Peter Garland Apple Blossom
David T. Little Haunt of Last Nightfall
Gavin Bryars The Other Side of the River (World Premiere)

I’m a writer”, Eduardo Galeano once said of himself, “obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.”

Inspired by recently deceased Eduardo Galeano’s writings, including, “History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later’”, this emotionally staged music performance explores the juxtaposition of power, truth, corruption and desperation through the contrasting work of composers Peter Garland, David T. Little and Gavin Bryars.

Garlands tender Apple Blossom reflects on the loss of innocence, laying the foundations for Little’s harrowing Haunt of Last Nightfall, which depicts the Salvadoran tragedy at El Mozote. The performance concludes with Bryars’ The Other Side of the River, which emulates the confusion arising from grief and the emergence of hope through reconciliation.


Creative Team:

Performed by: Third Coast Percussion
Conceived and Directed by: Cathie Boyd
Production Design by: Cryptic
Lighting Design by: Nich Smith
Visuals by: Laura Colmenares Guerra
Produced by: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ)

World Premiere at The Alexander Kasser Theatre (November 2016)


Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair, New Jersey
17 & 18 November 2016, 7.30pm
19 November 2016, 8pm
20 November 2016, 3pm