This work sets one part of a poem by Caryn Miriam-Goldberg, former Kansas Poet Laureate, about the pandemic experience in 2020.
One of the many unexpected effects of the pandemic is the way in it has impacted the way I experience the passage of time. Without the “landmarks” of my daily and weekly routines, I find myself drifting. Paradoxically, time feels like it is moving far more quickly than it ever has while also remaining stubbornly still. In this piece, the text drifts in a cloud of temporal detachment, continuously trying to find an anchor.
The piece was written for Ryan Beeken and the Wichita State University Concert Chorale.
Much like Music for Social Distancing, I’m offering this as a pay-what-you-want score. You can print as many copies as you want.