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KSPC's Tom Skelley interviews David Lang

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang has composed the score and the original song for Paolo Sorrentino's Youth, which tells the story of a classical composer and conductor towards the end of his career. Lang composed both the soundtrack and the works meant to be written by the protagonist of the film, representing both the music the character hears in his head and his concert works. The score and additional music is performed on screen by soprano Sumi Jo, violinist Viktoria Mullova, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Berlin Radio Choir, among others. Lang's Simple Song #3 is integral and a recurring theme in the film. The soundtrack is available on Spotify and Apple Music. 

"Simple Song #3," for which Lang wrote the music and the lyrics, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Award in the Best Original Song category.

KSPC: Claremont CA Tom Skelly has been exhibiting and teaching painting, drawing and design since college. In 1985 Skelley began hosting a weekly three hour radio program at KSPC Pomona College called The Sound of Pictures featuring music for the screen, stage, street corner and interviews at KSPC 88.7fm and www.kspc.org on Sundays from 7–10pm.

Listen to this attached interview with David Lang