“See You Later”

“I have experienced many performances that make use of music, film and lighting but See You Later elevates the art form, showing that what can be achieved is much more than the individual elements.”

Programme:
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.

“Brace yourself, it’s potent. At the end I stood in silence, too awed to clap. Just pressed my palms together, as in prayer.”

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.

“An exciting interaction; each ranks high among my favorite composers of their respective generations.”