Program #1927

On this edition of New Sounds, composer David Lang presents his CD-length ambient concerto, "The Passing Measures." The new album is a most unusual concerto for bass clarinet, chorus, and orchestra that explores mortality, time, and the function of music. As Lang explains, "My piece is about the struggle to create beauty. A single very consonant chord falls slowly over the course of forty minutes. That is the piece."

PROGRAM # 1927, with David Lang (First aired on June 18, 2001)





Bang On A Can All-Stars

Brian Eno: Music for Airports

1 / 2 (arranged by David Lang) [9:00]

Point Music 314 536 847** Available at

David Lang

The Passing Measures

The Passing Measures [42:00]

Canteloupe Music #21003**

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