Liquid Music Series: David Lang's "darker"

  • Ordway Concert Hall 345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and Walker Art Center present Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang and his contemplative work darker, brought to Saint Paul for its Midwest premiere. Scored for 12 strings, darker is more of an object than a piece of music, weaving together intricate solo lines into a delicate and subtly emotional fabric. “My piece, like life, expends a lot of effort to go a very short distance,” says Lang. “From beautiful to a little less beautiful, from a little light to something a little darker.” The score to darker invites performers to add a live visual or lighting design to their performance, choosing from elements created by New York based visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra.

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