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Lang: Death Speaks

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Death Speaks: No. 1. You will return
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Death Speaks: No. 2. I hear you
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Death Speaks: No. 3. Mist is rising
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Death Speaks: No. 4. Pain changes
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Death Speaks: No. 5. I am walking
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Depart
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 42:13

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John Schaefer is the host of WNYC’s innovative music/talk show Soundcheck, which features live performances and interviews with a variety of guests. Schaefer ha...more »

04.30.13
A reassuring and comforting text, played by a remarkable ensemble
Label: Cantaloupe Music

First, I feel it’s important to say that, as of this writing, David Lang is nowhere near death. I see him walking through the neighborhood from time to time and he is his usual cheery, deadpan self. And yet the Bang on A Can co-founder has produced an incandescent string of pieces in recent years focused exclusively on death and dying. His Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion gravely watches a poor young girl freeze… read more »

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BelgianPeter

this is the best work yet of David Lang. it is haunting and really touching, The way Death addresses us directly, and the beautiful fragments of sound that she does so by, is deeply moving, transporting, and truly, truly, beautiful. Very highly recommended, even to people who are not usually into contemporary music.

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