David John Lang
David John Lang is an Australian composer living in Adelaide. He aims to create art that is inventive, thoughtful and heartfelt. His music often reflects his love of storytelling, whimsical sense of humour and instinct for drama. Many different ensembles and artists have performed David’s music, including the Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Wind Orchestra and the Australian String Quartet. David has received many commissions and awards, and his composing has taken him around Australia for three National Music Camps, and twice to the USA for the 2012 Atlantic Music Festival in Maine and the 2016 Composing in the Wilderness course in Alaska. His composition teachers have included Graeme Koehne, David Harris, John Polglase and Charles Bodman Rae. David played trumpet with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra from 2004–2008. Composition is now his primary pursuit, but he still plays trumpet with the Adelaide Wind Orchestra. He is also active as a conductor and as a writer of concert program notes. David loves reading, walking and eating good chocolate – and often these activities inspire his music.