David John Lang is an Australian composer living in Adelaide. He writes music for orchestras, choirs, singers and instrumentalists, always seeking to create art that is inventive, thoughtful and heartfelt. His music often reflects his love of storytelling, his Christian faith, a whimsical sense of humour and an instinct for drama.
David is thankful to the all the musicians who bring this music to life. He has written often for well-known local artists like the Adelaide Chamber Singers and the Adelaide Youth Orchestras, but he’s also found himself composing for toy pianos in Hamburg and national park performances in Alaska. He has just completed a PhD in composition at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, where his mentors over the years have included Graeme Koehne, David Harris, John Polglase, Charles Bodman Rae and Anne Cawrse.
When not writing music, David loves writing about music, usually in the form of concert program notes. David is also kept busy as the music director of Unley Concert Band and assistant conductor of the Adelaide Wind Orchestra, in which he sometimes plays trumpet or piano.
To escape from music, David enjoys reading, bush-walking and eating good chocolate – but often these activities inspire more music!