This piece focuses on the experience of being totally absorbed in an activity, where one is “in the zone” and completely focused on the work at hand.
Focus captures this sense through the music occurring in multiple time divisions at the same time, much the way the mind can assemble and multitask complex tasks.
Both the opening piano figure in 3 and the accompanying viola figure in 4 popped into my head separately, and I thought I would try to combine the 2 parts together. The cycles of 3 and 4 line up every 18 beats to create a seamless combination of these 2 patterns.
Look at the conducting video and then the score below to see how the multiple meters fit together.
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