"…an enticing sonic tapestry, pitched midway between the expressive avant-garde tumult of Berio and the rough and tumble of folk music."
The Times

"… ethereally beautiful, the violin soulfully keening in its highest register over a very slowly evolving orchestral murmur."
All Music Guide

"… a moving lament… unforgettable piece that grippes attention from beginning to end… a piece that while thoroughly contemporary in tone communicates with an expressive fervour as unmistakable as a Rachmaninov symphony."
International Record Review

"Langer's score is allusive, multilayered and often hauntingly beautiful."
The Evening Standard

WINNER OF:
The TeatroMinimo Competition (2007), Zurich Opera
The Audience Prize for The Present (2009), Zurich Opera
 
COMMISSIONS FROM:
The Opera Group, "The Lion's Face" (2010), Zurich Opera (2009), Carnegie Hall (2009), Royal Opera House's ROH2 (2005 – current), OperaGenesis (2004), Chamber Music Series "XX/XXI" of the Bayerische Staatsoper (2004), Almeida Opera Festival (2003), Almeida Opera Festival (2002)