Both of these worlds can be dark and emotional – Lang went through the lyrics of every song Schubert ever wrote, mining them for all the instances when Death sends a message to the living. Then he set those texts to his own music. Orchestrated now for the Bang on a Can All-Stars plus guest vocalist, Death Speaks is the ultimate in crossover, from 1820 Vienna to 2013 Brooklyn, from the world before us to the World to Come.

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