Questions de temps

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For classical guitar, alto recorder and electronics (both tape and live electronics versions are available)
3 minutes.

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?