New Amsterdam presents: David T. Little's "Haunt of Last Nightfall" featuring Third Coast Percussion and Daniel Wohl's "Corps Exquis" featuring TRANSIT
The work of American composer David T. Little is starkly political in nature. Whether it’s in his operas (a recent commission came from the Metropolitan Opera) or with his Orwell-inspired ensemble Newspeak, Little uses blunt force to explore themes of power, corruption, and desperation.
His new recording Haunt of Last Nightfall (released by New Amsterdam Records, Feb. 28) is no different. Performed and commissioned by acclaimed ensemble Third Coast Percussion, the piece looks to a tragic moment in El Salvadoran history, the massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador in December 1981.
Of the piece, Little says, “I think a lot about ghosts… [about] things that remain behind as the fleeting evidence of what once was. For some reason—perhaps for the same reason as the monk of old’s memento mori—I have always felt the need to surround myself with these kinds of ghosts…” Copies of the album will be available for sale at this performance.
6:30pm doors // 7:30 pm show // All Ages