David Lang creates a new work tentatively titled, “before and after nature”. The work is based upon two works, The End of Nature” by Bill McKibben and “After Nature” by Jedidiah Purdy. Both books discuss humanity’s relationship to nature now and moving forward as the physical planet responds to the impact of human presence in the ecosphere.
The work will be a collaboration between composer David Lang and video and film designer, Tal Rosner. The work will employ an SATB choir minimally of 20 voices, with the work to accommodate ensembles as large as 40. The choir will be locally-based. The Bang on a Can All-Stars will provide the instrumental support.