"... more than once he gave serious thought to deserting, living like a tramp in Normandy, finding a cave, feeding himself on the charitable offerings of peasants or small thefts that no one would report.
I would learn to see in the dark, he thought. In time
my clothes would fall to rags and finally I would live naked.

I would never return to Germany. One day I would drown, radiant with joy."

    - Roberto BolaƱo, 2666

commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

instrumentation: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
duration: 16'
date: 2008-9

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