Breathless and Tlatelolco

The summer of 2016 saw two premieres of new works, both of which took place in York. In June, Tlatelolco (for the unusual ensemble of soprano, cor anglais, bass trombone and marimba, with child flautist) was presented during the Festival of Ideas, and at the beginning of July Breathless received its first performance as part of Late Music’s day of brass. My colleague at York St John University, Dr Victoria Carpenter, had spoken about the massacre at Tlatelolco during a conference in September 2015, and she introduced me to the poem by Marcela del Rio which Victoria subsequently translated into English. There are so many things we still don't know about the massacre (which took place at Tla

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