David Lang David Lang
received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion
, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the vocal ensemble Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. His recent works include reason to believe
for Trio Mediaeval and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra; death speaks
for Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Owen Pallett; writing on water
for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by English filmmaker Peter Greenaway; and the difficulty of crossing a field
, a fully staged opera with the Kronos Quartet. The CD of the little match girl passion
, on Harmonia Mundi, won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Lang is co-founder of the New York music festival Bang on a Can.
A singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, GRAMMY-nominated and ECHO award recipient Theo Bleckmann
has be described as “from another planet” and “brilliant” (New York Magazine
). Bleckmann has released a series of albums on Winter & Winter including Hello Earth — the music of Kate Bush
. He has been interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Letterman show with Laurie Anderson.
Mingzhe WangTimothy Andres
is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. His debut album, Shy and Mighty
, was released by Nonesuch Records in May 2010. Upcoming items include a new Nonesuch album of orchestral works performed by Andrew Cyr and the Metropolis Ensemble,a commission from the Gilmore Foundation for Kirill Gerstein, and a new piano quintet for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, commissioned by Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Performances and the Concertgebouw.