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David Lang

Publisher: G. Schirmer

stick figure (2001)
Red Poppy
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Mixed Ensemble
Year Composed
10 Minutes
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Programme Note
David Lang stick figure (2001)
Composer Note:

A child learns to draw by drawing lines. In the hands of a child a person is a stick figure, a skeletal intersection of stark lines, stripped of flesh, without subtle details. Only later does a child learn to add things – some hair, a dress, some shoes. Watching my children go through this stage has made me realize that my music is moving in the opposite direction. With every piece a little bit of flesh is removed, a little more skeleton is uncovered.

—David Lang

Stick Figure is part of a larger work, Child. Other movements of Child are also available separately:
  • My Very Empty Mouth   (13')
    fl, bcl, vn, va, vc, pf
  • Short Fall   (4')
    pic, pf, vn, vc
  • Sweet Air   (8')
    fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
  • Little Eye   (7')
    cello and 4 non-percussionists

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