The time is out of joint

For amplified string quartet

Written for and premiered by Jack Quartet
Feb. 9, 2019, The DiMenna Center, NY.

Time passes. It is taking place, yet it disappears. It is stretching, expanding, yet it shrinks. 
“Time is no longer coiled up in such a way that it is subordinated to the measure of something other than itself, such as, for example, astronomical movement. Time has ceased to be the number of nature, time has ceased to be the number of periodical movement. It measures nothing anymore. Time has taken on its own excessiveness. It is out of its joints, which is to say its subordination to nature; it’s now nature which will be subordinated to it” (Deleuze,  synthesis and time)