Rubber Time

Trumpet, electronic and
acoustic percussion, and synthesizers

Duration: 9 min.

"Rubber time" is a phrase the Indonesians use to jokingly refer to that culture's rather laid-back attitude about appointments, schedules, and deadlines. I don't know whether it's my interest in the gamelan music of Indonesia or a coincidental part of my own nature, but that concept seems to have persistently asserted itself during the composition of this piece. The beats themselves in this work have a rather elastic quality, as well.