For classical guitar, alto recorder and electronics (both tape and live electronics versions are available)
Premiered by Virginia Arancio and Teresa Hackel on 24 September 2016.
This piece is part of the cycle Collision 1 – Vacuum Fluctuations – Questions de temps. But it can also be played separately.
Legend says that Galileo, by comparing the movements of a pendant lamp in the Cathedral of Pisa to his own heartbeat, discovered that the duration of the oscillations remained unchanged regardless of the amplitude of the pendulum, thus sensing a possibility to precisely quantify time.
But can time be measured directly? Does time really exist? What is time? Is time irreversible?