at home and abroad. His works have won many awards including several Outstanding Achievement in Music prizes of Japan Academy Film Prize, “Spirited Away” (won the Outstanding Music in an Animated Feature Production at the 30th Annie Awards), Korean film “Welcome to Dongmakgol” (won the Best Original Film Music Award of the 4th Korean Film Award) and Chinese film “The Postmodern Life of My Aunt” (won the Best Original Film Score of the 27th Hong Kong Film Award). In 2001, he made his debut as a film director with “Quartet”, taking charge of the theme music and co-writing the script. The film was officially invited for the World Competition section of the Montreal World Film Festival. Hisaishi also is well-reputed as a skilled performer, ranging from piano soloist to orchestra conductor. In July 2004, he assumed a post of first music director of New Japan Philharmonic “World Dream Orchestra (W.D.O.)”, newly formed orchestra project by New Japan Philharmonic. In 2014, he has been working as a producer and conductor, and holding contemporary music concerts called “JOE HISAISHI presents MUSIC FUTURE”, which concert series earned him enormous popularity and records as a live album. In recently years, he works as a classical music conductor and also composed new works in a contemporary music style including “Contrabass Concerto”(2015), “TRI-AD for Large Orchestra”(2016), “The East Land Symphony”(2016) and “Asian Symphony”(2017). Hisaishi serves as an Invited Professor at Kunitachi College of Music. In 2009, he received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the government of Japan. His unique inputs to the concerts as a contemporary musical composer is highly appreciated and his continuous enthusiasm for musical activities that go beyond ordinary creative work is anticipated worldwide.

    David Lang, © Peter Serling

    David Lang
    David Lang is one of the most highly esteemed and performed American composers writing today. His works have been performed around the world in most of the great concert halls. Lang’s simple song #3, written as part of his score for Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed film Youth, received many honors in 2016, including Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice nominations, among others. Lang’s the little match girl passion won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen and Lang’s own rewriting of the libretto to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the recording of the piece was 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 tenure as Carnegie Hall’s 2013–2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair saw his critically acclaimed festival collected stories showcase different modes of storytelling in music. Recent premieres include his opera the loser, which opened the 2016 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and for which Lang served as composer, librettist and stage director, the public domain for 1000 singers at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, his chamber opera anatomy theater at Los Angeles Opera and at the Prototype Festival in New York, and the concerto man made for the ensemble Sō Percussion and a consortium of orchestras, including the BBC Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to his work as a composer, Lang is Artist in Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and is a Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music. Lang is 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.

    Official Site https://davidlangmusic.com/

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

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

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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 12:38 PM on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: David Lang, , The Little Match Girl Passion   

    From SoundStreams: “Opens Tonight – The Little Match Girl Passion” 

    SoundStreams

    “We emotionally connect and reach out to the little match girl herself. We acknowledge our own human vulnerability through her…

    “Vania Chan, Ludwig van Toronto

    Join us tonight and tomorrow night as Soundstreams concludes their 35th season with a new theatrical treatment of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, The Little Match Girl Passion coupled with the world premiere of James Rolfe’s, I Think We Are Angels!

    David Lang, © Peter Serling

    The Little Match Girl Passion

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    2 Nights Only
    June 6 & 7
    Crow’s Theatre
    Toronto

    Tickets from $22

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    Soundstreams showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.

    Soundstreams is one of the world’s leading contemporary music companies, and the largest global presenter of new Canadian music. Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Ben Dietschi are committed to showcasing the work of living and international composers with a focus on innovative thematic and experiential programming.

    Soundstreams also serves a broad community of music lovers through free outreach and education programs including Encounters, the Emerging Composer Workshop, SoundWave, and SoundMakers. Encounters is a free monthly discovery series featuring performances, discussions, and audience participation; the Emerging Composer Workshop helps talented contemporary composers from around the world launch their careers; SoundWave provides accessible tickets to young adults; and SoundMakers provides interactive learning experiences online and in the classroom.

    Founded in 1982 by oboist Lawrence Cherney as Chamber Concerts Canada, Soundstreams has presented a variety of series over its 33-year history, including Musical Mondays at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, and Encounters at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio. Soundstreams commissions have added more than 150 works to the musical repertoire worldwide, reflecting a diverse variety of genres and cultural traditions. World premieres have included works by composers R. Murray Schafer, John Tavener, Steve Reich, Christos Hatzis, Harry Somers, Nicole Lizée, James MacMillan, James Rolfe, Melissa Hui, and Andrew Staniland, to name a few.

    Projects have included festivals and conferences such as the Northern Encounters festival, University Voices, and Cool Drummings percussion festival and conference, as well as new productions such as Thomson Highway and Melissa Hui’s Cree opera Pimooteewin: The Journey (which toured Northern Ontario in 2009 and 2010), R. Murray Schafer’s Dora Award-winning site-specific opera The Children’s Crusade (produced in association with the Luminato Festival), and Brian Current’s Dora-nominated opera Airline Icarus. Soundstreams is a three-time JUNO nominee and recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Arts.

    John Schaefer


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


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  • richardmitnick 6:08 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , David Lang, , , , , , , , , , , 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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    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

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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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  • richardmitnick 11:24 AM on March 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: "the day", "world to come", , , , David Lang, , , ,   

    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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