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. "Simple Song #3,", for which Lang wrote the music and the lyrics, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Original Song category. Of the nomination, Lang says, "This is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me. I am so grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in the film YOUTH. I need to thank opera superstar Sumi Jo for her amazing voice, and most of all, I need to thank Paolo Sorrentino, who had the beautiful idea to build a film around a song."
Leading into tonight's awards, Tom Skelley from KSPC Radio - Claremont CA spoke with David about the project. LISTEN TO THE ATTACHED CLIP