Video by David Kelly Crow Recorded by Andres Villalta at Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium on May 12, 2016

Give it time

Instrumentation: shakuhachi (1.8) and fixed media (2-channel)

Duration: 5 minutes 30 seconds

Premiere: Riley Lee in Recital at Princeton University, 23 October 2016

Written for: Riley Lee, shakuhachi Grand Master

Program Notes: Inspired by "Give It Time," a poem by Wendell Berry:
Give It Time
The river is of the earth
and it is free. It is rigorously
embanked and bound,
and yet is free. “To hell
with restraint,” it says.
“I have got to be going.”
It will grind out its dams.
It will go over or around them.
They will become little pieces.
- Wendell Berry