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Track Listing:

You Got the Love - The Retrosettes Sister Band
Onward - Mark Kozelek
Third and Seneca - Sun Kil Moon
Preludes (Book 1) - Des pas sur la neige (No. 6): Triste et lent - Gianluca Cascioli
Mercadante: Virginia (Atto I) Cavatina - Figlia tu scuoti? - Susan Patterson
ma manire - Maria Letizia Gorga, Stefano De Meo, Marco Colonna, Laura Pierazzuoli
Reality - The Retrosettes Sister Band
Can't Rely on You - Paloma Faith
The Breeze / My Baby Cries - Bill Callahan
Ceiling Gazing - Mark Kozelek
Dirty Hair - David Byrne
Stravinsky: Berceuse da L'oiseau de feu - Terry Davies
Just (After Song of Songs) - Trio Medieval, Garth Knox, Agnes Vesterman, Sylvain Lemetre
Simple Song #3 - Sumi Jo
Mick's Dream (Bonus Track) - The Berlin Radio Chorus
Wood Symphony (Bonus Track) - David Lang

Soundtracks :


"One of the beautiful things about writing the music for Youth is the context that Paolo [Sorrentino] created for it. He needed the music to be the doorway into the emotional life of Michael Caine's character, to be part of the narrative." - David Lang in Slate

David Lang's "Simple Song #3" from Paolo Sorrentino's Youth nominated for a Golden Globe

David Lang featured in the New York Times, Variety, New York Magazine - Grub Street Diet, Slate, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and on NPR - All Things Considered and KUSC - Arts Alive

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Simple Song #3" – Youth
Music and Lyrics by David Lang

Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 10, 2016. 

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. It was announced today that "Simple Song #3," for which Lang wrote the music and the lyrics, has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category.

The Golden Globe awards will take place on January 10, 2016, and "Simple Song #3" is joined by the following nominees in the category: 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Love Me Like You Do" 50 Shades of Grey
"One Kind of Love" Love and Mercy
"See You Again" Furious 7
"Simple Song #3" Youth
"Writing's on the Wall" Spectre

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. 

Youth was written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the internationally-renowned writer and director of Italy's Oscar-winning foreign language film The Great Beauty. Starring Academy Award-winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award-nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, Youth explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his daughter (played by Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing a screenplay in what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda). 

Lang and Sorrentino first worked together when the director used the composer's music in The Great Beauty. A frequent collaborator in film, art, theater, and dance, Lang contributed all the arrangements for The Kronos Quartet for the landmark film Requiem for a Dream and scored the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Woodmans and the film (Untitled). Lang has also contributed music to theatrical productions at the Classic Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theater, the American Conservatory Theater, and the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and written new works for choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Annie-B Parson, Benjamin Millepied, Twyla Tharp, Susan Marshall, Shen Wei, and Edouard Lock. He has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony, among many others. Lang held the Carnegie Hall Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair during the 2013-2014 season. 

David Lang is both deeply versed in the classical tradition and committed to creating new forms of music that resist categorization. His catalogue is extensive, and his opera, orchestral, chamber, and solo works are by turns ominous, ethereal, urgent, hypnotic, and unsettling, but always emotionally direct. The 2015-16 season sees the world premieres of a new piece for the Grieg Choir in Bergen, Norway, a work for the opening of the new music building at Northwestern University Choir, and anatomy theater for LA Opera.

Youth - An INDIGO FILM production in collaboration with MEDUSA FILM co-produced with BARBARY FILMS, PATHÉ, FRANCE 2 CINÉMA, NUMBER 9 FILMS, C-FILMS 

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino

Screenplay by: Paolo Sorrentino

Produced by: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, and Carlotta Calori

Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda