Time To Burn
About this work:
Time to Burn, for oboe and two percussionists, was fueled by my rage and sadness at the burning that has erupted around us. One is hardpressed to keep track of it all. The past decadehas been an era of renewed holocausts driven by ethnic and religious hatred. The rampant intolerance in our world is reminiscent of the “burning time” of the Inquisition or the burning of witches. Time to Burn was commissioned by percussionists I-Jen Fang and Mike Schutz. It was premiered by them with oboist Scott Perry at the 2006 PASIC convention in Austin, Texas.
Year composed: 2006
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Oboe, 2 Percussion (General)