For the Time Being (2011)
for Flute, Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Duration: 7 min
Commission: The Greenbrook Ensemble
Premiere: The Greenbrook Ensemble
Flute, Oboe d’amore and Piano
Program Note: After picking the title, For the Time Being, I realized just how often I use this expression in my daily life. When we say these words we imply that whatever state we are in or whatever action we are performing is temporary and merely a fleeting moment. In reality, of course, all states and actions are temporary and our perception of permanence is an illusion. For the Time Being is the next exploration in a series of works examining this concept of passing time. For the Time Being was commissioned by The Greenbrook Ensemble, Nashville, TN.