David Lang

/ OneBeat 2018
Master Artist


New York City, United States

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. In addition to his work as a composer, Lang is Artist in Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, is a Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music. He is also co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can.