Two Questions About Time

Commissioned by Third Coast Percussion

For Percussion Quartet

(aka = a bunch instruments)

2016-2017

Again, one of those rare occasions in which you get the call saying “we really like your staff and would love to work with you” —- I was speechless and surprised. Since I was in Colombia I have followed TCP, and working with them was sort of a dream.

The piece questions the linearity of time, leans more towards the cyclical time conception, events are repeated but differently, the ending goes back to the beginning, spiral behavior of events, etc. For the premiere, I decided instead of writing actual notes to give the audience a couple of drawings I made where the structure of the piece is laid out.

 

Videos here!

Is this the end of the line?

Are we going in circles?