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Timedelusions

for orchestra

premiered 4/13/93
Jugendsinfonieorchester Dornbirn, Guntram Simma, conductor
Vorarlberg, Austria

The title Timedelusions can be read as either Time Delusions or Timed Elusions, both of which suggest what is at work in the piece. When pronounced, it sounds like Timed Illusions, which is just as appropriate. The listener is often deluded as to what is the beat and what is the syncopation, and just when it seems obvious the beat is as likely to elude one's grasp as it is to remain unclouded.

The piece was written at the First International Composers Workshop in Viktorsberg, Austria, and exists in versions for both organ and orchestra. This organ version was written For William Peterson.