David Lang

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Birthday
8, 1957
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer for 2008's "The Little Match Girl Passion." His concert pieces, which showcased eclectic titles such as "Eating Living Monkeys," have been described as totalist, and he contributed to the famous Requiem for a Dream soundtrack.

Before Fame

He received degrees from Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and Yale University. He was trained by such notables as Henri Lazarof, Lou Harrison, Richard Hervig, Jacob Druckman, Hans Werner Henze, and Martin Bresnick.

Trivia

He was named 2013 Composer of the Year by Musical America.

Family Life

He fathered three children with his wife Suzanne Bocanegra.

Associated With

His 1999 opera "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field" was based on one of Ambrose Bierce's short stories.