a declarative sentence whose message is that we must try harder

Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Approx. 9 minutes

2011

This trio was inspired by the poem “I will learn how to love a person and then I will teach you and then we will know” by Tao Lin and published in his 2008 book Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This is not so much a setting of the text, as a … reaction … to it.

"...i am afraid
that i am not learning fast enough; i can feel the universe expanding
and it feels like no one has ever tried hard enough..."

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