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Nico Muhly+Stargaze: DAVID LANG

Sónar 2017_Closing Night


    STEVE REICH: Electric Counterpoint (1987) for electric guitar and tape
    NICO MUHLY: Quiet Music(2003) for piano
    NICO MUHLY: Four Studies. for keyboard and two violins
    Suspensions / Fast Canons / Slow Canons / Music for Two: Open Notes
    RICHARD REED PARRY: New Piece for Ayumi. for violin (2017)
    DAVID LANG: death speaks (2012) for soprano, vln, egtr, pno



    Jeffrey Bruinsma, violin
    Ayumi Paul, violin
    Aart Strootman, guitar
    Nico Muhly, piano
    Nora Fischer, voice

    Nico Muhly, piano


Sampler Sèries and the OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) close the Sónar Festival with the national première of Death Speaks, by the American composer David Lang, an eminent figure in post minimalism. Considered one of the best albums of 2013 by NPR, Death Speaks is a cycle of five songs that possess a strange beauty and which cross the boundary between pop and contemporary music. Lang gives a voice to death - personified by the lead singer - through a selection of texts from various lieder by Franz Schubert. He is accompanied by an indie-concept group, intended by Lang to provide a contemporary context for
the narration of stories sung with emotional intimacy, just as the classic lied was during Schubert’s time. Originally premièred by musicians such as Bryce Dessner (The National), Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Nico Muhly (renowned composer and member of Bedroom Community), Death Speaks is being premièred in Spain, performed by stargaze.

  • 10€
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • Sampler Series

Sampler Sèries closes the Sonar Festival with the national premiere of Death Speaks, by the North American composer and leading postminimalist David Lang.


  • Sónar

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