Lang, David (Composer); Wegman, William; Morrison, Bill; Mullican, Matt & Various Performers. DAVID LANG: ELEVATED. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2005. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 2 pages. As New.

Debut Recording of the composer's landmark work, accompanied by DVD. One of David Lang's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc-Cum-DVD that sold out shortly after its release and has not been reissued. Now available only in its inferior download version. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. Presents, in its very first release, David Lang's "Elevated" in definitive performances by A Change of Light, European Music Project, Audrey Riley, Andrew Zolinsky, and Lisa Moore . "Dark, emotional, and exquisitely beautiful, David Lang's 'Elevated' is premiere recordings of three new works. Taken together, these pieces create a world in which consonance fights dissonance, hope struggles against hopelessness, and simple melodies are constantly beset by gravity, weight, and decay" (Publisher's blurb). The accompanying DVD (which is enclosed in its own black jewel case) captures collaborations between David Lang and three giants of contemporary visual arts: Artist/photographer William Wegman, experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison (of "Decasia" fame), and Conceptual artist Matt Mullican. "Setting an early (and controversial) Wegman video to music and giving music to Morrison and Mullican as centerpieces for new visuals, Lang uses his material as a way to open up different pathways for both the artists and their work. The results are stunning, moody, and sometimes disturbing" (Cantaloupe Records). An absolute "must-have" title for David Lang and Alarm Will Sound collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker in front by David Lang. It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a pristine copy of the accompanying DVD, which is enclosed in its own black jewel case. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the CD available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. Best Original Song Academy Award Finalist for "A Simple Song", the theme of Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" in 2016. One of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID LANG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B000A8AXYU. $50.00

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