Editors’ Notes This thrilling album showcases some of Lang’s most urgent, rhythmically complex music performed by an incredible ensemble lineup: the London Sinfonietta, Crash Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and more. The title track, “Writing on Water,” sets a scintillating patchwork libretto that pieces together literary descriptions of shipwrecks and drowning in its commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar. Lang’s Nyman-like vocal music lurches and pitches amid a bustling instrumental accompaniment that combines electric guitar and orchestra. The incessantly exciting “Forced March” is a series of relentless collisions between melody and rhythm, while “Increase” combines complex musical patterns and contrasting moods to hypnotic effect.
Writing on Water
By David LangSynergy Vocals, London Sinfonietta & Jurjen Hempel
By David LangCrash Ensemble & Alan Pierson
By David LangAlarm Will Sound & Alan Pierson
Pierced (Version for 8 Players)
By David LangLogan Cole, Flux Quartet & Real Quiet
4 Songs, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
April 20, 2018
℗ 2018 Cantaloupe Music
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