The Fiction of Time Destroyed (2015)

FOR ALTO FLUTE, BASS CLARINET, CELLO, AND ELECTRONICS

The Fiction of Time Destroyed was written in homage to a dear friend, whose time came too soon. Despite only knowing him recently, having only met him on few but truly uplifting occasions, I feel as though I must have known this person in a previous life — and can only hope we’ll meet again in some future existence. In the aftermath, I’m left with a feeling of sudden loss and plenty of questions relating to time. My immediate feeling of urgency could only be absolved by taking seriously this question of time and its perceived linearity. This piece is simultaneously a remembrance and an expression of hope.

The piece’s Spanish title (“Desbaratada la Ficción del Tiempo“) is a line from one of my favorite poems by Jorge Luis Borges, Amorosa anticipación, calling to mind my friend’s spouse, who I’ve keep in my thoughts these days.

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