Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang thinks classical music needs to get out more -- so he's blowing the lid off on Sunday with the premiere of "Crowd Out", inspired by a soccer match and written for 1,000 non-professional voices.As a Los Angeles native attending an Arsenal match more than 20 years ago in London, Lang said he felt lost in a crowd where he realised that everyone knew the sometimes rude songs the fans were singing, but he did not.The piece will be conducted by professional choral director Simon Halsey, but apart from him no one else needs to be able to read music or have had any vocal training.Lang won the Pulitzer in 2008 for his "Little Matchgirl Passion", which sets Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a girl who sells matches freezing to death on New Year's Eve to music inspired in part by Bach's "St Matthew Passion".
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