Although this acousmatic piece lasts for c.11 minutes, symbolically, it lasts for nearly an eternity. The composition is framed between a representation of the beginning of time and the actual present. Chronos starts with an anticipation that resolves into the cosmic explosion which marks the beginning of time. The composition then exposes the main symbolic carrier of time, the clock, which appears in many forms, takes up numerous disguises, it measures time in various speeds, it accelerates and decelerates time, it forms rhythmic fragments and varied textures. At the end of the piece, Chronos fades out with a distant rumble leaving the listener at the mercy of time in daily life.
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Adamcyk, Hall, Kambeitz, Pasoulas4 tracks
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Improvisation 09.07.08 (2008) CCC — City Composers’ Collective9:18