Keeping Time (2008) - Dan Becker
for bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello.
Keeping Time is in two movements. The first, marked "Carefully; gently" is a meditation on simple pulsations and simple patterns. The second, marked "Like a swiss watch, but fiercely" is a more dynamic, energetic movement which explores similar patterns, but now presented in a fractured, frenetic and kaleidoscopic way. The piece was written for the stellar performers of the Adorno Ensemble and Commissioned by Other Minds.
Approx. Duration: 12'