Paul Moravec’s Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired me to make a ballet several years before hearing his music entitled Time Gallery. When I did finally hear it, I was excited all over again to put music and visual imagery to his compelling music.
How we react as temporal beings to time has always been a preoccupation of mine – the cycle of life, the cycle of the day, how time sometimes seem to go slowly and at other times to dissipate before our eyes, and finally how our memories often seem to affect our relationship to time passing. All of this seemed embodied in Paul’s music which, also as pure music, has many complex rhythms and instrumental textures upon which to build the architecture of a dance through time. —Robert Weiss