“In time” is based on a fragment of the poem “Notes on the Reality of the Self,” by Jorie Graham, recalling Stanislavsky’s notes to an actor. It is from her 1993 collection Materialism.

In time, when your sense of tempo will be more
firmly established, you will replace it by a more delicate mental beat.

(Even Grisha could not understand.)

This was repeated with syncopation

It was initially written for David Kant (tenor saxophone) and Andrea Steves (soprano saxophone), and significantly revised in 2015 for Matt Ingalls and John Ingle of sfSound.