Duration: c. 10:00
Rubber Time is a phrase Indonesians use to jokingly refer to that culture's rather laid-back attitude about appointments, schedules, and deadlines. I don't know whether it's my interest in the gamelan music of Indonesia or a coincidental part of my own nature, but that concept seems to have persistently asserted itself during the composition of this piece. The beats themselves in this work have a rather elastic quality. It is dedicated to Linda and Pierre Michelou, who commissioned it and who bravely fought down its rhythms.
Updated on November 30, 1997, by Bill Alves (email@example.com).