David Lang & Nico Muhly
Please join us in New York City for the first 2015 Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome, featuring renowned composers David Lang, FAAR’91, and Nico Muhly, who are reshaping the landscape of contemporary music with their innovation and creative energy. In addition to sharing current and in-development work, Lang and Muhly will discuss their creative processes as composers, including where they seek inspiration for individual and collaborative projects.
Lang is one of America's most performed composers. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for “The Little Match Girl Passion”, was named Musical America’s 2013 Composer of the Year and is a recipient of Carnegie Hall’s Deb Composer's Chair for 2013–14. Mr. Lang is cofounder and co–artistic director of New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can, and currently serves on the faculty at Yale School of Music.
Muhly has composed a wide scope of work for ensembles, solo artists and organizations including the New York Philharmonic, Paris Opera Ballet, Boston Pops, Bjork, Phillip Glass, and Anthony and the Johnsons, among others. Muhly’s first full-scale opera, Two Boys, premiered to wide acclaim at the English National Opera in 2011 and debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013. The first recording of the piece, from the Met production, was released on Nonesuch Records in 2014.
This event is free, but reservations are required and SEATING IS LIMITED.