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David Lang speaks at Wadsworth Atheneum Jan. 30

David Lang speaks with Susan Talbott, Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum, about his music and involvement in the films of filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino
January 28, 2014

lang_classroom8YSM faculty member David Lang will speak with Susan Talbott, Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, on Thursday, January 30. Lang will speak about his music and involvement in the films of filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino. The talk will be followed by a screening of The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza).

In the sumptuous La Grande Bellezza, Jep Gambardella seduces his way through the lavish and extravagant nightlife of Rome for decades. But after his 65th birthday, he looks past his decadent ways, to reflect upon the exquisite, yet absurd beauty of his experiences in the city of Rome. Sorrentino describes the blend of music in the film – including Lang’s work – as “best suited to the film because it’s an inevitable mix of the sacred and profane that is Rome.”

The event takes place 6:30–9 pm on January 30.

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