Each Time (2006)
piano solo

Robert Morris

Program Notes

Each Time was completed in January of 2006. It was composed in part to explore aspects of time perception first enunciated in the philosophic writings of Dogen Kigen, a Japanese Zen monk living from 1200 to 1253. Dogen identifies two aspects of time/being: continuity via persistence of attention and discontinuity--when we "wake up" to attention.

I have written a long essay entitled "Composing Each Time" on this composition that can downloaded by clicking here. The essay was first delivered at the Eastman Composition Department Symposium, Feb. 9, 2006.