Yarn/Wire perform Christopher Trapani

Acclaimed piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire premiere Writing Against Time, a newly commissioned work for the ensemble by Christopher Trapani, as part of Yarn/Wire/Currents.

Christopher Trapani's Writing Against Time, inspired by Micahel Clune's book of the same name, is about "stopping time"— the sensation of suspension in enveloping present, prolonging the wonder and enchantment of a new aesthetic discovery. The piece unfolds as a long single line, always pulling forward, never referring back to earlier moments. There is repetition and variation, but no development— an emphasis instead on surface details and transformations in color. Interacting with electronics, repeated patterns and irrational rhythms create an intricate, colorful collage that draws on a range of disparate sources.