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Composer Portraits Concludes Season with David T. Little

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
School of the Arts 

concludes its 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with 

David T. Little

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Tickets: $20–$30 • Students with valid ID: $7–$18


“David T. Little is a composer and percussionist whose work marries the sonic possibilities of new music with serious storytelling. I’m delighted to bring audiences into his orbit for this Portrait, so they can experience firsthand the power of his dramatic and emotionally compelling compositions.”  —Melissa Smey

David T. Little grapples with essential human issues through powerfully dramatic compositions. This Portrait features two major works—companion pieces presented together for the first time—that explore the tension between the individual, secrecy, and state violence. Haunt of Last Nightfall, a visceral “ghost play in two acts” for percussion quartet and electronics, examines America’s role in the 1981 massacre at El Mozote. AGENCY, for string quartet and electronics, questions individual autonomy, whether we are subject to unknown and powerful social and political forces. Together, they offer a disquieting account of our place in contemporary society. 

Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli

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Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

For photos, please contact Lauren Bailey, 212/854-1633 or lrb2113@columbia.edu